I know how it can feel to be alone in your creative passion. For my first few decades as a knitter, I was on my own! When, at age 35, I pivoted from my broadcast production career and opened a local yarn store, I saw firsthand how one great teacher can truly change your knitting life.
I created Knit Stars to bring the best teaching to knitters around the globe. I used to be afraid to fly (!!!) But now I travel to remote locations around the world, taking you directly into the homes and studios of the most brilliant designers and difference-makers.
Now in its 8th year, Knit Stars has become a learning platform like no other. One that gives us all a place to grow - in confidence and connection.
I personally invite you to join us. Wherever you are in your journey, you truly deserve the Knit Stars Masterclass experience. You and your creativity are worth it!
Come along on a fantastic ride to discover the world of three-dimensional knitwear, developed by the brilliant designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian known as Olgajazzy. This fascinating technique uses the juxtaposition of positive and negative knitting space, redefining what it means to add texture to your garments. Olga’s exclusive Season 8 workshop design will employ a combination of fibers with Chromium, a silk wrapped stainless steel yarn, to add even more dimension and extend the life wear of your finished textured piece.
New York-based artist “Alexi” introduces a genre-bending workshop where we learn how to create an on-trend, exclusive new sweater for both knitting and crochet. Learn how to make a crochet stitch look like a knit stitch for the ultimate in versatility. Alexi takes you through it step by step, as you learn to make your own modern yet timeless pieces inspired by the runway.
Dawn lets us in on her popular signature technique for designing and dyeing yarn that magically forms a unique project that’s both innovative and fun to make. Learn the tips for success from the inventor herself. No one will know that you only used a single skein of yarn to make these colorful works of wearable art.
15-year-old crochet prodigy Jonah Larson has graced Good Morning America, The Drew Barrymore Show, CBS, and more, spreading his love of crocheting to millions and raising tens of thousands of dollars for charitable causes including Jonah's Hands Projects in Ethiopia. Now, he’s adding Knit Stars to his long line of appearances! In this workshop he’ll share all the basics as well as how to make his favorite slouchy hat.
If you can knit or crochet a rectangle, you can transform it into anything - hat, mitts, even a garment! - infused with your own signature style. New Yorker Nancy Ricci will show you how to take a pattern and inbue it with your own personality for limitless possibilities. This workshop shares the basics of design math so you can invent your own pattern and establish your own voice in the wider yarn world.
Fun, fashionable, and full of self love and body confidence, this workshop takes you on an adventure to make a custom-fit bikini. Equal parts instruction and inspiration, Chelsea’s known for inspiring body love for those of all sizes. Gone are the days when crochet options were limited to shawls and blankets - this lively Masterclass will get you itching for your next beach day so you can show off your wearable art!
Indie dyer Ross Taylor got his start when he was in search of a particular color that didn’t exist—so he created it himself! This yarn dyeing workshop will take you through the ins and outs of choosing colors and the technical process of applying them. Learn the basics and a few advanced techniques for creating your own hand-dyed yarn or simply come along for the ride so you can deepen your appreciation!
There’s no one way to knit—and that’s especially true for anyone who has any kind of limitation, injury or disability. The great news is that if you can tie your shoes, you can learn (or re-learn) to knit! In this groundbreaking workshop, Knit Stars’ very own Beth Gorishek shines a light on how to make knitting accessible for all. Adaptation is its own form of creativity!
What you get inside...
The distinctive magic of Knit Stars!
Each year, we scour the globe for the 10 most fascinating Stars. Then we take you directly to them, inside their personal studios, from New York to Hollywood to Iceland. You’ll feel like you get to know each of them on a truly intimate level, not just for what they do with their hands, but who they are as a whole human.
Even if all you do is watch, you’ll find your mind expanding like never before. Or go all the way and astonish your friends - and yourself! - with the one-of-a-kind pieces you can design and create. You own each workshop forever, and everything is broken up into manageable, bite-sized pieces you can return to again and again.
Use the free Kajabi app to watch your favorite Knit Stars Masterclasses on the go on your mobile device. It’s super user-friendly and convenient! Also watch on desktop, table, or stream to your Smart TV, Apple TV, Roku or Amazon Firestick.
“I compare Knit Stars to a really good travel guide book which has led me to places I’d never have discovered on my own. And like a guide book, I can refer to it time and time again.
Each season had a least 2 instructors that made a huge difference to my knitting, and others who tweaked my interest enough to take a deeper dive from other sources…
I’ve taken online classes from some of the big shots. They were a great opportunity to take a class live from some of the big names, but the cheapest was still around $40/class, and it wasn’t recorded. Knit Stars is excellent value.”
“I always find tremendous value in each season. A weekend retreat with 1-2 presenters would easily cost 10x as much as one season of Knit Stars - so it’s an amazing bargain.”
“I *KNOW* that my knitting has improved exponentially. I could never afford to take classes at an LYS, where the class schedules rarely fit my schedule and I could not remember from one lesson to the next exactly how to do all that I had paid to learn.
Knit Stars is a far better deal (really comparable price for WAY more than just one class, and I can watch at my leisure any time and many times).”
Our classes are private, just you and your screen and the world’s most intriguing Knit Stars, up close and personal. You own the videos so there’s no time limit. You decide which class to take in what order. Come back and watch them again and again, whenever you feel ready for the next step in your fiber arts journey.
Each Star cherry-picks their dream indie dyer to create a limited-edition kit that dovetails perfectly with their Knit Stars Masterclass!
As a part of your Season 8 ticket you get first dibs on these kits to purchase in addition to your season.
These are not available to purchase now. They will be made available to purchase in November 2023
Optional yarns and bags will go on sale exclusively for Season 8 enrollees and will ship in January 2024. There will also be a materials list so you can shop your stash, LYS or favorite dyer and cast on the projects in real time as each workshop drops starting November 1, 2023.
And... yes, a limited number are made and they do sell out which is why you will get priority option to purchase.
Offered in this year’s Yarn Sale are two exclusive Season 8 bags created just for Knit Stars by Joji + Co. There are limited quantities and the only chance to purchase one is if you’re enrolled in Season 8.
Offered in this year’s Yarn Sale is an EXCLUSIVE Season 8 Joji and Co. Santa Cruz Bag that you have the option to purchase. There are limited quantities and the only chance at one is to join Season 8!
This is not available to purchase now, however as a Season 8 member you have this option...
When you save your Season 8 seat before October 19, you'll also receive over $392 in these bonuses!
We’ll hold two virtual events with the Stars right from their homes, so you can chat with them directly and ask any questions about their patterns and workshops. It’s always super fun and energizing!
Most Stars will provide new, exclusive patterns as part of their workshops. Be among the first in the world to make them, along with your Knit Stars friends. It’s a $100+ value in and of itself!
Our private Knit Stars Facebook group is fun and on fire year-round! Make yarn friends around the world, get project ideas and insider tips on the best yarn stores to visit. You’ll see many of our current Stars and Star alums hanging around in there, too!
We have got your back! Got questions as you immerse yourself in the experience or make your new masterpieces? Our team is here to help. This level of ongoing support isn’t available from in-person classes, YouTube, or in books!
Looking for a past season? They are on sale now including Season 1 which has been in the vault for several years. Get started on these masterclasses right away and experience the beauty and joy of Knit Stars today!
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