Tuesdays, 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/246-8PMNever knit before? This class is for you!! We'll teach you all the basics: cast on, bind off, knit and purl stitch, decreasing, increasing, and reading patterns. You will start with a simple wash cloth or potholder, then learn to knit in the round and make a hat. We would like you to walk out of here with the confidence to knit everything your heart desires.Materials:Worsted weight yarn with corresponding needles (we can help you choose these at the class)Level:BeginnerTeacher:AnnetteStudents receive 15 % off the purchase of class materials$75.00
Don't Be Afraid of Short Rows!
Friday, February 6th from 3pm to 6pm
This is a fun class for anyone who’s been intimidated by this awesome way of shaping your knits, and also for those who want to better understand how to use them.We’ll discuss:What are short rows and why do we want them in our knitting?Different techniques for you to try: wrap and turn, German short rows, Japanese short rows, etc.How to use wrap and turn effectively to customize your sweaters.Circularly shaped sweaters that use short-rows as basic construction technique (Opposite Pole, Ecuador, Make a Wish, Meridien)
students receive 15% off of class suppliesphoto © Joji Locatelli$75.00
Approach to Sweater Design
Saturday, February 7th from 10 am to 1pmIn this workshop we’ll discuss my sweater design process from start to finish. This is a fun class for anyone thinking about designing their first sweater (for fun or for work), but also for those who are interested in knowing what goes on behind the scenes. We’ll talk about:- How to find inspiration (Pinterest, fashion designers, brands)- Following trends and adjusting them to what knitters want to knit- Important measurements to consider when designing (shoulder span, full bust, sleeve circumference, hip measurement, etc)- Tables of measurements and their meaning- What is ease (garments don’t always need to be the same size as the table of measurements!)- Making notes for knitters on how to customize their garments (e.g. sleeve length, body length)- Overview of different sweater constructions and how to choose the one that best suits your idea- What makes a design unique (small little details that make a design stand from others)- Discussing some samples and their construction techniques- Basic concepts on grading patterns to different sizes- Using spreadsheets to grade a very basic pattern (converting it to different sizes instructions)Bring your own ideas and questions and we’ll discuss how they can be worked out.$75.00
students receive 15% off of class suppliesphoto © Joji Locatelli
Sweaters that Fit (YOU)!Sunday, February 8th from 3pm to 6pmIn this friendly workshop, we’ll talk about how to choose a sweater that will make you really happy after spending so much time knitting it.
We’ll discuss:- How to choose the best shapes for your body- How to take measurements of your body and choose the right size of the pattern you want knit- How to customize a sweater to your own body- How to choose the proper length for you- How to choose the right yarn for a project
students receive 15% off of class suppliesphoto © Joji Locatelli
An Introduction to Continental Knitting
Friday, February 6th 10am to 1pmEver watched a Continental knitter in awe of their efficient movement? Getting tired of all the throwing and frustrated by the slow pace of your knitting?Always wanted to try out the continental style of knitting, but been a bit intimidated to do it yourself? This class will make it super easy to try Continental knitting!The class is suitable to anyone who wants to learn how to make knitting more efficient and enhance their technique.We’ll go through all the basics: how to hold yarn in left hand and how to work basic stitches.students receive 15% off of class suppliesphoto © Veera Välimäki
Stripes Beyond the BasicsSaturday, February 7th 3pm to 6pmThis class is all about the fun called stripes! How to add stripes to your knitting, how to best work them and how to make stripes extra special with easy techniques. This workshop also focuses on color in knitting: what to expect from certain colors, which colors to pair and what to choose to begin with. Inspire your imagination and choose colors with confidence! We’ll also discuss how to use simple stitch patterns like slipped stitches to enhance your stripes, making them just as impressive as stranded or fair isle knitting.You’ll learn how to best:-Knit jogless stripes in the round-Work stripes with short rows-Keep the edges neat with two or more colors-Use simple stitch patterns to spice up your stripes
students receive 15% off of class suppliesphoto © Veera Välimäki
Shawls/ShapesSunday, February 8th 10am - 1pmThis Shawls/Shapes workshop begins with the basic shawl shapes like triangle and square and continues to all different new directions. Top-down, bottom-up, center-out – wherever you start and whatever direction you choose, you can always end up with a shawl! In this class you will learn the most common constructions of a shawl and how to take your shawl knitting to a whole new level.We’ll discuss and learn:- Basic shawl shaping (triangle, crescent, square, circle, etc.)- How to add stitch pattern to a basic shape- How to take your shawl a step forward from the basics- Finishing touchesA worksheet on basic shawl construction methods will help you get the most from this class.Materials needed: Circular needle (approx. US7) and fingering to sport weight yarn in two colors
students receive 15% off of class suppliesphoto © Veera Välimäki$75.00
Wednesdays,1/28; 2/11; 2/25; 3/11
Knitting a sweater can be a daunting endeavor--but it's also one of the most satisfying projects you can make! In this class we will learn the amazing top-down raglan style of sweater knitting. This style is ideal for your first sweater because there is no seaming involved, and the top-down construction is quick and fun! We have several options of patterns you can choose from in the store, or bring a top-down raglan pattern of your choice and we'll see if it is suitable for the class.
Note: This workshop occurs every other week, beginning on January 28th. This is to allow for adequate time to knit (and finish) your sweater!
Yarn and needles appropriate to your pattern (we recommend DK weight or thicker)
Top-down seamless raglan sweater pattern (optional)
Students receive 15 % off the purchase of class materials$80.00
6pm - 8pm
Not sure how to pick up a dropped stitch, untwist your knits, fix a mistake several rows down, or how to make a mistake from the past disappear? Ok, maybe not completely disappear, but almost nearly. Learn the necessary tricks of the trade in this fun, one-session class!
scrap yarn and needles
messed-up knitting project (optional)
Students receive 15% off the purchase of class materials