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I met Stephannie Tallent years ago. She’s a regular fixture on the knitting scene. You might recognize her work from her beautiful book, California Revival Knits.


I was so excited when Stephannie reached out to tell me about her new Craftsy class, Custom Colorwork Techniques: Mitts. Starting with a basic knit mitt pattern, Stephannie walks you through creating a custom stranded colorwork design that’s really your own.


Now as a designer, I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent designing and ripping out and designing and ripping out again. Stephannie walks you through creating a custom mitt so that you can have all the designing fun with none of the tears.

The class is broken down into 6 sections: Mitt and Chart Basics, Creating Customs Charts, Choosing Colors Confidently, Sourcing and Customizing Motifs, Adjusting Motifs to Your Project, and Further Customization Options. hot_2241_355242_SwatchYourcolorIdeas_1

As a designer and math teacher, I know that the math is the scariest part of designing for many people. That’s why the Craftsy platform for classes is so great. Not only does Stephannie guide you through the worksheets step-by-step, but if you have a question, you can post it and Stephannie herself will help you!

To celebrate her new class, Stephannie is offering Poetry in Yarn readers a giveaway! Enter by 11:59pm EDT on Saturday May 21st for your chance to win any one digital pattern from Stephannie’s pattern store on Ravelry.
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