WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN?

We want to hear from you! What are some things that you want to learn? Specific knitting or crochet techniques? Maybe a particular pattern you think would make a great Knit/Crochet-a-long? What designers do you like? 

Feel free to send us an email at closeknit@closeknityarns.com or stop in the store! 


PRIVATE LESSONS

Please call the shop to schedule. Private lessons are available, and at times convenient for both student and teacher.

$45 for one hour lesson

$30 for 1/2 hour lesson


CLASS POLICIES

All classes and lessons are PREPAID; Pre-registration is required. You can register in person or by phone.

Please set your phone to silent during all classes; If you must make a call, please go outside of the shop

Classes have a minimum of three students

20% off one yarn purchase, for your class project.


Please give us 48 hours notice of cancellation on any class you’ve signed up for to get a store credit. Registration for Close Knitting Classes is for full sessions only, and no credit can be given for missed classes once the series has begun.

Due to limited parking during these times, please park on Paterson Ave, one block up from the store (just past Habben Ave).


Specialty Classes


Needle Felted Gnomes with Kara Gunza

Saturday, January 25th, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost is $45 (includes tools and materials)

Our last gnomes class was such a hit that we are offering it again in January! Be sure to reserve your spot now.

Learn the basics of needle felting while creating a festive winter gnome! In this class you will learn how to use basic needle felting tools and materials to create shapes, add detail, and create a one of a kind friend to take home!

This class is beginner-friendly and open to all experience levels. All materials are included in the cost of the class.

Learn-A-Long with Barb

Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm [January 30, March 5, and April 2]
Cost is $45 for the 3 sessions

Join us to knit a new pattern from Michelle Kupfer! We will make Michelle’s new “Bella Light Cabled Poncho” and practice textured stitches, cables, a little bit of shaping, and picking up stitches for a collar. This is a great easy-to-wear project that will be perfect for this spring!

Materials required:
* 1,150 yards worsted weight yarn. For this project we recommend Berocco Ultra Wool (which is our yarn of the month for January so it’s 15% off!!), Berocco Vintage, or our brand new yarn Rebound from Cascade, made from recycled water bottles.
* size 6 and 8 24” circular needles (or sizes needed to obtain gauge)
* cable needle and stitch markers
* Bella Light Cabled Poncho pattern, available for purchase on Ravelry here

Slip into Colorwork: Mosaic Knitting with Shaina Bilow

Saturday, February 8, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Cost is $45

Mosaic Knitting is a fascinating color knitting technique in which only one color of yarn is used at a time. It looks way more complicated than it is and is a great way to introduce colorwork to your repertoire. Reading charts, working slip stitches, and carrying yarn up the side of your work will be covered as we make swatches which can be felted into coasters.

Prerequisites: Cast-on, bind-off, knit, purl. Geared for advanced-beginner level knitters.
Materials: at least 2 contrasting colors (think: black & white, navy & red, yellow & teal, etc) of worsted weight wool; size 8 needles.

Basics of Brioche with Shaina Bilow

Saturday, February 22, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost is $60

Brioche knitting is incredibly popular in the knitting world right now. Learn how to work this intriguing “ribbed” stitch during this workshop. Brioche stitch brings a unique cellular texture to knitted items and is perfect for cozy accessories and simple sweaters. We will practice two different techniques of working single-color brioche before beginning another sample in two colors. Pattern ideas to practice your new skills are provided at the end of the class. There is a materials list for this class.

Prerequisites: Students must know how to cast on, knit, and purl. Some experience working yarn-overs and decreasing is recommended. This class is geared to intermediate level knitters.
Materials: 2 contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn and size US 7 (4.5 mm) or 8 (5 mm) knitting needles - one 24" circular needle. Note: circular needles are necessary for the two-color swatch.


Weekly Workshops


Knitting Workshop with Shaina Bilow

Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:00 pm OR 2:15 - 3:45 pm [February 4, 11, 18, and 25]

Cost is $80 for the 4-week session.


Learn the basics or hone your skills with this weekly knitting workshop. Classes are held in a small group setting, with plenty of hands on help to take your knitting to the next level.

20% off one yarn purchase for your class project. Pre-registration is required. You can register in person or by phone. Due to limited space, classes fill up quickly, and we are unable to offer make up classes.
Shaina Bilow is a treasured knitting and crochet instructor who encourages and empowers her students, whether they are picking up needles for the first time or are advanced level knitters and crocheters. Shaina brings 16 years of unparalleled knitting knowledge with her to classes. She has worked in numerous yarn shops, teaches in private and group settings, designs knitting patterns for magazines, yarn companies, and her own collection, and has picked up A LOT of dropped stitches. In a class with Shaina, you can expect a patient instructor, inspiring projects, simplification of tricky techniques, and, of course, lots of Happy Knitting!

  Shaina holds certifications as a Craft Yarn Council Certified Knitting Instructor and a Knitting Guild of America Professional Finisher.


Crochet Workshop with Kara Gunza

Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm [February 5, 12, and 26; there is no class 2/19]

Cost is $60 for the 3-week session.


Whether you've never picked up a hook, are stuck on a pattern, or just want to want to bring your craft to the next level, this workshop is for you ... Tunisian crocheters are welcome too! Classes are held in a small group setting with a seasoned instructor. Stitch along with us while meeting new people! Call the store or stop in to reserve your spot.

20% off one yarn purchase for your class project. Pre-registration is required. You can register in person or by phone. Due to limited space, classes fill up quickly, and we are unable to offer make up classes.


Close Knitting Class with Michelle Kupfer

Fridays,10:30 am - 12:00 pm OR 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm [February 7, 14, 21, and 28]

Saturdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am OR 11:30 am - 1:00 pm [February 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29]

Cost is $80 for the 4-week session and $100 for the 5-week session.


Our Close Knitting Classes with Michelle Kupfer are so popular, we now offer two classes on Fridays and two classes on Saturdays. Whether you are a beginner who wants to learn the basics, or a seasoned knitter in need of instruction and good company, these classes are for you! Classes are held in a small group setting, with plenty of hands on help to take your knitting to the next level.


Please give us 48 hours notice of cancellation on any class you’ve signed up for to get a store credit. Registration for Close Knitting Classes is for full sessions only, and no credit can be given for missed classes once the series has begun.

Due to limited parking during these times, please park on Paterson Ave, one block up from the store (just past Habben Ave).

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