Learn New Knitting Techniques this New Year: Take a Course Now!

January is some premium knitting time here in Colorado. Post-holiday, we want nothing more than to snuggle down in our favorite chair and indulge in some constructive me-time. All too often though, this connotes drudgery, like finally getting to those UFOs in your stash. Wouldn’t it be more fun to start the year fresh by vowing to learn new knitting techniques this new year?

Learn Something New

Want to tackle a trend like stranded knitting or brioche? Check out courses from Faina Goberstein and Kyle Kunnecke. Find out why you shouldn’t be freaked by steeks, or learn to start designing your own colorful cowl patterns.

Get Technical

There are a LOT of numbers in knitting. Maybe you’re hesitant to substitute yarns or wrangle with gauge. Maybe you get frustrated when you try to modify patterns to fit better. Or maybe you want to start writing patterns yourself, but need some guidance. Kate Atherley has created an entire suite of courses that demystify the more technical aspects of knitting.

Sell Yourself!

Perhaps you are considering knitting as a side gig. If so, learn how a smartphone is all you need to take professional-looking photos of your work. Watch a great video short from the instructor, Jason Mullett-Bowlsby, here. Jewelry artist Carolyn Edlund gives great advice on how to display and sell your work at maker fairs, pop-ups, and other retail venues, no matter what your craft.

Interweave’s online courses are a great way to tackle new techniques without leaving the house. Watch videos from great instructors and access and download plenty of supporting material such as charts, photos, and diagrams. Interact with other students via our chat boards, and post your finished assignments to a shared gallery so others can see your work. Whatever your skill level or interests, we have courses that will interest and inspire you to keep learning.

—Allison


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