JOIN US for a weekend of workshops with designer and teacher Celeste Young – November 16 & 17 - CLICK HERE for the full class descriptions and to sign up (you won’t want to miss it)!
Because space is limited, you must reserve your spot by signing up and paying the class fee. Call us to sign up! 508-457-9513
Classes and Workshops *updated 09/26/2013*
We will be adding classes, workshops and events as the season progresses. Please sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date announcements.
Classes require a minimum of 2 people to run or they will be cancelled (so sign up with a friend!). Your non-refundable class fee must be paid at least 24 hours prior to the date of your class in order to reserve your spot. In the case of a teacher cancellation or inclement weather, we will reschedule the class so you won’t miss it! Credit cards welcome – 508-457-9513
Hang out with your project and some new friends. Monday afternoons 2-4pm, Tuesday evenings, 5:30-7:30, FREE
Spin with friends! Wheels & spindles, beginners to advanced. First Sunday of the month, 1-3pm, FREE
Please feel free to drop in any time with anything that needs some quick FREE help – decoding an instruction, “am I doing this right?”, a dropped stitch, etc.
If you need more than a quick fix, stop by for a scheduled drop-in help session. We’ve dedicated Tuesday mornings, from 10:00-11:30am to helping you with your project. $12.50 per session or purchase a punch card of 4 for $40 (that’s 20% off!). If you prefer a private lesson, give us a call or an email to schedule – 508-457-9513, email@example.com
Learn to Knit or Crochet
With Jane – one session – $25
Minimum of 2 students to run, so sign up with a friend!
In this class, you will start from scratch. Whether you are an absolute beginner or you need a good refresher class, this is the class for you!
For crochet: US size H or I hook; one ball of worsted (medium) weight yarn in a light color
For knit: US size 8 needles; one ball of worsted (medium) weight yarn in a light color
Thursday, Sept. 12, 1:15pm-3:15pm
Thursday, Sept. 19, 1:15pm-3:15pm
Thursday, Sept. 26, 1:15pm-3:15pm
Thursday, Oct. 3, 1:15pm-3:15pm
Thursday, Oct. 10, 1:15pm-3:15pm
Thursday, Oct. 17, 1:15pm-3:15pm
Thursday, Oct. 24, 1:15pm-3:15pm
My First Cowl
With Jen – 1 session – $20
Get started knitting in the round with no stress at all! We will cast on and knit around in circles to make a cowl scarf in one of a variety of stitch patterns.
Supplies Needed: 100-200 yards of your favorite chunky or worsted weight yarn; US size 8, 16” circular needle for worsted weight yarn OR US size 11, 16” circular needle for chunky weight yarn; one stitch marker.
Sunday, September 8, 1:30-3:00pm
Friday, October 4, 3:30-5:00pm
Prerequisites for knitting project classes include: cast on, knit, purl, bind off
Prerequisites for crochet project classes include: chain, single crochet, double crochet.
My First Mitten
With Carol – 3 sessions – $45
Get started knitting in the round, knit a thumb and embellish this simple mitten. This is a wonderful, small project for trying something new and soon you’ll have a stack of mittens for shoveling snow this winter!
Supplies Needed: approx 200 yards of worsted weight yarn; US size 8 double pointed knitting needles; a copy of Ann Norling Pattern #8, basic mitten on 4 needles
Sundays, October 6, 13 and 20, 1:30-3:00pm
Cabled Scarf/Beginning Knit Cables
With Carol – 1 session – $20
Cables look much more complex than they really are! Join Carol for a cable clinic and get started on this wonderful chunky scarf in the process. Pretty soon, you’ll be churning out Aran sweaters.
Supplies Needed: approx 200 yards of chunky weight yarn; US size 10.5 needles; pattern provided in class.
Friday, September 20, 4:00-5:30pm, or
Friday, October 11, 4:00-5:30pm
My First Sock-Knit
With Jen – 2 sessions – $40
Socks have a reputation for being complicated but they are actually a very simple, fun and portable project! We’ll go over all of the skills you need to complete your very first pair of socks in this complete sock class. We will be making a heavier boot sock in order to complete a sock during class.
Supplies Needed: approx. 200 yards of worsted weight yarn; US size 6 double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge; a copy of Knitting Pure and Simple Pattern #9728
Homework: do your gauge swatch to determine your correct needle size and knit the cuff of your sock.
Saturdays, September 21 and October 5, 10:00am-12:00pm
Shawlette – Crochet
With Jane – 3 sessions – $45
This lightweight triangular shawl features a simple mesh lace with a lovely patterned border. This is an advanced beginner class – know how to chain, single crochet and double crochet – you will learn crochet lace basics and reading a charted crochet pattern.
Supplies Needed: A purchased copy of Over the Willamette by Jenn Wolfe Kaiser, available as a Ravelry Dowload; a skein of fingerging/sock weight yarn, approx 420 yards; a size E crochet hook; a locking stitch marker or safety pin.
Homework: Work your gauge swatch to determine your hook size
Saturdays- October 12, October 26
and November 9, 10-11:30am
Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket – Crochet
With Jen – 2 sessions – $40
This ripple blanket is crocheted in the round to create a 12-pointed star. Whether you use pastels, rainbow or gradients, this blanket will be a classic addition to your crochet repertoire!
Supplies Needed: Worsted weight yarn in a color combination you love (check pattern for breakdown of baby blanket size colors); US G or H crochet hook; a copy of Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket, by Celeste Young Designs, pattern provided in class or you can download it free via Ravelry here.
Saturdays, September 21 and October 5, 1:00-3:00pm
With Carol – 2 sessions – $30
This wonderful introduction to short-rows currently has over 8,000 project entries on Ravelry! Use a self-striping yarn for this multicolored look.
Supplies Needed: A purchased copy of Wingspan by Maylin Tri’Coterie Designs on Ravelry; approx. 361-465 yards of fingering weight yarn; US size 4 circular needle in a length 24” or larger; You can adjust the pattern to use a different weight of yarn if you like, but be sure to bring a needle size appropriate for your yarn.
Thursdays – September 19 and September 26, 4-5:30pm
Bulky Button Hat
With Jen – 1 session – $20
Check out this hat! We have made several versions of this hat and everyone loves it. We will walk you though this super bulky hat from beginning to end and you’ll wear your hat home!
Supplies Needed: approx 63 yards of super bulky yarn; US size 15 circular needle; a stitch marker; pattern provided in class.
Thursday, October 3, 4:00-6:00pm or
Saturday, October 26, 1:00-3:00pm
Peppermint Hat/Beginning Stranded Knitting – 2 sessions
With Jen – 2 sessions – $30
This simple but lovely hat features an easy colorwork pattern that will introduce you to stranded knitting with confidence. Choose your size – baby, child or adult – and your two favorite colors.
Supplies Needed: Sport weight yarn, 1 ball of each color; US size 4, 16” circular or double pointed needles for the ribbing; US size 6 16” circular needle for the body; US size 6 double pointed needles for the decreasing at the top; one stitch marker; a purchased copy of Peppermint Hat available in Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts Special Issue 2012 or via the Interweave Store pdf download.
Homework: Work your gauge swatch, cast on and knit the ribbing of the hat. We will concentrate on colorwork techniques during class.
Thursdays, October 24 and 31, 4:30-6:00pm
Finishing Technique Intensive
With Jen – 1 session – $25
Using swatches, we will practice seaming in several situations and weaving in ends. You will learn many tips and tricks that will carry over into your larger projects, such as sweaters and afghan squares.
Supplies Needed: Scrap yarn in a contrasting color to your swatches; a yarn needle; scissors.
Homework: Using light colored worsted weight yarn, knit 4 swatches 20 stitches wide by 4 inches long.
Sunday, September 22, 1:00-3:30pm or Sunday, October, 27, 1:00-3:30pm
Great American Aran Afghan Knitalong
With Jen – 1 session a month – free
Work on your squares with friends! We have been running this knitalong forever, now. Some have completed their blanket, others (like me) are making very slow, but sure, progress towards a goal. Join us for the knitting fun!
Supplies Needed: A copy of Great American Aran Afghan, available here at the shop; yarn and needles required to work on your squares.
Sunday, September 8, 11:00am-1:00pm
Sunday, October, 6, 11:00am-1:00pm