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Jan 17, 2019 12:21:01   #
I would like to teach myself more advanced knitting teniques. Are there online knitting classes that are free or can be purchased? Four instance fair isle knitting, brioche knitting etc.

Thanks for your help!
Jan 17, 2019 12:30:44   #
Check out the tutorials on Search for what you want to learn, for example "intarsia" or "knitting with colors" "how to join yarn" "knitting cables" whatever. I along with many KPers especially like those by Very Pink and Cheryl Brunette and you can search for each of these by name. I wouldn't bother to pay for online knitting classes when these are free and you can pay about $25 for the Vogue Ultimate Knitting Book to use as a reference when you aren't at your computer. You can learn just about anything you want from these two sources plus asking questions on KP. Another alternative is to visit a knitting group at your local senior center or retirement community where you can find expert advice, freely given and have a good time as well.
Jan 17, 2019 12:36:08   #
Knit is a wonderful place for free videos and purchased classes. Liat Gnat has a very soothing voice to listen to as she demonstrates knitting techniques. Easy to follow along with her.
Jan 17, 2019 12:52:17   #
kponsw (a regular here)
You could look through the classes from Bluprint (formerly Craftsy). They have a subscription program where you pay a monthly fee and have access to all their classes, or you can purchase individual classes (which is how Craftsy operated). You have an option to preview the classes before buying (or joining). Many of them are very good.
Jan 17, 2019 13:23:59   #
Free tutorials and videos abound on the internet. Personally, if I’m really interested in a technique, I buy a book in print, generally a well priced, good quality, used one.
Jan 17, 2019 13:55:59   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
I've come to love Arne and Carlos videos though they don't cover every topic. When I was ready to start steeking they gave me the confidence I was lacking. My approach is to decide I want to do something then seek out free videos or other tutorials for learning about it then do what works for me.
Jan 17, 2019 15:30:28   #
Ellebelle (a regular here)
There are plenty of you tube tutorials for free. Also Annie's Attic has a plethora of Knitting & crocheting tutorials for sale; mostly at a fairly reasonable price. That said, I'd check out the free ones first and see if there's anything that can help you there.
Jan 17, 2019 17:29:33   #
ChasingRainbows (a regular here)
VeryPinkKnits has good videos for knitting.

Go to Youtube and search for the topic that interests you. You'll find plenty of free videos.
Jan 17, 2019 22:39:12   #
klrober (a regular here)
The person I just found is Suzanne Bryan....she has an assortment of videos on Utube that are very helpful & what I like about her is she will show her demo in both knitting styles ie: English & Continental....

I also like Cheryl Brunette....she is excellent too but I seem to go to Suzanne first.

If you have a LYS near may want to check & see if they offer classes...I learned brioche, Fair Isle, how to knit socks & much more....I prefer this method rather than the computer & yes it does cost but it's worth it to me.

Have fun in your knitting....
Jan 17, 2019 22:43:22   #
klrober (a regular here)
GrumpyGramma wrote:
I've come to love Arne and Carlos videos though they don't cover every topic. When I was ready to start steeking they gave me the confidence I was lacking. My approach is to decide I want to do something then seek out free videos or other tutorials for learning about it then do what works for me.

...I have to say they are excellent knitters but watching their videos is torture to me...the one acts like a goofball....sorry....
Jan 18, 2019 07:31:56   #
There are some very good instructors online. has oodles of video lessons on numerous topics - very good instruction. Her books are also great. and on YouTube - she has invaluable info.

Very Pink Knits on YouTube
Jan 18, 2019 07:41:56   #
laceluvr (a regular here)
One of my favorite knitting teachers on video is still Eunny Jang who used to host the Knitting Daily Show (on PBS) some years ago. I still miss her on TV; but there are many of her old show videos on YouTube. Also like Lucy Neatby & Patti Lyons. These ladies are experienced professionals at presenting video tutorials. You may want to look over the lists of their videos. They have a good number of advanced techniques to choose from.
Jan 18, 2019 07:55:17   #
jemima (a regular here)
Look for a local knitting group Ladies in these groups are very knowledgeable.
Jan 18, 2019 10:11:11   #
Interweave Press has online courses and instructional videos.

Online courses -

Videos -
Jan 18, 2019 11:11:32   #
I use Bluprint/Craftsy regularly. If you are trying to learn a completely new skill, you don’t know what you don’t know so trying to piece together a bunch of YouTube videos is frustrating. With a Craftsy class, the instructor starts at the beginning and steps you through in a logical way. Most classes have a pattern as part of the class materials and it is used to teach each step. In addition, the platform allows you to ask questions and get help which is not the case with DVDs, YouTube, Interweave, etc. Bluprint also offers regular freebies - this month I got three coupons to add classes to my permanent library. They will send me 3 more each quarter so I’ll have 12 more permanent classes by the end of the year.
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