Craftsy Iceland Sweater

by admin on November 27, 2012

in Craftsy, Top Down Icelandic Sweater

You all know my growing obsession with Craftsy by now. I have to say that there are very few knitting techniques or styles I haven’t tried. I decided to try out the Top Down Icelandic Sweater class because I have not done the following before:

  • Round Yolk Sweaters
  • Stranded Knitting
  • Steeks (!)

I’ve taken classes at Stitches Midwest on steeks, but to be honest – once I got home I was terrified! I like how I can rewind, play, rewind, play, etc. as many times as I want on the Craftsy platform! Takes all the scary out of it.

The picture above is my sweater body mostly knit. I am still working on the ribbing and have to do the sleeves. Then the dreaded cutting!

Some things I like about this class:

  • Of course the platform makes it less scary
  • Multiple color combination charts for the project
  • The project is Top Down
  • Ragga, the instructor, is very knowledgeable about Icelandic Knitting (she is from Iceland)
  • Peer Support is great
  • I like how each of the “scary” sections are broken out into more depth (I just skip the sections on how to knit ribbing, for example)

Wish list for the class:

  • I wish Ragga would show us how to hold the yarn for all situations (2 color, 3 colors, etc) for English Style Knitting (throwing). I throw and it was hard to figure out what I needed to be doing based on the Continental Style (picking). Of course, I figured out something that works for me, but it would have been nice.

Is that it? One thing? Well, of course as this stage I do skip a lot of the material about the techniques I already know, but that’s to be expected when you’ve been knitting for over 10 years and trying out different techniques. Perhaps Craftsy can sell the patterns separately from the classes for some us who just want to the make the projects, but don’t need all the instructions? Just a thought!

Go check out the class Top Down Icelandic Sweater!

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