Bernadette Avelar

Bernadette A.

Twentynine Palms, CA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn how to knit from someone who absolutely LOVES to knit and will inspire you with this artistic hobby.

Are you a beginner that just knows what yarn is? Do you want to know how to read a pattern or how to do a new technique? Do you want to learn how to read what the labels mean on the yarn or what it means to check your gage? Have you found a pattern in a book or online that you are excited to try? Have you made a mistake in your project and you need help or your project doesn't look quite right? You can call me anytime and I will help you through it. I have been there and I will be there to ensure you get to the finish line of your project.
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Bernadette teaches



Bernadette delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I have been knitting for twelve years and I have ten years of teaching experience. I have taught all of my children and the neighborhood children to knit and enjoy uplifting the spirits of others with this beautiful art.

I am located in California and am available on webcam only unless by appointment in person. My primary focus when tutoring is to ensure that the experience is a happy one and the student learns the requested skill and is more confident about knitting that before we engaged. Yarn is very forgiving. Knitting takes patience and time but is very relaxing. I enjoy every moment of it.


I enjoy knitting everything and with every type of yarn. I do not discriminate. The only type of yarn I do not like is the yarn that runs out in the middle of a project. I enjoy knitting for charity and for those in need. I donate to hospitals and I knit for people that are battling cancer. I encourage others that I teach to knit with the same amount of love and compassion. This is a great passion of mine and I want to share my passion with the world. This is a lost art and I want to continue this wonderful art to every generation. I am also on instagram at #detsysknitting.


Please inform me what you would like to learn, what your want to make before the lesson to avoid wasting time. I would also like to ensure that I am prepared with materials, equipment, books, etc. to ensure full learning occurs. The student is expected to bring their equipment.

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BA Business Management
Jan 2012 - Present
American Military University

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Beautiful Day for a Knitter

Lessons to everyone I meet.

I teach people to knit on Airplanes.
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4 Reviews

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Angela Sep 12, 2017
Knitting · In home

Bernadet teaches knitting so smoothly and gracefully. Shes not easily aggravated when you don't get it and is so reassuring and kind. I had never knitted before and now have 3 projects going. She's a great teacher I highly recommend her.

Diana Sep 11, 2017
Knitting · In studio

I learned to knit when I made a scarf. I have been knitting for 2 years. Bernadette taught me how to knit when I was only 8 years old. Bernadette is the best knitting teacher because she knows a lot about knitting and she won't go faster than you are ready to go. She moves at the right speed. She knew when I needed help and she taught me how to pearl too. I liked learning how to read a pattern and how to use different yarns.

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Skyler Sep 11, 2017
Knitting · In studio

I am 12 years old. Bernadette taught me how to knit when I was 9 years old. She it explains it very well and if you get stressed she will help you out. When I make a mistake with what ever I make she will fix it and tell what I did wrong. I won first place for a art contest with my knitting. I made a wash cloth. I love knitting so much.

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mimi Sep 11, 2017
Knitting · Online

Never knitted before, so I wanted to learn.I found Bernadette, what an awesome teacher she patient with me, it took me awhile but I finally got it. Couldn't have done it with out Bernadettes help..

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