Members ... More Online Lessons Just For You
Members can log in at the Members Only resource area for patterns and online lessons.TKGA Guild Presidents ... TKGA Learn a Stitch® Kits For Rental
TKGA guilds can log in at the Guild Resources area
for details on how to reserve and rent a Learn-A-Stitch kit for one of your club/guild meetings.Classes at TKGA Conferences
TKGA offers hands-on knitting courses by professional instructors at all conferences
. Ticket prices vary per the number of class hours. Also, watch for TKGA Teach Me 2 Knit ® sessions; these brief beginner lessons are often offered for free to visitors at TKGA Conferences.Machine Knitting and TKGASee TKGA's information about machine knitting.
Find more about machine knitting in the Member Login area (like Marcia Moran's article on buying a knitting machine
).Knitting With Kids
For a series of articles called "Knitting with Kids" originally published in Cast On
magazine from 1994-1996 by Nancie Wiseman, visit the Lessons and Articles archive in the TKGA Member Login
TKGA encourages helping children everywhere learn to knit. We thank you if you are involved in teaching children in your family or among your friends. If your teaching efforts involve a group of children, such as a scout troop or an afterschool activity, you may want to look into a special resource like the Helping Hands Foundation's Needle Arts Mentoring Program (SM), which is dedicated specifically to teaching children across America the needle arts.
The program is supported by various industry providers with donated supplies and lesson booklets, and if you qualify these materials can be sent for your class. Note that this is for children only, and supplies are sent as available. For more information visit www.needleartsmentoring.org.
See our free knitting lesson
to get started knitting.
If you are looking for a simple knitting project for children, you might consider the Precious PalsSM
program. Children can knit simple sweaters or other outfits for stuffed animals and donate the finished Pals to local fire or police departments where they are used by first responders to help children in crisis. A sweater pattern for a stuffed bear can be found on the Precious Pals