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

In Session

 

Learn to Knit Lace Scarf

Three 2-hour classes; $35 + tax & supplies (each session)

Sign up for one or both sessions; to skip to “B”, you should be comfortable working yarnovers and directional decreases, and reading charts.

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Knitted lace patterns are mostly simple repetitions of increase and decrease stitches (yarnover/k2tog), easily mastered by knitters at any level – so if you can cast on and make a knit or purl stitch, you are ready for lace. Kiko has designed a lace primer that starts with single eyelets and gradually introduces more complex motifs. You will also find out how easy it can be to follow charts.

This fall, we are offering the course in 3 + 3 segments, so you have the option of taking just an intro taste with session A or continuing on for more involved designs in session B. A complete scarf can be made from either of the sessions (and of course with both) since the sampler set-up allows you to mix-n-match the components you wish to work with.

We recommend a smooth fingering weight yarn with wool content (450 yds or more) and a set of straight or circular needles in a size that gives you a relaxed but even stockinette stitch (usually around US4 depending on the yarn, however go up 1 size if in doubt). Scarf pattern is included with the class, and is a series of written and charted directions handed out at each meeting.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session A Kiko Nobusawa 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, 9/30, 10/7, & 10/14

In Session

 

Session B Kiko Nobusawa 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, 10/21, 10/28, & 11/4 Full

Seamed Sweaters

Six weekly 2-hour classes, $65 + tax & supplies*

Robin Sweater Workshop

Have you met Robin yet? She knits beautiful sweaters that she wears almost every day! This sweater workshop (for both first-time and more experienced sweater knitters) focuses on sweaters with seams: their construction, connecting all the pieces with great looking seams, and sizing the sweater to fit your unique self.  Bring your dream sweater pattern or choose from our pattern library any style that suits your fancy: cables, hoodies, pockets, zippers, etc. (Need some instant inspirations? Take a look at our sweaters board) We’ll help you choose the perfect yarn. Learn to knit a sweater in our air conditioned shop this summer and start the new season in style!

*You will receive a 15% off coupon when you sign up for class.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Robin Tilling 7 to 9 pm on Monday, 7/28, 8/4, 8/18, 8/25, 9/8, and 9/15 In Session

Caffe Vest

six weekly 2-hour classes, $65 + tax & supplies

Caffe Vest

Prepare for fall with this stylish yet easy vest with a faux fur collar and a simple stockinette stitch body. This project is perfect if you’ve never tried to make a sweater before. Dawn will help you customize the shaping and fit. This vest is flattering on almost everyone!

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Dawn Smith 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, 6/17, 6/24, 7/8, 7/15, 7/29, & 8/5 In Session

Christmas Stockings in July

Five 2-hour classes; $55 + tax & supplies

Learn to play with colors using the fair isle technique and get a head start on one or more heirloom Christmas stockings. Choose your own colors and gauge, and create a colorful holiday fantasy stocking from one of our beautiful Judy’s Colors patterns. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can create your own design using Deborah’s basic stocking pattern and our library of Fair Isle pattern books.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Deborah Dawson 7 to 9 pm on Wednesdays, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 & 7/30 In Session