Faina Goberstein
Craftsy Instructor


Faina Goberstein is a prolific knitwear designer, author, and a professional and inspiring teacher. She is the co-author of The Art of Seamless Knitting and The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting. Her designs appear in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit.Purl, Knitscene, Interweave Crochet, Twist Collective, and various books.

Faina is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs showing off textures such as cables, brioche, ... Read Full Bio »

Faina's Craftsy Classes


Techniques for Exciting Colorwork

In need of new tricks like slip-stitch knitting with color? Round out your colorwork skills by learning a unique assortment of knitting techniques from knitwear designer Faina Goberstein. You'll begin by reviewing essential tips for working with multiple yarn colors before diving into a variety of sensational stripe patterns. Move on to more complex designs as you turn horizontal stripes into eye-catching plaids using the duplicate stitch and crochet-stitch methods. Love the look of bright motifs? Faina will help you add bold accents to any project with stunning inlay knitting. Next, you'll discover how to spice up simple textures with techniques for two-color cables and beautiful slip-stitch knitting to work both fancy and woven patterns! You'll finish class with the beautiful twined knitting style, as Faina shows you how to start two-color cast-ons and work a classic twined pattern.


$29.99 $39.99


Sizing Knitwear Patterns

Knitwear designer and math professor Faina Goberstein walks you step-by-step through every calculation involved in grading a range of sizes, from the initial gauge swatch through shaping a garment and calculating yardage. You will conquer your pattern-grading fears and finish with a pattern that's ready to knit, and the knowledge and tools to use these skills for years to come.

$39.99 $49.99


Slip-Stitch Colorwork: Mosaic & Beyond

Unlock a world of creative mosaic knitting possibilities and much more with a single method! Join popular designer and instructor Faina Goberstein and learn how to use slip-stitch knitting patterns to create dynamic colorwork and textural treats. First, Faina will guide you through charts and patterns, familiarizing you with the symbols and instructions. Then, you'll work easy, double-sided ribbing and a playful checker pattern, before moving on to gorgeous stitches that weave their way through your fabric. Once you've got those down, Faina will introduce you to coveted mosaic knitting and teach you how to create the lace-like tuck stitch. Plus, you'll find out how to knit gorgeous faux cables, breathtaking honeycomb stitch and combine slip-stitches with other stitches to create your own unique patterns.

$19.99 $29.99

Upcoming Events

Jun '16 18

Jun 18, 2016 - Nov 06, 2016
I am teaching at Vogue Knitting Live in Minneapolis, MN. Date: 11/04-11/06 2016

Faina's Patterns

Winter Dreams


Shades of Amber



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Faina's Projects

Mosaic Slip-Stitch Patterns
Woven Slip-Stitch Patterns
Men's sweater
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Faina's Blog