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Courtney K.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Awarded Best Presentation from Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2012
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Courtney K.

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I am a self-taught knitter who has struggled through many roadblocks and discovered tricks to motivate me through any challenging project. I teach knitting with kindness and patience and would love to share with you the joy and peace knitting can bring.

About Courtney

I have been teaching adults at the professional and university-level since 2012 and have an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Central Michigan University as well as an M.A. in English Literature from Washington State University. I have always possessed a passion for t

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Julie
She is a great instructor
Alicia T.
So helpful and very knowledgeable, totally recommend
Mauricio
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Erin R.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Theater Arts from Point Park University
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Erin R.

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I've been teaching knitting for 10 years and my students have gone on to create bags, scarves, headbands, and bracelets. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to complete a headband or scarf and as time goes on you'll be able to knit a hat in the round. I specialize in working with heavy weight yards and creating a funky, wildly textured projects. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Erin

I have been working as a knitting and crochet artist since 2004. I am a Craft Yarn Council certified knitting and crochet instructor and have been teaching professionally since 2010. This includes locations such as Michaels Arts and Crafts, Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School and Bruckner

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Gina
I am an extreme beginner (who tried unsuccessfully to self teach) and I was extremely happy with my first lesson. The instructor was very patient, and her instructions were clear and easy to follow. She easily answers any questions that come up. She made it seem completely possible to conquer the techniques that seemed so daunting on my own! I’m excited for lesson 2 :)
Adele
Erin was a great teacher, very helpful!
Julia
Update to my last review: Changing to five stars. Erin immediately responded to my complaint about the camera picture quality and has made adjustments to what I see through her camera when we have lessons. She took my concern very seriously and I'm really glad to now be able to confidently give her lessons five stars!
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Jane H.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BA (Hons) Jewish History from University College London
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jane H.

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I love knitting, enjoying making a huge variety of items using many different techniques. I knit using the English style, having grown up in Cheshire, England, but also knit using the Continental style of knitting too. I have been teaching knitting in groups and on a one to one basis for a few years. My students have ranged in age from 8 years old to 80 years old.
If you need help with a specific project, learning a new technique or just starting out as a beginner knitter, please get in touch.

About Jane

I love hand crafts and was attracted to hand knitted items from an early age. I'm a qualified elementary school teacher, having taught both in London and Boston. I have also worked with high school students and adults in museum education, having a masters in Museum and Gallery Education. I love k

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Robin
Jane is super knowledgeable and was very helpful.
Alma
If you’re a first time knitter like me....you’ll want your Jane for a teacher! Jane is so patient, understanding, kind & encouraging. Love her British accent☺️
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Amy N.

4 Reviews
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  • Speaks Hebrew, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA in Industrial Design from Carnegie-Mellon University
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Amy N.

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I have a LOT of patience! All you need is the desire to learn to knit. If you never have knitted before, I will get you knitting. If you want to learn, but believe you can’t learn because someone told you can’t learn to knit, I will prove that you can knit. If you have knitted a long time ago, but forgot all of it or most of it, I will bring it back to you. If you already know the basics of knitting, but don’t know how to get beyond the simple knitted squares and rectangles, I can get you to the next level. If you know knitting basics, but gave up because you make a lot of mistakes, I will show you how to fix mistakes, so that mistakes don’t become traumatic. If you know the basics, but want to learn a different technique such as color work, cables, lace, or more, I can teach you. Do you have trouble reading patterns or charts, I can take the mystery out of them.

“Teacher Location” or “Travel Location” under 6 miles away from my home, 1 hour sessions minimum are required.
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About Amy

I am extremely patient and determined to teach anyone with a desire to knit or crochet, no matter how high or low their individual learning curve seems to be. My 25 years or so educational and professional past experience is in industrial, exhibit, graphic, stage and jewelry design. My passion for

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Christy F.
What a great find for me! I loved our first lesson! Amy was so patient. I would highly, highly recommend her!

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I consider myself an experienced knitter so was surprised to find myself stymied by reading a more difficult pattern. Amy is a pleasure to work with as well as an extremely skilled teacher. Her explanations are clear and in one case her diagram clarified my confusion. I learned, laughed, and left Amy having learned what I needed to learn. I am impressed with her and will call her again.
Diane
Amy is a highly skilled,experienced knitter, as well as being an effective instructor for beginners. Students work at their own pace, with one-on-one support from Amy. Additionally, Amy provides support to students outside of class time via email and text.

Dawn Z.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Knitting from WEBS
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Dawn Z.

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Drop the stress not your stitches. Learn to knit in a fun environment. Increase your knitting confidence with a patient teacher.

About Dawn

High school librarian by day, crafter for life. I'm an award winning embroider, quilter and knitter. I advise a high school sewing club as well as volunteer with Days for Girls and church prayer shawl ministry. Please note, during the summers my schedule is more flexible when school is not in sessi

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Judith
Dawn is very patient with us in our classes and gives very clear instructions to make us become better at it. She also comes up with new fun ideas for us to do for a sewing project. With her help, you can practically make anything
Spirit Y.
Patient, fun, detail and solution oriented. The lessons are for our 15 year old daughter who is completely engaged in each lesson.
Isabella L.
Wonderful person and great teacher!! Very experienced sewer and very good at explaining how to do different sewing methods to my daughter. Highly recommend!

Rhiannon P.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $140
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Rhiannon P.

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As with crocheting, I can teach a range of students, from those with the beginning desire to learn to students wishing to hone specific techniques. My favorite techniques include in the round and double pointed needles, because who doesn't want to learn to avoid more sewing?

About Rhiannon

My name is Rhiannon and I am a third generation crafter. Originally I went to school for art history, all the while crafting. Eventually I had enough of studying other people's work and instead wanted to make my own and empower others to do the same. I consider myself to be the "Swiss Army Knif

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Kate N.
Rhiannon was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Looking forward to the next lessons!
Danielle
I'm enjoying my classes. I've been bringing Rhiannon stitches I want to learn without any notice, and she is always able to help me on the spot to learn them. Her flexibility (both in what I want to learn and in scheduling) makes private classes a pleasant and worthwhile investment. Highly recommend!
Shari W.

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Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing knitting teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream knitting teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Knitting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute knitting lessons is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $155 per hour.
30 min
$28 average
45 min
$34 average
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$65 average

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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"Knowledgeable, easy to follow, and nice."
Shari Binkney
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Experienced and patient first came to mind. Has been a knitting peer and problem solving friend for more than 10 years, and we knit together weekly when not practicing shelter in place."
Yvonne
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Rhiannon is a really great instructor. She's patient and knowledgeable. I took a slip stitch knitting class with her and it was a lot of fun. I highly recommend Rhiannon for any crafting classes she's offering; you'll learn a lot!"
Kate
Took Knitting lessons from Rhiannon P.
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"My knitting lesson was wonderful! Rhiannon is a great teacher -- and a very skilled knitter. I highly recommend her."
Rachel
Took Knitting lessons from Rhiannon P.
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"Rhiannon was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Looking forward to the next lessons!"
Kate
Took Knitting lessons from Rhiannon P.
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"Jane helped me learn to bind off, weave in ends and wind a skein into a ball. She was very helpful and I am very happy with the result. I totally recommend taking lessons with her."
Xenia
Took Knitting lessons from Jane H.
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"Erin was great-had some technical difficulties. She figured it out😎
Answered all my ?’s. It was fun!"
Helen
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"My daughter and I had a fabulous time with Melisa. My daughter took classes over the summer. Melisa is so kind, patient and accommodating. My daughter learned a skill she will have with her forever. I highly recommend Melisa's knitting classes. They are fun and affordable!"
Abril
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Erin is a great explainer and helps any way she can!"
Shari Binkney
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Jane is super knowledgeable and was very helpful."
Robin
Took Knitting lessons from Jane H.
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Private Knitting Lessons Near You

There's a reason why old ladies have a reputation for loving to knit — they're very wise! Knitting, however, has no actual age requirement. Absolutely anyone who loves to be cozy, gets excited about fashion, enjoys creativity, likes to work with their hands, or who takes pride in making their own things, will also enjoy knitting. 

Knitting projects are endless, and knitting supplies are quite affordable. With a set of needles and a skein of yarn, you can craft just about anything. From hand-made socks and sweaters to tea cozies and wall hangings, the possibilities of knitting are limitless. 

Why You Should Learn to Knit

Of course, you should learn to knit so you can make tons of cozy blankets, sweaters, and scarves! The benefits of knitting, however, go beyond textile pleasures. It turns out, knitting is great for your mental and physical health. 

Knitting has the same effects on the body and mind as meditation. It can lower stress, reduce blood pressure, and even alleviate physical pain. Knitting can also help strengthen muscles in the hands and arms, improving fine motor skills and relieving symptoms of arthritis. 

If you're a kinesthetic learner, meaning you learn best while doing something physical, like doodling, knitting while listening to a lecture will help you retain information. Knitting can also improve a person's memory and slow cognitive decline. 

Although it only takes one person to work a set of needles, knitting also promotes connection. Social knitters gather to knit and bond. Many knitters even gather for good causes, like putting sweaters on trees to raise awareness or making beanies for newborn babies.

The Best Way to Learn to Knit and What You'll Practice in Lessons

If you want to learn how to make your own knitted creations, your first instinct might be to search out free knitting classes and tutorials online. The best way to learn how to knit, however, is with a private knitting tutor. In private lessons, you'll receive your teacher's undivided attention and personalized instruction that you can't get from online videos or in a larger class setting. 

No two private classes are exactly alike. Your teacher will completely customize your courses to meet your needs. For example, knitting lessons for kids differ greatly in terms of teaching methods and content from knitting classes for adults. Whether you're right-handed, left-handed, already a pro, or have never touched a pair of knitting needles in your life, you'll pick up new techniques fast and learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Knitting

If you've never knitted before or only have a little experience, then beginner lessons are right for you. In these lessons, you'll be introduced to the basic techniques of knitting. You'll learn how to knit properly, practice some basic stitches to get you started, and be able to complete small projects. Your beginner knitting tutor might cover the following topics:

  • How to hold your needles
  • Starting with a slip knot
  • Basic methods for casting on
  • Understanding needle gauge, yarn weight, and project size
  • Easily fix common mistakes (dropped or twisted stitches)

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Knitting

If you're familiar with the basics of knitting, but want to improve your skills to create more challenging projects and stitches, then intermediate lessons are for you. In these lessons, your instructor will show you how to take your knitting to the next level. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Learn how to read and use knit stitch charts and patterns
  • Knitting in the round with circular needles
  • Joining
  • Learn more complex stitches
  • Knitting buttonholes

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Knitting

If you're already a quite adept knitter, then advanced lessons are for you. In these classes, you'll be encouraged to experiment and push your creativity to the limit. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's interests and goals, but your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Design your own patterns and projects
  • Complete large, complex projects
  • Design your own Fair Isle pattern
  • Knitting pleats
  • Double-circular knitting

How to Find a Knitting Teacher Near You

With a private teacher, you can become an expert who can make almost anything with enough yarn and a good set of needles. If you're ready to start learning how to knit, you can find a private knitting teacher on TakeLessons. A quick search will direct you to a long list of knitting teachers who offer lessons online and in-person. Before choosing a teacher, we recommend reading through several profiles and reviews left by other knitting students. 

The cost of knitting classes varies, but most teachers charge rates based on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, it's easy to find someone who works with your budget and schedule. You'll find that investing in private lessons pays off fast, as you pick up new skills, overcome challenges, and start creating masterful designs after only a few lessons!

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