17 FebStellabration Education Episode 1: Knitting 101

Let’s get ready to learn something new! During our new Stellabration Education live show, you will be learning a fun new skill during each episode. On this upcoming Knitting 101 episode, Nina Chantele from MYfm will be helping you learn how to create your very own wine carrier with guidance from local knitting store owner and expert, Anette.

To join in on the Stellabration, we’re offering an exclusive Knit & Sip Pack with three bottles of Stella Rosa® wine and a ball of yarn from our friends at Cascade Yarn® so you can follow along seamlessly. Check it out in our store today! 


We hope you enjoy and don’t forget to Stellabrate® responsibly! Let’s get started.

Step 1: Casting on with Stella Rosa® Ruby Rosé Grapefruit

To start off your project, you will need to know how to cast on. Casting on means creating the first knot that will be used to get the yarn onto your needles in the first place. First, make a slip knot and slide it onto your dominate needle, then continue with the cast on stitch. When the second knot is created, repeat the same motion for the indicated number of stitches as described in the template. After this step, give yourself a pat on the back because you’re starting off strong! Reward yourself with a sip of Ruby Rosé Grapefruit. The slightly tart yet refreshing taste means it’s the perfect glass to have when you’re craving something not too sweet.

Casting on

Step 2: Knit stitch with Stella Rosa® Peach

Next up is the knit stitch. The knit stitch is the most important stitch to know because it will make up almost the entirety of your project after casting on. A knit stitch is the most common form of stitch found in knitted projects and is repeated in the whole body of the wine carrier. Once you have the hang of it, you are practically a knitting pro. Knit stitch your way to a glass of Stella Rosa® Peach. A light and sweet flavor, Stella Rosa® Peach is exactly what you need when creating the bulk of your project. The bright taste will keep you energized all the way until the end of your project.

Knit stitch

Step 3: Binding off with Stella Rosa® Red

Finally, you will need to know how to close your stitch. Binding off is when you take the stitches off your needle so that there are no loose ends ensuring your wine carrier won’t unravel. Once you have mastered this step, you’ll be able to knit any beginners pattern you want. Stellabrate® learning knitting 101 with Stella Rosa® Red. Flavors of ripe raspberry, wild strawberry, and red plum make this wine a classic, perfect to pair with a night of knitting!

Binding off



Now that you have mastered the basics, check out the pattern for this incredibly adorable wine carrier! Included in the template are TWO variations of the wine carrier. That way, both knitting novices and pros can create their custom wine koozies for your favorite flavor!


Click here to download the PDF template and directions.


Here are examples of the finished project:

Final product


To purchase more yarn, go to http://www.cascadeyarns.com/.
If you recreate this wine carrier, make sure to share them with us by tagging us on Instagram and Facebook.

Thank you to everyone who watched our live show. Stellabration Education will be back soon with another new skill to learn. Stay tuned!



About the Expert:


Annette is the owner of The Knitting Tree, L.A. in Inglewood, CA. She has been a teacher her whole life and believes the arts are truly healing for people. She especially loves helping people who think they can’t be creative. Her goal is to continue building an inspiring community of knitters, crocheters, weavers, embroiderers and spinners. Learn more and shop today: https://theknittingtreela.com/.

Tags: diy, wine pairings, knitting, wine carrier, wine koozie, how-to guide.