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 May 12th: 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 May 26th: 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 June 2018 – Sign up here!
Freebie Friday: Linked Hearts Bracelet (crochet): Fri. June 1st, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This two-color bracelet is too fun to make! And each ‘heart’ link is only one row/round. How simple is that?! Stop in, make a link, and let your imagination run wild. One link hot-glued to a plain barrette – hair ornament; one link hot-glued to a pin back – brooch; several links – bracelet; several more links – headband. What will YOU make?
Moon Tide Scarf (crochet): Fri. June 8th, 6:30 pm – 8 pm
$25 (includes pattern)
The humble pineapple motif – worked in varying strips of color – creates this openwork scarf in relatively short time. Shorten or lengthen the strips and create a shawl or a swimsuit coverup.
Suggested Yarns: Cleo, United Foursome, Millefiori Light, Remix Light (DK could work for this)
Margaret Tulip Square/Dishcloth (knit): Sun. June 10th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This beautifully detailed lace tulip design surrounded by seed stitch borders is sure to please. It’s a little more challenging than it looks. Chart provided, written instructions with chart. Pretty! Rated–Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Skills: simple increases and decreases (k2tog, yo, sk2p, ssk), following chart
Suggested Yarns: Cleo or Premier Cotton for dishcloth
Berroco Comfort or Encore worsted for afghan square
Knitting 206 – Cables: Sat. June 16th, 2 pm – 4 pm
Our sixth class is all about cables & we will be doing a simple cable for beginners.
Suggested Yarns: Premier Cotton or Cleo
Events & Upcoming Classes:
Ravelry 101 – Saturday, July 7th — 1 pm – 2 pm
Learn the beginning basics of this wonderful tool – with thousands of free patterns, yarn database, groups and more. There is a reason over 7,000,000 people world-wide belong.
Jules Socks – Part 1 (knit): Sat. July 7th, 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
Squares for Veterans – Every Sunday!
Mondays & Wednesdays: 6 – 8pm
Tuesdays: 10am – 12noon
Teen Asylum – Fourth Friday of every month: 6 pm – 8 pm