All classes are held at the Morph Knitwear studio / Descendant shop located in SE Portland at 3773 SE Belmont Street

basic knitting workshop 

In this three part workshop we will learn the ultimate basics to knitting. No previous skill is needed! Seriously - you can come to class never having even looked at a ball of yarn before.

We'll cover how to cast on, bind off, how to do the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and basic pattern reading in this class. We'll also cover the differences between garter stitch, stockinette stitch, and a basic 1x1 rib stitch by knitting examples of each. You'll leave this series of classes having started (and hopefully finished!) a pattern for a cozy scarf or cowl. 

Each class session is two hours long, and there are three sessions per workshop. Workshop dates are below; classes are on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm.

Please indicate upon checkout whether you need yarn and knitting needles and I'll have the appropriate amount of a wool yarn and knitting needles ready for you to use upon your arrival! (Choose black, grey, or white yarn- all yarn provided by me will contain animal fiber, please provide your own yarn if you prefer not to work with wool/other animal fiber. Materials cost is an additional $30). 

If you are bringing your own materials please come with 200 - 300 yards of a worsted, aran, or chunky weight yarn, and size 10 knitting needles, either straight or circular. 


Minimum number of students: 3

Maximum number of students: 7




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local wool watchman cap workshop


Learn how to knit a hat in the round (on circular and double pointed needles) in this workshop! Using locally sourced wool yarn (from my mom's sheep at Shady Grove Farm in Corvallis OR) we'll make a basic watchman hat, learning shaping and seamless knitting techniques. If you prefer to work with non-wool yarn please contact me to discuss alternate yarn options.

You'll leave this class with a pattern, a pair of circular knitting needles and a set of double pointed needles, as well as a finished hat - all materials are provided while supplies last. 

This is a perfect workshop for the impending gift giving season - you'll walk out the door equipped with the know how to knit a hat for everyone on your gift-list! 

Each workshop is held on a Sunday from 11am-4pm and includes a 45 minute lunch break. Workshop dates are below.


Skills required: long tail cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch

Minimum number of students: 3

Maximum number of students: 10



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darning: mending knits workshop

Darning is a skill that we should all have! In an age of throw-away consumption I think it's more important than ever to re-teach ourselves the skills that our grandmothers and grandfathers used daily. One of these is the skill of repairing and mending knitted goods. If you've ever discovered a hole in your favorite sweater, or worn through the heel of your knit socks this class will teach you how to repair those holes, and give your clothing a much longer lifetime of wear and love and use. 

Bring a garment that needs a little maintenance to this class, or just bring yourself We'll cover the basics of darning, as well as some tips for prolonging the life of the clothing that you already own. 

Classes are from 6-7:30pm, dates below.


Minimum number of students: 3

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private lessons

You can hire me for private knitting lessons! I am available to tutor in a whole range of techniques and methods, including basic knitting, knitting in the round, pattern reading, pattern drafting, and any number of techniques. 

Areas that I do NOT cover are lace knitting, colorwork, and intarsia. 

To book a private lesson please email or contact me with your area of interest, schedule, and PayPal email. Each private session is $30/hour per student.