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I offer a variety of knitting classes for adults and children; descriptions of each are below.

ADULT KNITTING CLASSES

CLINICS

Weekly sessions to get help with your current project.  This small, informal clinic allows you to work at your own pace, get helpful advice, learn new skills, and share with other knitters.  A great way to finish that project you put in your closet! During many of the clinic, I’ll showcase a knitting technique.  For example, one week we might cover types of knitted ruffles; another week I’ll demonstrate a new cast-on method.

Days of the week that clinics are offered vary each week but typically include one morning and one evening.  Cost for the 2-hour clinic is $15.

Fixing Knitting Mistakes – 1 class on Saturday, September 21 from 10-12pm; $25
If you have just learned to knit or even if you have been knitting for a while, you know that fixing your mistakes in your knitting is really challenging and sometimes super frustrating! Learn basic techniques to help you fix your mistakes and possibly prevent them. We’ll discuss how to pick up dropped stitches, talk about ways to un-knit, and learn to recognize what’s gone wrong and how to fix it. You’ll gain confidence as we practice on swatches in class. Homework: using smooth worsted weight yarn (lighter color preferred) cast on 16 stitches. Knit stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) for 2 inches.

LINCOLN SUDBURY ADULT EDUCATION

Beginning Knitting – 4 classes begins Tuesday, October 8 from 7-9pm; $75
The Fall is a perfect time to learn to knit! This 4-week class will teach the basics of knitting (knit/purl stitch, casting on & off) while making a lovely hat or cowl for yourself or to give as a gift!  If time permits, you could knit both.

Stranded Knitting – Fingerless Mitts 3 classes begins Monday, October 28 from 7-9pm; $60
An introduction to 2 color stranded knitting while making a lovely pair of fingerless mitts.  You’ll learn techniques/tricks for carrying the yarns behind the work and using both hands for knitting all while knitting a lovely pair of fingerless mitts.

ACTON BOXBOROUGH ADULT EDUCATION

Beginning Knitting – 4 classes begins Wednesday, September 25 from 7-9pm; $75 
Do you want to learn to knit but don’t have a lot of time?  Then this class is perfect for you.  Join me to learn this timeless craft.  During the 4 weeks, she will teach you the basics of knitting (knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on and off) while making a lovely hat or cowl.  If time permits, you could knit both.

Brioche Knitting – 1 and 2 color – 2 classes begins on Tuesday, November 5 from 7-9pm; $45
Brioche knitting has a wonderful “squishy” fabric and, when finished, is reversible.  Learn the basics of this textured technique, including reading brioche patterns, how to count rows/stitches, and tips for keeping your knitting on track.  Learn to knit both a 1 color and a 2 color design while making a lovely cowl.

LITTLETON ADULT EDUCATION

Sock knitting – 2 at a time – 4 classes begins Thursday, September 26 from 7-9pm; $75
Have you wanted to learn to knit socks, especially when both are done at the same time!  Diane will help guide you as you work either toe up or cuff down using the magic loop technique.  This class will teach you the basics of knitting socks, working the heel, and picking up stitches to form the heel gusset. Ability to knit, purl, cast on/off required.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Private classes and parent-child classes are available.  Contact info@knitsandthat.com or call 978-758-3756 for more information.

SCOUTING – KNITTING WORKSHOPS

For Brownies, Jr. Girl Scouts, and Girl Scouts.  This workshop will enable your troop to get their knitting badge or part of the Craft or Yarn/Fabric Arts badges.  All materials (yarn, knitting needles, pattern) are included.  Note that a minimum of 6 girls is required. Two options are available:

Option 1: we’ll meet for a single 2-hour session.  During that time, Diane will teach the kids the basics of knitting – cast on, cast off, knit stitch.  $20 per child.

Option 2: We’ll meet twice for 1.5 hours each.  During the first meeting, we’ll focus on the basics of knitting and casting on, while making a small beanbag.  All the kids will leave with their project started.  At the second meeting, we’ll review everyone’s progress, learn casting off, and the sewing/finish work needed.  $28 per child.