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Amy N.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Hebrew, Spanish
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • BFA in Industrial Design from Carnegie-Mellon University
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Amy N.

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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.

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About Amy

I am extremely patient and determined to teach anyone with a desire to knit or crochet, no matter how high or low their individual learning curve seems to be. I believe that if you have the desire, then you can learn. The speed in which you learn may be different than the next person, but, that is o

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Joel
I was stuck on a complicated pattern, and Amy was clear in her explanations, and her visual explanation made a big difference.
Barbara
She’s great! Helping me tremendously. So happy I found her.
Rick
I know just enough to be dangerous and she was exceptional at helping me find my start.
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Bonnie N.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks Chinese, english
  • Certified Knitting Instructor from CYC (Craft Yarn Council)
  • Teaching since 2015
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Bonnie N.

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I am a certified knitting instructor from CYC (Craft Yarn Council ). I have over 35 years of knitting experience. I like to work with all kinds of yarn.
Teaching and designing are my true passion. No worry about how far you can go, let's just pick yarn and needles work on 1st stitch, open up the joy of handmade.

About Bonnie

Designing and teaching are my true passion. I am a certified knitting instructor from CYC (Craft Yarn Council ). I have over 35 years of knitting experience. I have so much knitting experience want to share with you. Just let you know I also teach crochet:) Do you want to start a new project?

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Gloria Diaz-Kaulbach
Bonnie explained and demonstrated the knitting steps one by one several times. She is a slow and soft-speaking, patient instructor. Though knitting is difficult for a true beginner, I met the goal of five stitches and liked the class!
Candace
Bonnie has been wonderful....guiding me, teaching me. The online sessions are almost like she is there in the room with me! Very knowledgeable and experienced both with knitting and also zooming! I am grateful!
Ruth V.
Really nice class, time flies. Can't wait to learn more with Bonnie.
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Nicole S.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Child Development & Urban Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts Univeristy
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Nicole S.

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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.

About Nicole

My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 11 years old, and after taking a few years off I picked up the hobby again in my 20s. Now in my 30s I am an avid knitter - there are always several projects on my needles (I need one I can travel with, one I can do while watching TV, and usually one I'm ma

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First lesson was really great!!!!!!
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Melisa M.

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

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Clear, easy instruction and lots of patience. I love to teach others something new and bring them to a place of refreshing rest as they learn to create new and wonderful things. Adult Beginners and Intermediate levels are welcome. I will teach the basics for beginners - Cast on/off, knit/purl stitches, increasing/decreasing and we will finish with a project. Intermediates usually need help getting started again, finishing a project or help with a pattern, I will also teach you new stitch patterns to have fun with.

About Melisa

I love to teach and I am very patient. I first learned to knit as a 21 yr old in Norway over 35 years ago. Knitting is a great way to relax, it is repetitious so it is great for those with anxiety and other problems related to stress or focusing. I have been teaching children and adults for over 1

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Monica ..
She is hands down the best teacher!
Connie
Melisa was most helpful! She is knowledgeable and had patience for my issue resolution.
Christine
I've going from knowing nothing to really having fun with knitting in 3 lessons. Melisa is obviously a very experienced knitter and instructor, and lovely to work with!
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Erin R.

65 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Erin R.

65 Reviews
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Are you looking to start or advance your skills as a knitter? I am here to help! I have been working as a professional knitting instructor since 2010 and 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. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

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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Staci F.
Erin was extremely knowledgeable and patient during our lessons. I'm a beginner and knew just one stitch and now know several more and have a better idea at following patterns, too! I appreciate the time and, again, patience she had for me when I dropped stitches, as well! I would highly recommend Erin to anyone who wants to up their knitting game!!
Angela M.
Minnie S.
If you need to have a crochet teacher, Erin is the person to get to knowl . She showed me how to do everything that I needed to knowl . Very pleasant and is very patientl She was a pleasure to meet. I give her five stars. Thank you for all your hard work. Sincerely Minnie
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Barbara A.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $21
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Barbara A.

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Self-taught knitter with experience and patience. Ability to teach beginner through advanced, with various tools - double pointed, circular or single-pointed needles, from dishcloths to socks to afghans and sweaters. Tutoring includes information on yarn and knitting tool selection. Also state certified to teach high school students and possess natural teaching style.

About Barbara

Hi! I'm a mom and former high school teacher. I enjoy cooking, crocheting, knitting, and reading. It can be relaxing to create by yourself, as well as rewarding to make something for yourself or a loved one to enjoy. Whether you want to learn for fun or have the hopes of making money from your creat

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Barbi
Barbara is absolutely lovely and a delight to work with. She is patient, persevering, and skilled. I am off and running on my project now and I know where to go if I run into any snags. Very happy I chose Barbara out of the bunch. 🙂
Trami
Kristina
Really enjoying my lessons with Barbara. She is so patient and it helps so much that she works the project along with me.

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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 $53. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $100 per hour.
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$25 average
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$35 average
60 min
$53 average

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

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"Really nice class, time flies. Can't wait to learn more with Bonnie."
Ruth
Took Knitting lessons from Bonnie N.
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"I know just enough to be dangerous and she was exceptional at helping me find my start."
Rick
Took Knitting lessons from Amy N.
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"Erin was great-had some technical difficulties. She figured it out😎
Answered all my ?’s. It was fun!"
Helen
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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"Melisa was most helpful! She is knowledgeable and had patience for my issue resolution."
Connie
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Melissa is very knowledgeable and patient. She has excellent knowledge of yarn & patterns. And, she's really nice and approachable."
Pamela Roller
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Nicole is just wonderful. I could not ask for a better knitting teacher!!!"
Betsy
Took Knitting lessons from Nicole S.
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"Rhiannon is a really great instructor. She's patient and knowledgeable. I took a slip stitch knitting class with her and it was a lot of fun. I highly recommend Rhiannon for any crafting classes she's offering; you'll learn a lot!"
Kate
Took Knitting lessons from Rhiannon P.
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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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"I consider myself an experienced knitter so was surprised to find myself stymied by reading a more difficult pattern. Amy is a pleasure to work with as well as an extremely skilled teacher. Her explanations are clear and in one case her diagram clarified my confusion. I learned, laughed, and left Amy having learned what I needed to learn. I am impressed with her and will call her again."
Pat
Took Knitting lessons from Amy N.
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Private Knitting Lessons Near You

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. 

If you’re interested in learning the art of knitting, then we’re glad you’re here. At TakeLessons, we offer a wide range of knitting lessons for kids and adults alike. Never picked up a pair of knitting needles before? No sweat. We feature beginner classes that teach you the basics and foundations of this craft, from understanding needle gauges to experimenting with slip knots.

But maybe you want to take your skills up a level by challenging yourself with more advanced projects and techniques. We can help with

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that, too. Our certified knitting instructors are eager to help you achieve all your arts and crafts goals when you sign up for knitting lessons near you!

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

One of the major benefits of taking knitting lessons is that your sessions are 100% tailored to your needs. No two lessons are the same because your teacher will assess where you are and where you want to go. Once your knitting instructor has a better idea of what you want to get out of your studies, they will design a customized lesson plan to help you achieve your goals.

Another perk of taking private knitting lessons is that you get to learn to knit at your own pace. You don’t have to worry about keeping up with the other students in the class or finding yourself bored while the instructor focuses on a technique you’ve already mastered. During your one-on-one instruction, you have your teacher’s undivided attention, so you can go at a speed that suits you and focus on the topics that most interest you.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Knitting

If you’re taking knitting classes for beginners near you, your 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

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

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

Whether you want to make hand-crafted gifts for your loved ones or challenge yourself by learning a new hobby, it’s time to learn to knit or crochet. At TakeLessons, we’ll help you every step of the way.

To start, we invite you to pick your preferred knitting instructor. Simply browse through our inventory of certified teachers to find one that strikes your fancy. You can read about their background and expertise and reach out to them in advance to help you narrow down your choices.

We also strive to make your lessons as convenient and flexible as possible. That’s why we offer both in-person and online knitting lessons. Meet with your teacher in a classroom setting or join virtually. With our lessons, it’s easy to learn on your watch.

Sign up for knitting lessons near you today, and don’t miss out on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for all new students.

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