Knitting I: Learn the Basics with a Simple Scarf

Davina Choy, Yarn Wrangler at Sheep & Stitch

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10 Videos (45m)
    • Trailer

      1:14
    • Introduction

      3:01
    • Materials: Needles and Yarn

      6:54
    • Technique: The Cast-On and The Knit Stitch

      6:43
    • Technique: The Purl Stitch

      3:04
    • Technique: The Cast Off

      3:11
    • Scarf Project: Knitting and a Quick Fix

      6:23
    • Scarf Project: Rescuing Dropped Stitches

      6:22
    • Scarf Project: Casting Off

      2:03
    • Scarf Project: Finish with Optional Fringe

      6:17

About This Class

Learn to knit with Sheep & Stitch founder Davina Choy's fun 45-minute class for total beginners. With friendly and clear instruction, she breaks down the four fundamental techniques at the heart of knitting: the cast on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and the cast off. She shows how to put them in action in a simple, Skillshare-exclusive scarf pattern specifically designed with the novice in mind. Plus, the zoomed-in video lessons make it especially easy to see each step-by-step move. By the end of the class, you'll have a cushy, comfortable, and swingy scarf perfect for cool days or sharing with a close friend.

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Great class for beginners. She talks and knits at a very nice pace for someone just starting out, and she explains the terminology really well.
Davina is an excellent teacher for a beginner. She is slow, methodical, and anticipates where students may have a problem.
I have tried to knit off and on over the years, never accomplishing much. But this course made it easy to understand and I completed my scarf. Thank you.

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Davina Choy

Yarn Wrangler at Sheep & Stitch

Davina is the founder of Sheep and Stitch, a website that teaches people how to knit through knitting patterns, video tutorials, yarns and kits. Knitting is an incredible act of creation. Think about it: with just sticks, string, and your own two hands, you can make a hat ... or a scarf ... or a sweater! It seems like pure magic! And yet, it's actually pretty easy to do. Davina's goal is to share the magic of knitting so that everyone can experience the joy of making something beautiful and warm with their own two hands.