Sock Workshop | Top-Down Socks - register online!
Tuesdays: July 14 (6-7:30PM), July 21 (6-8PM) & July 28 (6-7:30PM) $45 class fee (3 sessions) + supplies
Socks are the ideal knitting project – they’re lightweight, portable and take up very little space. For our workshop, we’ve chosen a straight-forward classic sock pattern that is sure to become your ‘go-to’ sock in the future. In class you’ll learn… slip-stitch pattern for the heel flap, short-row heel turning, picking up stitches, gusset & toe shaping, and Kitchener stitch for closing the toe. Once you understand the basics of sock anatomy and construction, you’ll be able to successfully launch your own adventures in sock knitting!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Long-tail or cable cast on, Knitting in the round on DPNs, Knit & purl, Basic decreases, Pattern reading
Sock Workshop | Custom Toe-Ups: Two-at-a-time - register online!
Tuesdays: Aug 4 & 25 (6-8:30PM) $45 class fee (2 sessions) + supplies
Learn the joy of knitting customized toe-up socks two-at-a-time with Custom Toe Up Socks by Jennifer Donze – a fellow Wisconsinite. In class you’ll learn… Judy’s Magic Cast On, toe-up sock construction, knitting 2 socks at the same time, increase shaping options, working short rows with wraps, plus we’ll explore adding patterning to your custom socks and more! Discover the benefits of knitting custom socks from the toe up and knitting both at the SAME time!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Successfully knit at least one pair of socks, Knit & purl, Increasing & decreasing, Pattern reading, Magic Loop or 2-Circular Method
Holiday Inspiration | Striped Stocking - register online!
Saturdays: Aug 8 & 29 (10AM-Noon) $35 class fee (2 sessions) + supplies
Get ready for the holidays with a fun striped stocking – it’s months away, but if you start now, you’ll have time to make a set for the family! In class you’ll learn… jogless jog, carrying yarn while striping, afterthought heel, kitchener stitch, and i-cord. We’ll also discuss how to best block your project and other tips to make your stocking look its best – after all, everyone in the family will need one and they’re sure to become heirlooms!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cable cast on, Decreasing, Knitting in the round on double-pointed and circular needles, Pattern reading
Beginning Sweater Workshop | Central Park Hoodie - register online!
Saturdays: Jul 25, Aug 22, Sept 19, Oct 17 & Nov 7 (10-Noon)
$75 class fee (5 sessions) + supplies
A classic cabled sweater is a timeless piece that appeals to novice and advanced knitters alike. Our workshop will walk you through each step of knitting your very own Central Park Hoodie, keep you on schedule and add new skills to your knitting toolkit! In class you’ll learn… how to approach sweater knitting, basic sweater construction, cables, shaping, seaming, how to pick up stitches and more – we’ll even help you “get” gauge before casting on. No matter your skill level, there’s something in our workshop for every knitter!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit & purl, Increasing & decreasing, Bind off, Pattern reading
CustomFit Workshop | Your NEXT CustomFit Sweater - register online!
Tuesdays: Aug 11, Sept 8, Oct 6 & Oct 27 (6-8PM) $70 class fee (4 sessions) + supplies
So, you’ve knit a basic CustomFit sweater – what’s next? In our workshop, choose from CustomFit’s library of built-in sweater designs to explore texture, lace, pockets, and other details for a classic sweater with a little something special. In class… we’ll review the steps to create your CustomFit sweater – pattern reading, sweater construction, seaming, setting in sleeves, picking up stitches – and we’ll also discuss swapping out shaping, options for working shaping with stitch patterning and more. No matter which sweater you select, it will be based on YOUR measurements and YOUR gauge – truly a sweater just for YOU without any sweater math or modifications!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Successful completion of 1 CustomFit Sweater – Cast on, Knit & purl, Increasing & Decreasing, Bind off, Pattern reading
Curious about CustomFit? Visit our CustomFit page for information!
NEW Learn to Knit with a NEW format is coming soon!
Learn to Knit | Wheat Scarf
Private lessons available by appointment. $45 class fee w/kit + yarn
Whether you want to try something new or just want to build knitting confidence, our class will have you on your way to knitting success with the beautifully basic Wheat scarf from Tin Can Knits! In class you’ll learn… cast on, knit, purl, bind off and how to read a knitting pattern. We’ll also cover basic knitting materials and discuss options for your next project. This is where your knitting adventure begins!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Willingness to learn & have fun!
Knitting in the Round | Fingerless Mitts
Private lessons available by appointment. $25 class fee + supplies
Take your knitting to the next level and discover the joy of knitting in the round while working on fun fingerless mitts! In class you’ll learn… casting on and knitting in the round with double-pointed needles, joining without twisting and we’ll also discuss how to knit in the round using circular needles. If you haven’t tried circular knitting yet, this class is a must!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Long-tail cast on, Knit & purl, Basic decreases, Bind off, Pattern reading
Fair Isle | Clayoquot Toque
NEW session coming soon!
Stranded knitting creates a design that looks complicated, but with a little practice, it’s actually very simple. In class you’ll learn… to read color charts, how to knit with more than one color at the same time, correct tension to avoid ‘puckering’, and the theory of color dominance. Tin Can Knits Clayoquot Touque is a modern fair-isle hat with plenty of stranding practice and a great ‘blank canvas’ for testing color combinations!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit & purl, Increasing & decreasing, Pattern reading, Knitting in the round circular needles, Knitting in the round on DPNs or magic loop
Private Lessons | An appointment with an instructor
Did a class run, but it didn’t work with your schedule? Do you want to learn a technique that isn’t on our class schedule or do you have a specific project that you need help with? Do you have a group of friends that want to take a class together? In addition to our regular class schedule we offer private lessons for the topic of your choice with dedicated one-on-one or group knitting instruction. Contact us at the shop for details on scheduling..
One Student: $15 for ½ hour or $25/hour. Each additional student: $10/hour.
Please review our Class Policies when registering for a class.