Have you always wanted to try knitting, but aren't sure where to start?

Are you stumped by what kind of yarn or supplies to buy?

Does trying to make sense of knitting patterns leave you feeling confused or frustrated?

Are you overwhelmed by the amount of information and tutorials that are available, and wish someone would guide you through it?

Are you excited about the prospect of learning a new fulfilling and rewarding creative hobby?

Do you want to participate more in slow fashion and create hand-made, heirloom-quality garments and accessories that will last a lifetime and beyond?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above, then you're in the right place!

Learn to Knit is a comprehensive yet approachable course for beginners.

You'll walk away from the course with a foundational set of knitting skills that will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to create a variety of projects.

What You'll Learn

  • Supplies

    First we'll cover everything you need to know about yarn, needles, and all the other notions and accessories that are essential as a beginner knitter.

  • Basic Techniques

    You'll gain a foundational set of skills such as casting on, knitting and purling, working basic stitch patterns, how to fix mistakes, and more.

  • Hands-on Projects

    We'll use what we learn to create two beginner-friendly projects together with step-by-step video instructions: a simple dish cloth and a chunky ribbed hat.

Course Content

    1. Welcome to the Course

    2. Navigating the Course Platform

    1. All About Yarn

    2. All About Needles

    3. Notions & Accessories

    1. Basic Two-Needle Cast On

    2. The Knit Stitch

    3. The Purl Stitch

    4. Basic Stitch Patterns

    5. Knitting Styles & Tension

    1. Dish Cloth Pattern

    2. Step 1: Casting On

    3. Step 2: Working in Garter Stitch

    4. Step 3: Binding Off

    5. Step 4: Weaving in Ends

    1. How to Read Knitting Patterns

    2. Common Pattern Abbreviations

    3. Glossary of Knitting Terminology

    4. Where to Buy Patterns

    1. Hat Pattern

    2. Step 1: Long Tail Cast-on

    3. Step 2: Joining in the Round

    4. Step 3: Working in (k2, p1) Rib

    5. Step 4: Decreasing

    6. Step 5: Finishing

    7. Step 6: Blocking

About this course

  • $49.00
  • 36 lessons
  • 4.5 hours of video content
  • 10 digital downloads

The Projects

In this course, you'll complete two projects with step-by-step video instructions: a simple dish cloth and a chunky ribbed hat.

*Please note that materials for these projects are not included with the course and must be purchased separately. You can find a list of the required course materials here.

What's Included:

  • Digital downloads including a beginner supplies checklist, glossary of knitting terms and common abbreviations, knitting project planner, and more

  • Step-by-step video tutorials and written instructions for two beginner knitting projects: a dish cloth and a ribbed hat

  • Membership in an exclusive online support community where you can ask questions and share progress with other students

  • Lifetime enrollment in the course with automatic access to all future updates

  • Access the course materials from any device: desktop, laptop, or mobile

  • A certificate upon completing the course to celebrate your achievement

Meet Your Instructor

Hi, I'm Emily!

I started knitting back in 2020 and grew to love it as a hobby. I now have a collection of beautiful hand-knit sweaters and accessories that I'm so proud of and absolutely love to wear. Knitting my own clothes has become such a passion of mine and I'm so excited to share that with you in this course! I also love sewing, slow fashion, and sustainability. Aside from online courses, I run a blog over at EmilyLightly.com and also make YouTube videos. I live in beautiful BC, Canada.


  • Who is this course for?

    This course is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to knit (even if you've never touched a pair of knitting needles in your life!) I teach all of the basics that you need to know, and no prior knitting experience is needed.

  • What supplies do I need to complete the course?

    You'll need some supplies to create two projects: a dish cloth and a hat. A course supply list is downloadable from the first introductory lesson. These supplies are NOT included as part of the course and must be purchased on your own.

  • How long does the course take?

    The course is completely self-paced, meaning you can complete it in as little or as much time as you need. Once you enroll, you gain lifetime access to the course materials and any future updates, so you can always come back for a refresher if you need one.

  • What style of knitting is taught in the course?

    In this course I teach the English or American style of knitting, where the yarn is held in the right hand and 'thrown' around the needle (as opposed to the Continental style, where the yarn is held in the left hand and and stitches are 'picked' with the needle). I personally use the English style for my own projects, and I also believe it's the easier of the two for a beginner to pick up and learn. You are welcome to use whichever style feels most comfortable for you!

  • What will I be able to knit after taking this course?

    The course will provide you with a foundational set of basic knitting skills that you can use to create all kinds of beginner-level projects, from garments to accessories to housewares. You'll feel confident to take on a variety of projects and continue building on your skills after the course!

  • I'm on a budget, can I still knit?

    Absolutely! How much you invest in this hobby is up to you. Shopping secondhand and thrifting supplies are great ways to save money when you’re just starting out.