Individual Classes

About Our Classes

To register for classes: stop in or call 520-305-4187

All Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet Classes will be scheduled as a private lesson. The cost is $20/hr. These lessons can be scheduled at your convenience – day or evening.

In these lessons you will learn the basic stitches and terminology, how to begin a project, increases and decreases and simple finishing techniques.

We recommend 3 – one hour lessons to start. These can spaced according to your individual learning style. Two friends could share a private lesson.

Project Classes

Instructor: Holly Harper

Learn how to make socks from the top down using a heel gusset construction! You will learn the structure of a sock and the different ways to approach each section.

Session 1: Elastic cast-on, join in the round, knit the leg
Session 2: Create the heel, start the foot
Session 3: Make toes, Kitchener stitch, cast on 2nd sock

Materials: 100 grams of fingering/sock weight yarn, size US 2 or US 3 double-pointed needles or two 24” circular needles

Instructor: Holly Harper

Learn how to make socks from the toe up using a heel gusset construction!  You will learn the structure of a sock and the different ways to approach each section.

Session 1:  Judy’s Magic cast-on, knit the foot
Session 2:  Turn the heel, start the leg
Session 3:  Stretchy cast off, begin 2nd sock

Materials:  100 grams of fingering/sock weight yarn, size US 2 or US 3 double-pointed needles or two 24” circular needles

Instructor: Jill Holbrook 

Finishing your knits can be fun! Really! You also get a great feeling of accomplishment. It is not difficult – once you know how. This class will show you seaming, working in ends, and blocking – the how’s and why’s.

First class lesson: Bring these swatches to the class on the first day. For all swatches use worsted weight yarn and size 8 knitting needles.

  1. Make two swatches exactly alike: Cast on 25 stitches. Work in stockinette – knit 1 row, purl 1 row. Slip the first stitch knit-wise for every row for 4 inches. Do not bind off. Put the stitches on a stitch holder or waste yarn. Leave long tails – 16 inches or longer.
  2. Make one swatch – Cast on 40 stitches. Work in stockinette as above but do not slip the first stitch of the row. Knit the first stitch for the knit row and purl the first stitch on the purl rows. Knit for 4 inches and bind off.
  3. Make two swatches exactly alike: Cast on 25 stitches. Knit every row – garter stitch. Work for 4 inches and bind off.

Second class lesson: Bring your swatches or a garment for weaving in ends and blocking. Bring any blocking tools if you have them.

Please bring a tapestry needle, scissors, and a tape measure to each class.

This class has two sessions.

Instructor: Jill Holbrook

Cotton is cool, soft, and lovely to knit and perfect to wear in warm weather. We will explore the different types of cotton and cotton blends, and learn the tips and tricks of knitting with cotton. (Basic knitting skills needed.)

Materials: You may bring any cotton yarns you have. Others will be provided in class. A variety of knitting needles (Sizes US 4-US 8), stitch markers, scissors, pencil and paper.

This class has two sessions.

Instructor: Jill Holbrook

Fair Isle is a wonderful color work technique in knitting. You only work with 2 colors on a row. It’s fun. It’s easy and a great way to use hand-painted yarns. This class will cover the techniques – two-handed knitting, stranding, knitting in the round, and working with motifs.  (Basic knitting skills needed.)

Materials:  Practice yarn in two or more colors and needles appropriate to that yarn, scissors, other knitting notions as desired.

This class has one session.

Instructor: Jill Holbrook

Lace knitting is one of those wonderful things that looks complex and awesome but is basically simple. In this class students will learn to knit some simple lace patterns and to use charts while examining the basic lace unit. We will also explore tips for making lace fun and easy to knit. (Basic knitting skills needed.)

Materials:  practice yarn in a fingering or sport weight, a variety of knitting needles (Sizes US 4-US 7), stitch markers, scissors, pencil and paper.

This class has two sessions.

Store Hours

Mon, Tues, Fri 11am-5pm
Thursday 11am-6pm
Sat 10am-2pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
Wednesday CLOSED

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