Online Class: Knitting 101

This course is designed to teach beginners the basics of knitting but it is also useful to those knitters who want a refresher class.

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Course Description

Embark on a Knitting Odyssey: From Novice to Adept in Eleven Engaging Lessons

In the timeless art of knitting, every stitch tells a story and every yarn carries the potential to weave dreams into reality. Whether you're a complete novice, eager to embark on this enchanting journey, or a seasoned knitter looking to revisit the foundational aspects, our course is tailored just for you. Crafted meticulously, this offering aims to unravel the rich tapestry of knitting, drawing learners into its intricate and therapeutic realm.

From the intricate histories interwoven with every knitting technique to the dazzling array of tools that have evolved over the centuries, our course encompasses it all. Our eleven carefully curated lessons not only demystify the techniques but also delve deep into the nuances of reading patterns, interpreting color charts, and translating your visions into tangible knitted masterpieces.

Key Features of this Immersive Journey:

  1. Historical Reverie: Explore the fascinating chronicles of knitting, tracing its evolution and its profound impact on cultures across the globe.
  2. Tool Treasury: Dive into a comprehensive overview of knitting tools, understanding the unique role and application of each instrument.
  3. Decoding Designs: Equip yourself with the skills to effortlessly navigate knitting patterns and color charts, ensuring you're always in command of your creations.
  4. Knitting Nitty-Gritties: Immerse yourself in hands-on knitting lessons, starting with the foundational stitches and progressively advancing to intricate techniques.
  5. Capstone Creations: Conclude your learning adventure by embarking on bespoke projects that not only test your newfound skills but also yield beautiful tangible rewards.

Augmenting the learning experience, our course is enriched with detailed written instructions, illustrative photographs, and intuitive video demonstrations. We take pride in maintaining a consistent knitting vernacular throughout, ensuring a seamless and uninterrupted learning curve. Say goodbye to the confusion of juggling varying terminologies and embrace a smooth, enjoyable knitting voyage.

The magic of knitting isn't just in the end product, but in the rhythmic dance of needles, the soft caress of yarn, and the meditative trance it often induces. In mere days, with our guiding hand, you'll transition from an enthusiastic beginner to a confident knitter, ready to embark on countless textile adventures.

So, why wait? Dive into this world where creativity knows no bounds, where every yarn holds a promise and every stitch is a step closer to textile artistry. Join us, and let's weave dreams, one stitch at a time!

  • 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"
(1,334 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 putting 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); Course Comments
  • 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.

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Knitting 101
Course Number: 8900283
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (1,334 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: July 2023
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
Instructor: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "Great course! It was very helpful in getting started with my knitting journey!" -- Anasylvia T.
  • "The course helped me learn something that I probably would not have done it on my own." -- Amy H.
  • "The instructor was very helpful." -- Ciara B.
  • "it is very much helpful to me and to everyone." -- Mounica A.
  • "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.