Learn to Knit 101 :The Basics Saturday Feb 9th 9:00am - 11:00am Instructor - Lynn Wilson $25 Learn to Knit 102 :Beyond the Basics Saturday Feb 16th 9:00am - 11:00am Instructor - Lynn Wilson $25 Learn to Knit 103 :Advancing Your Skills Saturday Feb 23rd 9:00am - 11:00am Instructor - Lynn Wilson $25
For those wanting to learn the soothing, yet addictive art of knitting, we are now offering a Learn to Knit series of classes that run over three consecutive weeks. The first class will begin with the basics - such as the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and casting on. The second class will continue with knitting and purling, but will also begin delving into how to use those two stitches together for ribbing and the seed stitch. The third class will be touch on things like increases, decreases, and simple finishing techniques. Special Price - if you sign up for all three sessions at once the cost will be discounted to $60
Single Session Classes
SaturdayMar 23rd 11:00am - 1:00pm Instructor - Judy Sloan $50 Ever wonder how to make side seams disappear and hide messy ends? Then this class is for you. Judy Sloan will teach you the beginning techniques to piece together any garment like a professional. We’ll cover: joining bound off edges for shoulder seams, creating invisible vertical seams on stockinette, joining vertical to horizontal seams for basic drop shoulder sleeves and making all those ends magically disappear. Come by and learn how to put the finishing touch on your next garment! SkillLevel - all levels Homework - this class requires some homework, which will be detailed too you when you register for the class
Sunday Mar 3rd 1:00pm - 4:00pm Instructor - Pam Grushkin $50 This hat has been on my knit-list for 5 years. I love the color play between the two hand-dyed yarns using a slip-stitch pattern. Per the designer, “the hat can either be worn in a slouchy style with ample fit or as a beret styled hat when pushed down at the nape (directions are also given for a shorter beanie style hat, if you’d like a snugger fit). The ribbing of the brim is taller near the face but much narrower at the back of the neck (to keep the ribbing from folding in the nape). Skill Level - Intermediate Pattern - Quadrifurcus Hat by La Maison Rililie
Susie's Reading Mitts
Monday Mar 4th 9:00am - 12:00pm Instructor - Pam Grushkin $45 As the weather teeters between winter and spring, it’s hard to know what to wear on your hands. You’re cold inside and out. Fingerless gloves are perfect for between seasons. They keep your hands warm and your fingers free. Skill Level -Advanced Beginner and up. Pattern - Susie's Reading Mitts by Susie Rogers
Multi Session Classes
Big Love Cardigan
Tuesday Feb 5th, Feb 19th, Mar 5 6:30pm - 8:30pm Instructor - Julie Van Norden $125 This cardigan is appropriately named, because that is what we felt when we saw it on Ravelry. It’s a stylish shorter jacket knit from the top down, starting with the tall collar. There is so much to learn from this pattern: provisional cast on, picking up stitches, and shaping the back of the neck and the bottom ribbing with short rows. It’s fun and a somewhat challenging andyou wind up with a great fashion piece. Skill Level - Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Pattern-Big Love by Ankestrick (pattern included in class fee)
Freeze Frame Shawl I
Saturday Dec 1st, Jan 5th, Feb 2nd, Mar 2nd 3:00pm - 5:00pm Instructor - Pam Grushkin $150 The look of multiple colors is so eye catching and exciting, until we think about how to get those results. Mosaic knitting is a fun, easy way to knit with two colors and achieve dramatic results without the stress of carrying two colors across a row. Each row of knitting is done with only one color at a time. The stitches in the second color are slipped without being knitted. Like magic, you have this intricate pattern without shedding any tears! Skill Level - Advanced beginner and up Pattern - Freeze Frame Shawl by Cally Monster
Freeze Frame Shawl II
Monday Jan 7th, Feb 4th, Mar 4th 1:00pm - 4:00pm Instructor - Pam Grushkin $150 The look of multiple colors is so eye catching and exciting, until we think about how to get those results. Mosaic knitting is a fun, easy way to knit with two colors and achieve dramatic results without the stress of carrying two colors across a row. Each row of knitting is done with only one color at a time. The stitches in the second color are slipped without being knitted. Like magic, you have this intricate pattern without shedding any tears! Skill Level - Advanced beginner and up Pattern - Freeze Frame Shawl by Cally Monster
Parsons Cabled Cowl or Hat
Monday Jan 7th, Feb 4th 9:00am - 12:00pm Instructor - Pam Grushkin $60 This richly cabled hat knit with a subtly sparkly yarn is magical. Cables are timeless in their appeal. In this class you’ll learn... - The difference in using a provisional cast on/grafting versus seaming. - How to work a provisional cast on - Following cable directions both written and charted - Picking up stitches - Three-needle bind off Skill Level - Intermediate Pattern - Parsons Hat & Cowl by Pam Grushkin
Beginner Socks on Four Needles
Sunday Feb 10th, Feb 24th, Mar 10th 10:00am - 12:00pm Instructor - Julie Van Norden $65 Have you often wondered at the miracle of the turned heel? Pondered the clean marvel of the grafted toe? Do you feel that if the world had warmer feet it would be a better place to live? Then this class, my friend, is the class for you! Over the course of 3 classes Julie Van Norden will introduce you to the mysteries of knitting socks on double pointed needles. By the end you will be tossing around terms like "gusset" and "kitchener" to the awe of your friends! But beware! Socks are addicting... Skill Level - Intermediate Pattern-Basic Socks by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas (pattern included in class fee)
Scandinavian Slipper Socks
Saturday Apr 6th, Apr 20th, May 4th, May 18th 9:00am - 11:00am Instructor - Julie Van Norden $75 Scandinavian knitting has long been admired for its beautiful combination of color and pattern and for the inventiveness and strength of its construction. Let Julie Van Norden lead you through a pair of Scandinavian slipper socks. These socks are knit from the heel to the toe combining twined knitting with traditional colorwork. Learn to insert an afterthought cuff (that means cutting your work!). For people who are already traditional sock knitters, this is a way to kick it up a notch. The perfect gift – if you can bring yourself to give then away! Skill Level - Adventurous Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Pattern - Basic Slippers by Laura Farson (pattern included in class fee)
Wednesday Feb 13th, Feb 27th, Mar 13th, Mar 27th 6:30pm - 8:30pm Instructor - Julie Van Norden $95 Your feet won’t want to wander too far from these mukluks, another fabulous design by Andrea Mowry. These can be worn pulled up or slouched depending on your mood. The two color colorwork is a perfect way to match up fun contrasting worsted weight yarns. Try a speckled with a solid (Plymouth merino superwash with a complementary hand-dyed would be nice). Really adventurous? Try a long color repeat with a solid. You can perfect your colorwork in the round and learn an afterthought heel, all in a perfectly portable project! Skill Level — Adventurous Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Pattern — Wanderers: Modern Mukluks by Andrea Mowry (pattern included in class fee)
First Saturday of the month 12:00pm - 2:00pm Instructor - Pam Grushkin $25 (per session) ($300 for 12 months, 10% off if paid in full for 12 sessions) Do you know how to knit and purl, but want to expand your skills? “Building Blocks is a skill building class that has students knitting a different 12″ block every month that can be pieced together to create a lovely sampler afghan. Pam will guide you through the various stitches and techniques each month as your knitting knowledge is increased. With a different skill focus each month there is something new to learn at each class. Topics such as gauge, cast ons, bind offs, cables, increases, decreases, lace, pattern reading and more are covered. Skill Level :Beginner Pattern — Building Blocks by Michelle Hunter
Building in Color
First Monday of the Month 6:30pm - 8:30pm Instructor - Pam Grushkin $25 (per session) This incredibly striking sampler afghan is the perfect way to learn different stitches and techniques that make up the mystical world of colorwork! Over the course of the class, you will gain confidence managing several colors at a time while knitting ten different panels: intarsia, short rows, slipped stitches, knit below, elongated stitches, mosaic, tuck stitch, and the butterfly stitch. After the panels are knit, you will learn how to finish the afghan by blocking and seaming the panels. The final step is knitting the border. Skill Level : Adventurous Beginner Pattern — Building in Color by Michelle Hunter
The Breakfast Club
First Sunday of each month 10:00am- 12:00pm Instructor - Pam Grushkin $15 (per session) ($13 per session with the purchase of any 3 of this ongoing series of classes) The Breakfast club will meet the first Sunday of the month. It's a time to relax. Pam will help you with existing projects and/or give advice on new projects. Come exchange ideas and see where the time takes us.
Please email Pam at email@example.com if you are interested in attending
Stitch + Chat
Tuesdays 9:00am - 11:00am Instructor - Pam Grushkin $25 Pam'sStamford based Stitch and Chat will now have an additional group time at Westport Yarns. Beginners as well as more advanced knitters and crocheters are welcome. At Stitch and Chat you choose what you'd like to do: project support, learn a new technique, strengthen basic knitting skills, essential skills (follow-up to basic knitting skills), refine abilities in finishing, conquer advanced methods, cables, and pattern stitches. Please email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org you are interested in attending
I Love Laura
Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm Instructor - Laura Eckel $25 Are you confused, frustrated, overwhelmed? Do you drop stitches at a whim? Are you in need of help? The answer to all your knitting questions are in this knit group with Laura. A casual group for help and inspiration for your knitting, crochet or weaving concerns. Come for help and guidance from Laura and enjoy in the camaraderie.
Please email Laura at email@example.com if you are interested in attending
General Class Information
We offer a variety of classes that range from techniques to full projects. And projects can be everything from a simple sock on 4 needles to a sweater coat. While we carry the perennial favorites throughout the year (socks, continental knitting) we add new classes every season.
Students must register for all classes. Payment must be made at time of registration. Classes are non-refundable and there are no make-ups for missed sessions.
If Westport Yarns must cancel a scheduled class, students will receive a full refund.
Unless noted - class fees do not include materials or patterns. Any yarn, tools, or notions purchased for your class at Westport Yarns will receive a 10% off discount.
WESTPORT YARNS 582 Post Road East Westport, CT 06880 203–454–4300 firstname.lastname@example.org