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with Caddy Melville Ledbetter
Online Class

Learn to Knit: My First Scarf

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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!


  • beginner
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h48m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started

1. Getting Started

Meet designer and expert knitter Caddy Melville Ledbetter, and preview the gorgeous scarf you'll create in this class. You'll gain a solid understanding of the basics as Caddy illustrates the differences in yarn weights and offers advice on selecting needles. Plus, discover a simple way to wind a skein of yarn.

2. The Knit Stitch

2. The Knit Stitch

Now that you know the basics, it's time to start knitting! Learn a simple technique for casting on. Then, follow along as Caddy gives step-by-step instructions on making the first row of stitches. In addition, you'll practice several styles of knitting -- and get handy tips for tensioning your yarn.

3. Avoiding Mistakes

3. Avoiding Mistakes

Gain invaluable tips on avoiding mistakes. Learn how to recognize where you are in your work, making it a cinch to stop and start knitting at any time. Caddy explains how yarn placement plays a key role in preventing problems. You'll also find out quick fixes for typical mistakes.