This empowering class begins with essential lessons for new knitters: choosing supplies, casting on, knitting, purling and binding off. Learn how to increase, decrease, make a buttonhole, knit lace, block, seam and read patterns. Stefanie shares her "purls" of wisdom as she teaches you how to knit a scarf then ups the ante by demostrating a host of useful techniques that you can come back to again and again.
Well-loved knitwear designer Stefanie Japel shares her "purls" of wisdom with you as she teaches you to knit three unique styles of hats. Circular Knit Lab begins with essential information about circular needles and knitting in the round, including choosing supplies and creating the perfect circumference for any size head. Learn how to increase and decrease in the round, blocking, making jogless joins, and adding fun embellishments like embroidery to your custom-fit hats. You'll learn to knit hats using four different circular knitting techniques. At the end of the course you'll have come full circle and have knitted three hats to wear or give as gifts.
You've found the perfect sweater pattern and even bought the perfect yarn. Before you spend days, weeks, or even months knitting the sweater just to find that it's too tight in the bust, rides up in front, pulls across the hips or hangs like a sack, stop and get step-by-step help from Stefanie. Learn how to customize a sweater pattern to fit any body size and shape. See how to create bust darts, decrease stitches to show off a waistline, add stitches to fit anyone’s hips, and change the length and taper of sleeves for a truly personalized knitted garment.
Cast on with knitwear natural Stefanie Japel and master circular knitting skills as you make a headband, a hat with colorwork, a pair of fingerless mitts, and even a cable and lace cowl! First, knit a headband in the round using double-pointed needles, as well as a flower that makes a lovely accent. Then, Stefanie will teach you to use the magic loop method to knit a shaped hat with colorwork, while giving you tips for managing yarn in both hands. You'll even learn to knit a pair of fingerless mitts at the same time using two circular needles. For your final project, Stefanie will take you step-by-step through a breathtaking cable and lace cowl that uses the easiest technique you'll learn in class.
I've loved this class since day one. Linda is charming, and teaches how to make cute edgings that add a handmade pop to any store-bought or hand-made fabric items. I've edged pillows, tops, and the tiers of my daughters' tutus. What a great way to make everyday objects feel fancy!
Through working on Sew Little Nursery Decor with Vanessa (aka Crafty Gemini) I learned so much! I was always intimidated by ruffles, and now I know 3 new ways to make them! I also love that I can use what I've learned through this class to make valances, curtains, and cushions for my whole house. My dining room chairs are in for a makeover!