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Pockets! with Kim McBrien Evans

  Why don’t more sweaters have pockets? All our clothing should have pockets. Big pockets. Useful pockets. Pockets you can put actual stuff in! Whether for holding your phone, collecting rocks on the beach, or having a pocket designed to hold a medical device, we all need pockets in our clothing, and sweaters are no exception. Let Ontario-based knitwear designer Kim McBrien Evans help you join […]

Down the “Slipper-y” Slope with Mary Elizabeth Scott

The perfect gift idea for you or for your favorite princess: knit a pair of delightful “Twinkle Toes” slippers. In this unusual construction, you’ll create the instep ruffles first, then set them aside. The slippers are worked from the heel to the toe, with an unusual application of Judy’s Magic Cast-On: Cast on the center back of the heel, then work back and forth in rows […]

Introduction to Knitting in Rounds with Ann Budd

Whether you’re interested in knitting hats, mittens, socks, sleeves, or sweaters without seams, you’ll need to work the stitches in a tube. There are many ways to work small (and large) circumferences in rounds, including double-pointed needles, circular needles, two circular needles, magic loop. In this one-hour online class, Ann Budd will demonstrate the different methods and give pointers on how to cast on and successfully […]

Shapely, Sexy Steeks with Mary Elizabeth Scott

For students who have experience with knitting in the round and have cut a steek or two, this is the next step: learning how to give shape to your garments with shapely steeks at the waist, underarm, and neckline. Mary, aka the Steek Queen, will show you how to incorporate steeks into your planning process so you can take your knitted garments to the next level. […]

Tips for Finishing Finesse with Ann Budd

Through more than 45 years of knitting, which included editing and writing knitting books, Ann Budd has developed a number of tips and tricks to ensure her knitted projects have a professional look. In this class Ann will share some of her favorites for casting on, binding off, joining a new ball of yarn, counting rows, picking up stitches along necklines and heel flaps, weaving in […]

Pi Shawl Construction with Bristol Ivy

  The Pi Shawl is an ingenious idea advanced by knitting genius Elizabeth Zimmerman to explore the mathematical relationship of a circle’s radius and its circumference. Once you understand the basic concept, well, the rest is Pi in the sky and there are no limits to your shawl-knitting possibilities. And who better to explain this idea to us than Bristol Ivy, a self-described math nerd who […]

“Stars and Stripes”: The Norwegian Fana Sweater with Mary Scott Huff

Explore the tradition and history of the beautiful Norwegian Fana sweater as you create your own personalized pattern, for any size and color combination you wish. In this workshop, students will follow Mary’s Fana “recipe” to create their own Norwegian-style work of art. Mary will set up a dedicated Ravelry group so she can answer your questions, and so students can communicate and stay in touch during […]

A Skirt for All Seasons: Knitted Skirt with Ann Budd ~ This is a 4 Session Class.

Join Ann Budd ( as she shows you how to make a custom-fitted skirt. From its comfortable elastic waist to its hip darts to its flared lower edge, this will be a fun, flattering addition to your wardrobe. This is what you’ll learn: Class 1 (Aug. 11): Overview of skirt construction, taking body measurements, choosing yarn, knitting a gauge swatch;Class 2 (Aug. 25):  Casting on for […]

Knitted Gansey Fisherman’s Sweater with Beth Brown-Reinsel

This class is full. Please contact Dana at if you’d like to be put on a waiting list – in the event that someone cancels.  Dates: Aug. 8 & 22; Sept. 19; Oct. 24; Nov. 14 & 21. Beth Brown-Reinsel ( has spent her career studying Nordic, British Isle, and Baltic knitting traditions, and sharing this knowledge through patterns, classes, and workshops. We are thrilled […]

Short Rows with Bristol Ivy

Short rows are a handy way to add shaping to your knitting in both conventional and unexpected ways. Use them to turn a heel on a sock, better tailor a garment to your shape, or add unexpected twists and turns to accessories. Bristol will discuss the mechanics of short rows and offer several different short row techniques, including German short rows and Japanese short rows. She’ll […]