If you are reading this, you already know how enjoyable and rewarding knitting is. It is such a great feeling to spend time with a project and feel the excitement when you finish your garment. Whether you are a beginner knitter or a seasoned veteran, it is always a good idea to brush up on skills or learn new stitches and methods. The knitting community is very generous and there are several amazing knitting classes offered online for free. We compiled a list of our favorites.
The folks at AllFreeKnitting.com have put together a complete and entirely free knitting class with seven modules. This class is for entry-level beginners who are looking for a knitting crash course. The classes start with knitting terminology and basic supplies and finish with knitting your first pattern. The class includes a manual, several videos, and step by step instructions.
If you are someone who is still deciding whether to take up knitting as a new hobby, this free online class is for you. The 22 minute class takes you through every step you need to start knitting today. It is followed up with a Part 2 video that is only 11 minutes and teaches purl knitting. Ryan is a great teacher and these videos are recommended.
This class is hosted on Skillshare. The Skillshare platform requires a $99/annual membership; however, they offer a 7 day free trial, which is plenty of time to complete this class. Jill Tarabar, the instructor, describes this project as Mathematical Art. The class is designed for an experienced knitter who wants to learn Provisional Crochet Cast-on, Adding Beads as you knit and creating an Invisible Kitchener Stitch seam. The end result is elegant, geometric, and beautifully embellished.
Simulating the joy of live knitting circles, The Knitting Circle offers hundreds of knitting class videos for all skill levels. Some of the classes are free, although they do offer Premium classes available with their membership, which is only $3/year.
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The videos are fun and easy to follow.
We love this online course for knitting a Fair Isle Sweater because it comes with a free pattern, is detailed, and the end result is gorgeous. Marly Bird is a knitwear designer who is a national instructor and offers classes on YouTube. The course is five parts and they are all offered for free on YouTube.
If you are just getting started or brushing up on your skills, Purls and Pixels offers an online lesson that includes an index of more than 20 modules that cover numerous stitches, some beginner information, and even a few more advanced modules. If you prefer to learn with bite-sized pieces of instruction, this knitting class may be perfect for you.
Taught by Faith Hale, knitwear designer, this adorable class takes you through instructions for three precious baby garments. The projects begin easy and progress to a more advanced skill level by the end. The class is a three-part series of easy-to-follow video instruction complete with a detailed supply list. It is hosted on Creative Bug, which offers a 60 day free membership so that you can take this class completely free.
Have you taken a free knitting class that you LOVE? If so, let us know which one.
Does your yarn stash have single skeins and little scrap balls of leftover yarn that are seemingly too small for a project? Most projects have a bit of leftover yarn and it seems wasteful to throw it away. Now it is sitting around taking up space, so how can you use it so it doesn't go to waste? Get ready to crank up the creativity level. We came up with a list of fun knitting projects that are perfectly paired with scraps of unused yarn.