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, 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 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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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!

$90 – Tuesdays, June 7, 14, and 21 from 6-7:30pm

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$90 – Sundays, July 10, 17, and 24 from 11am-12:30pm

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$90 – Sundays, August 14, 21, and 28 from 1-2:30pm

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

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

$40 – Tuesdays, June 28 and July 5 from 6-7:30pm

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$40 – Sundays, July 31 and August 7 from 11am-12:30pm

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Knit 3: Socks or Mitts

Knit 3
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.

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

$60 – Sundays, June 5, 19, and 26 (skips June 12) from 11am-12:30pm

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$60 – Tuesdays, July 12, 19, and 26 from 6-7:30pm

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$60 – Sundays, August 14, 21, and 28 from 11am-12:30pm

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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.

$40 – Sundays, July 10 and 17 from 1-2:30pm

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$40 – Tuesdays, August 2 and 9 from 6-7:30pm

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Knit 5: A Top Down Pullover

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 or 400 yards of comparable worsted weight yarn, 16-inch US 6 & US 8 circular needles & double pointed needles, a small amount of waste yarn, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.

Skill level: for graduates of Knit 3 or knitters who’ve knit a hat in the round.

$60 – Sundays, June 5, 19, and 26 (skips June 12) from 1-2:30pm

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$60 – Sundays, July 24, 31, and August 7 from 1-2:30pm

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$60 – Tuesdays, August 16, 23, and 30 from 6-7:30pm

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Baby Bonnet

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A bonnet is a wonderful knitted gift for a new baby – sweet and functional! Choose to make a rounded bonnet or a pixie hood with a button closure or i-cord ties. All options have a self-border edge and slipped stitch detailing.

Materials: You’ll need 1 hank of Blue Sky Worsted Cotton or a comparable worsted weight yarn, Carina Spencer’s Small Things Bonnet pattern, double pointed and 16- or 24-inch circular needles in size US 8; stitch markers, darning needle, and 1 button about 3/4” – 1” in diameter (for Button Tab closure).

Skill level: This is an advanced beginner class for graduates of Knit 3 or knitters who’ve made socks or mitts.

$40 – Saturdays, June 25 & July 2 from 11:30am-1pm

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$40 – Wednesdays, July 6 & 13 from 6-7:30pm

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Baby Booties

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Keep baby’s tiny feet safe and warm in a sweet pair of booties! This clever design is knit seamlessly – and once you get the hang of it, quickly – in worsted weight organic cotton. Great for gifting!

Materials: You’ll need 1 skein of Blue Sky Worsted Cotton, size US 5 double pointed needles, stitch markers, and a darning needle. The pattern is included in the class fee.

Skill level: This is an advanced beginner class for graduates of Knit 3 or knitters who’ve made socks or mitts.

$40 – Saturdays, July 9 & 16 from 11:30am-1pm

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$40 – Wednesdays, August 10 & 17 from 6-7:30pm

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Baby Cardigan

Small Things Sweater by Carina Spencer

This unisex baby cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down with lots of beautiful details. You’ll learn a provisional cast-on, single cast-on, picking up stitches, making buttonholes, and much more.

Materials: You’ll need 2-3 hanks of Blue Sky Worsted Cotton depending on the size you choose to knit (we recommend the 6 month size), Carina Spencer’s Small Things Sweater pattern, size US 8 double pointed and 16-inch circular needles, waste yarn, stitch markers, two 0.75 or 1.0 inch buttons, and a darning needle.

Skill level: This is an advanced-beginner class for graduates of Knit 3 or knitters who’ve made socks or mitts.

$60 – Wednesdays, August 10, 17 & 24 from 6-7:30pm

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Learn to Crochet

Granny Square Blanket

This introduction to crochet will give you the basics of a new craft – or a quick refresher! Learn the basic stitches and how to read a pattern while making your first granny square.

Materials: All materials are included in the class fee.

Skill level: No experience required!

$60 – Wednesdays, June 22 & 29 from 6-7:30pm

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$60 – Saturdays, June 25 & July 2 from 1:30-3pm

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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 scarf.

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

Skill level: No experience required!

$145 – Sundays, July 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 11am-1pm

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$145 – Sundays, August 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 11am-1pm

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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!

$60 – Saturday, June 11 from 1-4pm

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$60 – Saturday, July 16 from 1-4pm

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$60 – Saturday, August 13 from 1-4pm

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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!

$145 – Saturdays, June 11, 18, 25, and July 2 from 1:30-3:30pm

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$145 – Sundays, July 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 1:30-3:30pm

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