Knitting 105: Knitting in the Round for Beginners

Course description

Does the thought of knitting with double pointed needles make you feel like your juggling 4 chain saws? Does a circular needle look more like a mini jump rope to you than a knitting tool?

Fear not! We at the Yarn Craft Academy have made it our mission to demistify the complexities of knitting in the round.

In this online video class, knitting instructor Johnny Vasquez will teach you the basics of knitting in the round with both double pointed needles, and circulars. By the end of this class you’ll be on your way to making everything from hats to socks to mittens and even seamless sweaters!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS CLASS

  • How to cast on for ribbing in the round
  • How to do basic color changes for stripes
  • How to knit with double pointed and circular needles
  • and much, much more

SKILLS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TAKING THIS CLASS

  • How to cast on
  • How to knit the knit stitch
  • How to knit the purl stitch

PROJECTS INCLUDED IN THIS CLASS

 

Reviews (5)

I throughly enjoyed the class. I don't feel as intimidated by DPNs as I have been. As a VIP member I can watch classes over and over if I need to. This is by far one of my favorite sites on line. I love the classes and feel like I learn something new whenever I come here. Johnny does a great job breaking the project down into manageable pieces. Thanks!

by Sue Joyce

Excellent. I learned so much. I am going to start knitting hats for a charity group in Chatham ON. It will be so much easier now. Looking forward to the next class.

by Marsha Thorpe

I have knit in the round and used double points before but I learned so many new ideas to improve my work. THANK YOU!

by Bunny Johnstone

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I throughly enjoyed the class. I don't feel as intimidated by DPNs as I have been. As a VIP member I can watch classes over and over if I need to. This is by far one of my favorite sites on line. I love the classes and feel like I learn something new whenever I come here. Johnny does a great job breaking the project down into manageable pieces. Thanks!

by Sue Joyce

Excellent. I learned so much. I am going to start knitting hats for a charity group in Chatham ON. It will be so much easier now. Looking forward to the next class.

by Marsha Thorpe

I have knit in the round and used double points before but I learned so many new ideas to improve my work. THANK YOU!

by Bunny Johnstone

Thank you so much -- I loved it. It was not only very informative and educational but enjoyable as well. The instructor, Johnny, has a very nice personality and I enjoyed listening to him. He gave lots of good tips and I am looking forward to making the "Teenie Beanie"

by Lucille Hanks

I admit, I'm not a beginner. I've been knitting for 4 years. I enjoyed learning about the ribbed cast on. It was something I hadn't done before. I have also always stayed away from patterns that had stripes, thinking it was too tricky to do. Not so! I'm going to make the hat for my husband!

by Christine Woolhouse

Johnny Vasquez

Johnny Vasquez

Senior Instructor

Johnny Vasquez is the founder of Yarn Nation Media. After teaching himself to knit and crochet in 2010, Johnny started his first website to help pass his knowledge on to others. That site, New Stitch A Day, has since helped millions of people around the world take their yarn craft skills to the next level.

When he's not making videos about yarn he's working on a new business idea, watching an indie film, or planning his next travel adventure. He currently is traveling fulltime with his wife, Lacie, and their two beautiful little girls.

Course Includes

22 Videos

2 PDFs