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 2018

August Classes 2018

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
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30, with Laurie, and Sunday, from 2:30 to 4:30 with Kristen
Come sit at the table and get professional, personalized help on your individual projects. You must 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.

Swerve KAL with Laurie                                                               Cost: FREE (plus materials)
Monday Mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Swerve is an asymmetric, crescent shaped shawl constructed from the top down, with kidsilk mohair stripe short-rows, and garter stitch. No purling! No picking up wrapped stitches. Weave in ends as you knit! It’s easy, gauzy and lightweight, and can be wrapped many different ways. 

Pendanza Sampler Shawl KAL with Nancy                                     Cost: FREE (plus materials)
Monday Afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This is a great skill builder project. Each section of the shawl features a different stitch pattern, that combined with the way the color changes on the yarn itself, keeps this a very interesting knit! Join us as we work our way through each section of this beautiful shawl. 

Felix Felicis KAL with Bev                                                                        Cost: FREE (plus materials)
Thursday Mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. August 16th, 23rd and 30th Felix Felicis by Tanis Gray. Originally published for Dragonfly Fibers’ Club Dragonfly 2017, this slip-stitch colorwork cowl with a knitted-in picot hem is now available to all. The pattern uses 1 hank of each color, approximately 200 yards.

Deschain KAL with Kathy                                                                        Cost: FREE (plus materials)
Thursday Afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Deschain by Leila Raabe. Designed with plenty of ease for a relaxed fit, this cropped boxy pullover is worked flat and then seamed, with slim sleeves picked up and worked in the round down to the cuff. Dropped stitches update the classic shale lace motif gracing the body’s front and hem. 

Lattice CAL with Kristen                                                             Cost: FREE (plus materials)
Friday Mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. This fashionable poncho wears well and uses basic crochet stitches. It is a rectangular-shaped piece using chain, single crochet, double crochet and triple crochet. The fabric is stunning due to the combination of yarn and crochet stitch patterns. Done with DanDoh Cotton Fine a crisp thin tape yarn, makes for clean textures on this crocheted fabric. The poncho is crocheted holding two colors together, which gives it some deep and interest.

Technique Classes

Top Ten Tips and Tricks with Kristen                                          Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Saturday, August 4th from 1:30 – 3:30
Advanced Beginner
Have you ever wondered how to change yarns during a project and have it look perfect? Would you like to sew pieces together seamlessly? And don’t forget picking up stitches evenly and not having it too tight or loose. I have 10 quick and easy ways to make knitting life easier, including a special cast on for ribbing. You might already know some, but come learn the others.

 Knitting in the Round with Laurie                                                            Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Wednesday, August 8th from 10:30 – 12:30
Advanced Beginner – Must be comfortable with knitting and purling, knitting in the round and have made several projects.
Sometimes knitting in the round, especially in small circumferences can be tricky. Did you know that there are several methods that can be used? Which method is best? In this workshop you will learn three different techniques for knitting in the round: with double pointed needles (dpns), with one long circular needle and with two circular needles. Follow our simple step-by-step instructions and you will be casting on and knitting in the round in no time.      

Secrets of Pattern Reading with Laurie                                         Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Wednesday, August 15th from 10:30 – 12:30
Advanced Beginner
So, you have picked out a new project and purchased your yarn. You are excited to start knitting. But are you really ready to start the project? Do you understand the pattern directions? In this class you will learn the special language of knitting, which uses many abbreviations and terms, which save space and make patterns easier to read.

Felted Roses and Leaves with Viki                                                            Cost: $30 (Kits are available including needles for $26.95)Offered Thursday, August 16th from 6:00 – 8:00
Advanced Beginner – Must be comfortable with knitting and purling, and have made several projects.
You will learn the basics of felting while creating this special flower! They are perfect to add to a hat, a sweater, a felted bag or even wear in your hair! The “blooms” can be made larger or smaller by using different weight wools and needle sizes.

Basic Socks 101 with Kristen                                                       Cost: $50 plus materials
Offered Saturday, August 18th and 25th from 10:30 – 12:30
Advanced Beginner – Must be comfortable with knitting and purling, knitting in the round and have made several projects.
Homework
Have you been thinking about making your first pair of socks? You will learn all the basic techniques in making a pair of socks in this 2 part class. 

Increasing and Decreasing, Your Options with Laurie                     Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Wdnesday, August 22nd from 10:30 – 12:30
Advanced Beginner
Increases and decreases in knitting mean that you can shape your work and create shapes other than squares and rectangles. Four plain rectangles can be sewn together to make a perfectly serviceable covering for your upper body and arms. Most of us, however, prefer our garments to bear some relationship to the shape of the body underneath. Producing such garments requires a working understanding of increases and decreases. In this class we will learn and practice different types of increases and decreases. 

Hyacinth Tank Top with Laurie                                                   Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Tuesday, August 28th from 10:30 – 12:30
Advanced Beginner – Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with knitting and purling and have made several projects.
Summer time is for easy knitting. Make this v-neck top in your choice of color in our new Avalon Multi Yarn. Great project for your 1st sweater!

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, August 5th and 12th from 12:30 – 2:30 with Kristen or Tuesday, August 14th and 21st from 10:30 to 12:30 with Bev or Friday, August 17th and 24th from 10:30 to 12:30 with Nancy or Thursday, August 23rd and 30th from 6:00 – 8:00 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.

 

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 Kristen                                                    Cost: $50 plus materials
Offered Saturday, August 4th and 11th from 10:30 to 12:30
In this 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!

Crochet Holiday Children’s Pom Pom Booties with Sharann            Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Friday, August 24th from 1:30 to 3:30
Intermediate Contrasting color patterns together with Pom-Poms make these booties look cute and adorable while keeping your child’s feet nice and toasty. Also, the pattern is double soled for comfort, and has complete toe reinforcement to help them retain their charming shape and durability. Pattern is available on Ravelry. Student must download and bring to class.

Crochet Holiday Children’s Ear Flap Hat with Sharann                   Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Friday, August 31st from 1:30 to 3:30
Intermediate
Pom-pom and contrasting color patterns make this hat look cute and adorable, while the ear-flaps keep your child’s ears toasty. Ties can be tied under chin, or just let them hang free. Pattern is available on Ravelry. Student must download and bring to class.

 

Beading and Jewelry

Tiffany Beaded Necklace with Nancy                                           Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Friday, August 10th from 10:30 – 12:30
Classic yet modern, the Tiffany Necklace is a simple garter stitch necklace that combines shimmering S. Charles Collezione Italian Stella yarn adorned with glistening glass beads to create its stunning look. It knits up gorgeously in less than a day. The Tiffany Necklace is so versatile that it can be comfortably worn with dressy attire or just a simple pair of jeans and a tee. Makes a wonderful unique gift!

Crochet Donut Gemstone Necklace with Kristen                            Cost: $30 plus materials
Offered Saturday, August 11th from 1:30 – 3:30
Prerequisites: Must be able to do a crochet chain
This is a fun and easy necklace that will be a beautiful statement piece to compliment your wardrobe. It features a crochet chain with strategically placed gemstone beads and a fun tassel to finish it off! It can be made to any length desired.

Loom Beaded Bracelet with Pam                                                   Cost: $40 plus materials
Offered Saturday, August 18th from 1:30 – 3:30
Looming can be simple and easy. You will make this bracelet using a bead tray! It’s fun and you will love the results.

 Urban Sheek Earrings with Pam                                                   Cost: $40 plus materials
Offered Saturday, August 25th from 1:30 – 3:30
Mix leather, crystal chain, and peyote stitch together and you will get a quick pair of trendy earrings 

FELTING

KIDS KNITTING

Kids’ Knitting with Viki
Offered Sunday, August 26th  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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