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knitting series: knitting 101

In this four-part class for beginners, students will make a small pouch from start to finish.  Whether you've never picked up a set of knitting needles in your life, or you've tried to learn on your own with little success, this class is for you.  Finally learn that skill you've been wanting to try!

Week 1 - you will learn to cast on & the knit stitch,.

Week  2  - the cast on will be reviewed along with the knit stitch & you will learn the purl stitch.  Towards the end of class you will cast on for your pouch.

Week 3 - You will  continue to work on your project, we will discuss and fix any mistakes that have arisen,  learn how to read a basic pattern, decrease & make a buttonhole for the flap of the pouch.

Week 4 - you will sew your pouch together using the mattress stitch & we will discuss the option of felting it.

Students will be required to do homework in between the classes, there is a huge benefit to knitting a little every day, the more you do it the easier it becomes.

Required Materials:

- 1 100g skein or ball of Cascade 220 worsted weight yarn (100% wool) - (available here).
We recommend you do not choose dark colored yarns such as black or navy, as it is harder to see your stitches.
Please come to class with your yarn wound ready to knit.

Required tools: 
- US 7 Brittany straight wooden knitting needles, available here or Knitter's Pride - Dreamz - 10" Single Point US size 7 (available here)

- Locking stitch markers, available here 
- Chibi tapestry needle, available here 
- Scissors, selection available here 
- Pen and paper 
- Tape measure 

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