Online Class

Essential Skills for Circular Knitting

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Get an introduction to key techniques for working in the round and start expanding your project possibilities.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including the Basket Rib Cowl pattern
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Pam Powers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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

Grab your circular needles and learn the basic skills needed to open up your knitting to cowls, headbands, socks, gloves and more. Knitwear designer Pam Powers guides you through the steps to take circular projects from start to finish, and helps build foundational skills you can transfer to future work.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Circular Knitting Needle Options
Meet Pam Powers and begin by learning the pros and cons of the most popular needles for working in the round. You'll see what's it's like to use both one and two circular needles, magic loop needles, and double pointed needles (DPNs).
2. Casting On & Joining
3. Gauge & Circular Knitting
4. Managing Stitch Patterns
5. Binding Off
6. Finishing

Recommended with this class

  • Bulky yarn and US size 10 (6 mm) 24" (60 cm) circular needle
  • OR sport-weight yarn and US size 4 (3.5 mm) 24" (60 cm) circular needle

Taught by

Pam Powers Knits
Pam Powers Knits
Pam Powers is a freelance knitwear designer living in Orange County, California. Her designs have appeared in Interweave Knits, Twist Collective, Belle Armoire and Apronology. She has taught numerous classes and workshops in yarn shops across the US and is the author of Dress-to-Impress Knitted Scarves.

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