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 Guests

  • Jared Flood
    Book signing and trunk show.
    September 9, 5-8PM
  • Kate Atherley
    Brioche, colorwork, custom socks.
    September 10 & 11
  • Stephen West
    Meet & greet and trunk show.
    September 16, 5-7PM
  • Arne & Carlos
    Stranded Knitting class & book signing.
    September 21


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!

Sundays, September 11, 18 & 25:
11AM-12:30PM

Tuesdays, September 27, October 4 & 11:
6-7:30PM

Sundays, November 6, 13 & 20
1-2:30PM

Tuesdays, November 29, December 6 & 13:
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.

Sundays, October 2 & 9:
11AM-12:30PM

Tuesdays, October 18 & 25:
6-7:30PM

Sundays, November 27 & Dec 4:
1-2:30 PM

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.

Sundays, October 16, 23 & 30:
11AM-12:30PM

Tuesdays, November 8, 15 &22:
6-7:30PM


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, October 2 & 9:
1-2:30 PM

Sundays, November 6 & 13:
11AM-12:30PM

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

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.

Sundays, Sept 11, 18 & 25:
1-2:30PM

Sundays, October 16, 23 & 30:
1-2:30 PM

Sundays, November 20, 27 & Dec 4:
11AM-12:30PM

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!

Thursdays, September 15 & 29:
1-2:30PM

Saturdays, November 5 & 12:
1-2:30PM

Saturdays, November 19 & December 3:
1-2:30PM

Thursdays, December 1 & 15:
1-2:30PM

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



Baby Bonnet

small things bonnet by carina spencer
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.

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

Saturdays, November 5 & 12:
11AM-12:30PM

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

Baby Booties

bootie

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.

Wednesdays, October 19 & 26:
6-7:30PM

Wednesdays, November 30 & December 7:
6-7:30PM

Baby Wrap Sweater

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.

Wednesdays, November 2, 9 & 16:
6-7:30PM

Saturdays, November 19, December 3 & 10:
11AM-12:30PM


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 1, 2, 3.

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

Saturdays, October 8, November 12, December 10: 11AM-12:30PM

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 1, 2, 3.

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

Saturdays, October 8, November 12, December 10: 1-3PM

Introduction to Lace

Natalie's Wave Blanket close up

Learn to use increases, decreases, and yarnovers to make lace patterns. You’ll learn while knitting 3 stitch patterns, which you can use for a new scarf project. Or take your new skills and use them for that lace shawl you’ve been wanting to knit!

Materials: 100 yards worsted weight yarn, US 8 needles.

Skill level: For graduates of Knit 2 or confident beginners.

Saturday, September 17: 1-2:30PM



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, September 18 & 25: 3-4:30PM

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

Halligarth Shawl

Halligarth Shawl

Gudrun Johnston’s Halligarth uses a traditional lace motif to depict a copse of trees. The triangular shape grows from a single stitch. The stitches are left live along the long edge while yarn-over loops are picked up along the other two edges to anchor the lace edging, which is worked sideways (perpendicular to the body of the shawl). Halligarth can be worked as a shawlette or as a more traditional large shawl.

In this class, you’ll learn an advanced shawl construction and to knit lace from a chart.

Materials: Halligarth pattern, 3 skeins for the small and 5 skeins for the large version of Brooklyn Tweed Loft; 32-inch US 6 circular needle; 40-inch US 7 circular needle.

Skill level: This class is for the advanced beginner/intermediate knitter who has knit a shawl or two and some basic lace.

Thursdays, October 6 & 13: 6-7:30PM

Tuesdays, December 6 & 13: 6-7:30PM

Seasons Hat

Seasons Hat

Jared Flood’s Seasons Hat features classic stranded knitting motifs in beautiful Brooklyn Tweed colors.

Learn to knit with two colors at a time and to read colorwork charts.

Materials: Seasons Hat pattern, Seasons Hat yarn kit (available in-store) or 5 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft each in a different color, 16-inch US 4 and US 2 circular needles, US 2 double pointed needles, stitch markers.

Tuesdays, November 8 & 15: 6-7:30PM


Antler Hat

Antler Hat

Begin your cable journey here, learning the beautiful yet simple Antler cable. Learn to work from written cable instructions and try your hand at reading a simple cable chart.

Homework: Come to class with the hat cast on and ribbing completed.

Materials: Antler Hat pattern, 200 yards of worsted weight yarn, 16-inch US 6 & US 8 circular needles, US 8 double pointed needles.

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

Wednesdays, September 21 & 28: 6-7:30PM

Wednesdays, November 2 & 9: 6-7:30PM

Glenmoriston Hat

Glenmoriston Hat

Step up your cable game and knit a hat entirely from a chart! Glenmoriston features stunning interlaced cables, designed by Madeline Nancy, who’s teaching this class!

Homework: Come to class with the hat cast on and ribbing completed.

Materials: Glenmoriston pattern, 1 skein Loop Studio Plus or 200 yds worsted weight yarn, 16-inch US 5 & US 7 circular needles, US 7 double pointed needles.

NOTE: For a longer ribbed brim that you can fold in half, you’ll need a second skein of Studio Plus or another 100 yards of worsted weight yarn.

Wednesdays, October 5 & 12: 6-7:30PM

Wednesdays, November 30 & December 7: 6-7:30PM

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 scarf.

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

Skill level: No experience required!

Sundays, September 18, 25, October 2 & 9:
11AM-1PM

Sundays, October 23, 30, November 6 & 20:
11AM-1PM

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, September 24:
1-4PM

Saturday, October 1:
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!

Saturdays, Sept. 17, 24 & Oct 1:
11:30AM-1:30PM

Saturdays, December 3, 10 &17:
11:30AM-1:30PM

Intro to the Drop Spindle

Drop Spindle

People have used drop spindles to make yarn for centuries – and now you can too!

You’ll learn the basics of spinning with a drop spindle, fiber preparation, drafting techniques, plying, and finishing.

Materials: All materials – fiber and a drop spindle – are included in the class fee.

Skill level: No experience required!

Saturdays, October 29, November 5 & 12:
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, October 1: 2-4PM

Saturday, November 5: 2-4PM

Saturday, December 3: 2-4PM