Monthly Archives: September 2015

Teaching Knitting, Part 3: Hints for Beginning Knitting Class

These hints are gleaned from 30 years of teaching knitters … FIRST:  Keep the class small – perhaps only four students unless there is more than one instructor. When beginning knitters get “stuck,” they should be confident that you will … Continue reading

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Teaching Knitting, Part 2: Boundaries

It’s important, of course, to give brand new knitters a choice of yarn, but the instructor needs to provide boundaries.  It will help keep them from becoming frustrated, tossing their tangled knitting onto the ground and bursting into tears or … Continue reading

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Teaching Knitting, Part 1: Basics

I have taught knitting to many people over the past 30 years, individually and in groups.  In teaching, I want my students to enjoy learning, knit something without too much pain that is also immediately useful and master specific, basic … Continue reading

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Musician’s Mitts for Bob

A performing jazz pianist, Bob Karty recently established a Kickstarter campaign to fund his first album of all original music where he is bandleader, composer and pianist.  While familiar with Bob’s music and his attention to detail and excellence, I … Continue reading

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