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:
Brioche Ribbed Scarf with Fran Jepperson. Fran’s Brioche Ribbed Scarf pattern is an excellent introduction to single-color brioche knitting — and a wonderful way to learn the methodology behind more complicated brioche work. A relatively fast knit, too, so perfect leading up to the holidays and knitted gift making… Materials are 200g either Fidalgo Merino DK (or 1 Radiant DK, which would make for a gorgeous color-shifting scarf!) or 50/50 Worsted and 24” US7 or 9 needles, respectively.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Saturday, December 7th, 10:30am-12:30pm.
Mosaic Tile Scarf with Fran Jepperson. We will be using Gail Tanquary’s lovely pattern as an introduction to mosaic knitting, which is a delightfully simple way to bring more color-work into your repertoire. You will learn to read simple color charts and how to work an applied i-cord edge, and will end up with a gorgeously colorful scarf — just under the wire for holiday gifting! Materials are two colors of Merino DK (100g each) and 24” US6 needles.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Wednesday, December 11, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Carousel Cap with Fran Jepperson. Fran’s Carousel hat pattern is both playful and cozy, a lovely introduction to basic brioche knitting and a perfect winter project. Materials are 100g Merino DK (50g each in two colors), 2 pairs of 16″ US7 needles, US7 dpns. Pompom making will also be discussed, and pre-class homework will be assigned!
This is a 1-session class and will meet Saturday, January 11th, 10:30am-12:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Traveler’s Vest with Fran Jepperson. The Traveler’s Vest has seen several incarnations in different yarns over the years, and this one made in our hand dyed Merino 840 is by far our favorite one yet! Simple garter stitch, mitered squares, and lots of color play are the focus here, and make for a wonderfully warm and wearable garment to get you through to spring. Materials are 6 skeins Merino 840 in different colors and 24″ circular US7 needles.
This is a 2-session class and will meet Saturday, January 25th & Saturday, February 22nd, 10:30am-12:30pm with plenty of in-between time for the bulk of the knitting. Class fee is $50.
Using Ravelry More Effectively with Gail Brown. Ravelry is an incredible online resource for knitters and crocheters of all stripes, but can sometimes feel pretty overwhelming. If you’re wanting to learn the ins and outs of Ravelry and put it to more effective use (how to find and save patterns using Ravelry’s wonderful filtering tools, how to post details of your own projects for future reference, etc), this is the class for you! You must already have a Ravelry account, and we will all be sharing our Ravelry names with each other. Bringing a laptop or tablet to class is highly recommended so that you can click around and do searching during the post-class Q&A time.
This is a 2-session class and will meet Saturday, February 1st & Saturday, February 8th, 10:30am-11:30am (plus follow-up Q&A time both days). Class fee is $25.
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.
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!