A Virtual Knitting Adventure

Join me for a virtual getaway - from the comfort of home. I'll take you with me to the famed artist colony of Taos, Mexico. We'll explore the rich cultural history, the textiles, the food - and the knitting! Along the way we'll knit the beautiful Taos Valley Poncho, which features both the intriguing tuck stitch and the delightfully versatile duplicate stitch! This workshop includes in-depth tutorials to help you master these techniques (and more) as you knit this wearable piece of art to remember your journey. This 4-week virtual workshop includes videos and printables to support you every step of the way. We cast on December 28th and will knit together through the month of January. Join us!

  • You'll receive the pattern for the Taos Valley Poncho - an instantly flattering style for every figure

  • 4 Weeks of lessons, including videos and printables, that you can access from home (on your favorite device)

  • Yarn advice, swatching, color selection, seaming, blocking and more!

  • Support in adjusting your poncho for petite and tall bodies

  • Lessons on the history, art and culture of Taos and surrounding areas

  • Explore Taos with me, learn to make tamales (regular and vegan!), white pine coffee/tea and more!

  • Come along for a virtual tour of Taos Pueblo - the only living Native American community that is both a UNESCO World Heritage site and a National Historic Landmark

  • This workshop invites you to find the flow and peace of being a maker - to carve out the space and time to practice your art, and to look for inspiration in the world around you.

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Course curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    2. Preliminary Yarn & Pattern Details

    1. Introduction

    2. Choosing Your Yarn

    3. Color: Taos Inspiration

    4. Swatching!

    5. Size Adjustments

    6. Pattern Download

    7. How to Cable Cast-On

    8. How to Knit the Tuck Stitch

    1. Unfiltered Light: An Artist's Approach

    2. An Introduction to Textiles in New Mexico

    3. Suggested Reading & Listening

    1. A Virtual Visit to Taos Pueblo + a Story of Two Grandmothers

    2. Finding Your Flow as a Maker

    3. White Pine Coffee & Tea

    4. Suggested Reading & Listening

    1. Let's Make Tamales!

    2. Georgia O'Keefe - an Artist's Love for Taos

    3. Make Friends with Mattress Stitch (Seaming)

    4. Suggested Reading & Listening

    1. Duplicate Stitch - a Primer

    2. Blocking Best Practices

    3. Embellishments & Making it Your Own

    4. Wearing & Styling Your Poncho

About this course

  • $99.00
  • 27 lessons
  • 3.5 hours of video content



Author & Knitwear Designer Marie Greene

Marie Greene is the author of Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks, Knit Shawls & Wraps in 1 Week, and Knit a Little. She is also the founder of Knit Camp, an online knitting resource community, and Olive Knits pattern design where she is known for her approachable, timeless style. Marie has taught knitting courses at festivals, shops, and events around the world; her mix of best practices and renegade hacks, along with her charming personality, make her a highly sought-after instructor.

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About the Olive Knits' Workshop Knitalongs

Like Nothing Else!

Kim Pellissier

The workshop knitalong with Olive Knits is like nothing else! There are really helpful videos, pattern support, a deep dive on history and techniques, plus culture, and encouragement from her wonderful community. If Marie designs it, I will knit it and love it…and learn something along the way!

This course is for you!

Rachael Reichmann

Have you ever wanted to learn about the history of knitting and the styles of knitting from other countries? This course is for you. An incredibly well written pattern, tons of support, and great info on the origins of the design. Olive Knits makes me a better knitter with all the amazing info available in this workshop.