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 in to 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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Upcoming Special Events

SVEN RISOM of NORTH LIGHT FIBERS
Sunday, December 11 at 1PM.

Learn how yarn is made in their Micro Yarn Mill in Rhode Island!

JILLIAN MORENO
January 21 + 22, 2017

Learn to be a better spinner with writer, designer, teacher, and expert spinner, Jillian Moreno!


Knit 1: A Neck Warmer

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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!

Tuesday, January 3, 10 & 17 from 6-7:30pm

Sunday, January 8, 15 & 22 from 11:30am-1pm

Sunday, March 5, 12 & 19 from 11:30am-1pm

Tuesday, March 7, 14 & 21 from 6-7:30pm

Knit 2: A Hat

Watch Cap
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.

Wednesdays, December 14 & 21:
6-7:30PM

Tuesday, January 24 & 31 from 6-7:30pm

Sunday, January 29 & February 5 from 11:30am-1pm

Knit 3: Socks

Knit 3
Knit your first sock! You’ll learn to cast on to double pointed needles, to work short rows, to 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: 300 yards of worsted weight yarn like Spud & Chloe Sweater, 8-inch double pointed needles size US 6, stitch markers and darning needle.

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

Tuesday, February 7, 21 & 28 from 6-7:30PM (skips 2/14)

Sunday, February 12, 19 & 26 from 11:30am-1pm


Knit 4: Your First Project

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

In this class, we’ll help you with everything from selecting a project and choosing a yarn to getting through the tricky parts and weaving in the ends.

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, January 8, 15 & 22 from 1:30-3pm

Sunday, January 29, February 5 & 12 from 1:30-3pm

Sunday, February 19, 26 & March 5 from 1:30-3pm

Knit 4: A Top Down Shawl

Boneyard Shawl
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.

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

Sundays, December 11 & 18:
1-2:30 PM

Knit Studio

Hill Top Shawl

Work on the project of your choice with guided instruction. This a perfect opportunity to complete unfinished projects that have you stuck or to try a new skill with confidence.

Find project inspiration from your fellow knitters or work on a group project with friends!

Saturdays, December 10 & 17:
1-2:30PM


Building Blocks Blanket

Building Blocks blanket

This year we’re once again embarking on Michelle Hunter’s fantastic Building Blocks blanket!

Each 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 blocks to make a beautiful sampler blanket!

We’ll be offering this class quarterly throughout the year, working our way through the consecutive blocks. This session will focus on Blocks 4, 5, and 6.

Materials: Building Blocks pattern book (available in-store), 300 yards of worsted weight yarn, 24-inch US 8-9 circular needles.

Saturday, January 14, February 11, and March 11 from 11:30am-1pm

Building in Color Blanket

Building in Color blanket

This year-long knitting adventure is focused on color!

Each 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.

We’ll be offering this class quarterly throughout the year, working our way through the consecutive blocks. This session will focus on Strips 4, 5, and 6.

Materials: Building in Color pattern book (available in-store), 300 yards each of 3 colors of DK weight yarn, US 6 needles.

Saturday, January 14, February 11, and March 11 from 1:30-3pm

 



Portfolio Scarf

Portfolio Scarf

Wrap up in our pretty Portfolio scarf! Knit on the bias in alternating panels of garter stitch and a basic lace pattern, you’ll practice pattern reading and working with increases, decreases, and yarnovers.

Materials: Portfolio Scarf pattern (available online or in-store); for smaller version: 1 skein Loop Studio, 24-inch US 7 circular needle, locking stitch marker. for larger version: 2 skeins of Loop Studio Plus and 24-inch US 9 circular needle.

Skill level: For advanced beginners or those who have taken Knit 2 and have knit several projects.

Sundays, December 4 & 11: 3-4:30PM

Woodruff Mittens

Woodruff Mittens

Jared Flood’s Woodruff combine cables and bobbles for a pair of warm and cozy mittens! Learn to knit from a chart only without written instructions and to make an “Afterthought Thumb”.

Homework: Please come to class with the first mitten cast on and the cuff completed.

Materials: Woodruff pattern, 2 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter or 280 yds of worsted weight yarn, US 6 & 7 double pointed needles

Skill level: For graduates of Knit 3 or those who have knit hand warmers or mittens before.

Wednesdays, October 26 & November 2: 6-7:30PM

Wednesdays, December 14 & 21: 6-7:30PM

 


Introduction to Weaving

Rigid Heddle Weaving

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!

Sunday, January 8, 15 & 29 from 11:30am-1:30pm (skips 1/22)

Sunday, February 5, 12 & 19 from 11:30am-1:30pm

Sunday, March 5, 12 & 26 from 11:30am-1:30pm (skips 3/19)

Tapestry Weaving

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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, September 24:
1-4PM

Saturday, October 15:
1-4PM

Saturday, November 19:
1-4PM

 



Introduction to Spinning

Spinning Yarn

Learn to spin your own yarn on a spinning wheel! You’ll learn the basics of spinning on a wheel, inlcuding wheel mechanics, fiber preparation, drafting techniques, plying, and finishing.

Materials: All materials and the use of a spinning wheel are included in the class fee.

Skill level: No experience required!

Saturday, January 7, 14, and 28 from 11:30am-1:30pm (skips 1/21)

Saturday, February 4, 11 & 18 from 11:30am-1:30pm

Saturday, March 4, 11 & 18 from 11:30am-1:30pm

Spinning Circle

Schacht Ladybug

Bring your wheel & drop spindle and come spin the afternoon away at our free monthly gathering. This is not a class, just a time to gather with other spinners.

Please RSVP if you can, but you’re welcome to drop in too!

Saturday, January 7 from 2-4pm

Saturday, February 4 from 2-4pm

Saturday, March 4 from 2-4pm