Fair Isle | Clayoquot Toque - sorry, registration is closed.
Tuesday, Sept 1 (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
Fair-Isle Colorwork | Wanderers Mukluks - register online!
Thursdays: Sept 17 & Oct 8 (6-8PM) $35 class fee (2 sessions) + 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 | Top-Down Socks - register online!
Saturdays: Oct 31 (10-11:30AM), Nov 7 (10AM-Noon) & Nov 14 (10-11:30AM)
$45 class fee (3 lessons) + 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
Sweater Workshop | Classic Raglan - register online!
Tuesdays: Sept 29, Oct 20, Nov 17 and Dec 8 (6-8PM) $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, you can choose from Jane Richmond’s quintessential Ladies Classic Raglan or Isabell Kraemer’s versatile Mailin with two lace variations as well as a classic neckline or a cowl/turtleneck version – it’s up to you and no previous sweater experience is required! 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
CustomFit Workshop | 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: knitters that have 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!
Learn to Knit | Fingerless Mitts
Private lessons available by appointment. $85 - includes 3 lessons and all supplies
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 with the Stitch-Sampler Handwarmers by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas. In class you’ll learn… cast on, knit, purl, bind off, seaming, pattern reading and more. This is where your knitting adventure begins!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Willingness to learn & desire to have fun!
Knitting in the Round | Ribbed Fingerless Mitts - register online!
Private lessons available. $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 so you can knit a matching ribbed beanie. If you haven’t tried circular knitting yet, this class is a must!
Skills needed to be successful in this class: Cast on, Knit & purl, Basic decreases, Bind off, Pattern reading
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.