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with Caddy Melville Ledbetter
Online Class

Learn to Knit: Essential Skills for Beginning Knitters

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Round out your knitting repertoire with skills and stitches that set you up for success with more intermediate projects! Join instructor and designer Caddy Melville Ledbetter and build the bridge that will take you beyond beginner knitting. This class is the third installment in the "Learn to Knit" series for knitters who are ready to go beyond the basics. Start class by adding a variety of popular cast-ons to your toolkit, including e-wrap, knitted, long-tail, cable and crochet. Caddy will show you how to make pattern-reading simple, create a gauge swatch and conquer common mistakes such as dropped stitches. You'll learn how to knit ribbing, cables and even basic lace as Caddy demystifies charts. Plus, she'll show you how to join a new ball of yarn to your project, and how to finish all of your knits neatly and beautifully!


  • beginner
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h15m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

In this brief introduction, meet expert knitter and author Caddy Melville Ledbetter as she highlights the essential skills you'll master in this class. Gain confidence casting on, reading charts, fixing mistakes -- and tackling more advanced projects!

2. Before Starting a Project

2. Before Starting a Project

Set yourself up to succeed by understanding your tools and materials. Learn about the different types of knitting needles and yarn weights. Overwhelmed by the amount of info in a knitting pattern? Caddy shows you how to make sense of it. Plus, learn how to make -- and measure -- a gauge swatch.

3. Five Most Common Cast-Ons

3. Five Most Common Cast-Ons

Practice the five most common cast-ons with Caddy's guidance. Follow along as Caddy gives step-by-step instruction on the e-wrap, knitted, long-tail, cable and crochet cast-ons. In addition, you'll discover a variety of tips and tricks for mastering these techniques.