Classes

Summer Classes NOW Available | Register Today!

If you are interested in signing up for a class, you can register at the shop or by phone with a credit card – your seat in class is reserved with full payment.

We look forward to seeing you in class!

Class full? Contact us and we’ll add you to the waitlist for your requested class.

 

 

SC-wheat-01Learn to Knit | Wheat Scarf 

Tuesdays: Sept 23 & 30 (6-8 PM) $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!

 

 

TatrasFingerlessMitts-7_960x1281Tatras Mitts in Extra | Cables, Thumbs & More! 

Saturdays: Aug 2 & Aug 23 (10AM-Noon) $35 class fee (2 sessions) + supplies

These long, lovely mitts are the perfect mix of upscale elegance and downhome practicality – unconventional cables create a ladder effect from the fingertips to the elbow with an extra touch of texture provided by the lush hand and hearty twist inherent in Blue Sky Alpacas Extra. In class, you’ll learn… how to read a chart, cabling without a cable needle, tidy thumbs, and more! One pair of mitts uses just one skein of Extra and with 14 colors available, there’s sure to be a color for everyone!

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on & bind off, Knit & purl, Increase & decrease, Knitting in the round on DPNs or Magic Loop, and Pattern reading

 

 

 

ClimbSock Workshop | Climb: Toe-Up Two-at-a-Time NEW Session!

Tuesdays: Aug 19 & Sept 9 (6-8:30 PM) $40 class fee (2 sessions) + supplies

Learn the joy of knitting toe-up socks two-at-a-time with Climb by Jane Richmond: “Simple socks knit from the toe up and inspired by classic work socks.” In class you’ll learn… the basics of knitting 2 socks at the same time, the Turkish Cast On for two-at-a-time, toe-up sock construction, sewn bind-off, tips for great toe-up socks and the two-at-a-time method, and we’ll also cover how to cast on two-at-a-time tubes. Discover the benefits of knitting two socks at the SAME time!

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Successfully knit at least one pair of socks, Knit & purl, Basic increases & decreases, Pattern reading, and Magic Loop

 

 

leafletSweater Workshop | Leaflet 

Both sessions of this class are full and in progress - contact us to be added to the waitlist.

Tuesdays: May 20 (6-8 PM) June 3 (6-8:30 PM) & June 24 (6-7:30 PM)
OR
Thursdays: June 5 (6-8 PM) June 19 (6-8:30 PM) & July 10 (6-7:30 PM)
$45 class fee (3 sessions) + supplies

Leaflet is a simple open-front, short-sleeved cardigan featuring a beautiful lace leaf motif on the back for stitching fun and something special on the finished sweater. In class you’ll learn… raglan yoke basics, separating sleeves, waist shaping, working the sleeves, picking up stitches, and more with plenty of tips to make your sweater look its best. Leaflet is a quick knit and perfect for warmer weather in Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton or Spud & Chloë Sweater and you’re sure to find the perfect color for your very own Leaflet!
Skills needed: Long-tail cast on, Knit & purl, Basic increases & decreases, Knitting in the round on DPNs, Basic lace, Bind off, Pattern & chart reading

 

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Workshops, classes, and more… 

Sweater Workshop | First CustomFit Sweater 

Saturdays: Jul 19, Aug 16, Sept 13, Oct 11 and Oct 25 (10 AM-Noon) $85 class fee (5 sessions & includes pattern) + supplies

A CustomFit sweater to fit YOUR measurements based on YOUR gauge and designed by YOU – choose a cardigan or pullover, neckline, sleeve length, collar, etc… Our workshop will walk you through knitting your sweater, keep you on schedule, and is sure to add new skills to your knitting toolkit. In class you’ll learn… how to approach sweater knitting, basic sweater construction, shaping, seaming, how to pick up stitches and more. Whether you’re a first time sweater knitter or looking to refine your sweater skills, there’s something in this CustomFit workshop for everyone!

Skills needed to be successful in this class: No previous sweater experience necessary. Long-tail cast on, Knit & purl, Basic increases & decreases, Bind off, Pattern reading

Sweater Workshop | CustomFit Tank: Nantasket

Tuesdays: Jul 22 (6-8PM), Aug 12 (6-8PM) and Sept 16 (6-8:30PM) $65 class fee (3 session & includes pattern) + supplies

Nantasket is an easy, breezy, choose-your-own adventure tank – either a v-neck cardigan or a scoop-neck pullover – with your CustomFit pattern based on YOUR measurements and YOUR gauge. In class you’ll learn… how to read a CustomFit pattern, sweater shaping, seaming, and finishing tips including adding Nantasket’s i-cord sleeve edging. The simple lace trim of Nantasket as a sleeveless cardigan or pullover, in the yarn of your choice, gives you options for a sweater that’s perfectly you!

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Previously successfully knit at least one sweater with seaming. Long-tail cast on, Knit & purl, Basic increases & decreases, Basic lace with charts, Mattress stitch, Bind off and Pattern reading

 

A Note on our CustomFit Sweater Workshops…
If you need to be measured and are registering for a CustomFit Sweater Workshop… the measuring fee is $10 (regular $20) to set up LYS CustomFit account (this only has to be done once) or you may choose to apply a $10 credit to one of our CustomFit intro classes that include measuring, swatching and more information on CustomFit.

 

CustomFit | Designing YOUR Sweater 

Tuesdays: Jul 8 & 15 (6-8PM)$45 class fee (includes pattern) + supplies | Also available as two 45-minute one-on-one consults – $50 with pattern |

Create your own CustomFit sweater using YOUR measurements in YOUR gauge and YOUR design elements – truly a sweater just for YOU! In class, you’ll create your own CustomFit sweater with… professional body measurements, swatching, choosing your sweater design element and how to read a CustomFit pattern. We’ll enter all of the numbers for you (including your gauge swatch), so once you’ve selected your yarn and sweater options, all you have to do is cast on and knit!

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Previous sweater knitting experience or registration in a project based CustomFit class. Basic knitting skills including cast on, knit & purl, bind off and pattern reading.

CustomFit | Knit Lab 

Tuesdays: Aug 5 (6-7:30PM) OR Sept 2 (6-7:30PM) $15 class fee/session (4 seat maximum)

Are you working on a CustomFit sweater and have questions, need a refresher or want help on some of the finer points of sweater knitting (seaming, picking up stitches…), but you don’t need dedicated one-on-one instruction? Join us in our CustomFit Knit Lab and we’ll provide help as you need it. Our small informal group setting is perfect for what you just don’t quite ‘get’.

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Basic knitting skills – if this is your first sweater or need one-on-one help with a CustomFit sweater, try our First CustomFit Sweater class or contact us to schedule a Private Lesson.

CustomFit | Open Knitting 

Saturdays: Jul 26 (10-Noon) or Aug 30 (10-Noon) $5 seat reservation fee (limited seating available – reserve early!)

Are you working on a CustomFit sweater and want some dedicated knitting time? Come to one of our CustomFit Open Knitting sessions to socialize and work on your CustomFit sweater in the relaxing atmosphere of the shop. Plus, when you attend your reserved CustomFit Open Knitting, you’ll receive a $5 shop credit. Visit the shop to register!

CustomFit | Measuring Appointment

Contact the shop to schedule $20 consult fee

Do you just want to be measured for a CustomFit account? We can do that! But… if you’re looking for more than just measurements, we have a 2-hour Getting Started class and a 45-minute Getting Started one-on-one consult.

CustomFit | Getting Started

Contact the shop to schedule $25 consult fee (45-minute one-on-one)

If you’re an experienced sweater knitter wanting to get on the fast track to your first CustomFit sweater, this class is for you! In our 2 hour class, we’ll get you started with everything CustomFit needs to create your first pattern… professional body measurements (taken in private and only need to be done once), fabric swatching overview, and sweater design options.

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Successful completion of sweaters.

 

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Private Lessons | An appointment with an instructor

Did a class run, but it didn’t work with your schedule or the class was full? Do you want to learn a technique that isn’t on our class schedule or do you have a specific project in mind? 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.

 

 

Class Registration:

Contact us at the store for class seating availability.

In-store registration is preferable. If you are interested in signing up for a class, you can register at the shop or by phone with a credit card – your seat in class is reserved with full payment.

Our waitlist option:

We do have a waitlist for each class, so if you’re interested in a class that has filled, please contact us with your name and email and we’ll add you to the waitlist for that class – when we receive enough requests, we will run another class and you’ll have the opportunity to register in advance.

Firefly Fibers Class Policy Statement

We have small class sizes to ensure personal attention and the best possible learning experience.

Class starts on time – please arrive a few minutes early to get settled and organize your supplies.

Class fees are for instruction. Supplies are in addition to class fees, unless specified in class description.

All brand specific items must be purchased at Firefly Fibers for the class you are taking (not a prior purchase).

Firefly Fibers may cancel or reschedule classes if class minimums are not met, register early.

All classes are condsidered adult classes – other requests will be handled by the shop on a case-by-case basis.

In the case of inclement weather… Firefly Fibers bases class cancellations on the National Weather Service weather and travel warnings – the shop will contact you by phone to notify you of the cancellation. Classes cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled. If you have questions on the status of your class, please call us at the shop.