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The Complete Joy of Knitting Series: How To Choose Needles

Everything you need to know about choosing knitting needles

Knitting needles are available in a variety of sizes, lengths, types, and materials. Needles are an essential part of knitting. If all the knitting needle choices get you confused, this is the lesson for you! In this class, I will help you understand how knitting needles are sized and why you need to have the right sized needles for your project. Learn about the 3 types of knitting needles: single-point, double-point, and circular and how to choose between them. Trying new knitting needles is highly encouraged. I will teach you what to look for when doing a "test run". After taking this class you will know how to get gauge so that your knitted fabric matches the size called for in your pattern. knowing more about knitting needles, makes you a confident knitter!


Your Instructor


Joy Macdonell
Joy Macdonell

Joy Macdonell is a professional Maker and Content Creator. She has had many roles in the Craft Industry from Independent Shop Owner to Product Development Director to Creative Content Director. While at EK Success Brands and Simplicity Creative Group, Joy worked with major brands including: Martha Stewart Crafts, American Girl, Disney, and Sesame Street.

She created Scrapbook Design & You (SDU) while at EK Success Brands which became a national education program for scrapbooking available at local scrapbook stores, Michaels, Joann Fabric and Craft Stores, and AC Moore. She has had the pleasure of teaching in-person craft classes all over the world for the past 16 years. You can also visit with her at her online sewing and knitting classes on Craftsy.com and CreativeBug.com.

Her experiences behind the camera have been her greatest joy! Beginning in 2001 she made over 50 appearances on Scrapbooking by DIY then hosted her own show, Greetings from DIY on the DIY Network. Joy then went on to host 3 seasons of Crafting at the Spotted Canary for PBS. She is also a craft expert on The Home Shopping Network representing Martha Stewart Crafts and on YouTube representing Simplicity Sewing Patterns.

She is delighted to offer digital education that you can access at your convenience. Her clear instructions and professional demonstrations will teach you how to develop and improve your crafting skills at your own pace.

She looks forward to meeting her students on her social platforms:

Blog: www.craftingwithjoy.com

Instagram: @JoyMacdonell

YouTube: Joy Macdonell

Pinterest: JoyMacdonell

Twitter: CraftingWithJoy



Class Curriculum


  Full Class Video
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  Class Overview
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  3 Types of Knitting Needles
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  Knitting Needle Size & Length
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  Knitting Needle Materials & Tips
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  Knitting Gauge
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  Don't Let Needle Choice Be An Afterthought!
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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