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:
Sweater KAL with Fran Jepperson. Using Amy Herzog’s Ultimate Sweater Book as a reference, the goal of this knit-a-long is to help you make the sweater you have always wanted. Note that this class is geared to more experienced knitters.
There will be homework before class and you will be asked to bring a sweater that fits you the way you like. Your homework: please purchase Amy’s book and become familiar with how to use it as a “reference guide,” decide on which style of sweater you would like to make, select yarn and knit a swatch.
Class will meet on Wednesday, June 19th. We will begin at 10:30am, record your measurements and learn about the basic sweater types and how to vary them for your own personal taste and shape. After a lunch break we will take a deep dive into your gauge swatch, get started on your sweater, and work through any concerns or questions you may have. After the 19th, students are encouraged to come to our regular help-sessions (Tuesdays 10am-12pm, Wednesdays 5-7pm, Saturdays 1pm-3pm). We also have private lessons available if you want more in-depth instruction.
This is a 1-day class (Wednesday, June 19th, 10:30am-3:30pm with a lunch break). Class fee is $50.
Shoreline Cowl with Fran Jepperson. Our Shoreline Cowl can be worn a variety of ways for a variety of occasions. Make it in our Rustic Silk for an elegant warmer-weather accessory or in our Radiant DK for a cozier feel. In this class you will learn several different cast-ones, how to incorporate beads into your work, how to put in a lifeline, and more. Required materials are one Radiant DK or Rustic Silk, 24” US6 or 7 to get gauge, and about 55 4mm beads and beading hook if desired. This is a 1-session class and will meet Saturday, July 27th, 10:30am-12:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Cold Mountain with Emily McNeil. Cold Mountain, a beautiful pattern by Kieran Foley, can be worked up as a beautiful scarf or wrap. But even more, its geometric shapes and clean lines make it a wonderful way to begin to truly “read” your knitting — and charts! We discuss optional beading, different variations on the pattern, and more. Materials are 1-2 skeins FAYC Halo (50% Wool, 50% Alpaca, 100g, 440yds) and US5 24″ needles. This is a 2-session class and will meet July 25th & August 15th, 5:30-7:30pm. Class fee is $50.
Beyond Beginning Beading with Emily McNeil. One of the joys of bead knitting is determining where and how to place beads even when a pattern doesn’t necessarily call for them — because who doesn’t love a little extra sparkle now and again? Join us for a fun class in taking your beading to the next level and learn the (not so intricate!) intricacies of placing beads on ssks, k2togs, and more. We will mostly be working on a swatch, but will discuss different lace patterns that lend themselves to beading. Required materials are 1 skein Halo or other fingering-weight yarn, US 6 needles, a .75mm crochet hook, and 6/0 beads. This is a 1-session class and will meet Thursday, August 29th, 5:30-7:30pm. Class fee is $25.
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!