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Donna Druchunas

Donna Druchunas is the author of such diverse knitting books as Arctic Lace and Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions. Her book series, Stories in Stitches, features historical patterns and essays. Donna gives talks and teaches knitting workshops in the North America, Europe, and on, and she writes and designs regularly for Piecework magazine.

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About this course

Arctic Lace Armchair Travel eCourse

You know you want it. The chance to travel with Arctic Lace author, Donna Druchunas, and designer Susan Santos as they cruise down the Alaska coastline. But maybe you couldn’t come with us on our last cruise, or maybe you want even more.

Take your lace knitting to the next level with comprehensive tutorials designed to take the mystery out of lace. You'll even learn how to design your own lace stitches and knit lace with beads, with 13 patterns (a knitters dozen!):

  • 6 shawls
  • 2 cowls
  • 1 scarf
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of fingerless gloves

View the patterns on Ravelry.


Armchair Cruising + Knitting!

You also get to experience an Alaska knitting cruise from the comfort of your own home. This online class includes ten lessons, including reviews of luxury yarns each, custom patterns, tutorials, membership in an online classroom! 

Sign up any time and
work at your own pace.

Cruise Destinations 



Each of the 10 lessons will include stories about how the design was inspired by the Alaskan or Canadian landscape. Yarns we will learn about include the following, each with two patterns (and yarn substitution advice):

  • Qiviut: Wrap and shawl patterns
  • Angora & Merino: Two shawl patterns
  • Alpaca: Moebius and crescent scarf patterns
  • Qiviut blend: Socks and fingerless glove patterns
  • Silk: A shawl pattern and a mystery KAL
  • And more... 

A photo essay will let you come along with us as an armchair traveler, and explore the wild rural and urban landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. You’ll learn about these places and more:

  1. Anchorage: musk oxen, Yu’pik and Inupiat Eskimos
  2. Juneau: berries and bears, the history of Alaska, Russian influences
  3. Haines: forget me not and fireweed flowers, bald eagles, Alaska wildlife
  4. Glacier Bay: glaciers, snowflakes, the arctic and sub-arctic climate
  5. Ketchikan: fishing, Tlingit culture and totem poles
  6. Vancouver: forests, evergreen trees, mountains, city life

 What are you waiting for? Sign up now. Where else can you get so much knitting fun for such a great price?

Donna Druchunas on Alaska Cruise