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Classes

Come meet other knitters and learn from our talented teachers in a bright and comfortable setting! Classes are limited in size and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To sign up for a class, please call us at 215-893-9939 or stop in to the shop. Full payment is needed to reserve your space. Cancellations must be made 5 days prior to the first class for a refund. If we cancel a class, you’ll receive a full refund. Supplies are not included in class fee unless stated.


QUICK START KNITTING
$36 for one 2-hour session and all materials.
prerequisites: none 

Quick Start Knitting yarn and needles. 

Sunday, December 7 or 14, 10am-12pm

Get a taste for knitting with our introduction to the knit and purl stitches! This is a great way to give a new hobby a try! 

If you’re looking for a more in depth class, check out our Beginning Knitting class below. All materials included. 

BEGINNING KNITTING
$120 for four 2-hour sessions and all materials.
prerequisites: none 


Sundays, November 2, 9, 16 & 23, 10am-12pm
Tuesdays, November 11, 18, 25 & Dec 2, 6-8pm
Tuesdays, December 9, 16, 30, Jan 6, 6-8pm
Tuesdays, January 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 6-8pm

Whether you’ve never knit before or it’s just been a long time, you’ll get a solid foundation of knitting fundamentals in Beginning Knitting class. You’ll learn to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, decrease and pick up lots of other tips and tricks while knitting your first hand warmer and hat. All materials are included. 

PROJECT CLASS
$20 for each 2-hour session. $85 for 5 prepaid sessions.
prerequisites: knit, purl, cast on, bind off. 

 

Choose your own project and learn from our instructors on a schedule that works for you! Please pre-register for your sessions - you get a price break when you register for 5 - and you can add more sessions as you go. 

Wednesdays, 10am-12pm
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3, 10, 17.

Thursdays, 6-8pm
November 6, 13, 20
December 4, 11, 18.

CUSTOMFIT SWEATER
$48 for two 2-hour classes
prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease

Saturdays, December 6 & 13, 1:30-3:30pm

With CustomFit, you can knit a pullover or cardigan with set-in sleeves that’s based on your body measurements and your knitting gauge.

In the first class, we’ll take your measurements and help you personalize your sweater – neck type, sleeve length, body length, and edgings.

In the second class, you’ll receive your CustomFit pattern and we’ll review it together. You’ll leave class ready to cast on!

homework: You can use any weight yarn with CustomFit. If this is your first sweater, we recommend worsted weight yarn. Please select your yarn when you sign up and come to class with your finished, blocked swatch.

supplies: enough yarn to knit your sweater (we’ll help you decide how much you’ll need) and corresponding needles, darning needles and stitch markers.

INTRODUCTION TO TOP DOWN SHAWLS
$24 plus materials, pattern included.
prerequisites: knit, purl, cast on, bind off. 

 

Thursday, September 11, 6-8pm
Thursday, October 30, 6-8pm

Learn the mystery of the stockinette tab cast on and get started on your first top down shawl. You can begin the Tre Colori shawl that's shown above - in one or many colors - or bring yarn and needles just to learn the technique.

supplies: 3 skeins of Cobasi or 660 yds of fingering weight yarn, US4 24" circular needle OR yarn with corresponding needles.

TOP DOWN BABY CARDIGAN
$48 for two 2-hour sessions
prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease

Thursdays, October 16 & 23, 6-8pm
Sundays, November 16 & 23, 12:30-2:30pm

Learn to make a seamless cardigan while knitting One, an adorable baby cardigan. Designed by Loop Staffer Erika Flory, One is one of our most popular baby knits. You'll learn to knit from the top down using increases through the yoke, to separate the sleeves, and to complete the body.

supplies: 1 skein of Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn or 160 yards of worsted weight yarn, US8 24-inch circular needle, stitch markers; a copy of the One pattern is included.

INTRODUCTION TO CABLES
$24 for one 2-hour class
prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease

Thursday, October 9, 6-8pm
Thursday, November 13, 6-8pm
Thursday, December 18, 6-8pm

While cables look difficult, even the most intricate are made by knitting stitches out of order. Learn how to do this while making a cozy cowl for fall!

supplies: 1 skein of Lana Vida Francesca yarn or 120 yards of chunky weight yarn and US10.5 16-inch circular needle, stitch marker

homework: Cast on 88sts. Place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist. Round 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end. Rep round 1 a total of 5 times. Leave work on the needle and bring to class.

BABY HATS
$48 for two 2-hour sessions
prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl, decrease

Sundays, October 19 & 26, 12:30-2:30pm

Baby hats make great shower gifts and are so fun to knit! With Kathy's Baby Hat pattern and super soft MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino yarn, you'll choose from a variety of options to knit a beautiful hat that's perfect for giving.

supplies: 1 ball of MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino (or more if you want to use multiple colors), US2 & US3 16-inch circular needles and US3 double pointed needles, stitch markers; Kathy's Baby Hat pattern is included.

SEASON’S HAT
$48 for two 2-hour classes
prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease

Saturdays, October 25 & November 1, 1:30-3:30pm

Jared Flood's Season's Hat features classic stranded knitting motifs in beautiful Brooklyn Tweed colors. Learn to knit with two colors at a time and to read colorwork charts.

supplies: Season's Hat kit (coming soon) or 5 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft each in a different color, US4, US2, US1 16-inch circular needles, US2 double pointed needles, stitch markers.

homework: Please come to the first class with the hat knit up to the first round of color knitting.

SEAMLESS SWEATER FOR BABY
$64 includes pattern
prerequisites: knit, purl, cast on, cast off, knit in the round. 

  

Mondays, November 3, 10 & 17, 6-8pm

Learn to knit a top down sweater in a manageable baby size! We’ll be using our South Street Pullover for Babies with worsted weight yarn - we love Spud & Chloe Sweater for this project. This is an ideal first sweater project. 

Homework: Please choose your materials and knit a gauge swatch in the round by casting on 40 stitches with your yarn and larger needles, joining in the round and knitting for 3 inches. Measure gauge and adjust as needle to get 18 stitches and 22 rounds to 4 inches. 

supplies: 260-355 yds worsted weight yarn depending on size, US 5 & 7 16-inch circulars & DPNS, stitch markers. 

BOUGH HAT
$48 for two 2-hour classes
prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease

Saturdays, November 15 & 22, 1:30-3:30pm

Leila Raabe's Bough is a beautiful cabled hat that's perfect for fall! In this class you'll learn to read cable knitting charts and to work cables.

supplies: Bough knitting pattern, 2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter or 215 yards of similar worsted weight yarn, US4 and US7 16-inch circular needles & US7 double pointed needles or size to get gauge, stitch markers, darning needle.

homework: Please come to the first class with the hat knit up to the first round of cable knitting.

SANTAS & GNOMES
$48 for two 2-hour classes
prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease

Sundays, December 7 & 14, 12:30-2:30pm

Mochimochi Land's Santas and gnomes are fantastic tiny toys that are fun to knit and make great gifts! Hang them on your tree, hide them in stockings, give them to friends you visit during the holidays.

supplies: Mochimochi Land kit of your choice, US1 double pointed needles.

PRIVATE KNITTING AND CROCHET LESSONS
$25 per hour, plus materials. One hour minimum. 

If you don’t see the class you’re looking for or if you prefer to learn one-on-one, we offer private lessons. Please call to discuss your goals with us and to schedule a lesson.