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.

August - The end of Summer!

August 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.

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

Barley Hat with Cathrine                                 Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Wednesday, August 9th from 10:30 to 12:30
Advanced Beginner – Prerequisites: Must know how to knit and purl and have made several projects
Learn to knit in the round and read your stitches. This is the perfect project for the new knitter working to improve their skills.

Finishing Techniques with Cathrine              Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Friday, August 11th from 10:30 – 12:30 – 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.

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 Saturday, August 12th and 19th from 10:30 to 12:30 with Nancy or Thursday, August 17th and 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 with Viki or
Sunday, August 20th and 27th from 2:30 to 4:30 with Pat or Monday, August 21st and 28th from 10:30 – 12:30 with Bev
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

Mini Sweater Ornament/Garland with Kathy                     Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Sunday, August 6th from 12:00 – 2:00 or Thursday, August 10th from 1:30 – 3:30
Advanced Beginner
These adorable little sweaters are knit top down. You will learn all of the basics for a top down sweater while making a great holiday
garland or ornaments for the tree.

Sea of Change Cowl with Laurie                                        Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Tuesday, August 8th from 10:30 to 12:30
Advanced Beginner – Prerequisites: Must know how to knit in the round.
An old-fashioned scalloped lace pattern gives this lovely cowl texture and movement. This fun project would make a perfect Holiday gift for someone special.

DIY Decorative Yarn Bowl with Laurie                              Cost: $30 cost includes some materials
Offered Tuesday, August 15th from 10:30 – 12:30
In this class you will create a unique bowl using your scrap yarn. You choose the colors, size and shape for your bowl. A Great gift idea!

Drachenfels Shawl with Laurie                                         Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Tuesday, August 22nd from 10:30 to 12:30
This shawl is worked in garter stitch from tip to edge, then neatly finished with I-cord bind-off.
Asymmetrical increases create an elongated triangle shape.

Easy Mobius Capelet with Nancy                                    Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Saturday, August 26th from 10:30 to 12:30
Advanced Beginner – Must be able to knit and purl and knit in the round
This pattern is very simple, fast, and satisfying when you just need to produce something FAST. It is knit in the round using a really long
circular needle and a nifty little cast on just for mobius knitting.

Hollyhock Cowl with Bev                                                  Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Monday, August 28th from 1:30 to 3:30
Variation in yarns chosen is what makes this cowl special. You want to “mix it up”! You will also learn a picot edge and feather & fan
eyelet pattern while creating this whimsical piece!

Color Duet Cowl with Laurie                                            Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Tuesday, August 29th from 10:30 to 12:30
Advanced Beginner – Prerequisites: Must know how to knit in the round.
This is a fast and easy lace pattern that makes a versatile cowl. Made with Tweedy from Alchemy which is light as a feather yet warm and cozy.

Building in Color:  Panel of the Month or Building Blocks

Building in Color and Building Blocks, Monday, August 21st from 1:30 to 3:30 with Bev
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.
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 Friday, August 4th from 10:30 to 12:30 or Saturday, August 5th from 2:00 – 4:00
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

Beading and Jewelry

Crochet Beaded Necklace with Kathy                           Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Sunday, August 6th from 2:30 to 4:30
You will learn to create 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.

Superduo Wrap Bracelet/ Necklace with Pam              Cost: $40 plus materials
Offered Saturday, August 5th from 10:30 to 1:30
Pam never disappoints us with her class selections! This fun, versatile wrap bracelet/necklace is another great, yet simple beaded project that can be done by the end of class so that you can wear it home!

Pearl Knotting/Tin Cup Necklace with Pam Howard    Cost: $40 plus materials
Offered Thursday, August 10th from 5:30 to 8:00
Also called station necklaces, tin cup pearl necklaces feature pearls set at evenly placed intervals along a chain. This extremely popular
pearl necklace style earned its name from the 1990s film starring Rene Russo and Kevin Costner. You will create your own lovely creation with coin and freshwater pearls and learn how to “float” beads.

SPECIAL GUEST WORKSHOPS

Please check back in September for more classes.

WEAVING CLASSES

Please check back in September for more classes.

KIDS KNITTING

Kids’ Knitting with Viki                                           Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Sunday, August 27th from 12:30 to 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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