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
Build A Cardigan (Five-part Class)
Heather Seevers is ready to lead the next round of scrappy knitters into victory. This class meets 5 times - every two weeks, in the evening (6-7:30pm), starting on Thursday, 1/11.
Knitters will be using a pattern called My Favorite Cardigan, which is adjustable to any body shape and size. All class materials, including the cardigan pattern, yarn, and any needles necessary for the job are offered at 10% off to students if purchased in our shop.
Class dates and time: 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/23, & 3/8, 6-7:30.
Cost: $120 before 1/6, $140 after 1/6
Minimum Knitters: 2
Maximum Knitters: 6
Beginning Wheel Spinning (Two-part Class)
Margaret Magic is here to answer the call of all you fledgling spinners out there. In this two part series, you will learn the mechanics of wheel spinning on our various rental wheels. Try out a few and select one that feels best.
This class will meet for two sessions:
• Monday, 1/15 from 1-2 to learn to spin singles on your spindle and build the foundation for spinning skills
• Monday, 1/22 from 1-2 to learn to ply and finishing techniques for your yarn.
Class dates and time: 1/15 & 1/22, 1-2
Cost: $60 before 1/8, $70 after 1/8
Minimum Spinners: 2
Maximum Spinners: 4
Toe Up Socks, Two at a Time (Three-part Class)
Come join John Dorrenbacher 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 each have their own class session.
Students are encouraged to cast on a pair of adult-sized socks in any yarn they choose alongside the baby socks we will be making in class in an effort to further hone their understanding of the techniques we will cover together.
Class dates and time: 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29, 6-7
Cost: $60 before 1/8, $75 after 1/8
Minimum Knitters: 2 Sock-a-holics
Maximum Spinners: 4 Sock-a-holics