Online Class: Knitting 101

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Course Description

This course is designed to teach beginners the basics of knitting but it is also useful to those knitters that might need a refresher class. Whether you have just a little or no knowledge of knitting – this course is for you. Eleven lessons provide history, discussion of the tools, how to read and understand patterns and color charts, and of course how to start knitting. This course will finish up with some simple knitting projects to practice and complete.

Written instructions, pictures and video demonstrations will help teach the knitting process. Consistent knitting lingo is used throughout, so there is no need to re-learn your lessons each time. This makes it easier and more fun for you to learn to knit.

Learning how to knit has never been simpler and in just a few days you will be ready to tackle all kinds of new knitting adventures. So join the fun!



  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.5 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(1,196 votes)

Lesson 1- Knitting History and Tools of the Trade

This first lesson will include a brief history of this arts and crafts form as well as the tools and term used. 105 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: Introduction

Lesson 2- Getting Started

Very simple first step to get started. Additional lesson topics: How to Make a Slip Knot 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment

Lesson 3- Casting On

Everything that you knit will begin with the casting on of stitches. Whether you choose later to use a machine, a loom or continue with traditional needles, you will always need to begin with casting on. Additional lesson topics: How to Cast On Stitches; Cast On 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment

Lesson 4- Knitting in Two Stitches

Did you know that everything in knitting is comprised of two basic stitches? It is-the knit stitch and purl stitch. These two stitches, and a few other techniques, make up every piece of knit fabric you see and make. Additional lesson topics: Should I Learn English or Continental Knitting? Or Both? 0 Total Points

Lesson 5- Knit Stitch

In this lesson we will learn and practice the Knit Stitch. Additional lesson topics: How to Knit the Knit Stitch 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment

Lesson 6- Purl Stitch

In this lesson we will learn and practice the Purl Stitch Additional lesson topics: How to Knit the Purl Stitch 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment

Lesson 7- Binding Off

After you feel that you have the hang of knit and purl, you will need to learn to Bind Off. Binding off means that you have finished knitting and are ready to end your piece. No matter what your project, you will use this method to "stop" knitting. Additional lesson topics: How to Bind Off 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment

Lesson 8- Basic Combinations and Reading Instructions

Now that you have learned the absolute basics for all knitting stitches, knit and purl, you have many opportunities to combine them for even more stitches. Additional lesson topics: How to Read a Chart; How to Read a Knitting Pattern 0 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video

Lesson 9- Other Techniques

We did not want to leave you without mentioning some other techniques not covered in detail, since this is a basic course. However we'd like to share general information on them. Additional lesson topics: Knitting Techniques and Tips 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment

Lesson 10- Putting it All Together

In this lesson we will focus on put this all together to complete a knitting project. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment

Lesson 11- Finishing Your Projects

In this final lesson we will discuss some techniques used to finish a Knitting Project. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the history of knitting.
  • Prepare for knitting.
  • Demonstrate purling and binding off.
  • Demonstrate checking your gauge, combinations and ribbing.
  • Demonstrate knitting in the round and alternate needles.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Knitting 101
Course Number: 8900283
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (1,196 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "It was all helpful." -- Linda P.
  • "The instructor and the course inspired me to be creative. Also inspired me in idea's on making my own beaded stitch markers in the future." -- Charlesa Kaye R.
  • "I like that I finished the course having completed a knitted object." -- Janet Q.
  • "I thought this was a fun and great learning experience for a beginner to learn how to knit." -- Donna S.
  • "The entire course was well constructed. Thank you very much it was a pleasure." -- Rosemarie L.
  • "The course is interesting and encourages me to continue knitting." -- Beatrice N.