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.

BEGINNING KNITTING
$120 for four 2-hour sessions and all materials.
prerequisites: none

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Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 6 to 8pm
Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 6 to 8pm
Sundays, August 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 11am to 1pm

Whether you’ve never knit before or it’s just been a long time, you’ll get a solid foundation of knitting fundamentals in Beginning Knitting class. You’ll learn to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, decrease and pick up lots of other tips and tricks while knitting your first hand warmer and hat. All materials are included.

BEGINNING KNITTING 2
$80 for four 2-hour sessions.
prerequisites: ability to cast on, knit, and purl.

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Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16 & 25, 6 to 8pm
Thursdays, August 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 6 to 8pm

Choose socks, a beret, or fingerless mitts to make in this class. With socks and fingerless mitts, you’ll learn to cast onto double pointed needles, to increase, and to pick up stitches. With the beret, you’ll learn to increase and decrease.

With all three projects, you’ll learn how to identify and fix common mistakes and gain experience reading patterns.

Materials: for socks – 300 yards of worsted weight yarn and a set of US 6 double pointed needles;

for beret – 150 yards of DK weight yarn, 16-inch US 5 & 6 circular needles, and a set of US 6 double pointed needles;

for fingerless mitts – 100 yards of worsted weight yarn and a set of US 6 double pointed needles.

All patterns are included in the class fee.

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

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Sundays, June 7, 14, 28, July 12, and 19 from 11am to 12:30pm
Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 25, September 1 and 15 from 6 to 7:30pm

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

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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.

Wednesdays, 10am-12pm
May 6, 13, 20 & 27
June 3, 10, 17 & 24.
July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29.
August 5, 12, 19 & 26.

Thursdays, 6-8pm
May 7, 14, 21 & 28
June 4 & 11.
July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30.
August 6, 13, 20 & 27.

LEARN TO CROCHET
$56 for two 2-hour sessions and all materials.
prerequisites: none

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Wednesdays, June 3 & 10, 6-8pm

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

INTERVAL COWL
$20 for one 2-hour session
prerequisites: chain, basic stitches

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Wednesday, April 1, 6-8pm
Wednesday, May 20, 6-8pm

Kira K’s Interval Cowl uses a simple lace pattern that’s a great introduction for new crocheters. You’ll learn to work from written and charted patterns, while making a small swatch. You’ll leave class ready to start your own Interval Cowl!

Materials: Bring Interval Cowl pattern, DK-weight yarn, and a size I crochet hook.

CROCHETED HAT
$20 for one 2-hour session
prerequisites: chain, basic stitches

Wednesday, May 22, 6-8pm
Wednesday, June 17, 6-8pm

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 150 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size G hook.

CROCHETED BASKETS
$20 for one 2-hour session
prerequisites: chain, basic stitches

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Wednesday, May 27, 6-8pm
Wednesday, June 24, 6-8pm

Crocheted baskets are a great way to store things and they look great! Learn a basic way to make baskets that you can easily modify and make again and again!

Materials: Materials: Bring 1 ball of Katia Big Ribbon or 80 yards of bulky weight cotton yarn and a size K hook.

BOLT
$40 for two 2-hour sessions
prerequisites: knit, purl, cast on, bind off

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Saturdays, May 16 & 23, 2-4pm

Bolt uses garter stitch stripes and short rows to create a modern, graphic scarf. You’ll learn to pick up stitches and to work short rows in this class.

Materials: Bolt pattern, 2 skeins each of 2 colors of Loft or a comparable fingering weight yarn, circular needle.

LACE BACK FINGERLESS MITTS
$40 for two 2-hour sessions
Saturdays, May 16 & 23, 11:30am-1:30pm

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Spring is a wonderful time for knitting lace! Learn how and to work from charts while making a pair of beautiful fingerless mitts.

Materials: Lace Back Fingerless Mitts pattern, 100-200 yards of sport or DK weight yarn (depending on desired length), and size US 2 needles.

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.