Classes

We have classes available for all levels of knitting and crocheting, which change throughout the year.  We also have private lessons available for $30/hour.

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Thursday Sit and Knit Night:
Our monthly Sit and Knit night is an informal gathering where knitters, crocheters, and other fiber enthusiasts can bring their current WIPS (works in progress) to work on, relax and share a good conversation with others who appreciate the handmade arts.
We meet the last Thursday of every month from 5:30 – 8:00.


Winter 2020 Classes

Title: Two at a Time (TAAT) Socks
Dates: 1/29, 2/12, 3/11       Day/Time: Wed. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
OR
Dates: 2/29, 3/14, & 3/28       Day/Time: Sat, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $60 plus materials
Instructor: Mary Wells
Skill level – advanced beginner or beyond
This is a series of three two-hour classes in where participants will learn to make socks two at a time top down with an afterthought heal.  Socks are knit on two 24” #1 needles.  Class size is limited to 6. Participants must pre-register for class as they fill up quickly.
Homework:  Knit swatch in stockinette in the round

Title: Socks Made Simple
Dates: 1/17, 1/31, & 2/14         Day/Time: Fri. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
OR
Dates: 1/25, 2/8, & 2/22         Day/Time: Sat: 11:00 – 1:00 PM
Cost: $60 plus materials
Instructor: Nancy Currie
Skill level – advanced beginner and beyond
This is a series of three two-hour classes and is the perfect class for the first-time sock knitter.  Participants will learn sock basics including the calf, heal, gusset and toe.  Socks may be knit in fingering or worsted in double pointed needles or by the magic loop method.  We will be using Becky Curran’s pattern Socks Made Simple patterns.
Class size is limited to 6. Participants must pre-register for class as they fill up quickly.
Homework:  Knit swatch in stockinette in the round

Title: Knitting with Confidence
Dates: 1/22, 2/5, 2/19             Day/Time: Wed. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $20/class
Instructor: Nancy Currie
Skill level - all
This is an open class where participants can bring an existing project with which they are having problems or choose a new project for a new challenge. Participants may choose to attend a single class or a group of classes. Class size is limited to 6. Participants must pre-register for class as they fill up quickly.

Title: Crocheting with Confidence
Dates: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, & 2/25     Day/Time: Tues.1:30 –3:30 PM
Cost: $20/class
Instructor: Sharon Regalado
Skill level – beginner – advanced beginner
This is a beginning crochet class for those who wish to learn to crochet and an open class where participants can bring an existing project with which they are having problems or choose a new project for a new challenge. Participants may choose to attend a single class or a group of classes. Class size is limited to 5. Participants must pre-register for classes as they fill up quickly.

Title: Beginning Knitting
Dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27          Day/Time: Thur. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $20/class plus materials
Instructor: Eliel Quiles
Skill Level – none required
Participants will learn the basics of knitting. In the process of creating a simple washcloth, participants will learn how to cast on, create knit and purl stitches, and bind off. This class will be an open/ongoing class and include basic skill building projects. Class size is limited to 6. Participants must pre-register for class.

Title: Fix It!
Dates: 1/20 OR 2/17                      Day/Time: Mon. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $20.00
Instructor: Eliel Quiles
Skill level – must have basic knitting skills
Participants will learn how to read the stitches of the knitting and to recognize the mistakes. We will look at the most commonly made mistakes and how to correct them. These mistakes include holes, dropped stitches, turned stitches, and more!  Participants may bring their own projects for help.
Homework: Knit one 4” x 4” swatch in stockinette and one 4” x 4’ swatch in garter stitch in light color worsted weight yarn either wool or acrylic, no cotton. Leave on needles.

Title: Intro to Embroidery *NEW*
Dates: 1/24                                     Day/Time: Fri. 11:00 Am – 1:00 PM
OR
Dates: 2/15                                      Day/Time: Sat. 11:00 – 1:00 PM
Cost: $30 – includes supplies
Instructor: Nancy Currie
Skill Level – none required
Embroidery is making a comeback.  Today it can be seen on jeans and other clothing.  In this class participants will learn a little bit about the history of embroidery, it’s uses, and the basic stitches used in embroidery by creating a stitch sampler. 

Title: Intro to Sashiko
Dates: 1/18                                     Day/Time: Sat. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Dates: 2/21                                     Day/Time: Fri. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $20 plus materials
Instructor: Nancy Currie
Skill Level – none required
Sashiko is a striking centuries old hand sewing technique developed in Japan as a form of functional embroidery used to reinforce/repair worn areas in clothing. It has evolved into a decorative embroidery, which uses running stitches to create beautiful geometric designs. In this introductory class participants will learn the basics of sashiko.  Participants may choose from a selection of pre-printed traditional Japanese designs.  Class size is limited to 8. Participants must pre-register for class.

Title: Tips and Tricks in Knitting Basics  *NEW*
Dates: 2/7                                     Day/Time: Fri. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $20
Instructor: Nancy Currie
Skill Level – basic knitting
Participants will learn basic information that is very helpful to knitters.  We’ll talk about and play with gauge, yarn weights and ply, and learn how to determine if a yarn is an animal fiber, plant fiber, or acrylic.  We’ll talk about charts, playing with cast-ons, and other tips and tricks every knitter should know.  Bring a variety of needle sizes and weights of yarn from your stash, a pen to take notes and be ready to play!
Class size limited to 8.  Please pre-register.

 CLASS POLICY
Class size is limited.  Payment is required at time of registration. 
Class supplies to be purchased at KnitWorks Yarn. 
10% off supplies for class, excluding pattern and sale items

Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance in order to receive store credit. 
Classes require a minimum of 3 students.  Should the class not fill, KnitWorks will refund class fees.