Knitting Lessons

Knitting Lessons in Amsterdam

I have been teaching people how to knit for over 10 years. Individual private clients, group classes and at the famous I Knit London. I now teach private lessons here in Amsterdam (in English) and love spreading the knit addiction!

I offer private, personalised lessons wherever you choose to have your knitting lessons, this may be your home or a local cafe/bar. Wherever you choose (within Amsterdam) works for me!

I teach both hand knitting & domestic manual machine knitting - all details & references below.

 Hand Knitting:

Always fancied learning how to rustle up a blanket/scarf/hat or maybe a jumper? My beginner course equips you with all the skills you will need to do all of this and more! Want to learn with some friends? - No problem!

Over a course of 4x 1hr30 lessons we can cover:

  • Casting On
  • Knit Stitch
  • Purl Stitch
  • Casting Off
  • Increasing (3 methods)
  • Decreasing (3 methods)
  • Colour changing/Stripes
  • Beginner Colourwork 
  • Basic Finishing
  • Pattern Reading
  • Introduction to Yarn Weights/Types – so you never need to feel intimidated in a yarn shop.
  • Various Tips and Tricks

I also offer a 3 hour sock class and a 3x1hr Sock course (with homework). 

Rate: €30 per lesson for 1-2 people / €20 per lesson for 3-8 people.

Flexible availability - please note there is no obligation to book all 4 classes, try 1 and see what you think!

To book or discuss further please email me: alice@woolandwater.nl

Some Recent Testimonials...

"Alice has a passion for anything related to wool and needles and that includes her students.

Looking for presents to take back to my friends' babies in Bucharest, I discovered some gorgeous knitted baby shoes and realized that this might be one of the nicest presents one might give. The only problem was that I had no idea how to make them and I believed one would only be able to knit them after at least a year of knitting experience. But I decided to google it...and Alice's website showed up. After only two lessons I was able to knit them. And that was thanks to Alice's way of making me realize that knitting is a lot about putting your feelings into the things you do. Because this is how she works. And she works great!

It turned out to be the best present I gave myself (and it was not even planned for me)."

- Catalina Mihai (see what Catalina knitted during our lessons here)

"I enjoyed every minute of our lovely lessons and I especially enjoyed Alice's company and the entertaining chats with all the ladies.

Alice is warm and easy to take instruction from.  Her instructions are always clear and straight forward.

Alice is a natural born teacher with an encouraging word always at hand."

- Jonilla Dorsten 

 Alice is a fabulous teacher: she's patient, kind and full of energy! From our first lesson she made me feel that I could totally do this, even if I hadn't been knitting for almost 15 years...I enjoyed every minute of our lessons: she removed all the obstacles between me and my creative side, which is what great teachers do! Needless to say that I highly recommend her knitting course!  

- Valentina Romanzi

Manual Machine Knitting

Got a manual (hand-powered) knitting machine but have no idea how to use it? Maybe you want to learn something specific or simply some new techniques and skills? I offer private, personalised lessons in your home, on your machine.

Lessons include:

  • Casting On & Off
  • Colour Changing & Striping
  • Shaping & Contouring
  • Punchcards & Print Manipulation
  • Holding Cams & 3D Knitting
  • Garment Patterns & Swatching
  • Cabling
  • Tips & Techniques
  • ...& more

Recent Testimonial:

"Alice heeft mij met enorm veel kunde en plezier breimachineles gegeven. Ze heeft een enorme passie voor de machine en de mogelijkheden van de machine. Ze is gedreven en vol met energie. Dit is zeer aanstekelijk. Alice kan de, soms ingewikkelde techniek van de machine haarfijn uitleggen. Ze geeft les op maat, ze houdt nauwlettend in de gaten wat je wilt leren en wat je kunt leren. Naast de passie, de kundigheid, de gedrevenheid en humor is het extra leuk dat Alice zo jong is (breimachines worden toch veelal geassocieerd met oude dames) en dat er engels gesproken wordt. Ik kan me eigenlijk geen betere breimachine docent voorstellen."


"Alice has taught me knitting machine lessons with a tremendous amount of knowledge and pleasure. She has a lot of passion for the machine and the possibilities of the machine. She is enthusiastic and full of energy. This is infectious. Alice is capable of explaining precisely the sometimes complicated ways of machine. She teaches in customised manners - she keeps a precise eye on what the student wants to learn, and what can be learned. Apart from passion, talent, ability, enthusiasm and humour it is an extra joy that Alice is quite young (the knitting machine is often being associated with elderly ladies) and the lessons are in English. It's pretty impossible to imagine a better teacher!"

- Mette van der Sijs

(check out Mette's beautiful new knitwear label Made by Mette)

Rate: €35 per lesson (1hr)

Flexible availability

To book or discuss further please email me: alice@woolandwater.nl 

 All lessons only available in Amsterdam