Teach you to KNIT: includes needles
I will teach you the basics of knitting in one hour lesson. By the end, you will have the ability to make a scarf, from start to finish. It is much easier to learn from a person than from a video or book.
And, I'll give you a pair of needles and yarn that you can keep!
Knitting is an outstanding hobby. It is productive, meditative, and fun! Since I began knitting, I look forward to flight delays and long bus rides. And it doesn't take long to get good enough to make nice things.
But, there is a significant learning curve that should not be ignored. Teaching yourself is possible, but it takes a lot of discipline. This is where I come in. I'll break down the steps so that you can get over that bump with minimal time and frustration.
We'll start with casting on your stitches to the needle. After five or ten minutes of practicing that, we'll move on to the real excitement: the knit stitch! I'll show you the stitch then show you my favorite way to hold the yarn for faster output. I'll give you a lot of time to practice this, giving you encouragement and feedback along the way. Then, I'll show you how to bind off your stitches and weave in your ends. Before you go, I'll have you start a new round of knitting so that you can practice the knit stitch more as homework.
If you already know how to knit, I can help you with more advanced techniques like purling, increasing, decreasing, circular knitting, double pointed needles, and stranded colorwork. I can also help you make slightly more complex projects like hats, cowls, and slippers.
Training & Qualifications
I have made many beautiful knitted items including hats, neckties, slippers, sweaters, scarves, cowls, headbands, and even a sleek mask.
But I believe this: You don't knit to make things. You knit to make yourself happy.
For me, knitting is a calming meditation. It dissipates any anxiety or frustration in a situation. It always makes me feel good.
I work as an accountant at a nonprofit in San Francisco by day and often perform in local theater productions. I picked up knitting as something to do during my theater rehearsal downtime.
Availability & Preferences
Evenings and weekends