Interested in learning new skills and techniques?
We offer a variety of classes for fiber enthusiasts. New classes are added regularly so please check back and/or contact us to join our email list to get direct information. Please note that all classes, except beginning classes, require students to have a basic understanding of either knitting or crochet.
Please join us for these upcoming classes and be sure to ask for the 10% discount when purchasing yarns for your class:
In the Library Scarf/Wrap with Emily McNeil. Be among the first to knit Emily’s newest pattern, inspired by library stacks and piles of books and all things bookish. Using just knits and purls, this is a lovely way to really get a grasp on what exactly “knit the knits and purl the purls” means, and to increase your comfort with chart-reading. Scarf version uses 2 skeins of Halo and 24″ US6 needles. Wrap version uses 4 skeins 50/50 Worsted and 24″ US8 needles.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Thursday, February 27th, 5:30-7:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Copycat Hat with Fran Jepperson. Emily Ingrid’s ubiquitous Copy.Cat C.C Beanie hat continues to be all the rage, and works up beautifully (and quickly!) in one skein of our Merino 840. This is a fun knit, and perfect for beginners wanting to move beyond garter stitch into more textural and interesting projects. (Also fun for more advanced knitters wanting a relaxing, mellow project this winter!) Materials are one skein Merino 840 and 16″ US8 circular needles.
This is a one session class and will meet Saturday, February 29th, 10:30am-12:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Alaska Hat with Fran Jepperson. Camille Descoteaux’s popular hat pattern captures the beauty and romance of winter trees against a painted sky, and also provides a wonderful opportunity to learn stranded knitting. The ribbed bottom will be homework to bring to class so that you can delve right in to learning two-handed color work techniques. We will discuss “tucking” the unused color on long carries, how to read a color chart, and different ways to shape the crown of the hat. Materials are one of our Alaska Hat kits, available shortly, 16″ US 3 & 4 circulars, and US 4 DPNS for working the crown.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Saturday, March 7th, 10:30am-12:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Safe & Comfortable Knitting with Anne Barry. Have you been experiencing pain in your hands or wrists, shoulders, neck or back while knitting lately? Are you concerned, or just want to avoid having to be concerned, that you may have to cut back on your favorite hobby? Anne Barry, a former physical therapist and current knitting instructor, is here to walk us through an immensely helpful discussion on everything from incorporating better posture to using the right tools — all of which can help alleviate a bevy of aches and pains. Materials are 24″ US8 needles and worsted-weight yarn.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Saturday, April 11th, 10:30am-1pm. Class fee is $35.
Combining Knitted & Woven Fabric: An Exploration with Carol Harrington. Join us for a presentation and conversation about the various techniques Carol uses in her fiber art work to create beautifully creative garments incorporating both woven and knitted fabrics. She will discuss the process of matching yarns to fabrics, choosing patterns, and joining the various pieces in elegant ways. Class participants are encouraged to bring their own creations to share with the group and/or bring partially hatched ideas for group discussion.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Sunday, April 19th, 3:30-5:30. Class fee is $25.
Oops! (& How To Fix It!) with Anne Barry. Anne, back by popular demand, will be teaching her Oops I class again this spring. Join her for an afternoon of learning how to survive those dastardly “Oh NO!” moments that happen to all of us. She will go through various techniques for identifying mistakes such as dropped stitches, unintentional short rows, and more – and how to fix them (or determine not to). Please bring a pair of US7 or 8 needles and basic knowledge of knitting.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Saturday, April 25th, 10:30-12:30(ish). Class fee is $35.
Private and Group Lessons. Are you looking to learn a particular technique or perhaps could use a one-on-one beginner or refresher session or two? Or maybe you have a couple friends with whom you’d like to set up a project class? Let us know what you’d like help with, and we’re happy to schedule instruction tailored specifically to you!