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15% OFF ALL FEBRUARY CLASSES!

Take 15% Off all of our classes all February! Your discount will be applied in the cart when you check-out.

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Happy Endings: Finishing

A KnitHow Class with Lynne Sosnowski

The Are you one of those knitters who has a basket full of knit pieces just waiting to be
seamed together or finished in some way? Come to this class where we’ll cover the things you need to know to put your project together and end up with a smile on your face.

This KnitHow class starts with seaming – including shoulder seams, side seams, all the
parts of sleeve seams, and working two kinds of fabric texture together. We’ll also work
on picking up stitches to make your edge treatments, sewing in ends securely, and
washing & blocking.

We’ll talk about how different cast-ons and bind-offs can affect your finished project, and we’ll take up a list of questions from students in the class about finishing and point you to answers. Students are welcome to bring projects in progress as samples or to ask specific questions.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to knit and purl confidently and without assistance, and should have some familiarity with basic increases and decreases.

Skill Level: Intermediate-Beginner to Intermediate

Homework: Two swatches, see website for details

Scheduling: One session of two hours: Saturday February 8, 1-3pm OR March 14, 1-3pm

Materials: see website for details

Fixing Your Mistakes

A KnitHow Class with Lynne Sosnowski 

There’s nothing under earth and sky that will keep us from making mistakes, it’s just
part of human nature. But when it comes to knitting, there are lots of things we can do to prevent mistakes in the first place and then other tricks we can use to keep small mistakes from becoming big disasters.

This KnitHow class starts with learning how to read your knit fabric – we first brush up on how stitches should look and line up so we can prevent a mistake as we’re knitting. We then look at pattern reading and understanding, so we can know what we’re meant to do before we do it. We have lots of strategies to explore to help us stay on pattern. We will practice counting stitches and rows, and get a working understanding of gauge. Once we’ve done some actual knitting (small homework requirement), we will look at diagnosing our mistake, and we will talk about cosmetic versus structural remedies. Then we will work our way through fixes for the most common mistakes including: dropped stitch, slipped stitch, twisted stitch, accidental hole, split yarn, purl instead of knit and vice-versa. We will continue with “disaster management”, including learning how to unknit small amounts as well as when and how to rip out sections of a piece.

Skill Level: Any

Prerequisites: Students must be able to knit and purl confidently and without assistance, and should have some familiarity with basic increases and decreases.

Homework: One swatch, see website for details

Scheduling: One session of three hours: Saturday February 1, 1-4 pm OR March 7, 1-4 pm

Materials: see website for details

Toe-Up Socks on Two Circulars

A KnitHow Class with Lynne Sosnowski

Lynne specializes in helping students grow their “sock literacy” while making adult-sized socks in fingering weight yarn. This class is of interest to brand new sock makers, those who have only knit top-down socks, and those who wish to learn the Two Circulars method.

In the first session, students jump right into learning a bi-directional cast-on (Turkish/Middle Eastern), several options for increases, and how to create sock toes and feet. Throughout students are taught not just the “how” of executing their instructions but the “knithow” – the effect those instructions have on the fabric and how to read their stitches to find their way. Along the way, we cover how to custom-fit socks to any feet. Students are expected to work their sock to a specific point prior to the second session.

In the second session, students work through a short-row heel and how to create sock legs and cuffs. Throughout students are guided with diagrams, waypoints, and even sing-song to find their way by reading their own fabric. Instructions on custom-fitting and altering socks are discussed. Students complete the sock cuff on their own time. Learn how to make the most of your sock yarn by starting your socks at the toes, and knitting up until you run out of yarn!

Prerequisites: Students must be able to knit and purl confidently and without assistance, and should have some familiarity with basic increases and decreases.

Skill Level: Advanced-Beginner/Intermediate. 

Homework: There is no homework prior to the first class. There will be some knitting expectations to meet to be best able to participate in the second class. 

Scheduling: Two session of two hours each (a total of 4 hours). Saturday February 1 and 8: 10am to 12pm.

Materials: see website for details

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Happy Endings: Finishing

A KnitHow Class with Lynne Sosnowski

The Are you one of those knitters who has a basket full of knit pieces just waiting to be
seamed together or finished in some way? Come to this class where we’ll cover the things you need to know to put your project together and end up with a smile on your face.

This KnitHow class starts with seaming – including shoulder seams, side seams, all the
parts of sleeve seams, and working two kinds of fabric texture together. We’ll also work
on picking up stitches to make your edge treatments, sewing in ends securely, and
washing & blocking.

We’ll talk about how different cast-ons and bind-offs can affect your finished project, and we’ll take up a list of questions from students in the class about finishing and point you to answers. Students are welcome to bring projects in progress as samples or to ask specific questions.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to knit and purl confidently and without assistance, and should have some familiarity with basic increases and decreases.

Skill Level: Intermediate-Beginner to Intermediate

Homework: Two swatches, see website for details

Scheduling: One session of two hours: Saturday February 8, 1-3pm OR March 14, 1-3pm

Materials: see website for details

Fixing Your Mistakes

A KnitHow Class with Lynne Sosnowski 

There’s nothing under earth and sky that will keep us from making mistakes, it’s just
part of human nature. But when it comes to knitting, there are lots of things we can do to prevent mistakes in the first place and then other tricks we can use to keep small mistakes from becoming big disasters.

This KnitHow class starts with learning how to read your knit fabric – we first brush up on how stitches should look and line up so we can prevent a mistake as we’re knitting. We then look at pattern reading and understanding, so we can know what we’re meant to do before we do it. We have lots of strategies to explore to help us stay on pattern. We will practice counting stitches and rows, and get a working understanding of gauge. Once we’ve done some actual knitting (small homework requirement), we will look at diagnosing our mistake, and we will talk about cosmetic versus structural remedies. Then we will work our way through fixes for the most common mistakes including: dropped stitch, slipped stitch, twisted stitch, accidental hole, split yarn, purl instead of knit and vice-versa. We will continue with “disaster management”, including learning how to unknit small amounts as well as when and how to rip out sections of a piece.

Skill Level: Any

Prerequisites: Students must be able to knit and purl confidently and without assistance, and should have some familiarity with basic increases and decreases.

Homework: One swatch, see website for details

Scheduling: One session of three hours: Saturday February 1, 1-4 pm OR March 7, 1-4 pm

Materials: see website for details

Toe-Up Socks on Two Circulars

A KnitHow Class with Lynne Sosnowski

Lynne specializes in helping students grow their “sock literacy” while making adult-sized socks in fingering weight yarn. This class is of interest to brand new sock makers, those who have only knit top-down socks, and those who wish to learn the Two Circulars method.

In the first session, students jump right into learning a bi-directional cast-on (Turkish/Middle Eastern), several options for increases, and how to create sock toes and feet. Throughout students are taught not just the “how” of executing their instructions but the “knithow” – the effect those instructions have on the fabric and how to read their stitches to find their way. Along the way, we cover how to custom-fit socks to any feet. Students are expected to work their sock to a specific point prior to the second session.

In the second session, students work through a short-row heel and how to create sock legs and cuffs. Throughout students are guided with diagrams, waypoints, and even sing-song to find their way by reading their own fabric. Instructions on custom-fitting and altering socks are discussed. Students complete the sock cuff on their own time. Learn how to make the most of your sock yarn by starting your socks at the toes, and knitting up until you run out of yarn!

Prerequisites: Students must be able to knit and purl confidently and without assistance, and should have some familiarity with basic increases and decreases.

Skill Level: Advanced-Beginner/Intermediate. 

Homework: There is no homework prior to the first class. There will be some knitting expectations to meet to be best able to participate in the second class. 

Scheduling: Two session of two hours each (a total of 4 hours). Saturday February 1 and 8: 10am to 12pm.

Materials: see website for details

Beginner Cowls

A Beginner Workshop with Erica Wilson

This is a follow-up course to our Absolute Beginner Class. You’ll continue to learn more of the basics: the purl stitch, working in the round on circular needles and how to finish off and weave in the ends. You’ll also learn the basics of following a pattern. By the end, you should be well on your way to making your first cowl!  If you do not already have your materials please come to the class 10 to 15 minutes early to choose.


Skill Level: After Absolute Beginner (you should already know how to cast on and knit)

Scheduling: One session of 2.5 hours. Saturday February 15, 10 am- 12:30 pm

Materials: See website for details

Beginner Crochet:

A Beginner Workshop with Erica Wilson

This is a crash course to get you crocheting fast! You’ll learn the basics to get you up and running: understanding yarn information, the proper way to hold your hook, how to chain, the single crochet stitch and the double crochet stitch. By the end, you should be well on your way to making your first scarf.


Skill Level: Absolute Beginner 

Scheduling: One session of 2.5 hours. Saturday February 15, 1 pm – 3:30 pm or Saturday March 28, 1 pm to 3:30 pm

Materials: See website for details

10% OFF Making Mittens Class!

10% Off Mitten & Glove Class

We’ve got a few spaces left in our Mitten Class this Saturday, and we’re offering 10% Off!

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Making Mittens: A KnitHow Class with Lynne Sosnowski

Keeping your hands warm is one of the best reasons to know how to knit! Mittens and fingerless mitts are one of those great projects that knit up quickly enough to make great gifts out of a small amount of yarn.

Using the same tools and yarn we will use for our adult mittens, this class begins with working a mini-mitten to cover all the steps including casting on for a small diameter in-the-round, working ribbing, placing and shaping a thumb gusset, using stitch holders or waste yarn, shaping with decreases, closed bind-offs, picking up stitches and darning ends. Students will work through a cuff and thumb gusset of a mini-mitten in the first class and will have an opportunity to work the same stages on an adult mitten as homework. The mini-mitten will be completed in the second class, and students will have all the information to complete their adult mitten on their own time. Students will have the option of making fingerless adult mitts or full mittens. Students are provided with a multi-size pattern for worsted-weight mittens and may choose to use either double-pointed needles or two circulars in class.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to knit and purl independently, to distinguish knit and purl stitches in their fabric, and should have some familiarity with basic knitting terms.

Skill Level: Advanced-Beginner/Intermediate

Total Hours of Instruction: 5 (Saturday Oct 26 2-5pm & Nov 9 2-4pm)

Materials: see website for details

Homework: see website for details

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Space left in our ‘Fixing Your Mistakes’ Class

There are still a few spaces left the afternoon session of our “Fixing Your Mistakes Class” this Saturday Sept 21, from 2:30 to 5:30!

Fixing Your Mistakes

A KnitHow Class with Lynne Sosnowski 

There’s nothing under earth and sky that will keep us from making mistakes, it’s just
part of human nature. But when it comes to knitting, there are lots of things we can do to prevent mistakes in the first place and then other tricks we can use to keep small mistakes from becoming big disasters.

This KnitHow class starts with learning how to read your knit fabric – we first brush up on how stitches should look and line up so we can prevent a mistake as we’re knitting. We then look at pattern reading and understanding, so we can know what we’re meant to do before we do it. We have lots of strategies to explore to help us stay on pattern. We will practice counting stitches and rows, and get a working understanding of gauge. Once we’ve done some actual knitting (small homework requirement), we will look at diagnosing our mistake, and we will talk about cosmetic versus structural remedies. Then we will work our way through fixes for the most common mistakes including: dropped stitch, slipped stitch, twisted stitch, accidental hole, split yarn, purl instead of knit and vice-versa. We will continue with “disaster management”, including learning how to unknit small amounts as well as when and how to rip out sections of a piece.

Skill Level: Any

Materials: see our website for details

Homework: see our website for details

Class Cancellation Policy

Class deposits are non-refundable. Knit-O-Matic requires at least 72 hours notice of your cancellation before the start of the class in order to transfer your class deposit over to another class. Students who cancel less than 72 hours before the start of class or do not show up for the class will forfeit their class deposit.

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NEW CLASS! Making Mittens

Making Mittens

A KnitHow Class with Lynne Sosnowski

Keeping your hands warm is one of the best reasons to know how to knit! Mittens and fingerless mitts are one of those great projects that knit up quickly enough to make great gifts out of a small amount of yarn.

Using the same tools and yarn we will use for our adult mittens, this class begins with working a mini-mitten to cover all the steps including casting on for a small diameter in-the-round, working ribbing, placing and shaping a thumb gusset, using stitch holders or waste yarn, shaping with decreases, closed bind-offs, picking up stitches and darning ends. Students will work through a cuff and thumb gusset of a mini-mitten in the first class and will have an opportunity to work the same stages on an adult mitten as homework. The mini-mitten will be completed in the second class, and students will have all the information to complete their adult mitten on their own time. Students will have the option of making fingerless adult mitts or full mittens. Students are provided with a multi-size pattern for worsted-weight mittens and may choose to use either double-pointed needles or two circulars in class.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to knit and purl independently, to distinguish knit and purl stitches in their fabric, and should have some familiarity with basic knitting terms.

Skill Level: Advanced-Beginner/Intermediate

Total Hours of Instruction: 5

Materials: see website for details

Homework: see website for details

REGISTER ONLINE

NEW CLASS! Toe-Up Socks on Two Circulars

Toe-Up Socks on Two Circulars

A KnitHow Class with Lynne Sosnowski

Lynne specializes in helping students grow their “sock literacy” while making adult-sized socks in fingering weight yarn. This class is of interest to brand new sock makers, those who have only knit top-down socks, and those who wish to learn the Two Circulars method.

In the first session, students jump right into learning a bi-directional cast-on (Turkish/Middle Eastern), several options for increases, and how to create sock toes and feet. Throughout students are taught not just the “how” of executing their instructions but the “knithow” – the effect those instructions have on the fabric and how to read their stitches to find their way. Along the way, we cover how to custom-fit socks to any feet. Students are expected to work their sock to a specific point prior to the second session.
In the second session, students work through a short-row heel and how to create sock legs and cuffs. Throughout students are guided with diagrams, waypoints, and even sing-song to find their way by reading their own fabric. Instructions on custom-fitting and altering socks are discussed. Students complete the sock cuff on their own time. Learn how to make the most of your sock yarn by starting your socks at the toes, and knitting up until you run out of yarn!

Prerequisites: Students must be able to knit and purl confidently and without assistance, and should have some familiarity with basic increases and decreases.

Skill Level: Advanced-Beginner/Intermediate. 

Homework: There is no homework prior to the first class. There will be some knitting expectations to meet to be best able to participate in the second class. 

Scheduling: This class is held 2 weeks apart to give students plenty of time to work on their socks and bring questions and problems back to the second class. 

Materials: see website for details

REGISTER ONLINE

NEW CLASS! Fixing Your Mistakes

Fixing Your Mistakes

A KnitHow Class with Lynne Sosnowski 

There’s nothing under earth and sky that will keep us from making mistakes, it’s just
part of human nature. But when it comes to knitting, there are lots of things we can do to prevent mistakes in the first place and then other tricks we can use to keep small mistakes from becoming big disasters.

This KnitHow class starts with learning how to read your knit fabric – we first brush up on how stitches should look and line up so we can prevent a mistake as we’re knitting. We then look at pattern reading and understanding, so we can know what we’re meant to do before we do it. We have lots of strategies to explore to help us stay on pattern. We will practice counting stitches and rows, and get a working understanding of gauge. Once we’ve done some actual knitting (small homework requirement), we will look at diagnosing our mistake, and we will talk about cosmetic versus structural remedies. Then we will work our way through fixes for the most common mistakes including: dropped stitch, slipped stitch, twisted stitch, accidental hole, split yarn, purl instead of knit and vice-versa. We will continue with “disaster management”, including learning how to unknit small amounts as well as when and how to rip out sections of a piece.

Skill Level: Any

Materials: see our website for details

Homework: see our website for details

Class Cancellation Policy

Class deposits are non-refundable. Knit-O-Matic requires at least 72 hours notice of your cancellation before the start of the class in order to transfer your class deposit over to another class. Students who cancel less than 72 hours before the start of class or do not show up for the class will forfeit their class deposit.

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