Knitting Groups: Friday 5-7 p.m.
Knitting groups are free & open to all, ages 18+. Bring your knitting or crochet and be prepared to laugh a lot.
Some class codes to help you determine if you have the skills for this class: B = Beginner, Is ready to learn to Knit or Crochet, AB = Advanced Beginner, should know how to cast on and knit, but maybe not much else I= Intermediate (should know knit, purl and increases and decreases), A=Advanced, should know the basic skills and have knit a few more complicated projects. Yarn and supplies for classes should be purchased at the store - learning is so much easier and more enjoyable when you are working with good materials. For beginning knitting and crochet classes please choose yarns that are smooth textured and solid, light colored.
Weaving School (I) - This is a series of classes to learn some new techniques on the rigid heddle loom. You should have your own loom and know how to warp you loom for plain weave for this class. We'll spend 2 hours or so every month learning various techniques on the Knitter's Loom. Class 4 is for learning other techniques - I am calling it Wild Weaving - clasped weft, weaving with fabric, combining different weights of yarn, putting objects into your weaving, making things with your woven cloth... This one is Saturday December 7th, 1-3pm $30
Afghan Knitting Group will begin meeting the first and third Mondays of the month at 5pm from August through December. The pattern we will be using is available at the store and has 60 squares to knit that go from easy to challenging. This is a great opportunity to learn new stitches and techniques and have an afghan by Christmas! We will meet to learn two patterns - I'll pick the most challenging ones in the booklet and many you can do on your own with the skills you learn in class. Pick and choose the blocks you want - 30 would make a fair sized afghan and 25 would be a large baby blanket. The class is free if you purchase the yarn here. Please sigh up in advance for the first class so I know how many to expect and can order yarn and books for you in advance. Monday 2 &16, 5-6pm.
Weaving for Fun (B) Wednesday Dec 4, 5-7pm. Come weave a scarf for yourself or for a gift in this 2 hour class. I've warped the looms for you and you can just come do the fun part! Please come in early to pick your colors $30
Learn to Knit (B) Sat Dec 7th 10-30-11:30 Learn to knit, just the basics to get you started. $20
Learn to Purl (B) Sat Dec 21, 1pm-2pm. Know how to knit and are ready for the next step? Learn to Purl is for you. $20
Crocheted Basket Class (AB) Friday, Dec 6, 3pm Learn to make a great crocheted basket using bulky yarns. You should already know how to single and half double crochet. This is a great gift, but also a great project for learning to crochet in the round and follow a pattern. $15
Classy Cowl Class (AB) is Sat Dec 28th, 10:30 - 12 Learn to make a cowl that can also fit over your shoulders. I made mine of lots of yarns, but it can be done in solid colors and still look awesome. You'll try your hand at several different stitches with a chunky weight yarn. It'll be fabulous. $25, includes a pattern.
My First Hat -Slouchy Hat (AB) is Saturday Dec 14 & 21, 10:30-12 This is my easy versatile slouchy hat pattern. $25, includes pattern.
Vite Cowl(I) Sat, Dec 28, 1-2:30 Lisa will be teaching this super bulky lace cowl. It is knit on #15 needles with one sk. of either Magnum or Brown Sheep Burly Spun. This is a great way to do your first lace! $20
Starting in January, we'll have Last Monday Yarn Therapy Group - This is where you can bring your troubled projects to get them fixed or started in the right direction again and you can learn to fix your mistakes too. $10 for the hour. Anyone can come in and get help, learn to do a new stitch, figure out a pattern - whatever you want to use the hour for. Please call ahead to reserve a space - it will be limited to 5 folks at a time. Monday, January 27th at 5pm-6pm.
That Noro Sweater Class Saturday Jan 4 & Feb 1 2:30. So many people ask for the pattern for that Noro Shrug that is on the mannequin and KFI never could tell me where to find it. I reverse engineered it and now have a pattern. Learn to make it in this class. $25, includes the pattern. This pattern requires 10 skeins of Noro Kureyon (silk garden or Taiyo would work as well). Register by December 3rd and come in when Meredith is here so we can order your yarn if there are not 10 skeins of the same color that you want on the shelf.
Magic Loop Sat Jan 4, 12:30pm Learn to use a long circular needle instead of double points. Prereq. for socks but great for hats too. $10
Learn to Weave on the Knitter's Loom Wednesday, Jan 15 & 22, 5-7pm
Socks - Saturday Jan 11, 18, 25, 2pm. Learn to make socks, toe up, with an after thought cuff! EasyPeasy Socks! Must know magic loop. $55
Afghan Block Knitalong Classes Mon Jan 5 & 19, 5pm. Lisa wanted to continue with these, she wasn't sure everyone would be done by Christmas. So classes will continue to meet to work on the blocks for as long as there continues to be interest. Free with purchase of yarn here.
Learn to Knit Sat, Jan 4th, 11am $20
Learn to Purl Sat Jan 18, 11am $20
Afghan Group Mon Feb 2 & 16, 5pm, Free
Learn to Knit Sat Feb 1st, 11am $20
Learn to Purl Sat Feb 15, 11am $20
Learn to Crochet Sat Feb 15, 1pm- 2:30 $25
Yarn Therapy Group Monday Feb 27, 5-6 $10
Weaving School Session 1 Sat Feb 8th, 1-3p $30
Weaving for Fun Sat Feb 22, 1-3pm $30
Weaving on the Knitter's Loom Mon Feb 10 and Wed Feb 12, 5-7pm $75
Learn to Knit - Sat, Mar 1 10:30am $20
Learn to Purl - Sat Mar 15, 10:30am $20
Weaving School - Sat Mar 8, 1-3pm $30
Yarn Therapy Group - Mon Mar 31, 5-6pm, $10
If you are interested in signing up for a class, stop by the store ahead of time or give us a call at (615) 217-4966 to reserve your spot and pay your fees. Private lessons are also available at $25/hour. Supplies for the classes are not included in the cost unless so stated. We require that that you buy supplies for classes here at the store. Using the appropriate yarn and tools makes learning a more successful and satisfying experience. Registration for classes requires payment at time of sign up. If you have a group of folks who want to learn to knit, crochet or do other fibery things, let us know and we can set up classes for groups of 4 or more.
If you want to learn to knit with an individual lesson, we strongly recommend an hour lesson. 30 minutes is rarely long enough to pick up very much if you've never knit before.
Cancellation Policy: Please be sure you can attend before signing up for class. If you can notify us a week before class of the need to cancel, you may be given credit for the cost towards another class. Under a week, credit will only given if another student can be found to fill the space. There is no refund for missed classes. No makeup classes are given and teachers are not permitted to meet away from the store for makeup classes. Classes that don't make (have at least 3 participants) will be canceled and of course we will refund the fee.
Learn to Crochet! You'll learn to chain, single and double crochet, half double crochet and pattern reading tips as well. You'll be making luxurious handwarmers . $25
Learn to Knit Learn the basics of knitting in this class. You'll learn some things about fibers, and how to cast on and knit. Make a scarf! We recommend you come in early to pick out your yarn for them. $20
Learn to Purl Learn the purl stitch and a couple of ways to use it. A few basics about pattern reading are included here too. $20
Beginner Hat Class - If you've learned to knit and purl, but the thought of knitting in the round is a bit daunting this is the class for you. You learn knitting in the round, decreases, pattern reading and more. $25
Filet Crochet: Learn to read these charts and even chart your own designs while you make this weet little bookmark. Uses #10 crochet thread and #7 hook. Must already know basic stitches $20
Granny Squares: Learn to crochet granny squares with any yarn. You'll learn the traditional form but also how to change them a bit. Must already know basic stitches. $20
Knitting 101: In 4 sessions learn the basics of knitting. In Session 1 you'll learn about different kinds of fiber, what all those symbols on the yarn label are for and how to figure out what needle size you need as well as casting on and knitting. Session 2 is about purling. You also learn some pattern stitches and what gauge is about and make a monogrammed washcloth from a chart. In session 3 you'll learn to do various increases and decreases and why you use different ones. Session 4 is finishing techniques and some extra things you need to know - sewing a seam, weaving in ends, knitting in a circle, picking up lost stitches, and a bit about reading a pattern. Supplies needed: yarn, straight needles, double pointed or circular needles, a tapestry needle, crochet hook. Optional but helpful is The Knitter's Handbook or other basic knitting technique book, row counter and stitch markers. $60.00
Magic Loop: Find freedom from double pointed needles forever. Learn to knit on one circular needle for ANY circular project. $10.00
My First Sweater: This is a great easy first sweater, simple and with a pattern you can easily adjust for another one later. $30
Needle Felted Projects: Eva comes up with the cutest things and she will teach them to you. You'll need a felting pad - any dense foam about 2" thick will do, felting needles and a bit of fiber. $20
Socks: This is the easiest sock I have ever done. Toe up, sized to fit, afterthought heel. The formula can be used to make any size and most stitch patterns can be incorporated. For class we'll be using worsted weight sock yarn on size 5 needles. Three sessions - $50 Must know Magic Loop before the class (this class is usually given the week before or may be learned in an individual lesson. )
Weaving for Fun: Want to weave but not ready to go through all the warping hassle? (It isn't bad, but sometimes you just want to weave). I'll warp the loom for you and you can just come in and weave for a couple of hours - it is long enough to make a scarf or table runner or enought fabric for a purse. You can get a skein of yarn here or I have a stash basket with lots of bits and pieces that you use and add fun interesting texture to your scarf. Class is $30, a materials fee will apply for the stash use, depending on amounts used.
Weaving On a Knitter's Loom: Learn to weave while working on the store looms. You'll learn the terminolgy, how to warp, how to pick materials, figure warp length, and then of course, weaving. Materials should be purchased at the store. We'll be weaving a sampler so you'll know several different weaving patterns by the end of class. Come in when Meredith is here and pick out your yarns and get them wound before class. Class fee includes use of loom & tools for the class times only. (Looms may also be purchased at the end of the class). $75.
Weaving School This class is for those who have been weaving a while and want to step up their projects to include more textures and patterns and some other fun techniques. 4 sessions. $30 per session, sign up for one or all of them. Session 1 - weaving log cabin patterns, Session 2 - Loom controlled weaves, Session 3 - Finger controlled weaves, Session 4 - Wild weaving (freeform, inclusions, clasped weft and more)
Yarn Therapy Group - This is where you can bring your troubled projects to get them fixed or started in the right direction again and you can learn to fix your mistakes too. $10 for the hour. Anyone can come in and get help, learn to do a new stitch, figure out a pattern - whatever you want to use the hour for. Please call ahead to reserve a space - it will be limited to 5 folks at a time.