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Free Knitting Classes
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Mar 1, 2013 16:50:12   #
Are any of you taking any of the free knitting classes taught by Johnny Vasquez on New Stitch A Day?

Last night's class was a beginners cable class.

I also get his daily New Stitch A Day e-mail.
Mar 1, 2013 17:37:16   #
Do you have link you would post here? Would appreciate having it!
Mar 1, 2013 17:42:28   #
I've taken the Brioche, cable and entrelac classes. I think the one next week is on fixing mistakes
Mar 2, 2013 01:50:06   #
Yes I am ,I liked the double knit class!
Mar 2, 2013 02:25:04   #
I didn't even know about them. Cable is the reason I picked up needles. I would have loved to taken that class. Where can you find them?
Mar 2, 2013 04:51:42   #

Hopefully this link will work x
Mar 2, 2013 05:51:45   #

I know Craftsy has a few free classes to check out.

They also go on sale periodically. When they do, I will let you know.

A lot of us buy the classes when on sale, because of the patterns that are included. They are really nice and if the class is only $10.00 the 2-3 patterns are worth it.
Mar 2, 2013 07:32:54   #
Thank you for the link to the new stitch a day website, barsidelady. It worked perfectly!
I have done two free classes - short rows and know your wool that craftsy offers.
Mar 2, 2013 20:56:57   #
Could Someone explain How These Classes work...Do You receive A Video That You Can Play Over & Over as You Learn??? They say You Have Access To The Class Whenever You want...Please help????
Mar 2, 2013 21:32:40   #
Go to the craftsy website.
If you haven't joined, create an account.
Click on Online class from the link bar which runs across the top of the page.
In the left-hand link bar in the Choose a category section click on knitting.
Scroll through the available classes. Most of them look like they are at reduced prices right now.
Free classes are Short Rows and Know your Wool.
Click on the free class you are interested in and enroll.
Play the video just like you would a You Tube video.
If you have problems with jerkiness or freezing, turn off the HD feature.
If you stop a video and need to come back to it at another time, just log off.
When you log back in again, your first page will show up with the classes you have registered with.
The video class you were working with will be up at the top with the play icon on it.
Click on it and it will start from where you left off.
Hope this helps.
I really liked the two free videos.

Don't laugh too hard at my first attempt at learning short rows with the Craftsy class!
Really bad yarn, but it was free.
Short Rows sampler
Short Rows sampler...
Mar 3, 2013 14:10:13   #
Thanks For Your help I really Appreciate. It...I will try this ..
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