Sally Melville
Craftsy Instructor

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I have been knitting and designing for over 50 years. My favourite thing to do is to draft and knit garments that are classic-with a-twist, that will fit, that I will wear proudly, that will be admired, and that will inspire others to learn how to knit! And my next favourite thing to do is pass all I know about how to do this along to you!

Sally's Craftsy Classes


Stashbusting Secrets for Sweater Knitting & More

Discover the possibilities of mixing fibers as you create unique, beautiful sweaters entirely from leftover yarn. You'll explore stashbusting techniques alongside knitting expert Sally Melville to coordinate colors, textures and quality for eye-catching combinations. You'll learn the secrets to making the most of your fiber collection, no matter how big or small!


$29.99 $39.99


Wear What You Knit: Perfect Sweater Fit & Style

Achieve the best size and style for you with sweaters that are knit to fit perfectly! Join seasoned instructor and fit expert Sally Melville as she teaches you to customize your sweater fit using precise tweaks to your patterns. During class, you'll discover how different shapes and features look on different body types and how to use that knowledge to pick the right pattern for you. Want to substitute in one of your favorite yarns for your project? You'll find out how to regauge a pattern so that you still achieve the right size for you. And for a tighter or looser garment, Sally will teach you about the concepts of pattern size and ease. Plus, you'll learn to take the best possible measurements and adjust your pattern according to those measurements — you can plug in the styles you love, too!




Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know

Learn essential knitting techniques no knitter should be without. Join knitwear designer and author Sally Melville and find out how to create perfect gauge swatches for work that fits flawlessly. Select and knit the best cast-ons and bind-offs for any project. Create invisible or eye-catching seams with different selvage stitches. Get the most professional look with the right increases and decreases for any stitch pattern. Seam row-to-row, stitch-to-stitch and stitch-to-row for a beautiful finish. Master picking up and knitting to work wonders along row edges, V-neck pullovers and around curves. Choose and use smart techniques for the best results in any knitting situation.



Intarsia: Basics & Beyond

Simplify intarsia knitting and succeed at this amazing form of colorwork with knitwear designer and teacher Sally Melville as your guide. With Sally's tips, you'll keep your yarn untangled, your tails under control and your stitches looking lovely. Learn to create basic intarsia color crosses, secure floats and weave in ends for beautiful, bulk-free projects. Then, Sally will help you make intarsia easier and more visually interesting by combining it with other techniques. You'll also discover the nuances of different types of intarsia patterns, so you can choose which ones are right for you. Sally will even guide you through turning your favorite images into original, knittable intarsia patterns. Discover intarsia to bring an inspired touch of individuality to your wardrobe!

$24.99 $44.99

Sally's Patterns

Log Cabin Afghan


Back-Panel A-line Top


Coordinating Yarn Top

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Sally's Projects

what to do with not enough hand-spun!
Pretty Selvages
Gauge Matters
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