Class Descriptions

classes

intro to Knitting Class

Want to take some knitting classes but don’t know where to start? In the intro to knitting class we learn the basics of knitting. This class is for absolute beginner with no previous experience or for those who learned a while ago and feel like they need to start from the beginning. We explore different types of yarns, how to hold yarn while knitting, start reading basic patterns using standard abbreviations and joining in new yarn on a project. This class is not project based, rather it is learning basic techniques that can be used to make a project in the future.

Time commitment: One hour, one day a week plus small amount of homework/practice to prepare for next class.

Location: Southbury Public Library, upstairs in children’s department.

$128 for 9 weeks.  Full payment due at first class. Adult class.

Tuition includes the following basic supplies:
Size 8 – 16″ circular needles
Worsted weight yarn
Size H8 crochet hook
Yarn needle

Suggested supplies – not supplied in tuition cost:
Small zippered pouch for small notions
Scissors – don’t need to be too big or sharp, just used to cut yarn
Ruler or fabric tape measure
Larger bag to hold yarn and supplies so they don’t get tangled in your daily life!

This class also has access to technique videos based on each lesson.  They are accessed via YouTube and the link is sent out once you have joined a class.

Check out current schedule here.

Beginner Knitting Classes

Taking the skills learned in the Beginner class and making things! Scarves and hats mostly!

Time commitment: Usually one hour, one day a week plus small amount of homework/practice to prepare for next class.

Location: Southbury Public Library, upstairs in children’s department.

Cost depends on project, plus yarn that you supply for actual project. Full payment due at first class. Adult class.

Suggested supplies for all classes– not supplied in tuition cost:
Small zippered pouch for small notions
Scissors – don’t need to be too big or sharp, just used to cut yarn
Ruler or fabric tape measure
Larger bag to hold yarn and supplies so they don’t get tangled in your daily life!

This class also has access to technique videos based on each lesson.  They are accessed via YouTube and the link is sent out once you have joined a class.

Check out current schedule and prices here.

Advanced Beginner Knitting Classes

These classes are for those who have recently finished our beginner classes or have learned the basics of knitting some other time and place. These classes are project based classes, at the end you will have a finished product to show off and admire!

The techniques you need to know to successfully take these classes are:

Knit
Purl
YO
Basic Increases
Basic Decreases
Long Tail Cast On
Cast/Bind Off
Picking up Stitches
Tell difference between stitch patterns such as Garter stitch and Stockinette stitch
Basic pattern reading skills

Time commitment: One hour, one day a week plus small amount of homework/practice to prepare for next class.

Location: Southbury Public Library, upstairs in children’s department.

Cost depends on project, plus needles and yarn that you supply for actual project.  Full payment due at first class.  Adult class.

Suggested supplies for all classes– not supplied in tuition cost:
Small zippered pouch for small notions
Scissors – don’t need to be too big or sharp, just used to cut yarn
Ruler or fabric tape measure
Larger bag to hold yarn and supplies so they don’t get tangled in your daily life!

This class also has access to technique videos based on each lesson.  They are accessed via YouTube and the link is sent out once you have joined a class.

Check out current schedule and prices here.

One-on-One Knitting Sessions

Want to learn faster?  Want to do a special project and classes with other people don’t work for you?

Sessions available upon request.

One-on-one sewing sessions:

Want to start a project? Troubleshoot? Learn how to use the sewing machine that has been collecting dust?

Sessions available upon request.

 

Previous Classes:

Advanced Beginners

Cable Knit Fingerless Gloves – ‘Spira Mitts’ by Holly Terrell

Supplies required but not supplied:
Pattern recommends Size 4 Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) or size needed to obtain gauge of 6 st per inch in stockinette
Cable Needles
One Stitch Marker
DK weight yarn – 1 skein – you can find it at your local yarn shop or yarn.com or  jimmybeanswool.com

Other supplies that will be useful:
Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

Techniques we will learn/reinforce:
Knitting in the Round/Joining in the Round
Cable Stitches
Revisit Long Tail Cast On
Double Pointed Needles (DPNs)
Thumb Gussets
Weaving in Ends
Stretchy Bind Off

This is a good pattern to get comfortable with DPNs and a smaller diameter knit. Great for learning to take very detailed notes and being able to repeat the second mitt from your pattern notes.

Cable Knit Cap – by Louise Pyle

Supplies required but not supplied:
Size 8 Double Pointed Needles (DPNs)
Size 8 – 16” Circular Needle
Cable Needles
One Stitch Marker
Worsted weight yarn – 1 skein – I recommend Cascade 220, nice and simple for this project – you can find it at yarn.com or similar at jimmybeanswool.com

Other supplies that will be useful:
Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

Techniques we will learn:
Knitting in the Round/Joining in the Round
Cable Stitches
Revisit Long Tail Cast On
Joining New Yarn
Double Pointed Needles (DPNs)
Weaving in Ends