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Knit Lab: Projects, Patterns & Techniques


These essential lessons for new knitters teach you fundamental skills and about basic supplies through step-by-step instruction from designer Stefanie Japel.

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What You Get

  • 16 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a knitting glossary, printable supply list, and patterns for the Lacy Keyhole Scarf and the Seed Stitch Cambridge Scarf
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Stefanie Japel
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn how to knit with basic skills, tools and supplies and create any garment you want, including a lovely lacy keyhole scarf. Published author and well-loved knitwear designer Stefanie Japel shares her "purls" of wisdom with you as she teaches you how to knit a scarf. Knit Lab begins with essential basic knitting lessons, including choosing supplies, casting on, knitting, purling and binding off. Then Stefanie ups the ante by showing you a host of useful demonstrations that you can come back to again and again.nLearn how to increase, decrease, make a buttonhole, knit lace, block, seam and much, much more. As a fun bonus, Stefanie will also show you how to knit with alternative materials such as tulle and trash bags.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Instructor Stefanie Japel discusses the skills, topics and patterns that are covered in Knit Lab.
2. Materials
3. Casting On
4. Stitches: Knitting and Purling
5. Stitches: Purl Ridges
6. Stitches: Lace
7. Stitches: Keyhole, Buttonhole & Seaming
8. Finishing: Weaving Ends
9. Blocking
10. Stitch Library: Seed & Basket Weave
11. Stitch Library: Increases
12. Stitch Library: Decreases
13. Casting On: Middle of a Row
14. Next Steps: Garment Shaping
15. Pattern Reading
16. Knitting with Alternative Materials

Taught by

Stefanie Japel
Stefanie Japel
Stefanie started knitting at 8 years old and began designing soon thereafter. She learned to knit in the round at age 20, and her books — Glam Knits, Fitted Knits, and Mom and Me Knits — all feature fabulous circular knitting patterns. You'll also find Stefanie's wonderful work in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Vogue Knitting and more. Stefanie teaches a variety of knitting classes on Craftsy, and her lifetime of experience, clear teaching style and effervescent enthusiasm make her one incredibly fun instructor.

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