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Erin R.

47 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Theater Arts from Point Park University
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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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Sharan Z.
Erin was really good. Slow, easy, and encouraging which is just what someone who is just starting out needs!
rhonda
Erin helped me build confidence as I ventured into continuing learning knitting; I have run into frustrations trying and stopping but she was able to help me understand my patterns and turn out a beautiful baby coat and booties; patience and great attitude.
Pat C.
Erin took the time to make sure I didn't have any more concerns.
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Sue-Ting C.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sue-Ting C.

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Do you have a knitting project sitting around from way back when? Have you always wanted to learn? I'd love to help you get started or finish up that project by reviewing basic stitches or learning new ones.

About Sue-Ting

I love working with students of all level to help you grow your passion for fiber arts! I can provide: Needles/hooks to borrow Yarn Pattern ideas Students should have (eventually): Yarn Needles Stitch maekers Darning needle *** Specialties *** Knit and Crochet Garments, blankets, shawls

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Elizabeth S.

17 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elizabeth S.

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Are you looking to take up a new, relaxing hobby? Or maybe it's been a couple of years and you need a refresher? For the more experienced crafters, even if you just need help with a new project, I can get you where you want to be! With my guidance you'll be able to cast on and knit, and as time goes on you'll be creating wonderful garments in your own unique style. I specialize in sock knitting, colorwork, and pattern reading and writing, typically using my own books and teaching materials, as well as: printed material, online resources, YouTube videos, and podcasts. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels - so whether you're just starting out or want to learn something new, I'm your girl!

About Elizabeth

Hi there! My name is Elizabeth and I was 9 years old when my grandma taught me how to crochet - and I've been writing patterns and making custom creations ever since. With over 10,000 downloads of my published knitting patterns and a flawless five-star rating I'm sure I can find a solution to what

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Tracy
Elizabeth is extremely patient and thorough. She made sure I understood each stitch she taught me. I came to the first class frustrated by trying to be self-taught. By the end of class I was excited about my project again. I look forward to finishing the blanket I’m working on so she can teach me to do another.
Molly
Elizabeth is patient and extremely helpful! She is very skilled and teaches in a way that is easy to understand.
Christina
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Jane H.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • BA (Hons) Jewish History from University College London
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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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Ellen
Jane was an excellent knitting instructor.
Maria P.
Jane is very patient and explains things very well.
martine
Jane is an amazing teacher kind patient her knowledge is outstanding worth the money, and of course being British goes along with learning how to knit and have a cup of Tea and biscuits this is a great way to keep oneself out of the fridge!!! have fun martine
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Dawn Z.

24 Reviews
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  • Knitting from WEBS
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Anna
She is just amazing. Very patient with my 12 years old daughter. Highly recommend!
Suellyn M.
I’m really enjoying my lessons with Dawn, she’s a great teacher and very patient with me. She explains things in an easy way to comprehend. Dawn is also very knowledgeable about teaching on Zoom and makes sure I can see what she’s explaining, switching camera views with ease. I’m so glad I signed up for these sewing lessons!
Elizabeth K.
I loved It and can’t wait to learn!

Melisa M.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students Male: Not accepting at this time; Female: 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Bachelors Degree - Clothing Textiles & Fashion from Murray State University
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Melisa M.

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Self time to learn something new and relaxing. Knitting has been part of my life for over 25 years. I love to teach others something new and and bring them to a place of refreshing rest as they create. Adult Beginners and Intermediate levels are welcome.

About Melisa

I love to teach. I first learned to knit as a 21 yr old that decided to move to Norway from Kentucky to be with my boyfriend after I graduated from college. My mother-in-law taught me how over 35 years ago. Knitting is a great way to relax, it is repetitious so it is great for those with anxiety

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Simone
Melisa is so patient and great company. A very aspirational teacher.
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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 $61. 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
$22 average
45 min
$31 average
60 min
$61 average

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Each knitting lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

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Hear From TakeLessons Knitting Students

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

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"Angela was patient and very helpful.
Can’t wait to learn more
What a wonderful experience. Thank You!!"
Margie DeTour
Took Knitting lessons from Angela C.
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"Melisa is a professional knitter. She is very talented in many ways, from knowing about the yarn, the weight of the yarn, and the best yarn for the pattern. Melissa's teaching technique is easy going and easy to understand. I highly recommend Melissa as a kniiting instructor."
Cynthia
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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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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"Great start to lessons in brioche!"
MaryBeth
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Very patient. Knows how to read a pattern that's not all there."
Lynda
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"She is the best. A++++++"
Rachel
Took Knitting lessons from Guner A.
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"Melisa is the perfect teacher! I am a total beginner and she is easy to understand and patient. I am learning faster than I ever thought I would!!!! Thank you Melisa:)))"
Deborah
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Jane was wonderful. She’s very knowledgeable and I appreciate her direct teaching style. She intuited what would be difficult for a beginner and helped course-correct accordingly."
Jandi
Took Knitting lessons from Jane H.
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"Very friendly and knowledgeable knitting teacher!"
Treva
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Kathy instills both confidence and skill as she helps you navigate through patterns line by line! She is so knowledgeable about fiber selection, pattern choices and the finished project. I have grown as a knitter by leaps and bounds under her instruction - all this with a warm encouraging style! Enjoy your class"
Betsy
Took Knitting lessons from Kathy N.
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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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