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).


Knitting Workshop with Shaina Bilow

Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:00 pm OR 2:15 - 3:45 pm [December 3, 10, and 17]
Cost is $60 for the 3-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 [December 4, 11, and 18]

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 [December 6, 13, 29, and 27]

Saturdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am OR 11:30 am - 1:00 pm [December 7, 14, 21, and 28]

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.


One Night Holiday Knit-A-Long with Barb

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Cost is $20.

Join us for this one night knit-a-long to get started on a quick holiday project to keep for yourself or give as a gift.

For this project, you will need:
- 200 yards worsted weight wool (Noro Kureyon recommended)
- size 10.5 (16") circular needles and 10.5 double pointed needles
- pattern: available at this link or in the store.

Skills required are knitting in the round on circular and double pointed needles. Tips will be given on felting final project. If you have never felted a project this is a great project to try it out!

Needle Felted Gnomes with Kara Gunza

Saturday, December 14th
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost is $45 (includes tools and materials)

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.

Pick Up Where You Left Off with Toby Roxane Designs

Saturday, December 28th
2 pm - 4 pm
Cost is $45 for the 2 hour class

We all have projects we’ve abandoned for one reason or another. Many times, the thing that keeps those projects from getting finished is not knowing where we left off in the pattern. In this class, I’ll teach you a few tips, tricks, and “pattern landmarks” you can use to figure out where to begin again. We’ll look at a few examples, and then we’ll look at some projects you and your classmates bring in. I’ll also give you some great advice you can use while you’re knitting so that you never lose your place in a pattern again!

Homework: None
Supplies: A hibernating project you’d like to finish but aren’t sure where to start—including the pattern.

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