What we wear is not an insignificant matter.

Clothing keeps us warm, protects us from the elements, can emphasize the best parts of our body while hiding parts that we choose to hide. Different social situations, and climates, require a certain kind of clothing. 

On top of all those practicalities, clothing can also be fun!

You can use your creativity and your hands to turn a length of yarn into a unique garment or accessory. Making some of your attire equals adding your personal touch to your wardrobe, and you can work towards a more personalized wardrobe starting from stitch one!

Knit Your First Accessories is an entry level knitting course for complete beginner knitters.

In this course you will learn how to knit a pair of simple wrist warmers and how you can apply what you learn to also knit, for example, a simple cowl, a scarf, or a pair of leg warmers. Knit one, or make a whole set!

In Knit Your First Accessories, you will learn the absolute basics of knitting

  • How to cast on

  • How to knit

  • How to join yarn

  • How to rescue a dropped stitch

  • How to bind off

  • How to do finishing touches

After completing this course you will also have

  • information on tools and materials

    Knowing basic information about tools and materials will come in handy also further along your knitting journey.

  • information on details on a ball band

    Purchasing yarn will be a lot easier when you know how to read what it says on the ball band on a yarn ball.

  • your first knit accessory!

    Imagine how good it feels to have your very first accessory or a set of accessories that are going to keep you warm and which you can wear with pride!

Sign up to Knit Your First Accessories and start personalizing your wardrobe!

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Your instructor

  • Johanna Ikonen

    Knitting and sewing instructor

    Johanna Ikonen

    Hi! My name is Johanna and I'm your instructor in this course! I'm a knitting and sewing instructor and an English philology student, and I live in Finland with my partner and our daughter. I have translated sewing patterns alongside my studies for about two years now and, for a couple of years, I worked at a yarn store and craft distributor in Helsinki where I learned a lot about knitting patterns, yarn and knitting in general. I learned the basics of knitting and sewing as a child, and really loved doing both, but I felt I always put my creativity aside a bit and concentrated more on academic pursuits instead. I always carried the interest for these skills with me and also completed some projects occasionally, but it was in my twenties when I realized that I wanted more of knitting and sewing in my life. But with knitting, especially, I had to start learning almost from scratch again as I had had a long gap from knitting anything. Therefore, I know what a challenge it can be to learn a new skill as an adult. I've only recently tapped even more into my creative side by starting to teach knitting and sewing and I'm excited to teach you the skills with which you can start personalizing your wardrobe starting from your first project! Through my own experiences and with my teacher studies behind me, I hope I can deliver you the best possible teaching of knitting and sewing.


The course launches on Monday, September 10th, but you can sign up already!


  • Who is this course for?

    Knit Your First Accessories is a course for absolute beginner knitters with no prior experience in knitting, or for people who learned the basics of knitting a long time ago and feel that they need a refresher course on the basics.

  • How long do I have access to this course?

    You will have permanent access to this course. You will also have access to any updates done to this course.

  • What materials do I need for this course?

    You need medium weight yarn and a pair of straight knitting needles or circular needles in a size suitable for your yarn. For the main project in this course, you need two balls of yarn. Further instructions follow in the course. You also need a blunt needle, such as a large tapestry needle or wool needle, to weave in the ends and a pair of scissors to cut the yarn. You may also find a crochet hook helpful.

  • How is the payment processed?

    The payment is processed via PayPal. You can pay with either your credit card or using your PayPal account.

  • I still have questions about this course. How can I contact you?

    I'm happy to answer your questions! You can email me: johanna(at)knitlishandsew.com