Lucy Neatby

Fearless Knitting: Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter

Lucy Neatby
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Meet expert knitter Lucy Neatby, then start fearlessly playing with your stitches! First, go over the basics of a knit stitch: learn its anatomy, what it takes to make a stitch happy and how needle size affects a stitch. Then take a look at your own knitting and see if you can identify a single stitch!
Now that you know the basics, see how knitted stitches work as a team. Lucy demonstrates how to fix dropped stitches and how to change the type of stitch in the middle of a completed row. Then, learn about avoiding accidentally twisted stitches and see how to keep your work balanced when joining yarn.
Lucy explains the directional nature of stitches and the hidden "Australian cousins," along with provisional edges that will hold those cousins until you're ready for them. In addition, learn some great cheats -- duplicate stitches and surgical replacement -- by knitting as if sewing.
Time to get grafting! Lucy shows you how to complete an imperfect graft -- joining stitches head to head -- with and without waste yarn. Then, use your waste yarn to learn how to graft uneven pieces together. The possibilities are endless!
Got the imperfect graft down? Now practice the perfect graft, joining stitches head to feet! Learn to perfectly align and join stocking stitch, ribbing, I-cord and two color projects. Lucy also shows off a great grafting application for sweater sleeves.
Lucy shows off the workhorses of finishing: the mattress stitch and faux knitting. Tackle any sort of seam situation with one of these techniques for a beautiful finish to your knitting.
Get fearless! Learn how to fix common issues and knitting disasters with several techniques that will rescue your knitting. Check out ways to replace rows, shorten lengths, fix big holes and change finished details. Be brave, go bold and always try a fix rather than ripping out your work!
 
 
7 Lessons
3  hrs 4  mins

Never abandon a project again! Build your skillset as you join expert and enthusiast Lucy Neatby for this one-of-a-kind breakdown of knitted fabric. During class, Lucy will empower you with the knowledge of how your stitches really function, so you can understand your knits and purls, and work them like never before. Along the way, you’ll see how stitches relate to each other in both rows and columns, making any situation or mistake approachable. Then, you’ll find out how to expose the stitches you don’t see to duplicate stitches and replace portions you don’t like. Wondering how to easily join knit pieces together? You’ll conquer unique ways to graft – joining knitting even when your pieces are uneven and discover two new allies for an incredible finish. Plus, find savvy but simple fixes for common issues such as replacing rows, shortening length, fixing big holes, and changing finished details.

Lucy Neatby

A former navigation officer for British cargo ships, Lucy Neatby now finds herself submerged in the fabulous world of fiber. Whether designing, writing or instructing, she strives to bring out the true fun in knitting. Her website, Lucy Neatby Designs, is no different. Lucy is also the face behind a series of instructional DVDs, Learn with Lucy, and the author of popular books, including Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters.

Lucy Neatby

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