Online Class

Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know


Become a more informed, confident and proficient knitter. Discover what techniques to use when, how to execute them perfectly and why they're the best choice.

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What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials including instructions for tricky techniques and tables of ratios for seaming and picking up stitches
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sally Melville
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn essential knitting techniques no knitter should be without. Join knitwear designer and author Sally Melville and find out how to create perfect gauge swatches for work that fits flawlessly. Select and knit the best cast-ons and bind-offs for any project. Create invisible or eye-catching seams with different selvage stitches. Get the most professional look with the right increases and decreases for any stitch pattern. Seam row-to-row, stitch-to-stitch and stitch-to-row for a beautiful finish. Master picking up and knitting to work wonders along row edges, V-neck pullovers and around curves. Choose and use smart techniques for the best results in any knitting situation.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, designer and author Sally Melville, and learn more about the essential techniques covered in your class. You can watch the lessons in order or skip to the ones that interest you most. Use this class as a reference whenever you want to learn or review any technique!
2. Gauge
3. Casting On
4. Bind-Offs
5. Selvages & Tails
6. Increases
7. Decreases
8. Seaming
9. Picking Up & Knitting

Additional Supplies Needed

  • Yarn and needles of any kind for swatching and practicing stitches

Taught by

Sally Melville
Sally Melville
In more than 50 years of knitting and 35 years of teaching, Sally Melville has taken hundreds of finished garments off her needles and taught hundreds of different classes. Today, she is the author of seven knitting books including Sally Melville Styles, The Knitting Experience series and Knitting Pattern Essentials. Her gift for making knitting simple, useful and fun has long made Sally a beloved instructor. Sally is dedicated to helping knitters make pieces they'll be proud to show the world!
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