Fundamentals

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Find the gorgeous yarns you need to bring your dream knits to life! Enjoy exclusive deals on today's top brands.

Fundamental Patterns

Select your favorites from our collection of hundreds of knitting patterns by the world's best independent designers. Begin a new knitting project today!

Fundamental Classes

Learn essential knitting techniques to create alluring knitwear you can't wait to put on. Join world-class instructors in online knitting fundamentals classes, from the comfort of your home, at your pace.

Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know

Sally Melville

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Become a more informed, confident and proficient knitter. Discover what techniques to use when, how to execute them perfectly and why ... See more

Student Projects from this class

Pretty Selvages

Pretty Selvages

by Sally Melville

Picking Up Stitches

Picking Up Stitches

by Sally Melville

Simple Seaming

Simple Seaming

by Sally Melville

Lacy Keyhole Scarf from Knit Lab Class by TheCraftFloozy
Lacy Keyhole Scarf by GoCrochet
Lacy Keyhole Scarf by rawrpounce

Knit Lab

Stefanie Japel

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Knit Lab

Stefanie Japel

These essential lessons for new knitters teach you fundamental skills and about basic supplies through step-by-step instruction from designer Stefanie Japel.

Spring Shrug by Miss Cara
backward knit and purl by emo80
The Frugal Noob by immisceo

Improve Your Knitting

Patty Lyons

$19.99

Improve Your Knitting

Patty Lyons

Make your knitting more efficient, comfortable and beautiful as you master six valuable methods and styles. See more

Knitting Fundamentals Articles

Brush up on the basics with in-depth pieces on how to accurately measure your gauge, fixing dropped stitches, and more.

Gauge, and Why It Matters

Don't skip the critical first step of any knitting project: getting gauge. Here's why!

Picking Up a Dropped Stitch

Fixing a dropped stitch is easy to do. Enjoy this step by step tutorial.

Cast On Knitting: Where It All Starts

Discover two cast-on knitting techniques that are easy for beginners to learn and create an even firm edge.

Knitting Fundamentals Projects

See the amazing projects other students have created after mastering only the knitting fundamentals! From chic cardigans to stylish scarves you'll find the inspiration you need to embark on your own knitting journey.

Knitting Fundamentals Blog Posts

Enjoy easy step-by-step tutorials by the experts, for critical knitting techniques from casting on to binding off.

Tips for Knitting Wool + Why Wool Rules the School

When most of us think about yarn, the first type of fiber we think of is wool. There's a reason wool is the star of knitting. Whether working wool or ...

Handle With Care: How to Machine Wash Sweaters & Other Handknits

Your yarn label might say the fiber is machine washable, but that doesn't mean you can treat it like you would any other machine-washable item. Get ...

Knitting Fundamentals: A Foolproof Guide to Swatching in the Round

Golden knitting rule: Treat your swatch like your pattern — that means sometimes stitching that swatch in the round! Here's how to knit a swatch in ...