Dog House Yarns & More

Yarn, gifts, and accessories for the knitter, crocheter, and spinner

2017 Winter/Spring Knitting Classes
Please read class policies at end of page before registering.

 
For all knitting classes except beginner classes, you must be able to knit, purl, cast-on, and bind-off before coming to class.

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Special Note:  Some of you have asked if you have to finish your projects by the end of the multi-day classes.  You are definitely NOT required to finish a project by the last day of the class. You will have received enough information to be able to complete the project on your own, but if you need additional help we are always here to help you at a later time if you have any questions.

 
2017 Winter/Spring Classes

Note: For classes that begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays, the shop will open at 10:30 a.m. for anyone who needs last minute class supplies.

For classes that begin at noon on Sundays, the shop will open at 11:30 a.m. for anyone who needs last minute class supplies.

Harvest Cardigan  Class Fee: 4 Classes $90.00

Instructor:Staff


Saturday, February 11, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, February 18, 1:30 p.m to 2:30 p.m.  (NOTE Different Time)

Saturday, March 4 & 18, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.


Have you been knitting for a while and really want to learn how to move beyond scarves and dishcloths?  Maybe you have always wanted to knit a sweater but were a bit intimidated at the thought. This may be just the class you have been looking for.  In this class, you will learn to knit a seamles, top-down cardigan in worsted weight yarn.  Pattern included.


Materials: Worsted weight yarn.  Yardage will depend on the size you make. Size 6 & 8, 32" (minimum) circular needles, stitch markers, a small amount of waste yarn for provisional cast on. A row counter is handy to have too.

Fingerless Mitts    Class Fee:  $35.00   Instructor:Staff


Saturday, February 11,  2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m


These mitts are knit in the round on 9" circular needles and include decreases and increases. This is a great way to learn to use 9" circular needles before you tackle socks. Pattern included
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Materials: About 190 yards DK weight yarn, size 6, 9" circular needles and size 6 DPNs for the thumb.


Blocking Clinic  Class Fee: $30   Instructor: Staff

TBD

Do you have finished items that just need to be blocked but you don't know how or where to start?  This class will take the mystery out of blocking. The main focus of this clinic will be steam blocking but wet blocking will be explained too.  Tools that will be discussed include blocking wires, blocking pins, blocking mats and tee pins.  If you have a small item that you would like to learn how to block, bring it with you and we'll try to get as many items blocked as we can.

Entrelac Cardigan   Class Fee: 3 Classes $85, Pattern $7
Instructor: Staff

Saturdays, February 18, March 11 & April 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In this class you will learn how to knit a beautiful entrelac jacket with optional collar. You will make entrelac panels and then build the jacket around them. The pattern is designed to fit your specific size. The pattern also includes a 2-color option.

Materials: Worsted weight yarn, size 8 needles, stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn.  Yardage will depend on what size you want to make.

Toe Up Socks     Class Fee:  3 Classes  $85   Instructor: Staff

Saturdays, February 18, March 4 & 18, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Have you wanted to learn the benefits of knitting socks from the toe up? Or wanted to learn how to knit socks but the construction seemed intimidating? Or were you curious about the magic loop technique of knitting? This class will teach you the benefits of knitting socks from the toe up, as well as, easy techniques for casting on, working the heel and binding off and also magic loop knitting. Pattern Included.

Materials: 200 yards of worsted weight yarn, size 7, 32" circular needle, stitch markers, row counter.

Top Down Socks      Class Fee: 3 Classes $85  Instructor: Staff

Saturdays, February 25, March 11 & 25, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Would you like to learn how to knit socks from the top down using the basic sock construction techniques? In this class, you will learn how to knit socks from the top down using a 9" circular needle, as well as, techniques for working the heel and closing the toe.  Pattern included.

Materials:  400 yards of fingering weight yarn, size 1 to 3, 9" circular needle, stitch markers. A row counter is helpful.

Finishing Clinic   Class Fee: $30  Instructor: Staff

Sunday, February 26, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

In this clinic you will learn how to do the 3-needle bind-off, kitchener stitch, seaming techniques, weaving in ends and more. The techniques demonstrated in this class will enbale you to have a beautiful, finished project.

Hooded Cowl  Class Fee: $30  Instructor: Staff

Saturday, March 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Knit this cute hooded cowl up in a jiffy.  This cowl uses 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together to create a quick and snuggly hooded cowl.  If you have never knitted in the round, this is a great project to start with.  Pattern included

Materials:  250 - 300 yards worsted weight yarn, size 15, 32" circular needles.

Lace Shawl     Class Fee:  $35.00  Instructor:Staff


Saturday, April 1: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn the basics of lace knitting with this cute shawlette.  The pattern includes both written and charted instructions.  How to read the chart is included in this class. Pattern included.

Materials: 200 yards worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles.


Private Lessons: If you need help with an individual project or would like to learn a new technqiue on your own you can also schedule a private lesson with Jan.

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Classroom and Kitchenette

      Our classroom features a main table that expands to seat eight and we also have an additional table and portable chairs for group events.

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CLASS POLICIES
Pre-registration and payment are required to hold your seat in a class. 

Discount coupons or any shop-wide discounts DO NOT apply to class fees.

For all knitting classes other than the beginner class, students must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off before coming to class.

Except for classes that call for small amounts of practice yarn, students are expected to purchase any class materials they don’t already have at our shop.  Students receive a 10% discount on purchases made for the class.

Maximum class size is six students or permission of instructor. Minimum age of student: 12 years or permission of instructor. Classes with fewer than three students may be cancelled with 48 hours notice at the discretion of the shop/instructor.  Full refunds will be given for any classes cancelled by the shop or instructor. 

Students who withdraw from a class more than 72 hours before the start of the class will receive full credit toward a future class.  Students who cancel with less than 72 hours notice forfeit their class fee unless there are special circumstances.
 
Class sessions canceled due to weather conditions will be rescheduled.
 
Please download a registration form (available at top of this page) and either mail it to our street address with your check or stop by the shop to register with cash, credit card, debit card that has a Visa or MasterCard symbol on the front, or check.  Note:  We do NOT take credit card numbers over the telephone.