Knit Faster With Combination Knitting DVD


Item: W0189R-1


What happens when you mix the best techniques from Western and Eastern knitting styles? Combination knitting: A faster way to create beautiful projects without sacrificing quality!

Join knitwear designer Bruce Weinstein to tackle the exciting combined style. You’ll begin by learning the basics: Determine which side your stitches face and get tips for increasing your stitching speed. Move on to an exciting new way to create knit and purl stitches before seeing how to work three stunning types of ribbing. Next, you’ll get tips for evaluating combination-knitting patterns and even create an eye-catching zippered cowl project. Plus, you’ll find out how to create elegant shaping with no-slant increases, left- and right-leaning increases, and the coordinating decreases.

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

How Knitting Works (11:45)
Meet your instructor, Bruce Weinstein! Class begins with an overview of basic knitting anatomy, as Bruce explains why it’s so important to know which way your stitches face. You’ll explore this anatomy further using garter stitch, before tackling some practical exercises you can use to increase your knitting speed.

Combo Knitting Basics (13:43)
Combination knitting will combine your normal style of making knits with a totally different way of making purl stitches. Bruce teaches you how to work a knit stitch in the Continental style and moves on to the new method for making purls. This lessons ends with a fun challenge: blindfolded knitting.

Ribbing (23:46)
With basic knit and purl stitches in your back pocket, it’s time to put them together for three gorgeous types of ribbing. Start with basic ribbing, move on to the shaker rib and finish this lesson with ribbing worked in the round.

Ribbed Cable Cowl Project (24:59)
Ready to apply your new skills to a project? Bruce teaches you how to check your gauge and determine if a pattern has combination-knitting potential. Then it’s time to cast on for a fun zippered cowl project! Bruce takes you from cast-on to bind-off and shows you how to install your zipper.

Increases (11:06)
Think you’ve seen it all? Don’t forget shaping! Learn how to create a neutral, no-slant increase to start things off; it creates a subtle but eye-catching purl bump in your work. For additional shaping options, Bruce also guides you through both left- and right-leaning increases.

Decreases (18:07)
Increases are just half of the shaping equation! Bruce rounds things out with decreases worked in both Continental and combination. Things begin with a handy left-slanting decrease and move on to a few that slant right. You’ll even get a chance to practice your new shaping skills with Bruce’s beautiful Herringbone Scarf project.

Your Instructor

Bruce Weinstein

Bruce Weinstein is a best-selling cookbook author and food writer. He has written more than 25 cookbooks with his partner, Mark Scarbrough, including the Gourmand International Cookbook Award-winner Cooking Know-How. Together they host the podcast Cooking With Bruce and Mark. Bruce is also a contributing editor to Eating Well Magazine, a columnist for Weight Watchers and a regular contributor to Cooking Light, Fine Cooking and The Washington Post.


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.

Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
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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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.