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 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!

Wednesday, July 11, 18, and 25 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 15, 22, and 29 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Wednesday, September 5, 12, and 19 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Sunday, September 9, 16, and 23 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Wednesday, November 7, 14, and 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 2, 9, and 16 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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, July 1 and 8 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Sunday, Jul 22 and 29 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Wednesday, September 26 and October 3 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Sunday, September 30 and October 7 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Wednesday, December 5 and 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

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 1, 8, and 15 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM

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

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


Knit 4: Knitter’s Choice

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

In this class, we’ll help you cast on and get started with everything from pattern reading to getting through the tricky parts and weaving in the ends. Please stop in prior to class and our staff is happy to help you select your pattern and materials.

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.

Stay tuned – new dates are coming soon!

Knit 5: 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.

Thursday, July 12 and 19 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Knit 6: Beginnings & Endings

Learn how to get your projects started on the right foot and how to finish them professionally in our Beginnings and Endings class. You’ll learn why you need to swatch and how to do it, how to block your knitting, how to attach pieces using mattress stitch and how to weave in your ends.

Materials: 50 grams of worsted weight yarn, size US 8 needles, pins, and a tapestry needle. A small blocking board is included in the class fee.

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

Stay tuned – new dates are coming soon!



Fair Isle Yoked Sweater

TinCanKnit’s Strange Brew is the perfect introduction to the world of colorwork yoked sweater knitting! You’ll choose a colorwork motif from the pattern and then learn to knit a sweater from the bottom up. You’ll knit the sleeves and body separately and then join them into one piece and begin to knit your colorwork yoke. Weave in the ends and you’ve got yourself a new sweater!

Strange Brew is sized from newborn to 4XL – you may knit any size you want for class.

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: Strange Brew 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 patter, yarn selected and your swatch knit. We’ll give you swatching instructions when you select your yarn.

Thursday, May 10, 17, 31, June 14 and 21st from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

The Weekender

The Weekender Pullover

Knit yourself a sweater in 2018! The Weekender is a stylish, slouchy pullover knit in the round with worsted weight yarn. In this class, you will learn the tubular cast on, picking up stitches, how to work short rows, and much more.

Materials: The Weekender pattern, 7-12 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter or 915-1640 yds of worsted weight yarn depending on size. US9 40-inch circular needle, 2 sets of US 8 40-inch circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Skill level: For knitters who have successfully completed several small projects.

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

Tuesday, May 1, 15, 29, June 12 and 26 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

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.

Thursday, March 22 and 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Tuesday, April 17 and 24 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM


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

 
 


Weave 1: Woven Neck Warmer

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!

Monday, July 16, 23, and 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, September 12, 19, and 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Monday, October 8, 15, and 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Monday, November 5, 12, and 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Monday, December 3, 10, and 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Weave 2: Woven Gradient Scarf

Woven Gradient Scarf

The Woven Gradient Scarf has a grid of various shades that are made with 3 colors of yarn. Review your warping skills and learn to warp and weave with multiple colors, while making one of your very own!

Materials: The yarn and the use of a Schacht Cricket loom are included in the cost of this class.

Skill level: This class is for graduates of Weave 1 or for those who have used a similar loom in the past.

Wednesday, July 18, 25, and August 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Monday, September 10, 17, and 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, November 7, 14, and 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

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!

Saturday, July 14 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM