School Year Programs

Knitting Circle: From Cast-on to First Cowl

Explore, Embrace, Experiment

January 23 - February 27, 2019
Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm
Kingswood Oxford Upper School Library
Open to all students in grades 5-9
(Minimum - 5 students, Maximum - 10 students)
Fee: $180, includes all yarn and knitting needles

This knitting circle is for the true beginner or any student wanting a review of knitting basics. All students will learn how to cast on and bind off, make knit and purl stitches, measure gauge, and read a pattern with a fun and fashionable cowl project. For students with some previous knitting experience, there could be design opportunities within the basic cowl project. Students who progress quickly and work between sessions may also take on their first hat project.


Amy is an enthusiastic fiber-nerd who rediscovered the joy of creating after her daughter was born 11 years ago.
Primarily, she works in wool through knitting, and she loves the challenge of garment construction. Amy enjoys designing her own knitwear as well as cutting and sewing garments and projects from patterns.

Generally speaking, if it has fiber in it, Amy has tried working with it! She has dabbled in weaving, embroidery, dying, quilting, fulling, and needle-felting. When she isn't playing with textiles of all kinds in her home studio, Amy teaches ancient history and Latin language, which she has done for the past 19 years, teaching all levels at KO from 2004-2012, to students ranging from middle school to high school. Amy is also a runner, a coach, a mom, a wife, and a cuddler to her pug and bulldog.
For the safety and welfare for all campers, Camp KO reserves the unrestricted right to dismiss any camper whose conduct or influence, in the opinion of the Camp Director, is detrimental to the best interests of the camp. There will be no refunds in this case.
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.
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