Declared "The Best How-To Knitting Videos Ever Produced," The Knitting Pretty series will teach you an easier, faster and more enjoyable way to knit than traditional knitting.
Hosted by celebrity knitting expert and host of The Knitting Channel, Jill Moray, these videos take you from absolute beginner to advanced knitter in three easy half-hour lessons. Each lesson has it's own knitting project which you create with Jill.
Knitting Pretty Volume 1: Basic Knitting - This lesson will teach you all the knitting basics and more!
You'll learn how to Knit, Purl, Cast on, Bind off, as well as the Garter Stitch and the Stockinet Stitch. Jill then works with you as you knit a hip scarf using two different stitches!
Materials needed: US size 8 knitting needles, Worsted weight yarn, Yarn needle.
Knitting Pretty DVD 2: Intermediate Knitting - The fun continues when Jill teaches you Ribbing, Double Ribbing and Binding off in Ribbing. Youl'll learn multiple ways to Increase Stitches and Decrease Stitches, as well as how to Fix Your Mistakes.
The knitting project is a warm and cozy hat that you and Jill knit together using the techniques taught in this lesson.
Materials Needed: US size 11 knitting needles, 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn, yarn needle.
Knitting Pretty DVD 3: Working with Color - This exciting lesson teaches you how to incorporate colorful patterns and designs into your knitting! Learn how to knit colorful Vertical and Horizontal Stripes, the Intarsia and Fair Isle techniques. You'll also learn how to follow a Color Chart and create your own Yarn Bobbins.
The knitting project in this lesson is a colorful Pillow Top that uses four colors and the Intarsia technique.
Materials Needed: US size 8 knitting needles, 2 skeins Karabella 8 worsted weight yarn in Cabernet (or color of your choice); 1 skein Karabella 8 worsted weight yarn in Lavender (or color of your choice), 1 skein Karabella 8 worsted weight yarn in Camel (or color of your choice), 1 skein Karabella 8 worsted weight yarn in Denim (or color of your choice), yarn needle.
Learn how to attach sleeves to sweater, in part one of this two part series on finishing techniques.
Learn how to Sew Seams to sweater, in part two of this two part series on finishing techniques.
Jill Moray, host of The Knitting Channel and The Hollywood Knitting Circle, developed the Knitting Pretty method, a breakthrough method of knitting that is easier, faster and more enjoyable. Jill has been a knitting teacher and coach for more than 20 years at workshops, seminars, trade shows, New York University, and the Ronald McDonald House of New York.
Jill began her career in advertising, as a broadcast business manager, music director, and producer of national television and radio campaigns, before moving to New York to pursue a career in front of the camera.
She worked as a hand model, a hand-knitter for Baby Gap, writer, fashion stylist and lifestyle expert and as an actress in television commercials and voice-overs (Jill was the voice of the Hershey Syrup cow). At the same time, Jill became well-know as a stand-up comic, working with such luminaries as Susie Essman and Richard Lewis, and was a regular sketch comedy player on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Jill has also appeared in The Sopranos, Law & Order: SVU, and feature films. Since moving to Los Angeles, Jill has continued her stand-up comedy and Guest Starred on the TV show, Incredible Crew for two episodes and is in the process of shooting two feature films.
But the one constant in Jill’s life has always been knitting. After knitting Continental for years, Jill developed a method of knitting whereby the right needle, held like a pencil, works the yarn like a shuttle while the needles stay perpendicular to each other. Her method is faster, easier, and more consistent; it guarantees perfectly symmetrical stitches since the needle takes just the amount of yarn it needs to make a perfect stitch, so there is none of the stress or anxiety sometimes associated with traditional knitting.
The need for her to share her method of knitting, dubbed the Knitting Pretty method, continued to grow within Jill, so she produced the Knitting Pretty series of instructional videos, to get her method of knitting out to millions of people so they, too, can reach that peaceful, knitatative place where all is good.