Beginning Knitting

Learning to Knit!

Learning to knit is an awesome lifelong gift to give yourself (or a friend or family member!). Being able to craft things with our hands is an awesome feeling in this time of prefab everything. But you can learn to take yarn and sticks and make something warm, cozy, and beautiful!

Our Beginning Knitting classes are generally held on first and second Saturdays of the month. See Store Calendar for exact upcoming dates and details. On Sunday mornings we offer special Skill Build sessions. See calendar and check out Prof. Purrl’s/Skill Build class list here.

We have divided our Beginning Knit sessions into 3 separate sessions (find details about 3rd session–Knitting in the Round –here).

Beginning Knitting 1 of 2:

Learn to cast on and knit! Some may also learn to purl depending on comfort level with material. Also a great refresher session for those returning to knitting after a long time.

Beginning Knitting 2 of 2:

Skill building continued in session 2 (Beginning Knitting 2 of 2) for knitting flat.

Classes limited to 4 students. Materials for class must be purchased at store.
Class is for ages 14 and up only. Please call or email us to schedule special lessons for younger children. Click here for further details on Kids’ Knitting classes.

Class taught by Rik or Elizabeth.

Materials Needed

For both classes, you need worsted weight wool for use with a 7 or 8 sized needle. We recommend yarn be a plain light color so you can see your stitches easily, and not fuzzy so you can take stitches out. We especially recommend Berroco Ultra Wool, Shepherd’s Wool, Peace Fleece, or Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride. If you require a non-wool yarn, Berroco Remix is a good alternative. You will also need needles. We recommend US 7 or 8 needles (straight or 24″ circular). See Yarn links below from online store.

******Masks/face coverings AND proof of vaccination & booster REQUIRED to register & participate in classes. Thank you for continuing to help us all be safe.

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Cost of individual session: $25.  

If pair Beginning Knit 1 of 2 and Beginning Knit 2 of 2 sessions: $50 + get a 15% off coupon for store merchandise that can be used once within the year.

If combine with BOTH Beginning Knit sessions with Knit in the Round session: $75 + get a 25% off coupon for store merchandise that can be used once within the year.

Must register in advance for either of these classes by noon on Thursday week of class (classes generally scheduled for Saturday mornings, 10am-noon). Please call, email, or stop by the store to register.

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