Classes

Come meet other crafters and learn from our talented teachers in a bright and comfortable setting. We offer classes in knitting, crocheting, weaving, and spinning!

Classes are limited in size and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You can register online here – just click on the date and time of the session you’d like to take – or by calling us at 215-893-9939 or by coming into the shop.

Full payment is needed to reserve your space. Cancellations must be made at least 3 days before the first class for a store credit or to move to a different class or session. We cannot offer a store credit if we receive less than 3 days notice. If a class is canceled, you’ll receive a full refund. Supplies are not included in class fee unless stated.

Classes with special guest teachers are non-refundable but may be transferred to a friend if you’re unable to attend.

All classes are for students 18 years of age and older.

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Knit 1: A Neck Warmer

Knit 1 Neck Warmer

Enter the world of hand knitting! You’ll learn to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off with straight needles. After working with practice yarn, you’ll start your neck warmer, picking up tips and tricks along the way as your skills improve.

Knitting with straight needles – or knitting flat – will enable you to knit scarves, wraps, blankets – even sweater pieces.

Materials: All materials are included in the cost of this class.

Skill level: No experience required!

Sunday, December 3, 10, and 17 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Wednesday, December 6, 13, and 20 6-7:30 PM

Sunday, January 7, 14, and 21 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Wednesday, January 10, 17, and 24 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Sunday, February 11, 18, and 25 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Sunday, March 4, 11, and 18 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Wednesday, March 14, 21 and 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 8, 15, and 22 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Knit 2: A Hat

In Knit 2, you’ll learn to cast on to circular needles, to join in the round, to switch to double pointed needles and to make decreases while you knit your hat. Once you’re comfortable with knitting in the round, you can make a variety of hats, cowls, and infinity scarves.

Materials: All materials are included in the cost of this class.

Skill level: For graduates of Knit 1 or knitters who can cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.

Sunday, January 7 and 14 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Sunday, January 28 and Feb 4 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Wednesday, January 31 and Feb 7 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Sunday, March 4 and 11 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Sunday, March 25 and April 1 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Wednesday, April 4 and 11 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Knit 3: Socks

Knit 3 Sock

Knit your first sock! You’ll learn to cast on to double pointed needles, to work short rows, to pick up stitches, and Kitchener stitch.

After Knit 3 you’re ready to explore a world of scarves, wraps, hats, socks, mitts, and mittens.

Materials: All materials are included in the cost of this class.

Skill level: For graduates of Knit 2 or knitters who’ve made a hat in the round.

Sunday, December 3, 10, and 17 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Sunday, January 21, 28, and Feb 4 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Wednesday, February 21, 28 and March 7 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Sunday, March 18, 25, and April 1 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Wednesday, April 18, 25, and May 2 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM




Knit 4: Knitter’s Choice

You’ve taken Knit 1, Knit 2, and maybe even Knit 3 – now it’s time for you to choose your first project! We’ve got a few suggestions (click here to see them), but really it’s up to you.

In this class, we’ll help you cast on and get started with everything from pattern reading to getting through the tricky parts and weaving in the ends. Please stop in prior to class and our staff is happy to help you select your pattern and materials.

Materials: Pattern, yarn, and needles for your selected project.

Skill level: For graduates of Knit 2 or those who can knit and purl in the round.

Sunday, February 11, 18, and 25 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Sunday, April 8, 15, and 22 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Knit 5: Fixing Mistakes

Fix the mistakes that every new knitter encounters! Learn to pick up dropped stitches, change a knit to a purl, un-knit (we call it “tinking”), and plain ole’ rip back (known as “frogging”).

You’ll finish class with a better understanding of how knitted fabric is made and the ability to fix those pesky mistakes!

Materials: 50 grams of smooth, light-colored worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles; size E or F crochet hook.

Homework: Cast on 24 stitches and work Stockinette stitch for approximately 4 inches. Keep stitches on needle and yarn attached to ball.

Skill level: This class is for graduates of Knit 2 and those who are comfortable knitting and purling.

Saturday, January 13 and 20 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Saturday, February 10 and 17 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Thursday, February 22 and March 8 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 19 and 26 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Knit 6: Beginnings & Endings

Learn how to get your projects started on the right foot and how to finish them professionally in our Beginnings and Endings class. You’ll learn why you need to swatch and how to do it, how to block your knitting, how to attach pieces using mattress stitch and how to weave in your ends.

Materials: 50 grams of worsted weight yarn, size US 8 needles, pins, and a tapestry needle. A small blocking board is included in the class fee.

Skill level: This class is for graduates of Knit 1 or those who are comfortable knitting and purling.

Thursday, January 11 and 18 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Thursday, February 8 and 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Thursday, March 8 and 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 5 and 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM


Flax: A Top Down Pullover

Flax pullover.

TinCanKnit’s Flax is the perfect introduction to the world of top-down sweater knitting! You’ll learn to knit a sweater that starts at the neck, expands through the upper chest and shoulders, separates the sleeves from the body, and continues to the hems. Weave in the ends and you’ve got yourself a new sweater!

Flax is sized from newborn to 4XL – you may knit any size you want for class.

Materials: Flax pattern, enough worsted weight yarn for the size you’re making, circular and double pointed needles in the sizes to get gauge, stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers, and tapestry needle.

Skill level: This class is for graduates of Knit 2 and those who are comfortable knitting and purling in the round.

Thursday, February 8, 15, March 1 and 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Northward Hat

Tin Can Knits' Northward Hat

Add cables to your knitting repertoire this fall! The Northward Hat’s chunky cables are fun to knit and look great too.

Homework: Please come to class with the ribbing completed.

Materials: Download and print a copy of Northward Hat, 70-120 yards of chunky weight yarn (depending on the size you’re making), 16-inch US 9 and US 10.5 circular and 8-inch US 10.5 double pointed needles, stitch marker and darning needle.

Skill level: This class is for graduates of Knit 2 or those who have knit a project in the round.

Tuesday, November 28 from 6-7:30PM

Thursday, December 21 from 6-7:30 PM

Fair Isle Cowl

Strange Brew

Fair Isle knitting is a centuries old technique of using two colors in the same row to create beautiful designs in your knitting. You’ll learn to hold and manage your yarns while maintaining your tension while knitting a colorful cowl with traditional motifs.

Materials: TinCanKnits’ Strange Brew pattern, 4 hanks of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor 1 each in Ranier and Tincture, 2 of Fleet or a comparable DK-weight yarn; 16-inch size US 4 and US 6 circular needles, stitch markers, and darning needle.

Homework: Using the smaller needle, cast on 132 stitches and work K1, P1 rib for 1 inch.

Skill level: This class is for graduates of Knit 2 or those who are comfortable knitting and purling in the round.

Thursday, January 25 and February 1 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 10 and 17 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Thursday, March 22 and 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM


Age of Brass and Steam Shawl

Age of Brass & Steam Shawl

The Age of Brass and Steam Shawl is one you’ll make again and again, as it works with so many different yarns. In this class, you’ll learn the garter tab cast on, how to work increases, how to keep track of your rows, and how to work a simple eyelet detail.

Materials: Age of Brass and Steam pattern, 250 or more yards of DK-weight yarn (our sample was knit with 2 balls of Noro Mirai, over 600 yards for a much larger version), 24- or 32-inch US 6 circular needle, stitch markers, and a darning needle.

Tuesday, December 5 and 12 from 6-7:30 PM

 


Weave 1: Woven Neck Warmer

With a rigid heddle loom like Schacht’s Cricket, you can weave scarves, placemats, table runners, and much more – and in less time than it takes to knit or crochet! With the Cricket, you can use the same yarn you’d use for knitting, in fact, it’s a great stash buster.

In this introduction to rigid heddle weaving, you’ll learn to warp a loom, prepare your weft, weave with even tension, and finish your project while making your first neck warmer!

Materials: All materials and the use of a loom are included in the cost of the class.

Skill level: No experience required!

Wednesday, December 6, 13, and 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Monday, January 8, 15, and 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Monday, February 5, 12, and 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Monday, March 5, 12, and 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Monday, April 9, 16, and 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Weave 2: Woven Gradient Scarf

Woven Gradient Scarf

The Woven Gradient Scarf has a grid of various shades that are made with 3 colors of yarn. Review your warping skills and learn to warp and weave with multiple colors, while making one of your very own!

Materials: The yarn and the use of a Schacht Cricket loom are included in the cost of this class.

Skill level: This class is for graduates of Weave 1 or for those who have used a similar loom in the past.

Wednesday, January 10, 17, and 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, February 7, 14, and 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, April 11, 18, and 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Weave 3: Woven Kitchen Towels

Woven Kitchen Towels

These beautiful woven kitchen towels are fun to weave and make great gifts!

In this skill-building class, you’ll experience weaving with cotton, learn a new warping technique, and learn hem stitch.

Materials: The yarn for two towels is included in the cost of the class. You’ll need a Schacht Cricket loom, we can’t provide them for this class.

Skill level: This class is for graduates of Weave 2 or for those who have woven 2-3 projects on a rigid heddle loom.

Monday, December 4, 11, and 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, March 7, 14, and 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM


Tapestry Weaving

tapestry weaving

Learn the basics of tapestry weaving while making a beautiful wall hanging!

You will learn to warp a loom, weave with 2 colors, weave the soumak (braided) stitch and make fringe. The loom, weaving tools, and yarn are included and are all yours to keep!

Materials: All materials are included in the class fee.

Skill level: No experience necessary!

Saturday, December 9 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM

Thursday, January 11 and 18 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 13 from 1:30-4:30 PM

Saturday, February 3 from 1:30-4:30 PM

Saturday, March 10 from 1:30-4:30 PM

Saturday, April 7 from 1:30-4:30 PM