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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.

LINCOLN SUDBURY ADULT EDUCATION

Knit a Moebius Cowl-Scarf – 1 class Wednesday, January 22 from 7-9pm; $25
In one night, Diane will guide you through the cast-on and knitting of a cowl-scarf with an eternal twist. With the Moebius cast-on, you knit from the center to the outside edge. The cowl-scarf is very elegant, practical and versatile. This is based on the pattern and technique created by Cat Bordhi.

Knit a CustomFit Sweater – 6 classes begins Thursday, January 30 from 7-9pm; $99
In this 6-week class, Diane will help you knit a great-fitting sweater using Amy Herzog’s CustomFit© program. Learn to knit a sweater that fits YOUR measurements and YOUR gauge! Diane will start with an overview of Amy Herzog’s “Knit to Flatter”, provide expertise in selecting yarn/knitting the right swatch, and then help you choose a CustomFit© sweater. Then it’s on to knitting details – the best cast-on/off for your project, shaping, picking up stitches, seaming, and blocking techniques.

ACTON BOXBOROUGH ADULT EDUCATION

Beyond Beginning Knitting – 3 classes begins Monday, January 27 from 7-9pm; $60 
You already know how to cast on stitches and knit.  Now what?  Take your knitting to the next level in this 3-part class. We’ll focus on learning new stitch patterns while making a lovely “Texture scarf”.  Individuals will go at their own pace, learning how to read patterns, with the opportunity to learn up to 15 different stitch patterns that comprise the scarf.  This class is perfect for anyone who has learned the basics, regardless of when.

Intermediate Brioche Knitting – 2 classes begins on Tuesday, February 25 from 7-9pm; $45
Take your two-color brioche knitting skills to the next level! Learn how to create texture and movement in your knitting with left and right leaning increases and decreases.   In addition, we will learn more about reading your Brioche knitting and fixing mistakes.  The pattern we will knit is the Liguria Hat by Katrin Schubert, which can be purchased on Ravelry.  Pre-requisites: experience with basic Brioche knitting and pattern reading experience.

LITTLETON ADULT EDUCATION

Beginning Knitting – 4 classes begins Tuesday, January 21 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.

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.