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Yarn, gifts, and accessories for the knitter, crocheter, and spinner

2017 Summer/Fall Knitting Classes
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Please read class policies at end of page before registering.

For all knitting classes except beginner classes, you must be able to knit, purl, cast-on, and bind-off before coming to class.

Download Class Registration Form Here
Special Note:  Some of you have asked if you have to finish your projects by the end of the multi-day classes.  You are definitely NOT required to finish a project by the last day of the class. You will have received enough information to be able to complete the project on your own, but if you need additional help we are always here to help you at a later time if you have any questions.

2017 Summer/Fall Classes

Note: For classes that begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays, the shop will open at 10:30 a.m. for anyone who needs last minute class supplies.

Fair Isle Raglan Baby Sweater   

Class Fee: 2 class sessions $45

Instructor: Staff 

Saturday, September 23, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 28, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


In this class, you will create a super cute, seamless baby sweater adorned with sheep. This is a top-down, raglan sweater that includes sheep created using the Fair Isle technique. Sizes available range from newborn to 2T.


Materials: 1 skein each of 4 colors. Only small amounts of white and black for the sheep are needed; size 8, 16” circular needles, size 8, 9” circular needle or DPNs for sleeves

NOTE: If making the the 0-3 months or 6-12 months size, 12" needle is recommended for the start of the sweater.


Required Skills: Basic knitting experience (Cast on, knit, purl, knitting in the round, bind off)

Entrelac Scarf   Class Fee: $35
Instructor: Staff

Saturday, October 21, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Do you love the quilted look of entrelac and want to learn how to create it yourself?  In this class you will learn the magic of entrelac while creating a colorful scarf.  This is a great jumping off class for the entrelac technique.


Materials: 500 to 600 yards DK yarn OR 400 yards worsted weight yarn; size 6 needles for DK OR size 8 needles for worsted weight.


Required Skills: Basic knitting experience (Cast on, knit, purl, picking up stitches, bind off)

Sock Heels      Class Fee: 2 class sessions; EACH class $30                                                  Instructor: Staff


Saturdays,  November 18, December 9, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


This series of single classes will introduce you to different methods for making heels for socks. With these techniques and a basic top-down or toe-up sock pattern, you can create socks the way you like. Methods will include:

Short Row Heel (November 18)

Slip Stitch Heel/Gusset/Heel Turn (December 9)

Note: There is homework before the class.  See the shop for more details.


Materials: Worsted Weight yarn, size 8, 9" circular needle or DPNs, stitch markers.


Required Skills: Basic knitting experience (Cast on, knit, purl, knitting in the round, bind off)

Basic Cardigan Vest             Class Fee: 3 class sessions $85                                    Instructor: Staff


Saturday, November 4, December 2, December 30, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


This seamless vest will become a great addition to your wardrobe.  It includes optional waist-shaping and is knit in one piece up to the split for the armholes.


Materials: DK weight yarn, size 6, 24” circular needle, size 5, 16” and 24” circular needles, (optional) size 7, 24” circular needle for collar, stitch holders, stitch markers, removable markers or pins to mark buttonhole placement, 10 to 14 5/8” buttons.


Required Skills: Basic knitting experience (Cast on, knit, purl, bind off, yarn overs)

Private Lessons: If you need help with an individual project or would like to learn a new technqiue on your own you can also schedule a private lesson with Jan.


Classroom and Kitchenette

      Our classroom features a main table that expands to seat eight and we also have an additional table and portable chairs for group events.

Our Classroom
Pre-registration and payment are required to hold your seat in a class. 

Discount coupons or any shop-wide discounts DO NOT apply to class fees.

For all knitting classes other than the beginner class, students must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off before coming to class.

Except for classes that call for small amounts of practice yarn, students are expected to purchase any class materials they don’t already have at our shop.  Students receive a 10% discount on purchases made for the class.

Maximum class size is six students or permission of instructor. Minimum age of student: 12 years or permission of instructor. Classes with fewer than three students may be cancelled with 48 hours notice at the discretion of the shop/instructor.  Full refunds will be given for any classes cancelled by the shop or instructor. 

Students who withdraw from a class more than 72 hours before the start of the class will receive full credit toward a future class.  Students who cancel with less than 72 hours notice forfeit their class fee unless there are special circumstances.
Class sessions canceled due to weather conditions will be rescheduled.
Please download a registration form (available at top of this page) and either mail it to our street address with your check or stop by the shop to register with cash, credit card, debit card that has a Visa or MasterCard symbol on the front, or check.  Note:  We do NOT take credit card numbers over the telephone.