Knitting: Beginnings and Ends

Fiber Arts

Knitting: Beginnings and Ends

Learn the best ways to start and end a knitting project, depending on its purpose.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 10/16/2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mon, 10/16/2023


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No Prerequisite, Class

Fiber Arts Studio

Needle Arts


There are so many different ways to begin and end a knitted piece, but which method is right for which project? You will learn about different methods of casting on and casting off, and which is best in which circumstance based on the type of project that you are making and the yarn you're using. We also will talk about finishing knitted pieces, including weaving in ends and blocking.


  • Skill Level: All levels, you should be comfortable knitting and purling.


Students will come away from this class with a sample of different cast ons and cast offs, and an understanding of when each is appropriate. 


  • Teacher will provide handouts and yarn to make samples.
  • Students should bring a 24" or longer size 8 circular needle, a tapestry needle, and a 5mm crochet hook. 

Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Betsy Hagestedt

Betsy has been working with fiber since she was in elementary school, having learned to sew and knit from her mom. As an anthropologist, she uses her fiber practice as a means of connecting with people from other cultures, embracing the universal nature of fiber arts. Knitting gradually became her specialization due to its portability as she began to travel around the world. You can see some of her fiber experiments on her Instagram feed at behestknits.

Since starting at BARN she has been learning as many new skills as possible. She is highly involved in torchworking in the glass studio, and has started dabbling with welding and woodturning.

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