A close look at Become a Knitting Superstar, by Liat Gat.
I LOVE this course! It’s great, especially if you are a new or amateur knitter. Having said that though, whether you are new to knitting or have been casting on for years, you are bound to pick up one or more neat tricks-of-the-trade in this eBook! I bought this about 2 years ago and it has really helped me excel in my knitting.
“Where there is a will, there is a way” – even if this sounds clichéd, it most definitely applies when it comes to knitting!
Become a Knitting Superstar excels where most other traditional knitting books fall short: instead of difficult-to-understand photos or drawings depicting various knitting techniques that often leave new knitters feeling confused and frustrated, Liat has produced high-quality, easy to follow videos for both beginner and advanced knitters alike. Yes, this course makes great use of all the modern Internet we have access to today.
She takes us from a knitter’s humble beginnings: casting on, followed by the knit and purl stitch, performed in both English and Continental styles; moves easily through more advanced techniques like mastering knitting in the round and magic loop; and finishes with fixing dropped stitches without ripping back. Her bonus chapters provide a wealth of knitting tips from techniques to make any project amazing to how to knit faster
Let’s Look at The Table of Contents for Knitting Superstar
Here is a list of what you will find inside!
Liat has packed a lot of info into 16 chapters. Also included is: Top Ten Reasons Why It’s Great to Mess Up; Top Ten Knitting Mistakes and How To Fix Them (good stuff), and MORE!
INSIDE – Becoming a Knitting Superstar
Introduction – Becoming a Knitting Superstar
Part I: Introduction to Patterns and Techniques
Ch. 1 Reading a Knitting Pattern
Ch. 2 Anatomy of a Knitting Pattern
Ch. 3 Video Knitting Dictionary (Cracking the Code)
Part II: Knitting in the Round on Magic Loop
Ch. 4 Knitting in the Round
Ch. 5 Introduction to Magic Loop
Ch. 6 Beginning Magic Loop
Ch. 7 Mastering Magic Loop
Part III: Toe-Up Socks
Ch. 8 Introduction to Toe-Up Socks, Two-at-a-Time
Ch. 9 Project – Toe-Up Socks, Two At A Time
Ch. 10 Advanced Toe-Up Socks
Part IV: Top-Down Socks
Ch. 11 Intro to Top-Down Socks, Two-at-a-Time
Ch. 12 Project – Top-Down socks, Two-at-a-Time
Ch. 13 Advanced Top-Down Socks
Part V: BONUS Chapters
Ch. 14 Ten Techniques That Make Any Project AMAZING
Ch. 15 Continental Knitting
As of this writing, the continental technique is something I really want to learn, but I’ve been unsuccessful so far. Liat makes it look so easy. However, for my personal style “FreeStyle Knitting” it doesn’t really fit, but I would still just like to nail this technique. I’m sure if I learned it, I would use it.
Ch. 16 Top Ten Lists
How To Knit Faster (Fix The Mistakes that Slow You Down)
Top Ten Reasons Why It’s Great to Mess Up
Top Ten Knitting Mistakes and How To Fix Them
Top Ten Books to Improve your Knitting Knowledge
Part VI – Help and Resources
Appendix (Patterns and Handouts)
Illustrations: (Magic Loop, Kitchener Stitch, Worsted-Weight Toe-Up Socks, Bulky-Weight Toe-Up Socks, Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off, Toe-Up Sock Patterns, Fingering-Weight Toe-Up Socks, Worsted-Weight Top-Down Socks, Two-Hour Toe-Up Baby Sock, Top-Down Sock Patterns, Fingering-Weight Top-Down Socks, Bulky-Weight Top-Down Socks)
I found this course easy to use and extremely useful and have no doubt you will too!