Classes

Fall 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 

Tuesdays: Sept 23 & 30 (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: Oct 2 (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

 

 

BasicSockCMSock Workshop | Top-Down Socks

Tuesdays: Oct 7 (6-7:30PM), Oct 14 (6-8PM) & Oct 21 (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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Brioche | Windrow Cowl 

Tuesday Oct 28 & Thursday Oct 30 (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, Bind off, Pattern reading

 

 


houndstooth_wristies2-Color Knitting | Houndstooth Colorwork Cuffs 

Tuesday: Nov 11 (6-8:30PM) $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: Cast on, Knitting in the round on double-pointed, Knit & purl, Basic increases & decreases, Bind off, Pattern reading

 

 

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Sweater Workshop | Beginner Cabled Hoodie

Saturdays: Oct 18, Nov 8, Dec 6, Jan 10 & Jan 24 (10 AM-Noon) $75 class fee (5 sessions) + 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 add new skills to your knitting toolkit! In class you’ll learn… how to approach sweater knitting, basic sweater construction, cables 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 & decreases, Bind off, Pattern reading

 

 

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Advanced Sweater Workshop | Acorn Trail

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

 

ClimbSock Workshop | Climb: Toe-Up Two-at-a-Time Class is full & in seession – contact us to get on the waitlist

Tuesdays: Aug 12 & Sept 9 (6-8:30 PM) $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, Basic increases & decreases, Pattern reading, and Magic Loop

 

 

 

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Workshops, classes, and more… 

CustomFit | Designing YOUR Sweater NEW!

Contact the shop to schedule $55 consult fee (three 45-minute one-on-one sessions) + supplies
Create your own CustomFit sweater using YOUR measurements in YOUR gauge and YOUR design elements – truly a sweater just for YOU! In class, we’ll cover each step in designing your own CustomFit sweater with… professional body measurements, swatching, choosing your sweater design element and how to read a CustomFit pattern. We’ll enter all of the numbers for you (including your gauge swatch), so once you’ve selected your yarn and sweater options, you just have cast on and knit!

Skills needed to be successful in this class:  PPrevious sweater knitting experience and skills including: Cast On, Knit & Purl, Increase & Decrease, Seaming, Bind Off, Pattern Reading.

Sweater Workshop | First CustomFit Sweater 

Saturdays: Jul 19, Aug 16, Sept 13, Oct 11 and Oct 25 (10 AM-Noon) $85 class fee (5 sessions & includes pattern) + supplies

A CustomFit sweater to fit YOUR measurements based on YOUR gauge and designed by YOU – choose a cardigan or pullover, neckline, sleeve length, collar, etc… Our workshop will walk you through 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. Whether you’re a first time sweater knitter or looking to refine your sweater skills, there’s something in this CustomFit workshop for everyone!

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

Contact the shop to schedule $25 consult fee (45-minute one-on-one session) 

If you’re an experienced sweater knitter wanting to get on the fast track to your first CustomFit sweater, this class is for you! We’ll get you started with everything CustomFit needs to create your first pattern… professional body measurements (taken in private and only need to be done once), fabric swatching overview, and sweater design options.

Skills needed to be successful in this class: Successful completion of sweaters.

CustomFit | Measuring Appointment

Contact the shop to schedule $20 consult fee + $10 off the purchase of your sweater yarn!

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.

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Private Lessons | An appointment with an instructor

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.

 

 

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.