Do you love knitting, but feel overwhelmed by how much there is to learn?
Do you find yourself lusting over beautiful knitting patterns on Ravelry and Pinterest, and wondering when you'll ever be "ready" to tackle a project like that?
Do you have a stash of delicious yarn that just sits there, unused and underappreciated, because you're scared that you're just not good enough to use that yarn yet?
Does it sometimes feel like other knitters have learnt a secret language and/or are magic, and that's why you'll never be like them?
Would you like in on that secret?
Well, guess what?
There is no secret. They're not actually magic. There's no mysterious language. They're not actually better than you...
They just spent years honing their skills and perfecting the craft.
Years of dropped stitches, years of accidental increases, and so many lumpy sweaters that would fit four people rather than one. And those sweaters? They now sit forgotten, gathering dust in the back of a cupboard, abandoned. (Probably feeding a family of hungry moths. *shudder*)
They have put in hundreds, probably thousands of hours doing this the hard way and figuring this stuff out on their own so they now know how to confidently tackle anything their knitting throws at them.
You can confidently tackle anything your knitting throws at you too. You just need to learn to Knit with Confidence.
"The course was great, so glad I took it! I'm not 100% finished, as I got distracted by Hurricane Irma, but getting back to normal now... Thank you for offering it!!!"
So Toni, what actually is the Knitting with Confidence course?
How can I knit with confidence when I feel like I don't know what I'm doing?
Well, I'm glad you asked.
Knitting with Confidence cuts away all of that time spent honing. It teaches you everything that could possibly go wrong, how it could wrong, and how to make sure you have the upper hand and know how to fix it if it does.
It provides all the answers immediately, so you can get cracking with your newfound knitting confidence, faster!
I created Knitting with Confidence after I kept hearing from newbie knitters that they were loving their new craft, but felt overwhelmed by everything there is to learn and fearful of even starting "easy" projects!
Now, to me, knitting is meant to be fun, enjoyable, and relaxing. It's NOT meant to be frightening, anxiety inducing and overwhelming, so I knew I needed to do something to help.
I spent YEARS building my knitting confidence, researching everything I could, teaching myself how to read patterns and figuring out how to fix my blunders.
The good news is that it doesn't need to take you years to master your craft!
Knitting with Confidence lays everything out for you in the most logical order, with step by step instructions so you don't have to work these things out yourself. It's the direct route to knitting confidence!
Here's the order I suggest you go through Knitting with Confidence (all of this is laid out for you inside the course right now!)
Step 1: Learn to read your knitting
The sooner you understand what your knitting SHOULD look like, the sooner you will be able to recognise when things aren't quite right.
Step 2: Learn to handle those dropped stitches
There's no point learning to read a pattern if you're still scared you're going to drop a stitch at the last hurdle and have no idea how to fix it! Plus, knowing how to fix a dropped stitch will also teach you how to fix a myriad of other issues too!
Step 3: Learn to fix common mistakes
Other than dropped stitches there are a few other common mistakes that you need to learn to recognise and fix. These include accidental increases, twisted stitches, and incorrectly placed stitches.
Step 4: Learn the most useful tips and tricks
This is my favourite bit!
There are so many little tips and tricks that will help take your knitting skill to the next level, and we cover all of these!
All of those lusted over Pinterest patterns will suddenly feel right within reach... Because they are! 💖
"I've loved the course so far... Getting around to it when I can get extra practice in (I have a 3.5yr old and 7 month old = crazy busy days!) I particularly like the videos and if I forget something I can just re-watch to remind myself e.g fixing a slipped stitch. I would recommend your course if anyone was interested in taking up knitting."
I believe that knitting is one of the most soul-soothing crafts you can engage in, but the first hurdles can make it seem a little overwhelming, and can actually stop you in your tracks.
Right now, I am on a mission to help everyone take the first steps in learning to knit, and make the road to knitting mastery smoother for everyone!