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Angela C.

13 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Dutch, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2009
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Angela C.

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Have you always wanted to learn to knit? I can teach you the in's and out's of knitting from beginning to end. Want to learn a new technique and need a little help? I often will take the time to learn new techniques just for the challenge of it. I have taught since 2010 and love knitting anything from washcloths to ornaments to socks and sweaters and beyond. This is a portable and relaxing activity.

About Angela

I learned to crochet in grade school, taught myself to knit and learned to sew from my mother at a very early age. Teaching grade school children/students is my passion. I believe learning to knit and sew can help students learn a level of patience and persistence that will help them in their schoo

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Krista N.
Angela is a very knowledgeable instructor! She helped me come up with different ways to construct garments for my unique business and sped up my surging and sewing skills in just 5 lessons. She’s very patient and excellent at explaining things in depth and easy for a beginner to understand. I would definitely recommend Angela!
Rasha
Very lovely and welcoming teacher. She asked my daughter about her goal and worked with her patiently to achieve it. We might come back again next year.
Margie DeTour
Angela was patient and very helpful.
Can’t wait to learn more
What a wonderful experience. Thank You!!

Karen J.

2 Reviews
Wheeling, IL
Starting at $60
  • BA Social Science, Assoc. Applied Business Principals Data Processing, Ordained Ministerial Counselor from Ohio State University, Cuyahoga Community College, Pathways of Light Spiritual College
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Karen J.

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Learn to knit basics
Hand Made Washcloths - In this beginners class Karen Jacobson will teach you how to cast on, knit, yarn over and bind off to create a homemade wash cloth. You bring yarn (4 1/2 oz. skein of sugar and cream 100% Cotton yarn) and needles (pair size 7 or 8, short ones are easier to work with) and you leave with the pattern and the know how to begin your own projects. This pattern can be easily converted to make other items, from table runners to scarves.
Hand Made Slippers and Baby Booties - Learn to knit and purl. In this more advanced class Karen Jacobson will review knitting basics (cast on, knit, bind off) and will teach you how to purl and make pom-poms to create a pair of homemade baby booties. You bring yarn (2 oz skein 4 ply worsted weight Cotton yarn) and needles (pair 10 1/2) and you leave with the pattern and the know how to begin making your own slippers. This pattern can be easily converted to make adult size slippers as well.

About Karen

I'm a life coach/counselor who'd love to help you get the most out of your life. Rev. Karen J. is an experienced and professional teacher, instructor, and counselor. An expert in Kabbalah, Karen is able to use ancient wisdom with modern techniques to help you to zero in on your issues in a fun, f

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Billie E.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English
  • M.S. Operations Research from Stanford
  • Teaches Beginner
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Billie E.

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Billie began knitting at age 4. Over the decades she has knit everything from slippers, afghans, jackets, sweaters, baby clothes to dishtowels. She is a retired educational consultant who worked with parents and teachers to bring learning toys to children in their most formative years. She understands how life in our fast-paced world can lead one to feel the need to multi-task. Knitting allows you to do just that! You can have conversations or watch a film on Netflix while turning a piece of yarn into something useful, one stitch at a time. But it's also very relaxing, once you're up to speed. Billie is a patient teacher who will ensure that you'll be knitting in no time.

In your first class you'll learn how to cast on, and do the knit and purl stitches.
If time permits, you'll also learn how to bind off. Billie can help you select patterns to make things that will be at the right skill level for you.

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About Billie

Billie began knitting at age 4. Over the decades she has knit everything from slippers, afghans, jackets, sweaters, baby clothes to dishtowels. She is a retired educational consultant who worked with parents and teachers to bring learning toys to children in their most formative years. She unders

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Jane H.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BA (Hons) Jewish History from University College London
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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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Elizabeth S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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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 patterns and loads of five-star reviews I'm sure I can find a solution to what ails your

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Hanna Grotkowski
OmG! Elizabeth is very patient, educated and informative teacher. I had so much fun.I am definitely scheduling my next lesson. I am so grateful for your time, Elizabeth!
Ken
Elizabeth is an awesome knitting instructor! First lesson went great!
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Diane S.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded County and state fair ribbons and awards from County and state fair associations
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Diane S.

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Basic knitting is included in this class including knit and purl. You can make simple scarves, hats, dish clothes, blankets and other easy knitted items when finished with this class.

About Diane

***Online lessons only until the pandemic is over*** My journey in music began when I was around 5 years old and first heard the children's choir sing in church. My mother used to tell me that I would beg her to let me sing in the choir but she would always have to tell me I wasn't old enough.

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Alnathan M.
Diane was an excellent instructor and I enjoyed her professionalism and patience with my daughter. unfortunately my daughter became dis- interested due to a need for " a personal touch" that only in home or studio practices could provide.

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Average Cost of Knitting Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute knitting lessons in Des Plaines is $62. 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.
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"The absolute best knitting teacher I have ever had! I’ve learned how to knit socks, sweaters, mittens and, she has taken me way past my knitting level of just knitting rectangles. Kathy’s enthusiasm, her knitting skills and ideas are extremely inspiring. I highly recommend Kathy as a knitting instructor."
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Took Knitting lessons from Kathy N.
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"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☺️"
Alma
Took Knitting lessons from Jane H.
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"Amy is a wonderful teacher. She’s very kind and encouraging. She was very patient helping us fix mistakes we made and more importantly taught us how to identify what had gone wrong and how to fix it ourselves. She was always happy to offer advice on projects we wanted to do as well."
Pooja
Took Knitting lessons from Amy N.
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"Jane is super knowledgeable and was very helpful."
Robin
Took Knitting lessons from Jane H.
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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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"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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"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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"Melisa is a very experienced knitter. Even though she is at such a high level, she can instruct others and explain techniques in a very understandable way. She enjoys watching students gain confidence and improve their skills. Very few knitters have Melisa’s mastery of this art or the ability that she has to teach it."
Susan
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Erin is an outstanding instructor. She is very, very knowledgeable. I have a pattern and it was poorly written. She was able to untangle it and explain it to me so that I can work on it independently. She is very patient. I would highly recommend her to anyone learning knitting, stuck on a pattern, or want to expand on their knitting skills. She has a lot of knowledge and can explain and impart this knowledge very well. She is a truly great instructor."
Natalie
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Erin is great. Very patient, clear, pleasant and calm!"
Carin Nardone
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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