Saturday, January 31, 2009

Spring Class Schedule

We've got a great variety of classes for every level and interest area this spring. Come on in to sign up, or give us a call at (215) 977-YARN (9276).


Beginning Knitting
Thursdays, February 26 - April 2
This is the basic introductory class for those who've never held needles, or for anyone who has but needs a refresher and wants a more thorough grounding. This isn't just a "learn to cast on and knit" class, it's an intensive 6 week class which teaches you to not just knit and purl, but how to read a pattern, measure for size, make buttonholes, knit in the round and on double pointed needles, and how to increase and decrease. By the end of the six weeks students should be able to jump into any of our more advanced classes like Fair Isle Colorwork, Cables and even the sweater class! $125; materials included.

Intermediate Knitting
Mondays, March 2 - April 6
Now that you have taken the beginner's class it's time to step up to the technique plate. This project based class teaches you the foundations of more advanced techniques; cables, lace and color work. We will learn all of these techniques in 6 weeks, divided into 2 week sections. 3 projects-- a bulky cabled hat, fair isle handwarmers and a simple lace stitch scarf-- will have you well on your way to conquering any knitting project in your queue. $125; materials included.

Shetland Lace Shawls

Tuesdays, March 24 & 31, April 14 & 21, May 5
The tiny North Sea islands of Shetland began to produce these intricate square shawls in the mid-eighteen-hundreds. Treasured as heirlooms and for their ethereal beauty, they became popular as wedding shawls; the finely worked lace can be drawn through a wedding ring. You'll complete your own Shetland shawl in this five-session class, which takes place over eight weeks. $100; materials not included. If you're new to lace knitting, we recommend taking our Introduction to Lace class on March 1.

Sunday Workshops:

February 8: Basic Hats/Knitting on Circular and Double Pointed Needles

Learn new skills and end up with a hat at the end of the day! Perfect for those of you who are sick of knitting scarves and are ready to move on to new things. $50, materials included.

No Class February 15th!

February 22: Knitting Socks Toe Up on Circular Needles
Knitting socks from the toe up makes a lot of sense-- you never have to worry about running out of yarn before you get to the toe! Learn to knit them using the magic loop method, Kate's favorite. She firmly believes one should not knit them any other way! $30; pattern included, materials not included.

March 1: Introduction to Lace
If you've always wanted to try your hand at lace knitting but been intimidated, this is the class for you. You'll learn a variety of techniques for basic lace making, including chart-reading, common abbreviations, and how to read a lace pattern. $20. Yarn is included; please bring one set of straight or circular size 7 or 8 needles.

March 8: Continental Knitting

Learn how to carry the yarn with your left hand. Continental knitters consider themselves to be superior knitters, and of course, they are (just kidding!). If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! But, seriously, Continental Knitting tends to be a bit faster and more efficient, once you get the hang of it. A perfect class for those of you interested in the Two-Handed Fair Isle class on March 22!

$20, bring a pair of #6, 7 or 8 needles.

March 15: Spinning With A Drop Spindle
Learn to spin your own yarn using a drop spindle. You'll find out what to do with the gorgeous roving you've seen at craft conventions and fairs. Get creative! $35; materials included.

March 22: Two Handed Fair Isle
Learn to knit with two color of yarn, holding one in the right hand and one in the left. We will be working in the round, so no Continental purling required! $25, bring a pair of double pointed needles in a size you work comfortably on. We'll be providing scrap yarns for you to use.

March 29: Cables and Arans

Learn this simple and complex-looking technique! If you've always wondered how people make those amazing Aran sweaters wonder no more. We'll be learning the basic techniques including how to follow a cable pattern and how to read cable charts. $35, materials included.

April 9: No Class

April 12: No Class

April 19, April 26 & May 3: Trellis Lace Capelet Knit this super cute pattern written by Rosie's Staffer D.C. Boyd! Knit using Rowan 4-Ply Cotton, the perfect summer yarn, this pattern will gear you up for warm weather!
$30, pattern included, materials not included

May 10: Helen's Lace Mother's Day Shawl

A great way to spend Mother's Day. Knit her a shawl, bring your mom and knit shawls together, or get your kids/partner to pony up for you to attend this one day workshop. Using Lorna's Laces "Helen's Lace" you will work with an instructor to tackle the short row shaping of this simple yet elegant shawl. $60, includes materials.


Fourth Monday of each month: This open ended crochet class is more project oriented, perfect for those who have basic skills and want to learn a bit more. Get help reading patterns, learning new techniques, you name it and Courtney's got you covered. $20/session, please RSVP to or 215-977-9276.

Give the shop a call to sign up for any of the classes, or email And remember, we are continually adding new classes to the schedule. If you don't see what you need give us a call. As always, we also offer private lessons to help you along your way. Call for details.
Think Spring!

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