Our NEW Winter Classes Are Available & Now Registering!
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.
Learn to Knit
Tuesdays: January 21 & 28 (6-8 PM) $35 class fee (2 sessions) + kit
Whether you want to try something new or you just want to build knitting confidence, our class will have you on your way to knitting success! In class you’ll learn… cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increasing and decreasing. We’ll also cover the basics of pattern reading, 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!
Tuesday: Dec 3(6-7:30 PM) $15 class fee (maximum 4 students)
Join us in Knit Lab to for some dedicated project time – we’ll answer your questions and provide help as you need it. Our small informal group setting is perfect for those projects that you don’t quite ‘get’ or were in hibernation and you’re not sure where you left off or how to get started again.
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Basic knitting skills
Knitting in the Round – Fingerless Mitts
Tuesday: Feb 11 (6-8:30 PM) $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
Tuesdays: Jan 7 & Feb 4(6-8:30 PM) and Feb 18 (6-8:30 PM)
$60 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 skills for working through the more 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, Knitting in the round on double-pointed and circular needles, Bind off, Pattern & chart reading
Handmade Essentials: Pattern & Chart Reading
Saturday: Feb 1 (10 AM – Noon) $20 class fee
Reading a knitting pattern can seem like foreign language with abbreviations, lingo and hieroglyphics. In class you’ll learn… the basic organization of a pattern, knitting abbreviations, how to read charts, and tips on selecting quality patterns. We’ll demystify the language of knitting and show you how simple knitting from both written and charted patterns can be.
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Basic understanding of knitting
Top-Down Socks – Sock Workshop
Saturdays: Mar 1 (10-11:30 AM), Mar 8 (10-Noon) and Mar 15 (10-11:30 AM)
$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 cast on or cable cast-on, Knit & purl, Knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, Basic decreases, Pattern reading
Houndstooth Colorwork Cuffs
Tuesday: Mar 4 (6-8:30 PM) $25 class fee + supplies
Stranded knitting creates a design that looks complicated, but with a little practice is actually very simple. In class, you’ll learn… to read color charts, knitting with two yarns at the same time, correct tension to avoid ‘puckering’, and the theory of color dominance. Churchmouse Yarns Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens pattern has plenty of stranding practice with 3 chart & edging options and cuffs, mitts and mittens and we stock 20+ colors of Fine Tweed – the possibilities are infinite!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Long-tail cast on, Knit & purl, Basic increases & decreases, Knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, Bind off, Pattern reading
Saturday: Mar 29 (10am-Noon) $25 class fee
Pairing yarn with a pattern is easier said than done. Yarn presents itself in an infinite number of varieties, so how do you know what will be a good fit? It begins with understanding the yarn and what it has to offer. Focusing on natural fibers with samples, we’ll discuss fiber content, weight, ply and more! Our passion is beautiful yarn and this class will give you insight (and confidence) for the next skein of yarn you fall in love with.
Skills needed: Basic understanding of knitting and a love of yarn.
Sweater Workshop – Beginner Cabled Hoodie
Currently in session – Contact us to get on the waitlist for our next session!
Saturdays: Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 16, Jan 11 & Feb 15 (12:30-2:30 PM)
$75 class fee (5 session workshop) + 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 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. No matter your skill level, there’s something in our workshop for every knitter!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Long-tail cast on, Knit & purl, Basic increases, Basic decreases, Bind off, Pattern reading
Advanced Sweater Workshop – Blank Canvas
Currently in session
Thursdays: Oct 24, Nov 21, Jan 16 & Feb 6 (6-8:30 PM) $75 class fee (4 sessions) + supplies
Blank Canvas is a simple design that’s flattering to a variety of body shapes ‘as is’, but it also presents an opportunity to experiment with customization… and that’s just what we’ll do! In this workshop we’ll cover… body measurements, standard pattern sizing, ease in relation to different areas of the body, when and how to make simple modifications for a better fit, and plenty more for a beautiful finished sweater and customizing skills that can be applied to future garments!
“A basic, blank, canvas: simple and flattering as it is, but just a starting point in your hands.”
~Blank Canvas designer, Ysolda Teague~
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Our class focus is on customizing. Students must have successfully knit their own sweaters, be comfortable with sweater construction, knitting in the round, gauge swatching, and reading patterns.
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.
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.
If a class you want to take is full, please contact us to be put on a waitlist (see details above).
Missed class time is the student’s responsibility and class fees are non-refundable; there is no refund/credit or make-up class for missed classes, but you may send a friend in your place if they have the skills needed for that class.
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.
Class registrants must be ages 16 and over – all 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.