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“It is a Hollywood documentary filmworthy production!” – Loni
Why Knit Stars will change your knitting life...
As owner of Loops, a local yarn store, Shelley Brander saw firsthand how the best knitting teachers could inspire confidence and creativity, giving fiber artists the wings to truly soar. But she knew that, due to geographical, financial and accessibility challenges, so many knitters around the globe might never have a chance to learn from the best.
So Shelley took her background in production and storytelling and started traveling the world - giving knitters a window directly into the lives of the most brilliant designers, dyers and difference-makers. Now in its 5th Season, Knit Stars has become a learning platform like no other - one that inspires, teaches and connects knitters worldwide in a beautiful community of people who love to learn and grow. Get ready to dramatically expand your horizons!
“Best decision I have done in a long time. Joined every Knit Stars that’s been offered from the very first one. Never regretted a single one. #changedmylife” – sugarmom96
Meet your brilliant team of Star teachers for Season 5!
From Kyoto, to Mallorca and Copenhagen, to points all across North America – prepare to join the Stars for a worldwide learning adventure! ...worldwide learning adventure! (Mouseover each Star's picture for extra details!)
The art of knitting beautiful top-down sweaters with the 'Ziggurat' method
From potential to manifestation: designing your first pattern
Sustainable Growth: Finding your own voice through authenticity, consistency, & vulnerability
Gaye “GG” Glasspie
Exploring Beautiful Japanese Stitches from Charts
Body Positive Knitting: How to cultivate a knitting practice that honors your body
The holistic nature of knitting: creativity, natural color and mindfulness
Make it fit: How to get the perfect fit every time
Home Sweet Home Formula: Creating with freestyle modular knitting
Working with plant-based fibers
The making of Amirisu magazine
Bonus: Meri Tanaka
“I have been energized by the community and the inspiring teachers. I REALLY love that I can go over and over a technique to see it up close and get it right. Honestly, it’s like having personal instruction from all the knitting 'greats' right in my home! I can even wear my PJ’s!!" – Judy 💙 🌟
Here’s what you get with your one-of-a-kind Knit Stars experience…
10 online workshops you own forever. Each Knit Stars workshop is comparable to what you would get in a 3-hour, in-person class. Most are 1-2 hours of pure inspiration and instruction – no ads or disruptions – broken into convenient modules. That’s less than $23 per workshop!
You own the online workshops – watch on your schedule. Pause, rewind, refer to it again and again. You own it forever! Beginner to advanced, hobbyist to aspiring designer to business owner…there’s always more to learn!
Go behind the scenes to the Stars’ own homes around the world. See inside their personal studios and workspaces. Learn what inspires them, drives them and makes them tick! You’ll feel like you’ve made 10 new best friends. It’s truly a private experience like no other.
Exclusive chance to purchase Knit Stars yarns! Our Stars collaborate with indie dyers to create special yarns and kits that you can only get as a Knit Stars owner. Yarn pre-order starts October 17 and yarns ship in January, after the event. Remember, you own the workshops so there’s no timeline 😊
Learn from new teachers you might never meet any other way. Knit Stars brings you the teachers whose in-person (pre-COVID) classes always sold out before you could sign up…plus teachers who you simply can’t access any other way, because they only teach privately in their own remote locations. It’s an amazing way to discover the new mentor who could change your whole fiber life.
“It is more than just the videos…it is community. I have made friends with people all over the world.” – Rosemary
Our growing Knit Stars family
Chullo-style Hat with Cupped Tassels
Susan B. Anderson
Seamless Toy Knitting
Mending with Crochet
Blue Sky Fibers
Cable, Create & Connect
Manos D'l Uruguay
Hand Dyeing the Manos Way
Two-color Double Knitting
Slow knitting, Natural Dyes & Mend
Building Inclusive Communities
ARNE & CARLOS
Master Class in Norwegian Colorwork
The Joy of Stripes
Ann Shayne & Kay Gardiner
Secrets of Knitting Happiness
Fanø Colorwork and Magic Balls
Vertically Stranded Colorwork
Magical Colorwork Motifs
Mary Jane Mucklestone
Fair Isle Knitting
Color Confidence, Fades
The Tuck Stitch
Color & Fiber Mixology
Fair Isle Tips & Tricks
Sheep to Shawl, Natural Dyeing
Lace, Estonian Nupps
Successful Sweaters for All Shapes
Finishing, Blocking, Grafting
Crochet Hacks for Knitters
Lace, Beading, Shawl Construction
Chunky Art Yarns
Koigu Color Theory
Julie and Jean-Francois Asselin