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Knits

Our knit lesson tutorials include cut & sew knits, as well as the art of hand-knitting and crocheting. Click on any lesson picture, below, to learn more about that lesson. Note: You'll learn the most from our lessons by doing exactly what the teacher is doing using your own tools and supplies.

Beginner

Recommended Lesson Order
Begin with our “Introduction to Knit Fabrics” and “Knit Fabric Principles” lessons. You will learn about knit structure, stretch ratio and how to choose the best knit fabric for a particular design. Then apply this knowledge and learn how handle cut and sew knits with “Knit Necklines”, “Knit Seam Finishes” and “Knit Hem Finishes”. Learn or improve upon your hand knitting skills with “Knitting a Trellis Lace Stitch” and “Knitting a Raised Rib Stitch”. Finish by learning how to create a hand-knit poncho scarf (“Knitting a Poncho Scarf”) and a knit sweater (“Knitting a Sweater”).

Learn how to crochet by becoming familiar with various crochet stitches with our lessons: “Crocheting a Shell Stitch” and “Crocheting a Half Double Crochet V-Stitch.” Then move on to our lesson, “Crocheting a Tabard Tank Top”, where you will learn additional crochet stitches and how to complete a garment.

Crocheting a Tabard Tank Top
Knitting a Trellis Lace Stitch
Knitting a Raised Rib Stitch
Crocheting a Shell Stitch
Beginner
Introduction to Knit Fabrics
Introduction to Knit Fabrics
Fashion Lectures
Beginner
Knit Fabric Principles
Knit Fabric Principles
Fashion Lectures
Beginner
Knit Seam Finishes
Beginner
Knit Hem Finishes
Beginner
Knit Necklines
Beginner
Crocheting a Half Double Crochet V-Stitch
Knitting a Sweater
Beginner
Knitting a Poncho Scarf
Beginner

Intermediate

If you already have some experience with knits, check out our Knit Stretch Reduction lessons.

Drafting a Legging
Intermediate
Drafting a Panty Sloper
Intermediate
One-Piece Bodysuit – Swimsuit Sloper
Swimsuit Construction Tips
Intermediate
Convert Torso Sloper to Stable Knit Torso Sloper
Knit Stretch Reductions: Torso Slopers
Knit Stretch Reductions – Sleeve Slopers
Knit Stretch Reductions – Skirt Slopers
Knit Stretch Reductions – Pant Slopers