Beginning Knitting (6 hours) (beginner)

Class Description

Learn how to knit and purl while making a hat and scarf in this 6-hour introductory-level class. You will practice both English and Continental styles (holding the yarn in either your right or left hand), work both flat and in the round, and learn to cast on, bind off, decrease, make buttonholes, pick up stitches, and weave in ends. Knitting needles, yarns, notions, and gauge will also be discussed.

Supplies needed

  • Yarn #1 – 100 gms smooth worsted-weight yarn (5 stitches/inch). Color: Variegated or multicolored; not too dark – you want to be able to see your stitches. Fiber: Wool or a wool blend would be best – something that you’ll enjoy knitting with..
  • Yarn #2 – 50 gms smooth worsted-weight yarn. Color: Solid, to go with Yarn #1. Fiber: Similar to Yarn #1.
  • Needle #1 – US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle. Length: Between 24 and 36 inches long (measured from tip to tip).
  • Needle #2 – US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle. Length: Must be 16 inches long (measured from tip to tip).
  • Stitch markers
  • Blunt darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape