Knitting 104: Shaping - Increases, Decreases, and Short Rows

Course description

Knitting is awesome. But knitting in a straight line, not as awesome. Being able to shape your work is essential to making such sweet projects as hats, shawls, and sweaters.

But how do you know if you’re using the right decreases in your pattern? What if you don’t like the way those increases look? What the heck are short rows?

In this online video class, knitting instructor Johnny Vasquez will teach you every single shaping technique he knows. By the end of this class you’ll be the Michelangelo of knitting, crafting masterpieces out of yarn in no time!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS CLASS

  • An incredible invisible increase
  • The multitude of methods for left leaning decreases
  • A better way to make short rows
  • and much, much more

SKILLS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TAKING THIS CLASS

  • How to cast on
  • How to knit the knit stitch
  • How to knit the purl stitch

PROJECTS INCLUDED WITH THIS CLASS

 

Reviews (5)

Short rows is one of the best classes I have taken in a long while. Learned so much in such a short time. Thanks so much!

by Linda Wills

I did not know there were so many ways to do a short row. Learned something. Great class. Every time I take a class I enjoy it. Thank you so much for making these classes.

by Lin Bowers

I've taken several classes, and this is the best ever. The techniques were outstanding. It was paced just right to work along. Definitely my favorite so far.

by Sandi Fraction

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Short rows is one of the best classes I have taken in a long while. Learned so much in such a short time. Thanks so much!

by Linda Wills

I did not know there were so many ways to do a short row. Learned something. Great class. Every time I take a class I enjoy it. Thank you so much for making these classes.

by Lin Bowers

I've taken several classes, and this is the best ever. The techniques were outstanding. It was paced just right to work along. Definitely my favorite so far.

by Sandi Fraction

Coming into this class I really didn't think that I was going to learn anything new. Boy was I surprised! I sure did learn a few things. This course was well worth the time spent. Johnny Vasquez is an excellent teacher. Wish there were more people like him. Can't wait till the next class.

by Cynthia Martin

Johnny's got me wanting to knit all the time instead of working. The Knitting 104 class was great! And now I keep looking for project s that have short rows in them just to practice. Thanks! I look forward to more classes.

by Susie Dubinsky

Johnny Vasquez

Johnny Vasquez

Senior Instructor

Johnny Vasquez is the founder of Yarn Nation Media. After teaching himself to knit and crochet in 2010, Johnny started his first website to help pass his knowledge on to others. That site, New Stitch A Day, has since helped millions of people around the world take their yarn craft skills to the next level.

When he's not making videos about yarn he's working on a new business idea, watching an indie film, or planning his next travel adventure. He currently is traveling fulltime with his wife, Lacie, and their two beautiful little girls.

Course Includes

18 Videos

2 PDFs