Knitting Essentials | Learn to Knit - register online
Tuesdays: Sept 27 & Oct 4 (6-7:30PM) $55 class fee (2 sessions)
Class fee includes 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!
Handmade Essentials | Intro to Embroidery - register online
Tuesday: Sept 13 (6-8:30PM) $25 class fee (1 session) + supplies
Do you love the look of hand-embroidery and would love to give it a whirl, but are a little intimidated or think you don’t have the time? “This is a deceptively simple craft. Embroidery is easy, relaxing, and one of the least expensive hobbies you can take up. YOU CAN DO THIS.” – Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching. It’s all true! In class, you’ll learn… basic embroidery tools, how to transfer an embroidery pattern, 5 essential embroidery stitches, tips & tricks, and more while working on a classic dish towel! Really… choosing your Sublime Stitching transfer design and floss color palette before class will be the most difficult part.
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Willingness to learn and have fun!
Handmade Essentials | Learn to Crochet - register online
Sorry, class is full - contact us to get on the waitlist for a future session.
Tuesday: Aug 9 (6-8PM) $45 class fee (1 session)
Class fee includes Learn to Crochet Companion, practice yarn, and hook.
Want to learn something new? Try crochet! In class you’ll learn… the basics of crochet materials, creating a chain, a variety of crochet stitches, how to keep your edges straight, and more! Whether you’re new to fiber arts or you’re a knitter looking for some new skills, this is the class for you!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Willingness to learn & desire to have fun!
Fair Isle Colorwork | Clayoquot Toque - register online
Tuesday: Aug 16 (6-8:30PM) $25 class fee (1 session) + 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
Colorwork | Wanderers Mukluks - register online
Saturdays: Oct 15 & Oct 29 (10:30AM-12:30PM) $35 class fee + supplies
Have you tried colorwork and want a little more adventure? Try Wanderers: Modern Mukluks by Andrea Mowry in one of our favorite shop yarns, Shepherd’s Wool Worsted. In class you’ll learn… afterthought heel, colorwork dominance, how to trap long floats in colorwork, and we’ll also discuss adding leather patches to the soles of your mukluks to maximize their longevity. Fun to knit and stylish to wear, these mukluks are sure to become your favorite house slipper and they make great gifts, too!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit , Basic decreases , Basic 2-color knitting/stranding, Kitchener stitch, Pattern & chart reading, Knitting in the round on double-pointed needles or Magic Loop for small circumferences
Sock Workshop | Fish Lips Kiss Heel - register online
Tuesdays: Oct 18 & Nov 1 (6-8PM). $35 class fee (2 sessions) + supplies
A “what” kind of heel? The Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist is an innovative technique that is simple to work on cuff-down and toe-up socks and can easily be adapted to virtually ANY sock pattern, or you can create a custom template for socks that will perfectly fit any recipients foot! In class, you’ll learn… how to create a custom template for a perfectly fitting sock for any recipient, the Fish Lips Kiss Heel technique (there are no wraps, flaps, or gussets), applying the heel technique to other sock patterns, and more! If you’re a sock knitter wanting to expand your sock skills, you won’t want to miss this class!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Successfully knit at least one pair of socks, Knit & purl, Increasing & decreasing, Knitting in the round on double-pointed or circular needles, Pattern Reading, and Bind off
Sweater Workshop | Classic Raglan (4 Choices) - register online
Saturdays: Sept 17, Oct 8, Nov 5 & Nov 19 (10:30AM-12:30PM) $65 class fee (4 sessions) + supplies
A classic raglan pullover is a wardrobe staple and a handknit version is the perfect addition for cool weather. In our workshop, we have FOUR sweater options for you to choose from – Jane Richmond’s quintessential Ladies Classic Raglan or striped Clarke Pullover OR go with Isabell Kraemer’s versatile Mailin (two lace variations as well as a classic neckline or a cowl/turtleneck version) or Pink Memories (contrasting sleeve and pocket colors). In class you’ll learn… raglan yoke construction, separating sleeves, waist shaping, neatly working the sleeves (including tips for tidy underarms), picking up stitches, and more with plenty more along the way to make your sweater look its best!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Long-tail cast on, Knit & purl, Basic increases & decreases, Bind off, Pattern reading, Knitting in the round on double-pointed and circular needles, Pattern reading, and Mailin only: Basic lace & cables
Sweater Workshop | CustomFit Sweater - register online
Saturdays: Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 22 and Nov 12 (10:30AM-12:30PM)
$75 class fee (includes 4 sessions & non-custom pattern) + supplies.
$85 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 (if you choose), 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 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 | accepting waitlist requests...
Contact us to be put on the waitlist for future sessions. Pre-registration was offered to our Sweater Club members and filled almost immediately, so please contact us to be waitlisted and if we receive enough requests, we'll do our best to schedule another class for you and you'll have first chance to register!
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 labs are 3 or 4 sessions and during each session, 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: $30/hour - minimum of 1 hour. Each additional student: $10/hour.
Please review our Class Policies when registering for a class.