The new year is here, and for many people that means it’s resolution time. If your resolution involves brushing up on your knitting skills, we can help! We have a full line-up of classes that will teach you a new skill, or help you learn a bit more about one you already know. Here are a few upcoming highlights from our 2013 class schedule. You can view the entire calendar of events and sign up for classes on our website by clicking here.

Learn basic stitches in one of our intro classes.

Learn basic stitches in one of our intro classes.

FOR NEWBIES

If you’re just learning how to knit or crochet, or if you’re trying to introduce a friend to the class, our Crochet Basics and Beginning Knitting classes will be a huge help. Crochet Basics is taught over two class periods, and at the end of each week there will be a take-home project to practice on your new stitches. As a bonus, you’ll the crochet cast on for knitting! Beginning Knitting is your class if you’ve never held knitting needles or if you learned long ago and need a refresher. Taught over two Saturdays or three Wednesday evenings, you’ll master four basic stitches: cast on, knit, purl, cast off. You’ll also complete three projects and learn about yarn, needles, and an intro to pattern reading. Once you’ve mastered the basic stitches, our Knit Next Step, Confidence Building class will take your stitches to the next level. You’ll learn increasing & decreasing for shaping, more advanced pattern reading, lace, and cables.

Crochet Basics: January 6 & 13 OR March 3 & 10 | 12:30pm-2:30pm | $40

Beginning Knitting: January 5 & 12, 10:00am-1:00pm (weekends) OR January 9, 16 & 23, 6:00pm-8:00pm (evenings) OR February 2 & 9, 10:00am-1:00pm (weekends) | $60

Knit Next Step, Confidence Building: January 5 & 12 OR February 2 & 9 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm | $40

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The Clapotis

FOR ACCESSORY LOVERS

Everyone loves a good hat or scarf! Accessories are the perfect project because they’re often quick and they’re the perfect place to try out new skills or techniques. In our Basic Hat Class you’ll learn the skills to make a custom beanie style hat. You can then use these skills to make hats in any size and a variety of styles: a slouchy beanie, ribbed beanie, fitted beanie, or even a beret! If scarves are your thing, join us to knit the Clapotis. This is one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry (almost 20,000 projects made!), and we’ll help you create your own unique version. If you’re curious about the sock-knitting craze, our Socks 101 class is the perfect primer. In the process of learning to knit socks we’ll show you how to use double-pointed needles – a skill that’s also very useful for hats and sweater sleeves!

Basic Hat Class: February 17 & 24 | 12:30pm-2:30pm | $40

Clapotis: January 23 & 30 | 6:00pm-8:00pm | $40

Socks 101: January 20 & 27 and February 3 | 12:30pm-2:30pm | $60

Don't frog that project - we can help!

Don’t frog that project – we can help!

FOR TIPS & TRICKS

Once you’ve got basic stitches and shaping under your belt, the fun really begins. As you’re exploring different techniques, you’ll want to add a few handy skills to your knitting repertoire to ensure smooth and painless projects. Our monthly How Do I Fix That? class will teach you all of the little extras you need to tackle whatever your knitting throws at you. You’ll learn to pick up stitches, fix dropped stitches, change a knit to a purl, knit a twisted stitch, and connect in the round. There’s no such thing as a dumb knitting question, so bring them to this class and clear up all of those technique skeletons in your closet.

How Do I Fix That?: January 17 OR February 14 OR March 20 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | $25

There are lots more classes on our schedule, so browse the listing on our website and we’ll see you in the store. Happy 2013!

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