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List of Classes - January, February, March, April 2019

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
Wednesday, January 9 • 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. or
Sunday, January 27 • 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. or
Wednesday, March 20 • 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. or
Sunday, March 24 • 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

NEW! WEAVING HELP WORKSHOP!*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner and up
Need some help? Need some answers? Need to know you’re not alone out there? Then join Carla for this weavers’ help workshop. The morning session will be warping your loom. Bring your yarn, loom and accessories so you can warp in class. The afternoon session will cover weaving techniques, problem solving (broken threads, warping errors) and finishing options. You are welcome to sign up for one or both sessions. This is a review class to reinforce skills learned in previous classes or to get help on specific projects. This is not an alternative to Introduction to Weaving.
Two sessions. Workshop fee: $30, plus materials, for each session
Sunday, January 20  Morning session 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Afternoon session 1:30- 4:00 p.m.

hippiebag"GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR INNER HIPPIE" BAG*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg./Inter.
Clasped weft weaving is a tapestry technique that produces diagonal lines in the woven fabric. Use clasped weft weaving as a design element to create this flat shoulder bag with cord and tassel embellishments. Celebrate peace and love. Pre-requisite: Completion of "Intro to Weaving" at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom.
Two sessions. Workshop fee: $65, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee, if needed
Saturdays, February 2 & 23 • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

KimonoshawlKIMONOSHAWL*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg./Intermediate
The KimonoShawl combines the best features of two timeless favorites, the kimono jacket and the shawl. After weaving your fabric, and with a minimum of cutting and sewing, you’ll have a jacket with a lovely drape and a shawl with structure. Your KimonoShawl will add the finishing touch to any ensemble. Pre-requisite: Completion of "Intro to Weaving" at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom and have basic sewing skills. Rigid heddle loom 25” minimum required.
Two sessions. Workshop fee: $95, plus materials
Sundays, February 3 & 17 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or
Wednesdays, February 13 & 27 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

colorweaveCOLOR & WEAVE…PLAID’S LITTLE COUSIN*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg./Intermediate
Color-and-weave is a technique that uses a sequence of light, dark and color to create a narrow plaid-like design. Varying the warping sequence and the weft order produces a lively fabric. Pre-requisite: Completion of "Intro to Weaving" at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently. Rigid heddle loom 15" minimum required.
One session. Workshop fee: $65, plus materials
Wednesday, February 20 or Sunday, April 14 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WEAVING WITH HAND-DYED YARN*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg. /Intermediate
Indulge yourself and weave with a beautiful silk/merino blend yarn hand-dyed by RedFish DyeWorks. You’ll create a stunning shawl that will become your favorite wrap. Pre-requisite: Completion of "Intro to Weaving" at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently. Rigid heddle loom 25" minimum required.
One session. Workshop fee: $65, plus
Sunday, March 31 or Wednesday, April 24 • 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.

DROP-IN HELP with MARY LAMMÉ (knitting only)
We are now offering Drop-in Help with Mary on Monday mornings. In addition to helping you with your knitting projects, Mary is our resident expert on brioche and mosaic knitting. Just remember, you must know basic knitting skills to attend these sessions.
Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 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, Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2  • 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.    Instructor: Sandra D. Carter
Tuesdays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12 (knit only)  10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett 
Sundays, Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10 (knit only) • 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett
Saturdays, Mar. 2, 9, 16    9:00 - 11:30 a.m.    Instructor: Sandra D. Carter 
Wednesdays, Mar. 13, 20, 27  • 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.    Instructor: Debbie Quinn
Sundays, Apr. 7, 14, 28 (knit only) • 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

Skill Level: Adventurous Adv. Beginner & up

Enthralled with the look of mosaic knitting? Now you can learn colorwork in mosaic knitting style including chart reading. Begin with this introductory class so you can move on to many other items like shawls, hats and sweaters, etc.
One session. Class fee: $30, plus materials.
Thursday, January 10 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up

This is for all of you who have wanted to enter the world of squishy and comfy brioche knitting. Mary will teach you the basics of two-color brioche and give you the skills to branch out. Just think…there may be brioche hats, scarves, shawls and even sweaters in your future!
One session. Class fee: $30, plus materials.
Wednesday, January 16  10:30 - 1:30 p.m.      Instructor: Mary Lammé

Pick-a-Knit BlanketPICK-A-KNIT BLANKET*    Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
A fun blanket to knit for a new baby or toddler, or adapt it for an adult lap throw. Not only will you learn four different stitches: basket weave, zigzag rib, little checker, and seed stitch, but you will thoroughly enjoy knitting with Appalachian Baby Design’s organic cotton yarn. Knit it in the three suggested colors or select you own colors of this delicious yarn.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Mondays, January 21, February 4 & 18 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     
Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

Yarn…where does it come from? How do you take care of it? What makes one fiber different from another? How different is it to knit with one over another? Debbie will tell you everything you want to know about, from cashmere to cotton, alpaca to acrylic.
One session. Class fee is $30 plus materials.
Tuesday, January 22 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. or
Tuesday, February 19  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn

Herbarium Mosaic"HERBARIUM" MOSAIC SHAWL*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner Mosaic
Lisa Hannes' pattern plays with a combination of garter stitch, stripes, and a beautiful mosaic motif. The effect of reversing the two contrasting colors provides extra interest. Herbarium is a large sideways bias-knit triangle. The pattern gives both written and charted instructions. This is a great project for those who have taken Intro to Mosaic.
Two sessions. Class fee: $40, plus materials.
Thursdays, January 24 & 31 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

all 18 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.
One session. Class fee: $30, plus materials.
Friday, December 14 • 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.       Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

brioche-shawlBRIOCHE SHAWL*     Skill Level: Intermediate Brioche
Now that you've mastered basic brioche, hone your skills to make an asymmetrical shawl. You’ll learn various increases and decreases, finishing techniques, and how to identify and correct errors. By using two contrasting colors you’ll have a lovely reversible shawl to enjoy. Students must know basic brioche knitting — brk ,brp, sl 1 yo.
Two sessions. Class fee: $40, plus materials.
Wednesdays, January 30 & February 6 • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Instructor: Mary Lammé

Fair-Isle-SockFAIR ISLE SOCK KAL*     Skill Level: Intermediate Sock knitter
Add the interesting detail of Fair Isle to your next pair of socks. You have a choice of knitting this sock toe-up or top-down, so as long as you have used one of these methods and know basic Fair Isle (see Sandra's technique class on January 25) you’ll be good to go. Remember, KALs are community support—no real instruction.
Three sessions. KAL fee: $20, plus materials.
Fridays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Led by: Jennyfer Davis & Sandra D. Carter

socks-101SOCKS 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.
Thursdays, February 14, 21, 28 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Jennyfer Davis

Continental KnittingCONTINENTAL 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.
Thurs., February 21 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. or
Monday, April 15 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

cablesTECHNIQUE CLASS: CABLES*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Have you always wanted to learn to knit cables? This easy scarf is a great way to learn. Select from one of several wools or wool blends for a scarf you'll be proud to give as a special gift – or to wear yourself.
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Friday, February 22 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

Tally Ho Pullover Pattern vf-2TALLY HO BABY PULLOVER*    Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Simple pullover sweater for babies, but no buttons, no zippers, no hassle. And best yet, it's knit in two contrasting colors of Appalachian Baby Design's organic cotton. The front features a unique drop stitch join. Simple and soft to keep baby all snuggled up! Adorable for boys or girls.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Mondays, Feb. 25, Mar. 4 & 11 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   
Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

Color-Block-SockCOLOR BLOCK SOCK KAL* Skill Level: Adv. Beg. Sock
These worsted weight, color block socks are fast to knit and great for around the house or to wear with clogs. The easy color blocks make them extra fun! They can be knit toe up or top down, so if you have experience doing one of these methods, you have the skills to join this KAL. Remember, KALs are community support—no real instruction.
Two sessions. KAL fee: $20, plus materials.
Fridays, Mar. 1 & 8 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Led by: Jennyfer Davis & Sandra D. Carter

Quick Sand Sweater"QUICK SAND" SWEATER*     Skill Level: Intermediate
Heidi Kirrmaier's Fine Sand pattern is a sleek, minimalist design that allows your yarn to shine! It is knit seamless, and worked from the top down. You will learn elegantly placed lifted increases, and a few short rows that make the back section a touch longer than the fronts. Our version also offers an optional I-cord edge and bind-off.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Mondays, March 4, 11 & 25 • 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

baby-blanketCROCHET BLANKET…FOR BABY OR YOU!*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Here's a fun crochet blanket that can be adapted to a blankie for baby or a lap throw for that college student or even for yourself. Debbie's easy pattern is the perfect project for those of you who may just be dipping your toe into crochet. You'll learn post stitch and how to read a pattern.
Two sessions. Class fee is $40 plus materials.
Tuesdays, March 5 & 19 • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn

Brioche HatBRIOCHE KNITTING: HAT & SCARF*     Skill Level: Intermediate Brioche
This is for those of you who have some experience knitting brioche and now want to apply it to your knitted hats and scarves. Students should be comfortable knitting in the round. Class will teach you brioche specific increases and decreases, plus how to identify errors and correct them. Select two contrasting colors and watch the magic happen!
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Wednesdays, March 13, 20 & 27 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

Freeze Frame Black NB copy medium2FREEZE FRAME MOSAIC SHAWL*     Skill Level: Intermediate Mosaic
Apply your mosaic skills to this stunning shawl designed by Cally Monster. You'll knit the shawl on the bias, using a simple slip stitch pattern. This is a perfect opportunity to combine that fun multicolor skein you’ve had your eye on with a complimentary solid color of fingering weight yarn.
Two sessions. Class fee: $40, plus materials.
Thursdays, March 21 & 28 • 1:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

Magic LoopTECHNIQUE CLASS: MAGIC LOOP*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Fearful of double-pointed needles? Then learn the Magic Loop method so you can 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.
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Friday, March 22 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

Brioche Lace Kelp GardenBRIOCHE LACE "KELP GARDEN" SHAWL*   Skill Level: Adv. Beginner Brioche Knitter
Now that you've mastered basic brioche, hone your skills with this stunning triangular shawl by Meaghan Schmaltz. By using two contrasting colors you'll be able to showcase the lovely "lace" design inspired by the kelp bulbs off the shores of La Jolla. Pattern is both written and charted. Students must have experience knitting brioche.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Wednesdays, April 3, 17 & 24 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

Mysteries She Wrote Brioche ShawlMYSTERIES, SHE WROTE "BRIOCHE SHAWL"*     Skill Level: Intermediate Brioche
Once you've progressed through several brioche projects, have fun with Susanne Sommer's adventuresome shawl that features syncopated brioche triangles, garter stitch stripes, and a contrasting short-row border in seed stitch. Select three high contrast colors of fingering yarn to make your asymmetrical shawl unique!
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Thursdays, April 18, 25, May 9 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

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 of 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.
Tuesdays, April 23 & 30 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn


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

Charity Knitting: Mondays, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Books & Fiber Club: Tuesdays, January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16  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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