Knitting & Crochet Classes
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.
LEARN TO KNIT SERIES
We developed our Learn to Knit Series to give you a solid foundation of knitting skills. Each class builds off the last. You’ll enter Knit 1 with no knitting experience and leave Knit 3 as an advanced beginner knitter. You’ll learn by making – a scarf, a hat, and a sock or a fingerless mitt – pieces you can wear right away!
The series was designed for people who’ve never knit before, but it makes a great refresher too!
KNIT 1: A NECKWARMER
$90 – three 2-hour sessions & materials.
Required experience: none.
Tuesdays, November 10, 17, and 24, 6-8pm
Sundays, November 15, 22, and December 6, 11am-1pm
Welcome to the world of hand knitting! You’ll learn to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off with straight needles. After a working with practice yarn, you’ll start your neckwarmer, 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.
All materials are included in the cost of this class.
KNIT 2: A HAT
$40 – two 2-hour sessions.
Required experience: Knit 1 or ability to cast on, knit, and purl.
Thursdays, October 29 and November 5, 6-8pm
Sundays, November 1 and 8, 11am-1pm
Tuesdays, December 1 and 8, 6-8pm
Sundays, December 13 and 20, 11am-1pm
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 Hikoo SimpliWorsted, 16-inch circular and 8-inch double pointed size US 9 needles, darning needle, stitch markers.
KNIT 3: SOCKS OR MITTS
$60 – three 2-hour sessions.
Required experience: Knit 2 or ability to cast on, knit & purl in the round.
Tuesdays, October 20, 27, and November 3, 6-8pm
Thursdays, November 12, 19, and December 3, 6-8pm
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: 300 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.
Session 2: Wednesdays, September 30, Oct 14, 28 November 11, and Dec 2 6-7:30pm
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 ten 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.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN PROJECT CLASS
$20 for each 2-hour session. $85 for 5 prepaid sessions.
prerequisites: knit, purl, cast on, bind off.
October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29.
November 5, 12 & 19.
December 3, 10 & 17.
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.
prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease
Saturdays from 12:30-2pm:
October 10, November 14, December 12, 2015;
January 9, February 13, March 12;
April 9, May 14, June 11;
July 9, August 13, September 10, 2016.
Like the Building Blocks class, this is a yearlong knitting adventure, but focused on color! Every 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.
The cost of the class includes: Building in Color by Michelle Hunter, 24 skeins of Hikoo Simplicity (8 skeins in each of 3 colors), and a 24-inch size US 6 needle or size to get gauge. You’ll need to bring stitch markers, a darning needle, and a row counter.
Note: This class is one yearlong session. We cannot offer make-up classes, but you’re welcome to come in with any questions you might have about a class you’ve missed.
We’ll pre-order the yarn for your blanket and not ask you to pay for it all at once. We do ask, however, that you purchase all of the yarn if you decide to stop taking the class.
$40 – two 2-hour sessions.
Saturdays, October 24 and 31, 10:30am-12:30pm
Stephen West’s Boneyard Shawl is a great introduction to top-down shawls. It’s a stockinette triangle with decorative purl ridges and a garter stitch border. You’ll learn the garter-tab cast on, make one increases, and a stretchy bind off.
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.