Knitters understand the value of community. Knitting circles have been an important part of knitting since the very beginning of the craft. Knitters are also resourceful and so, naturally, we have found alternatives to traditional knitting circles to keep us connected. Add a touch of technology and a few skeins of yarn and we are magically together again.
Reconnecting with your knitting community using Zoom is simpler than it sounds. Here is what you will need:
Once you download the Zoom app on your device, you will be able to virtually connect with other members of your Knit Along. Each member can share their project, ask questions, and interact with each other.
Here are a few tips for preparing for your first Zoom call:
If you already belong to a knitting club and want to make the shift to virtual knit alongs, here are the steps to get started:
For a true knit along where everyone is working on the same project, select anything from composition socks to a weighted blanket. Ask the others in your knitting group to weigh in on which projects they prefer.
Reach out to everyone and decide on a day and time that works for the majority of the group. Decide on the frequency of the knit along and send out a calendar invite. Create a project timeline so that everyone is knitting the same stage of the project during each Zoom call.
Show up on time, catch up with your knitting crew and laugh a lot. Snap some photos to post on Facebook or Instagram.
Zen Yarn Garden has completed our first round of Zoom knitting classes and it was an amazing success. Every class was sold out and ranged from Beginning Brioche to Perfectly Picked Up Edges and even Fixing Mistakes in Knitted Projects.
We have some big plans for the upcoming weeks. Join our Zoom Knit Along where we will be knitting our popular Onward Shawl Kit.
Click here to see upcoming projects and learn about our Zoom virtual knit alongs. Meet some new knitters, connect with old knitting friends, and work on a fun project. What more could you want?
Check us out August 13-16 at Virtual KnittingLive! by VogueKnitting.