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Online Class

Bavarian Twisted Stitches: Projects & Techniques

$19.99$39.99

Knit unique traveling cable designs without a cable needle. Learn texture-rich, modern twists on traditional Bavarian techniques.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Donna Druchunas
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Want to knit breathtaking twisted and traveling stitches without a cable needle? Designer Donna Druchunas is here to show you how, using traditional Bavarian methods that give you more dimension and freedom. During class, Donna will teach you how to cross stitches over one another for patterns full of fantastic texture. You'll begin with an easy-to-follow breakdown of charts and symbols. Then, explore single-stitch crossings, wider crossings and even more complex maneuvers you're sure to love. Plus, you'll discover timeless embroidered embellishments, must-have finishing techniques and a class hat project that's perfect for honing your skills.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Bavarian Knitting Basics
17:41
Meet author and knitting expert Donna Druchunas as she introduces you to beautiful examples of Bavarian twisted-stitch knitting, including the hat design you'll find in your class materials. Then, learn about the best yarn and needles to use and what Donna means by a "twisted stitch."
2. Twisted Stitch Fundamentals
16:37
3. Single-Stitch Crossings
23:00
4. Wider-Stitch Crossings
24:21
5. Advanced Pattern Stitches
19:24
6. Embroidering & Blocking
20:35

Taught by

Donna Druchunas
Donna Druchunas
Donna is an expert on ethnic patterns and techniques and is the author of six books, including Arctic Lace. She teaches workshops around the world on topics such as rug knitting, spinning and dyeing, Lithuanian socks, Japanese sweaters and Norwegian pullovers. Donna lives in a 150-year-old New England farmhouse with her husband, mother and three cats, who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items.

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