Knitting Classes


If you are interested in beginning knitting, we schedule private lessons during the week as well as Saturday mornings before the shop opens.  The cost is $30 for one hour of instruction; we encourage groups and offer hourly group rates as well.  In one hour of beginning knitting, one can learn how to cast on, knit and purl! 

If you would like to be on our mailing list, please click this following link, fill out your information and you will be added! http://eepurl.com/ib3ag  We still offer group classes and tell all about them in the almost weekly email!

Give us a call to register for a class!
260.422.9276
Regular hours:
Tuesday-Friday 11:00-5:00
Saturday 11:00-3:00

2017 Annual Knitting off Broadway Knitting Retreat!
Friday, September 29th (check in at 3 p.m.) to Sunday, October 1st (check out at noon).

We are now holding the knitting retreat at the Trine State Recreation Area (SRA)/Pokagon State Park located near Angola, just off I-69.  To see a map click here. The Trine SRA was originally called Lake James State Park when proposed to be the fifth Indiana State Park in 1925. The name was changed to Pokagon State Park to acknowledge the rich Native American heritage of the state and region. Leopold and Simon Pokagon were father and son, and the last two most notable leaders of the Potawatomi Indian Tribe.   


Being one of the state’s original parks, Pokagon features the unique work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), whose members lived and worked at Pokagon from 1934 to 1942. The “boys of the CCC” built the beautiful stone and log structures that dot the park landscape and provide accent to the rolling wooded hills, wetlands and open meadows.  We will be knitting on Saturday at the newly renovated Swensen Lodge surrounded by nature, and with all the modern amenities.  We always have a fun time knitting, chatting, and enjoying the park.  We have a very loose schedule centered around meals. If you sign up, more detailed information will be e-mailed to you at a later date.  


This year the price is $275 for the weekend which includes:
Two nights lodging in a cabin (semi-private double occupancy) 
Friday night dinner in Natalie's Cabin
Saturday Breakfast on your own
Saturday "pot luck" lunch
Dinner at the lodge on Saturday by Natalie
A special knitting project 
We have limited occupancy, so don't hesitate!  The deadline is June 2nd to sign up.  

*The fine print*
You must pay in full to reserve your spot.  No refunds will be offered, but you may find a knitter replacement if you are unable to go.  You will need to bring your own bedding, toiletries and towels.  The bathrooms in the cabins are not luxurious, but have a shower, sink, and toilet.





Pssst!  These packages make great gifts for the aspiring knitters in your life.

  • Beginning knitting private lesson packages.  We recommend this one hour class for 100% beginners, or for people who haven't knit in many years.  Our expert staff will get your new hobby  started by knitting a pair of finger-less mittens.  In a beginner class we cover casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off.  If for whatever reason you get stuck on one of these new  techniques, we will modify the lesson to better suit you.  We love this beginner project because it covers all three basic knitted fabrics: garter, stockinette, and ribbing.  Many people need only one, one hour class to learn the basics.  We are offering this class as an $85 package which includes the Churchmouse pattern, hiya-hiya needles, one hour class, and a lovely skein of Rhichard Devrieze hand dyed yarn.  This class can be scheduled during our regular business hours, and select Saturdays at 10 A.M. 

What Knitters Want to Knit Classes
We have finally decided on dates for the classes that you all have hoped and dreamed of taking!
Please note: the basic beginner sweater class, and the Fair Isle yoke KAL have been postphoned due to mill delays, and the distributor being out of many neutral colors in the new yarn we are planning to showcase.  We hope to offer these lovely projects after the holidays. 

Basic toe-up sock class- new dates added

We love knitting socks from the toe up – it lets you use every last inch of yarn! And knitting the heels in afterwards means that they are easy to replace later if they wear out--plus it makes it simple to add a zippy contrast color. Love self-striping yarns? The pattern won’t break up through the heel!

Whether you choose fingering or sport weight (which will go must quicker), ribbed or stockinette, this pattern also has direction for knitting socks on two circulars and the afterthought heel.  
This class will meet on Saturdays, March 25th, April 1st, and 15th from 9:00-11:00 for $60.


Our classes are held outside of regular shop hours so please be on time, since we lock the doors as soon as the class begins.
 Please be conscientious when parking for a class.  Our lot can accommodate 12 cars if everyone parks in an organized manner.  However, you may also park at Apex across the alley for Saturday classes ONLY.



The fine print:    We reserve the right to cancel a class if we do not have at least three students one week in advance.  You must pay to reserve your spot in the class and we appreciate it if you purchase your supplies from us.  We will only refund your class fee if we cancel the class.
  Our classes are held outside of regular shop hours so please be on time, since we lock the doors as soon as the class begins.
 Please be conscientious when parking for a class.  Our lot can accommodate 12 cars if everyone parks in an organized manner.  However, you may also park at Apex across the alley for Saturday classes ONLY.
Do you need extra help after a class is over?  Do you need extra help from a project you have purchased from us?   If you need more than a few minutes, we ask that you schedule a private lesson. 

No materials are included in the classes unless specified.  




You may call and sign up over the phone, but be sure to stop in before the class to pick up supplies!
260.422.9276

The fine print:   We reserve the right to cancel a class if we do not have at least three students one week in advance.  You must pay to reserve your spot in the class and we appreciate it if you purchase your supplies from us.  We will only refund your class fee if we cancel the class.
 

Do you need extra help after a class is over?  Do you need extra help from a project you have purchased from us?   If you need more than a few minutes, we ask that you schedule a private lesson. 


Knit-a-longs Off Broadway
KALS are free since it is not a formal class, but questions will still be answered!
Marie Wallin Fair Isle Club II
The Rowan Felted Tweed   has arrived!


Click  here   to sign up through Marie Wallin Website for the pattern subscription and  here   to read all the details, and to purchase the kit through our website.  If you do not need this kit shipped to you, we would prefer that you come in to the store to pick up your kit. 

Natalie is very excited to start this project!  We will be holding a KAL for this project the 2nd Saturday of each month (November-August) from 12:00-2:00.  Did you see  last years blanket ?  Click  here   to see Natalie's almost completed blanket.

Koigu Magique Cloak Knit-a-long!
Starting January 2017


We have this masterpiece in the store in the larger size for you to see, admire, and of course try on!  It will be here until mid August.  Why did we chose this stained glass cloak as a KAL?  So many of us have wanted to knit this for years, but starting it seems daunting, and finishing seems like a figment of the imagination.  However, when you break this project down over a years time, you need only knit 12 cubes a month which is totally doable!  Many customers have had much success knitting  the year long Fair Isle  blanket designed by  Marie Wallin, together we knitters can sure accomplish a lot! 

 


 

Use this guide to help you select a class that would most improve your knitting skills:

*Adventurous Beginner  (comfortable with CO, BO, knitting and purling)...

**Advanced Beginner  (very comfortable with the above plus increases, decreases, and starting to read your knitting)...

***Intermediate/ advanced intermediate (very knowledgeable of all the above and very comfortable with fixing knitting mistakes)...

Remember:   No refunds on classes.   Classes must be paid in full to reserve a spot.    We reserve the right to cancel a class if less than three (3) people have enrolled.    If you cannot attend a class and will require more than ten (10) minutes to make-up what you missed, please schedule a private lesson at our regular rate of $15.00 per half hour.

 



Tami teaching a Fair-Isle class!




The majority of the multi-session classes have two or more weeks between classes to allow time for "homework" in your busy lives.  Come in or call to sign up: 260-422-YARN; 1-888-422-YARN. To hold your place in class, the non-refundable class fee must be paid at the time you sign up, and we ask that you sign up at least a week in advance. If you have a question between classes, feel free to stop by; or if you'd rather schedule a private or small group lessons, please let us know. You may also want to consider knitting parties for yourselves or for your children.

 

 

The beauty of Mountain Colors "Mountain Goat"

Three of seven mitered-jackets in progress from Donna's winter sweater class


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