Classes for beginners!

Just getting started knitting? There’s plenty to learn at Knit Fit! If you can comfortably cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, these classes are for you.  For all the details and registration info, check out the Class Descriptions page.





POP! Blanket with Alexa Ludeman

If you are looking for a pop of color to brighten your days, this blanket pattern is perfect! In one class you will learn the techniques you need to create these lovely little squares. Students will complete one square and there will be a demo on how to put the blanket together.



Finishing Your Knits with Andrea Rangel

Learn to give your projects a professional finish. This class will cover all the topics needed to make a beautiful finished project. Learn to create clean, straight seams using mattress stitch. Invisibly weave in your ends using duplicate stitch. Learn bind-off methods including 3-needle bind-off and Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. Practice grafting using Kitchener stitch, and get information all about blocking. We’ll also cover ways to reduce finishing by using seamless construction. You worked hard on that project; finish it flawlessly.



Fashion, Fit, Form & Function: Designing Garments for Everyone with Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby

There are a million patterns in the naked city… and wouldn’t it be nice if just ONE of them fit?!? We will teach you the basics of fit, form and function that we use daily as fashion designers so you can see a garment and make it for yourself or someone else. You will create a template that you will be able to use for every garment you ever want to make… EVER. No matter whom you are making for, no matter what the body type, you will be able to create a garment that anyone would be thrilled to wear.
We will start with measurements and form – what measurements do I take from where and how do I apply them to my template? Then we’ll talk about fit – how do I make a garment that fits a certain style or body type? Then we’ll move to function – whom am I making this for and where will they wear it? Finally… fabrics – how to take your swatch and convert that into a pattern.



Professional Techniques for Hand Knitters with Lisa Ellis
Are you a self-taught knitter? Did your grandmother teach you how to knit? Have you noticed that your knitting doesn’t look as good as “hers”? Knitting techniques have come a long way and they can make a huge difference in the outcome of your project. This class will finesse your knitting skills to look professional and less “home made”. We will cover three different cast on methods, a crisper ribbing, an easier selvage to seam, better looking decreases, and the most elastic bind off out there. Tricks of the trade will be taught along the way – like how to transparently change colors in pattern and work a buttonhole that won’t grow in size!



The Fine Art of Yarn Substitution with Andrea Rangel
Have you ever found a pattern you love, but aren’t sure how to choose an appropriate yarn?  In this class, you’ll be guided through the intricacies of fiber, yarn weight, and plies.  You’ll learn how to decode yarn labels to match the perfect yarn to your project.  I’ll bring tons of swatches so you can get hands-on experience with the difference the yarn makes.



Ruching, Welts, and Pleats with Lisa Ellis
This class explores the ins and outs (literally!) of gathered knitting. A little nipping and tucking occurs in these easy-to-do techniques, ideal for beginners or those wishing to add texture to their knitted projects. The many applications of gathered knitting will also be addressed.


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