Seamless Sweaters

Six 6-hour class; $65 + tax & supplies

Snowbird top down sweater

Snowbird top down sweater in Rowan Kid Classic

Want to knit a sweater but find patterns intimidating? Sometimes knitting feels like a visit to a foreign land where the natives speak another language. Let us be your guide as we walk you through the process of reading patterns and knitting a a swatch for gauge. Along the way, you will learn how to set up your seamless sweater, whether it’s knit from the top down or the bottom up, finishing techniques for a sweater you will be proud to wear, and tips to size a pattern to fit your shape.

Pictured is the top down sweater Snowbird in Rowan Kid Classic.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Robin Tilling 7 to 9 pm on Monday, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, and 11/10

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Cover Your Hands

Three 2-hour classes; $35 + tax & supplies

Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens (in Madelinetosh Socks & Knitted Wit Gumball)

Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens in Madelinetosh Socks & Knitted Wit Gumball

Welted Fingerless Gloves in Shibui Baby Alpaca

Welted Fingerless Gloves in Shibui Baby Alpaca

Mittens and fingerless gloves are perfect knitting for the approaching holiday season. They are quick to knit. The choice of yarn makes for a distinctive and unique gift – my personal favorite for teachers. Kiko has chosen two Churchmouse designs for this class - Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens and Welted Fingerless Glove. All students will learn to knit in the round on double pointed needles. Those selecting the Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens pattern will learn to follow a color chart.

Pair this class with Hickory’s early October workshop Knitting in (Small) Circles to practice the techniques covered!

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Kiko Nobusawa 7 to 9 pm on Wednesday, 11/5, 11/12, & 11/19 In Session

Intro to Rigid Heddle Weaving

two 3-hour class; $35 + tax & supplies


This class is for people new to rigid heddle weaving. (You will need to bring your own rigid heddle loom.)   In the first class, we will choose individual projects (mug rugs, a scarf, place mat or table runner), select yarn, and put on the warp.  In the second class, we will begin weaving, secure the starting and ending edges, and discuss finishing the cloth.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 2 Susan Mehringer 9 am to Noon, Saturday, 10/25 and 11/15 In Session

Learn to Knit Socks!

Three 2-hour classes; $35 + tax & supplies

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Learn the essentials of sock construction and technique – cuffs, heels and toes – while working Hellen’s Sock, a clear and well written pattern from Fiber Trends. If you’re intimidated by teeny, tiny yarn and needles, this pattern gives you the option of working with DK/sport yarn!  This is a great follow-up class for recent graduates of our Knitting Basics: Felted Bag class.

You will need Hellen’s Sock pattern (Fiber Trends AC36), and the yarn and needles you choose to achieve gauge.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 2 Theresa George 7 to 9 pm on Mondays, 11/3, 11/17, & 11/24 In Session