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Purl Scouts: Private Beginner and Intermediate Knitting Lessons

Teacher Lizzie (ThD, TESOL)
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(32)
In each of these hour-long, private lessons, young knitters will learn anything and everything they want to know about beginner knitting. Class will move at the learner's pace and be mostly learner-led, depending on what they want to make.

Class experience

Students will improve their fine motor, artistic, and  mathematics skills as they learn and practice this wonderful and rewarding hobby.
I have been knitting since 2013 and have been in love with it ever since. I have taught several of my friends how to knit, have written my own patterns, and have been teaching knitting since 2022. I look forward to seeing your learners grow their confidence in this new skill.
     • A pair knitting needles

     • At least one skein of yarn in any color

     • A yarn needle

     • A pair of scissors
Information and Reccomendations on Yarn and Needle Sizes:

I recommend knitting needles be no smaller than 3.0mm (size 2.5 US or 11 UK) and no larger than 4.0mm (size 6 US or 8 UK) for beginners. The size can usually be found on the blunt end of the needles or by using a special ruler for measuring needle-sizes. Please also keep in mind that wooden or bamboo needles are easiest to start with, while metal needles are more slippery and difficult.

Please also keep in mind that longer needles can be harder to work with for beginners. The most commonly-used length is nine inches, and beginners should probably avoid longer sets.

Single-pointed needles (the ones with a stopper on one end and a point on the other) work best for most beginners, though some prefer circular needles (the ones connected by a wire) since it can make it easier not to drop stitches. I do not reccomend double-pointed needles (the ones with points on both ends) for beginners, as they can be very difficult to work with.

I also recommend the yarn have a weight of 4. The weight of the yarn (the thickness of it,) can be found on the back of the wrapper. It will be a small picture of a skein of yarn with a number on it. Most Red Heart and Caron yarn is size 4. You should also avoid glittery, glossy, fluffy, or dark-colored yarn at first, as the former three are more difficult to work with and the latter one can make it hard to see the difference in stitches.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will be using scissors to cut yarn. Younger students and students with difficulties that could make this a danger to them should have an adult closeby for assistance. (Please remember that Outschool policy requires parents and guardians to stay out of view of the camera.)
If the learner wants, I can also share a Canva slideshow to break down all the steps and information we'll be learning so it's easy to see, but no account is required as I will be sharing it in a screenshare.
I will provide a Canva slideshow to break down all the steps and information we'll be learning so it's easy to see, if the learner feels they would learn better that way, but no account is required as it will be shown in a screenshare.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(32)
Hi, my name is Lizzie Casey.
I love teaching reading, literature, knitting, crafts, and social club classes.

I have a Doctorate in Biblical Theology from Carolina College of Theology, a 120-Hour TESOL Certificate, and training in teaching science... 
1-on-1 Lessons


per session
Meets on demand
55 min

Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-18

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