Two of Wands

CraftJam Academy: Beginner Knitting


  • 33 West 17th St 5th floor New York, NY 10011

We are introducing a new series of workshops - CraftJam Academy. These workshops will consist of three to four sessions and are taught by experts in their field who will make sure you thoroughly learn a new skill or deepen the knowledge you already have.

With the launch of CraftJam Academy, we are starting off with the Beginner Knitting Workshop series. In three sessions knitwear designer Alexi Tavel will introduce you to the basics of knitting and guide you through your first knitting project, a knitted scarf or cowl. Through in-class demonstrations and weekly home assignments, you’ll learn the basics of knitting giving you the ability to follow thousands of existing patterns and maybe even design some of your own.

Students will learn the foundations of knitting – casting on, knitting, purling, simple stitch patterns, binding off and seaming – and will learn how to apply these skills to a variety of garments and accessories. Students are able to complete endless projects on their own after taking this class.

The curriculum:

1st week - Monday, November 7th: Introduction to knitting

Brief history and modern application of knitting
Reading a pattern
Casting on
The knit stitch
How to fix a dropped stitch
Homework: Continue knitting your project at home

2nd week -  Monday, November 14th: Continue and Finishing First Knitting Project

Review previous week and work
Binding off
Mattress stitch seam
Weaving in ends

3rd week - Monday, November 28th: Review and And New Skills

Finding patterns online
Reading different patterns
Different Cast-ons
The purl stitch, rib stitch, and seed stitch
Resources for further education

This class is beginner-friendly; no experience necessary! We will have all the supplies and materials ready for you, including yarn and knitting needles. Also, we are BYOB friendly, so bring a drink of your choice!

Receive 15% off your class when you use code JAMMASTERALEXI at checkout!

Get your tickets here: bit.ly/craftjamoacademynov7