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August Classes

August tends to be a quiet month, so there’s no better time to take a knitting class! Three fantastic classes begin this week.

$20 for one 2-hour session
prerequisites: ability to knit and purl.

Wednesday, 6 to 8pm: August 8

This class is a great follow-up to Beginning Knitting. Learn to fix mistakes like dropped stitches, knits that should be purls, and vice versa.

Using a light colored, worsted weight yarn like Ella Rae Classic or Berroco Vintage and size 8 needles, knit the following swatches.

Note: leave each swatch on the needles or transfer onto a stitch holder.

Swatch #1 – Garter
Cast on 20sts.
Knit every row for 3 inches.

Swatch #2 – Stockinette Stitch
Cast on 20sts.
Row 1 – knit.
Row 2 – purl.
Repeat these 2 rows for 3 inches.

Swatch #3 – Ribbing
Cast on 20sts.
Row 1 – K2, p2.
Repeat row 1 for 3 inches.

Please bring yarn, needles, swatches, and a size E, F, or G crochet hook to class.

$60 for three 2-hour sessions
prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease

Mondays, 6 to 8pm: August 6, 13, and 20.

Age of Brass and Steam

Learn to knit a triangular shawl that starts at the back of the neck and finishes at the outer edge. While making the popular Age of Brass and Steam shawl, you’ll learn the garter tab cast on and to keep track of your rows.

supplies: approx 230 yards of DK weight yarn, size 8 circular needle, copy of the free pattern.

$60 for three 2-hour sessions
prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl, work in the round

Tuesdays, 6 to 8pm: August 7, 14, and 21.

Taiyo Socks

There’s nothing like a pair of hand knit socks! If you can knit and purl in the round, you’re ready to give them a try. While knitting a sock from the cuff to the toe, you’ll learn to cast on to double pointed needles, turn a heel, pick up stitches for the gusset, shape and close a toe.

supplies: 300 yards of white or light-colored worsted weight yarn and a set of size 7 double pointed needles.

Call us at 215-893-9939 and sign up. Bring a friend or make some new ones!

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