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Knitting Classes

Knitting Classes

Check out some of our upcoming knit-alongs and classes!
Want to learn a new skill but don’t see what you want? Let us know, we are always updating our class offerings.

Knit Basics – Knit and Purl
Cost: $45 +supplies
with Ruth Barry
Skill Level: No Experience Necessary – appropriate for adults or teens

Coming again soon. Please check back!

Learn the fundamentals of knitting. No experience required. Learn to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and basic blocking. The third session you will meet with the instructor to select and start a first project!

On-Your-Toes Socks
Cost $50 + supplies

with Jon Hautz
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Sun. 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, AND 10/25 1-3PM

These Toe-up socks are knit in a simple 2×2 rib and can be knit to any length.  They use an Eastern cast on for the toe and a short row heel.  In this class you will learn a number of skills: how to size a sock to a foot, Eastern cast on, increases using Make 1 leaning left and right, yarnover backward, sewn bind off, and completing Sock #2. IF there is time, we will explore the Fish Lips Kiss heel option. Participants must be comfortable with casting on, knitting and purling on DPNs or small circular needles.

Prior to class, participants will knit a gauge swatch in the round consisting of 44 stitches for 1½” in stockinette stitch (knit all rows) using Size 1 needles (dpn or circular). Once completed, swatch should be rinsed in cool water and laid flat to dry.  Adjust needle size up or down to achieve gauge of 7 stitches per inch. This swatch needs to be brought to the first class.