Amy Detjen
Craftsy Instructor

Southern Wisconsin

Amy was the "List Mom" of the original Knit List for over four years before she started KnitU. She's very proud that she's been Meg Swansen's assistant at her Knitting Camp for 20 years. Teaching knitting and helping people learn about the wide range of knitting possibilities is something Amy is passionate about, and she loves solving those stubborn knitting problems! Her website is

Amy's Craftsy Classes


Simple Sweaters: Stranded & Steeked

Alongside beloved knitting instructor Amy Detjen, stranded colorwork will work for you! During Amy's class, you'll get comfortable knitting a colorwork hat before you succeed at knitting an approachable stranded colorwork cardigan or pullover pattern. Along the way, you'll receive Amy's expert tips for tangle-free two-handed knitting and keeping your tension even. Find out how to trap your floats so the back of your work stays neat and tidy, and learn to add in new colors and weave in ends as you go. Then, Amy will walk you through knitting your sleeves, and if you so choose, shaping a V-neck, and steeking your V-neck and armholes with confidence. You'll attach your sleeves, finish your edges beautifully and weave in ends, and your dazzling colorwork sweater is done! 

$19.99 $39.99


Custom Yoke Sweater

This class is perfect for intermediate knitters who are ready to tackle garment knitting and colorwork in the round. Amy explains Elizabeth Zimmermann's "key number" system to adjust fit, and adds techniques made famous at Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp. As you knit the included sweater pattern, you'll learn how to trap stranded colorwork, customize your pattern with easy knitting math, select the right colors and patterns for your yoke, and add details like phony seams and knitted hems. In the process, you'll learn new twists on basic knitting techniques from cast-on to blocking. Amy's irreverent sense of humor makes even the picky parts fun!

The included Sipsey's Folly pullover sweater knitting pattern is sized from women's Small to 4X (bust 37" to 61" or 94 to 155 cm). An alternative Gardener's Folly yoke pattern is also included.

$19.99 $39.99

Amy's Projects

Fearless Child Sweater
Fearless Hat
Fearless Cardigan & Pullover
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