Online Courses

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Available Now!

Many of us jump into knitting sweaters without ever learning how to really read and interpret a pattern. In this free class, we'll talk about how to get the most--and the most relevant information--from your patterns so that your projects will be successful! The class discusses three free patterns available online.

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Available NOW!

Do you have a hand-me-down, store bought, or photographed sweater that you want to recreate or clone? This class will help you dissect the garment and recreate it--often for the better! As a bonus, you'll also receive a copy of Melissa's Phoenix Pullover.

A colorwork sweater that has been disassembled at the bust

Planned for 2023

Do you have a sweater that's just not quite right? You love it, but you also need it to change . . .  this class will walk you through the process of making the modifications that will make your knitted sweater better--after you've cast off!

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Available Now!

This class will help you see patterns as recipes full of potential for change! We'll discuss and some of the most common modifications, including yarn substitution and mods for fit and ease of knitting. This class includes five lessons and free copies of Ailbiona McLochlainn's Scéal Grá and my own Parks & Rec Pullover. 

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Available in 2022

Selecting the right yarn for your project is crucial. In this class, we'll talk about yarn structure, making smart color choices, managing successful substitutions, and what yarn characteristic are important for your next project.

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Planned for 2023

Do you have a pattern you simply must knit . . .  but it's in another language? This class will give you many of the tools for making the translation. We'll discuss strategies for translating patterns into English AND offer tips for knitters whose first language isn't English.

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Want to take your pattern modification skills to the next level? Then this class is for you! We'll discuss pattern mash-ups, adding new design elements, and the radical re-engineering of garment patterns, so you'll be ready to bring your creative visions to life! The course includes worksheets to help you make your vision a reality.

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Available in 2022

Have you ever loved a cowl so much that you wished it were a cardigan (or a pullover)? In this class, we'll set you on the path to making your first "cowligan" and explore some fun ideas along the way. This class will have a synchronous workshop component for those who want to knit along with a group.