What is Eastern knitting, and what is so special about it?
In a few words – Eastern (previously known as Russian) knitting is a way to knit fast without putting much strain on knitter’s wrists.
That makes it one of the most efficient knitting styles out there.
They say that knitting, in general, appeared because people were looking for ways to make clothing, most likely, socks.
Eastern knitting appeared out of the need to keep everyone in the family warm during the winter months that could be extremely cold in Eastern Europe. Having or not having woollen hats, scarves, socks and sweaters was literally a matter of life and death. And when the stakes are that high, people get creative and find ways to make clothing faster.
Fortunately, our great-grandmothers did that job for us, and we can now use the knitting style that allows us to get from the cast on to the bind off as quickly as possible, without diminishing the quality of our knits.
In this course, I’ll show you the basics of Eastern knitting style as well as differences between the Eastern and the Classic knitting. We’ll talk about ways to adjust knitting patterns for Eastern style and even a way to switch between the Eastern and the Classic knitting styles in the same project.
As a bonus, we’ll see how we can knit back and forth without turning our work, and we’ll knit a simple shawlette together using the Eastern way of knitting.
It is a self-paced course, so you can work on it on your own time without any pressure and deadlines.
If you are a member of the current All Tutorials Club, remember to use your special coupon code (you’ll find it in the club dashboard) to save 25% when you purchase this course.
When you sign up for this course, you’ll receive instructions on how to access the course along with your personal password.
The instructions on how to access the course dashboard are in a PDF.
Click the link “Eastern Knitting Course Access” under “Download” in the order confirmation to download the PDF with instructions.
It contains the link to the course dashboard and your personal password.
Your access to the course materials will not expire, so feel free to work on the course materials whenever you have time and return back to this course later for a refresher.