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Before You Start

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Calling all beginners - here is where you need to start. In this course, you'll master the basics from how to hold your needles through to getting that all-important tension right. Once you've got this under your belt, you're ready to start and the world of knitting is at your feet.

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Neti Love & Julie Peasgood

Calling all beginners - here is where you need to start. In this course, you'll master the basics from how to hold your needles through to getting that all-important tension right. Once you've got this under your belt, you're ready to start and the world of knitting is at your feet.

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Before You Start

Course Overview

Price

Price

Included with Let’s Knit Together membership

Instructor

Instructor

Neti Love & Julie Peasgood

Duration

Duration

25.17

Lessons

Lessons

5

Difficulty

Difficulty

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What you need

What you need

A pair of straight single-pointed needles; knitting pattern; a pen and if possible, a highlighter; yarn; tape measure; pins (optional)

Course Lessons ( 5 )

  • 1. How to: hold knitting needles

    05:04

    Holding your needles and yarn comfortably will help you to knit more smoothly, quickly and accurately. There are a couple of ways, so experiment and see what suits your natural style the best.

  • 2. How to: read a pattern

    07:05

    Let's take a look around a typical pattern to see the type of information it contains, from equipment and how much yarn, to the stitches and making up.

  • 3. How to: read a ball band

    04:03

    The ball band contains a wealth of information, from metreage to recommended needle size, and if you want to make an item in a different yarn to the pattern, it's helpful to know what to consider.

  • 4. How to: get the right tension

    09:05

    Tension in knitting refers to how many stitches and rows fit in a certain area. See how to match what is specified in a pattern – if given – to make sure your garment ends up the right size.

  • 5. Your basic knit kit

    14:03

    Apart from the yarn for your project, there are a few essentials and some inexpensive extras that will come in handy to help with your knitting, depending on what sorts of items you want to knit.

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