DVD Class

Knit Faster With Combination Knitting (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0124Q


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: 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

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.

Bonus Materials

Knit Faster With Combination Knitting - Patterns


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.