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Classes

Online knitting classes are currently available for download on a variety of topics. Each download includes instructional demo videos, practice exercises (with written instructions), relevant images, and a full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary. 

 

Once the class has been purchased, you will receive an automated email confirmation for your purchase. The download link will arrive in a second email, directly from me (please note that this system is not automated, so it may take up to a few hours to receive). I kindly ask that you do not share these materials with any unregistered participants, both in public and private settings.

 

All lessons are taught on a Brother 965i standard gauge machine. I can also instruct for Silver Reed and believe the lessons can be effective for most brands. Please email me if you have questions or concerns with your machine set-up.

 

Intro to Machine Knitting DL (Beginner)

 

Learn the basics of machine knitting through instructional demo videos and swatch exercises with written instructions (4 classes in total). Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, written guide for swatch exercises, and technical demo videos. Students need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and medium weight yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

  

Techniques include: cast-on, bind-off, tension swatch, stockinette, stripes, ladders / eyelets, lifted stitches, tuck stitches, short-rowing, and basic shaping.

 

Techniques (Class 1): machine basics, cast-on, bind-off, tension swatch, stockinette

 

Techniques (Class 2): scrapping off, stripes, eyelets, ladders, tucks

 

Techniques (Class 3): lifted stitches, Fair Isle (punch card), mock rib

 

Techniques (Class 4): cables, twisted stitches, short-rowing, seaming, shaping

 

Intro to Double-Bed Knitting DL (Intermediate)

 

Learn the basics of double-bed knitting through instructional demo videos and swatch exercises with written instructions over 3 classes. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, written guide for swatch exercises, and technical demo videos. Students need a functioning double-bed knitting machine with rib cast-on comb, rib weights, hand tools, double-eyed transfer tool, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

 

Techniques (Class 1): cast-on, bind-off, 1x1 rib, English rib, fisherman's rib, tight rib start

 

Techniques (Class 2): waffle knit, 2x2 rib, 2x1 rib, shaping

 

Techniques (Class 2): 5x5 rib, variegated rib, ottoman, plaiting

 

Machine FAQ Class DL (Beginner)

 

Learn about different domestic knitting machine models, with tips and resources on where to purchase. Focuses primarily on the Brother and Silver Reed range, single and double bed. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, written guide, and maintenance demo videos. Download link emailed upon purchase. 

 

Topics: purchasing equipment, changing / repairing needles, replacing sponge bar, daily maintenance, deep clean, and oiling

   

Yarn FAQ Class DL (Beginner)

 

Learn about different types of machine knitting yarns (on cone), their size, properties and finishing methods, with tips and resources on where to purchase. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, written guide, and technical demo video. Download link emailed upon purchase. 

 

Topics: purchasing yarn, fiber categories / properties, yarn size, finishing techniques, care, and knitting with multiple ends

   

Trouble-Shooting Class DL (Beginner)

 

Learn to manage common knitting mistakes, on and off the machine, with tips for creating professional knits. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, written guide, and technical demo videos. Download link emailed upon purchase. 

 

Techniques: picking up / repairing dropped stitches, unraveling rows, re-hanging without waste yarn, smoothing out yarn pulls, reusing unraveled yarn, gatepeg issues

 

Hat Class DL (Beginner)

 

Learn to knit and construct a classic knit hat with pom pom. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, pattern with written instructions, and technical demo videos. Participants need a functioning knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn (ribber is recommended but not necessary). Download link emailed upon purchase.

 

Techniques include: 1x1 rib (or mock rib), horizontal stitch transfers, gathering, edge seam join, pom-pom construction

  

Private Lessons (All Levels)

 

Meet with Annie one-on-one for private lessons (1 hour / scheduled at your convenience) on most domestic machine knitting topics, both single and double-bed. Suitable for knitters of all levels, for any number of sessions desired. Great for long-term project development, or a quick opportunity to ask me anything. Email in advance with questions on specific topics to make sure your needs will be met.

 

Zoom link emailed after registration, sessions recorded in full with access link given to participants for personal reference.

 

Current Session: Date / Time TBD (1 hour)

 

Whole Sweater Class DL (Intermediate)

 

Learn to create a sweater from a block pattern through instructional demo videos and 1-on-1 Zoom meeting (20 minutes, email to schedule). Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, written instructions for adult M/L drop shoulder crew neck sweater, guides for silhouette manipulation and garment construction, and technical demo videos. Participants need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase. 

 

Techniques: taking a tension measurement, manipulating a block pattern, shaping, garment construction, and prepping a design for knitting

 

Colorwork Class DL (Intermediate)

 

Learn creative colorwork techniques through instructional demo videos and written instructions. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, written pattern for swatch exercise, tips for designing with colorwork, and technical demo videos. Participants need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

 

Techniques: open short-rowing, 3-D short-rowing, modular knitting

  

Patternmaking Class DL (Beginner)

 

Learn the basics of patternmaking for knitwear through instructional guides and practice exercises. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary and written guide. Participants need a calculator, paper, measuring tape, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

 

Techniques: taking a tension measurement, calculating increases / decreases, shaping methods and distribution

   

Garment Finishing Class DL (Beginner)

 

Learn a variety of garment finishing techniques through instructional demo videos. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary and technical demo videos. Participants need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

 

Techniques: self-turned hem, mock rib, rolled hem, decorative edges, seaming methods, wet-blocking, managing ends

  

Sock Class DL (Intermediate)

 

Learn to knit and construct a classic sock through instructional demo videos and written instructions. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, pattern with written instructions, technical demo videos. Students need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

  

Techniques include: mock rib, waste knitting, short-rowing, live seam join, edge seam join

  

Intarsia Class DL (Intermediate)

 

Learn to use the intarsia carriage through instructional demo video and written instructions. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, written pattern for swatch exercise, templates for design, and technical demo videos. Students need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, yarn, and intarsia carriage. Download link emailed upon purchase.

  

Techniques: intarsia, developing colorwork patterns

 

Crew Neckline Class DL (Intermediate)

 

Learn to knit and construct a crew neckline through instructional demo videos and written instructions. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, written pattern for front and back neckline practice exercise, and technical demo videos. Students need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

 

Techniques: fully fashioned shaping, simple shaping, waste knitting, short-rowing, linking

  

Set-In Sleeve Class DL (Intermediate)

 

Learn to knit and construct a set-in sleeve through instructional demo videos and written instructions. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, written pattern for armscye and sleeve cap shaping, and technical demo videos. Students need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

 

Techniques: fully fashioned shaping, simple shaping, short-rowing, scrapping off, linking

 

Creative Double-Knits DL (Advanced)

 

Learn to knit creative double-knit fabrics using advanced techniques with the ribber attachment. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, written pattern for swatch exercise, and technical demo videos. Students need a functioning double-bed knitting machine with rib cast-on comb, rib weights, hand tools, double-eyed transfer tool, and lightweight yarn (bonus for plaiting feeder). Download link emailed upon purchase.

  

Techniques: racking, ottoman, plaiting, full needle rib, variegated rib

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