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Next-Level Skills

Hey there! Corrina Ferguson here -- the editor of Creative Knitting magazine -- with your latest Knit and Crochet Now! update.

I feel like a lot of yarn crafters are intimidated by garments. Oh, I only knit scarfs they say, or I only crochet baby hats. Hogwash! I always try to remind knitters and crocheters that there are building blocks in both crafts -- the simple stitches like knit and purl or single crochet and slip stitch. Nearly everything else you do in the yarn world is just a combination or variation of these basic crafty building blocks. Once you master the basics, you are more than ready for new challenges.

Tunics are a perfect first garment. Most tunic tops are constructed of simple shapes that you just have to whip up and seam together. And seaming is in our technique corner in this 12th episode of season eight, just to make sure you have all the skills you need. Even if a tunic is constructed more like a sweater with some shaping involved, there are no sleeves! And no sleeves means way less stitching, no complicated seaming, and just all-around ease. The best part about tunics is their wearability. They are very forgiving size-wise and can be worn by a wide variety of body types.

So, what are you waiting for? Join our knit and crochet gurus and let's get going!

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Are you ready to knit and crochet and learn with us? There are four easy ways to watch this season of Knit and Crochet Now! Look for the following:

Season eight is currently airing on PBS; be sure to check your local listings to find out when you can watch and set that DVR!

All eight seasons of Knit and Crochet Now! are available to stream from Annie's Creative Studio. You can try this premium creative-education network for 30 days for free! There is instruction on all things crafty, not just knit and crochet, so prepare to expand your horizons!

Season eight of Knit and Crochet Now! is presently airing on Create TV. This is a great way to catch our show!

The new season is available for viewing on the Knit and Crochet Now! website.

All of the patterns that are featured in each episode are available as free downloads from Knit and Crochet Now!, so hop on over there to grab your free copy so you are ready to stitch along!

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