Winter 2019 Classes, KAL’s & Events


As winter closes in, we hunker down and get our knitting and crochet year started.  We invite you to come and learn a variety of techniques via project based classes and events this year.


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.



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


Woolfolk Fall/Winter 2018 Trunk Show!

We have a fantastic grouping of sweaters and a toasty winter hat to see during the Woolfolk Fall/Winter ’18 Trunk Show.  A perfect way to feel, see and try on garments made in the wonderful Woolfolk Yarns including TYND, FAR, SNO, & TOV DK

Dates:         Wednesday, January 2 – Monday, January 14
Time:           During all shop hours


Beginning Needle Felting

The world of needle felting will open up 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, January 20th
Time:               11am-1pm
Cost:                 $35 plus materials
Materials:        Bee Kit includes everything you will need:  $28

Register for Beginning Needle Felting


Knit with 2 Hands: Intro to Fair Isle Knitting

Fair Isle patterns can be found in all types of knitting, from hats to cowls and yoked sweaters.  These patterns are beautiful and fun to knit but intimidating for someone 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.  Because this is a technique class, we will not focus on a particular project.  At the conclusion of this class, however, you will have the skills necessary to begin a color work project of your choice.  Please note that Tara is teaching this one session class TWICE this winter.  If you cannot attend this session, scroll down to see the dates of her March class.

Prerequisites:  Intermediate level class.  Students must be comfortable knitting in the round.

Instructor:         Tara Robinson
Date:                   Monday, January 21st
Time:                  6-8pm
Cost:                    $35
Materials:          Worsted weight yarn from stash (or for purchase at shop), approx. 25 yards of two contrasting colors.  US size 7 or 8, 16″ circular needle.  Stitch markers – 10.

*Homework:    Cast on 80 stitches to your chosen 16″ circular needle, place marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist.  Knit two rounds.

Register for Knit with 2 Hands  First Offering


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:                Wednesday evening, January 30th
Time:               6-8pm
Cost:                $35
Materials:       Worsted weight stash yarn and a size 7 or 8 needle

Register for Continental Knitting


Mitten Advent Garland A Long!

Every year we PROMISE ourselves we’re going to make this advent mitten garland so it’s ready for Christmas…This year Karen is leading a KAL to make the 24 mittens from Kathy Lewinsky’s pattern over the course of the year, one Sunday a month.  The concept is simple:  Buy the materials (4 skeins of Bio Shetland and needles) and meet up on the fourth Sunday of each month to knit together, compare notes and get help with the motifs.  By December 2019 you’ll be ready to hang your garland on the mantle!

Prerequisites:  Must be comfortable both knitting in the round and doing colorwork.

Instructor:     Karen Brehm
Dates:             4th Sunday’s:  1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, 6/23, 7/28, 8/25, 9/22, 10/27, 11/24 & 12/15 (3rd Sunday in December)
Time:              10am-noon
Cost:               $75 plus materials
Materials:      Printed Mitten Advent Garland pattern by Kathy Lewinsky (purchase $5.00 pattern on Ravelry – do not rely on the older, free versions), 1 skein each of 4 colors of Bio Shetland by BCGarn, appropriate needles (either DPN’s or circular for magic loop).

Register for Mitten Advent Garland KAL


Ravelry Round Up!

Whether you are a new or somewhat experienced Ravelry user, this class will equip you to take full advantage of all that this knit and crochet website has to offer. Learn how to find pattern possibilities for a project you have in mind, find the perfect project for a yarn you love (or one that is in your stash), see what others are saying about particular projects and yarns, and stay on top of the newest and hottest patterns. Learn how to keep track of patterns and projects you like and maintain an electronic library of the patterns you’ve purchased. As pattern publication moves more fully into the electronic age, you don’t want to be left behind! And if you don’t yet have a Ravelry account, don’t worry; we’ll help you create one!

Instructor:        Brenda Wilson
Date:                  Saturday, February 2
Time:                 9-10:30am
Cost:                   $25
Materials:         Bring a fully charged laptop or iPad (and any ideas you have simmering for particular projects or yarns)

Register for Ravelry Round Up


Peavine Hat:  Using Stranded Knitting Technique

Come knit this fun color work hat and reinforce your knowledge of the two handed knitting technique in this two session offering.

Instructor:        Tara Robinson
Dates:                 Monday evenings, February 4th and 18th
Time:                  6-8pm
Cost:                   $65
Materials:          Printed copy of Peavine Hat by Gudrun Johnston available on Ravelry.  4 colors of fingering weight yarn (see required amounts in pattern), size US 2, 16″ circular needle, size US 3 or 4, 16″ circular, size US 3 or 4 DPN’s, tapestry needle and stitch markers.

Prerequisites:  Completion of the Knit with Two Hands class and/or two-handed knitting experience.

*Homework prior to first class:  Download and print the Peavine Hat Pattern.  Cast on for hat and knit through round 17.  Please note:  The cast on includes both a German Twisted Cast on and a Long Tail.  If you prefer, you can do the Long Tail.  The end result is not much different.

Register for the Peavine Hat Class


Fix Your Mistakes

The key to becoming a successful knitter is learning how to recognize and fix mistakes, whether they are common or complicated.  Join Linda for this informative, 2 session class and learn how to fix dropped knits, purls, K2togs, ssks and on garter stitches.  You’ll learn how to slip stitches on edges and within your work.  “Tinking”, ripping, unintended yarn overs and un-knitting will also be covered.  We highly recommend this class for everyone who knits.

Prerequisites:  This is a beginning level class

Instructor:     Linda Lewis
Dates:             Tuesday evenings, February 5th and 19th
Time:              6-8pm
Cost:               $65
Materials:      2 colors of worsted weight scrap yarn, 2 size 8 needles of any kind, size G or H crochet hook

*Homework:  Knit two swatches using stockinette stitch in worsted weight yarn:  Cast on 40 stitches and knit stockinette for  6-8″

Register for Fix Your Mistakes


Trondheim Mittens

Learn how to knit these lovely color work mitts in this intermediate, three session class.  You will learn how to do the Latvian braid, stranded color work, reading color work charts and the Magic Loop technique.

Prerequisites:  Must be comfortable knitting in the round and have some color work knitting experience.

Instructor:       Linda Lewis
Dates:               Sundays, February 10th, March 3rd and March 24th
Times:              2/10:  11am-1:30pm, 3/3:  11am-1pm, 3/24: Noon-1pm
Cost:                 $90
Materials:        Printed Trondheim Mitts pattern on Ravelry by Pia Kammeborn, 4 colors of fingering weight yarn (amounts listed in pattern), Size US 2 needles, stitch markers, highlighter tape
*Homework:    None

Register for Trondheim Mitts Class


Easy Peasy Socks

Have you always wanted to knit socks?  We think the Easy Peasy Sock class is for you! What makes this class “easy- peasy” ? We’ll use heavier yarn to work traditional sock knitting techniques.  Learn how to knit in the round on double pointed needles and work a traditional heal-flap and toe in this 3 session class.

Beginning level class.  Must be comfortable with knitting and purling.

Instructor:       Ashley Tisdale Eggert
Dates:               Wednesday evenings, February 13th, 27th and March 13th
Times:               6-8pm
Cost:                  $90
Materials:         50grams of worsted weight yarn (no dark colors please), US size 4 DPN’s, locking stitch markers.  Pattern will be provided by Ashley.

*Homework:  Cast on 48 stitches, divide between 3 DPN’s, join in the round and work 1 row of Knit 2, Purl 2 rib.

Register for Easy Peasy Socks


Fully Spun Trunk Show with Brooke Adams

We’re delighted to welcome back Brooke Adams, the talented indie dyer at the helm of Fully Spun Yarns!  Join us for this one day trunk show event!  Brooke will have yarns in various weights, tons of colors and we’ll have knit and crocheted samples on display!

Date:        Saturday, February 23rd
Time:       11am-3pm


Mastering Your Stash!

We know.  You have too much yarn.  You’ve got leftovers from projects, single skeins you don’t know what to do with and so. much. more.  Your significant other is sure you have a problem.  Join Amy for this one session class where you will learn why we stash, how you can utilize yarns you already have, compile a list of projects that are great for stash busting, trade with others (if you so choose) and get advice about what to do with what you have.

Instructor:       Amy Legg
Date:                 Sunday, February 24th
Time:                10am-Noon
Cost:                 $25
Materials/Homework:  Choose 4 types of stash you most want to utilize 1. A coveted single skein
2.  Leftover yarns from old projects that are all one gauge.  3.  A sweater’s quantity of yarn you’ve changed
your mind about in terms of pattern, or yarn you have that you’ve never assigned a pattern to. 4.  Yarns
you’d consider trading with a classmate.  Bring those 4 categories of yarn to class with your laptop or computer to utilize Ravelry during class.  Limit your 4 categories to one project/worth each – we don’t want you hauling your stash to the shop.

Class is limited to 10 students.

Register for Mastering Your Stash

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Next Level Brioche:  Vintage Prim Hat by Andrea Mowry

If you already know how to knit simple one- or two-color brioche but are nervous about taking the next step and tackling one of those stunning brioche patterns that you’ve seen on Ravelry, look no further. In this class, we’ll knit Andrea Mowry’s reversible two-color slouch hat, Vintage Prim, which, as the pattern description notes, uses “clever increases and decreases to form what looks like the classic Staghorn Cable.”  The brioche instructions are both written and charted. We’ll use the first class to refresh our knowledge of basic brioche and the Twisted German Cast on and get started knitting the brim. In the second class we’ll talk about (and maybe insert) lifelines and begin the hat pattern, learning to do simple and multiple increases in brioche. By the time you reach the crown shaping you’ll be confident enough to complete the shaping at home.

Prerequisites:  You must already be able to knit one or two-color brioche and use either double pointed needles or magic loop to take this class.

Skills refreshed / learned:
Twisted German Cast On
Two color brioche knitting in the round
Knitting brioche from a chart
The following new brioche stitches:
BRK4STDEC (brioche knit 4 stitch decrease)
BRK4STINC (brioche knit 4 stitch decrease)
BRKLSL DEC (left leaning brioche decrease)
BRKRSL DEC (right leaning brioche decrease)
BRKYOBRK (brioche knit, yo, brioche knit (increase))

Instructor:          Brenda Wilson
Dates:                  Tuesday evenings, February 26th and March 19th
Time:                   6-8pm
Cost:                    $65
Materials:           A printed copy of the Vintage Prim pattern by Andrea Mowry (available for purchase on Ravelry)
Fingering weight yarn in two (significantly) contrasting colors, 120 yards of each (2 skeins of Claudia’s addiction would work well)

US 4 16” circular needle (or needles necessary to achieve gauge)
US 4 DPNs or circular needle long enough to use for magic loop
Stitch markers

Register for Next Step Brioche


Woolfolk Earth Elements Trunk Show

We’re happy to be hosting another Woolfolk Trunk Show this winter!  Earth Elements contains sweaters and accessories knit in FAR and TOV DK, with color work being front and center in each design.  Stop by during the show to see and try on the samples!

Dates:        Friday, March 1st through Sunday, March 11th


Knit with 2 Hands: Intro to Fair Isle Knitting

Fair Isle patterns can be found in all types of knitting, from hats to cowls and yoked sweaters.  These patterns are beautiful and fun to knit but intimidating for someone 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.  Because this is a technique class, we will not focus on a particular project.  At the conclusion of this class, however, you will have the skills necessary to begin a color work project of your choice.

Prerequisites:  You must already be able to knit one or two-color brioche and use either double pointed needles or magic loop to take this class.

Instructor:         Tara Robinson
Date:                   Tuesday, March 5th
Time:                  6-8pm
Cost:                    $35
Materials:          Worsted weight yarn from stash (or for purchase at shop), approx. 25 yards of two contrasting colors.  US size 7 or 8, 16″ circular needle.  Stitch markers – 10.

*Homework:    Cast on 80 stitches to your chosen 16″ circular needle, place marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist.  Knit two rounds.

Register for Knit with 2 Hands, Second Offering


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.

Prerequisites:  Must have prior needle felting experience.

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

Register for Intermediate Needle Felting Class


Knit Your First Color Work Sweater:  Marshland by Tin Can Knits

Let’s dive in and knit a color work sweater together!  This 4 session class will guide you through every step, from swatching, reading a pattern, casting on and finishing.  We will knit Marshland by Tin Can Knits, which is an Icelandic style, worsted weight, top-down, unisex pullover!  Available in sizes 0-6mo-Adult 4XL.  For class you will choose a baby or child size.

Prerequisites:  Completion of the Knit with Two Hands class and/or experience with stranded knitting in the round.  No prior sweater knitting experience necessary.

Instructor:    Tara Robinson
Dates:            Monday evenings, March 11th, 25th, April 8th and 22nd
Times:           6-8pm
Cost:              $120 plus materials
Materials:    Printed copy of Marshland by Tin Can Knits (available on Ravelry), completed gauge swatch (see homework), US size 6 and 8 needles in 16″ and 24″ and DPN’s for small circumferences.  Note:  If your gauge is off, you may need 7’s or 9’s.  Tapestry needle, stitch markers, waste yarn.  Worsted weight yarn in amounts stated for size chosen in pattern.

Homework:  Prior to first class, download and print Marshland pattern, purchase required yarns at Woolworks.  We recommend Germantown by Kelbourne Woolens, Shepherd’s Wool, Malabrigo Rios or Cascade Superwash 220.  Create a gauge swatch in the following manner:  Using a size 8 circular needle and the long tail method, cast on 25 stitches.  Slide stitch to other end of needle (do not turn work).  Pick up working yarn and knit from this end of the needle.  Do not pull working yarn too tightly when beginning the row because it needs to trail along the back of the work with a bit of slack.  Knit 25 stitches and then slide work to the other end of the needle again.  Repeat this until you have knit 15 rows/rounds.  Beind off.  Cut strands of yarn in the the center of the back so your swatch can lie flat.  Wet block and check gauge.  If gauge is off, reknit swatch with smaller or larger needle.  Be sure to note needle size on swatch.  Tara likes to tie knots in the tail to correspond to needle size  For size 8 needle, she ties 8 knots in the tail.  For size 7, 7 knots, etc.  For more information on this method of swatching, follow this link:h

Register for Knit Your First Color Work Sweater


Nancy’s Vest by Carol Sunday

Join  Linda to make this beautiful Carol Sunday vest with many skill-building components!  In this 4 session offering you will learn the Tubular Cast on, Cable decreases, button holes, short rows and grafting.

Prerequisites:  Intermediate level class.  Must be comfortable knitting, purling and have some knowledge of cabling.

Instructor:        Linda Lewis
Dates:                Tuesday evenings, March 12th, April 2nd, April 23rd and May 7th
Time:                 6-8pm
Cost:                  $120
Materials:         Printed Nancy’s Vest pattern (available on Ravelry), between 750-1250 yards of sport weight yarn (depending on size), needles, highlighter tape, stitch markers, tapestry needle and 7, 5/8″ buttons

Homework:   Gauge swatch finished per pattern instructions

Register for Nancy’s Vest Class


Sawtelle Cardigan:  Make Your First Child’s Sweater

An ideal first sweater project, the Sawtelle Cardigan is the perfect winter sweater or spring jacket for a young person in your life. Nice sweater patterns for children who have passed their toddler years but are not yet in adult sizes can be difficult to find, but this lovely sweater ranges from sizes 2 to 12 and a chest circumference of 20” to 25”.

The Sawtelle Cardigan is knit in one piece to the underarm, and then the back and front are divided (for the sleeves) and knit independently to the shoulders. You’ll come to the first class having cast on and knit the body of the sweater to the length recommended for the size you’ve chosen, and we will divide your pieces and begin to work the shaping for the neck and fronts (including the buttonholes) so that they are established when you go home. In the second class, we will pick up the first sleeve’s stitches (making sure that you will be comfortable picking up the second sleeve’s stitches), practice knitting with two circular needles, and begin to knit the first sleeve. You will knit the second sleeve at home, and in the third class, we will pick up the collar stitches, begin the collar, and discuss bind-off and finishing.

Prerequisites:  Must know how to knit.

Instructor:       Brenda Wilson
Dates:               Saturday mornings, March 16th, April 6th and April 20th
Times:              3/16: 9-11am, 4/6: 9-11am, 4/20: 9:30-11am
Cost:                 $90
Materials:         Printed copy of the Sawtelle pattern (available for free on Ravelry)
Between 648 and and 864 yards of Aran weight yarn to knit the sweater in your chosen size,
Two US 8 or 9 24” circular needles (or the size you need to obtain gauge), 2 stitch holders, 1 stitch marker & 3 buttons

Homework:  Print pattern, purchase required yarn from Woolworks and do a gauge swatch per pattern instructions.  Once you’ve gotten gauge, cast on for the size you are making and come to class having knit to the armhole separation.

Register for the Sawtelle Cardigan Class


Up, Down & All Around Socks!

Have you knit socks before? Or perhaps you’re a new sock knitter? This class uses a variety of techniques to make a pair of *almost* matching socks. Explore traditional and unique sock techniques in this four-part series.

Each class you will tackle new and interesting sock knitting skills, that will help curb second sock syndrome. You’ll have completed 2 socks by the end of the sock class session. Knit one sock from the top down, with a simple short row heel and a rounded toe. Knit the other sock from the toe- up and add an after-thought heel.

Skills covered:  Short row heel, Afterthought heel, Toe Up sock, Rounded toe.

Prerequisites:  Students *must* be comfortable knitting in the round. No prior sock knitting knowledge is required.

Instructor:      Ashley Tisdale Eggert
Dates:               Wednesday evenings, March 27th, April 10th, April 24th and May 8th
Times:              6-8pm
Cost:                 $120
Materials:      1 skein 50g fingering weight yarn (or 2 skeins for contrasting heel and toes). US 1/ 2.2mm knitting needles (knitter’s preference for knitting in the round). OR whatever gives you gauge (8 stitches/inch). Stitch markers

Homework:  Cast on 64 stitches, divide onto DPN’s or Magic Loop needle, join in the round and knit for 1 and 1/2″

Register for Up, Down & All Around Sock Class


2019 Charm City Yarn Crawl!

Get ready for another fun 10 days of local yarn shop crawling in Maryland!  This year we start March 29th and continue through April 7th!  Details about passports, bags and Yarn Crawl activities will be posted as we get closer to our dates!


Finishing Techniques

After all the hard work and time that goes into knitting a project, it’s important to use proper finishing techniques to achieve a beautifully finished sweater, hat or whatever garment you are making.  Learning these details increases your awareness of sweater construction and saves you the time and cost of having someone finish for you.

Skills covered will include seaming (mattress stitch, kitchener stitch, 3-needle bind off), picking up and knitting button bands/collars, set in sleeves, weaving in ends.

Prerequisites:  Must know how to knit and purl.  This is a beginning level class, but you should have knitting experience.

Instructor:       Linda Lewis
Dates:               Sunday mornings, April 28th and May 5th
Time:                11am-1pm
Cost:                 $65
Materials:        2 colors of worsted weight yarn, 2, US size 8 needles of your choice, US size G or H crochet hook.  Yarn needle.
Homework:     Knit two worsted weight swatches in stockinette stitch with 40 stitches, 6-8″ long

Register for Finishing Techniques


Advanced Needle Felting:  Make a Traveling Mouse!

Now that you’ve mastered some intermediate needle felting techniques, let’s make this adorable mouse!  We’ll learn how to make limbs that can make the mouse stand and add fun details like a jacket and travel bag.

Prerequisities:  Must have taken intermediate needle felting either at Woolworks or elsewhere.  This is an advanced class.

Instructor:          Amy Legg
Date:                    Sunday, May 12th (Mother’s Day!)
Time:                    12-3pm
Cost                       $45 plus cost of Mouse kit
Materials:            Mouse kit (price to be added)

Register for Advanced Needle Felting


Winter 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.


January:  Orla’s Vine Cowl by Carina Spencer

We can’t wait to get started on this beautiful, Orla Kiely inspired cowl by Carina Spencer.  We’re using Quince & Co Chickadee in 4 colors and learning the textured vining stitch pattern that gives this cowl an almost embroidered look.

Join us Thursday evenings in January:  1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31