Reading Your Knitting


Dates: Tuesday, May 11 (1 session)
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern 

Have you ever taken the time to LOOK at your knitting?

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What does your cast-on row reveal? Which way do your stitches face? Are you on the right side or the wrong side of the fabric? How many rows have you worked? In stockinette? In garter stitch? In another stitch pattern? Did you remember to increase/decrease in the previous row? How many rows has it been since you last increased/decreased? How do you keep track of where you ARE? How do you figure out where you WERE?

Let’s SLOW DOWN and learn the anatomy of a stitch, then study the fabric below the needles. Sarah has tricks to help you discover what you’ve done and where you are, and she’ll show you how to keep track going forward. In no time at all, you’ll be a smarter, more confident knitter!

Techniques to be covered

  • Stitch anatomy
  • Stitch orientation
  • Traditional vs. non-traditional knitting
  • Cast-on edges
  • Right side vs. wrong side
  • Counting rows
  • Recognizing and keeping track of increases/decreases
  • Keeping a knitting journal


  • All knitting class sessions will take place online via Zoom at the appointed times only, and will not be recorded.
  • A Zoom link will be emailed to each student 24 hours prior to each upcoming class session.
  • The online instruction will consist of two windows: one with Sarah’s smiling face, and one with on-camera close-ups for demonstration purposes. Each student’s smiling face will also be viewable in a window.
  • Each student will be responsible for using Zoom (super easy by clicking on a link) on an electronic device that is large enough for the instructor window and demonstration window to be clearly viewed.
  • No refunds.

Skill level

  • Adventurous knitter and above
  • MUST be comfortable with both knitting and purling

Materials needed

  • Yarn:
    • 50 gms smooth and light-colored (so you can see what you’re doing), worsted-weight yarn (approximately 5 sts/in)
  • Needles:
    • US 7 (4.5mm) straight or circular needles
  • Notions:
    • safety pins
    • blank paper or notebook
    • pen/pencil


  • None!