Classes

Winter Classes are 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 

Thursdays: Jan 8 & 15 (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!

 

 

KIRffKnitting in the Round | Fingerless Mitts 

Tuesday: Feb 24 (6-8:30PM) $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

 

 

 

GaugeHandmade Essentials | Got Gauge? 

Saturday: Jan 31 (10AM-Noon) $20 class fee + 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, Bind off

 

 

PK-antler-06_mediumAdvanced Sweater Workshop | Antler Cardigan 

Tuesdays: Jan 27, Feb 17 & Mar 3 (6-8:30PM) $55 class fee + supplies

Nothing conjures up the Canadian Rockies like the image of antlers. The magestic rack of an Elk buck is something not many get to see in their lives and it is a sight to behold! ~ Tin Can Knits. Sweater season is upon us and the Antler Cardigan by Tin Can Knits is the quintessential cabled yoked sweater that you’re sure to enjoy this winter. In class you’ll learn… alternate methods to knit small circumferences in the round, yoke sweater construction, how to neatly graft stitches, picking up and working button band and buttonholes, and some extra tips to make your sweater look its best!

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Previous sweater knitting experience in recommended because of the class pace, but it’s not required. Long-tail cast on, Knit & purl, Basic increases & decreases, Knitting in the round on DPN’s, Basic cables, Bind off, Pattern reading

 

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Brioche | Windrow Cowl 

NEW Winter Session! Tuesday Feb 3 & Thursday Feb 5 (6-8PM) $35 class fee (2 sessions) + supplies

Brioche creates a lofty, warm, ribbed fabric that’s simple to knit, yet dramatic in effect. Bristol Ivy’s Windrow cowl is reminiscent of a ‘windrow’ – a long line of raked hay or sheaves of grain laid out to dry in the wind – and the perfect first brioche project. In class you’ll learn… the basics of flat and circular brioche knitting, increasing and decreasing in pattern, working cable decreases, brioche terminology & charts, and more!

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

 

 

 

BasicSockCMSock Workshop | Top-Down Socks

Tuesdays: Mar 24 (6-7:30PM), Mar 31 (6-8PM) & Apr 7 (6-7:30PM) $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

 

 

 

 

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Advanced Sweater Workshop | Acorn Trail 
Currently in session.

Tuesdays: Nov 4, Dec 2, Jan 6 & Jan 20 (6-8PM) $65 class fee (4 sessions) + supplies
Acorn Trail’s stunning cables and lace panels create a cardigan that’s the perfect addition to any collection of handknit sweaters! In class we’ll cover the finer points of… sweater knitting & shaping, 3D blocking, successful seaming and setting in sleeves, working button bands and buttonholes, and more. For a rustic tweed Acorn Trail, choose Harrisville’s Highland, or Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool for luscious merino version – either way, you’ll add new skills to your knitting toolkit and – as long as you complete your homework – you’ll have a new gorgeous sweater to show off this season!
CustomFit option: Acorn Trail is available as full pattern with instructions for 12 sizes and also as a CustomFit ‘recipe’ – if you’ve knit a CustomFit sweater, you’ll have the ‘recipe’ option for a completely customized version. Curious about CustomFit? Just ask!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Previous sweater knitting experience and skills including: Long-tail cast on, Knit & purl, Basic increases & decreases, Basic lace & cables, Seaming, Bind off, Pattern and chart reading

 

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Workshops, classes, and more… 

Sweater Workshop | First CustomFit Sweater NEW!

Saturdays: Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 4 & Apr 18 (12:30-2:30PM)

$85 class fee (5 sessions & includes measuring appointment) + supplies

Fall in love with sweaters with CustomFit – YOUR yarn, YOUR gauge, YOUR measurements, and YOUR choices! Whether you’re a first time sweater knitter or looking to refine your sweater skills, there’s something in this CustomFit workshop for everyone! We’ll take your measurements (just once), you’ll choose your sweater from the pre-designed CustomFit list or you can build one from scratch and our workshop will walk you through each step of 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!

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

CustomFit | Getting Started NEW!

Saturday: Jan 3 & 10 (10AM-noon) $30 class fee (includes pattern) + supplies 

| Also available as two private consults – $35 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! In class, we cover the steps to create your CustomFit sweater pattern with… professional body measurements, swatching, your selected sweater design elements and even how to read your CustomFit pattern. We enter all the numbers for you (including your gauge swatch), so once you’ve selected your yarn and sweater options, you can just cast on and knit!

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 out First CustomFit Sweater Workshop where we cover all the techniques needed to successfully complete your CustomFit sweater.

CustomFit | Measuring Appointment

Contact the shop to schedule $15 consult fee
Are you a sweater knitting veteran and just want to be measured for a CustomFit sweater account? We can do that! But… if you’re looking for more than just measurements, check out our other CustomFit classes and one-on-one consults: Getting Started, Designing YOUR Sweater, or one of our CustomFit Sweater Workshops.

 

 

KnitLab

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.

 

 

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

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 considered 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.