Learn to Knit: Essential Skills for Beginning Knitters (DVD)

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Learn essential skills every new knitter should know! Open up your project possibilities with different cast-ons, basic stitch patterns and more.

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What You Get

  • DVD with 7 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet, including a knitting abbreviations guide and stitch patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning


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Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Five Most Common Cast-Ons
4. Shaping
5. Basic Stitch Patterns & Charts
6. Little Extras
7. Finishing Touches

Recommended with this product

  • Yarn and needles for practicing techniques
  • Cable needle
  • Crochet hook

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.

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