Class length
3 hours
 
Skill level
Beginner
 
Class type
Technique
 
Supplies needed
1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
US 7 (4.5 mm) straight or circular needles
F (3.75 mm) or G (4 mm) crochet hook
Stitch markers
Safety pins
 
Materials fee
None
 
Homework
None
 
Techniques to be covered
Cast-on options (backward-loop, knitted-on, cable, long-tail, provisional)
Bind-off options (standard, crocheted, suspended)
Left-leaning and right-leaning increases
Left-leaning and right-leaning decreases
Keeping track of increases and decreases
Double increase
Double decrease
Counting rows
Selvedges
Joining yarns
Reading yarn labels
Estimating yarn amounts
Discussion of knitting notions
Keeping a knitting journal

Simple Knitting Tips

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Class Description
It’s always a good idea to have a variety of tools in your knitting tool belt. Learn a variety of cast-ons and bind-offs, increases and decreases, and ways to keep track of where you are and where you’ve been. What does all that gobbledy gook on the yarn label mean, and how do you know if you have enough yarn for your project? What do all of those knitting notions DO? Come prepared to knit, listen, and ask questions.