Can The KnitFreedom Site Provide What I Need?

The Student Seeks the Teacher

If you are like me, once you decide you want to learn something, you look for the absolute best teacher to get you there.

You’ll happily pay for quality instruction if it’s going to be able to get you the results that you want.

So when a new student wrote to me asking if KnitFreedom was the answer to her knitting “problem,” I knew she was looking for an expert guide.

Can You Relate To This Student's Strong Desire To Learn?

“I am 65 and a wanna-be knitter. I have taken 3 different knitting classes over the last 15 years and each time I make progress, but always stop. I do not seem to have the kind of brain that can see (a) what my mistake is, and (b) how to fix it. So I start and then always end up stopping because it is not practical to go back to the knitting shop or make an appointment with my teacher every time I get stuck. So I put the needles down.

“I’m told I can knit and believe I can, except for the pretty major issue I described above. I REALLY want to breakthrough this block I seem to have. Knitting is wonderful and I think it is really good for my hands and brain. I love the textiles …. everything about it.

“[KnitFreedom] came highly recommended by a friend who is an expert knitter. I’m happy to pay the lifetime fee for your site, but will it help me? In addition to very basic “getting started” videos (I want to start back at the beginning), I need to be able to fix my own mistakes if I’m truly going to be able to knit.”

How KnitFreedom Helps You Discover Your Inner Knitting Superstar

Here is my answer to her, and to anyone out there wondering if there is a resource that can help you get knitting in the way you dream of.

The Desire To Become a Knitter

“Your story is so common among those who choose to become our students – that’s how I know you are a great fit for us. The desire to become a knitter is first and foremost what connects us to our students. It says so in the tagline: “Become a Knitting Superstar!” That’s what our students aspire to be and that’s what we promise you’ll get. So when you say you are a wanna-be knitter I know exactly what you mean.

You CAN Fix Mistakes – You’re Just Confused About Where You Should Be Right Now

Of course you have trouble understanding the architecture of knitting stitches and understanding and fixing your mistakes on your own! It’s the greatest challenge (reading patterns I would say is the second greatest) that faces any knitter, especially any knitter who is learning to knit alone, with no convenient access to a yarn store or a teacher. The fact that you have zeroed in on the importance of learning to fix your mistakes again helps me know that you have come to the right place.

Embracing mistakes and understanding how to fix them, from the most basic (adding an accidental stitch to your first garter-stitch scarf) to the most complex (pulling out a charted lace project at random and then putting it back on the needles and fixing every mistake) is foundational to our philosophy. Our curriculum integrates understanding and fixing mistakes at every skill level – with whole sections devoted to troubleshooting mistakes and even making mistakes on purpose so you can learn how to fix them – within each class.

You Are at the Right Spot on Your Knitting Journey

Not knowing how to fix mistakes is not something that is wrong with you. You are a capable, skillful person on a journey to become a great knitter and enjoy everything knitting has to offer you (which you know is a LOT). You are at the spot right now on your journey where you don’t know yet how to fix mistakes. That’s all!

I encourage you to read this blog post I wrote on how perceived knitting ability and mindset ties in with being able to fix knitting mistakes. It contains very good news for you!

When You Have a Shaky Knitting Foundation

I love that you want to start from the beginning, because I believe that building a solid foundation is the best way to advance quickly later on. Our curriculum takes you from complete beginner to Knitting Superstar in a series of courses that you can do at your own pace. They contain projects and patterns that you would actually want to knit, that are carefully chosen to teach you important mistake-fixing and pattern-reading skills at every level.

We also have over 25 classes on individual topics and projects that you might want to learn, in addition to the skill-building courses I mentioned above.

In KnitFreedom You’ve Got a Perfect Knitting Helpmate

I can unequivocally say that not only will KnitFreedom help you, it was MADE for students like you. Not only do you get access to all the pre-recorded classes (and we have one that is exclusively devoted to fixing mistakes, by the way), you also get support via email and our Facebook group from me, your real, live teacher.

Get Answers to Any Knitting Questions

With your membership you get answers to not only any questions you have about what you are learning in the classes, but also questions about any knitting or crochet project you happen to be working on. For me this is the piece that helps me guarantee my students’ success, because access to a teacher and getting timely answers to your knitting questions is what’s missing from so many other learning options out there.

Curious how we support you? Read about our C.A.R.E. Service here.

Fit In Perfectly With a Supportive Community of Knitting Superstars

From what you have written, I would love to be your teacher as I know you’d be a great fit, and I can’t wait to see you make wonderful strides as a knitter. You’d also get lots of encouragement and support from our community on Facebook (if that’s your cup of tea).

Even your age is a great fit for us! You might get a kick out of reading about who our typical student is and why it’s our mission to help retirees become Knitting Superstars.

Start Learning Right Away

You have a couple options to try us out. You can download our free guideThe Top 10 Mistakes All Self-Taught Knitters Make and How to Fix Them (FAST).” You can watch the videos and get a sense of the level of attention to fixing mistakes we put into all of our courses.

And if you’re ready to jump in, you can invest in our monthly or lifetime membership. Both options come with a 60-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee so if for some reason we’re not the right fit for you (which I would be very surprised by), you can get your money back and it’s all risk-free.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I can’t wait to welcome you into our community of Knitting Superstars!”

Hear How KnitFreedom Student Judi J. Joined KnitFreedom Membership As a Retiree and Found Herself Knitting Socks and Sweaters

KnitFreedom Member Success Stories

Liat, I love listening to your voice both literally and figuratively. The message you send -- that it's alright, you can fix your mistakes, and that things don't have to be perfect--all resonate.
Liat - you support me in so many ways and on so many levels I don’t even have words to express it all. One thing that floats right to the top is the confidence you instill.

In line with your belief we can surmount any issues, I’m taking steps I might not have otherwise. Sending you a big hug and thanks for mentoring me.
Love Liat and KnitFreedom and I can already see the value you are bringing to the learning.

I can see how important it is for you to help us and do so in a way that is encouraging and supportive which helps to build confidence.

KnitFreedom is my preferred source to improve my skills. Thanks!

Back to our blog post…

Premium Lifetime Option Going Away at the End of This Month (March 2023)

Just to let you know, and I’ll be sending out more details about this next week, our lifetime membership option is going away at the end of this month.

We’ll still have great deals on the site but the lifetime option won’t be available. Grab our lifetime membership here while you still can.

Leave a Comment

Can you relate to this student’s desires and fears? Have you at some point felt that you might not have what it takes to knit the way you dream? How do you feel about it now? Leave a comment and let me know!



  • Donna Dorian

    I received the email about the free video for new knitters and how to correct mistakes. I’ve twice attempted to get this video (“ the form has been sent” pops up) but nothing….

    • A

      Hi Donna,

      Thanks so much for your comment! I checked into what was happening and see that because you already signed up with us in February and were emailed the link to the free guide, the email system didn’t sign you up again. Sorry about that! Thanks to your comment, however, I’ve updated the form so that as soon as you fill it out, you get taken directly to the free guide instead of having to check your email.

      So if you want, you can search your email for the “Download your free guide!” email, or you can fill out the form at again and you’ll get taken directly to the guide. I hope this helps!


  • Kathy Ware

    You have been my teacher for 12 years or at least whenever you started this thing, and I have loved it ever since you’ve supported me through the diagnosis of my dementia and always kept me on. I’m sad that my membership will be thrown away. I’ve saved many of your talks and instructions, and I’ll never let them go. I hope, and I know that you wouldn’t leave us behind without always trying to teach us something. I love your voice, and I love your hands and I love that you make mistakes, and then fix them right in front of us, you’re a wonderful teacher and actually the best teacher I’ve ever had lovingly, Kathy

    • A

      Hi Kathy,

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Please rest assured, you are not losing, and will never lose, your lifetime membership. You will always have access to everything we have.

      I will just not be offering the lifetime membership in the future to new students. I hope that makes sense.


  • Sheila Pylypiuk

    Years ago I paid for a full membership and then the Knit Freedom website did not work. When it came back I couldn’t access the program with my password. Since then I have lost all confidence in this program. I would really like to try again but am fearful of not getting access again after I pay again. Any advice would be appreciated. Thankyou.

    • A

      Hi Sheila,

      Thank you so much for leaving a comment! I had no idea that you didn’t have access to what you had purchased years ago. We did have a while where we had a hard time getting everyone’s accounts straight. Fortunately we have a very good system now and I looked you up and can see that you purchased our Knitting Superstar course.

      You can access your class at any time using your account. Just click Log In in the top menu or go to If you need to set a password just click Forgot Password and enter your email. We have you on file with the same email address you used to leave this comment. Once you log in you’ll be taken right to your “My Classes” page where you will see the Knitting Superstar course.

      We have added over 20 courses since we first launched Knitting Superstar. If you want to check them out once you have confirmed you can access your previous purchase, go to You can use the coupon code VIP to get 25% off ☺️😍.

      I hope this helps. Welcome back to KnitFreedom!!


  • Ursula Rogers

    Hi Liat: I love the way you teach and the way you calmly and clearly explain how to fix mistakes, no big deal. I have purchased Knitting Superstar and have recommended your site to beginners. Here’s what I would like to see: I am an accomplished quilter and have seen the same problem in the quilting community that I see in knitting circles (myself included): you take one class, learn one project with a certain specialty yarn and a gauge written in stone but you cannot migrate that project to a different yarn, or a more or less different gauge. The instructions might ask for German short rows at the back neck if your row gauge is 22. How do you do it if your row gauge is more or less? It’s hard to get the exact row gauge! Your neckline might now look like it would fit the humpback of Notre Dame! Could you give us more classes on knitting without a pattern so we can unite a favorite pattern and a favorite yarn? Thank you! Congratulations on your new family member. He is adorable!

    • A

      Hi Ursula,

      It’s great to hear from you! Thank you so much for commenting! You’re right that we are mostly dependent on patterns. I love the idea of knitting without a pattern! Thanks so much for the suggestion.


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