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).


Exciting News: Keith Leonard Is Back!

Keith Leonard, owner of Knits All Done, is coming back to Close Knit for an exclusive trunk show and 3 exciting class opportunities! 

There are still a couple of spots remaining. Please call the store or stop in to sign up for classes. 

Sunday, October 6. 

Each class is $65.


10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Flawless Finishing

Learn to professionally assemble your knitwear from the finishing master, Keith Leonard. In this class, you will use prepared swatches to learn Keith’s tricks behind five different seams. You will also learn the correct way to pick up stitches across both the top and sides of our knitting. Be amazed as the magic unfolds and walk away with the proficient skills to finish your knitwear professionally for years to come. See homework below.

Materials: Darning Needle, Scissors, Worsted Weight Yarn, 1 Pair US size 7 Straight or Circular Knitting Needles.

Homework

Swatch 1: (Please make 2) 

With a light colored worsted weight yarn and US # 7 or 8 knitting needle, cast on 14 stitches and work in garter stitch (knit every row) for 4 inches. Bind off all stitches. 

Swatch 2: (Please make 2) 

With a light colored worsted weight yarn and US #7 or #8 knitting needle, cast on 16 stitches and work in stockinette stitch (Row 1: Knit, Row 2: Purl) for 4 inches. Bind off all stitches.


12:30 pm to 2:30 pm - Fixing Mistakes

Have you ever taken that large “GASP” while ripping out your knitting? Have no fear! In this class we will first purposely make mistakes. By doing so, we can see how mistakes are created and then deconstruct our knitting to resolve all problems! You will learn different ways to rip back your knitting, add lifelines, recognize twisted stitches, pick up dropped stitches in multiple stitch patterns including stockinette stitch, seed stitch, garter stitch and lace. Even more, we will learn how to read our knitting by counting our rows. Join this class and learn the skills needed to master your knitting for years to come. 

This class has no homework.

Materials: 4 colors worsted weight yarn, Size G and/or H crochet hooks, Darning needle, 1 Pair of size US#7 OR #8 straight or circular knitting needles, Scissors, Scrap Paper, Pen.


3:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Keith’s Tips and Tricks

Is the first stitch of your knitting loose? Do you cast on a new project in both knit and purl? Do you hem the bottom of your knitting? Is your bind off uneven when knitting in the round? Is there a magical loose bind off? How much yarn do you need for the long tail cast on? Why aren’t my stitches even? What is the proper way to measure? Should I slip the first stitch of every row? Find the answer to these questions and many more! 

There is no homework for this class.

Materials: 2 colors worsted weight yarn, Size 24” US #7 Knitting Needles, Size 24” US #5 Knitting Needles, Darning needle, Scissors.


Knitting Workshop with Shaina Bilow

Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:00 pm OR 2:15 - 3:45 pm [October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29]
Cost is $100 for the 5-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 [October 2, 16, 23, and 30 (there will be no class 10/9]

Cost is $80 for the 4-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 [October 4, 11, 18, and 25]

Saturdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am OR 11:30 am - 1:00 pm [October 5, 12, 19, and 26]

Cost is $80 for the 4-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.

KAL Teroldego Shawl with Becky

6:00 - 7:30 pm on the second Thursday of the month from July through October [July 11, August 8, September 12, and October 10]. 
Cost is $45 for the 4 sessions.

“Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knits designs an asymmetrical triangle shawl featuring lace, color work, bobbles and stripes. It’s a perfect, lightweight wrap for throwing over a breezy summer dress, a stroll on the beach or a dinner on the veranda.”

Supplies needed: 
-Teroldego pattern (for sale on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/teroldego
-3 different colors of fingering/sock weight yarn, ~380 yds per color. 
-Size US 4 needle, 32” cable 
-Row counter 
-Stitch marker 
-Tapestry needle


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