Learn to Crochet - Crocheted Fingerless Mitts - $30 – 3 hours – Instructor: Sandy Buzzelli
Date Available: Thursday, April 5th - 6pm to 9pm
Working with just one hook and one stitch at a time, crochet is fun and easy to learn. In this class, we’ll explore several basic crochet stitches -- chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and half double crochet. We’ll learn to read crochet patterns and gain an understanding of how to keep row edges neat and straight. Our class project will be a pair of stylish fingerless mitts.
Casting On and Binding Off - $35 – 4 hours – Instructor: Sandy Buzzelli
Date Available: Saturday, April 7th 10am to 2pm
The look and fit of our knitted items is greatly influenced by the cast on and bind off methods we choose. If we need stretch for the cuff of a sock, we might choose one of several variations of the long tail cast on for cuff-down socks or the suspended bind off for toe-up socks. For a beautiful finish on a ribbed collar, we might choose the tubular cast on/bind off. If we are binding off after knitting garter stitch, we might use the sewn bind off.
We’ll explore these and many more ways to get stitches on and off our needles (crochet cast on and bind off, Emily Ocker's cast on, 3-needle bind off, I-cord bind off), and we’ll come away with a general understanding of when and how to use each method.
As an added bonus, we’ll also discuss how to deal with two pesky issues that crop up when binding off: that loose last stitch when doing the traditional bind off and the jog that happens when binding off in circular knitting. Prerequisite: you should know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.
Knitting 101 - $45 - 3 Hours - Instructor: Jen Reeves
Dates Available: Thursday, April 12th 6pm to 9pm, Saturday, May 12th 10am to 1pm,
Thursday, June 14th 6pm to 9pm
In Knitting 101 we will learn the basics. After the class, you will be sent home with our full "Learn to Knit Kit" that includes hours of instructional videos. Please note that this class is taught using the English Method of knitting (yarn is held in the right hand).
Brioche Cowl - $35 – 4 Hours – Instructor: Sandy Buzzelli
Date Available: Saturday, April 14th 10am to 2pm
Add exciting dimensions of color and texture to your knitting by learning to knit the two-color brioche stitch. Brioche creates a stretchy, squishy, rib-like and reversible fabric that is irresistible!
Prerequisite: you should know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.
Crochet a Hat or a Market Bag - $30 – 3 Hours – Instructor: Sandy Buzzelli
Date Available: Thursday, April 19th 6pm to 9pm
Learn to crochet in the round as you make a hat or a market bag (or both!). We'll learn how to do the magic ring, how to increase and how to read basic crochet patterns.
Prerequisite: you should know how to chain and half double crochet
Double-Knitted Headband - $35 – 4 Hours – Instructor: Sandy Buzzelli
Date Available: Saturday, April 21st - 10am to 2pm
While there are many ways to add colors and motifs to your knitting – intarsia, color stranding, and mosaic knitting, to name a few – double-knitting might just be the most intriguing of all.
Double-knitting creates a two-color, double-layered fabric that is knit all at one time and is also completely reversible.
In this class, we’ll knit the School Spirit Headband so you can cheer on your favorite team in true double-knit style!
Magic Loop - $30 - 3 Hours – Instructor: Jen Reeves
Date Available: Thursday, May 3rd 6pm to 9pm
Have you been interested in knitting small hats, but dislike knitting with double pointed needles? Or hate buying so many different needles for one project? Magic Loop is the thing for you! Join us for a fun workshop that will have you in love with Magic Loop!
Blocking Workshop - $35 – 4 Hours – Instructor: Sandy Buzzelli
Date Available: Saturday, May 5th - 10am to 2pm
Successful blocking brings out the very best in our knitted/crocheted projects -- it brings the fiber to life, ensures a comfortable fit, and makes the stitch patterns pop! In this class, we'll explore why we block and how to block by working with actual projects provided by both the instructor and YOU! We'll see demonstrations on wet blocking, steam blocking, blocking lace and cables, blocking hats and sweaters, how to use blocking wires and blocking boards, and so much more!
Two-at-a-Time Toe-Up Socks – This is a Two Part Class - $40 – 5 Hours – Instructor: Sandy Buzzelli
Date Available: Thursday, May 10th 6pm to 8:30pm AND Thursday, May 24th 6pm to 8:30pm
Please note, this is a two part class!
If you’re a sock knitter, you might have suffered from one-sock-itis (aka one-sock syndrome), that dreaded lack of desire to start, much less finish, the second sock of a pair.
Despair not, because we have the cure – knit both socks at the very same time! You’re guaranteed to have two socks by the time you’re done, and both socks will be exactly the same – no more trying to remember what you did on the first sock. We’ll be knitting our pair of socks from the toe to the cuff – making it easy to get a good fit, and we won’t have to worry about running out of yarn on the second sock.
Whether you knit your socks using the Magic Loop or two circular needles, you can learn to knit two socks at the same time.
Prerequisite: you should know how to knit one sock at a time, cuff down or toe up.
Passerine Hat – An Introduction to Stranded Colorwork - $45 – 5 Hours – Instructor: Sandy Buzzelli
Date Available: Thursday, May 17th 6pm to 8:30pm AND Thursday, May 31st 6pm to 8:30pm
Please note, this is a two part class!
The Passerine Hat features a delightful row of birds perching on a branch! We’ll learn how to hold our yarns, strand, tack floats, get the proper tension when stranding, read colorwork charts, and block stranded knitting.
Prerequisite: you should know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and how to knit in the round on a 16” circular needle.
Finishing Touches - $30 - 3 Hours – Instructor: Jen Reeves
Date Available: Saturday, May 19th 10am to 1pm
You are comfortable with knitting, but having troubles with the finishing touches like weaving in ends, i-cords and fun techniques like the Kitchener stitch! In this class we will create a newborn bonnet that will allow you to test out all of these techniques and create an adorable gift for the next baby shower you attend!
Cable Class - $30 - 3 Hours – Instructor: Jen Reeves
Date Available: Saturday, May 26th 10am to 1pm
Give cabling a shot with this fisherman inspired washcloth. We will work on cables so you can tackle any project you might encounter!
Tunisian Shell Shawl - $45 – 5 Hours – Instructor: Sandy Buzzelli
Date Available: Saturday, June 2nd 10am to 12:30pm AND Saturday, June 9th 10am to 12:30pm
Please note, this is a two part class!
The Tunisian Shell Shawl is created with just one stitch and one special technique. Join us to learn how to combine the Tunisian Simple Stitch with short rows to create this elegant shawl.
Prerequisite: you should be familiar with the Tunisian Simple Stitch, and the concepts of forward pass and return pass.
Afterthought Heel - $25 – 2 Hours – Instructor: Jen Reeves
Date Available: Thursday, June 7th 6pm to 8pm
There are so many ways to create a sock, let Jen teach you her favorite! You will come to class with a tube, cut into your work and create a heel! This class keeps you on the edge of your seat, but soon you will be finding ways to cut into more than just socks!
Knitting in the Round - $30 – 3 Hours – Instructor: Jen Reeves
Date Available: Saturday, June 23rd 10am to 1pm
This is the perfect class for graduates of our Knitting 101 course, or anyone who wants to learn to knit in the round. We will learn the long tail cast on, brush up on our knitting and purling skills and begin to knit in the round. We will also discuss decreasing and using double pointed needles. During this class we will knit an infant hat, but you will be sent home with instructions on how to create hats for any size heads!
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All class fees do not include materials (unless stated otherwise). Materials can be purchased in our shop, mention you are making the purchase for the class you have registered for and receive 10% off your materials! Class reservations must be made 24 hours in advance, walk-in not available. Classes are non-refundable, but you can transfer the cost of the class to another class/day. If you are unable to attend the class, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance. Thank you!