Sock Workshop | Custom Toe-Ups: Two-at-a-time - register online!
Tuesdays: Aug 11 & 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
CustomFit Workshop | Your NEXT CustomFit Sweater - register online!
Saturdays: Sept 26, Oct 17, Nov 21 and Dec 5 (10AM-Noon)
Fall in love with sweaters with CustomFit – YOUR yarn, YOUR gauge, YOUR measurements, and the sweater design of YOUR choice! CustomFit works like this: (1) we take your measurements (just once), (2) you swatch the yarn of YOUR choice at YOUR gauge (just knit a fabric you like), (3) choose a sweater from the extensive CustomFit sweater library or build one from scratch, and (4) come to class and we’ll knit a sweater! In class, you’ll learn… how to approach sweater knitting, sweater construction, shaping options, blocking, seaming, setting in sleeves, picking up stitches and more!
1st CustomFit | $85 class fee (appointment & 4 sessions) + supplies: first time sweater knitters or knitters new to CustomFit – includes a private 30-minute measuring and orientation appointment and 4 class sessions.
Next CustomFit | $70 class fee (4 sessions) + supplies: anyone that's completed a CustomFit sweater – we’ll help refine your sweater skills or maybe you just enjoy having a sweater schedule and being in the classroom.
Whether you’re a first time sweater knitter, or looking to refine your sweater skills, there’s something in this CustomFit workshop (and the CustomFit Sweater library) for everyone and it will truly be a sweater just for YOU without any sweater math or modifications!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit & purl, Increasing & Decreasing, Bind off, Pattern reading. 'Next CustomFit' Class also needs to have completed 1 CustomFit sweater.
Curious about CustomFit? Visit our CustomFit page for information!
Sock Workshop | Top-Down Socks
NEW Fall Session Coming Soon! $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
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.