I just learned to knit. Will the Knitting Monthly be too hard for me?
You’ll continue to learn to knit with confidence and can get help at any time through the forums (coming soon) or direct contact. We have a video library you can reference whenever you’d like showing the basic how-to-knit steps.
Will you have kits for the projects?
Sometimes; most of the time! A lot of the time, you will be able to use small amounts from your stash.
What kind of techniques and projects will you cover?
I’m always taking notes on suggestions for topics all year long. Those most resonate (for starters) were various ways to cast on (and why and when they would be used) plus bind off techniques. We could probably fill 2 years with cast ons alone, but the cast on itself isn’t be the only focus. Other techniques will be incorporated each month, too. Smaller projects were suggested for starters. Cowls, neck scarves, and shawls were mentioned several times. We’ve done pillows, coasters, and vests in addition since Knitting Monthly began.
How will you decide on the techniques?
Honestly? Through feedback from you all. I’m constantly searching for new ideas. And you have a say in the topics that are chosen. I don’t have the entire year planned out in advance; I watch the knitting world to see what’s popular and take it from there. Speak up at any time if you have a suggestion.
What kind of projects will we be doing?
In a short description: do-able!
I’m not saying simple in every case, but I’m hoping you’ll find the projects to be enticing and small enough to complete each month.
Will there be larger projects?
Not monthly, but I’ve already been listening to some great suggestions involving more complex projects in a knit-along status! Great idea, yes? We can have one larger project every 3 or 4 or 6 months and treat it like a knit-along.
Why should I pay for patterns when I can get them free online?
That’s true; many patterns are available online. If you’re just looking for patterns, then this probably isn’t the program for you. The Knitting Monthly is much more than just a pattern resource. Think of each month as another class you are taking. Remember, every month you’ll be given a new pattern and technique with access to a forum for discussion and help, a pdf you can download and print out and a video you can watch at any time.
But I just don’t know if it’s for “me”?
The way I see it, the Knitting Monthly is for everyone! It’s for new knitter’s with a quest to learn and more experienced knitter’s eager to share- and everyone in between!
Do I have to sign up for the whole year?
No, you don’t. You can sign up for one month at a time, quarterly, or annually. Of course, the best pricing will be annually plus you get the entire archives with the annual membership.
You’ll gain a sense of accomplishment and confidence in your knitting abilities!
I hope this has helped to clarify any questions you may have had!