Combination Knitting
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Combination Knitting

A more intuitive way to knit, great for new AND advanced knitters!
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
5 students enrolled
Created by Annie Modesitt
Last updated 4/2013
English
Price: $30
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the grammar and architecture of your stitches AND your knit fabric.
  • Learn better ways to set tension, create a cable, increase, decrease and finish your work!
  • Develop an intuitive knitting sense which will allow you to overcome those
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Requirements
  • Worsted or sport weight yarn (like Cascade 220, Brown Sheep Worsted or Plymouth Encore)
  • 1 set of knitting needles (straight or circular) in size 7, 8 or 9
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
Description

 With 15+ videos and 10 great handouts, you'll be in charge of your knitting in ways you never have been before!

Whether you're a brand new never-touched-a-needle knitter, or an established crafter who's been knitting for years, you can so much from this class!

Who is the target audience?
  • New Knitters
  • Established Knitters
  • Anyone who wants to better understand the hand knitting process!
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 14 Lectures Collapse All 14 Lectures 59:47
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Nuts & Bolts
4 Lectures 07:27
A brief overview of Western Knitting, what it is and how it looks as it's being worked.
Preview 00:52

A brief overview of Combination Knitting, what it is and how it looks as it's being worked.
Preview 00:47

Understanding the basic differences between Eastern and Western knitting will allow you to experiment, fully comprehend and OWN your knitting. 

Without this ownership, you can never be an intuitive knitter, which is the source of much joy in knitting!
Preview 02:21

How your stitch is seated on the needle is the heart of understand what your stitch "wants" to make it happy.

And when your stitches are happy, your fabric is beautiful!
Preview 03:27
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Beyond Basic Knit & Purl
3 Lectures 20:33
Casting on is harder than knitting, but it's necessary to put those stitches on the needle in order to get to the knitting part!

I prefer to teach the Long Tail (aka, "Two Strand") Cast On as it is so versatile and firm, making a beautiful beginning edge to any knit fabric.
Preview 03:50

There are so many terrific bind offs, but I love this K2tog Bind Off for Combination Knitting.  It has several other great uses, too - enjoy!
Binding Off
04:14

You don't need to create a "cat's cradle" of yarn around your fingers to have good tension in your work!

Follow these tips and you can set tension based entirely on your NEEDLE SIZE, which will allow you greater freedom and control as you form your knit fabric.
Setting Tension
12:29
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Theoretical & Philosophical
3 Lectures 15:49
This is the video that will answer many questions you've probably got floating around your knitting brain by now! Hopefully this will help wrap everything together and make the entire concept of different styles of knitting easier to comprehend!
Geography of Knit
06:25

Is standardization always good?

No.
Standardization
06:35

You will run into problems, you'll have questions, you'll feel frustrations.

This lecture should help you make sense of some of the mysteries, and hopefully avoid pitfalls when knitting in a [mostly] Western Knitting world.
When Good Combo Goes Bad (Troubleshooting)
02:49
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Tips & Tricks
4 Lectures 15:58
One of the basic building blocks of shaping, decreasing can be confusing.

I try to break down the concept of decreasing into which direction a decrease slants, thereby cutting through a lot of the alphabet soup (ssk, skp, etc.) of knitting patterns!
Decreasing
04:26

Blocking your work makes it more beautiful, it's as simple as that!

But many folks shrink from the mess of wet blocking, or feel inadequate when blocking tools are discussed.

This simple steaming technique can free you to block more easily, more quickly, and get a result which is just as beautiful!
Steam Blocking
05:39

This is a wonderful party trick or sleight of hand to work in bars for free drinks, but it's REAL value is speeding up your cable knitting and removing the mystique of the humble cable.
Cabling Without a Cabling Needle
04:50

Most knitters say that weaving in ends is their least favorite part of knitting, but it's necessary.  So why not make it as easy, quick and beautiful as possible?
Weaving In Ends
01:03
About the Instructor
Annie Modesitt
4.7 Average rating
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589 Students
3 Courses
Hand Knit Designer

 I teach hand knitting techniques, write books on knitting and design hand knit garments for my living. 
I've traveled across the US and Europe showing folks how to get the most enjoyment possible out of their knitting, I'll help you, too!