Knitting a Sweater

Knitting a Sweater

Knitting a Sweater

This lesson, will teach you how to knit a long, chunky sweater that looks terrific over jeans or leggings. The directions are simple, and the yarn is thick, so it doesn’t take a very long time to make. Before you know it, you’ll have something to be proud of, your soon-to-be new favorite sweater.

Note: For this lesson you will need 1200 yards of the bulky weight yarn.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Intro 1-3
2 Knitting Needles & Stitches 1
3 Casting-On & Knitting 1-7
4 Binding-Off for the Armholes 1-3
5 Back Sweater 1-2
6 Front Sweater 1
7 Front Neck Opening 1
8 Binding-Off the Shoulder 1-2
9 Sleeves 1-5
10 Collar 1-7
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Intro

Step Description
1 Are you ready for something gorgeous and very simple to knit? Like a long chunky sweater? If you worked your way through Video No. 1, and knit the short poncho-scarf, I think that you are ready to knit this sweater.
2 This yarn is great – it’s called Lion Brand Unique – slightly bulkier than worsted weight yarn, lovely and soft, with gorgeous color choices, and not very expensive. It’s a good idea to use yarn of this weight for your first sweater. It’s not too thick, and it’s consistent with no crazy loopy or lumpy things. Then, when you are confident about it, feel free to use more exciting and expensive yarns for your next project.
3 In our previous video, we learned the basic actions we use in knitting. They are: Casting-on stitches, the Knit stitch and the Purl stitch, the Stockinette stitch, the Rib stitch and Binding-off stitches. In this video, you’ll be using all of those, with some new actions.

  • We’ll learn the Garter Stitch and how to increase and decrease stitches.
  • By increasing and decreasing stitches, you can shape a piece of knitting into any shape at all.


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