Free Beginning Knitting and Crochet Classes!
At Northwest Yarns, we are fairly certain that everyone would like to know how to knit and crochet, and if they do not yet know how, it is only because of lack of opportunity. To help populate the world with knitters and crocheters, we offer free beginning knitting and crochet classes! If you would like to get your knit and crochet on, please drop by for one of the classes below.
If you already know how to knit or crochet, but have questions about your project that you would like some assistance with, feel free to stop by as well!
Beginning Knitting Class - Every Wednesday at 4:00 PM
Beginning Crochet Class - Every Saturday at 1:00 PM
February 2nd: Cardigan Class and Knit-A- Long
Ready to advance your knitting into the world of sweaters? You’re already there and would like to learn professional fitting and finishing techniques? In this class you will make a basic, worsted-weight V-neck cardigan. The pattern will be included in your class fee.
- Worsted Weight Yarn to give you a gauge of 5 stitches to one inch in the following amounts: Finished bust size 36 (40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60)” = 1,235 (1,482, 1,729, 1,976) (2,223, 2,470, 2,717) yards
- US size 10 needles or size to get gauge as well as a needle 2 sizes smaller for ribbing
- 32” circular needle in smaller size for button band
- 6-8 buttons (we can choose these later, not needed before class)
- Your knitting tool kit
- A sweater that fits you well to use for a size estimate
Cost: $120 + supplies
Dates & Times: 2/2, 6-8pm; 2/19, 11am-1pm; 3/23, 6-8pm; 4/6, 6-8pm; 4/20, 6-8pm, last date TBD + 3 bonus knit-a-long times with instructor
Minimum Knitters: 3
Experience: Advanced beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Heather Seevers
February 12th: Rigid Heddle Weaving– Create Your Own Woven Bag
Margaret Magic is excited to show weavers how to weave for a bag on their rigid heddle looms in this two-part class! In the first class, you get to discuss best yarn choices and bag construction, ready your supplies, get warped, and hit the road to weave for 2 weeks. The second class is for finishing, seaming, lining, and otherwise assembling your bags!
- Rigid Heddle Loom
- Warp: Maysville Cotton Rug Warp ($7.95 - $8.25)
- Weft: (TBD by you!)
Cost: $40 + materials (rug warp and weft yarn)
Dates & Times: 2/12 and 2/26, 11am-12pm each class
Minimum weavers: 2
Maximum weavers: 4
Instructor: Margaret Magic
February 12th: Two at a Time, Toe Up Socks
Come join John as he leads a group through their very own class in two-at-a-time sock knitting! No double points needed, since we'll be using the magic loop to knit our socks. The class will focus predominantly on creating two small, baby socks as a model for understanding the three major pieces of sock knitting: toe up cast on, short row heels, and a nice stretchy bind off. These three topics will be covered weekly.
Our first class will meet at 3pm on Sunday, February 12th and again every week thereafter for three weeks. Students will be provided with a worksheet with notes and homework from the instructor with space for personal notes to be taken as we discuss class content.
Students are encouraged to attempt a pair of adult-sized socks in any yarn they choose alongside the baby socks we will be making in class to further hone their understanding of techniques covered together.
- Approx 1oz of worsted weight yarn
- 40" Us 6-8 circular knitting needle for Magic Loop
- Removable stitch markers
- If you are feeling ambitious, you are welcome to buy some fingering weight yarn and smaller needles (US 0-2.5) if you would like to attempt some socks for yourself
Class Cost: $60 + supplies
Dates & Times: 2/12, 2/19, and potentially 2/26, 3pm-4pm each class
Minimum students: 2 Sock-a-holics
Maximum students: 4 Sock-a-holics
Experience: Intermediate Beginner
Instructor: John Dorrenbacher