Why Knit Stars will change your knitting life.
As a local yarn store owner, Shelley Brander saw firsthand how the best teachers could inspire confidence and creativity, giving fiber artists the wings to truly soar. But she knew that so many would never have a chance to learn from the best. So she took her background in production and storytelling and started traveling the world - giving knitters a window directly into the lives of the most brilliant designers, dyers and difference-makers. Now in its fifth year, Knit Stars has become a learning platform like no other - one that inspires, teaches and connects knitters worldwide in a beautiful community of people who love to learn and grow.
"This is my first Knit Stars. What a beautiful way to start my journey 🌟 Thank you to Shelley, your family and the Loops Troops for putting this amazing experience together! Looking forward to what is to come" 💙 – Elly Deike Noone
“I have been energized by the community and the inspiring teachers. I REALLY love that I can go over and over a technique to see it up close and get it right. Honestly, it’s like having personal instruction from all the knitting “greats” right in my home! I can even wear my PJ’s!!" – Judy Deutch Miller
“There really are NO WORDS to express how much Knit Stars has moved me forward in my desire to learn and design!!!!! It has opened a WHOLE NEW world for me. And I have been knitting for over 50 years. I humbly thank you from the bottom of my heart!” – Monica Clark
Meet your Season 5 instructors!
The art of knitting beautiful top-down sweaters with the 'Ziggurat' method
From potential to manifestation: designing your first pattern
Gaye “GG” Glasspie
Sustainable Growth: Finding your own voice through authenticity, consistency, & vulnerability
Exploring Beautiful Japanese Stitches from Charts
Body Positive Knitting: How to cultivate a knitting practice that honors your body
The holistic nature of knitting: creativity, natural color and mindfulness
Make it fit: How to get the perfect fit every time
Home Sweet Home Formula: Creating with freestyle modular knitting
Working with plant-based fibers
Bonus: Meri Tanaka
The making of Amirisu magazine
What makes Knit Stars different than any other experience?
It’s all of the A-list teachers, fun and community of an in-person festival... without the expense or hassles of airfare, hotels and crowds.
You own the online workshops – watch on your schedule. Pause, rewind, refer to it again and again. You own it forever! Beginner, intermediate or advanced…there’s always more to learn.
Go behind the scenes on location with the Stars. See inside their personal studios and workspaces all around the world. See what inspires them and learn what drives them.
Each workshop is comparable to a 3-hour in-person class. You get 10 Star workshops, each with 1-2 hours of pure inspiration and instruction – no ads or disruptions - broken into convenient modules. That’s less than $18 per workshop!
Sign up now and save $50 with Earlybird pricing! In light of world events, we’ve made our Earlybird pricing lower than ever, and we’re offering a payment plan option to make it even more accessible.
Plus get these FOUR juicy bonuses!
Ultra-positive, global community!
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.
Free Bonus Patterns from your Instructors!
Many 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!
A $100 value!
Live Q&As with the Stars!
We’ll hold two Zoom calls with the Stars right from their homes, so you can chat with them directly!
Another $100 value!
Exclusive chance to purchase Knit Stars yarns!
Our Stars collaborate with indie dyers to create special yarns and kits that you can only get as a Knit Stars owner.
Secure your virtual "seat" in Knit Stars 5.0 now!
Åsa Söderman The art of knitting beautiful top-down sweaters with the 'Ziggurat' method • Francoise Danoy From potential to manifestation: designing your first pattern • Gaye “GG” Glasspie Sustainable Growth: Finding your own voice through authenticity, consistency, and vulnerability • Gayle Roehm Exploring Beautiful Japanese Stitches from Charts • Jacqueline Cieslak Body Positive Knitting: How to cultivate a knitting practice that honors your body • Tatiana Sarasa The holistic nature of knitting: creativity, natural color and mindfulness • Tian Connaughton Make it fit: How to get the perfect fit every time • Tina Tse Home Sweet Home Formula: Creating with freestyle modular knitting • Yumiko Alexander Working with plant-based fibers • Bonus: Meri Tanaka The making of Amirisu magazine
Pacomarca and Cuzco Meet the Alpacas and Explore Peruvian Traditions • Caitlin Hunter • Traditional Colorwork • Martha Wissing Chullo-style Hat with Cupped Tassels • Susan B. Anderson Seamless Toy Knitting • Marly Bird Mending with Crochet • Blue Sky Fibers Cable, Create & Connect • Manos Del Uruguay Hand Dyeing the Manos Way • Lucy Neatby Two-color Double Knitting • Hannah Thiessen: Slow knitting, Natural Dyes and Mending • Andrea Wong Portuguese-style Knitting • Bonus workshop: Diane Ivey Building More Inclusive Communities
ARNE & CARLOS Master Class in Norwegian Colorwork • Veera Välimäki The Joy of Stripes • Ann Shayne & Kay Gardiner of Mason Dixon Knitting Secrets of Knitting Happiness • Ann Budd Fear-free Steeking • Christel Seyfarth Fanø Colorwork and Magic Balls • Cecelia Campochiaro Sequence Knitting Carson Demers Knitting Ergonomics • Lorilee Beltman Vertically Stranded Colorwork • Andrea Rangel Magical Colorwork Motifs • Mary Jane Mucklestone Fair Isle Knitting
Andrea Mowry Color Confidence, Fades • Nancy Marchant The Tuck Stitch • Steven Berg Color & Fiber Mixology • Alexa Ludeman Fair Isle Tips & Tricks • Tammy White Sheep to Shawl, Natural Dyeing • Laura Nelkin Lace, Estonian Nupps • Amy Herzog Successful Sweaters for All Shapes • Michele Wang Finishing, Blocking, Grafting • Beata Jezek Color Fast! Tamara Kelly Crochet Hacks for Knitters
Hurry and save up to $100! Earlybird pricing ends at 11:59pm Pacific on May 3.
It pays to be an Earlybird!
⭐ Knit Stars Season 5 will not be offered again until right before the event in the fall, and regular price will be $229.
⭐ Only Earlybirds can order in the first Wave of exclusive yarns, ensuring their yarn will arrive before Knit Stars 5.0 workshops begin.
⭐ If you join during Earlybird, you can jump into the private Facebook group now and enjoy it for months before the event!
Become an All-Star and get extra Bonuses!
When you own all the Knit Stars Seasons, you're an All Star! And that means you're entitled to some extra-special, exclusive bonuses.
Need to know exactly where, when and which Star demonstrated that looser bind-off, or how to weave in ends over lace? This tool is priceless..
All of the patterns from every Season in one handy place.
A series of videos where Stars share the tools they can't live without..
Even Stars make mistakes! You won't be able to stop giggling over our latest blooper reel.
A digital All-Stars badge to use as your profile pic and let everyone know you're an All Star!
Full Money-Back Guarantee
If you purchase a ticket for Season 5 and your circumstances change, you may request a full refund any time before the first Season 5 workshop debuts this fall. (Because previous seasons are available immediately upon purchase, there are no refunds for Seasons 1-4).
Meet some of your dedicated Knit Stars team!
Founder & CEO of Knit Stars and Loops, a yarn store
Digital Diva & Project Manager
FAQ’s from our amazing Knit Stars community:
What if I only want to purchase a previous season?
How long is each Star's workshop?
Do I need to watch the seasons in a certain order?
Can I download the videos?
Can I watch the video lessons on any device?
What about transcripts and closed-captioning?
Got more questions?
How Knit Stars has changed our Owners’ lives...
Hurry and save up to $100! Earlybird pricing ends at 11:59pm Pacific on May 3.