What is Russian knitting, and what is so special about it?
In a few words – 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.
Russian 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 Russian knitting style as well as differences between the Russian and the Classic knitting. We’ll talk about ways to adjust the knitting patterns for Russian style and even a way to switch between the Russian 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 Russian way of knitting.
It is a self-paced course, so you can work on it on your own time without any pressure and deadlines.
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 “Russian 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.
20 Videos (2 h 52 min) | 3 Quizzes | 7 PDFs (37 pages)
Holding Yarn and Needles
The Basics - Step by Step Photo Instructions
Unit 1 Quiz
The Particulars - Step by Step Photo Instructions
Working in the Round
The Differences - a summary of differences between stitches worked using the classic and the Russian way of knitting
Unit 2 Quiz
Selvedges and Seaming
Fixing the Gap Between Rows
Five Tips for Faster Knitting
How to Read Knitting Charts
Switching Between Classic and Russian Style in the Same Project
Unit 3 Quiz
Knitting Back and Forth Without Turning Your Work
Welcome to the Knit Along + List of Materials
Ibiza Shawlette Pattern
Ibiza Shawlette Knit Along - Part 1
Decreases - Step by Step Photo Instructions
Ibiza Shawlette Knit Along - Part 2
Ibiza Shawlette Knit Along - Part 3