Following a pandemic-era hiatus from in-person group instruction, we're bringing classes back starting in autumn 2023! A group class offers you the chance to build your skills in a supportive environment where curiosity is encouraged. PLUS, you'll get to meet people sharing the journey with you. Please make sure you read our class and lesson policies prior to registration.
Information about required skills, materials and any homework is on the registration page for each class. Click on the green button under each class listing to get all the details.
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Visual Project Trackers: Saturday, Sept. 9 from 3 - 5 PM Instructor: Lindsey Spoor Class fee: $35 // available to attend in-person or on Zoom (please choose at registration)
If you’ve ever struggled to remember where you are in a pattern… or puzzled over just how many repeats you need to work to get to a measurement as indicated in a pattern… or you just like having a tangible, visible record of where you are in a given project, then join us for our Visual Project Trackers class! We’ll take a look at what simple trackers and more complex project trackers look like, then we’ll walk through a pattern to help you get an idea of which visual project tracking elements / layouts work best for you.
Sweatah Weathah: Thursday, Sept. 14, 6 - 8 PM Instructor: Lindsey Spoor Class fee: $35 // must meet class minimum of 3 students by Tuesday, Sept. 12
With the change in weather comes the annual itch to cast on a new sweater (or other garment). But how do you start that process? And what steps should you take to ensure that you’re picking the right size in a silhouette that works for you? Join us for a workshop all about the small steps you can take before casting on to make sure you end up with a garment you love.
Intro to Stranded Colorwork // Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston Class sessions: Sundays, Sept. 17 & Oct. 8, 1-3 PM (must attend both sessions) Instructor: Lindsey Spoor Class fee: $50 + materials
You’ve seen the Doodle Cowls. You’re super-excited to make one. But… how do you do the thing? How do you make those patterns magically appear in your fabric? It’s a technique called stranded colorwork (or sometimes Fair Isle), and if you can knit and purl, you can totally do this, too!
We’ll be making the Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston as our class project, which uses Shetland Fingering from Elemental Affects / Jorstad Creek Fibers.
The Tunisian Crochet Handbook Book Study / Learn-To Group: Part 1 Class dates: Saturdays, Sept. 23 / 30 / Oct. 7, 3-4 PM each week Instructor: Lindsey Spoor Class fee: $30 + class kit purchase (see registration page)
Tunisian crochet has started catching everyone’s eye, and with good reason! It adds beautiful texture and stitches to your work, and it’s kind of a perfect “missing link” between crochet and knitting - and vice versa. Toni Lipsey really brought it forward in 2022 with the publication of The Tunisian Crochet Handbook, which will serve as the “textbook” for this class.
This learn-to group is destined for beginners in Tunisian crochet, both those who have previously knitted and those who have previously crocheted. We’ll cover the basics plus some fun stitch patterns in Part 1; Part 2, scheduled for later this winter, will cover some more advanced techniques and get you started on a tea towel project.
If you want to make socks but are concerned about how much yarn you have - especially if the socks’ intended recipient has larger-than-average feet - or want to easily try the socks on as you go, then making a pair of toe-up socks is worth a try. We’ll be working with the Towanda Socks pattern by Heather Hill - they’re worked in a DK-weight yarn, so you’ll be done with your first toe-up socks in no time flat!
Basic Socks: Saturdays, Oct. 14 / 28 & Nov. 4 (must attend all 3 sessions) Instructor: Lindsey Spoor Class fee: $60 + class materials
Socks are one of our shop community’s favorite portable projects - they’re small, easy to pause work on when you have an interruption, and amazing at helping keep your feet dry and warm in our cool, rainy autumn and winter seasons. But if you’ve never made a pair before, the tiny yarn and all the new terminology can be overwhelming.
If you need more support than you’re finding on YouTube, join us for Basic Socks - we use a free, tutorial-rich pattern from Tin Can Knits and worsted-weight yarn to get through a pair of socks quickly and at a large-enough scale to see what you’re doing at each step in the process.
Intro to Knitted Cables: Sunday, October 15, 1-3 PM Instructor: Lindsey Spoor Class fee: $40 (includes yarn)
Cables are a classic element of knitted designs - and there are so many designers using them in new and exciting ways! And believe it or not, they’re created just by knitting stitches out of order. Learn how to knit three basic cables with us in this introductory-level class.
Fix-It Shop: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, 3-5 PM Instructor: Lindsey Spoor Class fee: $50 (includes fix-it swatches waiting for your TLC!)
This class is available in-person only.
We’ve all done it. In a hurry, we shove a project in a bag, forget about it for a week or two, come back to it… and there are dropped stitches. Or you smooth it out to figure out where you were in the pattern… and there’s a weird hole. You knitted when you should have purled. You have ONE stitch out of place in a texture pattern. What’s a knitter to do? You can fix it. Really! Learn about basic mistakes - what they look like, how they happen, and how to fix them - in this 2-hour hands-on class.