Cathy Brasten

Cathy B.

New Tripoli, PA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have been knitting for over twenty years! Self taught and passionate! I loved being a test knitter for a designer! I teach the continental method of knitting. We can create your lessons around what you desire to start to learn to make.

First several lessons will include materials, how to cast on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and how to cast off! After that the sky is the limit! Increases, decreases, how to read patterns, cable knitting, and more!
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Cathy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 21 to 60 and males 0

Teaching since:

Hi my name is Cathy and I can’t wait to meet you! I am a 48 year old with two children. My daughter is a cosmotolgist and is 23. My son is 20 and in the Navy! I started knitting when I was pregnant with my daughter and have never stopped. I knew no one who knit so I self taught myself from a book. I went on to found our local TKGA chapter before I handed it over! For several years I was a test knitter for designer Jennifer Hagan! I love to spread the knitting love to others! Thank you for your consideration!

I have been a Reiki Master since 2015 and practicing Reiki longer than that. I love to help people find ones peace and healing! Feel free to contact me with any questions!💫✨💫🙏🏻

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Test Knitter
Jan 2010 - Jan 2015
Jennifer Hagan

Knit her patterns looking for mistakes before they were published.


USUI Reiki Master
Mar 2015
Reiki Master Jannine

Level 3 Reiki Master/teacher

Photos & Videos

Beret for my daughter

Lace shawl with local alpaca lace yarn


Infant dress made for my niece

Fun scarves! Second is local HS colors

Tube top for daughter! Uses in winter as well over shirt!

Angel baby blanket

Fun beanie

Photo by Cathy B.


2 Reviews

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Amy Feb 3, 2018
Reiki · In home

Cathy is a wonderful person who is very passionate towards what she does. She certified me as Reiki 1 and has done long distance Reiki on me as well. I felt the healing affects immediately. I highly recommend her.

Tanya Jan 31, 2018
Knitting · In studio

I love knitting lessons with Cathy!!! For many years I wanted to learn how to knit. But sadly the only one in my family who knew how to knit passed away. I kept putting it off and it was to late. But a good friend of mine, told me about Cathy's knitting classes. So I decided to give it a try and I'm HOOKED lol. Cathy is so patient with beginners and she's fun ,kind and makes me laugh. In no time at all I'm able to make hats, scarves, and blankets. Cathy offers advanced classes , so I want to learn how to make sweaters and other fun items. My friends and family love all their gifts I have knitted for them so far and they will cherish it for years. I highly recommend Cathy.

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