Knitting alone, especially if there's no-one else in the home or neighbourhood who understands the thrill of stitches and completed WIPs, can feel isolating.
Deciding to go out and find like-minded knitters is the solution, but where do you find them? There may be local yarn stores, but perhaps they're 30miles away, or 300!
And the local crafting group is all about scrapbooking and flower-arranging. While that's great fun for a light-hearted relief, no-one else knits like you do.
Life runs away with you.... of course it does.
You only have time for Instagramming your 8-year-old wearing their swimming medal, or DM-ing your sister after dinner.
A quiet knit-along group is what you need. You knit when you can find the time and setting out to find a knit-along group as well, seems like far too much hard work.
It feels like bliss when you have stitches on your needle and a finished knit in your mind.
But you'd like to chat about it with others who understand and who will cheer on your every row.
There must be... are there fellow-knitters out there feeling the same way?
We're here for you!
Yes, you can choose which benefits you'd like to pick from within the membership.
Once you've joined at any level, you can chat on the forum and in the bonus Facebook Group, but you can also decide whether you want any of these benefits too...
If you join the Nattering Knitter option, you'll be invited to join monthly live video knit and natter... We have great fun knitting and nattering and you can ask me as many questions as you like.
We'll figure out how you're stuck, or we'll discuss knit-worthy topics that have come up in the community in the past month.
I'll also reveal the up-coming YouTube videos for the following few weeks.
As an Intuitive Knitter you'll have added access to this members-only knitting course. It's populated with all the knitting knowledge that I've accumulated over forty years of knitting. And it's all in one place! You can ask questions at the monthly knit and natter and join in the challenges.
Intuitive Knitting has 6 modules,
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If you're someone who loves challenges and knit-alongs, this is for you! Monthly challenges and quarterly knit-alongs are set up and ready to go!
You'll enjoy all the benefits of the nattering knitter too.
You'll have access to the full list of knitting technique courses and workshops on the Knit With Hannah website once you're a Deep-Dive Knitter. That includes over 30 patterns & 200+ videos. WIth these courses you'll learn.
(Deep-Dive includes access to Intuitive, Nattering and Challenge benefits too.)
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Six times every year you'll be invited to an extra knit and natter, where we'll focus on money-making with your knitting. You can ask any questions about your business and get one-to-one feedback.
As a Money-Making Knitter you have full license to sell any items you knit from my patterns and you'll get full access to the courses as well.
(Not including Profitable Knitting Secrets course, which is available separately)
After two months of being a member you'll be given access to the Pricing and Business Models for Knitters Workshops.
Sarah joined the membership in January 2019, here's what she had to say about her experience so far....
" Knitting under your umbrella, as it were, has given me the confidence to branch out from the simplest patterns and try new things, which in turn has reinvigorated my love of knitting. “
Yarn Substitution is something you need to understand as a knitter. The suggested yarn isn't always available and there are many elements that will make substitutes good, better or best.
You have a particular reason to plan or you may just feel easier knowing what will be on your needles next. Learn the benefits of planning and the best tactics to employ when searching for new inspiration.
Many knitters give up knitting because of this very real hurdle. I'll help you read patterns easily and methodically. All the abbreviation tutorials are here too!
Are you someone who has seams not sewn, buttons not attached, collars not knitted? Let's get those fantastic knits finished and in use! You'll find lots of tutorials and tips here to make each knit fly off your needles and into the hands of the recipient.
Finished knits want to be loved and cherished for years. Caring for the fabric and making sure nothing untoward happens is our prime focus in this module.
Sustainable knitting addresses our ability to knit for a lifetime. Taking care of our hands, wrists, minds and bodies so the next generations will learn from us and be able to knit for a lifetime too.
The very first steps for new knitters (perfect if you're a knit-stitch knitter and want to learn some purl too!)
We'll knit a scarf, a smartphone case and a baby beanie
We'll add shaping techniques and start switching between knit and purl stitches here. While knitting four classic hats for all the family.
Beginner knitters can start to cable after a couple of months. I'll show you the first steps with a mug cosy, then we'll use cabling on purl rows with a headband/earwarmer and use cabling while shaping with a pair of fingerless mitts and a beanie.
Knitting a Downton-Inspired shawl needs some foundations in place first.
You'll get them all here and make holes intentionally with a cowl, a pair of bookmarks and a cheat's lace scarf.
Knitting has passed through generations for centuries. This course, new for 2019 will make it easier to teach your children to knit. Including bonuses of french knitting, pom-pom and tassel making and weaving tutorials.
Weekend Workshops are short courses teaching single techniques- perfect for a Saturday afternoon when the rest of the family is occupied with homework or cutting the grass!
This longer weekend workshop will give you a simple guide to plan everything you want to knit for Christmas. You'll find lots of tips and tricks to fit it all in, not over-promise and pick the perfect yarn for each recipient.
This longer weekend workshop will give you a full guide to start using circular needles. With multiple casting on methods, circular stripes and bonus lessons on knitting round coasters, you'll be flying on circulars before you know it.
Maybe you're really content right now with what you're knitting and want to utilise the skills you have, but struggle to find patterns or build motivation. Inside as a Nattering Knitter you'll be able to access the community of knitters ready and willing to cheer you on as you get your knitting flying! You'll find patterns and courses inside to inspire your next knit every time if you join the Intuitive or Deep-Dive Knitters.
Are you unsure of where you actually want to take your knitting? Do you take too long pondering over what you want to knit, and which skills you want to learn?
Put simply... I'll help you answer those questions yourself. Just ask in a live Knit and Natter or post in the Facebook Group and I'll help, lickety-split!
(there's a full module on planning your knits in the Intuitive Knitter option, which will give you lots of ideas too)
Perhaps you would prefer to hone and polish the skills you already have, for faster, neater, more focused knitting and tidier finishing skills.
Well, no problem, you can choose to focus on the skills courses with the Deep-Dive Knitter, or choose the Nattering Knitter tier to feel motivated to set daily knitting habits in place.
Every knit you finish this year, will look more and more like a custom-made Chanel, than a Brownies’ first attempt garter-stitch scarf.
Are you a knitter who looks at other's needles and thinks,
'... if only I could.... but I'll never be able to knit that!'
With fellow knitters around you you'll find it easier to take manageable steps towards your knitting dreams. There's no judgement here, 3 rows or 300 we'll cheer you on and keep you knitting.
One knit at a time you'll learn the skills needed to take you there - and while we're doing that I'll help you learn to love what's on your needles, not on everyone else's!
All my teaching happens online.
The videos of the Intuitive Knitting course and the tutorial knitting courses are pre-recorded... you don't have to show up for live lessons.
For the monthly membership Knit and Natter and the Money-Making Q&As, the calls will be live and available to view as replay recordings. You can ask questions beforehand, or if you join us live.
All access links are found by logging in to the membership area of the Knit With Hannah Patreon Page.
Patreon is hosting the membership, it's the only way I can split the benefits of the membership up without having to optimise the benefits for each and every knitter who joins.
Patreon does have a system in place whereby I can refund your payment, but you have to ask before the 1st of the next month and due to the volume of content I give with the benefits I ask the you do this within 14 days of your joining.
You can also leave the membership at any time. You're not locked in to a set time or contract.
It's easy to leave by cancelling the payment yourself.
Please note: once you're a member for longer for 14 days, we won't be able to refund a payment. We'll just be able to cancel the next month's and continuing monthly payment.
Once your payment has been confirmed you will receive access to the Knit With Hannah Patreon feed, which regularly has links to the Facebook Group. Access details for any other benefits will appear in an email and take 24-48hrs, depending on time of day and day of the week.
More often than not you'll be welcomed in the same day.
You'll find links to the Facebook group inside the membership area, and we will welcome you in, as eagerly as Professor McGonagall would welcome you to Gryffindor House!
This is a monthly membership, so you'll have access to the videos that come with your tier as long as you're a member.
You can also move between tiers as and when you decide they'll be helpful. For example, if you see a monthly challenge starting and you fancy jumping in for a month, we'll be happy to have you, and then you can move back being to a nattering knitter instead!
You'll also have a community inside our membership to keep the knitting natter going. Through our private posts on Patreon, our group on Facebook, and our live video calls, I'm there to answer any questions. You'll make great friends who get where you're coming from when you share a knitting gif about yarn stash problems!
Remember, if you'd rather see the lessons but not join the community, then all my courses are available to purchase individually or you can join the membership, for access to all of them. It's then your choice whether or not you take part in the live calls and Facebook group.
You can email me at Hannah@knitwithhannah.co.uk and I'll reply within 2 working days (usually much faster, like Hermione knitting an elf hat!)