Not counting the ends created by changing skeins of yarn, the Ziggurat Method only has SIX ends to weave in while still offering you the opportunity to try on your sweater as you go to ensure the perfect fit.
Åsa invites you into her beautiful home as she tells you about her knitting journey and how she "learned to breathe freely" through knitting, leading us to the Ziggurat Method. Her course includes Knit Stars' signature "lifestyle segment," offering both visual beauty and inspiring stories.
Self-proclaimed as "obsessed with not cutting yarn," Åsa will show you step-by-step how to achieve a beautiful sweater while utilizing as much of your precious yarn as possible and avoid having to weave endless ends in.
Ever finished a project only to find that it is too big? Or too small? No more! Åsa teaches you how to select the perfect size for the type of fit you want.
Embrace the amazing flow that IS the Ziggurat method with a design from Åsa herself. In the end, you'll have a beautifully fitting, tailored, seamless, top-down sweater.
After completing her undergrad in New York City and then moving to Boston to pursue her Master's, Åsa says she "spent a lot of time not writing" and realizing that academia was not where her passions lay. Instead, she decided to "do this knitting thing."
"I can breathe, and when I let go of my 'non-dissertation', I also breathed freely, and I haven't looked back."
She entered the design world after a friend suggested she sell her patterns to "pay for [her] yarn habit." That, paired with her keen sense of problem-solving, led her to create this ingenious top-down method of sweater knitting that has taken the knitting world by storm. Often sold out, Åsa's classes are highly sought after, and for good reason! Where else can you learn to only have SIX ends to weave in after you finish a sweater?!
Designed for ease of knitting and wear, this open cardigan will become your favorite cozy staple. With a beautiful drape, and a design element in the back that gives the cardigan additional interest, this cardigan is a beautiful canvas to show off your favorite yarn. Designed to go along with your course, this pattern allows you to try the Ziggurat Method to really feel the advantages of this design.
I'm Shelley Brander, the founder of Knit Stars, and I know how it can feel to be alone in your creative passion. For my first few decades as a knitter, I was on my own! When, at age 35, I pivoted from my broadcast production career and opened a local yarn store, I saw firsthand how one great teacher can truly change your knitting life.
I created Knit Stars to bring the best teaching to knitters and crocheters around the globe. I used to be afraid to fly, but now I travel to remote locations around the world, taking you directly into the homes and studios of the most brilliant designers and difference-makers.
Now in its 9th year, Knit Stars has become a learning platform like no other. With feature-film quality production, documentary yarn stories combined with workshops you own and can return to again and again. Knit Stars gives us all a place to grow - in confidence and connection.
I personally invite you to join us. Wherever you are in your journey, you truly deserve the Knit Stars Masterclass experience. You and your creativity are worth it!
"I love what she says in her lifestyle video, she hopes to help people get over being fearful of knitting sweaters.
And love that if your skein is long enough, with her technique, there are only 6 ends to weave in."
OMG Åsa just what I was looking for - her top down method is truly amazing. Having just finished a vintage pattern into a top down sweater that I struggled with, listening to Åsa's method of top down makes me want to do more sweaters. Love her designs - game changer. Fav takaway - knit what you want, no stress knitting.
"I fully enjoyed listening to her (and the chimes) as she thoroughly explained the progression of her design. Love the simplistic look"
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