Today on the Knit Picks Podcast we’re talking all about our knitting pasts and futures. From learning to knit to taking that knowledge and teaching someone to knit, the Knit Picks Podcast team offers up their experience.
First up Lee and Stacey invite friends, co-workers and fellow crafters, Heather and Kate to come on the podcast for a discussion of their knitting and crochet origins. Each starts their craft somewhere but what everyone has in common is that someone else helped them get started.
Next Lee and Stacey share tips and tricks for people who want to teach knitting to their friends and family. While Lee has experience teaching knitting classes, Stacey has experience helping people in one-on-one learning sessions. Stacey also shares the old knitting rhyme: “In through the window, run around back, out through the window, off jumps Jack”
List of helpful tips to consider when teaching someone to knit
1.) Gather good materials
2.) Come prepared with printed instructions too
3.) Consider who you’re teaching
4.) Start simple
5.) Be patient
6.) Celebrate the wins
7.) Remind them that this is going to take some time
8.) Continue the excitement for knitting – join a community
9.) Continue the learning by inviting them to Craft Nights and online communities
10.) Have fun!
What helped you learn to knit? What worked for you when teaching someone to knit? Share in the comments below.
Mentioned in This Episode:
WeCrochet Podcast Episode 40 – Crochet Jobs Part 3 – Teaching Crochet To Make Money And Get Confident With Arica Presinal & Pia Thadani
Learn to Knit Kits
New Learn to Knit Kits – Learn to Cable Coho Cowl
Learn to Cable Bowline Hat
Knit Picks Learning Center
Wool of the Andes
Stitch N Bitch The Knitters Handbook by Debbie Stoller
Stitch N Bitch Nation
Knitting Rules The Yarn Harlot Unravels the Mysteries of Swatcing Stashing Ribbing & Rolling to Free Your Inner Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
0:03 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast!
0:44 Stacey’s yarn crafting origin story
2:12 Lee’s yarn crafting origin story
3:58 Heather’s yarn crafting origin story
7:04 Kate’s yarn crafting origin story
14:25 New Knit Picks Learn to Knit Kits!
15:34 Teaching someone to knit tips and tricks
40:33 The Credits