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Intro to Knitting Workshop

intro beginner's knitting class portland

Regular price $55.00


You too can learn to knit! 

Join us to practice the meditative art of knitting in a very supportive and beginner friendly environment. 

You’ll learn the basics of casting on, the knit stitch, and casting off and spend time focused on the repetitive movements until it feels natural. We’ll explore ways of holding your needles and yarn, as well as a few simple hand exercises to keep your body and mind flexible for knitting or whatever crafts come your way.

This is a class centered around the process and hand movements of knitting rather than the pressure of working on a project. You’ll leave with your own set of bamboo knitting needles, one of our favorite wool yarns, and the skills to move on to a project, such as a washcloth or scarf. From there, the knitting project possibilities are endless!

No experience necessary and all supplies and equipment provided.


Note: If a date is sold out, join the waitlist to be contacted when a spot opens up.

This class is taking place in our Portland studio. 

 teaching artist:
Knitting Teaching Artist

Elyse Sundita (she/her/they/them) is enthusiastic to teach you the sacred art of knitting! Elyse was born in the Bay, grew up in Hawaii and recently moved to PDX in the middle of 2020. Elyse has been knitting for over four years and has taught for two. She also enjoys hiking the luscious grounds of the Pacific Northwest, hula hooping, and inspiring/motivating womxn and especially the BIPOC community. She is the owner of Diwata Magic -- a goddess circle of witches who knit, recharge, and are part of an intentional collective. You can find them on Instagram and Tik Tok @diwatamagic1

Important Info

COVID 19 update 7/27/21-

Masks are required- regardless of vaccination status


Age limit-

Unless otherwise noted, workshops are for those 16 years of age or over. 


Cancellation Policy-

A 72 hour notice via email prior to class is required to issue a refund of the class fee.

A 48 hour notice via email prior to class is required to reschedule or issue class credit. 

If the class size minimum is not met 48 hours before class, Assembly may cancel class and all registered students will be notified via email.

Learn more about our policies


Assembly PDX: 2520 SE 26th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97202

Come get creative at Assembly’s studio storefront in Southeast Portland located in the vibrant Clinton-Division neighborhood.


Sip & Make

The Assembly studio serves a variety of beverages for your crafting pleasure!

  • Local craft beer, wine, and hard cider
  • Coffee, hot tea, Mexican hot chocolate, spiced apple cider
  • Assorted cold non-alcoholic drinks, such as sparkling waters, kombucha, iced tea, and more!

We accept cash and all major credit cards. Bringing in outside alcohol is prohibited.

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