Class Set

Basic Skills for Knitting: The Complete Collection 5-Class Set


Item: W0925E


Learn all the essential skills to kickstarting a new fun and rewarding hobby! Begin by getting acquainted with the basics before learning patterns for cozy accessories, mastering approachable in-the-round projects, and learning quick techniques for fixing any mistakes along the way.

For a more detailed summary of each class included in this set, see the “Classes Included” tab below.

NOTE: After purchase, all individual classes within this set will be made available in your Craftsy account. You will be able to enjoy your purchased classes within your library anytime without losing access.

Classes Included

Startup Library: Knitting (4h 26m)
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!

Learn to Knit: My First Scarf (1h 47m)
Have you been looking for the right chance to pick up those needles? Join instructor and designer Caddy Melville Ledbetter to start your knitting journey with support and success! During class, you’ll get acquainted with the basics of knitting, and learn to knit a scarf – a cute, approachable project perfect for honing your new skills. Caddy will help you choose which needles and yarn are right for the projects you want to make. Then, it’s time to stitch! As you knit, you’ll learn how to cast on with ease, avoid and fix mistakes and achieve a clean finish – from binding off to beautiful blocking. Plus, learn about swatching, the purl stitch and pattern-reading basics. Right-handed or left-handed, if you’re new to knitting, this class will put you on track for exciting projects and a brand new passion!

Learn to Knit: My First Hat (2h 0m)
Are you ready to step out of the world of flat knits and into a new, circular frontier of possibility? Circular knitting doesn’t have to be scary. With the right step-by-step guidance you’ll be knitting in the round with confidence and ease sooner than you think! Join instructor and designer Caddy Melville Ledbetter and learn the essentials you need to triumph in the round. During class, you’ll create a cute hat — an approachable in-the-round project that’s perfect for honing your new circular knitting skills. Learn how to pick the right yarn for potential projects and how to simplify pattern instructions as you read. Caddy will show you how to start with the long-tail cast-on, join to knit and purl in the round, work basic decreases and add extras such as earflaps for a fabulous final touch. Your knitting journey is just beginning; start that journey with a smashing success!

My First Socks (2h 58m)
Learn how to knit socks with designer and author Lucy Neatby. Find out how to cast on with perfect tension. Knit in the round using your favorite method and choose one of four style variations for your ribbed cuff. Work your sock leg in stockinette with no gaps, before creating a heel flap that’s shaped to curve gently around the back of your foot. Finish the sides of your heel flap, and decrease in the round until you reach your original number of stitches. Get the perfect foot length, and shape the toe for a great fit using a technique that makes grafting a breeze. Finish your socks with techniques for closing holes, fixing any imperfect stitches and more. Knit cute, cozy socks you can’t wait to pull on.

Adventures in Garter Stitch (2h 13m)
Hone new garter stitch skills alongside knitting author Vicki Square as you create a stylish triangle scarf, an eye-catching open lattice scarf and a personalized tote bag! Start with tips for smooth cast-ons and accurate gauge measurements. Then, knit your own chic triangle scarf with professional edges, increases and decreases, fascinating color changes and techniques for fuss-free finishing. Breeze through an open lattice scarf with all the chart-reading and knitting tricks you need to make this beautiful buttonhole pattern a stunning success. Plus, take your knit-stitch skills even further as you create a sturdy tote bag you can customize to complement your style! Use the garter stitch in new ways as you graduate from the basic scarf to more exciting, impressive accessories.

Your Instructors

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.

Caddy Melville Ledbetter
Caddy Melville Ledbetter is a designer and instructor with a flair for teaching new knitters. Her enthusiastic, stress-free instruction has built her a successful following of students, while her popular designs have attracted those with both classic and contemporary tastes. You can find Caddy’s patterns in the books she has co-authored: Mother-Daughter Knits and Warm Knits, Cool Gifts.

Tanis Gray
Tanis Gray is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has been involved in the creative industry for many years. Having worked at Martha Stewart, Vogue Knitting and Knit.1, among others, she prefers to be tangled up in yarn and knitting whenever possible. Tanis is the author of eight knitting books and has 450 published knitting designs. Her work has also been featured in major publications worldwide. You may recognize Tanis from her regularly featured spot on Knitting Daily TV.

Lucy Neatby
A former navigation officer for British cargo ships, Lucy Neatby now finds herself submerged in the fabulous world of fiber. Whether designing, writing or instructing, she strives to bring out the true fun in knitting. Her website, Lucy Neatby Designs, is no different. Lucy is also the face behind a series of instructional DVDs, Learn with Lucy, and the author of popular books, including Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters.

Vicki Square
Vicki learned to knit from her grandmother at the age of 6, and she’s never looked back. Today, her passion has grown to include instructing and designing, and she travels the country to teach fellow knitters at events of all shapes and sizes. Vicki contributes regularly to popular magazines and pattern collections, and is also the author of The Knitter’s Companion and Knit Great Basics, just two of her many titles.

Bonus Materials

Each class in this set comes with a helpful downloadable PDF that will add to the fun and success of each class. In total, you will gain access to 5 PDFs containing  42 pages of content, which you can view online anytime or print out to reference.

Startup Library: Knitting - Class Materials and Patterns

Learn to Knit: My First Scarf

Learn to Knit: My First Hat - Pattern


Adventures in Garter Stitch - Patterns