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knitting series 201: beginner next steps

This 5-part series is the perfect next step to our knitting 101. Choose your next project from a selection of four specially selected knitting patterns which will build confidence in basic skills.

Choose from the following four projects:
- Baby cardigan
- Classic knit hat
- Snuggly Cowl
- Modern first shawl

1. Baby cardigan 
You will be taken through the steps of making this simple yet super cute baby cardigan. The pattern is knit from top down and is a raglan construction. It can be made in sizes: Preemie, 0-3, 3-6, 6-12 months. This is a great project for learning increases, decreases and buttonholes. 
Required materials (must be purchased in the shop) 
-(1) Pattern #31 pattern by Melinda Goodfellow, paper pattern available to purchase here 
- Worsted weight yarn, we recommend Berroco Vintage, Malabrigo Rios. Shop our yarns here. 
- Needles, US 6 and US 8 24" circular (available here)
-(3) buttons, sized 5/8" 

2. Classic knit hat 
This is the perfect first hat project. You will be taken through this project step by step and will be taught knits, purls, rib stitch, decreases and working in the round. 
Required materials (must be purchased in the shop) 
- (1) Pattern Classic knit hat by Haley Scarpine, free Ravelry download available here. 
- Worsted weight yarn, we recommend Cascade 220, Malabrigo Rios, Berroco Vintage. Shop our yarns here. 
- Needles, US 8 16" circular and US 8 DPNs.

3. Simple Cowl- Oats 
This simple, snuggly cowl by Tin Can Knits builds confidence with working in the round as well as long tail cast on. 
Required materials (must be purchased in the shop) 
- (1) Pattern Oats Cowl by Tin Can Knits, free Ravelry download avaiable here. 
- Needles : Worsted weight - US 8 16" or 32" (for added length version) or DK weight - US 6 16" or 32" for longer version
- Worsted weight, we recommend Cascade 220, Berroco Vintage or Malabrigo Rios, Bulky: Berroco Wizard or
or DK weight, we recommend Berroco Vintage DK, Malabrigo Arroyo or Berroco Vento. 
Shop our yarns here. 

4. Modern first shawl 
The Grain pattern by Tin Can Knits is a triangular shawl knit in the traditional way with increases at the edges & down the center spine. Finished shawl measures 63" wide by 23" long. It can be knit using 1, 2 or 3 colors to create a big cozy shawl. Students knitting this shawl will learn simple increases, how to manage large numbers of stitches, work flat using a circular needle, change color (if needed) and blocking.
Required materials (must be purchased in the shop) 
- (1) Grain pattern by Tin Can Knits, free Ravelry download available here.
- Needles: Worsted weight - US 9 32" or DK weight - US 7 32"
- Worsted weight yarn, we recommend cascade 220, Berocco vintage, Malabrigo Rios or DK weight, we recommend Malabrigo Arroyo, Borocco vintage DK or Berroco Vento.  
 Shop our yarns here. 

For all our knitting classes, please come to class with your yarn wound ready to knit. We can wind the yarn for you in the shop we just ask that you give us 72hrs notice

The following tools will be required regardless of the project you are knitting up. 

Chibi tapestry needle (available here)
Locking stitch markers (available here
Ring markers (available here
Notebook and pen
Measuring tape

Cancellation Policy:

If you are unable to attend the class, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hrs in advance in writing by email and there is a waitlist for the class, and we are able to fill your spot.  Otherwise, a credit for a future class will be issued.

No refunds or credits will be provided if you notify us less than 72 hrs in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: All Instructors

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