Knitting & Crochet Classes

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Come meet other knitters and learn from our talented teachers in a bright and comfortable setting! Classes are limited in size and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To sign up for a class, please call us at 215-893-9939 or stop in to the shop. Full payment is needed to reserve your space. Cancellations must be made 5 days prior to the first class for a refund. If we cancel a class, you’ll receive a full refund. Supplies are not included in class fee unless stated.


LEARN TO KNIT SERIES

We developed our Learn to Knit Series to give you a solid foundation of knitting skills. Each class builds off the last. You’ll enter Knit 1 with no knitting experience and leave Knit 3 as an advanced beginner knitter. You’ll learn by making – a scarf, a hat, and a sock or a fingerless mitt – pieces you can wear right away!

The series was designed for people who’ve never knit before, but it makes a great refresher too!

KNIT 1: A NECKWARMER
$90 – three sessions & materials.
Required experience: none.

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Wednesdays, February 10, 17, and 24 from 6-7:30pm

Wednesdays, March 9, 16, and 23 from 6-7:30pm

Sundays, April 3, 10, and 17 from 11am-12:30pm

Tuesdays, April 26, May 3 and 10 from 6-7:30pm Register Online

Tuesdays, June 7, 14, and 21 from 6-7:30pm Register Online

Welcome to the world of hand knitting! You’ll learn to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off with straight needles. After a working with practice yarn, you’ll start your neckwarmer, 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.

All materials are included in the cost of this class.

KNIT 2: A HAT
$40 – two sessions.
Required experience: Knit 1 or ability to cast on, knit, and purl.

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Tuesdays, February 16 and 23 from 6-7:30pm

Sundays, March 13 and 20 from 11am-12:30pm

Saturdays, April 23 and 30 from 1-2:30pm Register Online

Sundays, April 24 & May 1 from 11am-12:30pm Register Online

Sunday, May 15 and 22 from 1-2:30pm Register Online

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: 120 yards of heavy worsted weight yarn like Hikoo SimpliWorsted, 16-inch circular and 8-inch double pointed size US 9 needles, darning needle, stitch markers.

KNIT 3: SOCKS OR MITTS
$60 – three sessions.
Required experience: Knit 2 or ability to cast on, knit & purl in the round.

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Wednesdays, January 6, 13, and 20 from 6-7:30pm

Tuesdays, March 8, 15, and 22 from 6-7:30pm

Sundays, April 3, 10, and 17 from 1-2:30pm

Wednesdays, May 11, 18, and 25 from 6-7:30pm Register Online

Choose to knit your first sock or your first fingerless mitt. With both projects, you’ll learn to cast on to double pointed needles, to make increases, to bind off in pattern, and to pick up stitches.

After Knit 3 you’re ready to explore a world of scarves, wraps, hats, socks, mitts, and mittens. You’ll also be ready to join Sweater Class and knit your first cardigan or pullover!

Materials for Socks: 320 yards of worsted weight yarn like Spud & Chloe Sweater, 8-inch double pointed needles size US 6, stitch markers and darning needle.

Materials for Mitts: 160 yards of worsted weight yarn like Spud & Chloe Sweater, 8-inch double pointed needles size US 6, stitch markers and darning needle.

KNIT 4: A TOP DOWN SHAWL
$40 – 2 sessions.
Required experience: knit, purl, cast on, bind off.

Boneyard Shawl

Saturdays, April 2 & 16 from 12:30-2pm (skips April 9)
Sundays, May 15 and 22 from 11am-12:30pm Register Online

Top down shawls begin with a few stitches and expand toward the outer edge because of strategic placed increases. Learn how the insertion and placement of increases impacts your knitting while we knit a simple and beautiful shawl, Stephen West’s Boneyard Shawl.

Materials: 2 skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK or 450 yards of DK-weight yarn, 32-inch size US 7 circular needle, Boneyard Shawl pattern, and stitch markers.

KNIT 5: A TOP DOWN PULLOVER
$60 – 3 sessions.

Tuesdays, April 5, 12, and 19 from 6-7:30pm Register Online
Saturdays, June 18, 25 and July 2 from 1-2:30pm Register Online

South Street Pullover

Learn to knit a top down sweater in a manageable baby size! We’ll be using our South Street Pullover for Babies with worsted weight yarn. Knitting a small sweater is a great way to learn how to do it with a project that uses less yarn and takes less time. In the end, you’ll have a great gift to give!

Materials: 2 skeins of Loop Studio Plus, 16-inch US 6 & US 8 circular needles & double pointed needles, a small amount of waste yarn, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.

SWEATER CLASS
$80 for eight sessions

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Saturday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 14, 21 and June 4 from 11am-12pm (skips May 7 & 28)

There’s nothing like the feeling of wearing a sweater you knit yourself. In this class, you’ll make a pullover or a cardigan that’s based on your measurements. You’ll knit the pieces individually from the bottom up, then learn to seam them together, including how to set-in the sleeves.

Please come to the shop to register, so we can take your measurements and talk with you about your yarn choice. Ideally, we’d like you to bring back a finished swatch at least a few days before class begins (don’t worry if you’ve never swatched, we’ll explain what that means!).

This class is good for everyone from first time sweater knitters to those who’ve experienced sweaters not fitting the way they’d like.

Materials: A sweater pattern based on your measurements and gauge is included in the cost of the class. You’ll need enough yarn to make your sweater (we’ll help you calculate how much you’ll need), needles, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.

HARLEY MITTS + THE MAGIC LOOP
$40 for 2 sessions.
Required experience: ability to knit and purl in the round.

Harley Mitts

Sunday, April 24 and May 1 from 1-2:30pm Register Online

Sunday, May 15 and 22 from 1-2:30pm

Say good-bye to double pointed needles with the Magic Loop! Learn to use one very long circular needle to knit small tubes like socks, sleeves, or mittens. Using our Harley Mitts pattern, you’ll learn to cast on and knit with Magic Loop.

Materials: 250 yards of DK weight yarn and a size US 6 40-inch circular needle.

LEARN TO CROCHET
$90 – 3 sessions & all materials.
prerequisites: none
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Wednesdays, April 6, 13, and 20 from 6-7:30pm Register Online

Saturdays, June 11, 18, and 25 from 11am-12:30pm Register Online

This introduction to crochet will give you the basics of a new craft – or a quick refresher! You’ll learn the basic crochet stitches and how to read a pattern while making a cozy neckwarmer.

CROCHETED HAT
$40 for 2 sessions
prerequisites: chain, basic stitches

Crochetedhat

Wednesdays, April 27 and May 4 from 6-7:30pm Register Online

Saturdays, July 2 and 9 from 11am-12:30pm Register Online

Hats are fun and easy to make from the top down. Learn how to get started and to make increases for a hat that fits just right!

Materials: Bring 200 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size G hook.

LEARN TO SPIN
$60 for 3 sessions
prerequisites: none

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Saturdays, March 26, April 2 & 9 from 3-4:30pm

Learn to spin your own yarn from fiber using a drop spindle and then try your hand at the spinning wheel!

Materials: drop spindle, fiber (we have both in the shop!)

TAPESTRY WEAVING
$48 for 1 session and materials
prerequisites: none

tapestry weaving

Saturday, April 30 from 3-5pm Register Online

Saturday, May 14 from 3-5pm Register Online

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!

PRIVATE KNITTING AND CROCHET LESSONS
$25 per hour, plus materials. One hour minimum.

If you don’t see the class you’re looking for or if you prefer to learn one-on-one, we offer private lessons. Please call to discuss your goals with us and to schedule a lesson.