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.

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Special Events & Guest Teachers
Learn to Knit Series
Sweater Class
Project Classes


SPECIAL EVENTS & GUEST TEACHERS

CHUCK WILMESHER
SEPTEMBER 12 & 13, 2015

HIKOO YARN TASTING
$10 – Saturday, September 12 from 2-4pm

Knit and crochet with 5 Hikoo Yarns using Addi needles and hooks. Click here for details.

FELTING WITH ARTFELT
$25 – Sunday, September 13 from 12-2pm

Learn a new way to felt that doesn’t involve water, needles or shrinking your knits. Click for details.

NORAH GAUGHAN
OCTOBER 3 & 4, 2015

Norah Gaughan

CABLE DESIGN
$150 – Saturday, October 3 from 10am-5pm (includes 1 hour lunch break)

Explore innovative cable crossings and “drawing” with cables. Norah will show you how, by using a few different types of cables as building blocks, you can design an infinite number of cables.

After practice putting cable symbols to paper, you’ll design your own Ogee shaped cable motif, further personalize it with the fill of your choice, then test it by knitting.

Skill level: intermediate/advanced, comfort with cable charts a must

Class Supplies: worsted weight wool (or substitute in case of allergies) & range of needle sizes, cable needle, #2 pencil and a great eraser

KNITTING POLYGONS
$75 – Sunday, October 4 from 10am-1pm

From Knitting Nature and beyond, learn all the tricks to knitting garments made from hexagons and other polygons. Make modifications to make a new polygon and make your knitting unique.

Skill Level: advanced beginner, comfort with double pointed needles a plus

Class Supplies: Worsted-weight wool (or substitute in case of allergies) and a range of appropriate needle sizes

CREATIVE DESIGN
$75 – Sunday, October 4 from 2-5pm

Explore Norah’s take on the artistic side of designing, from inspiration to stitches, swatches, and sketches. After an overview of the design process and Norah’s creative philosophy the class will divide into several teams to work on the planning of mini collections.

Skill Level: Ability to knit and purl, and a curiosity about knitwear design

Class Supplies: #2 pencil, eraser, graph paper, a few sheets of white paper, scissors and tape, worsted-weight wool (or substitute in case of allergies) and a range of appropriate needle sizes

Homework: Bring 4-6 garment inspirations from catalogs, fashion magazines or print from the web


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 2-hour sessions & materials.
Required experience: none.

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Tuesdays, September 15, 22, and 29, 6-8pm

Thursdays, October 8, 15, and 22, 6-8pm
Sundays, October 11, 18, and 25, 11am-1pm

Tuesdays, November 10, 17, and 24, 6-8pm
Sundays, November 15, 22, and December 6, 11am-1pm

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 2-hour sessions.
Required experience: Knit 1 or ability to cast on, knit, and purl.

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Tuesdays, October 6 and 13, 6-8pm
Thursdays, October 29 and November 5, 6-8pm

Sundays, November 1 and 8, 11am-1pm

Tuesdays, December 1 and 8, 6-8pm
Sundays, December 13 and 20, 11am-1pm

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 2-hour sessions.
Required experience: Knit 2 or ability to cast on, knit & purl in the round.

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Thursdays, September 17, 24, and October 1, 6-8pm

Tuesdays, October 20, 27, and November 3, 6-8pm

Thursdays, November 12, 19, and December 3, 6-8pm

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: 300 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.

SWEATER CLASS
$75 for five 1.5-hour sessions
prerequisites: knit, purl, cast on, bind off.

CustomFit Sweaters

Session 1: Wednesdays, September 23, Oct 7, 21, November 4, and 18, 6-8pm
Session 2: Wednesdays, September 30, Oct 14, 28 November 11, and Dec 2 6-8pm

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. The five class sessions are spaced over ten weeks, so you’ll have extra time to knit.

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.


PROJECT CLASSES

CHOOSE YOUR OWN PROJECT CLASS
$20 for each 2-hour session. $85 for 5 prepaid sessions.
prerequisites: knit, purl, cast on, bind off.

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Thursdays, 6-8pm
August 6, 13, 20 & 27.
September 3, 10, 17 & 24.
October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29.
November 5, 12 & 19.
December 3, 10 & 17.

Choose your own project and learn from our instructors on a schedule that works for you! Please pre-register for your sessions – you get a price break when you register for 5 – and you can add more sessions as you go.

PORTFOLIO SCARF
$40 – two 2-hour sessions

Portfolio Scarf

Mondays, September 14 and 21, 6-8pm

Portfolio is one of our most popular scarves. Knit on the bias with alternating sections of garter stitch and lace, it’s a great project for advancing beginners who want to learn more about shaping and knitting lace.

Materials: Portfolio Scarf pattern, 1 skein of Loop Studio or 350 yards of sport weight yarn, size US 7 needle, stitch markers, and tapestry needle.

FIRST SOCKS
$60 for three 2-hour sessions
prerequisites: knit, purl, cast on, bind off, knit in the round.

Cuff Down Sock

Mondays, October 5, 12, and 19, 6-8pm

Make your first sock from start to finish in this introductory class. You will use worsted weight yarn to knit a sock from the cuff down, turn a heel and close the toe! You will be able to complete 1 sock in class.

Materials: 300 yds of worsted weight yarn for a pair. We used Spud & Chloe Sweater, 8-inch double pointed needles size US 6.

BUILDING BLOCKS BLANKET
$25 per class, including materials, with a 12 class commitment
twelve 1.5-hour classes

prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease

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Saturdays from 10:30am-12pm:
October 10, November 14, December 12, 2015;
January 9, February 13, March 12;
April 9, May 14, June 11;
July 9, August 13, September 10, 2016.

Join us for this yearlong exploration of knitting! Every month you’ll knit a new square designed to introduce you to a new skill. Each square, or block, builds upon the skills learned in the previous ones, giving you more confidence, knowledge and skill. At the end of the year, your knitting know-how will be vastly increased and you’ll have a beautiful sampler blanket!

The cost of the class includes: Building Blocks by Michelle Hunter, yarn for all 10 squares, and a 24-inch size US 10 circular needle or size to get gauge. You’ll need to bring stitch markers, a darning needle, and a row counter.

Note: This class is one yearlong session. We cannot offer make-up classes, but you’re welcome to come in with any questions you might have about a class you’ve missed.

We’ll pre-order the yarn for you if you want your blanket to be all one color and not ask you to pay for it all at once. We do ask, however, that you purchase all of the yarn if you decide to stop taking the class.

BUILDING IN COLOR
$25 per class, including materials, with a 12 class commitment
twelve 1.5-hour classes

prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease

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Saturdays from 12:30-2pm:
October 10, November 14, December 12, 2015;
January 9, February 13, March 12;
April 9, May 14, June 11;
July 9, August 13, September 10, 2016.

Like the Building Blocks class, this is a yearlong knitting adventure, but focused on color! Every month you’ll knit a panel designed to introduce you to a new stitches and techniques for knitting with color. Assemble the panels at the end of the year and you’ll have a colorful blanket and an arsenal of new knitting skills.

The cost of the class includes: Building in Color by Michelle Hunter, 24 skeins of Hikoo Simplicity (8 skeins in each of 3 colors), and a 24-inch size US 6 needle or size to get gauge. You’ll need to bring stitch markers, a darning needle, and a row counter.

Note: This class is one yearlong session. We cannot offer make-up classes, but you’re welcome to come in with any questions you might have about a class you’ve missed.

We’ll pre-order the yarn for your blanket and not ask you to pay for it all at once. We do ask, however, that you purchase all of the yarn if you decide to stop taking the class.

BONEYARD SHAWL
$40 – two 2-hour sessions.

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Saturdays, October 24 and 31, 10:30am-12:30pm

Stephen West’s Boneyard Shawl is a great introduction to top-down shawls. It’s a stockinette triangle with decorative purl ridges and a garter stitch border. You’ll learn the garter-tab cast on, make one increases, and a stretchy bind off.

Materials: Boneyard Shawl pattern, 650 yards of DK-weight yarn, 32-inch US 7 circular needle, stitch markers, darning needle.

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.