Beginning Knitting Classes
Date: Call or Email to Schedule
Teacher: Holly Marshall
Cost: $40 if supplies are purchased at Wild Knits
Instead of an actual class, I'm offering Beginning Knitting Sessions. Since everyone learns differently, you can set your own pace. These are small, low-key sessions, allowing you to get individualized help and ask plenty of questions. Also available for groups up to four.
Beginning Crochet Class
Date: February 11, 10:30-Noon
Teacher: Carol May
Skills Required: None
Learn single, double and triple crochet stitches as you complete the (appropriately) Single, Double, Triple Scarf! Carol is new to teaching at Wild Knits, and we are delighted to have her bring her crochet expertise to the shop.
About Carol May
My knitting and crochet adventures started when I was a kid. My grandmother taught me both. I spent a couple of decades without picking up a needle or hook. Once I got back into knitting, I became obsessive about learning new techniques. While I dabble in brioche, entrelac and intarsia, I actually am drawn most to knitting lace shawls. As with knitting, I have explored a variety of crochet-related techniques: hairpin lace, broomstick lace, Tunisian crochet, as well as standard crochet techniques. I gravitate to shawls, scarves, and the occasional stuffed animal.
Ferntail Poncho Class
Date: February 25 and March 18, 1:00-3:00
Teacher: Kelly Forster, KIS Designs
Cost: $50 (for two 2-hour sessions)
Skills Required: Must be comfortable knitting, purling and working basic increases and decreases.
This KIS Designs poncho was chosen as one of Cascade Yarn's top 22 patterns for 2022! Ready to learn the basics of knitted lace? Join us and discover how to create lace stitches as we work through Kelly’s pattern Ferntail Poncho. This stylish unisex poncho is knit in chunky weight yarn, which works up quickly, so you will be wearing the poncho before the weather warms up!
Kelly Forster is a knitting designer and teacher from the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband, three children & three kitties (3!) . Kelly first picked up a pair of knitting needles nearly 13 years ago and has not been able to put them down since! You can find Kelly on any given Tuesday here at Wild Knits, or on her website at kisdesigns.net, on Instagram @kisdesigns and on Ravelry kisdesigns.
Calla Lily Shawlette Class
Date: March 11, 10:30-12:30
Teacher: Carol Herman, Knit Equals Joy
Cost: $ 45
Skills Required: Knitting, with a basic understanding of increasing and decreasing
This pattern has been incredibly popular, so we're offering the class again! Cable knitting is one of the best bang-for-your-buck techniques there is! In this class, we’ll unlock the mysteries of cables while making a beautiful shawlette. This cable is an intermediate-level cable stitch, suitable for adventuresome knitters. The cable occurs only in one panel, and the rest of the piece is worked in garter stitch, so a short period of concentrated knitting in each row is combined with more relaxed knitting. It’s a great way to increase skills!
My sister taught me to knit in 2007, and the craft united all of my previous creative endeavors perfectly. Knitting brings together my love for color, texture, and pattern. Little did I know when we sat down for that first lesson that I would discover a passion.
I love picturing something in my head and figuring out how to construct it, and then figuring out how to convey that construction to others. I really love the problem-solving aspect of designing. And key for me is incorporating color and beauty, with a touch of whimsy, into my designs.
I’ve published about 30 patterns, including a new pumpkin pattern each Fall – and you may have seen some of those pumpkins here at Wild Knits. The patterns are available on Payhip, LoveKnitting, and Etsy.