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.

Skip to: Learn to Knit Series | Project & Technique Classes | Weaving

Loop Yarn

Visit us online or in our Philadelphia shop at 1914 South Street!


Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Get our class schedule delivered to your inbox and hear about new arrivals, new projects, sales and special events!



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

Wednesday, May 16, 23 and 30 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

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

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, March 25 and April 8 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Wednesday, April 4 and 11 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

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

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

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, March 18, 25, and April 8 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Wednesday, April 18, 25, and May 2 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 1, 8, and 15 from 1:00 to 2:30 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.

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

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, April 19 and 26 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

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.

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

Thursday, April 5 and 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM


Quick Start Knitting

Get a taste for knitting with our one session introduction. You’ll learn to knit, purl, bind off, and cast on. This is a great way to give a new hobby a try!

Materials: All materials are included. You’ll receive a set of needles and a ball of yarn, which are yours to take home.

Skill level: Absolute beginner. No experience needed!

Sunday, May 6 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sunday, June 3 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sunday, June 24 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

 
 



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


On the Spice Market Shawl

On the Spice Market

Explore color and texture while creating a beautiful new shawl! In this class, you’ll learn to use slip stitch patterns and short rows.

This design is perfect for using one of our gradient kits along with a special skein of fingering weight yarn.

Materials: On the Spice Market pattern, 400 yds of fingering weight yarn, 1 gradient set or 115 yds of 6 colors fingering weight yarn, US4 24-inch circular needle.

Skill level: This class is for confident beginners who have successfully completed two or three projects.

Saturday, April 7, 14, and 21 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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

Voe Hat

Voe Hat

Learn to knit fair isle with Gudrun Johnston’s magnificent design! In this class, you’ll knit with traditional fingering weight wool, learn multiple stranding techniques, and to work from a color chart.

Materials: Voe Hat pattern, 3 colors of Brooklyn Tweed Loft, US2 16-inch needle and US4 16-inch needle.

Skill level: This class is for graduates of Knit 2 or knitters who’ve knit hats.

Homework: Please come to class with the ribbing completed and ready to begin the fair isle patterning.

Tuesday, March 27 and April 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Girasole Shawl or Blanket

Girasole by Jared Flood

Embark on a lace knitting adventure with Girasole! As a shawl or a blanket, Girasole is a lace knitter’s delight made with your choice of lace weight or worsted weight yarn. If Girasole has always been on your knit list, now’s the chance to try it with help from one of our instructors.

In this class, you will learn to cast-on for a shawl from the center out and how to knit multiple lace patterns from a chart.

Materials: Girasole pattern, 3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Vale or 1150 yards of laceweight yarn with US6 double pointed needles and 32-inch circular needle OR 12 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter or 1275 yds of worsted weight yarn, US9 double pointed needles and 32-inch circular needle. Please come to class with your yarn wound and ready to cast on.

Skill level: This class is for knitters who have successfully finished at least one lace project.

Tuesday, May 8, 22, June 5 and 19 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM


Slipped Stitch Vest

Slipped Stitch Vest

The Fibre Company’s Slipped Stitch Vest is a perfect three-season garment. Slip stitches create a simple texture on a comfortable piece that’s flattering on women of all shapes and sizes.

Knit in one piece with two-stage neck shaping and then re-joined to create the back, you’ll learn new techniques while making yourself a wardrobe staple!

Materials: Slipped Stitch Vest pattern, 6-7 skeins of Fibre Company Luma or equivalent DK-weight yarn, 32- or 40-inch size 6 circular needle (or size to obtain gauge), stitch markers, and darning needle.

Homework: Swatch to find the right needle you need to get gauge.

Skill level: This class is for advanced beginning knitters who’ve successfully complete a few projects.

Thursday, April 12, 26, May 3, and 17 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Mirage Shell or Tee

Mirage is modern shell with an a-line silhouette and a sheer panel at the hem. Knit with or without sleeves, its a perfect addition to your warm weather wardrobe!

In this class, you’ll learn about garment structure and assembly with lots of tips and tricks for successful knitting as well!

Materials: Mirage pattern, 3-5 skeins of Shibui Fern and 1 skein of Shibui Silk Cloud, size US 5 and US 6 needles or sizes to achieve gauge, stitch makers, and tapestry needle.

Skill level: This class is for advanced beginners who are familiar with increasing and decreasing and have completed several projects.

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.

Tuesday, June 12, 26, July 10 and 24 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Introduction to Lace

Learn how yarnovers, increases and decreases can create beautiful lace designs. In this class you’ll knit several different lace motifs from written and charted patterns.

Materials: At least 50 grams of smooth, light colored worsted weight yarn and size 9 needles.

Skill level: For graduates of Knit 2 or knitters who are comfortable knitting and purling in the same row.

Sunday, May 20 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sunday, June 17 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 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, May 1 and 8 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 14 and 21 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, April 9, 16, and 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Monday, May 7, 14, and 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Monday, June 4, 11, and 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Monday, July 16, 23, and 30 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, April 11, 18, and 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, May 9, 16, and 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

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

Weave 3: Woven Kitchen Towels

Woven Kitchen Towels

These beautiful woven kitchen towels are fun to weave and make great gifts!

In this skill-building class, you’ll experience weaving with cotton, learn a new warping technique, and learn hem stitch.

Materials: The yarn for two towels is included in the cost of the class. You’ll need a Schacht Cricket loom, we can’t provide them for this class.

Skill level: This class is for graduates of Weave 2 or for those who have woven 2-3 projects on a rigid heddle loom.

Wednesday, June 6, 13, and 20 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, April 14 from 1:30-4:30 PM

Saturday, May 5 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM