KNITTING CLASS

Knitting Class
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KNITTING CLASS

11 Lessons

7,995 Enrolled

Beginner Level

In this knitting class, I'll teach you the basics of hand knitting. Whether you're an absolute novice or you want to refresh some rusty skills, this beginner class will get you going!

Four exciting and useful projects will build your knitting skills over time, adding new techniques along the way. You'll make a basic scarf, a stretchy ribbed scarf, a striped hat in the round, and a pair of basic mittens.

You'll become familiar with the language of knitting patterns and gain the confidence to seek out new knitting projects on your own.

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Class Author:bekathwia

Becky Stern is a designer and content creator at Instructables. She has authored hundreds of tutorials about crafts and technology. She lives in New York City and enjoys riding her motorcycle, making YouTube videos, and collecting new hobbies. 

She's been knitting for almost 20 years and gets the itch to pick up some needles whenever the frost nips. Becky's knitted Laptop Compubody Sock sculpture went viral in 2008. 

Her work has been featured by VICE, the BBC, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Engadget, CNN, Business Insider, Forbes, and Science Friday.

Lessons

Welcome to Knitting

Lesson 1: Welcome to Knitting

See the projects and find out what supplies you'll need to complete this class, and learn about needle and fiber types.

Welcome to Knitting

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Cast On

Lesson 2: Cast On

Learn to start your first project by creating stitches.

Cast On

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Knit Stitch

Lesson 3: Knit Stitch

Learn the fundamental technique of knitting and practice, practice, practice.

Knit Stitch

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Bind Off

Lesson 4: Bind Off

Learn how to complete your first project by securing all the stitches.

Bind Off

Bind Off Started

Purl Stitch

Lesson 5: Purl Stitch

Hone your technique with more fundamental practice to create a more refined second project.

Purl Stitch

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Fixing Mistakes

Lesson 6: Fixing Mistakes

Learn what to do when things aren't right.

Fixing Mistakes

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Pattern Abbreviations and Knitting Gauge

Lesson 7: Pattern Abbreviations and Knitting Gauge

Learn some special language and techniques knitters use to communicate instructions. Look up terms, abbreviations, and optional tools in the world of knitting. You may wish to keep this lesson open while reading others!

Pattern Abbreviations and Knitting Gauge

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Knitting in the Round

Lesson 8: Knitting in the Round

Start your first circular needle project!

Knitting in the Round

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Stitch Decreases and DPNs

Lesson 9: Stitch Decreases and DPNs

Learn stitch decreases and how to use double pointed needles to finish your first hat project

Stitch Decreases and DPNs

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Stitch Increases

Lesson 10: Stitch Increases

You'll learn how to start out a new project on double pointed needles and learn a new type of stitch decrease to shape the hand of your first mitten. The pattern is available in three sizes.

Stitch Increases

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Picking Up Stitches

Lesson 11: Picking Up Stitches

Pick up stitches and knit a thumb, repeat for the other mitten, and show off your fresh mitts!

Picking Up Stitches

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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!