Knitting Classes NYC

Discover the joy of knitting with a variety of textile classes in NYC. Learn essential techniques, unleash your creativity, and create beautiful knitted pieces that will keep you warm and stylish.

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Knitting 101

Brooklyn Craft Company @ 165 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Whether you're a total beginner or a long-lost knitter who needs a refresher--if you've been wanting to learn to get your knit on, this workshop is for you! We'll cover basics of this simple, portable craft of turning yarn into fabric. With a pair of needles, some yarn and a little basic know-how, you'll be on your way to knitting nirvana. In this workshop, you'll learn: Yarn & needle information How to cast on and start The knit stitch...

Sunday Oct 15th, 11am–2pm Eastern Time

Knitting 102: Make a Hat

Brooklyn Craft Company @ 165 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Kick your beginner knitting skills up a notch and learn to knit a hat! In this two-part workshop, we'll work to make our Everyone Hat. You will learn: Yarn & needle information How to knit in the round The rib stitch How to decrease stitches and switch from circular to double pointed needles How to follow a knitting pattern All the skills needed to construct a winter hat from start to finish Skill Requirements: You must have basic...

Thursday Oct 12th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

Knit a Chunky Sweater

Brooklyn Craft Company @ 165 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Learn to knit a sweater! If you're a confident beginner who has mastered knitting basics and are looking to tackle larger projects, this workshop is for you! You might be intimidated by the thought of making a sweater....don't be! For this workshop, we'll be making a totally non-fussy sweater using chunky yarn-- meaning it will knit up quickly and only basic skills are needed. You've got this!  In this three-part workshop, we'll work to make...

Wednesday Oct 11th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

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3 sessions

Chunky Knit Blanket

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Use a no-needles knitting process to create the comfy blanket of your dreams in this online class. With DIY craft kit delivered to you If getting cozy is your jam, this virtual workshop is just the thing to help you snuggle up in style. In this hand-knitting for beginners class, you will learn how to make a chunky knit blanket. Your teacher will walk you through the steps so you can create an snuggly blanket that's like a warm hug. Even if you...

Sunday Oct 22nd, 2–3pm Eastern Time

Easy Knit: First Hat

Roots Knitting Academy @ Live virtual class

Learn some more advanced skills including increasing and magic loop! You will learn shaping to bring your knitting to the next level! You will leave class with a sweet chunky hat! Skills Required: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off, in the round Skills Learned: Increasing, decreasing, magic loop Pattern: Roots Knitting exclusive pattern!

Saturday Dec 2nd, 10–11am Eastern Time

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3 sessions

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Chunky Knit a Square Pillow

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Use jumbo sized yarn to hand-knit your own pillow in this online class! With DIY craft kit delivered to you. If you're looking for fun and easy craft ideas, learn how to chunky knit in this online class, with no needles necessary! Using just your hands, a couple of skeins of jumbo yarn and a pillow insert, you will make the cozy chunky knit pillow of your dreams. Don't worry if you don't know how to knit, your instructor will walk you through...

Tuesday Oct 17th, 7–8pm Eastern Time

Easy Crochet Hat

Roots Knitting Academy @ Live virtual class

Learn some more advanced skills including ribbing and crocheting in the round! You will leave class with a sweet chunky hat! Skills Required: Slip knot, chain, single crochet, double crochet Skills Learned: Ribbing, pick up stitches, in the round, decreasing Pattern: Roots Knitting exclusive pattern!

Saturday Oct 28th, 11am–12pm Eastern Time

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3 sessions

Easy Crochet: First Granny Squares

Roots Knitting Academy @ Live virtual class

In this class, you will learn everything there is to know about granny squares! Leave class feeling confident with more advanced crochet skills! Skills Required: Slip knot, chain, single crochet, double crochet Skills Learned: In the round, increasing, granny square technique Pattern: Roots Knitting exclusive pattern!

Saturday Dec 2nd, 11am–12pm Eastern Time

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3 sessions

Crochet Kitchen: Breakfast Edition

Roots Knitting Academy @ Live virtual class

This class features a Roots exclusive pattern that is all about breakfast! Make these amigurumi-style breakfast foods for fun kids toys or decor!Skill Level: Easy Skills Required: Ch, SC, DC, in the round Skills Learned: stitch patterns, increasing, decreasing Pattern: RKA Exclusive Pattern Note: All courses are taught live via Zoom. 3 days prior to your class, you will receive a Zoom link in an email from us for your session.

Thursday Nov 2nd, 8–9pm Eastern Time

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6 sessions

Sip N' Stitch: Crochet Ornaments

Roots Knitting Academy @ Live virtual class

Sip N' Stitch is a 90-minute class that is a little more laid back than our other classes. Join us to learn to crochet our Roots exclusive ornaments that will light up your holiday!Skill Level: Easy Skills Required: Slip knot, Chain, SC, DC, in the round Skills Learned: increasing, decreasing, stitch pattern Pattern: Roots Exclusive Pattern! Note: All courses are taught live via Zoom. 3 days prior to your class, you will receive a Zoom link in an...

Friday Dec 1st, 7–8:30pm Eastern Time

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Knitting 101

Q.E.D. @ 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105

This 90-minute class covers what knitting looks like, some knitting terminology and how to create the stitches. You’ll learn how to cast on, make the knit and purl stitch, and cast off. Knitting needles and enough yarn to take home for further practice will be provided, or you may bring your own.

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Knitting 101

Heather Marie Scholl

Learn basic knitting, casting on, knit and purl stitches, and casting off. With these basics you can knit a scarf. Some practice yarns will be provided but if you wish to continue at home and complete a scarf come with your own yarns/needles.  Bringing a pen and paper is helpful, but will depend on your learning style. Class is very hands on.

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Arm Knitting

Brooklyn Craft Company @ 165 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Learn to knit with your arms! in this beginner workshop, you'll learn to make ultra-chunky knits using your own arms as knitting needles!  You'll make an over-sized scarf or cowl in the yarn--the perfect accessory to ward off the NYC winter in style. You won't believe how quickly you can whip up a finished piece--all students will leave with a finished cowl or scarf, and the knowledge to tackle more arm knitting projects on their own. SKILL...

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Machine Knitting

The Yarn Company @ 2274 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

This course will cover both single-bed and ribbing techniques including basic jersey knitting, striping, eyelets, ladders, surface patterns, shaping, linking, ribbing, racking, circular knitting, and more! Learn to machine knit on a professional grade Taitexma knitting machine! Note: Materials are not included and must be purchased at our store. No outside materials will be allowed in class. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to pick out...

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Knitting: Beginner

Bronxville Adult School @ 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708

This class is for absolute beginners or for those who are still learning the basics. Learn knitting techniques for casting on, knitting, purling, binding off and more. The basic skills are taught to prepare students to move on to the Beyond Beginner level and start a project. Supplies:  Size 8 wooden needles light-colored worsted weight yarn and a tapestry needle Note: Room assignments are subject to change. Please check the schedule...

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Discover the Best Knitting Classes in NYC

Are you interested in learning the art of knitting? This unique skill dates all the way back to the 5th century CE, with some knitted artifacts found in Egypt suggesting that knitting has been a popular way of making clothing for a long time. Knitting is a process wherein a series of loops of yarn are continuously interlinked or knotted together to create a finished product. Knitting is a unique craft because it is accessible to almost anyone, requiring very few supplies to get started. Additionally, the end result of knitting creates a finished product that is functional in some way, whether you wear it or use it around the house. This makes knitting a great way for people of all walks of life to pick up a new skill, and there are many different types of knitting that you can learn.

Why You Should Learn Knitting in NYC

Learning knitting in New York City can be an easy and fun way for you to lessen the stress in your everyday life, or it could simply allow you to do something with your hands when you need a distraction. Many people enjoy knitting because it allows them to make something tangible that they can keep for themselves or give away as a gift.

Knitting in NYC involves a large community of people who are all interested in the craft. Once you have picked up the basics of knitting, you may discover that you can make friends through your new hobby. You may want to consider researching local knitting clubs, groups, events, or organizations that will allow you to meet new people and continue to learn about knitting. In this way, you can use knitting as both a hobby and a way to be social.

Bear in mind that knitting in NYC does not just need to be a hobby. Knitting is a valuable skill that you could turn into a side hustle if you want to, with the ability to sell your creations online. New York City also has many in-person craft fairs that could allow you to earn some extra cash. Once you have mastered several types of knitting, you could start a part-time business repairing and mending clothing.

In-Person Knitting Classes & Schools in NYC

If you want to learn knitting in-person in New York City, CourseHorse has collected many different classes that are available to NYC residences. For example, at The Yarn Company on the Upper West Side, you can learn Absolute Beginning Knitting. This course teaches you the basics, such as how to cast, knit stitch, and bind off. You will learn how to make a chain link cowl or a basic chunky scarf. 

Basics of Knitting at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, also on the Upper West Side, is another great option for an introduction to knitting. You will learn casting on, binding off, and simple stitches that can allow you to make a variety of projects with all supplies included.

Knitting 101 at the Brooklyn Craft Company in the Greenpoint neighborhood is good for both new knitters and those who might need a refresher course. It covers the basics of knitting and gives you the skills you need for continued learning.

Knitting Class: CloseKnit at Noble Maritime Collection on Staten Island is a class that teaches you how to knit, but also how to give back. This unique offering includes all supplies and you will learn how to make baby blankets, hats, scarves, and mittens for children who are less fortunate.

Knit a Striped Summer Top at Brooklyn Craft Company in Greenpoint is an awesome way for beginner knitters who are ready to move past scarves to learn something new. While the idea of making clothing might seem intimidating at first, you will learn to make a non-fussy sleeveless tank top or vest.

Another intermediate offering from Brooklyn Craft Company is Knit a Chunky Sweater. This three session class is perfect for confident beginners and intermediates alike. You will learn to make a simple sweater using chunky yarn, which means it knits up quickly.

Knitting Study Hall Class takes place at The Yarn Company’s location on the Upper West Side. In this class you can learn how to read a pattern, basic to advanced knitting skills, and finishing. A variety of other skills that are more advanced are also offered.

Get Your Knit On: Snood Operator is offered by Wool and the Gang in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. This opportunity to learn a new craft involves hands-on help, along with video tutorials and a kit that contains all required materials.

Knitting 102: Make a Hat at Brooklyn Craft Company in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint will elevate your beginner knitting skills. This is a two-part workshop that teaches you how to make a hat that suits nearly everyone.

Beginner Knitting - Knit Cozy Wrist Warmers at NYC School of Creativity in Midtown is a fun and relaxing class. You will learn how to make a pair of wrist warmers while enjoying the company of other knitters.

Knit Baby Booties is an all levels class offered by Brooklyn Craft Company in their Greenpoint location. In this class you will learn to knit as you make a pair of fold-over baby booties, which make a wonderful gift for a parent-to-be.

If you are a beginner looking to make a gift for someone else, Absolute Beginner: Knit a Fabulous, Artistic Gift! at The Yarn Company on the Upper West Side is for you. You will learn to make a deceptively simple scarf with a main color and a hand-spun accent color.

Virtual Knitting Classes & Schools

If you are a beginner at knitting, taking an online knitting class is a good way to decide if knitting is a skill you would like to pursue, providing you are willing to purchase your own supplies. Generally speaking, if you take a virtual knitting class, supplies will not be provided for you, but the instructor will give you a list detailing what you need to buy. Online knitting classes still provide real-time feedback from your instructor, just like in an in-person setting, but you do not have to commute to take the class and you can learn from almost anywhere.

Thinking about trying an online knitting class? CourseHorse has lots of online knitting classes for you to choose from. For example, Knitting is a single session class offered via Zoom that allows you to make a scarf with no prior experience. This course will allow you to meet others who like knitting without leaving the comfort of your home. Color Knitting (Intarsia) is a beginner level class that will teach you how to work with multiple colors of yarn in a row. These two sessions will also teach you how to do picture knitting. And Stranded Knitting Master Class is a three session advanced class that will show you how to do stranded knitting, also called the Fair Isle technique. It teaches you how to do stranded knitting in the round and back and forth.

Private Group Knitting Classes in NYC

Thinking about scheduling a private group knitting class as a team-building event for your business, or a fun night out with friends? CourseHorse offers live knitting classes for private groups in NYC that you and your colleagues or friends can enjoy together. If you notice that there is not a private group knitting class listed publicly right now, CourseHorse can provide such a class for your group upon request. Simply reach out through the contact form on their website to learn about the options that are available to you.

As you are booking your next online group knitting activity with CourseHorse, you will notice a variety of benefits. For example, you have the ability to change your group size after booking if you need to make it smaller or larger. You will also receive a confirmation message of your booking within 24 hours, and there are no additional booking fees. CourseHorse supports multiple platforms, so your whole group can join in on the fun of a knitting class from just about anywhere.