Monday, November 26, 2012

My View: Craftsy Knit Lab

I started taking a basic knitting course online at Craftsy! It's called Knit Lab and it covers all of the basics like casting on, knitting and purling, knitting lace, increases and decreases etc. I taught myself to knit about 4 years ago from books, took a long break to recover from a hand injury and started back up about 2 years ago. You know when you teach yourself, you always feel like you are doing something wrong? Well I have and so I've been wanting to take a class at a local yarn stores but my full time job leaves me no time to match those schedules. 
As an alternative, an online course is just the perfect thing as I can take it any time I want. Craftsy has all kinds of classes from basic knitting like Knit Lab to more advanced techniques. There are also other categories like crochet, jewelry, sewing, paper crafts, and even cake decorating! So much fun and endless possibilities! 

I took some screen shots of my class. I hope you can see them. You can start and stop the class as often as you like, and you will always have the class in your profile to go back to and reference. If you're busy like me, you will love this feature! You can also ask questions on the top right and see other questions and answers posted buy others! 

Stefanie Japel, the instructor of my class is very knowledgable! A class materials guide is also provided that includes patterns for the projects you get to make in the class. I'm going to make a lacy scarf that I will share with you. Once I get to the next step I can continue the class and knit along! 

Isn't this cute? 

One thing I've learned so far is that I knit in the English method and not Continental. I had no idea! 

Have you taken a Craftsy class? If you're on Craftsy, my profile is BobbinBombshell. I've got some projects up there and I love to see what others make. Stop by and share! 

Oh! All classes are $19.99 or less today for the Craftsy Cyber Monday sale! Buy now, learn later! 


Lil said...

I think I may give this a try, as I do know basically how to knit but would love help with the other more advanced things to then maybe begin a knitting pattern.
Love Lil x

Unknown said...

You should Lil! Good close-ups and tips!