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Learn the basics of knitting: casting on and off, choosing needles and yarns, knit and purl stitches, and how to read a pattern. Build skills quickly as you complete at least one project, a wallet or a multi-colored hat.
A NOTE ABOUT KNITTING CIRCLES: There are free knitting circles in Jamaica Plain and surrounding areas. For beginning knitters, we recommend this introduction before you join a knitting circle. Knitting circles are great – friendly gatherings for conversation and great places to gain new skills. But although people there will be happy to help you with a few things and give you a few tips, you won’t get a sustained introduction to the basics. Come learn basic skills at the Eliot School and your instructor will tell you all about knitting circles for your next step.
Age Range17+, teens by permission
Bring to first class:
- 2 pairs of knitting needles – If you use straight you can get any size; 7 or 8 is good for beginners. If you use circular, get 24" and up (24" to 36" are best).
- 3 balls of yarn: chunky, worsted or sport weight (wool or acrylic). Berroco "Comfort" yarn is recommended, and carried at JP Knit & Stitch in Jamaica Plain.
Find out more about where to buy supplies.
When classes are FULL, put yourself on a waiting list. But please do NOT register for full classes.
We are now adding classes outside of our printed catalog. Browse to find out more.