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Fearless Knitting: Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter (DVD + Streaming)

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Description

Never abandon a project again! Build your skillset as you join expert and enthusiast Lucy Neatby for this one-of-a-kind breakdown of knitted fabric. During class, Lucy will empower you with the knowledge of how your stitches really function, so you can understand your knits and purls, and work them like never before. Along the way, you’ll see how stitches relate to each other in both rows and columns, making any situation or mistake approachable. Then, you’ll find out how to expose the stitches you don’t see to duplicate stitches and replace portions you don’t like. Wondering how to easily join knit pieces together? You’ll conquer unique ways to graft – joining knitting even when your pieces are uneven and discover two new allies for an incredible finish. Plus, find savvy but simple fixes for common issues such as replacing rows, shortening length, fixing big holes, and changing finished details.

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Understanding a Stitch: One-on-One (14:10)
Meet expert knitter Lucy Neatby, then start fearlessly playing with your stitches! First, go over the basics of a knit stitch: learn its anatomy, what it takes to make a stitch happy and how needle size affects a stitch. Then take a look at your own knitting and see if you can identify a single stitch!

Understanding Stitches as a Team (23:41)
Now that you know the basics, see how knitted stitches work as a team. Lucy demonstrates how to fix dropped stitches and how to change the type of stitch in the middle of a completed row. Then, learn about avoiding accidentally twisted stitches and see how to keep your work balanced when joining yarn.

The Reversible Nature of Stitches (30:29)
Lucy explains the directional nature of stitches and the hidden “Australian cousins,” along with provisional edges that will hold those cousins until you’re ready for them. In addition, learn some great cheats — duplicate stitches and surgical replacement — by knitting as if sewing.

Imperfect Grafting (32:21)
Time to get grafting! Lucy shows you how to complete an imperfect graft — joining stitches head to head — with and without waste yarn. Then, use your waste yarn to learn how to graft uneven pieces together. The possibilities are endless!

Perfect Grafting (29:04)
Got the imperfect graft down? Now practice the perfect graft, joining stitches head to feet! Learn to perfectly align and join stocking stitch, ribbing, I-cord and two color projects. Lucy also shows off a great grafting application for sweater sleeves.

Finishing Techniques (21:31)
Lucy shows off the workhorses of finishing: the mattress stitch and faux knitting. Tackle any sort of seam situation with one of these techniques for a beautiful finish to your knitting.

Techniques to Rescue Your Knitting (31:46)
Get fearless! Learn how to fix common issues and knitting disasters with several techniques that will rescue your knitting. Check out ways to replace rows, shorten lengths, fix big holes and change finished details. Be brave, go bold and always try a fix rather than ripping out your work!

Your Instructor

Lucy Neatby

A former navigation officer for British cargo ships, Lucy Neatby now finds herself submerged in the fabulous world of fiber. Whether designing, writing or instructing, she strives to bring out the true fun in knitting. Her website, Lucy Neatby Designs, is no different. Lucy is also the face behind a series of instructional DVDs, Learn with Lucy, and the author of popular books, including Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters.

Bonus Materials


Fearless Knitting: Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter - Terms and Exercises

Bonus materials available after purchase

FAQ

How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

How do I access the companion materials for my DVD class?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” area, select the “Classes” content. On this page, you’ll see all classes you’ve purchased from Craftsy. Simply select the desired class from your content list, and you’ll be presented with your selected class page. From the class page you can easily view, download or print the companion class materials, which are in the “Bonus Materials” tab on the class page. You can log in any time, and download or print the companion materials as many times as you like. Companion class materials are not shipped in the mail with your DVD, and must be accessed on Craftsy.com.

How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” content, select the desired class. Stream the video on-demand from the class page any time you like; your viewing access is unlimited. You can stream your class from any computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet access.

Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD purchased on Craftsy.com includes both the physical DVD in the mail and unlimited on-demand streaming access at Craftsy.com. These benefits are yours with or without a Craftsy membership.

Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do ship most physical products, including DVDs, to several International destinations. In addition to the USA and Canada, we ship to Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and most Western European countries. If you live outside these countries, you can still purchase digital items including memberships, individual streaming classes, and pattern downloads.

Do your DVDs work on international players?
Yes, our DVDs should be compatible with any DVD player in use today. All our videos have been created with all current Region Codes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). If you have trouble viewing a DVD purchased from Craftsy.com, please contact Customer Service.

What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.

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