Learn something new, brush up rusty skills ... join us at our back table for a class. Make sure and scroll all the the way through, you don't want to miss anything! 

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Details: Class fee must be paid in full to reserve your space. Classes that don't fill may be cancelled and refunded. Please purchase materials prior to the start of class.

Student Discounts: Students receive a 10% storewide discount upon registering for class. Discount is valid on all purchases through the last day of class; please remind cashier of your class enrollment. Sorry, no additional discounts on sale items or class fees.

Cancellations: You may cancel up to one week before the first class for a full refund (otherwise, no refunds for missed classes).

Private Instruction & Custom Classes: Class times don’t fit your schedule or you'd like one-on-one assistance? Have a group of friends wanting to learn the same technique? We’re happy to set you up with your own private knit or crochet instructor. Great for kids, too. Hourly fee: $25.00 for one person or $35.00 for two people. Group pricing available. Call the shop to make arrangements.

fall classes

Garter Stitch Scarf & Handwarmers

Knitting Basics & Beyond with Kathleen Fajardo

Try knitting for the first time, move beyond garter stitch and learn to purl, or tackle your first hat. Cost: $40.00 for two sessions, plus materials.

Tuesdays, October 9 & 16, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
-or-  Tuesdays, November  6 & 13, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Toe-Up in a Day with Shannon Squire

Learn the techniques of knitting toe-up socks in a one day workshop! Using DK-weight yarn and Shannon's Winter Weekend Socks pattern as a jumping-off point, Shannon will guide you through all the major components of toe-up sock knitting while you work a sample piece (basically a sock without the whole foot). Time permitting, you’ll start your first pair of toe-up socks using the skills you learned earlier in the day (Judy's Magic Cast on, how to increase for the gusset and turn the heel, Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off, and more). Students can use two circulars or one long circular needle (magic loop) and should be comfortable knitting in the round. Cost: $55.00, materials additional.

Saturday, August 25, 10:30pm 4:30pm

 

Tunisian Spa Cloth Class

Learn to Tunisian Crochet: Spa Washcloth
with Darla J. Fanton

Tunisian crochet is often called the link between knitting and crochet as it contains elements of both. You don’t have to know either to create Darla’s lovely Spa Cloth. We’ll start at the beginning with the foundation row, then learn Tunisian Simple Stitch, Tunisian Knit Stitch and Tunisian Purl Stitch. Once you know the basics, the pattern can be expanded to create baby blankets, placemats and more. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.

Saturday, September 1, 10:30am 12:30pm

 

Crochet Basics Rasta Basket class at Knitting Bee

Crochet Basics: Rasta Basket
with Darla J. Fanton

Learn to work simple crochet stitches while making a cool basket out of super bulky yarn. If you’re new to crochet, you’ll learn the chain, single crochet in rounds, eyelets, single crochet in the back loop only, and more. Darla’s basket design measures just 6" across so it works up quickly, perfect for gifting! All skill levels are welcome. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.

Saturday, September 1, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

 

Sundae Socks Class

Sundae Socks with Shannon Squire

Learn toe-up sock knitting from one of the obsessed, sock designer extraordinaire Shannon Squire! Throughout this three-week course you’ll learn how to work Judy's Magic Cast on, how to work a rounded toe, where and how to increase for the heel, how to turn a heel, and how to work a stretchy bind-off. Students can use two circulars or one long circular
needle (magic loop). Students should be comfortable knitting on small needles, knitting in the round, and with the concept of short rows. Cost: $55.00 for three sessions, materials additional.

Tuesdays, September 11, 18 & 25, 6:00pm 8:00pm

 

Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Indigo Dyeing Workshop
with Judilee Fitzhugh, Fibers Dept. Adjunct Professor, Oregon College of Art & Craft

Discover the magic of indigo blue! First you’ll learn to make an indigo dye vat using natural materials to produce a quick-acting, reliable, and long-lasting blue. Then we’ll explore different techniques for dyeing yarn. We’ll work outside under a shade tent, so please dress for the weather and bring lunch. Dye, equipment and two 100g skeins yarn included in materials fee. Students may bring additional yarn, see materials list for details.
Cost: $45.00 per session + $20.00 materials fee.

Saturday, September 15, 10:30am 3:30pm

 

Numbers Every Knitter Should Know
with Christina Peters

Most knitting patterns are chock full of numbers. Learn what they mean and how to use them to your advantage in this information-packed class. Together we'll explore yarn weights, needle and hook sizes, metric vs imperial measurements, and the all-important gauge swatch (including how to measure and how to make adjustments). Class fee: $25.00 for one session.

Saturday, September 29, 10:30am-12:30pm

 

Dorset Buttons class

Dorset Button Making
with Christina Peters

Learn how to make traditional yarn-wrapped Dorset buttons in this fun class with Christina. Once you know the basic techniques, the possibilities are endless! Make custom buttons to match knit or crocheted sweaters, accent a shawl, hat or bag, or even use them to create jewelry. Class requires no knitting or crochet skills. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additonal.

Saturday, September 29, 1:00-3:00pm

 

Palouse sweater

Palouse Sweater
with Trish Mitberg

Starting at the bottom and knit all in one piece, Trish's cardigan design is a perfect first sweater project. And even if you've knit a sweater before, this one has lots of fun details. You'll learn how to turn a cable, work shortrow shoulders with a three-needle bind off, picking up stitches and more. If you can confidently knit and purl, you can make a sweater. Please work homework swatch and match gauge prior to class. Cost: $55.00 for three sessions, materials additional.

Tuesdays, October 2, 23 & 30, 6:00-8:00pm

 

Marley pattern

Brioche Stitch Basics: Marley
with Christina Peters

Conquer brioche stitch while making Andrea Mowry's squooshy Marley shawl. Techniques covered include casting on for a triangular shawl, setting up and working a flat brioche pattern with two colors, increasing in pattern, and understanding the special language of brioche. Cost: $40.00 for two sessions, plus materials.

Thursdays, October 4 & 11, 6:00-8:00pm

 


Lisa's Elegant I-Cord Edge
with Lisa Carney-Fenton

Love stripes but hate how all those color changes mean weaving in a bunch of ends or (worse yet) an edge that looks messy? You need to learn designer Lisa Carney-Fenton's Elegant I-Cord Edge technique for creating a clean, polished edge when knitting projects with stripes! While working a practice swatch, Lisa will show you how to neatly conceal the contrast color yarn at the side of your work. A pattern showcasing this technique was first published in the Knitty Winter 2016 issue of their online magazine. Designs featuring this technique were also published in the Brooklyn Tweed Outpost Newsletter Winter 2017/2018.

Saturday, October 6, 10:30-12:30pm

 

Fixing Mistakes class at knitting bee
Fixing Mistakes

with Trish Mitberg

You know how to knit. Now learn how to fix your mistakes without running to the yarn shop! Using practice swatches, you’ll learn how to fix dropped stitches, how to get rid of pesky holes without ripping, and how to tink when necessary. Cost: $25.00 for one session.

Saturday, October 13, 10:30-12:30pm

 

Finishing Workshop
with Emily Devlin

Learn how to make great looking seams using techniques like mattress stitch, tips for weaving in yarn ends neatly, the basics of blocking, how to pick up stitches for buttonbands, tricks with duplicate stitch, as well as any specific finishing questions you have. In addition to instruction, Emily provides finishing services for hire at Knitting Bee and her skills are top-notch! Please bring homework swatches to class. Cost: $25.00 for one session.

Thursday, October 18, 6:00-8:00pm

 

 Pumpkin Basket

Pumpkin Basket
with Darla J. Fanton

If it's Autumn, it must be time for pumpkins! In this class you'll learn how to crochet Darla's pattern for a festive pumpkin basket, complete with a lid. Fill your pumpkin with wrapped candy, small balls of yarn or even a potted plant. Specific techniques that will be covered include turning while working in the round, increasing and decreasing in half double crochet, front post and back post double crochets, adjustable ring beginning and nearly invisible join finishing. Students should be comfortable with half double crochet stitch prior to class. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.

Saturday, October 20, 10:30-12:30pm

 

Handknit Socks on Flexiflips
with Christina Peters

Learn the basics of traditional cuff-down sock knitting using a set of modern Flexiflip needles instead of double points and DK weight sock yarn. Christina will cover casting on, knitting the leg, working the heel flap, turning the heel, picking up stitches, decreasing for the toe, kitchener stitch, and more. Students should be comfortable with knitting and purling. Cost: $55.00 for three sessions, materials additional.

Saturdays, October 20, 27 & November 3, 1:00-3:00pm

 

Needle Felting: Magical Gnomes & Mushrooms

Needle Felting: Magical Gnomes & Mushrooms
with Christina Peters

Spend an evening playing with fiber! Christina will lead the way as you learn how to create festive little gnomes and magical mushrooms with raw wool and felting needles. No previous skills required. Learn how to manipulate your materials to give your gnome facial features and personality (they make great elves or santas, even adding movable arms if you like. All ages, kids under 12 welcome with adults. Cost: $25.00 for one session + materials fee.

Thursday, October 25, 6:00-8:00pm

 

Mostly Chains Cowl

Crochet Basics: Mostly Chains Cowl
with Darla J. Fanton

Learn to crochet while you create a beautiful project that you’ll love wearing. You’ll learn how to hold the crochet hook, how to tension yarn, and work the chain stitch. Once you have a chain, Darla will show you how to join in the round, work shorter chains, and connect them with single crochet. Before long you’ll have a fabulous cowl. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.

Saturday, October 27, 10:30-12:30pm

 

Advanced Lace: Forest Path class

Advanced Lace: Forest Path Stole
with Christina Peters

Ready for a challenge? Faina Letoutchaia's epic design features three different lace patterns, all worked using the entrelac technique. Entertainment guaranteed! We'll start with cast on considerations, move onto chart and pattern marking, lifelines, fixing mistakes and more. The pattern is written for laceweight yarn but can be scaled up or down for different yarn weights. Students should be comfortable knitting advanced lace patterns or have an understanding of complex knitting. Cost: $55.00 for three sessions, materials additional.

Thursdays, November 1, 15 & 29, 6:00-8:00pm

 

 

Tunisian Basketweave scarf

Learn Tunisian Crochet: Basketweave Scarf
with Darla J. Fanton

In this class you’ll learn to knit and purl— using a crochet hook! Tunisian Crochet, also called Afghan Stitch, is a fun and easy technique that combines aspects of both knitting and crochet. Darla will show you how to work the basic stitches while you get going on a snuggly basketweave scarf. Cost: $25.00, materials additional.

Saturday, November 3, 10:30-12:30pm

 

Whitethorn Scarf

Reversible Cables: Whitethorn Scarf
with Trish Mitberg

Learn this easy technique for creating a truly reversible cable that looks the same on both the front and back of your scarf. No wrong side! No previous experience with cables required, but students should be able to confidently knit and purl. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.

Saturday, November 17, 10:30-12:30pm

 

Columbia Currents Shawl

Columbia Currents Shawl
with Darla J. Fanton

Familiarize yourself with the stitch motif and pattern for this lovely shawl while working a gauge swatch with the pattern's designer, Darla J. Fanton. Darla will cover all the important info that your gauge swatch can tell you (other than if you're meeting gauge). You'll also learn ways to track your progress through multiple row repeats or lengthy stitch instructions, how to work double crochet decreases over 2 or 3 stitches, and more. Students should be comfortable working basic crochet stitches. Cost: $25.00, materials additional.

Saturday, November 17, 1:00-3:00pm

 

Interlockin Colorwork Hat
with Trish Mitberg

Trish's Interlockin hat is the perfect project for learning to knit with multiple colors of yarn at the same time (known as "stranded colorwork" in knitspeak). You'll learn how to work with yarn in both of your hands, how to read a chart, how to manage multiple balls of yarn and more. Students should be comfortable with knitting in the round on circular and double pointed needles. Please cast on and work ribbing prior to first class. Cost: $40.00 for two sessions, materials additional.

Tuesdays, November 20 & 27, 6:00-8:00pm

 

project help, circles, & kids

Knitting Circles
Bring your projects for trouble-shooting, brush up rusty skills or learn a new technique in a supportive group setting with an experienced knitting instructor. Call ahead to guarantee your place, holiday dates may vary. Circle may be cancelled if fewer than two students. Cost: $8.00 for 1 hour (days only), $16.00 for 2 hours. Or 6-hour punch card: $45.00.

Mondays, 10:30am – 12:30pm with Trish Mitberg
Mondays, 6pm – 8pm with Kathleen Fajardo (2 hours only)

Tuesdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm with Leianne Stinton
Tuesdays, 1pm – 3pm with Nancy Hinsch
Thursdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm with Melissa Warford
Thursdays, 1:30pm – 3:30pm with Melissa Warford
Fridays, 10:30am – 12:30pm with Christina Peters

Sundays, 5pm – 7pm with Trish Mitberg (2 hours only)

 

Crochet Circle 
with Darla J. Fanton

Need help deciphering a pattern? Or maybe you’d like to improve your skills while working on a sampler afghan? Darla is a patient and knowledgeable instructor, happy to share the tips and tricks she’s learned while working for many publishers, yarn companies and teaching at national conferences. Please call by noon on Tuesday before to reserve your spot; pre-paid registration is requested.
Cost: $8.00 for 1 hour, $16.00 for 2 hours. 

Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm
 

Kids’ Knitting Circles 
with Tammy Kirschner

Kids can learn to knit for the first time, or just practice their skills with an encouraging and patient instructor. Come to one session, or as many as you like. Pre-payment required. If you need to cancel, please notify us 48-hours before circle time in order to receive a refund.
Cost: $15.00 per session, plus materials.

Sundays, 10:30am 12:00pm
             August 19, 26, September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 28