Hone the skills to knit four included projects featuring marvelous cables: three scarves and a shaped cable and lace hat. Once you're finished, you'll be ready to knit the three graduation projects you'll find in your course materials. During class, certified knitting instructor Patty Lyons will dash your pattern and chart-reading fears as she demystifies abbreviations and symbols. Then, learn the foundations of cabling, before you start stitching! Patty will guide you through six swatches, helping you get comfortable with asymmetrical and symmetrical cables, traveling stitches, right and left twists, braids and compound cables. You'll even learn to cable without a cable needle, so you can see the cable cross before you've knit. Plus, Patty will teach you blocking basics and all the troubleshooting information you'll need.
Use the right knitting tool for the right knitting project! Take a trip through the wonderful world of knitting methods and styles alongside certified knitting instructor Patty Lyons. Find out how mastering different knitting styles — Continental, English and Portuguese (also known as Peruvian or Andean knitting) — can help you avoid strain so you can create your best work more easily! Patty will also cover a variety of knitting methods: Eastern, Western and combination. Each style and method has its own unique strengths, and you'll learn to mix and match them for evenly-tensioned projects, improved cables and ribs and more. You'll even discover how to knit and purl backwards, so you never have to look at the wrong side of your work!