Knitting Classes: Spring 2017

We’re making to switch to lighter-weight yarns and fibers as the weather gets warm! Our classes offer great inspiration as well as technical support and encouragement for your more challenging works in progress.

Registration for classes requires full payment. Please call the shop (650-941-1815) or come in person to register. Class size is limited. Sorry, no refunds on class fees; no make-ups are available for missed classes.

PROJECT CLASS with Sydney
THURSDAYS, 7 – 9 pm |
Session 2: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 13, 20 & 27
Session 3: May 4, 11, 18 & 25 and June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Turn your knitting frustration into a fun evening! Sydney will help you work through any challenges to finish your project successfully. Participants attend any 6 classes out of the 8 scheduled.

Level: Beginner. Cost: $95 per session.


KNIT CLUB FOR KIDS with Sara
WEDNESDAYS, 4 – 5 pm |
April 5 – June 28

This drop-in Knit Club is designed for kids aged 8 – 12 of all levels and abilities. Beginners will learn how to cast on and knit a garter stitch scarf. Ready to go beyond the basics? Come to class with your ideas and Sara will help you find the perfect pattern next project.

Level: Beginner. Cost: $15 per session or $10 each for 5 or more classes when pre-registered; plus supplies.


LEARN TO KNIT: BEGINNER BASICS with Shellye
WEDNESDAYS, 7 – 9 pm |
Session 4: April 12 & 19
Next session: September

Learn the fundamentals of knitting, and gain the experience and confidence you’ll need to successfully tackle your first knitting project.

Level: absolute beginners and long-lost knitters looking to brush up on the basics. Cost: $60; includes supplies.


CUSTOM FIT SWEATER: KNIT IT NOW with Sara
FRIDAYS, 9:30 – 11 am |
January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17 and March 3, 10

Are you ready to knit your best sweater yet? Sara will guide you from start to finish of your CustomFit sweater, including taking your measurements, evaluating your swatch, helping you choose a flattering style, creating the pattern and troubleshooting your questions. Once you’ve knit a CustomFit sweater, you won’t want to stop!

Level: Beginner. Cost: $95; plus supplies.


DESIGN AND WEAVE YOUR OWN PROJECT with Laura
MONDAYS, 2:30 – 5:00 pm |
Session 3: April 10, 17 and 24
Session 4: May 15, 22 and June 5

This class covers the basics of planning, design, warping and weaving a sampler or project of your choice. Information covered is appropriate for both rigid heddle and 4-8 harness looms. Students will also have a chance to try the shop 8-harness floor loom. Please bring your already assembled rigid heddle or table loom, tools and ideas to the first class.

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Level: Beginner. Cost: $65; plus supplies.


LEARN TO KNIT: NEXT STEPS with Shellye
WEDNESDAYS, 7 – 9 pm |
April 26 or May 24

Once you’ve learned the basics of knit and purl, a few more techniques under your belt will open up a wide range of patterns to you, including simple mitts, cowls and hats. Moving beyond a simple scarf is easier than you think!

Level: Beginner. Cost: $25 per class; plus supplies.

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KNITTING STUDIO with Clementine
MONDAYS, 9:30 – 11:30 am |
Session 2: March 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 3: April 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 4: June 5, 19, 26 ($50 pre-registered)

Carve out some time for yourself and your knitting projects! Clementine will be your coach, cheerleader and technical support for any works you have in progress.

Level: Beginner. Cost: $20 per class, or $65 for all 4 classes when pre-registered; plus supplies.


RHAPSODY IN CABLES  with Clementine
FRIDAYS, 11 am – 12 noon |
April 7, 14, 28 and May 5, 12, 26

Do you LOVE cables? Are you ready to stretch your knitting boundaries and construct a sweater unlike any sweater you’ve knit before? Come join Clementine for an outrageous cable-and-lace sweater knitting adventure. Rhapsody in Cables by Joji Locatelli has it all: a comfortable fit that is also elegant; cables, lace, exciting construction. Worked in a worsted-weight gauge, it will knit up so much faster than you think. Please purchase and print pattern prior to first meeting (available through Ravelry.) Required skills: chart reading (cables and lace); working multiple charts at once. Recommended skills: provisional cast-on.


Level: Advanced to expert. Space is limited. Cost: $60, plus supplies

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TIFFANY NECKLACE with Stephanie
SATURDAY, 9:30 – 10:30 am |
April 15

A simple, elegant necklace makes a wonderful gift for Mothers Day or a teacher thank-you–and it’s easy and fast to knit! Bring your favorite combination of S. Charles Stella and size 6 beads, Stephanie will teach you the rest.


Level: Beginner/intermediate. Cost: $25 (includes pattern); plus supplies.

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EMBRACE THE HOOK: LEARN TO CROCHET with Stephanie
WEDNESDAYS, 7 – 9 pm
April 19 and 26

Be the boss of your loops! If you’ve been intimidated by crochet patterns, now is the time to embrace the hook and expand your repertoire of skills. From trendy and embellished crocheted hats to feminine edgings on knits, crochet is both fun and liberating. We’ll learn basic stitches and get started on one or more simple projects.

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Level: Beginner.
$60, plus supplies (pattern included).


CROCHET STUDIO with Stephanie
SUNDAY, 11 am- 12 noon |
April 23

Bring your crochet project in progress or start a new one! Anything goes–just bring your questions, patterns, hooks and yarn and Stephanie will help you finish your project successfully. Note: this is not a Learn to Crochet class, beginner experience is required.


Level: Beginner/intermediate. Cost: $15 per class; plus supplies.


Ongoing

We do our best to help you any time you come with project challenges–if you need more focused attention, or want to be sure someone will be available to help, the Drop-in sessions are for you!

Drop-in Knitting & Crochet Help
Every Wednesday 3 – 4 p.m.

$10 payable to Uncommon Threads.

Private Lessons
Every Wednesday, 10 – 3 p.m.
Sign up for one-on-one sessions with Sara, half-hour minimum.

$15 half-hour, register in advance.