A Variety of Ways to Learn at the Knitting Knook
We love to knit and want to help you love it just as much! We continue to schedule classes that sometimes meet the needs of our customers but, many times no one is interested. When no one signs up for our classes it doesn’t help us reach our goal of sharing that love for knitting.
At the same time, customers often say, “I know how to knit and purl but don’t know how to follow a pattern.” Hard to make a hat or a sweater that way! So. . .
We have a challenge for you as well as us.
Step 1: Stop by the store to find a pattern (or chose one online) that you would like to knit.
Step 2: Let us know which Tuesday night or Thursday morning you would like to start. Pay an initial fee of $25 for your first two hour personalized class. (You will also be given a 10% discount on all the materials purchased during Step 3.)
Step 3: On that day and time, Lil will be in the store to help you determine the yarn and needles to use, will help you adjust your gauge and get you started. In that first two hour session, we should get a good head start on your project. We'll also read through all directions and try to head off future questions.
Step 4: You can then schedule future classes on a $10 per hour basis only if and when you need them.
We will continue to schedule Learn to Knit classes on Sunday afternoons as follows:
September 21 & 28
October 5 & 12
November 2 & 9
December 7 & 14
Every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 a group of us get together to challenge ourselves and each other to earn new techniques and complete some fun projects. If there are two people who want to meet and Lil is available, we get together to test our skill at different things. We’ve done socks, the Snow Ghost hat that is for sale in the store, Fair Isle Christmas Stockings and the Houndstooth Scarf posted on Facebook. Who knows what we may decide to do next!
There is no rule that says everyone makes the same thing so you are welcome to choose something different. Perhaps you have been wanting to do a Knit in the Row Below project or a Top Down sweater. You are welcome to come and we will help you out. The cost is $10 each week, but, like all our classes, you get a 10% discount on materials.
Is it time to learn a new knitting technique? There is a new group starting on the adventure of learning to Knit One Below as described in Elise Duvekot’s book of the same name.
Starting Tuesday October 16th they will be meeting as many Tuesday evenings as required to knit a project of their choosing. It might a scarf, a pair of socks, a vest or sweater. The choice will be left to the daring of the knitter. Instruction will be available at a rate of $25 for the first lesson and $10 each time after that.
The group meets every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30.