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List of Classes - July, August, September 2018

Our lovely waterfront location provides a peaceful setting to enjoy knitting with friends, both old and new. We offer day and evening classes, including beginning knitting, crocheting, weaving and specialty classes, private appointments and scheduled drop-in help sessions. We also have special workshops with some of today's most popular and experienced teachers from around the world.

To see our Special Workshops, click here.

Skill Levels, Homework & Pattern Purchasing

When signing up for a class, please note the skill level required and if there is homework.
If you do not hear about homework from us, please call the shop and inquire. Homework is designated by an * after the class name. 

Novice: Never even held a pair of knitting needles? You are a novice.

Advanced Beginner: Know how to cast on and bind off, knit and purl, increase and decrease without supervision.

Intermediate: Know a variety of stitches, how to use double points, knit in the round, and mid-level shaping without supervision.

Advanced: Know lace stitches and intricate stitch patterns, Fair Isle, and how to short row without supervision.

PATTERN INFORMATION: What does “purchase at shop”, “in-store Ravelry purchase” or “obtain at Ravelry.com” all mean? If a pattern on the ABYC Materials List indicates it can be purchased at the shop, that’s easy. We’ll just charge you for the pattern and hand you a hard copy. Some Ravelry patterns allow you to pay “in-store” and then Ravelry sends it to your Ravelry account or to your personal email. There are still other Ravelry patterns that you can download either free or with payment on your own.



 NOTE: If there is a class that you would like to take but it’s not offered when you are available, please let us know. Often we get requests to add a class at a different time, day, etc. If there are enough people interested we will certainly try and do that.

Class Policy: Class fee must be paid in advance to reserve your space. Class materials must be purchased at the shop in advance of the class. Teachers reserve the right to cancel a class with less than three sign-ups or a KAL with less than five sign-ups.

Cancellation Policy: Class and workshop fees are refundable or transferable up to two weeks before the start of the class. We cannot refund or transfer after that. 


For homework and materials lists, click here .

To Download a PDF copy of the class list, click here.




INTRO TO WEAVING*     Skill Level: Novice
Curious about weaving? Learn to weave on a Cricket rigid heddle loom right here at ABYC! You will learn to set up the loom and weave a beautiful scarf using a variety of yarns. This little loom is the equivalent of a 2-harness loom, allowing you to weave items such as table runners, placemats, purses, bags and more.The skills and techniques you learn using a rigid heddle loom also transfer to other types of looms, including table and floor looms. Another great way to play with fabulous yarns.
One session. Workshop fee: $75, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Each workshop is one session and offered on the following dates from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sundays, July 1, 15, 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 23 or Wednesday, Aug 15

Summer 18 Weaving American MadeAMERICAN MAID DISHTOWELS*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg. /Intermediate
Weave with sustainably grown, natural colored yarn straight from America’s cotton fields. You’ll only warp once but will be able to weave two wonderfully soft and absorbent dishtowels, one plaid and the other striped, in light and dark browns and greens plus white. What a treat for your kitchen!
Pre-requisite: Completion of “Intro to Weaving” at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently.
One session. Workshop fee: $65, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Saturday, July 28 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer 18 Weaving Mystery of Color GampOH, THE MYSTERY OF COLOR!*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg. /Intermediate
The mystery will melt away as you warp your loom for a color gamp that can be a table runner, set of placemats or scarf. (A gamp is an arrangement of threads in equal sized sections of color.) Watch as 20 hues of color and weaving interact. A discussion on color theory will inspire future experiments. Pre-requisite: Completion of “Intro to Weaving” at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently.
One session. Workshop fee: $65, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Sunday, August 19 • 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

summer-18--Weaving-New-Favorite-DishtowelYOUR NEW FAVORITE DISHTOWEL*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg. /Intermediate
Does having a favorite dishtowel seem odd to you? Just wait until you use a handwoven one. Yes, they make great gifts, but you’ll want some of your own. You’ll produce two waffle weave towels in organic cotton---a great combination of form and function. This could be the start of a beautiful relationship!
Pre-requisite: Completion of “Intro to Weaving” at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently.
One session. Workshop fee: $65, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Sunday, September 30 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Bring in any knitting or crocheting project you need help with. This is also the place to come to get started on a project. You must know basic knitting or crocheting skills to attend these sessions.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. plus
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 noon and Thursday evenings 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Session fee: $8.

Unable to attend our usual drop-in help sessions or need more individual help? You can schedule a one-hour private appointment with Debbie. Call the shop for more information. Fee is $45 per hour. 

KNIT/CROCHET: BEGINNING & BEYOND*   Skill Level: Novice & Beginner
We now offer a combo class for those who want a beginning knit or crochet class, as well as for those who have completed the basic class but want to move forward with their new skills. Novices will learn the basics of knitting or crocheting with an easy first project. Those who have learned to knit or crochet can spread their wings with assistance.
Three sessions. Class fee is $65, plus materials.
Saturdays, July 14, 21 & 28 • 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter
Sundays, July 15, 22 & 29 (knit only) • 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett
Saturdays, August 11, 18 & 25 • 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter
Tuesdays, August 21, 28 & September 4 • 2:00 - 4: 30 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn
Sundays, September 9, 16 & 23 (knit only) • 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

Winter 18 Gt Amer AfghanGREAT AMERICAN/GREAT NORTH AMERICAN AFGHAN*     Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Select one of two afghans from Knitter’s Magazine’s popular collection that knitters have enjoyed making for years now. The squares are designed by knitters themselves. Both afghans offer a wide variety of knitting and embellishment techniques. Whether you are an advanced beginner or experienced knitter you’ll find these to be interesting and rewarding projects. A great way to hone your skills while creating an heirloom to pass down for generations to come. Available as either a day or evening class.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Tuesdays, July 10, August14 & September 11 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
or Wednesdays, July 11, August 8 & September 12 • 10:00 a.m. - Noon.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn

Summer 18 Crochet AfghanCROCHET AFGHAN---SQUARE BY SQUARE*     Skill Level: Advanced Beginner & up
It’s fun to crochet squares---but let’s do it so you’ll end up with a lovely heirloom afghan. As long as you know the basic chain stitch and a single crochet you’ll be ready. Debbie will teach you new stitches and also show you how to read crochet patterns. Each month you’ll crochet a different square…and you can continue on to make your afghan whatever size you wish.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Wednesdays, July 11, August 8 & September 12 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.   Instructor: Debbie Quinn

summer 18 woodland walk sock kal 2WOODLAND WALK SOCK KAL*     Skill Level: Advanced Sock
The leaf lace stitch pattern, knit on the outside of each sock, is a fun one for experienced sock knitters. Pattern is charted only and, although written for circular needles using magic loop method, it can easily be adapted to dpns.
Three sessions. KAL fee: $20, plus materials.
Fridays, July 13, 20 & 27 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Led by: Jennyfer Davis

Spring 18 - Magic LoopTECHNIQUE CLASS: MAGIC LOOP*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Fearful of double-pointed needles? Then learn the Magic Loop method to knit in the round no matter how small the circumference of your project. You’ll be able to adapt this technique to socks, gloves, purses and more. A good pre-requisite for some of our Friday Holiday Gift projects.
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Friday, July 13 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

summer 18 breezy toteBREEZY TOTE*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Summer is a great time to knit a stretchy market bag that you can fill with goodies from the farmer’s market…or your favorite yarn store. This bag is knit in the round from the bottom up. The open stitch makes it a quick knit and very expandable. You’ll learn to do a provisional cast on and a three-needle bind off…both valuable skills for future knitting projects.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Mondays, July 16, 23 & 30 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett
or Thursdays, August 2, 9 & 23 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

summer 18 draco crochet chawletteDRACO CROCHETED SHAWLETTE*     Skill Level: Intermediate
This dramatic shawlette is both light and airy. It is crocheted using a large hook and simple stitches. You can make it a shawl just by adding repeats. Select a fingering weight yarn with some silk or alpaca content and that, along with the suggested beads, will give your piece a fantastic drape. Pattern is both written and charted.
Two sessions. Class fee: $40, plus materials.
Wednesdays, July 18 & August 1 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn

Fair Isle ClassTECHNIQUE CLASS: FAIR ISLE*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Sandra D. loves Fair Isle and enjoys sharing this traditional technique that has been around for generations. In one session you’ll learn to add color designs to anything you knit. A good pre-requisite for some of the projects you might want to knit during our Friday Holiday Gift workshops in August.
One session. Class fee: $30, plus materials.
Friday, July 20 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

summer 18 ribbed tunic kalRIBBED TUNIC KAL*     Skill Level: Intermediate
This classic tunic style has been updated with deep side vents, ribbing and a funnel collar that give it a silhouette that is both comfy and elegant. You can knit either a short or long version (perfect to wear over leggings.) Select a single worsted yarn or combine two of your favorites for additional interest. This will become one of those “go to” garments that will never be left just hanging out in your closet.
Four sessions. KAL fee: $20 plus materials.
Thursdays, July 26, August 9, 23 & September 6 • 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.     Led by: Diane Riska Taylor

summer 18 knitted woven necklaceKNIT A “WOVEN” NECKLACE*     Skill Level: Intermediate
Try something new---while actually reviving a popular ethnic woven accessory. You’ll have fun with your favorite colors---whether brights or earthy neutrals, plus you’ll learn to make a decorative tassel to finish off your necklace. Pattern is both written and charted. You’ll also learn how to do I-cord, both attached and in bind off, some simple mosaic knitting and tassel making. 
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Friday, July 27 • 1:30 - 3:30     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

summer-18-solo-lino-topLINEN SUMMER TOP*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
We all love Trendsetter’s Solo Lino both for its drape and hand. You can knit this versatile top in either one of Solo Lino’s lovely solid colors or the new hand-dyed multis. The pattern for this top is comprised of both broken rib and a simple lace pattern. This would be a great first sweater project.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Mondays, August 6, 20 & 27 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

Summer 18 Brioche hatBRIOCHE KNITTING: HAT & SCARF*     Skill Level: Intermediate Brioche
This is for all of you who have some experience knitting Brioche and now want to apply it to knitting hats and scarves. Students should be comfortable knitting in the round, but class will teach you Brioche specific increases and decreases, plus how to identify errors and correct them. By using two contrasting colors you’ll have an incredibly beautiful project that is also reversible!
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Wednesday, August 8, 15 & 22 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

summer 18 neridah kal 2NERIDAH KAL *     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Be ready with this soft, gossamer shawl when the slight chill of late September evenings creeps into our warm August nights. Neridah is knit sideways in garter stripes and a central lace panel, with decreases forming a central spine. Our model is knit in Yoth’s Best Friend, a cotton/wool fingering yarn, but you can select from among any of our luscious fingering weight yarns. Come enjoy this summer KAL with friends, both old and new.
Three sessions. KAL fee: $20, plus materials.
Mondays, August 13, 20 & 27 • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.     Led by: Sandra D. Carter

summer 18 knotted chain ponchoKNOTTED CHAIN PONCHO*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
The classic poncho design takes on a fresh, innovative look with the addition of a 3-D “Knotted Chain.” I-cord trim gives it soft edges and a beautiful, supple drape to the neckline. This classy poncho will become a wardrobe staple. Knit bottom-up in a single rectangular piece without any seaming. Pattern is both written and charted.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Mondays, August 13, 27 & September 17 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.     Instructor: Madison St. John

socks101SOCKS 101* Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
In Socks 101 you’ll make your very first sock on larger size dpns with worsted weight yarn. The knitting will be fun, fast and easy and you’ll learn the basics…then you’ll be ready for all those wonderful sock patterns you’ve been admiring around the shop. Students must be comfortable knitting with dpns.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Wednesdays, August 22, 29 & September 5 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Instructor: Jennyfer Davis

summer 18 changing staircases 1CHANGING STAIRCASES*         Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
This lovely cascading shawl is a one-skein wonder when knit in one of our amazing hand-dyed (especially one with speckles) yarns. You will alternate stockinette and lace patterns, which are both written out for you. This is a great learning project for advanced beginner knitters.
Two sessions. Class fee: $40, plus materials.
Mondays, September 10 & 24 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

TECHNIQUE CLASS: TIPS & TRICKS TO FIX IT*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
If you find you need to back out your knitting to fix a mistake, or maybe aren’t sure what to do, come spend a couple valuable hours learning and practicing a variety of tricks to fix your mistakes. You’ll feel empowered!
Two sessions. Class fee is $40 plus materials.
Mondays, September 17 & 24 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn

CONTINENTAL KNITTING     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner
Want to know why some European knitters knit so fast? Ever envied the speed with which Continental knitters complete a project? You, too, can learn this efficient technique for knitting and purling in just one class. Just think, faster to the fun!
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Monday, September 24 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett
or Thursday, September 27 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.



You are welcome to join the following groups. Please call if you'd like more information.

ABYC Sock Club: Tuesdays July 3, August 7, Sept. 4  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Charity Knitting: Tuesdays July 10, August 14, Sept. 11  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Books & Fiber Club: July 17, August 21, Sept. 18  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Annex Knitting/Crocheting: Every Friday (with some exceptions TBA)  1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Knit & Practice Spanish with Shari: First & Third Wednesdays  5:00 - 6:30 p.m.


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