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The Knitting Academy (In-Person) with Jenna



What is the Knitting Academy? It is a program developed to help you take your knitting to the next level. You will learn new skills; ways to perfect your technique and finished objects; build your confidence to tackle more challenging projects or simply get your knit-spiration on.

In the Knitting Academy, we will cover topics that will improve and enrich your knitting.

Your Academy professor is Jenna. With more than 30 years knitting experience she loves to encourage others to be creative with fiber. Her goal is to release more fearless knitters into the world.

How it works: each session in The Knitting Academy is intended to be a standalone session so if every session is not for you, just pick and choose the ones that interest you the most.

Each session is held on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 11 am to noon. (Dates and times, particularly those farther out, are subject to change).

Feb. 11, 2024: Project Selection, Inspiration and what patterns do not tell you. What comes first, the pattern or the yarn? In this class we will cover a variety of topics, some of which include finding inspiration, boosting creativity and become a fearless knitter! In addition, we will cover a lot of elements typically left out of patterns or assumed by the pattern designer.

March 10, 2024: Ravelry. Hopefully you have already heard of and have used Ravelry. In this class we will cover why it is so wonderful and how you can make the most of this amazing tool.

April 14, 2024: Cast Ons. There are so many options for casting on. Learn several different types of cast ons, why and when to use them. Start every project off right.

May 12, 2024: Bind Offs. Just like cast ons, there are so many ways to bind off, and which one you use will have a significant impact on your finished project.

June 9, 2024: Fix those flukes and flubs. Even the most diligent knitter runs into a willful stitch every now and again. In this session we will cover things like: how to Frog, Tink, save that dropped stitch, etc.

Sept. 8, 2024: Decreasing/Increasing. Learn or improve your skills. Decreasing and increasing may seem scary, but it is the gateway to making more exciting projects. How you execute your stitches will also enhance the overall look of your knitted item.

Oct. 13, 2024: Tips & Tricks. Jenna spends lots (and lots) of time thinking about ways to make things easier and better. In this session she will share her hard-earned knowledge with you. At the end you should be more confident and produce a more polished project, as simply as possible.

Nov. 10, 2024: Knitting in the Round/Magic Loop. Whether you knit socks or hats or anything in between, you could probably benefit from knitting in the round and/or using magic loop. Would you like to knit both socks at the same time, or both sleeves? Stop changing needle lengths when the number of stitches changes.

Dec. 8, 2024: Chart Reading/Cables. In this class you will learn some new techniques, we will also cover topics like reading stitches and quick fixes.

Jan. 12, 2025: Short Rows. Short rows can create dynamic results, not just in design but also in fit. There are many ways to work short rows, and it is not necessarily a one size fits all situation. In this class we will cover several short row methods, and when best to apply them.

Feb. 9, 2025: Blocking and Students choice. In this class we will cover the best blocking techniques. This, being the last in the Knitting Academy series, will be your opportunity to bring any and all questions to be answered in class.


Instructor: Jenna Hycner - The Knitting Academy
Instructor Bio: Hi, I'm Jenna Hycner, the FiberGnome and creator of the Knitting Academy. I want to share the joy of knitting with as many people as possible! With more than 30 years of knitting and almost a decade teaching, the goal is to encourage the fearless pursuit of knitting. That is how I came to develop The Knitting Academy.
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