Classes

Spring Classes are 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 

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!

KIRffKnitting 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

 

 

 

RT-clayoquottoque-01b_medium2Fair-Isle Colorwork | Clayoquot Toque 

Tuesday: Mar 17 OR Thursday: Mar 19 (6-8:30PM) $25 class fee + 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

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

 

 

 

 

ML BookKnitting in the Round | Magic Loop 

Tuesday: Apr 21 (6-7:30PM) $15 class fee + supplies

Imagine if double-points and ladders were a thing of the past – it’s possible with Magic Loop! In class you’ll learn… the Magic Loop technique of using one long circular needle to knit small circumferences in the round, how to apply this technique to a variety of projects (mitts, socks, hats and more) and tips for success. Whether you love your DPNs or you’re looking for an alternate method, this technique-based class will have you well on your way to success with using this magical technique on your own projects!

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit & purl, Increasing & decreasing, Knitting in the round on double-pointed and circular needles, Bind off

 


Handmade Essentials | Seaming Success 

Tuesday: May 12 (6-8PM) $20 class fee + supplies
Seams can make or break a project and perfect seams take your knitting to the next level. In class you’ll learn… how to evenly seam vertical and horizontal edges in both stockinette and garter to virtually invisibly join them in both stockinette and garter fabric, stitch ratios when seaming vertical and horizontal stitches, how to seam with different row counts, why seams are important, and more!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit & purl, Bind off


Handmade Essentials | Totally Tubular 

Saturday: Jun 13 (10-Noon) $20 class fee + supplies
The tubular cast on and bind off are techniques that every knitter should add to their knitting toolkit – they’re very elastic and create an attractive continuous edge of fabric that blends invisibly into ribbing. In class you’ll learn… tubular cast on & tubular bind off methods for ribbing, plus tips for working these techniques in the round and how to make your tubular edges look their best. Once you get the hang of it, get ready for beautiful edges on your socks (top-down and toe-up), mittens, hats, cuffs, collars and more!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit & purl, Bind off


IshbelLace Shawl | Ishbel by Ysolda Teague

Saturdays: May 9 (9-10:30AM) & May 23 (9-11:30AM $35 class fee (2 sessions) + supplies
Demystify the art of lace knitting with Ishbel by Ysolda Teague – a simple shawl with a beautiful lace vine pattern. In class you’ll learn… the garter-tab cast-on, triangular shawl construction, how yarn-overs and decreases “work” together to create lace fabric, lace chart reading & how to “read” your knitting as the lace develops on your needles, lifelines, quick lace fixes, blocking and other tips for lace success. This is the perfect project for understanding lace and beginning your lace knitting adventure!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit & purl, Increasing & decreasing , Bind off, Pattern reading

 

 

 

ClimbSock Workshop | Climb: Two-at-a-time Toe-Ups 

Saturdays: May 16 & Jun 6 (10-12:30PM) $40 class fee (2 sessions) + supplies
Learn the joy of knitting toe-up socks two-at-a-time with Climb by Jane Richmond: “Simple socks knit from the toe up and inspired by classic work socks.” In class you’ll learn… the basics of knitting 2 socks at the same time, the Turkish Cast On for two-at-a-time, toe-up sock construction, sewn bind-off, tips for great toe-up socks and the two-at-a-time method, and we’ll also cover how to cast on two-at-a-time tubes. Discover the benefits of knitting two socks 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

 

 


FW 1Sweater Workshop | Featherweight 

Tuesdays: Apr 14, May 5, Jun 2 & Jun 16 (6-8PM) $65 class fee (4 sessions) + supplies
The popular Featherweight Cardigan has been cast on nearly 7,000 times since released in 2009. With this many projects, there is a lot of inspiration for knitting a Featherweight that’s perfect for you – stripes, adjusting sleeve or body length, changing edge stitch patterns – and you can make these simple modifications while knitting your sweater in our class. In class you’ll learn… top-down raglan sweater construction & shaping, dividing for sleeves with a provisional bind off, working the body & sleeves, and neatly picking up the collar. This lightweight sweater is sure to become a staple in your warm weather wardrobe!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit & purl, Increasing & decreasing, Knitting small circumferences in the round (DPNs, Magic Loop or Mini Circs), Bind off, Pattern reading

 

 

 

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Workshops, classes, and more… 

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CustomFit Sweater Workshop | Featherweight NEW! 

Thursdays: Apr 2, Apr 30, and May 21 (6-8PM) $45 class fee (3 sessions) + supplies

The popular Featherweight Cardigan that looks like the original, but in a CustomFit version to fit YOUR measurements based on YOUR gauge with set-in sleeves and YOUR body and sleeve length preferences. Plus… we’ll cover the CustomFit option of knitting your sweater using the ‘mostly seamless’ option for the body and sleeves. In class you’ll learn… tubular cast on, ‘mostly seamless’ optional construction, working set-in sleeves from the top down, tubular bind off and more! Just like the original Featherweight, this lightweight sweater is sure to become a staple in your warm weather wardrobe!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Previous completion of at least one CustomFit sweater.

 

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 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.

 

Sweater Workshop | First CustomFit Sweater Currently in session – contact us to get on the waitlist… 

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
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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.