Building Blocks - Skill Building for Knitters

Beginning in January - Sign up by December 30

Would you like to take your knitting skills to the next level? The Building Blocks educational series is designed to do just that! One block each month, each one designed to help you develop a new skill. When you complete the series, you'll be a more confident and accomplished knitter, and you'll have twelve blocks to assemble into a beautiful sampler afghan.

During the third week of each month, we'll have a workshop scheduled for you to see each skill demonstrated and to work with a qualified instructor as you knit. The workshop will be offered 2-3 times during the week so that you can choose the one that works best with your schedule. You'll also have the benefit of a great book and an online video library that clearly demonstrates each skill.

Registration deadline: December 23, so we can order your yarn. The cost of the yarn is variable (depends on the number of colors you select) and the book is $19.95.

The workshops are FREE when you purchase the yarn and book here at The Yarn Maven.

Learn to Knit - A Class for Beginners
Thursdays, February 1 & 8, 6-8 pm - FULL

OR Wednesdays, February 7 & 14, 1-3 pm - FULL

OR Saturdays, February 4 & 11, 9-11 am - FULL

OR Tuesdays, February 13 & 20 - FULL

"Wheat" is the perfect beginner scarf! You will learn to cast on, knit, purl, read a knitting pattern, splice yarn, bind off and block your finished project. Your reward will be a beautiful, squooshy scarf to wear this winter!

No experience needed; all materials (yarn, needles, pattern) are included in the class fee of $60. There are over a dozen colors of this soft, merino wool yarn from which to choose for your project.

This class will meet for two weeks. Please call or visit the shop to register.​​

Magic Loop Knitting - For Confident Knitters of All Skill Levels

Saturday January 27, 11 am - 12:30 pm

Are you tired of avoiding projects that call for double pointed needles? The magic loop method enables you to work projects of small circumference on one long circular. Stefanie will demonstrate this technique to help you overcome your knitting-in-the-round anxiety, and you'll be well on your way to knitting an object with this method.

You must be able to confidently cast on, knit and purl for this class. Please bring yarn and an appropriately sized circular needle at least 40" long. Please call or visit the shop to register; the fee for this class is $15 and class size is limited.

First Fair Isle - For Confident Knitters of All Skill Levels

Saturdays, January 20 & 27, 1-3 pm - 2 spaces left!

Back by popular demand! Joyce will be teaching this class again in January. Fair Isle is all the rage in knitting this season; we're seeing it everywhere! Learn Fair Isle knitting techniques as you make the class project, a pretty and practical cowl that's knit in the round.

The class will meet for two Saturday afternoon sessions, January 20 & 27, and the cost is $50. Supplies are additional; you will need 3 skeins of Nature Spun Sport ($5.60 each at the shop) and a size 5 circular needle. You also need to cast on your stitches before the first class, so be sure to allow yourself enough time to do so. Call to register 302-508-5256.

Afterthought Heel - For Confident Knitters of All Skill Levels
Saturday January 13, 1-3 pm

Wouldn't it be fun to just go on knitting a long tube of pretty sock yarn without stopping to put in a heel? With an afterthought heel, you can do just that, going back later to add the heel. Stefanie will walk you through the steps of this hands-on workshop where you will learn to pick up stitches in a practice piece, cut, and then knit the heel.

You will need to bring three pre-knit worsted-weight practice squares, knitting needles and sharp scissors to the class.

Registration is required and you'll receive details about the practice squares at the time of registration. Class size is limited, so register soon!

Tuesdays, January 9, 16 & 23, 6-8 pm

Saturdays, March 3, 10 & 17, 9-11 am

Socks may look complicated, but they're not! Learn how to knit top-down socks on two circular needles. You'll also learn how to knit the FLK (Fish Lips Kiss) heel and toe, which makes sock knitting even easier, and will give your socks a great fit. 

This class is for confident beginners who already know how to cast on, knit and purl. You will need to bring or purchase at the shop: two 16" or 24" circular needles in the size needed for gauge (we'll help you with that) and two stitch markers. You will also need 100g of fingering weight sock yarn which also may be purchased at the shop.

The class fee is $60 and includes Sue's Sock Recipe, FLK Heel pattern, and two class sessions. Please call or stop by the shop to register.

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