Class #81

Open Studio For Experienced Knitters

Arnhild Hillesland

October 4 - October 10


instructor imageDo you find yourself wishing you had more time to knit? Is your pile of UFO's (unfinished objects) growing? Is your "someday list” getting longer? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, and you can work somewhat independently, this class is for you.

During the week, you can choose to work on your own projects, or you may want to start Arnhild’s newest pattern, a sweater designed exclusively for The Clearing. Whichever you choose, she will help you solve problems and get you going if you decide to start something new.

Arnhild Hillesland is a native of Norway and has been knitting as long as she can remember. As a young adult she taught folk dancing, and both taught and performed in many countries. After earning a Ph.D. in Norwegian language at the University of Tromsø in Norway, the northernmost university in the world, she taught, and eventually became Vice Principal at a middle school near Lillehammer, Norway. She moved to Ames, Iowa in 1986. Since Norwegian language teaching positions were not available in Ames, she turned her hobby—knitting—into her full-time job. Arnhild has owned a yarn shop and wholesale yarn business and has taught knitting all over the United States. Arnhild retired from the yarn business, and now spends more time “just” knitting, along with designing and translating knitting patterns.

Arnhild will contact students prior to class.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Pricing (per person):
$1080 Dorm Room Package*
$1180 Two-Person Room Package*
$1770 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$635 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals