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Essential Knitting Techniques 3-Class Set

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Description

Team up with the pros and master key skills for successful knitting! From tackling cast-ons and bind-offs with instructor Aurora Sisneros to achieving flawless hand knit finishes with Anne Hanson, you’ll learn all the tips and tricks for beautiful and professional-looking projects.

For a more detailed summary of each class included in this set, see the “Classes Included” tab below.

NOTE: After purchase, all individual classes within this set will be made available in your Craftsy account. You will be able to enjoy your purchased classes within your library anytime without losing access.

Classes Included

40 Ways to Cast On & Bind Off (3h 43m)
Master new cast-ons and bind-offs to achieve the results you want with yarn shop owner and instructor Aurora Sisneros. Discover popular cast-ons that will help you get your projects started with ease. Kick off your garments and accessories in pattern with all the ribbed cast-ons you need. Give your cast-on edge just the right amount of give with a variety of empowering stretchy cast-ons. Create temporary edges for any project using a selection of valuable provisional cast-ons. Make finishing simple as you learn to bind off your projects with lots of basic yet beautiful techniques. Complete your work in pattern with an array of smart bind-offs in rib. Customize the elasticity of your finished edge with the best stretchy bind-offs. Plus, you’ll see these techniques performed in both Continental and English knitting styles, as well as right- and left-handed. Learn to work a collection of valuable cast-ons and bind-offs with confidence!

Improve Your Knitting: Designer Tips & Tricks (2h 08m)
Start learning designer knitting techniques and get the professional results you’ve been wishing for by joining lifelong knitter Anne Hanson. With a background in knitwear design, she’ll help you take control of your knitting from cast-on to bind-off. Begin by discovering new ways to read a knitting pattern, check gauge and troubleshoot tricky fibers. Once you have the fundamentals down, you’ll take ultimate control of your fiber with smart yarn substitutions and winding the perfect yarn cake. Love starting a project? Anne will share her tips for better cast-ons and bind-offs before teaching you the handy Grandma’s cast-on. Move on to more designer tricks for shaping with increases and decreases, creating cables without a cable needle and troubleshooting as you go. Wrap up class with Anne’s favorite finishing tips, and her textured and lace blocking techniques for beautiful knits that keep their structure.

The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits (2h 42m)
Achieve a flawless finish for your handknits alongside Knitspot owner Anne Hanson. Set yourself up for effortless finishing with proper preparation. Weave in ends the right way on textured, smooth and sheer fabrics. Choose the best blocking technique for silky results with flat edges and beautiful drape. Create smooth seams with mattress stitch, finish flat pieces with whipstitch, match patterns with the three-needle bind-off, graft invisible seams and tackle curved seams with confidence. Finish edges with beautifully balanced button and neck bands. Apply the perfect zipper by hand or with a sewing machine. Work gorgeous hems for top-down and bottom-up garments. Become an authority on finishing handknits!

Your Instructors

Aurora Sisneros
Aurora Sisneros is the owner of Fabric Bliss, a yarn and fabric shop in Denver. She left her fast-paced job as an IT professional with a mission to share the cathartic crafts she loves. For Aurora, knitting has been an absolute blessing, and she’s passionate about bringing that experience to her students. She teaches knitting at her shop, as well as crochet, sewing, quilting and tatting. Aurora is driven to help students find joy in what they’re doing, and she’s delighted to teach and provide “tech support” on Craftsy!

Anne Hanson
Anne Hanson is a lifelong knitter and the owner of Knitspot, a popular blog where she teaches and writes about knitting, spinning and design. Anne has been featured in respected magazines such as Knitty, The Knitter, Twist Collective, Sock Club and Brave New Knits. Currently she works in Ohio, where she dreamed up the popular indie yarn company, Bare Naked Wools.

Bonus Materials

Each class in this set comes with a helpful downloadable PDF that will add to the fun and success of each class. In total, you will gain access to 3 PDFs containing  14 pages of content, which you can view online anytime or print out to reference.


40 Ways to Cast On & Bind Off - Best Uses Guide

Bonus materials available after purchase


Improve Your Knitting: Designer Tips and Tricks - Patterns and Worksheets

Bonus materials available after purchase


The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits - Supplies and References

Bonus materials available after purchase

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