Classes

Our classes offer you a chance to improve your skills, learn a new project, or even learn how to knit or crochet for the first time from experienced, friendly, and patient teachers. We put our class schedule together with your interests in mind, and we’re happy to hear from you about what classes you would like to see.

Hello May!

May Classes 2017

To sign up for classes, come into the store or call 480-515-4454.  Reserve your spot today!

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WORK WITH US                         
Cost:  $15 per two-hour session
Offered on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 AND Fridays from 1:30 to 3:30
Come sit at the table and get professional, personalized help on your individual projects. Simply call to reserve your spot each week.

PRIVATE LESSONS AT JESSICA KNITS            
Cost:  $35/hour
Did you know that Jessica Knits offers private instruction? Whether your schedule just doesn’t allow for you to take advantage of our class offerings, or you simply want some one-on-one attention, private lessons give you the flexibility to schedule lessons specifically suited to your needs. We can also pro-rate the hour if necessary, and discounted rates are available for semi-private lessons of two or more people. Ask for details and to arrange your private lesson.

KAL (Knit-Along) PROJECTS AT JESSICA KNITS                  Cost: You pay for materials only
We have a new Classic Elite Liberty Wool KAL join us on Saturday, March 25th from3:30 – 5:00 With six patterns to choose from – two crochet and four knit – everyone will find their favorite. Meeting with others at our monthly KAL will keep you motivated to get your blanket done in 2017!

A Knit-Along, or KAL for short, is when a group of people work on the same project simultaneously, make new friends, and share ideas. Best of all, there’s no charge to participate. Just purchase your materials at Jessica Knits and you are good to go! 

KNIT NIGHT and CHARITY KNIT NIGHT            
Cost:  FREE
Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Every Thursday night is Knit Night at Jessica Knits and Crochets. Come work on your project and meet new friends in the comfort of the best knit shop in town. The first Thursday of every month is designated as Charity Knit Night – everyone works on pieces for charity giving (we can supply you with ideas, or even supplies to work on that night). All of the other Thursdays in the month are open knit nights, where you can mingle while you work on your favorite Jessica Knits projects.

 

TECHNIQUE, FIXING MISTAKES, AND FINISHING CLASSES

Never Fear Double Points Again with Laurie                                  Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Monday, April 3rd from 10:30 to 12:30 or Tuesday, April 18th from 1:30 – 3:30
Advanced Beginner
You will get comfortable using double pointed needles in this class! You will learn to cast-on and join in the round, knit and purl in the round as well as increase and decrease using stitch markers to keep track of your rounds. We will also cover how to make an icord!

Fixing Mistakes with Cathrine                                         Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Tuesday, April 18th from 10:30 to 12:30
Advanced Beginner – Homework
Learn how to fix the kind of simple knitting mistakes we all make now and then. Techniques learned include picking up dropped stitches, unknitting, creating lifelines, and reading your work. You’ll also receive tips on avoiding mistakes in the first place.

Finishing Techniques with Cathrine                                  Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Friday, April 7th from 10:30 to 12:30
Advanced Beginner – Homework
Have you been afraid to tackle sewing your garment together because you just weren’t sure where to begin? This class takes the mystery out of finishing. Learn the proper stitches to use and practice them in class. We’ll cover blocking, pinning, seaming, picking up stitches, the three-needle bind off and Kitchener stitch.

Learn to Knit Continental with Cathrine                           Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Wednesday, April 26th from 10:30 to 12:30
Advanced Beginner
Whether you’re hoping to ease muscles in your hands or curious about this style of knitting, this class will put you on the road to better tension and add variety to your knitting skills.

BEGINNING KNITTING CLASS

There’s never been a better time to learn how to knit. The fibers, patterns, and accessories are exquisite, and it just keeps growing in popularity. Let the experienced, patient teachers at Jessica Knits show you your knitting potential.

Knitting 101 – Beginning Knitting                                                Cost: $50 plus materials
Offered Sunday, April 2nd and 9h from 2:30 to 4:30 with Viki or Monday, April 10th and 17th from 10:30 to 12:30 with Bev or Thursday, April 13th and 20th from 6:30 – 8:30 with Viki
In this class, you will learn the basics of knitting: casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off and get started on your first project.

KNITTING CLASSES

Azzu’s Shawl with Cathrine                                             Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Tuesday, April 4th from 10:30 to 12:30
Advanced Beginner – Prerequisites: Must know how to knit and purl and have made several projects.
A great shawl to wear this spring and all summer long! Cathrine has adapted this pattern into a row by row pattern that is easy to follow and helps you keep track.

Architexture Scarf with Laurie                                         Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Wednesday, April 5th from 10:30 – 12:30 or Monday, April24th from 10:30 – 12:30
Advanced Beginner
Prerequisites: Must know how to knit and purl and have made several projects
Architexture is a rectangular scarf with pointed ends. Fully reversible, it is a collection of textures that enhance one another – made all the more striking because they are knitted on the bias. The frequent changes in stitch pattern keep the project engaging from beginning to end.

River Ripples with Cathrine                                             Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Tuesday, April 25th from 10:30 – 12:30
Advanced Beginner – Prerequisites Must be comfortable with knitting and purling and have made several projects.
You will learn the tips that will help you make this organic and versatile poncho designed by Yumiko Alexander. We will begin this project in class,

Top Down Baby Pullover with Bev                                                            Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Monday, April 10th from 1:30 – 3:30
Advanced Beginner
This is a great first Top Down Raglan sleeve sweater for your 1st sweater project! Everything you need to learn to accomplish this adorable baby sweater is done in class.

Moonlight Lace Basics with Laurie                                               Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Tuesday, April 11th from 1:30 – 3:30
Advanced Beginner – Homework
We will learn the two lace patterns featured in Yumiko Alexander’s Moonlight Shrug pattern. Once you master them you can knit your own beautiful Moonlight Shrug!

Sweet Dreams Baby Hat with Cathrine                              Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Wednesday, April 19th from 10:30 to 12:30
Advanced Beginner – Prerequisites: Must be able to knit in the round and have completed a few projects
Learn to knit on two circular needles or with the Magic Loop method and make this adorable newborn baby hat designed by the instructor.

Button-Me-Up Cup Cozy                                                   Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Tuesday, April 11th from 10:30 – 12:30
Beginner – Prerequisites: Must be comfortable and knitting and purling and have made several projects.
Sure you know how to knit, but do you know how to pick up stitches and make buttonholes? This cup cozy is a great way to learn these invaluable techniques and have something to show off, too!

Lean to the Left Market Bag with Nancy                           Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Friday, April 21st from 10:30 – 12:30 or Thursday, April 27th from 1:30 – 3:30
Advanced Beginner – Prerequisites: Must know how to knit and purl and have completed several projects.
This is just one of four patterns included in the Market Bag Collection by Kate D’Ettore. These are great re-usable market bags that you will love to carry with you whenever you are going to the Farmer’s Market! The Lean to the Left bag is a simple two row pattern with a leftward leaning spiral look. 

New!  Building in Color:  Panel of the Month or Building Blocks

Cost: $30 per session, plus materials (Building in Color or Building Blocks book required)
Advanced Beginner
Prerequisite: Must know how to knit and purl efficiently and have completed several projects.
Building in Color, Monday, April 17th from 1:30 to 3:30 with Bev This series of classes will introduce you to the wonderful array of stitches and techniques each month to help you further your knitting skills. The sequential approach allows mastery of skills which then build upon each other in subsequent patterns. Each panel is then assembled into a beautiful blanket to become a cuddly favorite or gift for someone special.                        

 

CROCHET CLASSES

We love crochet at Jessica Knits and Crochets! Whether you are just starting out, or you are an experienced crocheter, we’ll hook you up with the classes you want.

Beginning Crochet with Cathrine                                      Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Wednesday, April 12th from 10:30 to 12:30
Learn the basics of crochet in this, two-hour class. Students will be introduced to the slip knot, chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet and turning chains.   At the end of the class you will be ready to tackle your first crochet project!

Intermediate Crochet with Cathrine                                  Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Friday, April 14th from 10:30 to 12:30
Take your crochet skills to the next level! You will learn to read a pattern, written and charted.

Little Pinecones with Cathrine                                         Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Friday, April 28th from 10:30 to 12:30 Advanced Beginner – Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with single crochet and double crochet and have made several projects.
This terrific tunic is fun to make! Did you know that the “pinecones” are made using the popcorn stitch? Learn how to read a pattern and chart and get this project started in class. 

Beading and Jewelry

Crochet Beaded Necklace with Kathy                                Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Thursday, April 13th from 1:30 to 3:30
You will learn to create these beautiful crochet beaded necklaces. Get started on them now for holiday gift giving. You will learn to work with crochet thread and beads. Prerequisite: must be able to crochet.

Intro to Kumihimo with Pam Howard                                Cost: $40 plus materials
Offered Saturday, April 15th from 10:30 – 1:00
Japanese for “gathering threads,” Kumihimo is a form of braid making using a special foam loom. Come learn this increasingly popular technique with local specialist Pam Howard. You will learn the technique using fiber which will inspire you to use up some stash!

Double Stranded Kumihimo Bracelet with Pam Howard      Cost: $40 plus materials
Offered Saturday, April 29th from 10:30 – 1:00
Prerequisites: Must have completed Intro to Kumihimo
Now you know how to do basic Kumihimo, it’s time to take your skills to the next level with this stylish double stranded bracelet!

Bead Crochet 101 with Pam Howard                                 Cost: $40 plus materials
Offered Saturday, April 15th from 1:30 – 4:00
Bead crochet produces lengths of lovely, rope-like beadwork that can be used in a variety of jewelry and accessories. You will learn all of the basics to get you started. Then if you want to take your newly acquired skills to the next level you can sign up for the Crochet Bead Necklace and chain. (different from the one offered with Kathy)

Bead Crochet Necklace with Pam Howard                         Cost: $40 plus materials
Offered Saturday, April 29th from 1:30 – 4:00
Prerequisites: Must have completed Bead Crochet 101
You have mastered the basic technique of bead crochet so it’s time to challenge yourself with this beautiful Bead Crochet necklace with chain.

FELTING CLASSES

Forget Me Not Felted Flowers with Viki                             Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Saturday, April 1st from 10:30 –12:30 Advanced Beginner – Must be proficient in Knit and purl stitches
You will learn the basics of felting while making these special flowers perfect for embellishing your favorite hat or felted purse.

WEAVING CLASSES

Beginning Weaving Workshop with Sonora Handmade        Cost: $85 includes the cost of Loom & Materials
Offered Thursday, April 6th from 6:00 to 8:30
This is a great introduction to Lap Loom weaving! If you have ever wanted to explore weaving, this is the perfect workshop for you! Participants will get all the supplies needed to create their first woven wall hanging AND you get to take all the supplies home. This includes a gorgeous acrylic lap loom, weaving comb, needle, shuttle, and pickup stick. This also includes the yarn to get your project started!

KIDS KNITTING

Kids’ Knitting with Viki                
Cost:  $30 plus materials
Offered Sunday, April 2nd from 12:30 – 2:30
Learn the basics of knitting in this fun two-hour class: casting on, knitting and binding off, and get set up for your first project (a bracelet!).

 

Class Policies

Space is limited. Sign-ups close 48 hours prior to the first class. Entry into class after sign-ups have closed is at the discretion of the instructor.

Full payment is required to reserve a space in a class. If you are interested in taking an advanced class, please check the requirements and make sure you have the required skills necessary. A staff member can assist you in finding the perfect class. Private lessons are available for more individualized instruction. In order to give you proper attention, we ask that you book a private lesson if you require more than ten or fifteen minutes of personalized, one-on-one assistance with a project.  Unless otherwise noted, supplies and pattern costs are not included in the class fee. Copyrighted patterns for sale may not be copied or duplicated. Unless otherwise stated, all supplies for classes must be purchased at Jessica Knits & Crochets. Most supplies purchased specifically for your class at Jessica Knits and Crochets receive a 10% discount (some items are not eligible for the discount). May not be combined with other discounts or offers. 

Cancellation Policy

Class fees are refundable up to one (1) week prior to the first class. Class fees are transferable starting seven (7) days prior to the first class. Class fees are non-refundable within the 48 hour period prior to the first class. The Class Schedule is subject to change. Jessica Knits reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a class. Students will be notified of all adjustments made to the schedule.

To sign up, stop in the store or reserve your spot by calling Jessica Knits & Crochets at 480.515.4454 for more information.

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