JOIN US for a weekend of workshops with designer and teacher Celeste Young – March 9 & 10! 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 03/13/2013*
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
Why don’t we start a spinning circle? 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 help with a technique, such as seaming, kitchener stitch, short rows, etc. please call to schedule a short class. $10/hr, $10 minimum
Getting Started – absolute beginner classes
With Jen – 2 sessions – 1.5 hours each, $30
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
Dates: Thursdays, March 7 & 14, 1:30-3pm
The Art of Crocheting, an introductory class
With Jane – 4 sessions – 1.5 hours each – $60
Learn the art of crocheting. Crocheting has made a recent ‘comeback’ to the yarn world. Using colorful cotton yarns, you will learn crochet stitches, techniques, current trends, and reading of patterns. We’ll be making ‘dishcloths’ of different stitches and colors. Crocheting is faster than knitting with a charmingly feminine appeal. You’ll be inspired to create!
Supplies: 3 skeins of cotton yarn, DK weight [3 colors, 100 yds each]; size H hook; tapestry needle
This class is taught right handed.
Tuesdays March 12, 19, April 2, 9 – 10:30-12:00
Tuesdays April 16, 23, May 7, 14 – 10:30-12:00
Focus on Technique
Prerequisites for knitting project and technique classes include: cast on, knit, purl, bind off
Prerequisites for crochet project and technique classes include: chain, single crochet, double crochet
Knit and/or Crochet Refresher
With Jane – 1 session, 2 hours, $20
Do you knit a bit but need a few tips and tricks? Did you start crocheting a year or two ago and haven’t picked it up in a while? Sit down for a refresher with Jane! Bring whatever you are working on or pick out a new project.
Materials Required: Supplies needed to work on your project
Dates: Saturday, March 2, 10am-12pm
Magic Looping! – Knit
With Jen – 1 session, 2 hours, $20
Get comfortable with magic loop! Choose your pattern (or work a swatch) and get started with the technique that sets you free from double pointed needles.
Pattern Suggestions: Bella’s Mittens, Basic Hat, Heavyweight Sock
Materials Required: Your pattern of choice, yarn and needle in a size to match – 32” or 40” long circular needle
Date: Saturday, April 6th, 1-3pm
Crocheted Edge – finishing for your knitting
With Jane – one session – 2.5 hours – $25
So you’ve created a beautifully knitted garment, yet the edges are not as ‘finished’ as you would like. Crocheting over the edges creates a polished and lovely finish to your projects. No knowledge of crochet needed, only the desire to ‘step up’ your finished work.
Supplies: about 150 yards total worsted weight yarn [2 colors - 1 for swatch, 1 for crochet edge]; US size I hook; tapestry needle
Homework: two 8” x 10” swatches on size 8 needles in stockinette stitch of 1 of the colors chosen [reserve 2nd color for crocheting]
Date: Saturday, April 27 – 10:00-12:30
Preparing Fiber for Spinning or Felting
With Betsy – 2 sessions, 1.5 hours each, $30
Would you like to learn to process fiber to create your own batts, rovings and combed fibers for spinning or felting? Join us for these two sessions as we explore the satisfying activity of carding and combing fibers. Tools and fiber will be provided but please bring your own hand cards, hand combs or even dog slicker brushes if you have them. Your own fiber is welcome too.
Supplies Needed: hand cards, combs, slicker brushes or any other equipment you have and would like to explore; spindle or wheel optional for trying out your fiber
Materials Fee (if needed): $3
Dates: Wednesdays, Feb. 13 and 27th 3:00-4:30 with Betsy
Sundays, Feb. 24th and March 10th 1:00-2:30 with Betsy
Project Perfection – work on technique while completing a project
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 Hat – Slouchy Hat
With Carol – 2 sessions – 1.5 hours each – $30
Get started knitting in the round with this fashionable hat. Pick out a wooly yarn for a warm hat or a cotton yarn for a spring cover-up! You need to know how to cast on, knit and purl for this class, but Carol will teach you everything else.
Supplies Needed: approx. 200 yards of worsted/medium weight yarn, one US size 5, 16” circular needle, one US size 7, 16” circular needle, one set of US size 7 double pointed needles. Pattern is available for download on Ravelry here, but will also be provided in class.
Dates: Fridays, March 15 & 22, 3:30-5pm
Entrelac Scarf – Knit
With Jen – 2 sessions, 1.5 hours each, $30
Entrelac is a method of knitting a fabric that results in a woven or basketweave look and takes advantage of the wonderful striping effects of yarns like Mochi+, Gina and Casablanca. It is knit in small rectangular sections that change direction as you go, but it LOOKS a lot harder than it really IS. Give it a try!
Materials Required: approximately 300 yards of worsted weight yarn, US size 8 needles, pattern is available here – please print a copy at home.
Dates: Fridays, February 15 & 22, 3:30 -5pm
Top-Down Sweater – Knit
With Jen – 3 sessions – 2 hours each, $60
In this class we will cover the techniques necessary for following a sweater pattern from the neck down to the hem. With this project there is no seaming required! This is an advanced beginner to intermediate class – know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off and we will learn about the construction of the sweater. You can work on EITHER and adult pattern or baby/child’s pattern. Click here for a blog post on my top-down WIP.
Homework: Knit a gauge swatch as instructed in this blog post, to determine the correct needle size for you to knit your pattern. We will begin class with casting on for your project!
Materials Required: Choose a pattern from the Knitting Pure and Simple library of pattern leaflets. We have a variety available at the store or you can purchase one for download here. Please choose either a cardigan or pullover. Use the yarn and needles called for in your pattern (be sure to do your gauge swatch!).
Dates: Wednesdays, March 27, April 10 & 24, 1-3pm
Lace Knitting – Triangle Shawl
With Jen – 3 sessions – 1.5 hours each – $45
In this class we will learn a garter tab cast-on, lace knitting techniques, chart reading techniques and a stretchy bind off. In order to find fast success we will be knitting on sport/dk or worsted weight yarn. This is an intermediate knitting class – know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase and decrease. Choose one of Evelyn Clark’s wonderful and simple lace triangles available in print through Fiber Trends – either the Leaf Lace Shawl or Flower Basket Shawl.
Materials Required: your chosen pattern; either sport or DK weight yarn as called for in the pattern; either US size 8 (for sport) or 10 (for DK), 24” or 32” long circular needles; stitch markers.
Dates: Thursdays, April 4, 11 & 25, 4:30-6pm
Great American Aran Afghan Knitalong – 2 hours, once a month, FREE
This particular aran afghan has been a knitalong at Sage for 3 years now! Jump in with your needles and yarn and we’ll be there with you, exploring every cable.
Supplies: Worsted weight yarn, US size 8 knitting needles, or size required to achieve gauge, a copy of The Great American Aran Aghan published by XRX
Dates: Sundays, 11am-1pm