DVD Class

Simply Stunning Colorwork (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0263Q


Knitting isn’t always black and white, especially when it comes to colorwork. Join master knitter Anne Berk to start your colorwork journey as you learn how to confidently add eye-catching color effects to any of your knits! Anne will take you through multiple techniques, starting with the simplest, as you learn how easy it can be to knit stripes, mosaic colorwork and more! Get tips and tricks to join colors, manage edges and deal with ends, plus get introduced to charts for gorgeous patterning. When you’re done, you’ll have all the skills you need to incorporate gorgeous colorwork stitching into any of your favorite patterns! Colorwork can raise a lot of questions amongst knitters, but once you complete this course, you’ll be left with only one question: What amazing color effect do I want to create today?

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

Introduction: The Power of Stripes (19:25)
Meet your instructor, designer and author Anne Berk, and preview the colorful projects you’ll create in this class. Anne starts with the basics — the simple stripe — and illustrates the endless variations you can create using this simple-to-knit pattern. Anne also outlines which types of yarn and needles work best for certain projects. Watch as Anne demonstrates how to knit a classic two-color stripe pattern, as well as a versatile three-color stripe design, perfect for shawls and scarves.

Combining Stripes & Texture (33:04)
Build on the skills you learned in the previous lesson by adding dramatic texture to your work. Anne begins with step-by-step instructions on how to create stripes using the incredibly useful garter stitch. Next, move on to the more complex ribbing stitch, which combines both garter and stockinette stitches. Finally, Anne shares several techniques for shaping stripes to add striking visual effects to your shawls, skirts and afghans.

Linen Stitch (24:09)
Discover how to create stunning color effects with the linen stitch. Anne shows you how to use variegated yarn to knit fabrics that shimmer with color. Next, see helpful examples of the effects you can create by changing the size of your needle. In addition, Anne shares her trick for binding off the linen stitch to make a clean, straight edge. You’ll also learn three more eye-catching linen stitch variations that feature narrow stripes, wide stripes and an attractive tricolor pattern.

Slipped Stitch Texture & Color (18:41)
Take your skill set to the next level with more complex stitch patterns. First, Anne provides clear, detailed instructions on knitting blended stripes with four row repeats. Then, see how to create lovely star stitches by starting on the wrong side of the fabric. Finish the lesson by learning how to knit a vibrant color-seeded pattern — perfect for tablecloths and place mats.

Creative Patterning (17:13)
Learn how to create sophisticated color effects with simple knitting patterns. Anne walks you through a fun and versatile dice check pattern using intermittent slip stitches to create bold accents. Next, discover Anne’s technique for knitting a vibrant all-over pattern with slip stitches for a subtle ribbing effect. In addition, you’ll see Anne’s technique for creating an eye-pleasing salt-and-pepper tweed.

Mosaic Knitting (23:59)
Continue practicing the advanced techniques you’ve learned so far. In this lesson, Anne shows you how to master mosaic knitting, which allows you to create intricate motifs in your fabric using one color at a time. Start with a simple Macedonian stitch, which works well for sweaters and handbags, then move on to the more challenging vertical chain stitch. You’ll learn Anne’s tips and techniques for simplifying this complex pattern.

Finishing (24:58)
Learn how to put the finishing touches on your fabrics. Anne demonstrates her time-tested techniques for securing loose ends of yarn. You’ll see her method of weaving them into the fabric, burying them with a needle, or tying them into simple knots. Next, Anne explains how to knit stripes in the round, as well as how to convert flat stitch patterns to circular knitting. Finally, watch Anne’s useful technique of joining pieces of fabric together using a mattress stitch.

Your Instructor

Anne Berk
Anne Berk is a knitting instructor and an optometric physician. She graduated from the The Knitting Guild of America’s Master Handknitting Program in 2003. Anne has designed for many yarn companies, including Blue Moon Fiber Arts and Simply Socks Yarn Company., and had her patterns and articles published in PieceWork, Sockupied, ColorKnits, Twist Collective and more. She is also the author of Annetarsia Knits: A New Link to Intarsia.

Bonus Materials

Simply Stunning Colorwork - 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.

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How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
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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. 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.