Online Class

Mastering Cable Design

$39.99$49.99

Learn to create, modify and make cable-knit patterns with prolific and personable knitwear designer Fiona Ellis.

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a guide to reading cable charts
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Fiona Ellis
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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

Class Overview

Fiona puts a new twist on deciphering cable abbreviations while teaching you basic cable crosses, rest rows and how to creatively combine these knit design elements. She'll also offer tips on where to find cable design inspiration and how to enhance your garments with I-cord embellishments. As you move on, you'll learn about diamond and doughnut shapes, adding and subtracting individual cables, playing with negative space and creating different cable angles. Plus, you'll also learn to mix and match elements from existing cable designs to make them your own.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
10:14
Meet your instructor, Fiona, who will diagnose baggy stitch syndrome and get you off to the right start.
2. What Is a Cable?
17:23
3. Generating Ideas Using I-Cord
10:23
4. Generating Ideas From Charts
05:58
5. Generating Ideas From Images
10:37
6. Cable Angles & Negative Space
12:57
7. Charting & Symbols
10:22
8. Garment Planning
12:17
9. Additional Design Elements
18:30

Taught by

Fiona Ellis
Fiona Ellis
Fiona Ellis began designing knitwear commercially after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in fashion knitwear design from De Montfort University in England. Her original designs have been sold to fashion houses in New York, London & Paris for mass-market production. Fiona's patterns have been widely published in premier knitting magazines, as well as many leading yarn companies. She is the author of Inspired Cable Knits, Inspired Fair Isle Knits and Knitspiration Journal (all published by Potter Craft).
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