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For a list of our upcoming classes, click here: Winter 2017 Class List

To read Class Descriptions, click here: Class Descriptions


Private Lessons: One on one lessons are available year round. Please call or stop in to schedule a lesson. If a project or technique has you stumped, this is your opportunity to get assistance.
Skill levels
  • Novice: No knitting knowledge or skills needed.
  • Beginner: Can knit, purl, cast on and cast off.
  • Intermediate: Beginner level skills plus increase, decrease, and follow simple patterns.
  • Advanced: Intermediate level skills plus yarn over patterns, cables, ribbing, comfortable with pattern interpretation.
  • All levels: This class is of interest regardless of knitting skill level.

Class Policies: Please stop in or call the shop to register for a class. Payment guarantees your place in the class. Unless otherwise indicated, class fees do not include patterns or supplies; please have your supplies and yarns before arriving for your class. We offer a 10% discount on materials purchased for one of our classes.

Cancellation policy: Full refunds will be given for cancellations up to one week prior to the beginning of a class; no refunds will be given if cancellation is less than 7 days before the class is scheduled to begin. Refund of any purchased class materials will be based on the shop return policy. No partial refund will be issued for sessions not attended. If you must miss a class, please talk with your instructor about whether it is possible to reschedule the missed class; missed classes are rescheduled at the discretion of the instructor.


Class Descriptions

Here are some of our available class descriptions. Click on the class name to jump to its description.

Design Your Own Cowl
Dreambird Shawl
Entrelac
Extreme Double Knitting
Fixing Mistakes
Lace & Bead Scarf
Learn to Knit
Learn to Crochet
Knit One Below – Can Cozy

Design Your Own Cowl

A cowl is a great place to start designing your own projects, as it does not need to be properly fitted or shaped. In our Design Your Own Cowl class, learn how to use stitch pattern books to create your own work of art. Some students may be interested in designing projects other than a cowl and are asked to let the shop know prior to class what they are interested in designing so that the instructor may prepare the information specific to the requested projects. Skill Level: Intermediate. Cost: $60. Instructor: Cathy

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Dreambird Shawl

Being taught with the written permission of designer Nadita Swings.

Being taught with the written permission of designer Nadita Swings.

Nadita, in describing her inspiration, said, “The rich coloring of birds is something wonderful, and I felt I wanted to express this in knitting. I had the Kingfisher before my eyes when I did this, but there are no limits of what you can do, hence the name Dreambird!” This shawl looks more complicated than it is, leaving your friends guessing, “How did you do that?” The shaping is done using the German Short Row technique, which I will explain in detail so that you don’t need to be an advanced knitter to knit this stunning piece. Skill Level: Intermediate. Cost: $45. Instructor: Cathy

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Entrelac

Entrelac Headband

Entrelac Headband

Entrelac is a knitting technique used to create a textured diamond pattern. While the result resembles basket-woven strips, the fabric is composed of tiers of blocks that are set on their points, forming diamond shapes. Each block is worked individually and joined to its neighbor as it is being knit. Entrelac can be worked in one, two or more colors (great for using up leftover yarn). Self-striping or long color changing yarns work beautifully. Skill Level: Intermediate. Cost: $30. Instructor: Cathy

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Extreme Double Knitting – Deer hat

So you have learned how to double knit, and you can make lovely items with the same image in reverse colors on the opposite side. That works great until you decide you want to double knit a project using someone’s name or favorite expression. The reverse side will read backwards. Now learn extreme double knitting working two different images on each side. Skill Level: Advanced. Cost: $65. Instructor: Cathy

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Fixing Mistakes

In this very popular class you will learn how to fix mistakes without tearing out your entire project and also learn tips to help avoid mistakes. We will cover fixing dropped stitches, knit stitches that should have been purled and vice versa, mis-crossed cables, and dropped yarn overs. This class will also help with any problems not listed here, so bring your mistakes along to class. There will be some homework knitting small swatches with deliberate errors. Skill Level: Intermediate. Cost: $30. Instructor: Cathy

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Lace & Bead Scarf

Lace & Bead ScarfIn this class we will be knitting a scarf pattern (Trellis & Ivy) I designed specifically for teaching knitted lace, simple beading, and chart reading. You will be learning skills that will help take the fear out of knitting lace and will even make lace knitting more enjoyable. Some of the skills covered in class are how to read your work, how to read and simplify reading charts, how to easily add beads to any project, how to graft lace, and many other useful tips and shortcuts. Students will be starting and working on the scarf in class. Skill Level: Intermediate. Cost: $45. Instructor: Cathy

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Learn to Knit

Knitting NeedlesIn our Learn to Knit class, you will learn how to read a simple knitting pattern, execute a simple cast on and bind off technique, learn basic knit and purl stitches by completing a sample swatch which can be used as a coaster, and start a basic knitting project. Skill Level: Novice. Cost: $50. Instructor: Cathy

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Learn to Crochet

Crochet HooksIn our Learn to Crochet class, you will learn the 6 basic crochet stitches (chain, single, half double, double, triple, and slip). In this class we will begin work with practice swatches, which can be used as coasters, to learn the basic stitches. When you feel comfortable working the stitches you can move on to a small project: a soap sachet or face cloth. Skill Level: Novice. Cost: $50. Instructor: Cathy

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Knit One Below – Can Cozy

Knit 1 Below Can CozyLearn the art of Knit One Below, which is a technique which give you a look similar to brioche stitch, but much easier to knit. Sometimes you get tired of making scarves for the men in your life. The can cozy will make a great quick gift for the man in your life. You can use his favorite sports team’s colors to create a special gift. Skill Level: Intermediate. Cost: $40. Instructor: Cathy

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Uncommon Threads • 2375 Eastern Boulevard • York PA 17402 • (717) 699-1600