Basic Knitting

Basic Knitting Class

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.

Note: Also check out Intermediate Knitting, Advanced Knitting: A Sweater of Your Own Design, and Knitting Open Workshop.


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.


Course Number

AW538

Class Size

8

Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level

Beginner

Prerequisite

None

Materials

Bring to first class:

  • 2 pairs of circular knitting needles – size 7 or 8, 16" or 24" length
  • Size 7 or 8 double pointed needles
  • 3 balls of worsted weight, 100% wool yarn. Berroco Alpaca or Cascade 220 are recommended and carried at JP Knit & Stitch in Jamaica Plain.

Find out more about where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


FALL

Section 1F: 6 Sundays, 10 am-12 pm
Oct 19 – Nov 23, 2014
$150 – OPEN
Instructor: Diane Ivey


WINTER

Section 1W: 6 Sundays, 10 am-12 pm
Jan 11 – Feb 22, 2015 (no class Feb 15; snow day make-up Mar 1) 
$150 – OPEN
Instructor: Diane Ivey

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