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
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
Hannah Fettig Wearable Knits • Stephen West Westknits Bestknits! • Julie Weisenberger English Tailoring • Meghan Fernandes Finishing Strong Romi Hill Lace, Beading, Shawl Construction • Amy Small Chunky Art Yarns • Taiu Landra Koigu Color Theory • Julie and Jean-Francois Asselin Yarn Construction
Meet some of your dedicated Knit Stars team!
Founder & CEO of Knit Stars and Loops, a yarn store
Digital Diva & Project Manager