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Intarsia Knitwear Design and Creation

A course by Laura Dalgaard
Knitwear Designer. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Joined May 2021
, Knitwear Designer

Learn how to knit with multiple colors and combine organic shapes to create custom clothing

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  • 99% positive reviews (124)
  • 3940 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to knit with multiple colors and combine organic shapes to create custom clothing

  • 99% positive reviews (124)
  • 3940 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 19 lessons (3h 25m)
  • Available on the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

When you knit your own garments, it helps you develop a better understanding of quality and a greater appreciation of your clothes. Knitwear designer Laura Dalgaard is the founder of her own brand where she sells hand-knitted pieces and knitting patterns. She has also collaborated with brands like Anthropologie, and shares her designs with over 30K followers on Instagram.

In this course, she teaches you how to use the intarsia technique to create wearable art. Learn to combine organic shapes and harmonious color combinations to craft your own personalized sweater. Paint with yarn and bring original knitwear designs to life.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Materials and Knitting Techniques
  • U3
    U3. Design and Color
  • U4
    U4. Making the Sweater
  • U5
    U5. Applications and Care Tips
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin the course by getting to know knitwear designer Laura Dalgaard. She shares the creative journey that led her to start her own label and work with clients like Anthropologie. Discover the influences that inspire her work, from books to thrift shops.

Dive into the materials needed for the course, such as yarn, scissors, knitting needles, and a stitch holder. Laura then shows you a variety of techniques including how to cast on and cast off, ribbing, and stockinette knitting. Learn how to experiment with color using the intarsia technique, and measure your gauge for the perfect-fitting sweater.

Sketch your knitwear design using crayons, then decide on the colors you want to use to create contrast in your work. Turn your sketches into a digital diagram using the free software, Stitch Fiddler. Then learn how to read your diagram in preparation for knitting.

Time to make your sweater! Use your diagram as a guide to create the main part of your piece using the knitting techniques learned so far. Then, learn how to sew the front and back pieces of your sweater together and how to pick up stitches for the neck and sleeves.

Weave in the ends of your wool or yarn and steam your garment for a polished end result. Then, to finish the course, Laura guides you through how to use the garter stitch to add personalized details to your sweater.

What is this course's project?

Design and knit your own, custom-made sweater using the intarsia technique.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in creating their own bold and colorful knitwear.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

In terms of materials, you will need a computer, knitting needles, yarn, scissors, wool, measuring tape, and other materials specified by the teacher in this course.


3940 Students
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Laura Dalgaard

A course by Laura Dalgaard

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Knitwear Designer

Laura Dalgaard is a knitwear designer from Copenhagen, Denmark. She grew up in a family of artists, surrounded by creativity, before going on to study fashion knitwear at the Royal Danish Academy of Art. While studying for her MA, her work began receiving attention and attracting freelance projects that kick started her career.

Since graduating in 2018, Laura has built her own brand where she sells ready-made knitwear, knit kits, and knitwear patterns. She has also collaborated with clients including Anthropologie, The Maritime Museum of Denmark, and the Danish fashion house, Baum und Pferdgarten. She seeks to tell stories through color and composition in her designs, which she shares with over 30K followers on Instagram.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Materials and Knitting Techniques

    • Measuring the Gauge
    • Intarsia 2
    • Intarsia 1
    • Stockinette Knitting and Cast Off
    • Cast On and Ribbing
    • Materials
  • U3

    Design and Color

    • Color and Contrast
    • Diagram
    • Sketching
  • U4

    Making the Sweater

    • How to Pick Up and Decrease Stitches: Neck and Sleeves
    • Sewing Everything Together
    • Neckline
    • From Ribbing to Armholes 2
    • From Ribbing to Armholes 1
    • How to Start
  • U5

    Applications and Care Tips

    • How to Do Small Details with Garter Stitch
    • Weave in Ends and Steam
  • FP

    Final project

    • Intarsia Knitwear Design and Creation

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Intarsia Knitwear Design and Creation. Craft course by Laura Dalgaard Best seller

Intarsia Knitwear Design and Creation

A course by Laura Dalgaard
Knitwear Designer. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Joined May 2021
  • 99% positive reviews (124)
  • 3940 students