We offer beginning knitting and crochet classes once a month. Our goal in these classes is to give you enough knowledge that you can walk out and go stitch a scarf! We will also point you to online resources that can help you continue learning and advancing in your fiber quest. Cost for beginner classes is $30 for instruction only or $40 for instruction plus supplies. By appointment only.
Crochet 101 – Saturday Aug 11th: 1-3pm – We cover chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and how to finish a project. We also discuss other crochet stitches, such as a half double crochet and treble crochet, as variations of those we learn in class.
Knitting 101 – Saturday Aug 25th: 1-3 pm – We cover casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off. If time allows we will also show you some patterns and designs you can make using only those two stitches!
If those dates aren’t convenient for you, we also offer private instruction for $15 an hour that can be arranged to fit your schedule!
We also offer more advanced and pattern classes that change from month to month. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or check our calendar to stay updated on what we’ll be offering next! (We promise we won’t send out more than two emails per month.)
$15 per hour: By appointment only
Already know a thing or two about knit or crochet? Or can’t make the Saturday 101 classes? Private instruction with any of our staff may be right up your alley! We’ll have you feeling like a pro in no time!
Monthly Classes for August 2018 – Sign up here!
Ravelry 103: Sat. Aug 4th, 1 pm – 2 pm
We will be delving deeper into all the different things Ravelry has to offer. Please sign up with SignUpGenius.com or call the shop at 210-334-0200 to reserve your spot.
Jules Socks – Part 3 (knit): Sat. Aug 4th, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$20 (includes pattern & 3 parts)
The Jules socks are simple yet addictive to knit. The slipped stitch pattern creates an interesting texture that look almost woven. The socks are knitted toe-up and combine the traditional gusset and heel flap heel with the extra roundness of the short-row heel. The stretchy fabric combined with the high instep of the heel construction guarantee a very well fitting sock. The Jules socks are designed especially for speckled yarns and sock kits, but you can just as well knit the socks in just one color or add a pop of color to the cuff, heel and toes with leftover sock yarn in a contrasting color.
Suggested Yarns: Indie-dyed Fingering, Cassowary
Short Row Shaping (crochet): Fri. Aug 10th, 6 pm – 8 pm
You’ve heard of short rows in knitting. Well, crochet has short rows, too. And just like its knit cousin, crochet short rows can add shaping to a project. Master the practical part of this technique while making a dishcloth; short-row shaping theory is addressed in this class as well. QUICK PROJECT!
Suggested yarns: Premier Home Cotton, Berroco Weekend
Amanda Hat (knit): Sun. Aug 12th, 2 pm – 4 pm
This beanie will work for the favorite man or woman in your life. Liz will help you with the unusual stitch pattern that makes this hat a show-stopper.
Suggested Yarns: Brisbane (stripes), Tide, Seasons
More Bobbles (crochet): Fri. Aug 17th, 6 pm – 8 pm
Bobble along with us and create an adorable cardi for the new baby. Family and friends alike will appreciate this heartfelt gift of a sweater. Set it off with cat buttons or owl buttons – both available in shop.
Suggested yarns: Feeling, Modern Cotton DK, Plymouth Select DK Merino, Comfort, Simply Soft
Stashbuster Wrap (knit): Sat. Aug 18th, 2 pm – 4 pm
$20 (includes pattern)
The Stashbuster Wrap is designed for that special yarn that you called out to you, and caused you to buy it even though you had no idea what you would use it for.
This wrap uses oversized needles, a lace pattern and a geometric shape and formula to make the most of the yarn. You will need 100 – 120 grams of yarn, lace to worsted weight, to make this generously sized, asymmetrical wrap.
You will need a scale (we have one in the shop), because you will be increasing every 4 rows until you have 1/3 of the yarn left, then you will begin decreasing every 2 rows. Use the scale to weigh your yarn as you knit to decide when to begin the decreases. This formula ensures a good sized wrap that will make the most of your special yarn.
Suggested Yarns: Any weight – Indie-dyed yarn, Findley, Llama Lace, Herriot, Remix
Lady Mary’s Lace (crochet): Fri. Aug 24th, 6 pm – 8 pm
$20 (includes pattern)
It’s hot here nearly year round, so OWN IT! Craft for it, too. The weather begs for cotton, linen, and silk, and Lady Mary’s Lace shawl shows them off in fine splendor. The shop sample took 3 hanks of Modern Cotton DK; an equally stylish shawlette can be made in 2 hanks. Stop in to check it out, get your yarn, hook on and be fashionably cool!
Suggested yarns: Vijay Fibers silk, Queensland Foursome or Savanna, Plymouth Cleo, Juniper Moon Farms Zooey, Berroco Modern Cotton DK or Remix Light
Events & Upcoming Classes:
Wild Thistle Cowl (knit): Sat. Sept 1st, 2 pm – 4 pm
$20 (includes pattern)
The Wild Thistle Cowl features a unique cable and lace pattern. Bands of slipped stitches run in between eyelet cables and a delicate eyelet lace peeks out from inside of the larger cable. 1×1 ribbing trims the top and bottom edges.
Suggested Yarns: Moonshine, Remix, Brisbane (solid)
Squares for Veterans – Every Sunday!
Mondays & Wednesdays: 6 – 8pm
Tuesdays: 10am – 12noon
Teen Asylum – Fourth Friday of every month: 6 pm – 8 pm