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Knit Beanie – Knitting 101

This class is the perfect gift this holiday! This class is packed with simple instruction on creating a custom beanie using two stitches that can be used in combination to make a number of patterns.

Learning how to knit in the round using a long tail cast on and knit/purl stitch.

It is recommended that you know the basics but if you don’t we’ll get you up to speed on:

  • Cast On / Cast Off
  • Knit and Purl Stitch

Class Includes Best Practices:

  • Basic Tools Overview – Yarn Weight and Matterials
  • Reading a yarn label
  • Understanding a stitch pattern basics
  • Stitch guage swatch
  • Long tail cast on
  • Closing the round and stitch marker usage
  • Knitting and purling
  • Finishing closure


  • 1 Skein of Yarn (4 or 6 Weight – Size Recommended for Beginner)
  • Yarn Weight 4 = 5mm or 6mm needle
  • Yarn Weight 6 = 10mm or 13mm needle
  • Circular Needles (Size recommended on yarn label ) with 16 inch wire
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tote Bag

Supplies can be purchased at local craft and hobby stores such as Michael’s, JoAnn’s or Beverly’s in San Jose.
Order supplies ahead of class and receive a The Maker’s Tote with class supplies.
The Maker’s Tote with supplies needs to be ordered in advance of class. (72 hours advance preferred)

Place orders through: MakeIt@TheMakerySJ.com.
Include: Your Name, Class Name, Date Attending
The Maker Tote include: Bulky Yarn, Circular Needles, Tapestry Needles and a nifty tote bag for an additional $20.00.

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