Winter Class Schedule

Come meet other makers and learn from our talented teachers in an enthusiastic and comfortable setting. We offer classes in knitting, crocheting, and needle felting! 

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You can register by calling us at 717-699-1600, emailing us at ritamaeyarns@gmail.com, or by coming into the shop.

Full payment is needed to reserve your space. Cancellations must be made at least 3 days before the first class for a store credit or to move to a different class or session. Unfortunately we cannot offer a store credit if we receive less than 3 days notice. If a class is canceled, you’ll receive a full refund.

**Supplies are not included in class fee unless stated.**

Classes with special guest teachers are non-refundable but may be gifted to a friend if you are unable to attend.

Class Club Discount Cards – This new program allows you to pre-purchase up to $100 dollars worth of class time at a 10% discount!  Each punch on the card has a non-refundable face value of  $10.00, good toward the cost of help night, pre-scheduled classes or private lessons.  

Full Card (10 punches) $90.00

Half Card (6 punches) $55.00

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Winter Class Schedule  ___________________________________________________________________Knit Assist - Every Tuesday 12pm-6pm

Cost: $10.00

Skill Level: Beginner - Advanced

Stuck on your project and the struggle is real? Confused by the directions, forgot where you left off, made a mistake or learning a new technique and just need some guidance?  Come to the shop on Tuesday afternoons and Cathy Briscoe will help you!

No need to pre-register.  If you need more intensive help for a complicated problem, you may be asked to schedule a private help session at private lesson rates of $25.00 per hour.

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Crochet Workshop - Saturday, February 9th and 16th from 10am-12pm

Cost: $60.00

Learn to crochet in our Crochet 101 class. In this 2 part class, you will learn the basics and the different stitches of crochet. 

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Knitting Workshop - Saturday, February 9th and 16th from 1pm-3pm

Cost: $60.00

Learn to knit in our Knitting 101 class. In this 2 part class, you will learn how to cast on, the knit stitch, and the purl stitch.

 

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner - Intermediate

 _________________________________________________________________Baby Surprise Jacket - Tuesday, Feb. 19th and Feb. 26th 6pm-8pm

Cost: $50.00, 2 sessions

Would you like to have a baby gift on hand? Well Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket is just that project. As you decrease, you increase, you knit a little more, and pick up a few stitches here and there, you bind off, you fold and – its a surprise! – this little rectangle of knitting become a jacket.

If you choose to knit with fingering yarn, your jacket will be small, chose DK weight yarn for a larger jacket and so on. Knit in one solid color or use several colors to make stripes, possibly using Urth; see what happens with patterned sock yarn from Rita Mae. There are so many ways to knit this little jacket, you will love knitting it again and again each time a new baby arrives. 

 

If you are confused by Elizabeth Zimmerman’s pattern writing style. Not to fear, we will demystify this pattern for you during our class which starts in February and will meet a total of 2 times, taking you from the first row to the shoulder seams. The cost of the class is $50 and includes the pattern.

 Join us and make the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman a part of your knitting repertoire!

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On The Beach by Isabel Kraemer Sweater KAL - Thursdays - March 7th, 14th, March 28th, April 11th  6pm-8pm

Cost: $60.00, 4 sessions

Skill Level: 

If you are like me, you hate sewing seams. I find that the raglan sleeve style of most top-down sweaters are unflattering in that they do not define your shoulders, giving the impression of slumped shoulders and poor posture. The Contiguous Shoulder method gives the look of a set in sleeve while knitting top down seamless sweaters.  

In this knit along, we will be working from a basic V-neck sweater pattern, On The Beach by Isabell Kraemer. I will be teaching you how to modify the neckline, changes you can make for a better fit, and how to add decorative touches such as textured stitches or decorative borders around the neckline.   

Pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/on-the-beach-6

 Homework: work a swatch with your chosen yarn and needles.   

Materials:  as outlined in the pattern. Bring your favorite fitting sweater to help obtain your perfect measurements for a perfect fit.