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Knit Maker 101

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Class Introduction

Vickie Howell

Knit Maker 101

Vickie Howell

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Lesson Info

1. Class Introduction


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1 Class Introduction Duration:01:12
2 What You Need To Get Started Duration:11:48
4 How to Cast On Duration:08:15
5 How to Knit Stitch Duration:06:09
6 How to Purl Stitch Duration:05:14
7 How to Rib Stitch Duration:05:02
8 How to Seed Stitch Duration:05:00

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Class Introduction

Hey there, I'm Vickie Howell. Welcome to Knit Maker 101 on CreativeLive. I'm so excited that you're here, because this means that you want to learn how to knit. I am a knitwear designer and author, instructor, ambassador and just general sort of like razzle dazzler around knitting. I'm really passionate about being creative, and this is just one of the great methods that you can choose to express that creativity, and in this class, I'm going to give you everything that you need to know to get really your knitting started and be super successful so that hopefully I'm creating a life-long knitter. We're gonna start with the essentials, what you need to get started on your first project or even just practicing. We're gonna go over basic stitches. We're gonna talk about... Guage. We're gonna talk about different ways that yarn is wound. I'm gonna show you how to read a pattern. We're gonna talk about really cool pot projects that you will be able to make by the time you're done with this c...

lass. We're gonna have loads of fun and you're gonna leave totally empowered to lean how to knit.

Class Description

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to knit or need to knock the dust off your existing knitting skills, Knit Maker 101 with Vickie Howell is the course for you!

In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to find inspiration for your projects, choose your supplies, and start knitting the basics like phone cozies, scarves, and beanies. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Choose the right yarn and the right gauge of needles
  • Cast on, knit, purl, rib stitch, and seed stitch
  • Join a new ball or color to your project
  • Use circular needles
  • Finish off your projects
  • Weave in ends
Knitting is more than just a pastime; it’s a powerful way to add creativity, beauty, and even serenity to your daily life. The only question you’ll leave Knit Maker 101 with is, “What will I make next?”


Claudia Quinonez

I have to say that I am a fan of Vickie Howell and I absolutely love the way she teaches this class. The way she teaches this class is so easy to follow and understand. I am a beginner and was having a hard time with adding a new ball and decreases and this course has helped improve my knitting skills.

Ashley Sarikaya

Very helpful class! Vickie Howell is engaging and easy to follow. Excited to be taking more of her classes :)

E.L. Bl/Du

Vicky, WHERE have you been? You are missed on PBS show. VERY much looking fwd to this class. Vicky is one of the BEST knitting/Crochet instructors I have EVER watched. You are guaranteed to learn how to knit easily with her easy to follow instructions. Her own knitting is the most beautiful Ive seen. She tells you how to choose yarn, needles and how to follow patterns. Your set with this class. Even a seasoned pro will learn something.