Online Class

Simple Sweaters: Stranded & Steeked


Simplify stranded colorwork to knit striking sweaters you'll wear with glee! Find out how fun and friendly stranded colorwork sweaters are when Amy Detjen is your guide.

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What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including patterns for three sweaters and a hat
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Amy Detjen
  • 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

Alongside beloved knitting instructor Amy Detjen stranded colorwork will work for you! During Amy's class, you'll get comfortable knitting a colorwork hat before you succeed at knitting an approachable stranded colorwork cardigan or pullover pattern. Along the way, you'll receive Amy's expert tips for tangle-free two-handed knitting and keeping your tension even. Find out how to trap your floats so the back of your work stays neat and tidy, and learn to add in new colors and weave in ends as you go. Then, Amy will walk you through knitting your sleeves, and if you so choose, shaping a V-neck, and steeking your V-neck and armholes with confidence. You'll attach your sleeves, finish your edges beautifully and weave in ends, and your dazzling colorwork sweater is done!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your Instructor, Amy Detjen, and learn more about the skills she'll be teaching you, as well as the beautiful sweaters you'll be able to make.
2. Before You Cast On
3. Casting On
4. Colorwork With Both Hands
5. Trapping the Yarns
6. Knitting the Sweater
7. Cutting Steeks
8. Assembly
9. Finishing

Taught by

Amy Detjen
Amy Detjen
Amy was the "List Mom" of the original Knit List for over four years before she started KnitU. She's very proud that she's been Meg Swansen's assistant at her Knitting Camp for 20 years. Teaching knitting and helping people learn about the wide range of knitting possibilities is something Amy is passionate about, and she loves solving those stubborn knitting problems!
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