Welcome to The Knitting School
Helen Sharp, a successful and respected sweater designer, recognized a need for improved education in machine knitting and knitwear design. With that end in mind, in 2008 she created The Knitting School.
Fashion designers, fiber artists and home knitters can come together for classes in hands-on machine knitting in a friendly and nurturing environment. The Knitting School™ offers week-end intensives covering the basics of machine knitting through advanced garment design and construction. Twice a year all four machine knitting classes are offered back-to-back for those wanting a total immersion in the the world of machine knitting.
For more in-depth exploration there are two additional classes – Working with Color and a Cable Intensive.
The Technology Class – Understanding Machine Knitting presents students with the basic principles of weft knit construction. An Intensive 12-hour immersion for designers and technicians already working in the garment industry, fashion students, and individuals needing technical sweater knowledge. An ideal immersion for design and production teams from the garment industry. Past clients have included teams from Nike, REI, Exofficio, Nordstrom, Tommy Hilfiger, the tech industry and US customs.