| Class Schedule |

If you want to enroll in a class, you can register at the shop, online or by phone – your seat in class is reserved with full payment. 

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

We look forward to seeing you in class!


Knitting Essentials | Learn to Knit - online registration closed

Tuesdays: Jan 5 & 12 (6-7:30PM) $55 class fee (2 sessions) – class fee includes Churchmouse Yarns & Teas Learn-to-Knit Companion, practice yarn, and needles.

Whether you want to try something new or just want to build knitting confidence, our Learn to Knit class will have you on your way to knitting success. In class you’ll learn… cast on, knit, purl and bind off and we’ll provide inspiration for your first project so you can practice your new knitting skills. This is where your knitting adventure begins!

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Willingness to learn & desire to have fun!

 

Knitting Essentials | Knitting in the Round - register online

Tuesday: Mar 1 (6-8PM) $20 class fee (1 lesson) + supplies

Take your knitting to the next level and discover the joy of knitting in the round while working on the Ribbed Handwarmers by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas! 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 so you can knit a matching ribbed beanie. If you haven’t tried circular knitting yet, this class is a must!

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit & purl, Basic decreases, Bind off, Pattern reading

 

Knitting Essentials | Fix it! - register online

Saturday: Feb 6 (10AM-12:30PM) $25 class fee (1 session) + supplies

Knitting mistakes happen – and they happen to everyone – but you can take charge of your knitting by learning how to identify and fix the “oops-es”. In class you’ll learn… 3 methods for fixing mistakes, how to identify a variety of common mistakes & which correction method to use, how to avoid making mistakes, and we’ll also discuss your personal knitting philosophy so you can better decide what you can & can’t live with. Our hands-on class is sure to boost your knitting confidence! 

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit & purl, Basic increases & decreases, Bind off, and Pattern reading 

 

Knitting Essentials | Got Gauge? - register online

Saturday: Feb 27 (10AM-Noon) $20 class fee (1 session) + supplies
Did you know fiber content can affect gauge? What about the brand or type of needle? Or even the color of the yarn? With all the variables, ‘getting gauge’ is often easier said than done.  In class you’ll learn… what gauge is, the basics of yarn weights, why to swatch, how to knit and read a swatch, and how to adjust when you don’t get gauge. Taking the time to swatch can actually save time in the end and your projects will be more successful because of this simple step. 

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit & Purl, and Bind off

 

 Fair Isle Colorwork | Clayoquot Toque - sorry, class is full.

Saturday: Jan 30 (10AM-12:30PM) $25 class fee (1 lesson) + supplies

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 Toque 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

 

Intermediate Colorwork | Passerine Hat - sorry, class is full.

Contact us to be put on the waitlist for future sessions - if we receive enough requests, we may schedule another class.

Tuesday: Feb 16 (6-8:30PM) $25 class fee (1 session) + supplies

Fair-Isle, Stranding, Colorwork, Two-Color Knitting… call it what you will, it’s a lot of fun to create colorful designs in knitted fabric! But… once you advance to longer stretches of carrying a color (like in the Passerine Hat), you have to tack these floats down, and trapping can sometimes leave a bit of the other color showing through or a pucker in the fabric – how do you avoid this? In class, you’ll learn… Invisible Stranding to avoid puckers and colors peeking through, how to adapt this technique to this and other colorwork projects, and tips for success. Say “hello” to beautiful colorwork!

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Long-tail cast on, Knit & purl, Basic 2-color knitting/stranding, Basic increases & decreases, Pattern & chart reading, Knitting in the round on double-pointed and circular needles

 

Sock Workshop | Toe-Up Socks - register online

Tuesdays: Mar 8 & Mar 22 (6-8PM) $35 class fee (2 lessons) + supplies

"We love knitting socks from the toe up - it lets you use every last inch of yarn! Knitting the heels in afterwards lets you use self-striping yarns without breaking up the pattern. Plus the heels and toes are easy to replace when they wear out - which they will, because they'll be your favorites!" ~Churchmouse Yarns & Teas  

In class you’ll learn… toe-up cast on, optional 2-circular method of knitting in the round, inserting and working an afterthought heel, avoiding gaps at the heel corners and more! Once you get started knitting these toe-up socks, you're sure to always have a pair on your needles because they're so simple to knit!

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Long-tail cast on, Knitting in the round on DPNs, Knit & purl, Basic increases & decreases, Pattern reading

 

Sweater Workshop | O W L S - sorry, online registration is closed.

Tuesdays: Jan 19, Feb 9 and 23 (6-8PM) $55 class fee (3 sessions) + supplies

The O W L S sweater boasts a whimsical stitch pattern and a great fit! Knit in a bulky yarn, it’s a quick knit and you’ll finish your sweater with plenty of time to enjoy wearing it this winter! In class you’ll learn… construction of a seamless yoked sweater knit from the bottom up, shaping techniques for a great fit and plenty of help with the technical aspects of this sweater. The O W L S sweater is one of our shop favorites and it will soon be one of yours, too!

Skills needed to be successful in this class:  Long-tail cast on, Knit & purl, Basic increases & decreases, Cables, Bind off, Knitting in the round on double-pointed and circular needles, and Pattern & chart reading

 

Sweater Workshop | CustomFit Sweater -

Sorry, online registration is closed, but seats may be available. Please visit or contact the shop to register through Thursday, Jan 7th.

Saturdays: Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar 12 and April 2 (12:30-2:30PM) - NEW Session!!! 

$75 class fee (includes 4 sessions, measuring appointment and CustomFit pattern) + supplies.

Fall in love with sweater knitting! Join us in class and knit a beautiful sweater based on YOUR yarn, YOUR gauge, YOUR measurements, and the sweater design of YOUR choice! In class, you’ll learn… how to approach sweater knitting, sweater construction, shaping options, blocking, seaming, setting in sleeves, picking up stitches and more! Whether you’re a first time sweater knitter, or looking to refine your sweater skills, there’s something in this workshop (and the CustomFit Sweater Library) for everyone!  

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit & purl, Increasing & Decreasing, Bind off, Pattern reading.

Curious about CustomFit? Visit our CustomFit page for information!

 

Sweater Lab | Winter 2016 - sorry, class is full...

Contact us to be put on the waitlist for future sessions - if we receive enough requests, we may schedule another class.

Thursdays: Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 3 & Mar 31 (6-8PM) $45 class fee (4 sessions) + supplies

Do you love knitting sweaters? We do! Do you find it challenging to stay on task or need help here and there? We understand. Say hello to Sweater Lab – an open format sweater “class” where you choose your sweater and we’ll help keep you on task (we’ll set a schedule at our first session. Our Winter Lab includes 4 sessions where we’ll be available to answer questions, provide help, cheer you along, and we’re sure to discuss all sorts of sweater-ly things – shaping, seaming, structure, styles, yarn, patterns, modifications, and more! Our goal is simple… to do what we can to help you complete a sweater when our last session wraps up and to have fun along the way!

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

 

CustomFit | Getting Started

Contact the shop to schedule an appointment. Currently available as two private consults – $45 w/pattern + supplies

Create your own CustomFit sweater using YOUR measurements, YOUR gauge, and YOUR design elements – truly a sweater just for YOU without any sweater math or modifications! It starts with professional body measurements (we only have to take these once) and swatching with a yarn you love (really, it’s fun) and then you select a built-in CustomFit design or create your own from scratch (there are a lot of choices). Once you’ve selected your yarn and sweater options, we’ll walk you through each step of the process from successful swatching to reading through your CustomFit pattern, so you can just cast on and knit a sweater that’s perfectly YOU!

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Previous sweater knitting experience is necessary. If you’ve never knit a sweater, or want to brush up on your sweater knitting skills, try our CustomFit Sweater Workshop where we cover all the techniques needed to successfully complete your CustomFit sweater.

 

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.

 


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