Classes & Knit Togethers

 

KNIT TOGETHERS, Free

We are pleased to offer six regularly scheduled opportunities each week to Knit Together as a community. Bring a project and enjoy the fellowship of other knitters/crocheters! Beginners or advanced, you are welcome! There is no better way to find your place in the fiber community, make some friends, learn something new...and add projects to your queue :)

M/W/F 10a-12

M/W 6-8p

Th 5-8p

 

INTRO TO KNITTING (10-11am every Second Saturday), $10

This one hour class is a great introduction to knitting. The knitted cast on and knit stitch are the focus of this class. Worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles are required. Please call the shop or come in to register. Space is limited.

THIRD QUARTER 2019 CLASSES
Please note our class policies below

Beginning Knitting FOR KIDS!!!, $45

Thursday, July 18, 9:30-12

OR

Thursday, August 8, 9:30-12

All supplies included.

Learn to knit this summer! Join Katrina as she teaches Beginning Knitting For Kids. Students will knit a stuffed cat to bring home. It’s a cute decoration, a gift for a younger sibling, or a toy for a real cat!

Instructor: Katrina Grandquist

Baby Steps Beginner’s Socks, $35

Prerequisites: Cast on, knit in the round

Sunday, July 21, 1-4p

This class will walk you through each step in the process of creating a simple sock from the cuff down. And what better way to get acquainted with the building blocks of socks than by knitting a pair of adorably tiny baby socks? They also make fantastic quickie gifts for baby showers!

Supplies:

50 [75, 100] yards of worsted weight yarn for newborn [6 mos, 12 mos] size socks

US6/4mm needles (DPNs, 2 circulars, or a long circular for magic loop)

Instructor: Carissa Browning

Carissa discovered knitting and crochet in 2004 and began designing shortly thereafter. Her background in math and love of geometry kindled a passion for playing with new and unusual construction methods. Her designs have appeared in Knitty and Pom Pom Quarterly, amongst others, as well as numerous self-published patterns. She has amassed a 3 month supply of hand-knit socks and far more shawls than she could ever feasibly wear in Texas.

Call or visit the shop for more info and to register.

Breaking Plaid, $35

Prerequisites: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

Sunday, July 28, 1-4p

Back by popular demand!!! Learn how to combine double-stranded garter stitch with double knitting to produce a reversible plaid fabric. We will practice by making a small coaster or washcloth, and by the end of the class, you will be prepared to cast on the Breaking Plaid bandana cowl or one of its many variations, such as a loop cowl, triangular shawl, or scarf (full pattern included).

Supplies:

50 yards each of 2 contrasting colors of worsted weight cotton yarn

US9-10/5.5-6mm needles (bigger than usual for worsted due to double-stranding)

Instructor: Carissa Browning

Carissa discovered knitting and crochet in 2004 and began designing shortly thereafter. Her background in math and love of geometry kindled a passion for playing with new and unusual construction methods. Her designs have appeared in Knitty and Pom Pom Quarterly, amongst others, as well as numerous self-published patterns. She has amassed a 3 month supply of hand-knit socks and far more shawls than she could ever feasibly wear in Texas.

Call or visit the shop for more info and to register.

Brioche Basics, $35

Prerequisites: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

Sunday, August 4, 1-4p

Get ready to dive into one of the hottest trends in knitting: brioche! Its reversible fabric and extra squishy nature make this a versatile technique to have in your toolbox. We’ll start with one-color brioche knitting and work our way up to two-color brioche knitting and purling to create a simple, modern washcloth.

Supplies:

50 yards each of 2 contrasting colors of worsted weight cotton yarn

US6/4mm needles (DPNs or circular are required for brioche)

Instructor: Carissa Browning

Carissa discovered knitting and crochet in 2004 and began designing shortly thereafter. Her background in math and love of geometry kindled a passion for playing with new and unusual construction methods. Her designs have appeared in Knitty and Pom Pom Quarterly, amongst others, as well as numerous self-published patterns. She has amassed a 3 month supply of hand-knit socks and far more shawls than she could ever feasibly wear in Texas.

Call or visit the shop for more info and to register.

Knitting for Kids coming soon!!!

Crochet classes coming soon!!!

SECOND QUARTER 2019 CLASSES
Please note our class policies below

Beginning Knitting, $125

Skill Level: Beginner

Two Sessions:

Sundays: June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 1-4pm

OR

Tuesdays: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 6-9pm

Let’s start at the very beginning by casting on... and then travel through stitches, increases, decreases, fixing basic mistakes, binding off, blocking, reading a pattern, and more. This comprehensive hands-on class will teach the skills necessary to form a great knitting foundation, and build confidence to keep learning. Only the English style of knitting will be explained and demonstrated in this class.

Instructor: Christina Tibblin

Call or visit the shop for more info, Supply List, and to Register.

McKinney Knittery Class Policies


Our goal is to help enrich every student’s passion for knitting by expanding skills and understanding new techniques. We offer small class sizes to ensure every student receives the help they require. We want every student to go home feeling confident and successful in the new skills learned.


All class fees are due at the time of sign-up and are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled in which case fees will immediately be refunded. If unable to attend please notify the shop right away. We know stuff happens and schedules can change, so we keep a wait list in the event a class is full and there is a cancellation. If we are able to fill your spot we will refund your class fee. Please observe the dates for each class to ensure your schedule will allow you to complete the class before signing up.


Class fees are for the class only and do not include any materials unless otherwise noted in the class description.


Out of fairness to our instructors, we have a 2 student minimum to conduct each class. Any class that does not reach the minimum within 48 hours of the start of the class will be cancelled and you will be notified.


Please read the skills required for each class prior to signing up. Each class is designed to teach a specific technique and not necessarily the skills required to perform the technique. The dedicated class time does not account for teaching the skills in the list of Required Skills and the instructor will not have time to teach the specified Required Skills. If you have any questions, please contact us before signing up for the class and together we will make sure you are ready to get the most out of the class.


We look forward to seeing you in class and sharing the journey of learning something new and exciting!

Class samples are on display at the shop.  Sign up at the shop or by phone at 469-714-4002.