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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.
Are you looking to start or advance your skills in knitting? I am here to help! I am a Craft Yarn Council Certified Level 1 and 2 knitting instructor and teacher and have been working as a professional knitting instructor since 2010. I have experience working with students aged 8 through adult. Wherever you are in your knitting journey, whether it be learning the basics of knitting and purling or working on advanced skills such as intarsia, short rows, brioche, or double knitting, I am here to help you reach your knitting goals. Lessons are focused on the specific goals of the student. I am happy to work on your pattern of choice and can also recommend patterns based on your level and desired goals. I am also able to help with pattern interpretation and problem solving in knitting projects. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to speaking with you soon and sharing my love of this engaging and beautiful art form with you.
Learn with confidence from a caring teacher who will inspire you with a lifelong love of knitting. Are you just a beginner? Do you need a little help understanding a new pattern or technique? Want to improve your finishing techniques to make your sweater the envy of all your friends? Have you seen a project on Ravelry or Pinterest that you just love but are afraid it is beyond your skill level? Don't worry, you can call on me anytime to get you through a tough spot. I will even help you find, fix and prevent mistakes. I have been knitting since I was a teenager back in the mid-'80s. I am a published designer, CYC Certified Instructor with over 9 years teaching experience inspiring beginners and experienced knitters. Students are expected to provide all tools and materials but I will help you find what you need for your project. Recommend duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes.
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. Because of COVID-19, I mostly teach online for now. If you are vaccinated, I will consider teaching in person within 6 miles of where I live, (Massachusetts). I use Zoom for my teaching platform only. Please get familiar with Zoom on the device you will be using before coming to your lessons. Every devilce works and looks differently and I’d rather be teaching knitting than how to use your computer and the Zoom app. “Online” 30 minute sessions are permissible for only students that are comfortable with the basics: cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch. If you are an absolute beginner, I recommend the first 1 or 2 lessons to be 2 hours long. After, that any time slot, (30, 60 or 90 minutes) will be fine. I look forward to meeting you!
Go at your own pace and have fun are my knitting mottos! I teach continental style knitting and have been teaching beginners to knit for over 5 years. Together we'll experience the excitement that comes when you cast on something new, learn a new stich, or finish a favorite project. I'm can start with the basics (cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch) or jump straight into helping on a project you have planned (or started and got stuck on? don't worry - it happens to all of us!). There is no limit to the kind or number of projects we can do. I have plenty of project ideas and am always happy to help with your ideas, too.
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, color work, and pattern reading and writing, typically using my own books and teaching materials, as well as: printed material, online resources, 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!
Knitting/crocheting is not just for grannies! Learn the basics of knitting or crocheting or if you are experienced, learn some fun, new patterns or receive help on current projects. Is there a pattern you have always wanted to learn how to make? Send it my way and we can work on it together!
I started out very slow, but caught on to knitting/casting on and Bonnie was helpful and patient with me.
Elizabeth (Knitting lessons with Bonnie N.)
Bonnie really knows her stuff. Reading patterns is hard for a first timer and she goes through the patterns well. She does well teaching online and makes it easy to follow.
Sophia (Knitting lessons with Bonnie N.)
Bonnie is very nice and made me feel comfortable on my first lesson with her. So glad I came across these private lessons online!
Christine (Knitting lessons with Bonnie N.)
Elizabeth was a treasure to work with. Patiently answered all my questions. Very sweet young lady. I will be booking more lessons and learning to crochet next! Thank you so much Elizabeth
Cynde (Knitting lessons with Elizabeth S.)
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