Knitting Classes - Winter 2020

Beeswax Hat KAL

Saturday Skill-Building Workshops with Knit-Alongs to Follow!

The Saturday Workshops are 2 hour classes that give you the skills to be able to do the free Knit-Alongs that follow after. The KALs run for several weeks, so you can finish your projects!

Workshop, $20
KALs are free!

Cast Ons and Bind Offs Workshop
Saturday, January 11,  12 - 2 pm

Learn the specialty cast ons and bind offs that you will use in the upcoming projects: stretchy, decorative, provisional, & grafting. In some cases, you can start the actual project for the KAL while learning the techniques!

Traveling Cables Skill-Building Workshop
Saturday, January 18,  12 - 2 pm

Fair Isle Cowl KAL Learn how to work traveling cables for our Beeswax Hat KAL!

Beeswax Hat KAL
Saturdays, February 1, 8, 15,  12 - 2 pm

Stranding/Fair Isle Skill-Building Workshop
Saturday, February 22,  12 - 2 pm

Work in the round with two or more colors, using traditional Fair Isle patterns (or some not so traditional- you decide!) Begin the KAL or just make a headband that will keep your ears happy!

Stranded Colorwork Cowl KAL
Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21,  12 - 2 pm

Brioche Skill-Building Workshop
Saturday, March 28,  12 - 2 pm

Learn the basics of brioche with a simple cowl.

Marilee Brioche Scarf KAL

Saturdays, April 4, 11, 18,  12 - 2 pm

Marilee Brioche Scarf Continue working on your cowl, or work on this scarf which adds in some increases and decreases to your brioche for more interest!

Nelson Pullover

The Nelson Pullover - Use the Actual Yarn from the 2014 Winter Olympic Sweaters!

Make this comfy sweater for yourself or for your guy! It works top-down with cabled saddle shoulders. It's the perfect project to learn many new techniques!

Now for the FUN part! We have the yarn that was actually custom spun and dyed for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games USA Sweaters! They found an extra supply of the yarn, so we jumped at the chance to bring in enough for several of these fabulous sweaters! And you'll be trendy in 2020 with Pantone's Color of the Year: Classic Blue!

6 Parts, $120
Pattern purchase required

Sundays, January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23,  12 - 2 pm

2014 Winter Olympic cardigan Yarn!

Beginning Knits

Beginning Knitting 1

Learn all the basics of knitting in this 4 part class. First learn how to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind-off with a simple piece that will be used as part of a charity afghan. Then, go on to a project of your choice. By the time you're done, you'll have learned increases, decreases, and how to follow a pattern too!

4 Parts, $96

Saturdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25,  10 am - 12 pm
Thursdays, January 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20,  10 am - 12 pm
Sundays, February 9, 16, 23, March 1,  2 - 4 pm
Saturdays, February 29, March 7, 14, 21,  2 - 4 pm
Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, 31,  12 - 2 pm
Saturdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 10 am - 12 pm

A sample intermediate knitting project

Beginning Knitting 2

This is a continuing knitting class that keeps you learning and working on a project of your choice. We will work at your speed to learn more techniques and use different tools. You'll be confident enough to try some advanced patterns because we will work right with you.

4 Parts, $80

Every Wednesday, 6 - 8 pm
Every Friday, 10 am - 12 pm
Every Sunday, 12 - 2 pm

Toe-Up Socks

Toe-Up Basic Sock

Learn to knit socks that really fit! You can use two circular needles, double pointed needles, or the magic loop! Choose a sock yarn in colors that inspire you and add in a stitch pattern for more interest! Learn to work a short row heel for a comfortable fit!

3 Parts, $72

Wednesdays, January 29, February 5, 12,  10 am - 12 pm
Thursdays, March 19, 26, April 2,  2 - 4 pm

Vanilla Socks

Cuff-Down Basic Sock

Learn the most ubiquitous sock construction method: working from the calf to the toe. You can still decide which tools you want to use, so this may be a good opportunity to try Magic Loop or using two circulars!

3 Parts, $72

Fridays, April 10, 17, 24,  2 - 4 pm

Embroidered Felted Slippers

Felted Clogs

Make yourself a great pear of slippers that wear like iron! Knit them at a large scale and then felt them down to your size. We love to teach this class because you get the opportunity to learn many different techniques and any mistakes will disappear in the wash! Embroidery or embellishments at the end will make these a truly personalized, too!

3 Parts, $72
Pattern extra

Fridays, January 31, February 7, 14, 12 - 2 pm
Tuesdays, February 25, March 3, 10,  10 am - 12 pm

Edie Tee

Edie Cardigan by Isabell Kraemer

Get ready for summer with this nice little sleeveless top that works from the top down. It's great in a long color changing yarn or a solid and is ready to wear  when you bind off at the bottom!

4 Parts, $90
Pattern purchase required

Fridays, March 13, 20, 27, April 3,  2 - 4 pm

Cable Stayed Cardigan

Cable Stayed Cardigan

This sweater has beautiful cable placement and a lovely drape. The shaping is very attractive and is highlighted by the cables. It works from the top down and is a nice way to learn sweater knitting!

6 Parts, $120
Pattern purchase required

Saturdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22,  2 - 4 pm
Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12,  12 - 2 pm

Felted Project Bag

Felted Project Bag

Use a couple of fun colors to make this bag, which knits up all in one piece! It's an interesting design and is an easy way to get into felting. Put a couple of handles on it and use it as a shoulder bag, if you like! Felting always creates a strong fabric that stitch markers or pens won't fall through!

3 Parts, $72

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18,  12 - 2 pm
Fridays, February 21, 28, March 6,  12 - 2 pm

Beaded Lace Scarf

Light and Lovely Beaded Scarf

Love to wear a little bling? Then knitting with beads is the way to go! This pattern creates a bold look for a very special finished scarf. It's worth the work! It uses fingering weight yarn and prestrung beads in an accenting color.

3 Parts, $72

Tuesdays, March 24, 31, April 7,  2 - 4 pm
Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23,  12 - 2 pm