Fearless Knitting: Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter DVD


Item: W0187R


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: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.

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.


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your class DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. You will not have streaming access to this class in your Craftsy Account unless you purchase(d) it separately. If you’d like to own this class in BOTH on-demand streaming form and DVD, we recommend you purchase that combination item on Craftsy.com.

Will the companion materials come with my DVD class?
Any downloadable class PDF materials are not included on the DVD, so you will not have access to those materials. While the video instruction on your DVD is complete, you must have streaming access to download the PDF materials associated with the class. You can purchase streaming access or a combination DVD + Streaming access on Craftsy.com.

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No, you do not. Every DVD-only class purchased on Craftsy.com includes the physical DVD in the mail. The physical disc(s) are yours to keep forever, with or without a Craftsy membership.

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