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kids knitting series: knitting 101

Learn the timeless skill of knitting in this five week class for beginners, students are taken through the very basics of knitting and will make a fun small pouch from start to finish. 

Week 1- you will learn to cast on and the knit stitch
Week 2- the cast on and knit stitch will be reviewed and you will learn how to purl.
Week 3- we will start the pouch in class together
Week 4- we will review any knitting issues and learn how to fix them while continuing to work on the pouch
Week 5- you will sew your pouch together using the mattress stitch and finish.
Students will be required to do homework in between the classes.

This class is also suitable for students who have previously completed a 5-week block of knitting 101. Students will be able to move onto level 2, continuing to work on the basic skills and learn how to knit in the round by making a simple hat. 

Required Materials:

- 1 100g skein or ball of worsted yarn (100% wool). We recommend cascade 220, available here .
Please ensure your yarn is wound ready to knit.

We recommend choosing a light color so you can see your stitches. 

Required tools: 

- US 7 straight wooden knitting needles, available here. We strongly recommend using Knitter's Pride - Dreamz - 10" Single Point US size 7.
- Locking stitch markers, available here 
- Chibi tapestry needle, available here 
- Scissors, selection available here 
- Pen and Paper 
- Tape measure 

Additional materials and tools if continuing onto level 2. 
- US 8 16" circular needles, available here
- 1 ball of Cascade Pacific yarn, available here . 
- ring markers, available here 

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend the class, you may receive a refund or credit for a future class ONLY if we are notified in writing via email at least 72 hours prior to the first class AND we are able to fill your spot.  No other refunds or credits will be given for missed classes.  By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: absolute beginner
Instructor: Juliet McDonnell

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E, Suite 4 (2nd fl)
  • Westfield, NJ 07090