Dances With Wool

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Beginning Knitting

Beginning Knitting


Learn the basics of knitting in this two week class.  You will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind-off.  A class kit with materials is provided for the class.

Saturdays, July 13 & 20 9:00-10:30

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The following materials will be provided by Dances With Wool and are included in the class fee:

  • The Learn to Knit Companion book from Churchmouse Yarns-Classroom Publications

  • One ball of Encore worsted weight yarn in your chosen color

  • One pair of Knitters Pride Dreamz single point knitting needles in size US 8

Description:  This class will consist of two, one hour sessions held over two consecutive weeks.  During these two sessions, you will learn some basic knitting concepts:  casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off stitches.  

Session One:

  1. A brief discussion of knitting concepts--gauge, yarn weights and knitting tools

  2. Knitted cast-on

  3. The knit stitch

Session Two:

  1. The purl stitch

  2. A brief discussion of combining knits and purls to create stitch patterns

  3. Weaving in yarn tails