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Knit Maker: Skills & Technique

with Vickie Howell

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  •   10 3-Needle Bind Off

    05:40

Class duration: 2h 11m

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About The Class

Advance your knitting techniques with help from a master - and have fun!


It can be hard to set aside time for your creative outlet, and even harder to put time and energy into doing the research and legwork to advance your skills. Vickie Howell turns this formula on its head. Your craft should be your inspiration, and learning new techniques should be fun, attainable, and energizing.

Vickie is an expert, easy-to-follow knitter who can help you master the just-out-of-reach skills you need to tackle advanced patterns. Join this class, and you’ll learn:

  • How to get started with the provisional and cable cast-ons.
  • How to create button holes, fix dropped stitches, and more.
Vickie will also teach you advanced seaming techniques like the kitchener stitch, mattress stitch and the 3-needle bind-off. You’ll learn how to work the picot bind-off, add an applied i-cord edging, and incorporate SC edging. Take the time to invest in your knitting skills, and invigorate your creative practice!

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    02:14
  2. 02

    Provisional Cast on

    27:49
  3. 03

    Cable Cast on

    06:19
  4. 04

    Button Hole (YO Method)

    05:29
  5. 05

    Button Hole (BO/CO Method)

    12:27
  6. 06

    Dropping Stitches

    18:48
  7. 07

    Mattress Stitch

    15:47
  8. 08

    Kitchener Stitch

    17:53
  9. 09

    Magic Loop Method

    12:07
  10. 10

    3-Needle Bind Off

    05:40
  11. 11

    Applied i-Cord Edging

    07:20

Meet Your Expert

Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell is a Craft Author, Designer, TV host, Maker, Spokesperson, Brand Ambassador and Consultant in the Knitting and Crochet Industry. Vickie is most well-known as the Host and Creative Consultant of DIY Network & HGTV’s show, Knitty Gritty, her best selling craft books, and her accessible, inclusive approach to nurturing the creative community via print, video and social media. ... read more

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Bonus Material

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  • pdf 10th Floor Cowl Pattern
  • pdf Dropped Stitch Cowl Pattern
  • pdf Knitting Abbreviations
  • pdf Skills & Technique Practice

80% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Toni Imwold

    April 2016

    Thanks Vicki for teaching a great class. I consider myself to be an advanced knitter but I still learned some great tips and ideas from you. The cowl patterns look great and I plan to knit one soon.

  • Shawn

    April 2016

    i was so excited about this class,, but she is short and i am shocked how fast she talks and the since of urgency..did you make her feel rushed? She is a little blunt... I loved her on the DIY she used to host. Not sure if I saw ego or a platform that put her in a bad light...I will save my money.. but I love Creative live and hope just the producers see this post.

  • Creativelive Student

    April 2016

    This was an outstanding, intensive workshop by Vickie Howell. She covered a wide variety of techniques and I am amazed at how much I learned in just a few hours. I started practicing some of the new skills I learned and am happy to report that they are indeed now part of my knitting knowledge.

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