Classes & Knit Togethers

 

KNIT TOGETHERS

We are pleased to offer regularly scheduled opportunities 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

 

THIRD QUARTER CLASSES
Please read our class policies (below) before signing up for any classes

 

Beginning Brioche, July 8, 15, 2-4, $50

Skill level:  Intermediate

Required Skills:  Knit in the round, knit, purl

Love all of the wonderful brioche patterns? Join us in this beginning brioche class and make a fun 2-color cowl! In this class you will learn the basic brioche stitch, how to fix the most common brioche mistake, and how to brioche in the round. Start your brioche journey and open up a whole new world of pattern options!

 

Intro to Cables, July 22, 29, 2-4, $50

Skill level:  Intermediate

Required Skills:  Knit in the round, knit, purl, K2tog, ssk, kfb 

Love the look of cables but not sure how to make them? Come learn how to master cables while we make a pretty hat that can fit from a toddler up to an adult! We will discuss color selection, how fiber content affects the look of cables, the importance of gauge, cast on and bind off options, weaving in ends, and blocking to bring out the beauty of your cables! Learn 2 different styles of cables and we will even discuss how to knit cables without a cable needle.

 

Intro to Mosaic Knitting, August 5, 1-4, $40

Skill level:  Intermediate

Required Skills:  Knit in the round, knit, purl

Love the look of geometric colorwork patterns but not sure how this is done? Build your color work skills with mosaic knitting! In this class you will learn the fun and exciting technique of mosaic knitting and make a fun geometric headband! We will discuss color selection, cast on and bind off options, weaving in ends, and blocking to bring out the beauty of your mosaic knitting!

 

Toe Up Socks, August 19, 26, 2-4, $50

Skill level:  Intermediate

Required Skills:  Knit, purl, kfb, k2tog

Ready to master the elusive sock? Come join us to de-mystify the secrets behind the toe up sock construction! In this class we will discuss yarn fibers, how to choose the perfect sock yarn, and learn the anatomy of a toe up sock while learning how to knit each part.  We will learn the Fish Lips Kiss Heel (this is a short row heel), and we will talk about the many options for a stretchy bind off. We will make a template of your foot and begin to create the sock recipe that will fit your foot perfectly. 

 

Fixing Basic Knitting Mistakes, September 2, 1-4, $40

Skill level:  All skill levels

Required Skills:  knit, purl

Ready to free yourself from the worries of making a mistake…..dropping a stitch…..knit when you should have purled?  Join us in this informative class that will change your knitting and give you the confidence to fix basic knitting mistakes!  We will cover several ways to fix your mistakes and discuss tools to make the job easier. If you have a project you are working on with a mistake that you’re not sure how to fix, feel free to bring it and, time permitting, we can discuss your options.

 

My First Mittens, September 16, 23, 2-4, $50

Skill level:  Intermediate

Required Skills:  Knit in the round, knit, purl, K2tog, ssk, kfb  

Texas winters aren’t too harsh, but our hands still get cold! Join us in this fun and informative class to make either mittens or fingerless mitts! In this class we will discuss cast on options, bind off options, yarn fiber content choices, weaving in those pesky ends, blocking, and learning the anatomy of mittens and how to execute each part. Build your skill toolbox and get a cute pair of mitts in the process!

 

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 over the phone 469-714-4002. Approximately two weeks before each class, you will receive an email from the instructor which will include a supply list and any homework.