Learn something new, brush up rusty skills ... join us at our back table for a class. Make sure and scroll all the the way through, you don't want to miss anything! 

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Details: Class fee must be paid in full to reserve your space. Classes that don't fill may be cancelled and refunded. Please purchase materials prior to the start of class.

Student Discounts: Students receive a 10% storewide discount upon registering for class. Discount is valid on all purchases through the last day of class; please remind cashier of your class enrollment. Sorry, no additional discounts on sale items or class fees.

Cancellations: You may cancel up to one week before the first class for a full refund (otherwise, no refunds for missed classes).

Private Instruction & Custom Classes: Class times don’t fit your schedule or you'd like one-on-one assistance? Have a group of friends wanting to learn the same technique? We’re happy to set you up with your own private knit or crochet instructor. Great for kids, too. Hourly fee: $25.00 for one person or $35.00 for two people. Group pricing available. Call the shop to make arrangements.

getting started

Garter Stitch Scarf & Handwarmers

Knitting Basics & Beyond Class

Knitting Basics & Beyond 
with Kathleen Fajardo

Whether you’ve never knit before, or you’re ready to move beyond garter stitch and learn to purl, this is the place! Cost: $40.00 for two sessions, plus materials.

Thursdays, March 9 & 16, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

color exploration

Knitting in Color class

Knitting in Color:
Learning to Apply Color Theories & Color Harmonies
with Narangkar Glover, Visual Artist & Owner of Rowan Morrison Books

Learn a little Color Theory and apply it to your next project. Whether you’re working Fair Isle, intarsia, granny squares, or even simple stripes, understanding a few basic principles can make a big difference in your results. Narangkar will introduce you to Value, Hue, Chroma, Intensity, Color Harmonies and Color Relationships. You’ll learn to use and take home several practical tools which are widely used in the Visual and Applied Arts for developing color palettes. Cost: $25.00 + $12.00 materials fee.

Wednesday, February 8, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

skill-building knit projects

 Lisa's Elegant I-Cord Edge Class

Lisa’s Elegant I-Cord Edge
with Lisa Carney-Fenton, Handworks Knitwear Design

Learn Portland-native knitwear designer Lisa Carney-Fenton’s new “uninvented” technique, recently featured on knitty.com in Lil Austin’s Blanket. Perfect for multi-color projects that are striped and reversible, Lisa will show you how to invisibly carry contrasting color yarn within a clever i-cord edging while you work a practice swatch. The technique creates a beautiful finished edge and you’ll have fewer ends to weave in. How cool is that? Cost: $25.00, plus materials.

Saturday, January 28, 10:30am – 12:30pm

 

Pyukkleen

Pyukkleen Fair Isle Cowl
with Emily Devlin

Join Emily in tackling this gorgeous color stranded cowl designed by Ysolda Teague. Although it looks complicated, only two colors are worked at any given time. This is an approachable first time colorwork project, or a great refresher if you’d like to brush up your skills. Emily has a variety of tricks up her sleeve to make stranded colorwork your new favorite knitting technique. Ability to knit in the round required. Cost: $40.00 for two sessions, materials additional.

Wednesdays, February 15 & 22, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Reversible Cable Scarf Class

Reversible Cable Scarf
with Trish Mitberg

Using Trish's Whitethorn Scarf pattern, you'll learn an easy technique for creating a truly reversible cable that looks the same on the front and back of your scarf. No wrong side! Students should be able to confidently knit and purl. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.

Thursday, February 16, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Jelly Roll Sock Class at Knitting Bee

Jelly Rolls
with Christina Peters

These adorable ankle socks by Portland designer Mara Catherine Bryner are just the thing for spring! A double rolled cuff and simple colorwork at the heel and arch provide a fun opportunity to dive into your stash and play with color. Previous experience with dpns recommended. Cost: $55.00 for three sessions, plus materials.

Saturdays, February 25, March 11 & 18, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

 

Stranding & Steeking Class

Stranding & Steeking
with Emily Devlin

In the first class we’ll explore knitting in the round with multiple colors using stranded or Fair Isle colorwork techniques (first timers welcome). Then in the second class we’ll pull out the scissors and cut our knitting to make a set of coasters or colorwork patches. You’ll be ready to steek a sweater next. Cost: $40.00 for two sessions, materials additional.

Thursdays, March 23 & 30, 6:00pm 8:00pm

crochet corner

Tunisian Swirl Hat

Tunisian Swirl Hat
with Darla J. Fanton

If you’re familiar with traditional crochet, why not give Tunisian a try? This soft & swirly hat is made by working a bias strip in Tunisian crochet and then seaming. Darla will cover Reverse Tunisian Simple Stitch, increasing and decreasing, working with two colors, mattress stitch and swatching. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.

Saturday, February 11, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Crochet Basics

Crochet Basics: Tee Cakes Basket
with Darla J. Fanton

Make a small basket out of t-shirt yarn using the simplest stitches. If you’re new to crochet, you’ll learn the chain, single crochet, crocheting in the back loop only, and working in rounds. All skill levels are welcome. New crocheters might not
finish the basket in class. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.

Saturday, February 18, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Swirl Dishcloth to Centerpiece

Swirl Dishcloth to Centerpiece
with Darla J. Fanton

Pick your project size and learn how to create these lacy swirls with your crochet hook. Darla will show you how to work adjustable beginning rings and picots, plus share tips on blocking and how to stay on track while working patterns with
multiple sizes. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.

Saturday, February 25, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Chevron Crochet Tote

Chevron Crochet Tote
with Darla J. Fanton

Create a fun tote in the popular chevron pattern. Darla will show you how to neatly carry your yarn over several rows so you’ll have fewer yarn ends to weave in, plus share tips on maintaining the chevron pattern and transitioning to a straight edge. Handles can be made long or short. Students should know the basic crochet stitches.
Cost: $25.00, materials additional.

Saturday, March 11, 10:30am 12:30pm

felt making

Needle Felted Bunnies 
with Christina Peters

In this class we’ll create fuzzy little bunnies from unspun wool using the techniques of needle felting. We’ll also explore other felting techniques with lots of adorable examples and inspiration from Christina’s treasure chest. All ages welcome. Kids under 12 with adults only, please. Class fee: $25.00 + $8.00 materials fee.

Saturday, March 18, 10:30am – 12:30pm

project help, circles, & kids

Knitting Circles
Bring your projects for trouble-shooting, brush up rusty skills or learn a new technique in a supportive group setting with an experienced knitting instructor. Call ahead to guarantee your place, holiday dates may vary. Cost: $8.00 for 1 hour (days only), $16.00 for 2 hours. Or 6-hour punch card: $45.00.

Mondays, 6pm – 8pm with Kathleen Fajardo (2 hours only)
Tuesdays, 10am – Noon with Leianne Stinton
Tuesdays, 1pm – 3pm with Nancy Hinsch
Thursdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm with Melissa Warford
Thursdays, 1:30pm – 3:30pm with Melissa Warford
Fridays, 10:30am – 12:30pm with Christina Peters
Sundays, 5pm – 7pm with Trish Mitberg (2 hours only)

Crochet Circle 
with Darla J. Fanton

Need help deciphering a pattern? Or maybe you’d like to improve your skills while working on a sampler afghan? Darla is a patient and knowledgeable instructor, happy to share the tips and tricks she’s learned while working for many publishers, yarn companies and teaching at national conferences. Please call by noon on Tuesday before to reserve your spot; pre-paid registration is requested. Cost: $8.00 for 1 hour, $16.00 for 2 hours. 

Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm
 

Kids’ Knitting Circles 
with Tammy Kirschner

Kids can learn to knit for the first time, or just practice their skills with an encouraging and patient instructor. Come to one session, or as many as you like. Circle size limited to 5 and pre-payment is required to hold a place for your child. If you need to cancel, please notify us 48-hours before circle time in order to receive a refund.
Cost: $15.00 per session, plus materials.

Sundays, 11:00am - 12:30pm
January 8, 22, February 12, 26, March 12, 26