Beginner knitting course

I am looking at producing an online knitting course. First, for beginners, but if that is successful, I could do some more advanced ones later. Looking for feedback on my list of topics for each segment. What do you think of this?

Pre-course introductions
"What is Knitting?
”The Knit Stitch”
”The Purl Stitch”
”Garter Stitch”
”Stockinette Stitch”
Ten week course
Week 1—Review knit, purl, garter, stockinette
Week 2—Make a washcloth/dishrag
Week 3—Garter Stitch Scarf
Week 4—Introduction to circular knitting
Week 5—Rib stitch watch cap
Week 6—What is “gauge” and how is it important?
Week 7—Reading patterns and charts
Week 8—Sweater–Front and back
Week 9—Sweater–sleeves
Week 10—Sweater–neck and finishing
Bonus–Cable stitch

I would love to have any feedback on these. Thanks.

CLABBERS's picture

Hi Michael.
I write this as my beginnings as a knitter are still very fresh in my mind. I only began a few years ago.

I'm not sure if you cover casting on in the introduction, but I would think that for beginners it's a very good place to begin.

Another thing that you might want to discuss with beginners is the differences in types of needles and the materials used in each.

Yarn types and classifications might also be a good thing to put in an introduction.

Hope this helps.

If you need someone to field test your work, let me know. I'd be happy to help.


michaelpthompson's picture

Hi Mark,

Yes, I was figuring on covering cast on in the Knit Stitch segment. By that time, they've already seen the basic technique so I figure they are ready to handle it without being too confused. Probably look at tools and materials in week 1 while reviewing the basic techniques.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

CLABBERS's picture

Let me know if you need an editor. I'd be happy to help out.