Russian Knitting Simplified

(5 customer reviews)

$57.00

Centuries-old knitting style to knit faster and more efficient.

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. 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.

What’s included

20 Videos (2 h 52 min) | 3 Quizzes | 7 PDFs (37 pages)

Russian Knitting - Online Course | 10 rows a day
Russian Knitting - Online Course | 10 rows a day

5 reviews for Russian Knitting Simplified

  1. Norma P

    Brilliant course
    The instructor is wonderful. Very clear and concise. The material is presented in a logical sequence which makes it very easy to follow. For me an English style knitter it took a few goes to get the hang of holding the yarn. Once I got that there was no holding me back..

  2. LINDA R

    Best Knitting Course on the Internet!
    This course is very well organized, with a mix of videos and pdf instructions as follow-up. Maryna’s instructions are clear, concise, and the videos demonstrate very well the instructions. All the basics are covered, and I’m hoping she offers similar courses at the next level….if you are seriously considering taking an on-line course, this one should be at the top of your list. Absolutely superb instruction!

  3. Kiran G

    So pleased I bought this.
    I really wanted to try Russian knitting as I had seen scraps of information online about it but no proper instructions. This course has made my year! I love everything about it, the lessons are perfect. Thanks to Maryna for such a high-quality product.

  4. Kaethe P

    Full of value!
    I ventured into this course looking for a way to reduce the strain on my right wrist and arm caused by the “wrapping” style of knitting. Given more practice, I think I’ve found that, but Maryna’s instructions go far beyond a new way to manage needles and yarn. She fills each short video with bonus information, so much of which applies to whatever style of knitting you do. Even if you don’t want to change your method, watch this course: it offers so many good tips! The videos themselves are very well-done: good lighting, clear contrast between background and samples, easy pacing, and an excellent point of view of the stitches being worked. Maryna’s voice-overs are delivered in a friendly, conversational style without being chatty. It really is the next-best thing to being there in person. I’m planning to work my way through the lessons again to get good at Russian knitting and be ready for whatever course this engaging instructor develops next!

  5. Deedee W

    Wonderful! Easy to follow, fun to do, I was enchanted from the beginning. I have uniform stitches throughout my swatch. And now the adventure begins! I also learned a few new things that I never knew although I have been knitting for over 35 years. Good job!

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