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. 


Building in Color

"Building in Color" Progressive Knitting Class

Master color knitting one panel at a time!  This is Michelle "knitpurlhunter" Hunter's sequel to "Building Blocks" and will take you into the realm of becoming an expert knitter!  You will learn techniques such as intarsia and short row knitting, plus you will master stitch multiples, drop stitches, slip stitches and chart sense.  You will again make a beautiful afghan out of three colors, used to make 10 separate panels in Hikoo Simplicity yarn.

This class is held Thursday mornings, from 10 am - 12 pm, starting 2/21/2019 and will be held every OTHER week, because of the complexity.  20-week commitment $120 plus materials.  Size US6 (4.0mm) 24" needle for regular work, US6 47" or 60" to finish border.


Crocheted Shape-Shifter Wrap

"Crocheted Shape-Shifter Wrapper" Project

Ok, crocheters, this is the project for you!  It can be worn as a wrapped shawl, buttoned down the front like a sweater or thrown over your shoulder like a poncho!  Stylish, classy and an easy crochet!  Learn to read a crochet pattern as well!  Knowledge of chain, slip, single and double crochet needed.  Class cost $20, pattern $4.99 for download.

1150 yds of DK weight required, Size F/5/3.75mm hook, eight 5/8" buttons (clear) and six 3/4" silver buttons (or fancy ones of your choice).

Classes Tuesday evenings 3/12 & 3/19 from 6 pm - 8 pm.


Great American Aran Afghan

"Great American Aran Afghan" Project

And, as if you weren't already learning copious skills with "Building Blocks" and "Building in Color" classes, we will be taxing your brain a bit more with the "Great American Aran Afghan" project class to make the most exquisite Aran-knitted  afghan (think Fisherman's knit sweater)!  This is one you will want for yourself as each design is intricate and beautifully designed.

This is a once-a-month knit along, , first-of-the-month Thursday, 5 pm - 8 pm.  The pattern is free each week when you purchase the yarn from us.  Help and coaching available, and you will have one month to complete each block.  There are 24 blocks total to do, 20 for the afghan and 4 for pillows. Yarn suggested is Cascade 220, Cherub Aran or Berroco Vintage.