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Online Class

Startup Library: Knitting

Everything you need to start knitting with confidence.

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What You Get

  • 17 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, patterns for practice mitts, a waffle stitch cowl and striped beanie, and a guide to knitting abbreviations and terms
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Susan B. Anderson

How it works

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

Class Overview

Interested in knitting but don’t know where to start? This is the class for you! Join Susan B. Anderson, your expert guide to knitting, as she teaches you how to make three cozy accessories — a pair of hand warmers, a bulky cowl, and a pom-pom hat — from getting your first stitches on the needles to finishing your projects, with troubleshooting tips and much more. Explore two different knitting styles, Continental and English, and decide which one you prefer!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Intro to Knitting
Meet Susan B. Anderson and get a brief introduction to knitting. Then jump to the best part of knitting: the yarn! Learn about the different fibers and sizes to choose from, as well as the best types for beginners.
2. What You Need
3. Casting On
4. The Knit Stitch
5. The Purl Stitch, English
6. Ribbing, English
7. The Purl Stitch, Continental
8. Ribbing, Continental
9. Binding Off
10. Finishing
11. Reading a Pattern
12. Knitting in the Round
13. Waffle Stitch Cowl
14. Shaping
15. Changing Colors
16. Striped Hat
17. Fixing Common Mistakes

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Taught by

Susan B. Anderson
Susan B. Anderson
Susan B. Anderson lives with her family in Madison, Wisconsin. She is the author of six knitting books, including the best-selling "Kids' Knitting Workshop." In 2016, Susan and her son started a yarn and pattern company, Barrett Wool Co. Susan's favorite part of being a knitting teacher is traveling the country, teaching, and meeting knitters from all over the world.

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