Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™

Our Mission: To Help Retirees Become Knitting Superstars

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Our Mission: To Help Retirees Become Knitting Superstars

Liat Gat - Founder

August 26, 2020

KnitFreedom was created with one goal in mind: Help knitters over the age of 65 become Knitting Superstars. Why focus on knitters over age 65? Because that is where our website can make the biggest difference.

Our Mission:
To Help Retirees Become Knitting Superstars

Woman with yarn balls on her head

KnitFreedom was created with one goal in mind: Help Knitters Over The Age Of 65 Become Knitting Superstars.

Why focus on knitters over age 65?

Because that is where our website can make the biggest difference.

Read on to find out why…

Knitters Over Age 65 Who Are Serious About Knitting Come To Knitfreedom

The Course is My Lifeline

[Become a Knitting Superstar] is a masterpiece. I can't be without it. I had a car accident in 1996 and it left me with short term memory loss. The course is my lifeline.

– Sandi K.

What Does It Mean to Become a Knitting Superstar?

Supergirl image leaping for the starsWe coined this term in 2010 to refer to anyone who knits with enthusiasm, confidence, and enjoyment.

It means knowing you can knit whatever you want, whenever you want, even if you don’t know how to do it yet.

Best Thing to Happen to My Knitting

Finding you online has been the best thing to happen to my knitting, and my enjoyment of it, since I picked up a pair of needles.

– Joanne

So why is the perfect place for helping mature knitters become Knitting Superstars?

Serious Knitters Deserve Seriously Great Resources

Woman proudly holding her knittingWhen you are over 65, your committment to learning is double or triple what it may have been before.

Being retired and finally having time to devote to knitting lights a fire under our students and gives them a motivation to learn like no other.

That’s why we created KnitFreedom – a top-quality website chock full of knitting videos and tutorials that are
Designed To Get You Knitting Like A Superstar.

How do we do it? We created a site that is so tailored to your needs, you’ll think it was made just for you. And it was!

The Best Way of Learning is via KnitFreedom

I am a 76-year-old male. I started to learn knitting 6 months ago. It is just wonderful. When browsing the web I quickly realized that the best way of learning is via KnitFreedom, a fantastic place. My congratulations.

– Göran G.

1) Day and Night Access to Videos

Senior woman working on screen late at nightMany retired knitters are night owls who work on their projects until the wee hours of the morning.

When you’re in this position, you need to be able to depend on a resource to be there for you so you can look up your questions day and night and quickly get back to knitting.

Check out our Video Knitting Dictionary for a 24-7 resource you can count on to look up terms, techniques, and video tutorials, even in the middle of the night.

2) No Wasting Time Searching on YouTube

Red YouTube play button crossed outVideos on YouTube give you varying answers to your question. When you’re serious about knitting, you just want to know what the right answer is.

You want to enjoy your knitting time and you don’t want to spend it all looking up videos on YouTube, just to come away as confused as ever.

That’s why you can count on KnitFreedom to give you a clear, calm, and accurate explanation of how to do each technique.

Absolutely the BEST Demo!

This video is absolutely the BEST demo! Flawless! Thanks for sharing.

– Yolanda B.

So Clear and Well Presented

This was SO clear and well presented. Thanks so much! I especially like how you go at a slow enough pace and have enough repetition that someone can practice along without rewinding over and over. Really well done and greatly appreciated.

– Karen G.

Tried YouTube

I've tried to watch knitting videos on youtube and none are as useful as your ebooks.

– Kristin

3) Own and Download Videos for Offline Access

Senior couple embracing outside RV lake tripWhether you are going on a cruise or a trip in your RV or if your home just doesn’t have access to fast Internet, you need to be able to access your videos offline without a fuss.

With KnitFreedom classes you can do just that. For every class you own, download the videos to your computer, phone or tablet to own forever offline.

No more streaming, no more buffering, just 24-7 high-quality lifetime access to videos you actually download and own.

Sign up or log in to download your videos

No other online video resource offers this service! That’s how much we care about your happiness and success as a knitter.

4) Answers to Questions That Seem To Elude Every Resource

Liat teaching knitting at Blazing Needles in 2011When you just can’t find the answer to a knitting question you have, we’ll answer it for you.

That’s right – we maintain a staff of expert knitters trained in the KnitFreedom technique of calm and clear explanation.

Because you may live far from a knitting store and depend on the Internet for knitting help, we created a resource you can come to for help, anytime, with any question.

Just email us – If we have the tutorials to answer your question on KnitFreedom, we will point you to them and help you use them. If we don’t have an existing tutorial to answer your question, we may create a new video just for you!

Premium Lifetime members can ask questions and get help on any and all knitting questions. No matter where you’re stuck, we’ll help you get past the bungle and knitting with more confidence than ever before.

5) Positive, Relaxing Encouragement and Motivation

Student-knit array of toe-up sock successesMany retirees live “out in the sticks,” far from other knitters and knitting shops. We understand that the Internet is often your only resource for inspiration, motivation, and connection to the knitting world.

That’s why we offer live knitalongs (KALs) and other group projects – for you to stay motivated, connected, and inspired by your knitting and how much you are learning.

I’m So Very Grateful for Your Confidence in Me and Everyone

Thanks so much for hosting this KAL (knitalong) with your excellent pattern, precise steps, and prompt and thorough replies to all questions.

Most importantly, I’m so very grateful for your confidence in me and everyone. It makes it possible to take on challenges I would otherwise not attempt solo. This was a growth experience for me on all levels.

– Marla D. (In regards to Toe-Up Socks Knitalong)

You Always Treat Your Students With Respect and Confidence in Our Ability

The KAL gave me the nudge I needed to get on with knitting my first pair of socks with Liat's course "Toe-Up, Two-at-a-Time Socks," which I have had for quite some time. So I got started and knit ahead. My socks are done!

The course with its embedded videos showed me all the techniques I needed. I am now confident in doing Judy's Magic Cast-On and the Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off. I love the simple and smooth Fleegle heel.

I took the challenge to knit backwards doing the heel, another skill I have been wanting to learn, and it went very well. Such a great skill to have in my repertoire!

Thanks so much for the comprehensive course and your calm manner, Liat; you always treat your students with respect and confidence in our ability to successfully tackle new challenges. I've already started another pair of socks!

– Ruth S.

So, What Is Your Next Step?

Woman knitting on park benchReady to change your knitting and your life now that you’ve found KnitFreedom?

The first step is to sign up for our free newsletter. You’ll begin receiving weekly emails with tips and tricks to help you improve your knitting right away.

Once you sign up, you’ll also get access to all our free knitting patterns, plus our online Video Knitting Dictionary and free Learn-to-Knit video class.

Enter your email address below and click “Get Updates” to get started free.

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Uplifting and Informative

I think you are the greatest. Love getting emails from you - always uplifting in addition to informative. You are my go-to person for any knitting issue, or for inspiration. Thanks for all your efforts.

– Joanne S.

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