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Bonnie N.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at HK$140.41
  • Speaks Chinese, english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 15 and up
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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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Angie
Bonnie is a very nice teacher, and she has really good experience to teach how to knit. she always can find a easy way to let me know how to do it.
Carey
Bonnie is the real deal. She's the BEST KNITTING TEACHER I've ever had - and I've had quite a few - because she actually knows how to teach!

I set up a Zoom appointment so she could help me with a project I started in a local class. She instantly identified an error in the pattern that saved me hours of frustration.

She then showed me how to do three new stitches using her Zoom camera and patiently watched me create them to make sure I understood.

Most importantly, she's the first teacher to explain how to read and analyze a pattern while showing me her process so I can do it myself next time. That knowledge alone was priceless. She then showed me how to write out the next steps of the pattern - including showing me how she did the math to calculate the stitch decreases.

But, I'm most excited about the fact that she also drew a PICTURE that demonstrated what the pattern was saying to do. She did this naturally - that's just her teaching style. I have to say, it's eye-opening.

I feel like I just learned in one hour with Bonnie what would've taken me years to pick up bit by bit with other teachers I've had or family and friends.
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!
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Barbara A.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at HK$163.81
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Barbara A.

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Private Knitting Teacher

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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Maribeth
Barbara was prepared for all my questions. I am now starting a lap afghan, which is really what I want to make. She gave me several options on how to proceed, and I learned a lot in our first lesson! Look forward to class next week! She's an excellent teacher!
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
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Melisa M.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at HK$195.01
  • Bachelors Degree - Clothing Textiles & Fashion from Murray State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Melisa M.

28 Reviews
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Private Knitting Teacher

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.

66 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at HK$195.01
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Erin R.

66 Reviews
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Private Knitting Teacher

Are you looking to start or advance your skills in knitting? I am here to help! I am a Craft Yarn Council Certified knitting instructor and have been working as a professional knitting instructor since 2010. I 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. Lessons are focused on the specific goals of the student. I am happy to work on your pattern of choice and can also recommend patterns based on your level and desired goals. I am also able to help with pattern interpretation and problem solving in knitting projects.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to speaking with you soon and sharing my love of this engaging and beautiful art form with you.

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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Will
Wonderful and so patient--tailored the class to my interests. Lots of fun, and time flew by!
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.
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Jane H.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at HK$195.01
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jane H.

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Private Knitting Teacher

I love knitting, enjoying making a huge variety of items using many different techniques. I knit using the English style, having grown up in Cheshire, England, but also knit using the Continental style of knitting too. I have been teaching knitting in groups and on a one to one basis for a few years. My students have ranged in age from 8 years old to 80 years old.
If you need help with a specific project, learning a new technique or just starting out as a beginner knitter, please get in touch.

About Jane

I love hand crafts and was attracted to hand knitted items from an early age. I'm a qualified elementary school teacher, having taught both in London and Boston. I have also worked with high school students and adults in museum education, having a masters in Museum and Gallery Education. I love kn

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April
Fantastic! Easy to work with. Very patient and kind. Thanks, Jane!
Shelley
I think Jane will be able to help me through a gauge related knitting weak area I’ve had for years. I’m excited to get to the next lessons. She’s very knowledgeable and had at her fingertips anything we needed to keep digging for answers and examples. Couldn’t have asked for a better suited match for me.
Deborah O.
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Elizabeth S.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at HK$273.02
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Elizabeth S.

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Private Knitting Teacher

*PLEASE ASK ABOUT PRINTABLE GIFT CERTIFICATES!* Are you looking to take up a new, relaxing hobby? Or maybe it's been a couple of years and you need a refresher? For the more experienced crafters, even if you just need help with a new project, I can get you where you want to be! With my guidance you'll be able to cast on and knit, and as time goes on you'll be creating wonderful garments in your own unique style. I specialize in sock knitting, colorwork, and pattern reading and writing, typically using my own books and teaching materials, as well as: printed material, online resources, YouTube videos, and podcasts. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels - so whether you're just starting out or want to learn something new, I'm your girl!

About Elizabeth

Hi there! My name is Elizabeth and I was 9 years old when my grandma taught me how to crochet - and I've been writing patterns and making custom creations ever since. With over 10,000 downloads of my published knitting patterns and a flawless five-star rating I'm sure I can find a solution to what a

Recent Reviews
Jack
She showed what she was doing and talked to me throughout the lesson. She also talked about things other than just crochet.
Heidi
Elizabeth was such a great help! I started a shawl a couple of years ago and after making a mistake that I didn't know how to fix, I got off track and set it down. Elizabeth got me back on track in one lesson! I had little hope for being able to figure it out, and sure enough we did. Thank you!!
MONICA
Excellent teacher with tons of experience and knowledge!

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Average Cost of Knitting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute knitting lessons is HK$413.43. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between HK$390.02 and HK$444.63 per hour.
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HK$218.41 average
45 min
HK$312.02 average
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Hear From TakeLessons Knitting Students

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

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"Experienced and patient first came to mind. Has been a knitting peer and problem solving friend for more than 10 years, and we knit together weekly when not practicing shelter in place."
Yvonne
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"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!!"
Staci
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Erin is so patient, kind, and thoughtful. Highly recommended."
Katie
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"It was apparent that Dawn understands how to teach using video conference technology and the best visual technique to ensure I could see every step. I really believe I received the best one on one teaching experience."
Cynthia
Took Knitting lessons from Dawn Z.
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"Very patient and helpful."
Lynda
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Bonnie is the real deal. She's the BEST KNITTING TEACHER I've ever had - and I've had quite a few - because she actually knows how to teach!

I set up a Zoom appointment so she could help me with a project I started in a local class. She instantly identified an error in the pattern that saved me hours of frustration.

She then showed me how to do three new stitches using her Zoom camera and patiently watched me create them to make sure I understood.

Most importantly, she's the first teacher to explain how to read and analyze a pattern while showing me her process so I can do it myself next time. That knowledge alone was priceless. She then showed me how to write out the next steps of the pattern - including showing me how she did the math to calculate the stitch decreases.

But, I'm most excited about the fact that she also drew a PICTURE that demonstrated what the pattern was saying to do. She did this naturally - that's just her teaching style. I have to say, it's eye-opening.

I feel like I just learned in one hour with Bonnie what would've taken me years to pick up bit by bit with other teachers I've had or family and friends."
Carey
Took Knitting lessons from Bonnie N.
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"Erin is an awesome instructor and explains things well. She has a great personlity."
Linda DeGise- Kotowski
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Melisa is the perfect teacher! I am a total beginner and she is easy to understand and patient. I am learning faster than I ever thought I would!!!! Thank you Melisa:)))"
Deborah
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"She really listens and is very knowledgeable. Also very pleasant."
Elizabeth
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Erin helped me build confidence as I ventured into continuing learning knitting; I have run into frustrations trying and stopping but she was able to help me understand my patterns and turn out a beautiful baby coat and booties; patience and great attitude."
rhonda
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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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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