Class Schedule

Classes and Workshops                                *updated 08/27/2014*

We frequently add classes, events and sales to the calendar as the season progresses.  Please sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date announcements.  Class sizes are limited, so when you know what you want, give us a call ASAP! 508-457-9513

Knit/Crochet Gatherings ~ Hang out with your project and some new friends. Monday afternoons 2-4pm, Tuesday evenings, 5:30-7:30, Thursday evenings, 5:00-7:00, FREE

Spinning Circle ~ Wheels and spindles welcome!  First Sunday of the month, 1-3pm, FREE

THIS IS A LONG LIST!  If you would like to print it, click here: Fall 2014 class handout by skill level.

Our classes fall into four different difficulty levels:

  • Beginner: first-time and newer knitters and crocheters welcome! Here we start from scratch – learning the basic skills you need to begin knitting or crocheting.
  • Advanced Beginner: add one or two new skills to your beginning repertoire. Expect to see patterns that use easy, repetitive stitch patterns, basic shaping and colorwork, and begin working in the round.
  • Intermediate: Dig in to some more involved techniques and projects. Don’t be intimidated, though.  Choose a class that builds on skills you already know, and take your work to the next level!
  • Advanced: expect larger, skill-heavy projects, including short rows, more intricate designs, more combinations of stitch patterns and more color changes. More homework is required in these projects and finishing requirements will vary.

We have three guest teacher events this fall!  Please click on each event for full descriptions and how to sign up!

Celeste Young – Saturday, September 20th
Finishing Techniques for Knitting & Cabling without a Cable Needle workshops

Ana Campos – Saturday, October 25th
Toil & Trouble Trunk Show and Yarn sale – Design Your Own Shawl workshop

Norah Gaughan – Friday and Saturday, December 5 & 6th
Slide Show & Reception, Friday December 5th
Exploring the Cable Toolbox & Knitting Lempster workshops, Saturday, December 6th

Beginner Classes
Beginner: first-time and newer knitters and crocheters welcome!  Here we start from scratch – learning the basic skills you need to begin knitting or crocheting.

Beginning Crochet
With Jane – $40 – one session, 2.5 hours
Learn the art of crocheting! Crocheting has made a recent ‘comeback’ to the yarn world.  Get to know the basic stitches and how to read a crochet pattern in this very beginning workshop.
Supplies Needed: US size I crochet hook; one ball of worsted weight yarn
Homework: none.
Dates: Saturday, September 13, 10:30am-1:00pm
Saturday, October 11, 10:30am-1:00pm

Beginning Knitting – FCS Course
With Jen – Offered through the Falmouth Community School, classes held at Sage Yarn.  Please click through to the Falmouth Community School website for more information on this class.

Beginning Knitting
With Carol or Jen – $45 – two sessions, 1.5 hours each
Do you feel like you’re all thumbs and written knitting instructions look like a foreign language? This is the class for you! We’ll start from the very beginning with just two needles and some yarn.
Supplies Needed: US size 8 needles, one ball of worsted weight yarn
Homework: none
Dates: Fridays, September 19 & 26, 10:30am-12:00pm
Sundays, September 28 & October 5, 10:30am-12:00pm
Mondays, October 27 & November 3, 10:30am-12:00pm

Advanced Beginner Classes
Advanced Beginner: add one or two new skills to your beginning repertoire.  Expect to see patterns that use easy, repetitive stitch patterns, basic shaping and colorwork, and begin working in the round.

S.O.S. – Help for Beginning Knitters!
With Jen – $35 – one session, 2 hours
You know you can swing by for quick help whenever you need us, but knowing how to fix your mistakes can be a real confidence booster.  In this class we’ll mess around with a swatch and practice skills like picking up dropped stitches, swapping a knit for a purl, faking a yarn over, and how to rip out.
Materials required: your swatch on the needles along with the remaining yarn from your ball; a crochet hook in size E, F or G; a pair of needles smaller than size 8; a yarn needle.
Homework: Using a US size 8 needle and worsted weight yarn in a light color, cast on 20 stitches.  Rows 1-4: Knit across.  Row 5: K 3, purl to the last 3 stitches, k3.  Row 6: Knit across. Repeat rows 5 and 6 until your swatch measures at least 3 inches from the beginning.  Do not cut yarn or bind off, leave your swatch on the needle and bring it to class.
Dates: Friday, October 3, 1:00-3:00pm
Thursday, October 9, 5:30-7:30pm

Top-Down Hat, Robin Hood
With Jen – $45 – two sessions, 1.5 hours each
A hat in a different direction!  This stylish hat design is simple to knit from the top down, with an applied garter stitch edging.  We’ll tackle this one in two parts – the stockinette portion in the first class and the garter brim in the second.
Materials Required: Approximately 175 yards of aran weight yarn; one set of US size 8 double pointed needles; US size 7 and 8, 16” circular needles; one locking stitch marker; 4 buttons to complete your masterpiece; a copy of Robin Hood by Grace Akhrem, available in hard copy at Sage or via Ravelry Download.
Sundays, September 28 and October 5, 10:30am-12:00pm

Beginning Cables – Coffee Mug Cozy
With Jen or Carol – $35 – one session, 2 hours
Get started with cables in a cute way!  This coffee mug cozy allows you to practice your new cabling skills while creating a sweet gift for a coffee or tea-lover.
Materials Required: Approximately 45-50 yards of worsted weight yarn; US size 7 needles; a cable needle; a printed copy of Pumpkin Spice mug cozy pattern by Evan Middleton, available free via Ravelry.
Dates: Sunday, November 23, 1:00-3:00pm

Basic Mittens, with optional Owl-y Accent!
With Diane – $45 – two sessions, 1.5 hours each – TBA really soon!

Knitting in the Round – My First Cowl
With Diane – $35 – one session, 2 hours – TBA really soon!

Chunky Cabled Fingerless Gloves
With Carol – $45 – two sessions, 1.5 hours each
This chunky fingerless glove was a holiday hit last year!  With a fat yarn and a fun pattern, these whip up in no time.  Give it a try!
Materials: approximately 100-128 yards of bulky weight yarn; one set of US 9 double pointed needles; two stitch markers; a cable needle; a printed copy of “128 Chunky Cabled Mitts” by Cheryl Beckerich, available free from Cascade Yarns.
Sunday, October 26 & November 2, 10:30am-12:00pm

Lunatic Fringe
With Carol – $35- one session, 2 hours
Whip up this cozy shawl with fringe that is knit on as you go!  By working through this pattern you will learn how to increase on a knit or purl stitch and cast on additional stitches at the end of the row.
Materials Required: Approximately 350-400 yards of worsted to aran weight yarn (shawl size can be customized by using more or less yarn); US size 9, 32” circular needle or size to obtain a gauge of 14 stitches to 4” in stockinette stitch; a printed copy of the Lunatic Fringe pattern by Jennifer Dassau, via knitty.com.
Homework: if you’re worried about running out of yarn, work your gauge swatch to determine needle size.
Dates: Saturday, Oct 4, 2:30-4:30pm

Magic Loop Clinic
With Jen – $20 – one session, 1.5 hours
In this technique intensive we will cast on and practice knitting in the round using magic loop. You can bring a project to start or swatch on some yarn – I recommend using worsted weight so you are not fighting with tiny yarn and needles as you’re practicing.
Materials Required: materials for starting a project if you have one picked out, or worsted weight yarn and a US size 8 circular needle, 32” or 40” long.
Dates: Saturday, October 4, 4:30-6:00

Cast On Clinic
With Jen – $35 – one session, 2 hours
Let’s start from the beginning.  Learn different ways to cast on and why you would ever need more than one method in this quick technique clinic.  We will also cover Judy’s Magic Cast On for TOE UP SOCKS if you’re looking for it!
Materials Required: worsted weight yarn in two contrasting colors; US size 8 straight needles; a set of US size 8 double pointed needles if you want to learn Judy’s Magic Cast On.
Homework: none.
Dates: Thursday, October 2, 5-7pm
Sunday, October 26, 1-3pm

Beginning Short Rows – Calorimetry Headband
With Jen or Carol – $35 – one session, 2 hours
Short row shaping is popping up in all kinds of fun patterns.  Want to take it down a notch and tackle short rows in their most basic form?  This is the class for you!  We’ll dip our toes into short-row shaping in the easiest way possible with this popular headband/earwarmer pattern from Knitty.com.
Materials required: approximately 100 yards of aran weight yarn; US size 8 needles; a printed copy of Calorimetry by Kathryn Schoendorf, available for free via knitty.com; one fabulous button.
Saturday, November 15, 10:30-12:30

Knotted Crocheted Headband
With Jen – $40 – one session, 2.5 hours
Choosing a small but fun project can keep you motivated while learning something new.  Practice your double crochets with this very quick and stylish headband!  In this longer, one-session class, we’ll aim to send you home with a completed project.
Materials Required: 100-150 yards of aran or bulky weight yarn; a US size H or I crochet hook; a yarn needle.
Homework: none.
Dates: Friday, October 24, 1:00-3:30pm
Saturday, November 8, 3:00-5:30pm

Artfully Simple Crochet Infinity Scarf
With Jen – $30 – one session, 1.5 hours
The perfect “next step” crochet project, the Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf features only chain, single and double crochet and a skein of fun worsted weight yarn.  You won’t believe how quickly you finish!
Materials Required: approximately 200-280 yards of worsted weight yarn, US size K crochet hook.
Homework: none.
Dates: Saturday, November 1, 3:30-5:00pm
Wednesday, November 12, 1:00-2:30pm

Intermediate Classes
Intermediate Classes: Dig in to some more involved techniques and projects.  Don’t be intimidated, though.  Choose a class that builds on skills you already know, and take your work to the next level!

Sock Knitting 101 – FCS Course
With Jen – Offered through the Falmouth Community School, classes held at Sage Yarn.  Please click through to the Falmouth Community School website for more information on this class.

Entrelac Knitting – FCS Course
With Jen – Offered through the Falmouth Community School, classes held at Sage Yarn. Please click through to the Falmouth Community School website for more information on this class.

Double Knitting
With Jen – $35 – one session, 2 hours
Double knitting creates a reversible fabric, commonly used for an extra-thick colorwork design.  In this class, we’ll cast on and practice knitting techniques that will have you on your way to speedy double knitting.
Materials Required: worsted weight wool in two contrasting colors; US size 8 needles.
Homework: none.
Dates: Saturday, October 4, 10:30am-12:30pm

Stranded Knitting – Pick a Hat!
A hat is the perfect project for giving stranded colorwork a try.  We will knit around in circles without worrying about double pointed needles, and concentrate on two-handed knitting.  Choose a hat from one of these popular patterns and the project supplies to match:
Peppermint Hat by Celeste Young, available via Interweave Knits Download
Rocky Peak Ridge Hat, by Celeste Young, available in print at Sage or via Ravelry Download
Flora by Margaux Hufnagel, available free via Ravelry Download
Materials Required: materials as required in your chosen pattern – all three patterns use DK/Sport weight yarn
Homework: Cast on and knit through the brim/edging portion of your hat, stopping just before you begin knitting with two colors in the same round.
Dates: Monday, November 3, 2-4pm
Thursday, November 6, 5:30-7:30pm

Chart Reading for Cables
With Jen – free for Norah Gaughan prep or $35 – 1 session, 2 hours
Set your knitting free!  Learning to use a chart to knit cables condenses your pattern from several pages of written abbreviations to one concise picture of your knitting.  A chart helps you keep track of where you are and prevent time-consuming mistakes.  Give it a try!  (If you’re thinking of taking a class with Norah Gaughan when she visits, you’ll want to review your chart reading skills.  This class is free if you sign up for one of her classes.)
Materials Required: bring light colored yarn in a light or medium weight and needles to match for swatching.
Homework: bring some patterns you love that feature cable charts
Sunday, November 2, 1:30-3:30pm
Saturday, November 15, 1:00-3:00pm

Christmas Stocking – Intarsia (picture-knitting)
With Jen – $45 – 2 sessions, 1.5 hours each
Does your Christmas stocking feature a large picture, like a Santa or Snowman?  This is the class for you!  We’ll go over how to follow a colorwork chart, switch colors without leaving holes and a few helpful finishing techniques.
Materials Required:  The yarn, needles and pattern you need for your chosen stocking; bobbins; scissors; a yarn needle; stitch markers.  Note: if you have purchased a kit, it is suggested that you do a gauge swatch to determine needle size, otherwise you may run out of yarn.
Homework: determine your needle size by knitting a swatch according to your pattern.  Then, cast on and knit any solid portion at the top of your stocking.  Stop when you reach the chart/picture knitting.
Saturdays, November 1 & 8, 10:30-12:00pm

Christmas Stocking – Fair Isle (stranded colorwork)
With Jen – $45 – 2 sessions, 1.5 hours each
Stocking patterns with smaller scale colorwork designs require stranded knitting techniques – knitting with two colors around the circle.  We’ll review these techniques and practice keeping an even tension throughout.
Materials Required: The yarn, needles and pattern you need for your chosen stocking; a stitch marker.  Note: if you have purchased a kit, it is suggested that you do a gauge swatch to determine needle size, otherwise you may run out of yarn.
Homework: determine your needle size by knitting a swatch according to your pattern.  Then cast on, and knit any solid portion at the top of your stocking (if there is any) before the stranded knitting portion begins.
Saturdays November 1 & 8, 1:00-2:30pm

Top-Down Baby Sweater
With Carol – $65 – 3 sessions, 1.5 hours each
Carol is absolutely in love with this top-down cardigan, fit for boys or girls.  Using a well-written pattern by Rachel Atkinson, you will learn how to increase, place stitches on hold, pick up stitches and decrease.  3 classes gets you a finished sweater!
Materials: a purchased copy of POP! Baby Cardigan by Rachel Atkinson, available via Ravelry in-store purchase; 220-488 yards of DK weight yarn, depending on your size requirements; US size 6, 24” circular needles or size required to achieve a gauge of 22 sts = 4” in stockinette stitch.
Homework: determine your needle size by knitting a swatch.
Dates: Fridays, November 7, 14 & 21, 10:30am-12:00pm

Felted Clogs
With Jen – $65 – 3 sessions, 1.5 hours each
We LOVE running this class!  This classic pattern from Fiber Trends walks you through some genius shaping to create a tailored felted clog that’s as sturdy as any slipper you could buy.  Learn simple short row shaping and use a 3-needle join to construct the sole.
Materials Required: a purchased copy of Felted Clogs pattern from Fiber Trends, available in print at Sage Yarn or via download from Fiber Trends; worsted weight yarn in amounts required for your size (adult’s and children’s sizes available); US size 13, 16” circular needles.
Homework: none.
Fridays, November 7, 14 & 21, 4:30-6pm

Cabled Fingerless Gloves – Crochet
With Jen – $35 – one session, 2 hours
Crocheters can cable, too!  Give it a try, using this sturdy and stylish fingerless glove as a guide.
Materials Required: 200 yards of worsted weight yarn; a US size G crochet hook; a locking stitch marker or safety pin.
Homework: none.
Date: Sunday, November 23, 10:30-12:30

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