(Class 101), Intro to Knitting Series 101


Learn to knit a Cowl/Scarf in this first of a three series of classes.

Learn to Knit Series

This series is designed to meet students where they are and is customizable to your learning and commitment needs. Classes are two hours long and are held in two sessions in person. Learn at your own pace.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Students are welcome to shop 30 minutes prior to class start time and will receive a 10% discount on class supplies.

101: Let’s Knit a Cowl/Scarf! Nothing too technical here! This class will give you a simple lesson of the first and most basic steps to get your needles clicking. Take it once, take it twice…take it as many times as you need!  The class will focus on designing your own cowl/scarf. 

Class will be held in-person at KnitWit on Danforth St. in Portland, Maine.


  • Pompom’s “K-N-I-T H-O-W, Simple Knits, Tools, and Tips” resource book
  • 2 skeins/balls of yarn (Aran or thicker, approx. 200 yds total)
  • set of circular needles appropriate to your yarn weight with a 16” or 24” cord
  • darning needle
  • crochet hook
  • measuring tape or ruler
  • snips or scissors


  • how to wind yarn
  • basic abbreviations
  • Stitch anatomy (“ladders”, "loops", and ‘legs”)
  • using circular needles to knit a project “in the flat”
  • long-tail cast on
  • knit stitch
  • purl stitch
  • binding off
  • the mattress stitch to join two project ends (cowl version only)
  • how to weave in ends

Please include your email address and phone number when you check out so that we can contact you if needed.

Please review our class policies.



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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Amy B.
Great class.

Very knowledgeable I instructor. Also the employees are also very helpful. I will continue with the 201 class.

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review for our Intro to Knitting Series 101 class. We're so glad to hear that you found our instructor to be knowledgeable and our employees helpful. We can't wait to have you join us for our 201 class. See you soon!