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What you will learn
  • Materials
  • Basics
  • Beyond the Basics: Essential Techniques
  • Working with Patterns
  • Finishing and Care
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Introduction to Design
  • Scarves
  • Baby Blankets
  • Toys
  • Socks
  • Jumpers
  • Business Foundations
  • Budgeting and Finances
  • Sales and Advertising
  • Business Planning

Study Knitting Online Courses and Transform this Hobby into a Full Time Business

Our Knitting Online Course takes students from novice, to designer, to business-owner. The course starts out by establishing the fundamentals, giving you practical advice, to get you practicing straight away. This includes topics such as: how to knit, how to read patterns, and how to care for hand knits.

With the basics down, the course advances students into designing hand knits, along with explanations of how to design some of the most popular knitted items of today, and providing sample patterns to practice with. The last part of the course takes you step-by-step through starting your own knitting business, whether you wish to sell your work, publish patterns you’ve designed or teach what you know.

To the untrained eye wool is wool, but if you’ve ever stepped into a wool shop you may well have been overwhelmed by choice. It can be hard to differentiate between the vast array of needles, yarns, and notions (accessories), which can be enough to frighten anyone off.

Take your knitting skills into the next level and start your own business. For more information about our popular Knitting Online Courses, please check us here at Courses For Success!

Knitting Online Course - Requirements

The Knitting Online Course is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

      Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources

      Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)

      Be a self-directed learner

      Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension

  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Knitting Online Course

  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device

  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace

  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

You’ll learn to knit with our online knitting classes and accredited courses. Our online knitting classes cost a fraction of what you’ll pay elsewhere, and you’ll not only get through the basics of knitting, but also some tips for advanced knitters.

Knitting course overview

Are you looking to start knitting but don’t know where to begin? This comprehensive course will introduce you to the basics of knitting and help you understand the different techniques, tools and materials used.

Before diving into more advanced techniques, you’ll cover the basic steps for getting started. First, select a size for your knitting needles (it should be proportional to your yarn weight). Next, create a gauge swatch with knit and purl stitches to ensure your work is consistent. You can then move on to creating more simple projects like scarves or socks.

In CFS knitting classes, you’ll learn what you need to have in your knitting kits as you learn how to knit, whether you’re creating knitwear designer styles or a simple scarf.

Once you have mastered the basics of knitting you can move onto more complex techniques such as cable knitting or intarsia knitwear design. Other advanced techniques include arm-knitting (which allows you to create larger projects in a shorter amount of time), circular-knitting (which lets you create seamless, round items like hats) and top-down knitwear design (perfect for cardigans and other pieces with multiple parts). Additionally, learn about Fair Isle technique which adds interest to any pattern by adding colorwork.

One mistake beginners often make is not following instructions closely enough or skipping steps without understanding the consequences. Another mistake novice knitters make is using the wrong needle size or yarn weight, which can lead to problems later on in their project. Additionally, some beginners may not use a gauge swatch when starting their project, leading to inconsistent measurements throughout their work.

If you are interested in taking an online class for learning how to knit, this course from CFS is ideal. 

Knitting Online Courses Outline

Module 1: Materials

Part 1: Needles

Knitting needles have three qualities, namely, type, size, and materials from which they are made. 

Topics to be discussed include:

      Variety, Variety, Variety


      Needle Types

      Needle Sizes

      Needle Materials

      A Final Word

Part 2: Yarns

Yarns have numerous varieties as the weight, fiber type, and color pattern should also be considered in choosing to guarantee success.

Topics to be discussed include:

      Yarn Weights

      Fiber Types

      Animal Fibers

      Plant Fibers

      Synthetic Fibers


      Choosing Yarns

Part 3: Notions

Notions can be categorized into two; the first is required items that includes scissors, yarn needles, and a knitter. Second, are the materials that do knitting and finishing more comfortable such as lace blocking. 

Topics to be discussed include:

      Essential Notions

      Extra Notions

Module 2: Basics I

Part 1: Getting Started

Knitting and types of fabric are not limited as garter and stocking are the two most common fabric and stitching. Many stitches can be made as it can be manipulated, alternated, crossed, and arranged. 

Topics to be discussed include:

      The Cast On

      Holding the Yarn

      The Knit Stitch

Part 3: The Purl Stitch

Purl stitching is the process of pulling loops through loops, and the yarn should be brought to the front instead of the back.

Topics to be discussed include:

      The Cast Off

      Knit or Purl Through the Back Loop

Module 3: Basics II

Part 1: Taking the Next Steps

Knitting has four basic processes, namely, casting on, casting off, knitting, and purling. The variations of the processes can form objects of skill and beauty as colors can be added to create a twist.

Topics to be discussed include:

      Basic Knit and Purl Fabrics



      Reverse Stocking


Part 2: Cast-ons

The method of cast on are the most common and useful as knitting involves the cast on technique. 

Topics to be discussed include:




      Backwards Loop


Part 3: Cast-Offs

Castoffs are also known as bind-offs that have their properties that render visual appeal, or they are technically useful. The tension of cast-off should have the same tension for cast on. 

Topics to be discussed include:

      Cast Off in Pattern

      Three Needle Cast Off


Module 4: Beyond the Basics: Essential Techniques

Part 1: Time to Shape Up

Stitches or knitters can influence the shape of the fabric by knitting onto a base of fabric or working up a tube.

Topics to be discussed include:

      Increases and Decreases

      Knit two together (k2tog); right-leaning, single stitch decrease

      Slip, slip, knit (ssk); left-leaning, single stitch decrease

      Make one right (m1r); right-leaning, single stitch increase

      Make one left (m1l); left-leaning, single stitch increase

      Knit front and back (kfb); decorative, single stitch increase

      Yarn forward (yfwd); eyelet, single stitch increase

Part 2: Picking Up Stitches

Picking up stitches adds stitches after the fabric is formed as it helps in making perpendicular pieces and invisible join or seam. It is the process of inserting the needle through the fabric and grabbing the stitch from the opposite side. 

Part 3: Joining Yarns

The method of joining yarns are depended on the type of fiber, item, and personal preference. Its objective is for it to be unobtrusive as possible whether the yarn has run out or changing the color of it.

Topics to be discussed include:

      Overlap Method


      Russian Join

Part 4: Knitting in the Round

Knitting in the round or circular knitting forms a piece that is already in the shape of a tube. The materials that are used are circular needles, and double-pointed needles as the method enable the knitter to knit even in the smallest circumference on long circular needles.

Topics to be discussed include:

      Circular Needles

      Double Pointed Needles

Part 5: Fixing Mistakes

Fixing the knit should be known as knitting is not perfect, and some factors may destroy or ruin the finished work.

Topics to be discussed include:

      Reading Your Knitting

      Removing a Needle

      Dropped Stitches

      Ripping Back

      A Final Word

Module 5: Working With Patterns

Part 1: Your Roadmap to Finished Objects

A knitting pattern involves instructions that must be followed as knowing knitting techniques are not enough. Knitting patterns has its language and follows the same format.

Topics to be discussed include:


      Measuring and Calculating Tension

Part 2: Reading Patterns

The patterns need to be read and understood to be successful no matter the type of pattern is to be made.

Part 3: Reading Charts

Charts illustrate the rows of the stitch patterns as the designer writes lines and lines of instruction that may seem confusing. However, it could be followed by the usage of visual representation of the stitches. 

Topics to be discussed include:

      Chart Orientation

      Chart Symbols

      Chart Box Sizes

      Common Abbreviations

Module 6: Finishing and Care

Part 3: Finishing and Making Up

Finishing or making up involves weaving in loose yarn ends, blocking, and seaming as it takes an object from being 'homemade' to 'handcrafted'.

Topics to be discussed include:

      Weaving in Ends

      Stocking Stitch

      Reverse Stocking Stitch

      Garter Stitch


Part 4: Seaming

In weaving ends, there are several methods of forming seams such as stitch, backstitch, and kitchener. The choices are based on the type and orientation of the fabric pieces.

Topics to be discussed include:


      Mattress Stitch, Stocking

      Mattress Stitch, Garter


Part 5: Caring for Hand Knits

Handknits can come from inheritance as proper care is required to be given to it since washing and drying items indiscriminately will leave the piece into a limp, out of shape, or it could be ruined.

Topics to be discussed include: