What is the “Purchase” option all about?
If you are a paid Craftsy Member, you have immediate and ongoing access to nearly every Class, for as long as your Membership Account remains active. To access the Class videos, be sure you’re logged-in to your Account. The “Purchase” option is simply an alternative way for you to own a given Class, beyond your Membership term in Craftsy. When you “Purchase-to-Own” this Class, you can keep it for your personal collection, and can enjoy on-demand video access to this Class even if your Membership expires. You won’t lose access, and you’ll be able to enjoy your library of purchased content without any expiration or condition.
If I’m a paid Premium or Gold Member of Craftsy, do I need to purchase the Class to have access?
Absolutely not. As long as your Premium/Gold Membership account is up-to-date and active, access to nearly every Class on Craftsy is included with your Membership. To enjoy a Class, just be sure that you’re logged-in to your Account. Once you’re logged in, all Class video lessons are “open” for you to view. Simply click on any lesson video in the order you wish to view them.
How do I know what the Class covers?
Nearly every Class has a free “Class Preview” video clip. This will give you a flavor for the Class Instructor and the skills or project that you’ll learn in the Class. In addition, each Class Lesson has a brief written summary of its content, including the length of each Lesson video. Lastly, under the Bonus Materials tab, you can see what extra elements are included with the video Class – usually a printable PDF resource, or two, is included. You will get a good feel for the complete Class content by reviewing these various elements.
Do I have to be a Member of Craftsy to purchase a Class?
Absolutely not. Anyone can “Purchase-to-Own” a Class without the commitment of Premium Membership. If you’re not a Member, when you click on the “Get Class Access” button, you’ll be given a couple purchase options. One of those options is to purchase the Class on its own. You would then own the Class and have access to it in your Craftsy account permanently – weather you’re a Member or not. Do keep in mind, however, that as a benefit of Craftsy Membership, you would have access to all Classes on the Craftsy site as long as your Membership is valid.
How do I “Purchase-to-Own” a Class?
First you should decide that the Class is what you want. Review the Class Preview video, and the various written descriptions of the Class and each Lesson before you purchase-to-own, so you have a good understanding of the Class content. When you’re ready to purchase the Class, simply click the “Get Class Access” (or it may show “Purchase Option”) and proceed. You will be given the option to join as a Premium Member of Craftsy, giving you access to this and all other then-active Classes throughout the term of your Premium Membership, or to purchase this one Class only, which you would then have access to perpetually.
How do I access/view my Class?
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Is there a limit on the times I can view my Class?
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How do I get access to the Bonus Materials for the Class?
Unless you are a Craftsy Premium Member, or until you purchase a Class, the Class Bonus Materials (any PDF download materials, etc.) will not be accessible. Once you join as a Member or purchase-to-own a Class, each individual bonus element is accessible by simply clicking on each item. You’ll find these elements within the “Bonus Materials” tab underneath your main Class viewer frame. As with the Class video, you can access the Bonus Materials as many times as you like – or you can print them out also.
How does the Class Discussion benefit work?
Once you become a Craftsy Premium Member, or purchase-to-own a Class, you’ll have the ability to post a question, comment, or tip in the Class Discussion area. You’ll find the Class Discussion tab directly below the Class video frame. This is not a “live chat,” but a subject matter expert may answer posted questions. The responses may not be from the actual Class Instructor. You’ll be able to see all Class participants’ questions and input to take part in this virtual dialogue among others who have viewed the Class and are willing to share tips, answers, or ideas.
Can I print out Class Bonus Materials?
For any Bonus Materials element that is a PDF Download, yes you can. Found within the Bonus Materials tab, directly below the Class video frame, just click on the icon/button for any of the extra Class elements you want, download the asset, and print with your local printer.
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Can I get a refund if I don’t like the Class?
If your access to a Class is through Premium Membership in Craftsy, then there is no refund available on any specific Class. A refund on a Craftsy Premium Membership will be applied on a pro-rata basis, within the then-existing term of your Craftsy Premium Membership.
If you did “Purchase-to-Own” a given Class, yes we want to make you happy. Even though you will have been able to view all videos and download any Bonus Materials, we have a 100% money-back guarantee on any Class you purchase on an a la carte basis (Purchase-to-Own). This refund is available if you request it within 30 days of your Class purchase. Please direct any refund request to our Customer Service team, using the Contact Us information on Craftsy.com. In an attempt to avoid this situation, please review the Class Preview video and the various other written descriptions of the Class and each Lesson before you purchase, so you have a good understanding of the Class content.
Carol, thanks so much for the class. I am enjoying it. I am trying to work with the 34 stitches for the back swatch. I have done the decrease row on the right side, followed by the decrease row on the wrong side. Then the pattern says: Work Dec Row RS only 2 more times. 28 stitches. I have worked the first of the two RS dec rows. Now I am on the purl side of the swatch. I’m I too purl a row and then do another Dec row on the RS? This would decrease the stitches to 28. However, the second RS decrease would be on the purl side of the work???? I want to follow you on the video but this part has me “frozen” as to what to do. Thanks, Denver
I love to knit socks but have had difficulty with the short rows to shape the heels. I’m hoping this will help improve my technique. The wrap & turn method never seemed to get right for me so I’m eager to watch Carol demonstrate how to do that method correctly.
This is exactly the same reason I was so happy to find this class! I hope I can finally “get it” after watching.
Oh my –the pattern I am working on has a cabled yoke and no accommodation for short rows and I didn’t figure out that I needed them until the very end. If I add short rows at the ribbing neckline, will it look weird? Will it work out all right?
Hi. Is there a pattern available for the sweater she is wearing in the video? The handout seems to teach the technique but I don’t see a pattern. Thanks
She sells the pattern on ralvelry Just purchased!
Do you have the name of the pattern? Thanks!
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class materials will not download and my browser cache was refreshed. This seems to be happening on all the free classes.
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How would one adapt this for a cardigan?
Is there a way to get the bonus material of this course? It says it’s gone!
Hello. I just started a shawl with W&Ts. It states co 86, knit 2 rows st 3rd row k84, W&T leaving 2 st unworked, 4th k84, 5th row k82 leaving 4 st unworked. 6th k82. Continue in this manner working 2 less st on each alternate row until last 2 rows. I have started wrapping the two st together. Is this correct?
Hello. I made a similar shawl, and I don’t believe you should be wrapping 2 stitches together. You will be wrapping and turning just the 84th stitch. The last 2 stitches are unworked, and will be picked up later. After the W&T, you should still have 86 stitches on your needles. Hope this helps.
Hello Carol, I would like to THANK YOU and your team for making such huge effort to show us how to properly make short rows. It is and always was big deal for me when I saw pattern with short rows….I do have a project almost done but sitting there for three years because of short rows at sleeves cups and short rows at neck turning. Unfortunately I tried several times, still I do not like it way how it shows….I am going to try one more time now after your course… Carol, thank you…
the course materials are no longer available from this link…any suggestions to find them?
If you are a “paid” member you will be able to access the bonus pages.
I am a paid member I cannot access the download either…
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I had the same problem on my phone, but could download on a PC.
I have directions that say wrapt and turn and then no slip st but knit or purl the next st so do I knit or purl the next stitch with that loop of yarn together?? Making a sweater from top down. Thanks
Hi, if I understand your question, you want to know if you have to knit (or purl) together the stitch that you just wrap and the following stitch ?
If that is your understanding, that’s not the way to do it.
when your directions say “wrap and turn”, you have to stop knitting,slip the next stitch, move your yarn (in back or in front depending if you are purling or knitting), “wraping” the stitch, you move the stitch back on the left hand needle, then you turn your work, see at 16:20 of the wrap and turn section of the class