Create complex looks with simple techniques that let you crochet changing colors! Designer Marly Bird is here to help you every step of the way. During class, you'll start with two classic colorwork patterns: chevrons and Catherine's wheel. Then, learn how to create captivating crochet spirals, fun 3-D flowers and lacy interwoven crochet. Want even more dimension? Marly guides you step by step through beautiful braided stripes and a variety of slip-stitch embellishments. You'll also learn to manage multiple live yarns and keep your rows and edges tidy. And by the end of class, you'll have a colorwork toolkit you can use to make any crochet project pop!
When the weather turns cool, you'll be ready to warm your hands with help from Marly Bird. Her easy-going yet detailed instruction demystifies double-pointed needles and knitting in the round. Try her versatile 5-in-1 pattern to make simple mittens, gloves and fingerless gloves. Or kick it up a notch with other patterns, including lacy cuffs, elegant cables, cozy thrums or faux Fair Isle. As a bonus, learn double-stitching and how to make a lining.
Are you a plus-size knitter? Tired of spending hours of work, and mega yarn bucks, to make sweaters that just don't look good on you? Knitwear designer Marly Bird created Curvy Knits: Plus-Size Knitting just for you. You'll learn how to adjust your patterns to make custom-fit garments, and find the best styles, design features, yarns and stitch patterns to fit and flatter the plus-size woman. Marly's humor and warmth make it fun!
Have you ever set out to crochet a sweater, spent days of work and hundreds of dollars on yarn, only to end up with something you never wear because it just doesn't? Marly Bird to the rescue!
In Curvy Crochet, you'll select the perfect pattern for your shape, and make easy fit adjustments to bust, sleeves, neckline and other trouble spots. You'll discover the luxurious yarns that make great plus-size clothes, and the ones that spell disaster every time. And you'll learn how to transform swatching from a tedious task into a valuable tool. You'll use your favorite sweater, right out of your closet, to tell you things you never knew about yourself. And you'll make your very own custom dress form ... from duct tape! Get advice and help from Marly as you learn the same techniques designers use for a perfect fit and finish every time.