Zoom Knit Alongs Reconnect the Knitting Community

August 11, 2020 2 min read

Zoom Knit Alongs Reconnect the Knitting Community

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.

How Does a Zoom Knit Along Work?

Zoom Knit Along

Reconnecting with your knitting community using Zoom is simpler than it sounds. Here is what you will need:

  • A laptop or tablet
  • The Zoom app
  • Your knitting project
  • A cup of coffee or glass of wine

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:

  • Position your device so that other members can see your project.
  • Test your audio and video prior to the knit along to make sure that everything is working properly.
  • If you will be positioned away from your device's microphone when working on your project, consider purchasing a headset with a mic. 

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:

1. Choose a Knitting Project

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.

2. Schedule the Zoom Knit Along

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.

3. Have Fun!

Show up on time, catch up with your knitting crew and laugh a lot. Snap some photos to post on Facebook or Instagram. 

Join a Zoom Knit Along Today

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.

 



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