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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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 Started
Cast On Started
Knit Stitch Started
Bind Off Started
Lesson 5: Purl Stitch
Hone your technique with more fundamental practice to create a more refined second project.
Purl Stitch Started
Fixing Mistakes Started
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 Started
Knitting in the Round Started
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 Started
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 Started
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 Started
Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!