Cable Knitting Techniques for Timeless Garments

A course by Sari Nordlund , Knitwear Designer

Knitwear Designer. Helsinki, Finland.
Joined November 2021

Learn to knit and combine basic cable stitches to create stylish custom garments with rich textures and classic silhouettes

  • 97% positive reviews (37)
  • 1884 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to knit and combine basic cable stitches to create stylish custom garments with rich textures and classic silhouettes

A course by Sari Nordlund

In a society dominated by fast fashion, knitting your own clothes offers an opportunity to get back to basics and take full creative control over your outfits. Recognizing the gap between contemporary trends and traditional pieces, knitwear designer Sari Nordlund set out to bridge that divide, adding a hint of flair to classic patterns that never go out of style. Her elegant and minimalist designs have been featured in international magazines such as Laine and Amirisu, and she’s here to show you that anyone can make stylish clothing like hers.

In this online course, learn cable knitting techniques to create custom garments with timeless silhouettes for a chic look. Explore basic stitches that you can mix and match to knit seamless top-down sweaters with rich textures and volume, from the ribbed neckline to the bottom hem. Handcraft wardrobe staples that you can reach for over and over.

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 18 downloads

  • 97% positive reviews (37)
  • 1884 students
  • 19 lessons (3h 42m)
  • 18 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Knit a seamless top-down cable sweater with chunky-weight yarn.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Advanced beginners and intermediate knitters who know the basics and want to expand their skills.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of knitting is required.

As for materials, you need chunky-weight yarn, 8 mm and 10 mm knitting needles (both double-pointed and circular), a yarn needle, scissors, a tape measure, and other simple tools that Sari specifies throughout the course.


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1884 Students
37 Reviews
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Sari Nordlund

A course by Sari Nordlund

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Knitwear Designer

Sari Nordlund is a knitwear designer based in Helsinki. After learning the basics as a child, she took up knitting again while in college and was quickly inspired to create her own patterns to bridge the gap between old-fashioned styles and more modern trends. She started out posting her designs on Instagram and Ravelry, later gaining visibility through knitting magazines. This paved the way for a job as an in-house designer at a Finnish yarn company, after which she decided to work solely on her own brand.

Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and Nordic nature, Sari aims to create timeless classics with textured stitches that add a contemporary flair. Her work has been featured in renowned knitting magazines such as Laine magazine, Pom Pom Quarterly, and Amirisu. She has also collaborated with leading yarn companies such as Woolfolk and Brooklyn Tweed.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting Ready to Start

    • Construction of a Top-down Cable Sweater
    • Materials and Needles
    • Making a Swatch and Measuring the Gauge 1
    • Making a Swatch and Measuring the Gauge 2
  • U3

    Basic Cable Technique

    • Right Cable Technique
    • Left Cable Technique
    • Right and Left Cable Variations 1
    • Right and Left Cable Variations 2
    • Combining Cables
  • U4

    Knitting the Sweater

    • Casting on Stitches and Working the Neckband
    • Working the Yoke: Raglan Increases
    • Separating the Sleeves and the Body
    • Working the Body and the Hem
    • Knitting the Sleeves
  • U5

    The Last Steps

    • Weaving in the Ends and Blocking the Garment
    • Care Tips
    • Sharing Your Projects
  • FP

    Final project

    • Cable Knitting Techniques for Timeless Garments

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Cable Knitting Techniques for Timeless Garments . Craft course by Sari Nordlund

Cable Knitting Techniques for Timeless Garments

A course by Sari Nordlund
Knitwear Designer. Helsinki, Finland.
Joined November 2021
  • 97% positive reviews (37)
  • 1884 students