Knitting classes go high tech

Whether you are learning how to knit, looking for a refresher class or want a more advanced knitting lessons, online knitting classes offer a convenient option. Consider the advantages of taking an online knitting course from the comfort of home and on your own schedule, to learn to knit or try out more advanced knitting techniques! Learn about different kinds of knitting needles, basic knitting stitches, circular knitting, choosing knitting yarn weights, affordable knitting materials, and more advanced topics. Plus, most classes include knitting patterns you can use again and again.    –

Have you every wanted to take a class to learn how to knit, maybe learn how to knit socks or a lace shawl, or even learn how to make garments fit but can’t seem to find the time or a location close to where you live?  If you answered yes to maybe one or all of these questions, then let me introduce you to a fantastic way to accomplish this and all from the comfort of your very own home.

Craftsy, a new online crafting community, has five new online classes dedicated to the craft of knitting that are taught by knitwear designers Stefanie JapelDonna Druchunas and Laura Nelkin.

These affordable online classes allow you to learn at your own pace, access materials and videos when you need them, ask your instructor specific questions, upload progress photos, participate in online discussions with other students, and so much more.   You can access you class from your home computer or any mobile device that is connected to the internet.  Now for the big bonus to signing up for these online courses,  your access never expires!    This is huge to me as it offers the ability to continuously go back to re-watch videos, go over class materials and read comments for as long as I want to.

If you have had a desire to learn, to take a refresher course or just interact with other knitters, these courses are a fantastic and convenient way to meet your needs.

The following classes are currently available:

Circular Knit Lab: Hats Four Ways

Hats Four Ways  – with Stefanie Japel

Knit Lab: Fit Your Knits

Fit Your Knits  – with Stefanie Japel

Knit Lab: Projects, Patterns & Techniques

Knit Lab  – with Stefanie Japel

Knit Sock Workshop

Knit Sock Workshop  – with Donna Druchunas

Knit This: Mastering Lace Shawls

Mastering Lace Shawls – with Laura Nelkin
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Craftsy also offers online classes for Crocheting with instructors Linda Permann and Vicki Howell, Sewing with Gretchen Hirsch and Diana RuppQuilting with Jenny Doan  and much more.     For those of you who have a busy and hectic life like I do, these online courses are the perfect fit for any schedule!
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!