Knitting for Beginners 1 with Kath Andrews

£30

This course includes:

  • 1h 55m 09s video content
  • PDF copy of course notes
  • 2 downloads
  • Lifetime Access
  • Student-only Forum
  • Access on mobile
  • Optional Kit

Knitting for Beginners 1 with Kath Andrews

Knitting

If you’ve ever wanted to knit and never have, this course is for you. From your first slip knot and cast-on to seaming and stuffing your creature, you are taken step by step through knit and purl stitches and how to fix common problems.

  • Kath Andrews
  • Last Updated: Tue, 16 Feb 2021
  • Language: English

What You’ll Learn

  • How to cast on
  • The knit stitch
  • The purl stitch
  • How to cast off
  • How to seam and stuff your work

Skills Required

  • This course is ideal for complete beginners so no previous skills are needed

Course Description

If you’ve ever wanted to knit and never have, this course is for you. From your first slip knot and cast-on to seaming and stuffing your creature, you are taken step by step through knit and purl stitches and how to fix common problems.

What You’ll Require

  • 16g/32m DK yarn
  • 4mm knitting needles
  • Blunt ended tapestry needle
  • Toy stuffing
  • Felt pieces (self-adhesive if possible)
  • 2 bulb pins/coil-less safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Felt-tip pen
  • Glue if felt not self-adhesive
  • Pen or pencil to make notes on your downloads

Course Structure

Section 0 - Introduction 03m 50s

A welcome from me, introducing the course and the skills you will learn.

Section 1 - Casting On 09m 35s

Learn the cable cast-on.

  • 1.1 Making a Slip Knot 01m 46s
  • 1.2 The Cable Cast-on 07m 49s
Section 2 - The Knit Stitch 15m 41s

Learn the knit stitch and how it makes a garter stitch fabric. Learn to count rows/ridges in your knitting.

  • 2.1 The First Row 05m 11s
  • 2.2 Creating a Garter Stitch Fabric 08m 23s
  • 2.3 Counting Rows and Ridges 02m 07s
Section 3 - The Purl Stitch 13m 11s

Learn the purl stitch, how it differs from the knit stitch and how to create a stocking stitch fabric. Learn how to count rows in stocking stitch.

  • 3.1 The First Purl Row 03m 20s
  • 3.2 Making a Stocking Stitch Fabric 05m 19s
  • 3.3 Counting Rows and Finishing the Knitting 04m 32s
Section 4 - Casting Off 04m 58s

Learn the most common cast-off technique and how to weave in your yarn ends.

  • 4.1 The Basic Knitted Cast-off 04m 58s
Section 5 - Seaming and Stuffing 24m 27s

Learn how to seam your work with a whipping stitch, how to stuff it effectively and weave in your final yarn end.

  • 5.1 Weaving in Yarn Ends 03m 03s
  • 5.2 Seaming 12m 11s
  • 5.3 Stuffing 06m 19s
  • 5.4 Dealing with the Final Yarn End 02m 54s
Section 6 - Decorate and Celebrate! 06m 37s

Add a personality to your knitted creature with felt decorations.
Reflect on and celebrate all you have learnt.

  • 6.1 Decorating your creature 04m 38s
  • 6.2 ...and Celebrate! 01m 59s
Section 7 - Hints and Tips 36m 50s

A comprehensive guide to common problems faced by new knitters as well as how to avoid and fix them.

  • 7.1 Beginning a Row 04m 02s
  • 7.2 Reducing Stitch Count at Row Ends 03m 16s
  • 7.3 Gaining Stitches with Yarn Overs 03m 11s
  • 7.4 Split Stitches 03m 58s
  • 7.5 Losing Stitches by Knitting Two Together 03m 32s
  • 7.6 Dropped Stitches 07m 34s
  • 7.7 Tight and Loose Knitting Tension 11m 17s

Optional Kit 5 Kits Available

There is an optional kit available to order with this course at £15.00 — you can choose to add this to your order once you add this course to your basket.

The kit for this course contains:

  • 20x24cm blue cotton project bag, containing:
  • 16g/32m Cambrian Wool DK yarn, 100% Welsh Mule, varied colours
  • 1 pair Clover 4mm bamboo knitting needles
  • 10x13cm green cotton bag full of pure wool or synthetic (recycled plastic bottles) stuffing
  • 6x9cm yellow cotton pouch containing:
  • 1 blunt ended tapestry needle
  • 2 bulb pins
  • 3 self-adhesive felt pieces
  • 1 business card

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£30

This course includes:

  • 1h 55m 09s video content
  • PDF copy of course notes
  • 2 downloads
  • Lifetime Access
  • Student-only Forum
  • Access on mobile
  • Optional Kit

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