Classes

Fall 2018 Classes, KAL’s & Events

 

We know it’s still August, but here at the shop we are busy making samples and developing new classes for everyone to take this Fall!  In addition to classes, we have our monthly Knit Alongs and special events to share for the upcoming season!  We hope you’ll be inspired to join us!

 

 

 

 

 

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Class Policies

Our classes are filled on a first come, first served basis and payment is expected in full at the time of enrollment.  There is an email sign up link under each class offering, but payment must be made by phone or in person at the shop.  Materials for classes are listed under each offering and are available for purchase prior to class unless they are included in the cost of the class.  We prefer all materials for classes be purchased from Woolworks so students are working with the prescribed yarns and materials for each class.  We are happy for students to bring and use their own needles and notions.

Class cancellations may be made for a full refund up to one week prior to class.  After that, there are no refunds offered.  If class is cancelled due to weather or instructor illness, we will reschedule.

Private Instruction

We have a group of talented instructors who are available for private lessons on any topic and are arranged at the convenience of the student at our shop.  Beginning Knitting is generally taught privately because we feel that one-on-one attention is essential to a great start.  Private lessons are one hour at the rate of $30.  A semi-private lesson is available for $45/one hour.  Payment for private instruction is payable by check or cash to the instructor.  Please plan accordingly before your visit.

If you are interested in learning a skill privately, please call or email and we’ll get back to you quickly.

410-377-2060

info@woolworksbalt.com

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Knit & Nosh: A Friday Morning Tradition!

Each Friday Karen welcomes knitters for a social hour from 9-10am prior to the shop opening for business.   Knitters gather for coffee, a bite to eat and to work on their current projects.  There’s a strict “no business/no technical help” policy during the hour and participants take turns bringing nosh for that week.  It’s a wonderful tradition at our shop and everyone is welcome.  We hope you’ll join in any Friday you are available!

Date:    Every Friday morning
Time:  9-10am
Cost:    FREE

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Beginning Crochet

 

 

 

Join Karen for this great introduction to crochet technique.  You will learn how to crochet a foundation chain, single crochet, double crochet and learn how to count stitches and rows.  You’ll crochet a granny square and learn how to seam crochet squares together!  This is a 2 session, beginning level class.

Instructor:    Karen Brehm
Dates:             Sundays, Sept. 16 & 30
Time:              10am-Noon
Cost:               $65 plus materials
Materials:      A kit will be provided including yarn, beginning crochet booklet and G hook: $22

Register for Beginning Crochet

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Sampler Mitts

The Sampler Mitt class offers the opportunity to learn a variety of skills as you create your own one-of-a-kind fingerless mitts.  You will learn color work knitting, thumb increases, a bit of lace, braiding, working in the round using magic loop, chart reading and picking up and knitting stitches.  This is a 3 session, intermediate level class.

Instructor:     Linda Lewis
Dates:             Monday evenings, September 17, 24 and October 1
Time:              6-8pm
Cost:                $90 plus materials
Materials:      Sampler Fingerless Mitts pattern on Ravelry by Susan@Riverstone.  Yarns kits of 6 mini skeins of sock weight yarn, 50 yards each (3 light and 3 dark) will be available for purchase: $30.   Size 0, 32″ or 40″ circular needle, stitch markers.

Register for Sampler Mitts

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Beginning Needle Felting

The world of needle felting will open to you with this beginning class!  Learn the basics of needle felting and make a pair of bumble bees in the process.  Learn how to transform wool roving into 3-dimensional sculptures with a simple felting needle and step-by-step instructions!
This is a one session, beginning level class.

Instructor:      Amy Legg
Date:                Sunday morning, September 23
Time:               10am-Noon
Cost:                 $35 plus materials
Materials:        Bee Kit includes everything you will need:  $28

Register for Beginning Needle Felting

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Knit Your First Hat:  Introduction to Pattern Reading and Knitting in the Round

This class will teach you how to read a knitting pattern, knit in the round, how to decrease, use double pointed needles and weave in ends.  You’ll use the Barley Hat pattern by Tin Can Knits, which comes in many sizes from toddler to adult.  The first class will concentrate on how to read the pattern, review the long tail cast on, join in the round without twisting, and knit a 1 x 1 rib.  The body of the hat features stockinette with a garter stitch panel.  During the second class you’ll learn to decrease for the crown, switch to double pointed needles and finish your hat for the perfect fit!  This is a 2 session, beginning level class, but you must be able to knit and purl.

Instructor:      Tara Robinson
Dates:              Wednesday evenings, September 26 and October 10
Time:               6-8pm
Cost:                 $65 plus materials
Materials:       1 skein of worsted weight yarn, Size 8, 16″ circular needle, Size 8 double pointed needles,
tapestry needle, stitch markers, printed Barley Hat pattern (free on Ravelry)

Register for Knit Your First Hat

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Continental Knitting

Learn to knit the German Continental knitting technique in this one session class.  If you’re a rusty continental knitter and need a refresher, or a thrower and want to learn continental technique, we’d love to teach you!

Instructor:      Ashley Eggert
Date:                Saturday morning, September 29
Time:               9-11am
Cost:                $35
Materials:       Worsted weight stash yarn and a size 7 or 8 needle

Register for Continental Knitting

 

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Clinton Hill Cashmere Trunk Show!

We’re thrilled to welcome the beautiful bespoke cashmere from Clinton Hill for a week-long trunk show in October.  We will have garments on display and luscious cashmere to see and feel for your fall and holiday gift knitting!

Dates:         Wednesday, October 3 through October 10th
Time:           During all shop hours
Cost:            FREE!

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We couldn’t be more excited about the yarns we have coming for fall. Come “meet” our new yarns, socialize with other knitters, and plan your fall knitting. We’ll have swatches, samples, project ideas – and refreshments. Please RSVP so we can reserve your spot.  There may even be a door prize or two!  Can’t wait to see you!

Date:    Thursday evening, October 4
Time:    5-7pm
Cost:     FREE

RSVP to our Fall Open House

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Albers Cowl with Ann Weaver

Ann Weaver and the Albers Cowl make for a most enjoyable 3 hours of learning!  Ann’s Albers Cowl class covers color theory first, then the construction of her graphic, log cabin style cowl in three squares.  You’ll learn neat and tidy garter stitch pick ups and have fun placing your colors in an interesting configuration.  This is a 1 session, intermediate level class.

Instructor:     Ann Weaver
Date:               Sunday morning, October 7
Time:              9am-Noon
Cost:               $50
Materials:      5 skeins of Fingering weight yarn, 50g each, printed      Albers Cowl pattern, size 2 or 3 needles, or size to obtain gauge.

Register for the Albers Cowl Class

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Basic Brioche: The Basync Cowl

Expand your knitting repertoire by learning to knit brioche, a style of knitting that creates a luxuriously cushy (and completely reversible) fabric.  While learning brioche takes a little bit of practice, once you’ve mastered the basic technique, you’ll find that more seemingly complicated patterns are not all that difficult.  In this class, you’ll learn basic brioche by knitting the Basync Brioche Cowl by the Unapologetic Knitter.

You’ll learn brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche knitting in the round and how to fix basic brioche mistakes.  This is a 1 session, intermediate level class.

Instructor:     Brenda Wilson
Date:               Sunday morning, October 14
Time:              9am-Noon
Cost:               $45 plus materials
Materials:      Printed Basync Brioche cowl on Ravelry, worsted weight yarn in two colors, 100g each, Size 7, 24″ circular needle, one stitch marker.

Register for Basic Brioche Class

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Monster Pants

Learn a wealth of skills while making these  adorable baby pants!  You’ll learn knitting in the round with the magic loop, short row shaping, kitchener stitch and duplicate stitch.  Have fun with color making this one of a kindl baby gift!  This is a 3 session, intermediate level class.

Instructor:       Linda Lewis
Dates:               Monday evenings, October 15, 22 & 29
Time:                6-8pm
Cost:                 $90 plus materials
Materials:        Printed Das Monster (free) pattern by Hronn Jonsdottir on Ravelry, 300-350 yards of dk or sport weight yarn.  White and black for eyes and teeth.  Red for mouth.  Be creative with the main colors and or stripes.  Please consult pattern for needle sizes.

Register for Monster Pants Class

 

 

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Next Step Socks:  Pillars by Lisa Stitchweh

Have you taken the Easy-Peasy Sock class?  Do you feel ready to flex your sock knitting skills?  Learn to follow a simple lace repeat and do a slipped stitch garter edged heel flap with the Pillars sock pattern.  Ashley will also go over finding the right length for your sock leg, as well as offer an alternative toe finish that avoids the dreaded kitchener stitch.  This is a 4 session, intermediate class with homework in between.  The Pillar pattern is both charted and written out.  Students must have some beginning sock experience to take this class.

Instructor:     Ashley Eggert
Dates:             Tuesday evenings, October 16, 30, November 13, 27
Time:              6:30-8pm
Cost:               $100
Materials:      Printed Pillars Sock pattern (on Ravelry), 100g skein of fingering weight yarn, US size 1.5 needles (or size to obtain gauge) – can be dpn’s, flexi-flips or 2, 16″ circular needles, highlighter tape and stitch markers (at least 4).

Homework:  Cast on 64 stitches and work k1, p1 rib per pattern instructions.

Register for Pillar Socks Class

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Tunisian Crochet

Learn this beautiful crochet technique that yields a woven fabric unlike any other!  You will make a dishcloth using cotton that can be washed, dried and is completely utilitarian in this 1 session class.  Must know basic crochet to take this class.

Instructor:     Karen Brehm
Date:               Sunday morning, October 21
Time:              10am-Noon
Cost:               $35
Materials:       Ella Rae Phoenix DK Print and crochet hook

Register for Tunisian Crochet

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Intermediate Needle Felting

Once you’ve caught the needle felting bug, you’ll be ready to advance your skills with this intermediate level class.  We’ll construct a Barn Owl while learning to fine-tune small features for a realistic and sculptural look.  This is a 1 session, intermediate class.  Must have prior needle felting experience.

Instructor:   Amy Legg
Date:             Sunday morning, October 28
Time:            10am-1pm
Cost:             $45 plus materials
Materials:    Barn Owl Kit includes all materials necessary:  $30

Register for Intermediate Needle Felting Class

 

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Introduction to Lace Knitting

 

In this class you’ll learn basic lace techniques by knitting the Crystal Sky Cowl by Sarah Sundermeyer.   You’ll learn basic lace techniques: YO, ssk, k2tog and center double decrease, as well as how to read a lace chart, read your knitting, and how to fix common lace mistakes.  This is a 1 session, intermediate class.

Instructor:   Brenda Wilson
Date:             Sunday morning, November 4
Time:            10am-Noon
Cost:             $35 plus materials
Materials:    Printed Crystal Sky Cowl pattern by Sarah Sundermeyer  (available on Ravelry), Between 300-550 yards of sport weight yarn, US 5, 16″ circular needle depending.  Homework:  Purchase and print pattern and cast on number of stitches for desired size; join in the round (being careful not to twist).  Work K2, P1 rib for 10 rounds.

Register for Introduction to Lace Knitting

 

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Knitting with Two Hands:  Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting

Fair Isle patterns can be found in all types of knitting, from hats and cowls to yoked sweaters.  These patterns are beautiful and fun to knit, but intimidating for someone who is new to the technique.  This class will teach you stranded knitting using both hands at the same time.  You will learn how to read a color work pattern, how to catch floats, and the rules of yarn dominance.  This technique class will not focus on a particular project, but at the conclusion of the class you will have the skills necessary to begin a color work project of your choice.  This is a 1 session, intermediate class.  Must be comfortable knitting in the round.

Instructor:    Tara Robinson
Date:              Monday evening, November 5
Time:             6-8pm
Cost:              $35
Materials:     Worsted weight yarn (from stash is fine), US size 7 or 8, 16″ circular needle and a stitch marker
Homework:  With worsted weight yarn, cast on 80 stitches with needle size listed above that most matches your tension.  Place marker and join in the round.  Knit two rounds.  Bring a contrasting color yarn for color work practice and additional stitch markers.

Register for Knitting with Two Hands/Intro to Fair Isle

 

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10,ooo Knitter’s Day!

The smart folks at Skacel have come up with a great idea to cultivate new knitters with a challenge to create 10,000 new knitters in one day, Saturday, November 10, 2018!  To make this happen, they’ve made up a FREE kit including a ball of special edition HiKoo Sueno Worsted, a pair of addi Linos needles and a pattern to create a beginner-friendly pair of fingerless mitts.  We are happy to participate in this great event and will have kits available for new knitters who wish to learn at our shop on 11/10.  There will be a $15 fee to learn to knit that day.  If you’re a knitter with a friend who’d like to learn, please them them know!  Let’s do our part to spread the knitting word to the WORLD!  Register below as spots are limited.   #10000NewKnitters

Date:          Saturday, November 10
Time:          Noon-3pm on a drop in basis
Cost:           $15
Materials:  Provided

Register for 10,000 New Knitters Day

 

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Knitting with Two Hands: Cardamom Coffee Hat

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If you took the Knitting With Two Hands beginning class and would like to start your first project, this is the class for you!.  The Cardamom Coffee Hat by Caitlin Hunter is a perfect pattern for the beginning color work knitter.  There is a small bit of homework before the first class, but you’ll be ready to roll when class gets started.  This is 2 session, intermediate class.

Instructor:   Tara Robinson
Dates:           Monday evenings, November 12 and December 3
Time:            6-8pm
Cost:             $65 plus materials
Materials:    Printed Cardamom Coffee pattern (on Ravelry), US size 2 and 3, 16 inch circular needles and size 3 dpns, stitch markers, tapestry needle and fingering weight yarn in three colors.  Please see pattern for yardage requirements.

Homework:   Using main color fingering weight yarn and size 2 needles, cast on required number of stitches for your size and knit the brim according to the pattern instructions.

Register for Cardamom Coffee Hat Class

 

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Here We Gnome Again

Who doesn’t love a whimsical gnome in two sizes?   Join Linda to make these cabled elfin figures and learn lots of technique used in toy knitting: working in the round using the magic loop, cabling, bobbles, I-cord, chart reading and more.

Instructor:    Linda Lewis
Dates:            Sunday mornings, November 18, December 9 & 16
Time:             10am-Noon
Cost:              $90 plus materials
Materials:     List provided at sign up, Here We Gnome Again pattern available on Ravelry

Register for Here We Gnome Again Class

 

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Ice Cream Doggie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave it to Ashley to come up with the MOST whimsical project of all… I scream! You scream!  We all scream for puppies!  Learn to make this adorable arigarumi style knit toy.  This is a 2 session, intermediate level class.

Instructor:    Ashley Eggert
Dates:            Monday evenings, November 19 and December 10
Time:             6-7:30pm
Cost:              $40 plus materials
Materials:     Yarn kit will be available for purchase, US size 1 needles, small darning needle, locking stitch marker, highlighter tape, printed Ice Cream Doggie pattern (on Ravelry).

Register for Ice Cream Doggie Class

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Christmas Ornament Workshop

Just in time for the holidays, this workshop will provide you with the supplies and skills to make 6 Christmas tree ornaments!  Patterns, yarn, stuffing and ornament hangers are all included in one kit.  You’ll just need a variety of needles from your collection to make the different shapes.  This is a 1 session, intermediate level workshop.  Must be comfortable knitting in the round.

Instructor:    Amy Legg
Date:              Sunday morning, December 2
Time:             9am-Noon
Cost:              $50 including ornament kit
Materials:     Ornament kit provided, but a variety of needles will be needed.

Register for Christmas Ornament Workshop

 

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Fall Knit A Longs!

Each month we choose a project to work during our Thursday evening hours.  Join us from 6-8pm each Thursday evening of the month and knit a long with us!  You are welcome to work on your own work in progress or join in on the monthly project and get help from shop staff in an unstructured and relaxed setting.

 

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September:  The Golden Hour by Andrea Mowry

 

 

This pretty, worsted weight shawl is one of Andrea Mowry’s newest and we can’t wait to dive in!  It requires just one skein each of worsted weight yarn (100g each) in three colors.  Lots of fun to be had in the various sections with eyelets, bobbles and a bit of color work.  September knit a long dates are the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October:  Merry Making with Mason Dixon Field Guide No. 8!

Join us this month as we use the Mason Dixon Field Guide as our inspiration!  There are 5 great projects in Merry Making that are perfect for gift knitting (even if it’s for yourself!).  Take your pick of any one and knit along with us on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm.  Field Guides are available at the shop and materials to make any of the patterns as well.