Knitting Classes & Workshops

August 29, 2012

We have assembled our listing of knitting classes and workshops for September into October.  You can register for all classes in store, or here on the website - click on the 'Shop Online' tab, and choose 'Lessons & Workshops' from the drop-down menu.  Make sure to choose 'Store Pick-Up' as your shipping option to avoid paying shipping costs (we are working on a more stream-lined system so that this won't be an issue in future).

Here is the list of classes that are currently scheduled.  We will be adding more very soon, and will let you know more about them as they are posted.  You can also see a calendar version of the class schedule - and other in-store events - on the new "What's Happening at WCW?" page.

Beginner Knitting Lessons

Want to learn to knit?  Our three-session beginner knitting courses are for absolute beginners, and for knitters who are returning to the craft after a long break.  The course will teach you how to cast-on, work knit and purl stitches, increase and decrease stitches, and cast-off.  We will also discuss how to choose yarns for a specific pattern, how and why to create gauge swatches, and how to work from a commercial pattern.  A small project will be created by the end of the three classes (some homework will be required)  6 students per class.

Cost: $80 plus materials.

Two sessions are available:

Wednesdays, September 12th, 19th, and 26th, from 7 to 9pm, or

Fridays, September 14th, 21st, and 28th, from 1 to 3pm. 

Finishing Workshop

In this intermediate level class you will learn some of the techniques used to sew up and finish garments in a professional manner.  Skills covered will include mattress stitch, grafting (kitchener stitch) of stockinette and garter stitch, duplicate stitch (swiss darning), three-needle bind-offs, and tips for picking up stitches.  Some pre-class homework is required so that you will have something to work with in-class (see below).  If you have a garment that needs seaming, please bring that along too!  Maximum 4 students per class.

Cost: $55 plus materials.

Dates & Times:

Sunday, September 16th, from 10am to 1pm.

Knit a Cabled Hat

Learn to knit in the round and create cabled stitches while creating a fun, stylish hat.   Over three sessions, you will cast on with a circular needle and join in the round, learn to create braided cables, and work decreases for the crown of a hat using double-pointed needles. Maximum 4 students per class.

Cost: $75 plus materials.

Dates & Times:

Saturdays, Sept. 29th, Oct. 13th, and Oct. 20th,  11am-12:30pm. (there will not be a class on Thanksgiving weekend). 

Learn to Knit Socks on DPNs

Over three 1.5 hour sessions we will complete one worsted-weight sock.  Students will be required to do knitting homework between classes.  If you wish to work on two socks at once, please bring a second set of DPNs.

This class is intended for intermediate level knitters.  Students must know how to cast-on and off, knit, purl, and work basic increases and decreases.  Other necessary skills will be covered in class.  4 students per class.

Cost: $75 plus materials.

Dates & Times:

Wednesdays, October 10th, 17th, and 24th, from 7 to 8:30pm.




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