Staran video class design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 3 Ply

Skills & Techniques

If you know how to cast on, knit, purl, cast off to an even tension, and you have knitted a  basic garment, then the Staran is an ideal next project to develop your techniques. In the Staran video class you will learn how to:

  • Read your charts and your knitting.
  • Knit and purl twisted stitches.
  • Cable with and without a cable needle.
  • Cable with twisted stitches.
  • Set charted patterns.
  • Expand the travelling patterns outward while setting another charted pattern within.
  • Work a double increase.
  • Make a textured knot.
  • Decrease in opposing directions.
  • Cast off and decrease to shape armholes.
  • Shape a neckline.
  • Increase to shape a sleeve.
  • Decrease to shape a sleeve cap.
  • Block a garment piece.
  • Sew a seam.
  • Pick up stitches evenly for the neckband.
  • Cast off the neckband.
  • Darn in ends.
  • Set-in a capped sleeve.
Staran video class design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 3 Ply
Staran video class design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 3 Ply
Staran video class design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 3 Ply