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Online Class

Sweater Knitting Basics & Beyond

First time knitting a sweater? We’ve got you covered.

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including the sweater pattern in sizes XS to 5X
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Caddy Melville Ledbetter


Knitting your own sweater is easier — and more fun — than you may think! Discover the basics as you knit alongside expert Caddy Melville Ledbetter to create a cute, cozy cardigan step by step.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Meet Caddy and begin class with a brief overview of your project: an oversized open-front cardigan. You'll learn how to choose the right size for your sweater, and how to make and measure a gauge swatch in the basket rib stitch pattern.
2. Knitting the Back
3. The Right Front
4. The Left Front
5. The Sleeves & Pockets
6. Finishing & Assembly

Included Patterns

Long Weekend Cardigan

Long Weekend Cardigan

Long Weekend Cardigan

Long Weekend Cardigan

Taught by

Caddy Melville Ledbetter
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.