Kate is a professional technical editor and a seasoned designer and teacher. Her first book, Beyond Knit & Purl , has been praised as the 21st century "Knitting for Anarchists" book, and her second book, Knit Accessories: Essentials & Variations , was published in late 2012 to great acclaim. Kate regularly teaches at stores and events across North America, including Vogue... Full bio »
Today's the day you discover a lifelong hobby -- knitting! Learning how to knit is fun and easy with expert instruction brought to you on high-quality video. In this Annie's online video class, instructor Kate Atherley begins with the very basics, such as how to hold the knitting needles and yarn, and progresses you through all the basic stitches, casting on, binding off and easy increasing and decreasing.
This class is taught in English-style knitting, but Kate also demonstrates Continental-style. Skills learned can be applied to both English and Continental knitters. Step-by-step, Kate will help you build skill upon skill to learn how to confidently knit any beginner-level pattern.
In this class you'll learn:
Which needles and yarn are best for beginners to use
How to tie a slip knot
How to cast on your first stitches
How to knit and purl
How to bind off
How to work the stockinette stitch, ribbing and seed stitch
How to increase and decrease stitches
You'll learn all the essential knitting techniques to knit eight beginner class projects including an easy dishcloth, a headband with matching wrist warmers, a water bottle holder, a phone cozy, a baby hat and a scarf.
Annie's online classes can be viewed online at your convenience, 24/7, 365 days a year from any mobile device, both tablet and non-tablet (phones, iPod Touch, etc.) but classes are best viewed on tablets or computers.
Annie's Creative Studio subscribers can enjoy unlimited access to this online class while subscribed to Annie's Creative Studio. If you'd like to have lifetime access to this class, you can purchase the online class or DVD at www.AnniesOnlineClasses.com. The Ask the Instructor, Supplies and My Notebook features available with lifetime access are not available on Annie's Creative Studio.