Classes

Come meet other crafters and learn from our talented teachers in a bright and comfortable setting. We offer a full schedule of knitting and crochet classes!

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

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, July 14, 21 and 28 from 11:30AM to 1:00PM

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

September 15, 22 and 29 from 11:30AM to 1:00PM

October 20, 27 and November 3 from 11:30AM to 1:00PM

November, 10, 17 and 24 from 11:30AM to 1:00PM

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, August 18 and 25 from 1:30 to 3:00PM

October 6 and 13 from 11:30AM to 1:00PM

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

December 8 and 15 from 1:30PM to 3:00PM

Knit 3: Socks

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, July 14, 21 and 28 from 1:30 to 3:00PM

September 15, 22 and 29 from 1:30PM to 3:00PM


Knit 4: 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.

Sunday, August 4 and 11 from 1:30-3:00PM

October 6 and 13 from 11:30AM to 1:00PM

December 8 and 15 from 11:30AM to 1:00PM

 

 



Fair Isle Yoked Sweater

Our Fair isle sweater class is the perfect introduction to the world of colorwork yoked sweater knitting! First you’ll choose your pattern: Strange Brew, Mountain Mist or Fern & Feather. Then, you’ll learn to knit a sweater from the top down. You’ll knit your colorwork yoke and then separate the sleeves and and body of the sweater and knit them. Weave in the ends and you’ve got yourself a new sweater!

Materials: If you’ve already taken the Strange Brew Cowl class and you want to use the same yarn, you’ve already knit your swatch! If not, here’s what you’ll need: Pattern, enough DK 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.

Homework: Please come to the first class with your pattern, yarn selected and your swatch knit. We’ll give you swatching instructions when you select your yarn.

Wednesday, March 27, April 3, 24 and May 1 from 6:00 to 7:30PM

Fair Isle Cowl

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.

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

Steeked Coffee Cozy

We’re going to do it! We’re going to cut into our knitting! Steeking is a shortcut used to knit colorwork sweaters in the round without interruption for openings or sleeves until the end. After completing a tube, a straight line is cut along the center of a column of stitches, in order to make room for an opening or place to attach another piece. First we’ll learn to follow a colorwork chart and then we’ll steek our tube to create a coffee cozy!

Materials: 2 colors of worsted weight yarn (at least 50 yards each). US7 double-pointed needles or 40-inch circular for magic loop, crochet hook.

Skill level: This is suitable for graduates of Knit 2 or those comfortable working in the round on double points or magic loop.

Tuesday, February 26 and March 5 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Tuesday, April 9 and 16 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM


Nightshift Shawl

Clock in for the Nightshift and let color work overtime! In this class you’ll learn the basics of of Mosaic Knitting while creating a gorgeous colorful wrap.

Materials: Pattern, US8 24-inch circular needles, 900 yards of worsted weight yarn in 2-6 colors. We’re knitting ours with 6 colors of Rios.

Homework: Please come to class with your yarn chosen. We are happy to help with color combinations- we know it can be tough to decide!

Skill Level: This is suitable for graduates of Knit 2 or those comfortable with knitting and purling and increasing.

Thursday, May 9 and 16 from 6:00 to 7:30PM

Thursday, July 18 and 25 from 6:00 to 7:30PM

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

Wildwood Shawl

Explore color and texture with Andrea Mowry’s new Wildwood Shawl! In this class, you’ll learn to do a garter tab cast on and create short rows and simple lace while beginning your top down Wildwood Shawl.

Materials: Pattern, 3 100g skeins of fingering weight yarn or 1000 yards of just one color, US4 32-inch circular needle. Please come to class with your materials chosen.

Skill level: Ability to knit, purl, cast on, bind off and familiarity with following a pattern.

Monday, May 6 and 13 from 6 to 7:30PM

Monday, July 15 and 22 from 6 to 7:30PM

Yume Tee or Sweater

Make a pretty, lightweight tee or sweater for summer! In this class, you’ll learn how to knit a yoked seamless sweater from the top down, using a simple lace motif in the yoke.

Materials: Pattern, US 5 and 3 needles, enough sport or DK weight yarn for the size and style you are making. We recommend Twig, Vine, Fern, or Mojave.

Homework: Please come to the first class with your pattern, yarn selected and your swatch knit. We’ll give you swatching instructions when you select your yarn.

Skill Level: This is suitable for graduates of Knit 2 or those comfortable with knitting and purling in the round as well as increasing and decreasing.

Thursday, June 13, 20 and 27 from 6:00 to 7:30PM

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


Herringbone Hat

Learn to knit with 2 colors at the same time while creating this cute cap! In this class, you’ll practice the basics of Fair Isle knitting while learning to read a chart.

Homework: Please come to class with your hat ribbing completed.

Materials: Pattern, 2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor, US4 + US6 16-inch circular needles, US6 double-pointed needles.

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

Monday, April 8 and 15 from 6:00 to 7:30

Antler Hat

Cables can be daunting, but the Antler Hat is a great way to get started. Learn to knit from a chart while creating this beautiful antler cable!

Materials: Pattern, 200 yards of worsted weight yarn, US6 + 8 16-inch circular needles, US8 double-pointed needles, cable needle.

Homework: Please come to class with the ribbing of your hat completed.

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

Monday, June 3 and 10 from 6 to 7:30PM

Monday, August 5 and 12 from 6 to 7:30PM

Portfolio Scarf

Learn the basics of lace knitting while creating a pretty summer scarf! Our Portfolio Scarf is a shop favorite that shows off hand dyed yarns beautifully- and makes an always appreciated gift!

Materials: Pattern (free when you purchase the yarn), US7 24-inch circular needle, 330 yards of sport or light DK weight yarn- we recommend Knerd String Sport.

Skill level: This is suitable for graduates of Knit 2 or those comfortable with knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing.

Thursday, June 13 and 20 from 6:00 to 7:30PM

Thursday, August 15 and 22 from 6:00 to 7:30PM


Two-at-a-Time Toe Up Socks

Avoid Second Sock Syndrome and learn to knit two socks at the same time! On just one needle! And from the toe up!

You’ll learn Judy’s Magic Cat On, how to use Magic Loop, and lots of tips and tricks while making a pair of socks.

Materials: 1 ball of Berroco Ultra Wool or 200 yards of worsted weight yarn, a 40-inch US 6 circular needle, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.

Skill level: This class is for graduates of Knit 3 or knitters who’ve made socks before.

Tuesday, March 12 and 19 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Wednesday, August 7 and 14 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Bunny Toy

Get your entree to the world of knitted toys in our Bunny Toy class! In this class, you’ll learn to use double pointed needles to create small circumference pieces that you will stitch together to make an adorable stuffed animal!

Materials: Pattern, 100 yards of worsted weight yarn, US4 double-pointed needles.

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

Thursday, May 9 and 16 from 6:00 to 7:30PM

Thursday, July 18 and 25 from 6:00 to 7:30PM

Polygon Blanket

Learn to make this one unit and you can create a whole blanket! In this class, you will learn to make both the full and half polygons you need to start your very own geometric blanket!

Materials: Pattern, 1 skein of DK weight yarn, US6 16” circular and double-pointed needles.

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

Thursday, April 18 and 25 from 6:00 to 7:30PM


 




Short Row Class

If short rows make you nervous, this is the class for you! Inspired by the Icon Wrap, a beautiful piece created with short rows, this class will walk you through everything you need to know to create those wild wedge shapes! In class, you will be making a swatch to learn the technique that you can then apply to casting on your own Icon Wrap.

Materials: 2 colors of worsted weight yarn and US8 needles.

Skill level: Students must be able to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

October 20 from 1:30PM to 3:00PM

November 24 from 1:30PM to 3:00PM

Continental Knitting

Do you knit English style but have always wondered about the mysterious Continental style? Many would argue that picking is faster than throwing. Not sure what the difference is? Come find out in class!

You’ll learn the basics of Continental knitting and leave with a pattern to try your first continental-style project!

Materials: Light colored worsted weight yarn and US8 needles.

Skill Level: This class is for graduates of Knit 1 or anyone that can cast on, knit, purl and bind off.

Sunday, August 25 from 11:30AM to 1:00PM

October 27 from 1:30PM to 3:00PM

Magic Loop

Don’t love knitting with double pointed needles? Try the Magic Loop! This technique allows you to knit small circumference items like socks and sleeves using one long circular needle. In this class you’ll learn to cast on and knit with the Magic Loop.

Materials: Worsted weight yarn, US8 40-inch circular needle.

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

Saturday, August 3 from 1:30 to 3:00PM

November 3 from 1:30PM to 3:00PM


 

DPNS

Take your knitting from flat to 3D! Double pointed needles, called DPNS for short, are what you use knit small circumference items like baby hats, socks or sleeves. While it can be tricky in the beginning, using them is an invaluable skill to have in your knitting repetoire. In class we’ll cast on for a cute coffee cozy so you can learn the technique.

Materials: Worsted weight yarn, US8 double pointed needles

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

Saturday, June 15 from 1:30 to 3:00PM

Judy’s Magic Cast On

Judy’s Magic Cast on is the perfect way the begin toe-up socks! It’s completely invisible, gap-free and can be used with any toe up sock pattern. Come to class with sock yarn and cast on for a new pair or bring scrap yarn and try out the technique!

Materials: To start a new pair of socks: sock pattern, 100 grams of fingering weight yarn, US1 DPNS or 40-inch circular for Magic Loop. To practice: Worsted weight yarn and US8 DPNS or $0-inch circular.

Skill level: This class is suitable for graduates of Knit 3 or those have a made a pair of socks previously.

Saturday, May 18 from 2:00 to 3:30PM

Saturday, August 17 from 11:30 to 1:00PM

Provisional Cast On

Provisional cast-ons are used in many designs from sweaters to shawls. If you’ve avoided patterns that use provisional cast-ons because you’re just not sure what to do, this is the class for you! In this class you’ll learn 2 ways to cast-on provisionally, and discuss the reasons why you would use a provisional vs. a long tail cast on.

Materials: 2 colors of worsted weight yarn, US8 needles and a size H crochet hook.

Skill level: This class is suitable for graduates of Knit 2 or those knitters comfortable with knitting and purling

Saturday, June 1 from 1:30-3:00PM


 

2 x 2 Cable Cowl

Cables add beautiful texture to your knits and are a fantastic skill to have in your bag of knitting tricks. Learn the basics of cabling while creating an attractive, highly giftable cowl!

Materials: Pattern, 100 yards of chunky yarn, US10 needles, cable needle.

Homework: Please come to class with the first garter stitch section completed.

Skill Level: This class is suitable for graduates of Knit 2 or those comfortable with Knitting and purling.

Saturday, June 1 from 11:30-1:00PM

Saturday, August 24 from 11:30-1:00PM

Picking Up Stitches

Picking up stitches can be daunting! Learn the right way to pick up stitches along the edges of your knitting for professional looking button bands, sleeves and decorative edgings.

Materials: Worsted weight yarn, US8 needles

Homework: Make a swatch by casting on 32 sts and working in stockinette for 4 inches. Bring your yarn and swatch to class.

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

Seaming

Knitting is one thing and seaming is another! Learn to use mattress stitch to sew your knitted pieces together properly for a smooth attractive finish.

Materials: Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors, US8 needles

Homework: Make 3 swatches by casting on 24 sts and working in stockinette for 4 inches. Bring your yarn and swatches to class.

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

Saturday, June 15 from 11:30 to 1:00PM


 



Crochet 1: A Neck Warmer

Welcome to the world of crochet! You’ll learn the slip stitch, single, half-double, double and triple crochet. After working with practice yarn, you’ll start your neck warmer, picking up tips and tricks along the way as your skills improve.

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

Skill level: No experience required!

Wednesdays, May 1, 8 and 15 from 6 to 7:30PM

Wednesdays, June 5, 12 and 19 from 6 to 7:30PM

Wednesdays, July 24, 31 and August 7 from 6 to 7:30PM

Crochet 2: A Hat

In Crochet 2, you’ll learn to crochet in the round and to make increases while you crochet your hat. Once you’re comfortable with crochet 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 Crochet 1 or crocheters who can single, half double, double and triple crochet.

Wednesdays, April 3 and 10 from 6 to 7:30PM

Wednesdays, May 22 and 29 from 6 to 7:30PM

Crochet 3: Granny Squares

Begin your exploration of crochet motifs with the classic granny square! In this class you will learn how to crochet from the center out to create your first granny squares and how to attach them together to create blankets, bags or cushion covers.

Materials: Please bring or purchase a Size H crochet hook, worsted weight yarn- the more colors the better (this is a great project for leftovers and stash busting!).

Skill level: For graduates of Crochet 2 or students with basic crochet skills that have crocheted in the round.

Wednesdays, April 17 and 24 from 6 to 7:30PM

Wednesdays, July 10 and 17 from 6 to 7:30PM