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Knit Maker 101

with Vickie Howell

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  •   01 Class Introduction

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  •   11 Basic Left and Right-Slanting Decreases

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About The Class

learn how to knit.

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?”

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    01:12
  2. 02

    What You Need To Get Started

    11:48
  3. 03

    The Yarn Label and What is Gauge?

    10:23
  4. 04

    How to Cast On

    08:15
  5. 05

    How to Knit Stitch

    06:09
  6. 06

    How to Purl Stitch

    05:14
  7. 07

    How to Rib Stitch

    05:02
  8. 08

    How to Seed Stitch

    05:00
  9. 09

    Adding a New Ball or Color

    06:38
  10. 10

    Tips For Reading a Knitting Pattern

    14:21
  11. 11

    Basic Left and Right-Slanting Decreases

    07:03
  12. 12

    Binding Off and Weaving in Ends

    08:18
  13. 13

    How to Kint In-The-Round

    07:14

Meet Your Expert

Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell is a Craft Author, Designer, TV host, Maker, Spokesperson, Brand Ambassador and Consultant in the Knitting and Crochet Industry. Vickie is most well-known as the Host and Creative Consultant of DIY Network & HGTV’s show, Knitty Gritty, her best selling craft books, and her accessible, inclusive approach to nurturing the creative community via print, video and social media. ... read more

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  • pdf Beanie Pattern
  • jpg Gauge Swatch Symbol
  • pdf Knitting Abbreviations
  • pdf Phone Sleeve Pattern
  • pdf Practice Swatches
  • pdf Scarf Pattern

100% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Claudia Quinonez

    March 2016

    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

    Ashley Sarikaya

    January 2018

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

  • E.L. Bl/Du

    E.L. Bl/Du

    November 2018

    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.

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