Winter 2018 Classes, Events & KAL’s!

2018 is upon us and we’ve curated a wonderful group of classes to offer.  We have a very talented pool of teachers within our ranks and we’re lucky enough to have local knitwear designer, Ann Weaver join us as well.  Keep checking in with our schedule as we add new classes and events regularly!


*Private Instruction

We are pleased to offer private instruction in any area of knitting, crochet and finishing on an ongoing basis. Private instruction is scheduled through the shop and at the convenience of student and instructor $30 per hour of one-on-one instruction $45 per hour for two students.  Call 410-377-2060 or email to set up an appointment Payment is made directly to the instructor by cash or check.

Please note our policy on Private Lesson Cancellation:

In order to maintain a consistent schedule for our private instructors, cancellations on the day of a private lesson is subject to a $15 fee.  Please be considerate and give 24 hour advance notice if you have a scheduling conflict that will prohibit your attendance.  Payment of the late fee must be paid by check or cash.

*Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet are taught as private lessons to ensure success for every student!  Contact us to be put in touch with an instructor and schedule a one-on-one lesson at your convenience.

Register for a Private Lesson on any topic

All classes must be paid in advance of the class.  If you are unable to attend the class, a refund, in the form of store credit will be given 48 hours or more in advance.  No refunds will be given beyond that window. _______________________________________________________________

Winter, 2017-2018 Classes, Workshops & Events

Make an Afghan in 2018!

If you’ve ever thought about making an afghan AND want up your skill set with each and every block, this is the KAL for you!  On the 4th Monday of each month, Ashley will lead you through the River Knits Year Long Afghan, block by block.  This KAL is unique in that you can subscribe to the year long offering, or choose the months you’d like to participate/learn the skill taught.  The project requires between 2-6 colors of worsted weight yarn with a total of roughly 3,000.  The yarn for this project must be purchased from Woolworks.

Instructor:        Ashley Tisdale Eggert
Dates:                Monday evenings, January 22, February 26, March 26, April 24, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22, November 26 & December 17 (3rd Mon. in Dec.)
Time:                  6-7:30pm
Cost:                   Full year subscription $180
Month by month:  $20/session
Materials:         The pattern is included in the subscription price but must be purchased from Ravelry if you are participating month to month.  3,000 of worsted weight yarn, size US 7 and 10, 24″ circular needles, US 7, 16″ circular and double pointed needles, highlighter tape, cable needles.  A full materials list and month by month listing of techniques is available at the shop.
Knitting level:         Adventurous beginner

Register for Afghan KAL


Sleepy Kittens by Susan B. Anderson

The most recent issue of Making: Lines contains the pattern for these darling kittens and the sleeping bags they rest in.  Join Karen for this three session class where you will knit the kitties from Susan B. Anderson’s wonderful and whimsical pattern.

Instructor:          Karen Brehm
Dates:                   Sunday mornings, April 29th, May 6th and May 20th
Time:                    10am-Noon
Cost:                      $90 plus materials kit and Making Issue 4: Lines
Knitting Level:  This is an intermediate level class.  Must know how to knit in the round.

Register for Sleepy Kittens


Continental Knitting: German Style!

Join Ashley to learn the art of Continental Knitting!  If you’re a “thrower” and have always wanted to learn this technique, now is your chance.  You’ll learn both knit and purl stitches using the Continental technique in this one session class.  We are offering two different sessions of this class.  Please register with your specific date.


Instructor:               Ashley Eggert
Dates & Times:       Sunday morning, April 22, 2018, 10am-noon or Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 6-8pm

Cost:                           $30
Materials:                 Worsted weight yarn, US size 7 or 8 straight or circular needles

Knitting level:   Prior knitting experience necessary.

Register for Continental Knitting on April 22

Register for Continental Knitting on July 18






Starting and Finishing a Knitting Project

From swatching to seaming, there are many, many techniques to learn to make your finished object as beautiful as possible.  This two session demonstration/lecture class is a full explanation of the process of starting a project in the first class and finishing that project in the second.

Class one will cover everything you wanted (or didn’t want) to know about swatching, choosing the right fiber for the project, tools of the trade, cast on methods, favorite increases and decreases, knitting flat vs. in the round and basic garment construction.

Class two will delve into finishing with various seaming techniques, picking up stitches for armholes and necklines, the pros and cons of short row shoulder shaping and finally blocking.

An extremely valuable 4 hours of learning.

Instructor:         Linda Lewis
Dates:                  Monday evenings, March 12th and 19th
Time:                   6-8pm
Cost:                    $65
Materials:           Bring an open and curious mind, pen and paper for note taking!
Knitting Level:  Beginner to advanced

Register for Starting & Finishing Knits


The Rosewater Beret: An Introduction to Lace Knitting

The Rosewater Beret by Tin Can Knits is a pretty hat pattern that offers a gentle introduction to lace knitting.  In this class, you will learn the common stitches of lace design and how to read a chart, all while creating a feminine and romantic hat.  This class includes two, 2-hour sessions.  The Rosewater pattern includes a range of sizes, from baby to adult large.  You choose the size you wish to knit.

During the first session you will learn to read a lace chart and written pattern, master each stitch, set up lace knitting for success and learn to tackle common errors.  You will be assigned homework after session one (completing the body of the hat).

During the second session you will complete the decreases for the top of the hat using double pointed needles.  You will also learn how to block your hat.

Instructor:       Tara Robinson
Dates:               Wednesday evenings, March 21st and April 4th
Time:                6-8pm
Cost:                 $65
Materials:        The Rosewater pattern by Tin Can Knits on Ravelry, printed out, one skein dk weight yarn (or amount needed for your size), Size 4, 16″ circular needle, Size 6, 16″ circular needle, Size 6 Double Pointed needles, stitch markers and a tapestry needle.

Homework prior to first class:
Purchase and print Rosewater pattern.  Choose the size you wish to knit.  Cast on required # of stitches with appropriate dk wt. yarn and smaller needle.  As per instructions, complete required rows of twisted ribbing and then switch to larger needles and complete the increase round for your size.  Knit one additional round.  We will begin the charted section in class.

Register for the Rosewater Beret Class


Two-at-a-Time Socks from the Toe Up with Ann Weaver

Learn to knit TWO SOCKS AT A TIME from the toe up using the magic loop method!  Knitting from the toe up enables you to try on your socks as you knit, ensuring the best possible fit!  This is a great follow up class to Ann’s Toe Up Sock class in February!

In this workshop, we’ll knit two mini-socks at the same time using worsted weight yarn.  We’ll cast on, shape the toes, shape the heels and bind off.  When you leave you’ll be ready to cast on for real socks using small needles if you choose.  We can start your full-sized sock at the end of the workshop if you like, so bring fingering weight yarn and a 32″ US size 1 or 2 circular needle if you have one.  If not, the shop will be stocked.

Instructor:     Ann Weaver
Date:               Sunday morning, March 25th
Time:              9am-Noon
Cost:               $50
Materials:      US size 7 circular needle, 32″ long or longer for magic loop, two stitch markers, row counter, small amount of worsted weight yarn in two different colors for knitting the mini socks (approx 20 grams).
Knitting level:  Must have sock knitting experience of any kind (toe up or top down)

Register for Two at a Time Toe Up Socks


Charm City Yarn Crawl:  April 6-15th, 2018!

The time is drawing near for the annual Charm City Yarn Crawl!  Join us for a fun 10 days of events, a discount on your yarn purchases and a fab tote bag.  Bags are available for purchase now, so give us a call or come in, mark your calendars and start planning   your route now!  Check out the Charm City Yarn Crawl website and Facebook Page for full details.  We’re offering free technique sessions on a drop in basis each day of the yarn crawl, so be sure to check out the sites for times!


Lori Versaci Weekend:  Trunk Show, Workshops & KAL

We’re thrilled to welcome talented designer Lori Versaci to Woolworks this April 13th & 14th for a fantastic series of events.  On Friday evening we’re hosting a Trunk Show and Yarn Tasting, featuring Woolfolk Yarns with Lori presiding!  Join us for a glass of wine and peruse the gorgeous garments that Lori has designed.  Woolfolk Yarns will provide a goodie bag for each attendee with yarn samples and wonderful door prize.

Saturday brings a workshop that you won’t want to miss: Knitting a Successful Sweater.  Lori describes this as a class for sweater knitters new and old, with guidance on everything from what designs are best for me? How do I choose the right yarn?  Which size do I knit?  Do I really have to swatch?  What does blocking mean for a sweater?  This 3 hour intensive and interactive workshop will provide a wealth of valuable information to make you a more confident and successful knitter.  You’ll have a small homework assignment that ensures that you’ll get personal guidance from Lori on what’s best for YOU.

Saturday afternoon we’re hosting a Versaciknits KAL kick off!  Come in and choose a Versaciknits pattern and get started with Lori at your side.  A great supplement to the morning workshop or just an opportunity to have expert guidance getting started on a pattern of Lori’s you’ve always wanted to try.  Check out all of Lori’s designs on Ravelry: Versaciknits 

Instructor:   Lori Versaci
Dates:           Friday evening Trunk Show/Yarn Tasting, April 13th from 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday Sweater Workshop, April 14th from 9:00am-Noon
Saturday afternoon KAL Kickoff, April 14th from 1:00-3:00pm
Times:          As above
Costs:            Friday evening Trunk Show/Yarn Tasting:  $10
Knitting a Successful Sweater Workshop:  $85
Versaciknits KAL Kickoff:  Free

Materials:    Provided at sign up.

Register for Trunk Show/Yarn Tasting

Register for Knitting a Successful Sweater Class

Register for Versaciknits KAL Kickoff


Yipes Stripes with Ann Weaver!

Developed as a sample for Ann’s Yipes Stripes! workshops, this cowl is a cornucopia of striping techniques, including a turned hem, basics of stranded knitting, jobless stripes, two-color and three-color braids, large stripes, small stripes, slipped stitches, and a two-color bind-off. This project is a great way to learn and practice techniques. It can easily be customized to include more colors, more braids, and more stripes!

 Instructor:       Ann Weaver
Date:                   Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
Time:                  9am-Noon
Cost:                    $50
Materials:         Five colors of worsted weight yarn, approx 100 yards each, size 6, 24″ circular needle, stitch marker and Yipes Stripes purchased pattern printed out from Ravelry.
Knitting level: This is an advanced beginner level class.
Homework:  Begin knitting your cowl: Begin under INSTRUCTIONS, and work to the Turn Hem heading.

Register for this class


Make Your First Socks!




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Every month on Thursday evenings, we open our doors for a knit-a-long, presided over by the Woolworks Team!  Each months’ theme is decided upon and posted in our newsletter and here on the website. Participants knit-a-long on a variety of projects from books and patterns in the company of others in a casual atmosphere. Knit-a-longs are free and open to all, but all materials must be purchased from our shop in order to participate. Be prepared to learn and commune with like-minded knitters and crocheters! 6:00-8:00pm. Check this page for Knitalong themes, starting with the months listed below.


February and March: Modern Icelandic by Lars Rains












We’re dedicating two months’ worth of KAL nights to the Modern Icelandic Sweater for the Winter 2017/2018 Vogue Knitting.  Knit from the bottom up in the round to the armholes, the fun starts when you join both sleeves and body and do the beautiful color work yoke.  This is a GREAT way to learn about fair isle knitting in the company of others!  Join us in February and March on Thursday evenings to make this pretty sweater!


April:  Murano Squares Shawl

This month we’re making this lovely and colorful shawl using a Crazy Zauberball and a solid
fingering weight yarn.  The mosaic technique makes the self striping Zauberball pop out
of the solid in lovely little squares as the shawl increases in size.  Join us Thursday evenings in April, beginning 4/5 and continuing 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26.