Knitting 101: Intro to Knitting

Fiber Arts

Knitting 101: Intro to Knitting

Want to give knitting a try, but have no idea where to start? This is the class for you!


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Sun, 3/17/2024 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sun, 3/17/2024


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Class, No Prerequisite

Great Room

Needle Arts


Beginning at the basics, this class will teach you how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off at the end - everything you need to complete a scarf. During class you will make a gauge swatch to learn the stitches in a small format before casting on a scarf that you can work on for the remainder of class, ending with a knit sample of some of the ways to use the simple knit/purl combo!

We will also talk about planning projects, including choosing needle size and yarn, as well as care for knitted items.


There is a materials fee of $25.00 included in the price of class. 

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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