Editor's Picks: 7 Knitting Classes to Love

Knitting's the gift that keeps on giving, and these seven classes are the proof. Even if you've knit for decades, we PROMISE you'll learn something new and come away more in love with your craft than ever. (If that's even possible.)

1. Knit Socks Two at a Time

Sure, no matter how you slice it, you still have to knit two socks. BUT, when you knit them at the same time, it just feels less daunting. Whether you're a top-down or bottom-up kind of sock knitter, expert Kate Atherley will show you how to get the job done. Goodbye, second sock syndrome!

Do you suffer from second sock syndrome (when you knit one sock and never quite get around to finishing the second one)? You’re not alone. Join expert Kate Atherley and discover a more efficient way to knit socks so that when you’re done, you have two instead of one! Whether you prefer top-down or toe-up, you’ll learn how to knit two socks at the same time and modify any pattern for this time-saving method.

2. Professional Yarn Dyeing at Home

If you've ever spent hours searching for the perfect color for your project, this class may be a game changer. Take matters into your own hands and dye your own custom colors at home. Get deep, rich, kettle-dyed color or go crazy with splashes and speckles. Then knit it up into truly one-of-a-kind creations!

Learn techniques for dyeing solid, speckled and variegated yarns at home. Create gorgeous colorways with tips for prepping, dyeing and drying your fibers.

3. Fearless Knitting

They say knowledge is power, and that applies to your knitting too! Knit pro Lucy Neatby is here to guide you on a deep dive into stitch anatomy, fabric anatomy and more. With all this know-how, there's nothing you can't knit!!

Ditch any anxieties! Learn how knitted fabric really functions, so you can confidently approach any knitting situation, fix nearly any mistake and achieve amazing results.

4. Save Our Stitches: Fixing Lace

If this image makes your palms sweat, take heart. Lace mistakes can be fixed! From fixing dropped stitches and missed increases to full on lace surgery, you'll be the master of your lace destiny in no time.

Learn techniques for fixing lace knitting mistakes! Find out how to avoid, identify and fix mishaps both big and small.

5. Know Your Yarn

Clara Parkes really knows her yarn, and she's here to give you a crash course in fiber. You’ll learn about types of fibers, twist, and more. Grab your current WIP and tune right in — you’re going to want to binge knit your way through this class.

The fastest way to become a better, more confident knitter is to understand your fiber! Learn how to choose the right yarn for the best results with fiber guru Clara Parkes.

6. Brilliant Knit Beads

You’ve knit hats, and scarves, and mittens, and sweaters. But have you ever knit beads? Here's your chance to make your own gorgeous yarn-based jewelry and learn something new while you’re at it.

Author and self-described "left-brained knitter" Betsy Hershberg shows you how to knit unique jewelry pieces from glittering seed beads and delicious yarns.

7. Stitch Dimension

This one's not quite a class, but there’s still plenty to learn inside Kristy Glass’s alternate yarn-iverse. Don’t miss our favorite episode all about yarn boogers (it’s not as gross as it sounds).

Join Kristy Glass on a journey of textile discovery that proves there's more to knitting than meets the ply! If you consider yourself among the fiber-curious — if you get your thrills from picking pills and alpaca mills, we want to cordially welcome you to The Stitch Dimension.

February 12, 2019
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Editor's Picks: 7 Knitting Classes to Love