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).


Close Knitting Class with Michelle Kupfer

Fridays,10:30 am - 12:00 pm OR 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm [November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30] 

Saturdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am OR 11:30 am - 1:00 pm [November 3, 10, 17, and 24] 

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


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.

Crochet Workshop with Kara Gunza

Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm [November 7, 14, 21, and 28] 
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.

Building Blocks Blanket KAL with Barb Bonini

Thursday, 10/25, 11/15 and 12/13, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Cost is $25 for the third 3-month session


Reserve your place for this popular and informative Knit-A-Long!!

There are 12 squares of varying degrees of difficulty. We will be starting with the easiest one and work on skill building as they increase in difficulty. This KAL will really help bring your skills to the next level! Please come into the store to check out the book.

Supplies Needed:

Building Block Book $19.95
approximately 1,400 yards of worsted weight yarn
7 or 8 needles depending on gauge

20% off yarn for this class.


Fixing Mistakes with Shaina Bilow

Saturday, October 27 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Cost is $40

Learn to recognize and correct a twisted stitch and how to drop a stitch and pick it back up flawlessly. You will also learn three techniques for pulling back your knitting without losing stitches and we will cover using lifelines in our work. With these skills comes the confidence to dig in to more challenging projects. There is a materials list and homework for this class.

Homework: Using worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 needles, cast on 20 stitches and work in stockinette stitch (knit a row, purl a row) for 4". Do not bind off. Bring the knitted piece on the needles to class with you. Extra credit – knit a second swatch in garter stitch (all knit).

Other Materials: Large eye tapestry needle, small size (either US 0, 1, 2, or 3) circular knitting needle of any length, size H/8 crochet hook.


Stunning Seams: Knitwear Finishing with Shaina Bilow

Saturday, November 10 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Cost is $60

Learn how to professionally finish your projects – the difference between handmade and homemade – in this class. Bring your completed swatches and learn how to successfully (and invisibly) seam! We will work a 3-needle bind-off or kitchener stitch and then learn how to work mattress stitch while we create a smartphone case or mini purse that can be felted after class. There is homework for this class.

Materials: 100 yards of worsted weight yarn that WILL felt when washed such as Cascade 220. If desired, buy 50 yards each of two colors 
Needle Size: US 8

Approximate Gauge before felting: 4.25 stitches = 1”, 17 stitches = 4” in stockinette stitch. This is a somewhat loose gauge because the project will be felted when completed.

Homework: 
Body (make 2 pieces in the same color): Cast on 20 stitches. Work in stockinette stitch (knit a row, purl a row) until piece measures 7¾ “ and bind off.

Gussett (make 2 pieces in the same color): Cast on 8 stitches. Work in stockinette stitch (knit a row, purl a row) until piece measures 7¾” from beginning, ending after completing a knit row. Knit one row instead of purling a row. Then, beginning with an additional knit row, continue in stockinette until piece measures 2¾” from the garter ridge you just made. DO NOT bind off. Leave these stitches on a holder.

Materials to bring to class: 
* 4 completed pieces of knitting (2 body pieces and 2 gusset pieces) 
* Leftover yarn from the project 
* 2 pairs of size 8 knitting needles (or, one pair size 8 and one pair size 7) 
* Darning needle 
* Lock-ring stitch markers if desired

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