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 Sept 9th: 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 Sept 23rd: 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 July 2017 – Sign up here!
Easy Peasy Slouch Beanie – (crochet): Fri. Sept. 8th, 6 pm – 8 pm
Let’s segue from summer to back-to-school with a simple and stylish beanie! So many sizes, too, from 3 months old to teen to adult. Embellish with a scalloped edging, with a flower, or leave plain – your choice. Stop by the shop to see the samples.
Yarn Suggestions: for baby – Llama Una or Nuna; for teen/adult – Savanna, Cleo, Modern Cotton DK, or Fiora
Freebie Friday: Flat Tire Bangle Bracelet (crochet): Fri. Sept. 15th, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jewelry box needin’ some love? Wardrobe needin’ a quick pick-me-up? Add a bangle or 2! These bangles can be made with just about anything from household twine to fine silk yarns. Look through your scrap stash, bring your hooks, and stop by for a few minutes to whip up some of these.
Yarn suggestions: size 10 crochet cotton, Vijay silks, a fingering/sport/DK weight yarn from one of our independently dyers
Puffed Hanger Cozy (knit): Sun. Sept. 17th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$10 (includes pattern)
What a nice hanger to keep clothes from slipping off! Don’t you just hate it when you hang your favorite dress only to find it in a pile on the closet floor? Use up worsted weight yarns in many colors and make some for your friends too. This fits over a standard plastic or wire hanger. You will need a small amount of pillow stuffing, or cotton balls to stuff the knitted “puffs” along the way as you sew up the hanger. Knitting needles US # 9.
Yarn Suggestions: Riveting, Tide, Comfort, 100-200 yds Scrap Worsted
Serene Mobius Cowl (knit): Fri. Sept. 22nd, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Are your nerves shot due to school, work, weather? Take a Chill Pill in the form of this aptly named cowl – the Serene Mobius Cowl. Lots of garter stitch (easy) and a finish technique that comes from outta nowhere (oooh)! So unique when it’s all done! Leslie has just a few tweaks to the pattern to make it even better.
Yarn suggestions: Sunshine Coast, Boboli Lace, a sport weight yarn from one of our independent dyers
Newborn Cable Beanie (crochet): Fri. Sept. 29th, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Yes, it is possible to make cables while crocheting. We will create twisted cables using front post and back post stitches while following a pattern for a newborn hat. Pattern can be adapted to a larger size. Intermediate project/class.
Yarn Suggestions: Nuna, Llama Una, Dreambaby DK – all are very soft choices for baby
No Stretch Washcloth (knit): Sat. Sept. 30th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This slipped stitch washcloth won’t stretch out like so many do when they get wet. Hint: one of Inskein’s Crawl patterns uses slip stitches so this is a great chance to learn how to do them.
Suggested Yarns: Cleo, BioSoft, Premier Home Cotton
Events & Upcoming Classes:
Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas
Friday, Oct 6th – Sunday, Oct 16th
$15 for passport & bag
With 20 shops participating this year, you are bound to find something irresistible!!! Inskein is having FIVE trunk shows during the Crawl – our own Irish Girl Crafts on 10/6; Lazy Cat Yarns on 10/7; Heavenly Fiber on 10/8; Kimarie’s Knit Knacks on 10/9 and Savvy Skeins on 10/14. Crawl hours at Inskein are 10 am – 8 pm Mon thru Sat; Sunday 10/8 is 10 – 6; & Sunday 10/15 is 10 – 5.
Starlit Hyacinth Cowl (knit)
Sunday, Oct. 29th – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$20 (includes pattern)
Like a delicate flower sparkling with droplets of the morning’s first dew, this gorgeous cowl has beads, lace, and mock cables. This one skein wonder is worked in the round from the bottom up and framed with simple borders of garter stitch.
Suggested Yarns: Frolicking Feet, Nuble, Indie Yarns Pre-Class Work: Cast-on, join in the round & garter edge.