This quick and easy course will get you up and knitting in under 1 hour.
Fed up of scrolling through YouTube, trying to find clear and understandable knitting videos? Incomplete step-by-step tutorials driving you crazy?
This course has what you're looking for. I start at the beginning and teach you the very basics of knitting, never assuming prior knowledge. You'll quickly be ready to make your first project: a scarf in whichever size, colour and length you like!
Learning to knit is a useful skill that will stick with you for life.
Not only is it a rewarding and creative craft, it has been shown to improve your memory and reduce the risk of cognitive decline. The regular rhythms of knitting are scientifically proven to act as stress relief, as a form of meditation and mindfulness.
Most of these in depth, quick start tutorials come straight from my larger (over 9 hours) course Learn to Knit It: Complete 7 Simple Projects. It is a full zero to hero course for beginner knitters, taking them from little or no experience to a confident beginner knitter.
Content and Overview
Starting with a quick overview of tools and materials you can find in a knitting shop, you'll go straight in and learn the two most important knitted stitches: knit and purl. To practice these techniques, you'll immediately get to use them in a project and knit a multicoloured scarf. Once your scarf is completed, I give you guidance about where to go next in the world of knitting.
What Will I Get?
Students who have completed this course will be able to approach knitting patterns with confidence and have the knowledge to create unique knitted items. You'll also receive:
A quick welcome to the course and how it's going to work.
Learn about all the different types of tools a knitter might have and - most importantly - the three items you'll need to do this course.
A not so short guide to all the different types of yarn you can buy and how we measure yarn thickness.
You're all ready to learn how to knit, but first we need to put stitches onto the needles by casting on.
How to knit a stitch, the most important stitch you'll ever learn!
How to purl a stitch, the second most important stitch.
How to finish off a piece of knitting by casting off (binding off in US) to remove it from the needles.
Introduction to making a scarf.
Welcome to your first Knit-a-long! We'll start knitting your first scarf by casting on and choosing which stitch to practice. Be sure to knit along at the same time as me for the best learning experience.
In this lecture, we'll learn how to add a different ball of yarn so that we can change colour. Wait until you've reached the place you want to make a stripe before knitting along with this video. You might need this is you're making a really long scarf in just one colour.
Just me giving you an extra explanation of 'right side' and 'wrong side' of the colour change, now that I've knitted a bit more of my scarf.
When you've knitted your scarf to as long as you want, watch this lecture to cast off. This will take your project off the needles, ready for the finishing touches.
Nearly there! In the last lecture of this project, I show you how to weave in all of those loose ends so that no one ever knows they were there. They can be our little secret.
Well done! This lecture will tell you how to share your achievement with other knitters and where to look for more free resources.
Emily Woodhouse knits. Prolifically.
With 16 years of experience on her needles, there's no sign of her stopping yet.
In fact, she's been doing everything she can to bring more people to the movement. Teaching knitting classes since 2010 has helped her to understand what new and developing knitters want. She believes in a creative and flexible approach, based around projects that students actually want to make.
When she's not wrapped up in yarn (and sometimes when she is!) you can find her climbing mountains, challenging expectations and sneaking into university libraries.