Knit Stars is a 3-week, all-online, global learning event that takes place November 11 – Dec 2. It is a series of feature-film-quality instructional and lifestyle videos by the world’s leading Knit Stars. This year you will have the chance to learn from 11 different Stars from Peru, Uruguay, Nova Scotia, and other points across North America!
I imagine you might have some questions and would like some more details! The KnitStars team have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers, and I’d like to share them with you here.
If you have any more questions, I’ll be hosting a live video on my Instagram page tomorrow at 1pm Atlantic Time and answering more of them then. I’d love to have you join me there!
Frequently Asked Questions about KnitStars 4.0
When can I register for Knit Stars?
Anytime now up until midnight midnight Pacific / 3am Eastern, October 31 (Halloween), so don’t miss the deadline!
Who are this year’s Stars, and what are they teaching?
Martha Wissing: Make a Chullo-style Hat with Cupped Tassels
Susan B. Anderson: Seamless Toy Knitting Techniques
Marly Bird: Shop Less, Mend More: Extend Your Wardrobe’s Lifespan by Mending with Crochet
Blue Sky Fibers: Connect, Create and Cable with Blue Sky Fibers
Manos Del Uruguay: Hand Dyeing the Manos way
Lucy Neatby: Two-color Double Knitting
Hannah Thiessen: Slow knitting, Natural Dyes and Mending your Knits
Andrea Wong: Portuguese-style knitting
Pacomarca: Meet the Alpacas!
BONUS workshop just added! Diane Ivey: Guide to Moving Forward: From Social Media to Building More Inclusive Communities
Caitlin Hunter: Traditional Colorwork, Reinvented (Caitlin’s workshop debuts February, 2020 but is still included as part of Knit Stars 4.0!)
Do I have to watch it in a particular timeframe?
The workshops roll out a few days apart, over a 3 week period in November, so you can take it all in as you go. You own all of the workshops, so you can watch them whenever you want, on your own schedule. It’s all super-organized in short modules so you can squeeze them in between all of your other activities or save them up and indulge in a binge-watching weekend! You can rewind, pause and fast-forward the videos and stream them on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. You can also download the workshop videos to your desktop or laptop to watch anytime.
What skill level do I have to be at to benefit from Knit Stars?
Whether you are a beginner, a master, or somewhere in between, Knit Stars is designed to help you get more out of your knitting and/or crocheting.
And every yarn lover, at every level, will be inspired by the mini movie masterpieces that lead off each workshop! You’ll see behind the scenes in the Stars’ own private studios, workspaces and farms, to learn what inspires them and drives their passion for fiber, design and sustainability.
What are some of the reported benefits of taking the course?
- It’s made me a better knitter / crocheter
- It’s given me the confidence to design, sell patterns, and teach at my LYS
- I’ve learned skills that I thought I wasn’t ready for!
- A whole new world of inspiration has opened up for me!
What is included in my membership?
- Feature-film-quality instructional and lifestyle videos from 11 of the world’s hottest knit and crochet designers
- 10 bonus patterns
- Access to our private Facebook group, an ultra-positive, global group that is active year-round, sharing wins, progress, pattern ideas, and encouragement.
- The option to purchase additional custom-dyed yarns, kits and goodies, created exclusively for Knit Stars 4.0 owners by some of the world’s hottest indie dyers.
I love finding the perfect colour combinations for my double-knit projects!
What are some of the yarns and kits exclusive to Knit Stars 4.0?
Hedgehog Fibres Alpaca DK KS4.0 Kit for Andrea Wong’s Portguese Knit Cowl
Handmaiden BFL Kit for Lucy Neatby’s Double-Knit Alpaca Hat
Blue Sky Fibers City of Lakes Scarf Kit
Amano Eco Puna Limited Edition kit for Martha Wissing’s Chullo-Style Hats
Barrett Wool Co. Kit for Susan Anderson’s Alpaca Toy
Will previous seasons of Knit Stars be available for purchase?
Yes! You can get Knit Stars 1 – 3 for $199 each until our registration window closes midnight Pacific / 3am Eastern Oct. 31! Take a look at the Knit Stars registration page for more info about each series.
Once again, if you have any more questions, I’ll be hosting a live video on my Instagram page tomorrow at 1pm Atlantic Time and answering more of them then. I’d love to have you join me there!
the incredible KnitStars film crew!