As you’ve probably realised, I’m Hannah and I love knitting.
I’ve been knitting for almost 40 years and I designed my first collection of knitted accessories in 2008.
I have been teaching knitting in various ways for a very long time… to my friends at school, to my knitting buddies and family over the years and also to myself!
My superpower is breaking down each part of a task so I am able to teach and explain the knitting process.
You will understand the simplest things which seem confusing to most knitters- you’ll have a superpower too!
You will be able to knit independently much sooner than you ever would have imagined and you’ll find yourself beginnng to teach yourself and others as well!
I will teach you all the knowledge I’ve learned over the few decades that I’ve been knitting. You’ll discover which needles to choose, how to start finding yarn and then everything you need to know, from putting the first stitch on the needle to knitting a completed project to be proud of.
My knitting philosophy goes like this…
-I knit because I love it and knitting my way through a colourful project gives me a yummy, squishy feeling.
-I mostly knit small items because I know I’ll finish them.
-I design minimal, colourful, wearable knitwear for the 21st Century; we’re not stuck in the 1960s and we’re not knitting itchy, fluffy jumpers with embroidered reindeer… I pinky promise!
-Making mistakes is not a problem, we can fix them- and I’ll show you how- if I’m too far into a project I will say “mistakes make it unique,” or “I’ll frog it and start again”- that’s easy with small projects.
-And most importantly I buy knitwear!!! Yes, I do!!! I don’t knit everything myself, some things are just nicer bought in a shop and I have too often bought £100 worth of wool only to have to wait 6 months to wear the finished item or for the finished item to not suit me or fit me once it’s finished…. I can try on knitwear in a shop, but I can’t try on a pattern with a bag full of wool- I know I’ll like a finished cardigan if I can try it on first!
I’m here to teach you to knit all those accessories and gifts you end up buying every year for Christmas, the scarf you want to knit for yourself as nothing in the shop is ever just right. Think of all the money you could save by knitting everything yourself! And you’ll have something to do while yet another repeat of The Big Bang Theory drowns out the house after dinner (OK so you find it funny too, but don’t tell the kids!).
So let’s get this party started, you’ll be knitting and dancing around your living room with yarn mysteriously trailing behind you before you know it!
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I’m excited to have you join me and hope you’ll love being part of the Knit With Hannah tribe!