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Become a Knitter: First Steps Scarf

Learn to knit and to finish a gorgeous scarf even if you've never knit before!

Learn to knit! Create this scarf!
Say, I made it myself!

In this workshop, you will learn the 3 basic skills that are everything you need to make this First Steps Scarf.

I Get It!

I get it, you are busy. You barely have time to do all the necessary things in life each day.
You go to work with all its responsibilities; you are pulled this way and that.
When you get home you make dinner, throw in a load of laundry, clean up after dinner, make sure everyone is fed, clothed, sheltered, driven to where they need to be and is wearing fairly unwrinkled and unstained clothes.
When you finally stop for the evening, you plop onto the couch to watch Netflix for a bit and then fall into bed, exhausted and vaguely unsatisfied.

You've been going all day.
You got most of the essentials done, but there is something missing.
Then you wake up in the morning, only to have to do it all over again.

All your efforts seem to be used up on things that never stay finished, on things that have to be done over again and again.

You really have nothing to show for your effort except a full belly and clean clothes, but that belly gets empty and the clothes get dirty and everyone has to get to where they are going again tomorrow.

Nothing you do stays done and you don’t get to express your creativity.  

But, who has time for creativity?

What if I told you that you do have the time?
Yes, you do have time.
The fabulous thing about knitting is that it easily fits into those little moments of otherwise wasted time. Because knitting is so portable, it is easy to work it into your crazy busy schedule. 

But, where would I find the materials?

 But, where would I find the materials?
I don’t know where to buy really lovely yarn and I don’t have time to be driving around town hunting it down.

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

As soon as you join, you will have access to two​ different supplies list.
One is to print out and take to your local yarn store. It has a list of the specific things you need.
Just show the list to the clerk and they can help you find exactly what you need.

The second list is if you want to shop online. Just click each item (choose a colour for the yarn) and add it to your shopping cart. Then check out, sit back and wait for all your supplies to be delivered right to your door.

But I don’t have the patience to knit! 

Knitting gives you patience, not the other way around.

Oh my goodness, I can relate.!
I have no patience.
In my books, patience is the virtue that makes you swear.

THAT is precisely WHY I knit.

Knitting helps calm the soul and the fingers.
I can’t just sit. I even find it hard to just sit and listen.
Knitting while listening to a class or watching television actually helps me focus better.
Whenever I get stressed, the needles come out.
Time flies by in the waiting room.
I have better conversations with friends: instead of focusing on what I will say next, I am able to more fully concentrate on what my friend is saying when I am knitting.

In short, knitting gives​ me patience. ​​​

Right NOW, is the time!

Now that you know that you have the time, easily get the materials and that you don't need patience already, you can take up a skill that will:

🧶 Give you a creative outlet. 
🧶 Let you create gorgeous, squishy garments and accessories. 
🧶 Give you a deep sense of accomplishment. 
🧶 Show off your legendary skills to your friends and family. 
🧶 Relax you.
🧶 Give you lots of health benefits including mindfulness, nimbleness, possibly even staving off arthritis and dementia!

You CAN​ Become a Knitter!​​​

I am so excited to share my Become a Knitter: First Steps workshop.
In this short class, I will walk you, step by step through three simple skills that you will use to create this gorgeous scarf. You will learn to:

Cast On Your Project

Do the Knit Stitch

Bind Off Your Project

That just means you will learn to get your stitches on your needle.  And you will get to practice multiple times throughout the scarf so you can remember how to do it.  

This is the most basic stitch from which all other knit stitches are derived.

Finish your project so you don’t have to walk around with a knitting needle attached to it AND the stitches won’t run like a cheap pair of pantyhose. Again, you will get to practice this multiple times.

You will also learn troubleshooting tips and more in-depth information (if you are intersted) to help you along the way.

BONUSES

🧶 Pop up Facebook group with support, community and fun activities to help you FINISH your scarf!
🧶 Live Q&A to answer your questions.
🧶 A stand-alone pattern for the First Steps Scarf, so you can make it again and again.
🧶 A guide to adjust the basic pattern to use other yarns and to adjust the size.
🧶 "Winding Your Yarn By Hand" video just in case you choose a yarn that come in a hank (aka skein).
🧶 A needle conversion chart (so you know what size your needles are in US and in metric).
🧶 A yarn sizing chart. 
🧶 Other tips and tricks that will help your first project and all subsequent ones go more smoothly.
🧶 A guide to take a video of yourself knitting (using materials you already have at home) so that you can get individualized feedback when you don’t know what went wrong during the pop up group 

When you Become a Knitter

🧶 You can magically transform irritating downtime into a creative outlet. 
🧶 You will look forward to all in those little bits of time that we all get:
          🧶 waiting in the doctor’s office,     
          🧶 on your commute (unless you are the one driving of course),     
          🧶 on your lunch hour, OK, let’s face it, 20 minutes,     
          🧶 while in conference calls,     
          🧶 in line a grocery store,     
          🧶 grabbing a coffee with a friend, and     
          🧶 anywhere else you have a few minutes and two hands free.  

Why You Need to Have Knitting in Your Life

Knitting is awesome because it is so portable that you can take it anywhere and just pull it out and start creating.

That means that you will finish your projects and not have a pile of half-done projects (commonly referred to as PHDs) that never see the light of day. When I used to sew, I would have to set aside time and space to go into my sewing room, set everything up and work on my own for a dedicated amount of time. I never finished my projects.

Since taking up knitting again, I always have a project with me I can pick up in the little downtime moments of life. I get a lot more projects done. I am not perfect, I still have my PHDs, but I also have a beautiful pile of FOs (Finished Objects) that I can give as gifts or use myself.

To be clear, you will need to spend a bit of focused time to watch and practice each skill.

Once you’ve spent that little of time understanding the what, how and why and you do some focused practice of each new skill, you will be able to pick up your needles and yarn and while away those bits of normally unusable time in a creative, restorative and fulfilling way!

As a bonus, you can have a gorgeous, handmade delight you can keep or give as a gift!
You can give the scarf to a loved one or give it to yourself to enjoy.
Either way, you will have had the great pleasure of creating a beautiful scarf from nothing more that a piece of yarn and some sticks!

You CAN​ Become a Knitter!​​​

I am so excited to share my Become a Knitter: First Steps workshop.
In this short class, I will walk you, step by step through three simple skills that you will use to create this gorgeous scarf. You will learn to:

Cast On Your Project

Do the Knit Stitch

Bind Off Your Project

That just means you will learn to get your stitches on your needle.  And you will get to practice multiple times throughout the scarf so you can remember how to do it.

This is the most basic stitch from which all other knit stitches are derived.

Finish your project so you don’t have to walk around with a knitting needle attached to it AND the stitches won’t run like a cheap pair of pantyhose. Again, you will get to practice this multiple times.

You will also learn troubleshooting tips and more in-depth information (if you are intersted) to help you along the way.

Magda Therrien

I am Magda and I love spreading the joy of knitting by helping people expand their skills and confidence in all things knitting.
Mix that with some sound pedagogy (a BA in Psychology, BEd, and an MA in Education), a lot of research and some of my own tweaks and creativity and you've got a recipe for fun and knitting success.

BONUS Pop Up Facebook Group

The class is full of helpful videos and notes, but you putting the information into practice is how you will Become A Knitter.
Join our pop up Bonus Facebook group and go even more in-depth.

🧶 Q&A sessions
🧶 Learning from each other
🧶 Showing off your progress.
🧶 Taking part in fun participant activities.
🧶 Getting your scarf FINISHED!

Become a Knitter!

Learn to Knit

Help Manage Stress

Impress with Your Skills

Learn the basics of knitting and create beautiful projects.

Creating and doing may help with stress management. Try it and see!

Make gorgeous projects and impress all those around you with your skills!

"I enjoyed working on this project. The pattern is easy to memorize yet unique and creates a very pretty texture."

Maya
Knitter