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Ladders: Versatile, Vertical Open Spaces

Part 2 of the course Open Spaces

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This class, Ladders: Vertical Open Spaces, is part 2 of the course, Open Spaces, and follows the book of the same name, building on skills and understanding from one lesson to the next. Students who own the book will find it helpful to see the techniques demonstrated on screen, supplementing and clarifying the written text. Students who do not yet own the book will find all of the charts available for download as part of their class materials. Part 2 contains 18 unique lessons as well as two lessons that review the basics. Ladders offer more possibilities than any of the other open space methods and you'll find yourself "climbing" to new heights. This class offers a bold, contemporary approach to machine knit fabrics.


Your Instructor


Susan Guagliumi
Susan Guagliumi

Susan Guagliumi has taught machine knitting privately and for several of the knitting machine companies since the early 80's, developing a strong reputation as the "go-to" authority on hand-manipulated techniques. She is the author of four machine knitting books and has filmed three classes for Bluprint.com. In addition, during her tenure as Education Director for Studio by White Knitting Machines, Susan produced and appeared in several videos specific to Studio machines. A sought after teacher, in addition to classes all over the U.S., Susan has taught in Australia, Norway and England. Because these methods are neither brand nor gauge specific, they are suitable for all machine knitters, from beginner through advanced and her demonstrations are easy to follow in any language!


"Open Spaces: Machine Knit Eyelets, Ladders and Slits” is a treasure trove for machine knitters. Guagliumi’s guiding mantra “what if” leads down imaginative pathways using unique ways of hand manipulating stitches to create beautiful fabrics. Clearly photographed with each action and chart explained in detail, this is an easy to follow in depth educational and inspirational course.This is an excellent course — definitely worth checking out!"

- Linda Mendelson

"I am just absolutely thrilled with Susan Guagliumi’s Open Spaces course! Watching Open Spaces has pushed my limits in machine knitting and I feel so inspired and ready to try out these techniques. I am so happy to have this course as a companion to the book, nothing beats seeing how the techniques are done firsthand on a machine. Even as an advanced beginner I was able to understand absolutely everything that Susan was saying, her clear and concise demos are simply the best! I highly recommend this to beginners and experts alike, the quality and amount of knowledge shared is beyond any other course I have seen! his is an excellent course — definitely worth checking out!"

- Michelle Porrazzo

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Which topics are covered in this class?
After a quick review of some important basics, Part 2 explores a huge variety of Ladders and includes an assortment of free sweater patterns.
What if I don't own the book, Open Spaces yet?
Have no fear! All of the stitch charts are included in your class materials.

Thank you for enrolling in this class, Ladders: Vertical Open Spaces! I hope that I've introduced you to new concepts and techniques and that you will go on to utilize these methods for producing beautiful, unique sweaters and projects. Watch for more exciting classes soon!

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Wow! This is a class every machine knitter should have. The stitch charts are explained clearly with examples and demos, but the greatest thing is the way it gets your creative juices flowing. You won’t be able to wait to get to your machine!

Carol Scott