3.30.2014

My Next Craftsy Class!

Well, I've finally been given the go-ahead to lift the cone of silence and tell you about my newest Craftsy class!  You Ready?  It's official release date is April 8th!
There are endless possibilities when designing knitwear and breaking down the cowl into its essential elements and then guiding knitters through the steps to imagine their own creations is a dream of mine! I am a passionate maker, and showing other’s how easy it is to stretch ones creativity is a blast! Cowl’s are the perfect shape to play with when starting to design and I cannot wait to see what you all come up with as you dive into this in-depth study of cowl design.

This class is for all the knitters! Some might be ready to become pattern designers they will certainly benefit from the in depth look I take at cowl design and pattern publishing. Some knitters might want to create unique cowls for themselves, friends and family, and Design Your Own Cowl will take them step by step through that process. And others might want to learn more about what goes into writing and designing a cowl pattern so when they comprehend more of the “why” behind them.
The class includes an interactive design decision worksheet, 12 step by step templates, 3 cowl designs each of which uses the templates to illustrate their function by example and many of my favorite designing tips and tricks. There is an informative section in the class on casting on and binding off for cowls that includes how to work a Mobius cast on, casting on over a large number of stitches, and more! I dive into how to use a scale to determine yarn usage in a project. Whether you are an aspiring designer, creative knitter, or merely wanting to learn more this class is sure to inspire you to knit cowls!
Oh, want a sneak peek of the 3 cowl patterns included with class?
I'll share more once the course is live on April 8th... but for now Craftsy suggested teasing you with a chance to be able to own the class as soon as it goes live! And you know how I love to tease (and offer giveaways!) If you'd like a chance to win the class for free, just click this link and log into Craftsy (or sign up) to enter.  We'll choose a winner randomly on April 7th and I'll contact them immediately!

Come back here April 8th, I'll have a great discount on the class for you, with more information about Red, Ojo Cowl and Lapso. Plus you'll be able to watch the class intro, which is always a great time!

17 comments:

  1. Tried the link and it is taking to a page not available error message :(

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    1. It's working now! Sorry about that!

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    2. Awesome! just signed up.

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  2. Can't wait!! This is gonna be great :)

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  3. so cool!! can't wait to start!

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  4. Wow, that was the easiest sign up ever! Just signing onto Craftsy was an automatic sign up for the giveaway. Pretty neat. This should be a very interesting and educational class. Yea!

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  5. Lapso is so cute. Love that varigated yarn! Can't wait.

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  6. Oh my gosh! Its like you were in my head!
    I just spent the past week looking at cowl patterns and getting discouraged because I couldn't find "the one". I decided I just needed to design my own!
    Thank you for getting in my head!
    Count me in!

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    1. PS - I am from Interlaken and I am friends with Eric and Cheryl Schaefer, you design for them, correct?

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    2. I used to design for them a while back, until I struck out on my own : )!

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  7. How fun! Love that you are giving tools for participants to get creative!

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  8. Love the Nelkin classes!!! Not going to lie!!!

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  9. I was just saying how I wished I could find a knitting design class. You must have been reading my mind. Thanks, Laura!

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  10. I'll be signing up, sounds like something I may even be able to design, just for me not as a career lol.

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  11. You don't know how much I've been wanting to design my own cowl and now I can learn how! I'm ecstatic! I am so addicted to cowls and am always looking for that perfect one that is lacey and so much fun to knit!

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  12. Hi Laura, I would love to learn to design something, anything, and the cowl is a great idea to start, hope to win entry to the class but if not, then I will be there anyway.
    Ann Perry

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  13. Sounds like such a fun class!

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