Beginner | 44 min
Taught by Carla Scott
Now that you know the basics, you're ready to learn a few more tricks. In this class, Carla shows you how to work the purl stitch and knit back and forth in rows to create Stockinette Stitch fabric. You'll even learn how to pick up dropped stitches if you make a mistake, sew seams together, increase and decrease, and make a cute pompom.  
Learn how to:
  • Cast on with cable cast-on method
  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Knit and Purl in the Continental and English style
  • Understand Gauge
  • Work in Stockinette Stitch, Ribbing and Seed Stitch
  • Shape using increases and decreases
  • Pick up dropped stitches using a crochet hook and fix mistakes
  • Bind off and weave in ends
  • Sew seams together with Mattress Stitch
  • Make and add a pompom
  • Read a pattern and understand abbreviations

Chapters
Introduction
00:52
Materials
01:02
Beginning Knitting Techniques
03:50
07:39
04:38
08:10
06:08
Finishing Techniques
02:08
04:20
How to Read a Pattern
04:19
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Medium-weight #4 yarn in 2 colors
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) straight knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Stitch gauge
  • Yarn needle, for weaving in ends
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook (or smaller), for fringe or fixing mistakes
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    Transcript
    How to Knit
    Part 1:
    How to Knit: Essential Skills for Getting Started
    Carla Scott
    In Part 1, you will learn all of the essential skills you need to get started, like casting on, working back and forth in rows in knit stitch, binding off, and understanding gauge. You'll even learn how to add fringe and read a basic knitting pattern.
     
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    How to Knit: Advanced Beginner Techniques
    Carla Scott
    Now that you know the basics, you're ready to learn a few more tricks. In this class, Carla shows you how to work the purl stitch and knit back and forth in rows to create Stockinette Stitch fabric. You'll even learn how to pick up dropped stitches if you make a mistake, sew seams together, increase and decrease, and make a cute pompom.  
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