A lot of my students ask me if they can learn how to knit at a knitting workshop. They tend to be very curious about it and want to know if going to a knitting workshop is really worth it.
Nowadays, knitting workshops are not as common as years ago. The advances in technology like the internet, have made it possible for people to get everything they need for knitting without leaving their own home. The internet basically puts anything you would need to get started and knit right at your fingertips… all this without having to leave your house at all. Your car stays in the driveway the whole time!
People generally seek out a knitting workshop to network and find new knitting software, knitted vest patterns, knitting shawl patterns, knitting mitten patterns and ideas, etc.
The people that tend to attend a knitting workshop are usually seasoned knitters who are either considering opening up a knit business or already have one and need to make connections.
In reality, you do not need to attend a knitting workshop to learn how to knit or to even obtain knit patterns.
Nowadays, you can even get hard to find vintage patterns online! And, you know what some of the vintage needlework patterns I have found on the internet are the best ones I have found at all… So good that I actually use them with my students!
If you are interested in learning how to knit, look on the internet for a class near you. If there is no class being given in your area, then go ahead and buy a knitting patterns book. This is the best way to learn how to knit anyway. Some online knitting books are so great and easy to follow that I actually use them to teach my knitting classes to my students!
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This step-by-step, hand-holding guide to knitting is easy to watch and makes learning fast and simple. Although this DVD is packed with everything a beginner needs to know, the chapters are quick & bite-sized. Beautiful and clear demonstrations can get you started knitting in just 30 minutes.
What you'll learn:
The Knit Stitch (English &
The Purl Stitch (English & Continental)
Add Yarn & Changing Colors
Ribbing (knit & purl in the same row)
First Aid Kit (how to fix mistakes)
Auto Pause The video pauses automatically after showing you something new, waits for you to decide when to keep going, or lets you opt to see that last part again.
Booklet Seven scarf patterns included inside take-along booklet.
Website Bonus video, free patterns, tips & advice, links to fun stuff.
Suggested Kit Good starter yarn and needles sold on Amazon.com are Lion Brand's Wool Ease Chunky Yarn (avoid dark colors/shades when first learning to knit), and Brittany 10-inch long Single Point Birch Knitting Needles US Size 10, 10.5 or 11. Any other 10-inch long wood needles in those sizes are good as well. Try to avoid the more slippery aluminum and metal needles, and the "grippy" plastics. As a beginner, start with a needle texture that's somewhere in the middle, such as wood.
Playable WORLDWIDE.Price: $10.21
- Crystal-Clear DVD
- Easy to Learn
- You can be knitting in 30 minutes!
- Knit a Super-Easy Scarf
- FREE stuff on the DVD's Website