Classes – Knitting

If you would like to register for a class, please reserve your spot by calling us at 206-706-4197 or emailing

Quick Start! Learn to Knit
One 2-hour session. Learn to cast on and do the knit stitch in this drop-in class. Bring or buy needles and yarn.

Cost: $25
Every Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00


Beginning Knitting
Three 2-hour sessions. Get started on your knitting career. Learn to cast on, knit and purl, and increase and decrease in this class for novice knitters. Bring or buy needles and yarn.

Cost: $75
Saturdays, January 14, 21, and 28, 10:30 to 12:30
Saturdays, March 18 and 25, and April 1, 1:00 to 3:00

Continuing Knitting
Six 2-hour sessions. Take the next step in your knitting with the help of an instructor. This class is designed to get you moving forward and developing new skills. You choose your project and we will assist you along the way in a supportive group atmosphere.

Cost: $150
Session One: Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18 and 25 and February 1 and 8, 6:00 to 8:00
Session Two: Wednesdays, February 22 and March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 6:00 to 8:00


Learn to Knit for Kids (and Parents, Too)
One 2-hour session. Learn to knit and start an easy, fun project. Buy or bring supplies. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Cost: $25 per person.
Saturday, January 7, 10:30 to 12:30
Saturday, February 4, 10:30 to 12:30
Saturday, April 1, 10:30 to 12:30


Market Bag
Two 2-hour sessions. Knit the Ilene Bag, a slouchy market bag with a wide, comfortable strap. A washable cotton or linen fiber will make the bag practical and easy to clean.

Cost: $50
Saturdays, February 25 and March 4, 10:30 to 12:30


Cast On
One 2-hour session. Do you always create stitches the same way? Learn three new cast-ons, all with different advantages.

Cost: $25
Saturday, January 21, 1:00 to 3:00
Saturday, April 1, 3:30 to 5:30


Cast Off
One 2-hour session. Different cast-offs work for different situations. Expand your repertoire with some new options.

Cost: $25
Sunday, April 30, 12:30 to 2:30

Cut Your Knitting — Steeks
One 2-hour session. Cutting your knitting doesn’t have to be scary. Learn two methods to create steeks. (There is homework before class — contact us for more information when you register.)

Cost: $25
Saturday, April 29, 1:00 to 3:00

Easy Basic Hat
Two 2-hour sessions. Learn the basics of knitting a hat, including knitting in the round on circular needles and double-points and your choice of edgings. This is a great class for novices who already know how to knit. Buy or bring supplies (list provided at registration).

Cost: $50
Saturdays, January 7 and 14, 1:00 to 3:00
Sundays, March 12 and 19, 12:30 to 2:30

Ishbel Shawl
Two 2-hour sessions. Knit the popular Ishbel shawl by Ysolda Teague.  Learn about top-down shawl construction and how to knit lace, including reading charts.

Cost: $50
Saturdays, March 11 and 18, 10:30 to 12:30

Sweater Finishing 
One 2-hour session. Stumped by sweater assembly? Have a sweater in pieces at the bottom of your knitting bag? Learn how to set in sleeves, sew shoulder and side seams and pick up for button bands. Please bring sweater pieces or swatches to assemble.

Cost: $25
Saturday, March 18 3:30 to 5:30
Saturday, April 29, 10:30 to 12:30


Lelia Mitts 
Two 2-hour sessions. These cute striped mitts by designer Cory Ellen Boberg make a great introduction to color work.

Cost: $50
Sundays, March 12 and 19, 3:00 to 5:00


NEW! My First Sweater

Three 2-hour sessions. Scared of sweaters? Want to take your knitting to the next level? Join us to make the Spotlight Sweater from Tin Can Knits.  This sweater, which comes in both kid and adult versions, is knit in the round from the bottom up, and includes some fun colorwork at the neckline.

Cost: $75
Saturdays, February 4 and 25, and March 11, 11:00 to 3:00


My First Socks
Three 2-hour sessions. Learn to knit in the round using traditional double-pointed needles, then turn the heel as you create your first sock. This is a great portable project — once you start, you’ll be hooked. Prerequisite: Must be able to knit and purl. Buy or bring supplies (list provided at registration).

Cost: $75
Sundays, January 15, 22 and 29, 12:30 to 2:30

Project Help

Get individual help with any knitting problem, or learn a new technique.

Cost: $10
Every Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00


BlueSand Cardigan Knitalong

Our winter knitalong kicks off Saturday, January 14, from 4:00 to 6:00

Join us as we cast on our projects. We’ll offer plenty of help  plus refreshments and door prizes. If you can’t make the party, you’re welcome to knit along at your own pace and join us for other events.


Support Sessions: Join us for socialization or to get help with your project.

Saturdays, February 11 and March 11, 3:30 to 5:30

Finale party: Saturday, April 29, 4:00 to 6:00

Bring your finished (or partly finished!) projects for show and tell. Enjoy refreshments and door prizes.