Crafting Your World

Classes & Events

Learn to Knit

"Learn to Knit" Class & Beginner’s Clinic


In this basic "Learn to Knit" class you will learn about materials, stitch gauges, abbreviations & basic pattern reading, how to cast on, knit & purl stitches and how to bind off.  After this class, you will be able to knit the "Garter" and "Stockinette" stitches, and you will leave with a pattern to make a scarf.

Class cost is $20 plus $10 materials fee (needles and one skein of yarn).

"Learn to Knit!" -- Call to set appointment at your convenience or email us, and we'll call you!  (760) 789-7305.

Learn to Crochet

"Learn to Crochet" Class & Beginner’s Clinic


In this basic "Learn to Crochet" class, you will learn about materials, pattern abbreviations and reading,  how to chain, slip stitch, single, half double and double crochet and turning.  This class will enable you to create a scarf or afghan. Crochet is often used to trim knitted garments, and is the basis for Tunisian Crochet as well.


Class cost is $20 (per session) plus $10 materials fee (needles and one skein of yarn).


"Learn to Crochet!" -- Call to set appointment at your convenience or email us below, and we'll call you!  (760) 789-7305. 

HOLIDAY FRENCH TRELLIS SHAWL

Make yourself an exquisite gift with this beautiful merino, cashmere, silk yarn called "Elegance" from Inner Yarn Zen!  This shawl is a vintage pattern from Weldon's, revamped for modern knitting. After the crescent-shaped garter start, the lace portion is knit perpendicular, and stitches are bound off with each new row. Great technique!  Also, we will be beading this to enhance the lace!. Class #1 is 11/19 (5-7pm) and Class #2 is 11/26.  Requires two (2) hanks of Elegance ($38 ea.).


US6 (4.00mm) 32" needle, Size 10 Crochet hook for beading, and beads.  This shawl is really elegant, and YOU deserve it!


Class cost $20 (11/19 & 11/26)

Classic christmas stockings

Classic Christmas Stockings get a modern update with a toe-up construction so you will actually learn about making socks as well. Six charted designs allow for endless combinations! Stockings can be personalized, and one can be made for each family member!


Class will be held Tuesday evenings December 3rd and 10th with support on Thursdays and Saturdays (10-12 if you cannot make the night class), 5-8pm, finishing just in time for the holidays!


Class cost is $40 and you will need one ball each of Cascade 220, 100% wool in red, green and white, plus the pattern ($14.99).  Size US #7 (4.5mm) 40" & 16 for toe, foot & leg, as well as US#6 (4mm) 16" & DPNs for I-cord hanger.

knitted alpine boot slippers

If you missed last time, now's your chance! Claudia Carmody has kindly committed to teaching these wonderful FELTED slippers again!


FIBER TRENDS adult boot slipper, double-knitted with/without fun fur attached. Short, medium or tall! Requires US13 (9.00mm) 16" & 24" needles, and pattern is $6.95. We will again be using "Cascade 220" NOT Superwashed 100% wool in Worsted Weight.


Yarn requirements depend on version chosen, and we would like you to collect all supplies needed before Class#1 on 11/21 (6-8pm).  Class #2 is 12/5 (6-8pm) so you'll have a couple of weeks to work on them between classes.


Class cost is $20 plus materials.  Bring your own fun fur or choose from our limited supply. 

papillon

This shawl has been so popular, we are going to do it again in January! Really, this is one of the most beautiful shawls ever created -- it has it's own # on Instagram! And, it is challenging at first, but a very fun knit once you get the hang of it.


The first session will be a class ($20) to help you interpret, get your short rows right and understand the count on the pattern. After that, we will have a knit-a-long through the rest of January to get it done.


Starts Thursday night, 1/9/20, 6-8 pm, then every Thursday night in January. If you need a morning time, please let us know.


Supplies -- Multi in Uneek Fingering (created just for this shawl!) Two (2) needed

Solid in Harvest Fingering One (1) needed.  Each yarn is $25/hank

Circ. 40" needle in Sizes US4, 5 or 6 (If you knit tightly use larger needle)


Pattern is $14.99 -- lots of math! 

More Classes

Simply Stripes

As many of you know, I've been looking for and wanting to teach a "progressive learn" crochet program, much like KnitPurlHunter's "Building Blocks" for Knitters. Well, I recently found this, and rather than "reinvent the wheel" this is where we will start. If you know how to chain, do single, double and triple crochet stitches, this will be your next step! There are so many beautiful crochet patterns being designed now -- not just "granny squares" (even tho' we love them and they have their place!), and we want you to be able to do them!


The class will run approximately 12 weeks, and the cost will be $120. It will be comparable to BB -- you will learn many stitches, techniques, how to read patterns and charts and produce a lovely sampler afghan!  Starts Wednesday nights, 2/5/20, from 5-7.  A day class will run in Spring.


Supplies needed:

I"9" Crochet Hook (5.5mm)

5 Skeins main color worsted weight yarn

1 Skein each of 5 complimentary colors

Pattern $7.99 

Building Blocks

This is an excellent way to build your knitting skills!  Knowledge of the knit and purl stitches required, but this class will help you become a good intermediate knitter! You will learn varying stitches like cables, bobbles and lace, plus many techniques in each class.  Twelve beautiful 12" x 12" blocks of different stitches yield an elegant afghan at the end of our class!  Also, learn "Long-tail" cast on , pattern reading and how to "read" your knitting, which will improve your technique, and help you tackle any project!  12-week commitment, $120 (plus book and yarn).  Simplicity by HiKoo is the yarn used and you may select one, two or three colors to complete your afghan!  You will also need two sets of US#6 (4mm) 24" needles..


Building Blocks will start again Thursday mornings, 10am -12pm, on February 6, 2020.