Pam Grushkin Knits

Taking classes with Pam has changed my whole approach to knitting. Her relaxed manner and enthusiasm for her craft create a wonderful learning atmosphere. I have taken several classes with Pam and as a result, have gained a lot of confidence in my own knitting skills. She is not only a wonderful teacher but a great designer as well and I look forward to taking many more classes with her in the future. ~Hillary

I have taken a couple of project classes with Pam and am now a regular at Stitch and Chat. Her insights, knitting hacks and patience inspire me and have helped me grow from a "knitter" to a self-described "fiber artist". Pam's enthusiasm for the craft is infectious! ~Allison

I've taken several classes with Pam over the last six months (both project and stitch n chat).  To me they're like a really great homemade chicken soup - they give you exactly what you need and make you feel better.  ~Rosie

I have been taking a private lessons from Pam Grushkin at the Westport Yarns. When I met her, I was a novice knitter, but with her encouragement and skilled instruction, I am proud to say I have become an intermediate level knitter in a short time. Articulate and compassionate, Pam is a kind of instructor that you can’t help to respect and adore. Encountering Pam was the best thing happened in my knitting experience. Thank you, Pam, and I am so privileged to be your pupil. ~ Kaede

I just love Pam’s Tuesday Stitch & Chat class! First of all, Pam is an inspiring teacher who patiently guides us through our knitting projects and encourages us to try new yarns and patterns. She is a master knitter and designer, always working on something interesting. I don’t think there is a knitting problem Pam can’t solve or a new skill she can’t teach us. And she has the gift of making us feel like a community, having a good time, supporting and feeling supported by our knitting friends. ~ Eleanor

After relocating to CT 13 years ago and knowing no one I decided I would start knitting again. It had been a good 6-7 years since I had last knit.  Little did I know that walking into the store where Pam had worked was exactly what I had needed. Pam was so easy to talk to and extremely knowledge. She helped pick the perfect "get back into knitting" project. I soon joined Pam's Stitch and Chat class and just loved everything about it.  Sadly the store closed but lucky for me Pam started a weekly knitting group. The group consisted of knitters of all ages. I loved the weekly groups and did my best to not miss it. Pam is a perfect knitting instructor, she is extremely patient and a very good listener. No question was ever too big or too small to ask her. When projects I was working on needed adjustments Pam always had a solution.  Thanks to Pam my knitting is better than I ever imagined and best of all I made a great friend. ~ Michelle

I love to knit, I am most happy working on a project. And I can work on a project because of Pam. She has helped make my life less stressful knowing how to knit. I have been taking lessons from Pam for over 10 years. I am part of Stitch and Chat groups as well as private lessons and classes at the store. Pam is patient, reliable, experienced and teaches you at your own pace. I did not know how to knit and now I am an advanced beginner. Pam has taught me to read patterns, charts, correct mistakes and nurtures each student along the way. Her teaching style encourages me to keep knitting when I get frustrated. Pam has a passion for knitting. She designs her own patterns and helps me pick out appropriate patterns for myself. I highly recommend Pam for learning to knit and crochet. ~ Mary

I have taken several classes with Pam and adore her as well as love her classes. Although she designs patterns and has years of knitting experience, she has always supported my enthusiasm and desire to learn (take on challenging projects as well as beginning design work) even though I am relatively new to this craft. Pam’s Stitch and Chat (which I also attend) has a loyal following. This speaks volumes about her great ability and skill as a teacher. Pam is  patient, understanding, supportive and thorough. Her designs range from fun and edgy to simple and elegant. She can do it all and much more since she is so knowledgeable, experienced and organized. ~ Trammi

 I returned to knitting after a hiatus of 40 years.  A friend who is a faithful member the Tuesday Stitch and Chat group encouraged me to come to the class.  I did and never looked back!  Pam's encouragement during those early days of learning new techniques and correcting mistakes made all the difference.   Pam is always so patient and never makes anyone feel foolish when they have a basic question or a dropped stitch!  From what I have observed, there is no problem she cannot correct and make good as new.  This is a real gift which she so generously shares with our Tuesday group.  Tuesday mornings have never been the same.  I must add that the group we knit with is such a wonderful group and we share more than our knitting.  We discuss books, movies, restaurants and even life experiences among other topics. Thank you, Pam, for making Tuesday mornings in Westport a highlight of my week.  You are very special. ~ Cornelia