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

We are closed only during snow emergencies, Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

Shibui Mix Party

March 8th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Mixing or multi-strand knitting gives you the freedom to fashion your own fabrics by combining two strands or more of any Shibui Knits yarn. Choose similar hues for subtle tonality or contrasting colors for bolder tweedy statements. All Shibui yarns are carefully chosen and dyed to work together, giving you infinite possibilities for every season.
Many of you have already experienced the magic of creating unique fabrics in various Shibui projects, but this party is a fun time to try crazy combinations- like 3 strands of silk cloud, or a strand of cima, pebble, and maai together!  

Natalie recently completed a cowl that used three different combinations of Shibui yarns.   The original pattern called for a bulky yarn, and then a worsted yarn in the same color.  She had NOTHING appropriate in the store to use, so she mixed cima, stacatto, and dune in various ways to create the perfect cowl.  She has this finished in the store to show you!  

In the mix party you will get a cheat sheet that will illustrate the weights of yarn you get from various yarn combinations.  We will have all of the different Shibui yarns on the back table for you to play with, all while enjoying a glass of wine!  
Please bring with you lots of needles, or just a few.  The possibilities are endless, and lately we love nontraditional gauges, like lace weight on size 6 needles!  Want to join us?  Call, or stop in and reserve your seat with a $20 deposit.  You will get $10 back in store credit to spend that night!  The party starts at 5:00 p.m.  Natalie will talk to you about mixing, and show some samples and discuss the benefits of combining yarns for the first 30 minutes or so, and after that you are free to try on the latest trunk show and store samples, continue mixing, and browse our extensive inventory of Shibui yarns.  We hope you can join us!  This event is limited to 12.

Class time off Broadway

Fox Paw (Stacked Stitches class) with visiting designer Xandy!

Mark your calender's now for Xandy's fox paw technique class on March 15th and 16th from 12:00-3:00 p.m. for $120  Can't do both days?  If you wish you can take just the class on March 15th which covers the basic stacked stitches for $60.
Supplies to bring: 3-4 colors of DK or worsted weight yarn, (scraps are fine) circular needles in a corresponding size, metal preferred, tapestry needle, row counter (optional).

Ferris Wheel Shawl Class 


Wednesday March 15th from 5:00-8:00 for $60 (corrected price).
In this class you will begin a Ferris Wheel Shawl and Xandy will go over each step of the pattern from the cast on to the short rows in the striped section. You will leave this class will a started shawl and feel confident in your skills to complete this project.
Supplies to bring: 2 colors of fingering weight yarn or a Ferris wheel shawl kit, circular needles in a size 6 and 7 with the longest cord that you own.


Faux Crochet Technique class

Thursday, March 16th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for $40
Faux crochet is a type of knitting that mimics the look of various crochet styles. It has an open an airy texture with a geometric look unlike any other knit fabric. This stitch is easy to learn, and once you can use it the possibilities are endless and include colorwork and border treatments that other stitches just cannot do.
In this class you will learn the basic faux crochet stitch and a few variants on the openwork texture. You will leave ready to explore your own creative uses for this invaluable technique.
Supplies to bring: 3-4 colors of DK or worsted weight yarn, scraps are fine, needles in a corresponding size and 2 sizes larger.

We are offering a  new concept for several of our fall classes-  knitting packages!  It takes all the guess work out of what supplies you need for a class.  Be sure to come in and pick up your supplies before the start of the class.

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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