October 2014

To register for classes call or stop by the shop.  Payment is requested at the time of registration to guarantee your spot.  All class supplies are available at In a Yarn Basket and will be discounted 10%.  PLEASE bring your “doodads” to all classes!  This is your tool box of supplies; scissors, stitch markers, pencil, tape measure, tapestry needles and crochet hooks.

Parking is economical down here on South Walnut Street —- as in FREE!  Our well lit, clean, flat and convenient parking lot makes us very accessible.  For those with handicap challenges, the designated parking places are close to our door.  If you have a driver, have them pull up at the fire lane for easy drop off and pick up. 

 Many of our customers and employees are highly sensitive to fragrances so we ask that you please refrain from wearing personal body fragrances to class.  We very much appreciate this.

Beginning Knitting

2 Fridays  October 3, 10, &17,  5:45—7:45

 Class Fee $42

This is a basic, generic, no-frills just learn how to knit class.  And you will succeed!  All you need is a pair of scissors and your positive attitudes (but chocolate to share never hurts)!  By the time your four hours of class time are finished, you will be ready to start a scarf, washcloth or enroll in one of our many beginning knitting classes.  Class fee includes yarn, needles and our favorite “How to Knit” books. Instructor:  Kathy Shewmaker


2 Saturdays:  October 4 & 18, 1:30—4:30 PM     OR

2 Fridays: October 10 & 24, 12:30—3:30  PM

  Class Fee: $45

This gorgeous cowl is highly textured and loaded with techniques that add to the knitting fun.  You will learn a provisional cast-on, hemmed edge, picking up stitches, horizontal pleats and dropped stitches.  After blocking the cowl becomes reversible with each textured side looking quite different.  Pattern included in class fee.  You will need at least a DK weight yarn, 250 yards.  The heavier the yarn, the larger the cowl.  Our sample is Cascade’s Eco Highland Duo (yummy).  You will need 24” circular needle in size to get a gauge of 5 stitches/inch, stitch markers, spare circular needle in same or smaller size as main needle, one short DPN in smaller size or a straight cable needle. This is an intermediate class and there are two weeks between sessions so you can complete your homework!   Pattern included in class fee.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker


3 Mondays:  October 6, 20 & 27,  6—7:30 PM

  Class Fee: $37

This adorable child’s vest is loaded with techniques that will broaden your knitting skill set.  If you are a beginning knitter, this is the perfect first garment project.  More experienced knitters will enjoy the color changes and may even learn a new technique like the Old Norwegian Cast On, joining and working in the round, changing colors so there is no jog (Jogless Stripe), decreasing, picking up and knitting, Twisted Stitch Stretchy Bind off and Seaming.  Materials needed: five different colors, 100 grams each, of worsted weight yarn, one 24” circular needle in the size to obtain the gauge of 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch, another 24” circular needle AND set of DPNs in a size smaller than main needle, 2 stitch markers, stitch holder and tapestry needle. Before the first class: knit a swatch with the correct gauge and bring to class.  There are two weeks between the first and second class to allow for homework.  Pattern included in the class fee.  Instructor: Lisa Ross


5 Tuesdays: October 7 & 21, November 11 & 25* and December 9,  6—8 PM

 Class Fee: $50    (Class has been filled; taking names for the next session.)


Saturday, October 11, 10:30-1:30

Class Fee: $18

Have you been a little skittish about adding color to your knitting?  This is the class for you!  Prerequisites for this class:  you must know how to cast on, knit a swatch to gauge and knit in the round.  Homework before class: choose 2 colors DK weight, knit a swatch to 6 stitches per inch, cast on and knit 2 rounds.  Pattern included with class fee.  Instructor: Julie Koeppen


Monday, October 13, 1—3 PM   OR   Wednesday, October 22, Noon—2 PM

Class Fee: $12

 Includes all supplies and pattern!

It’s time to get out those fall decorations! Even if you are not a fan of Halloween, everyone loves pumpkins! Here is a fun and relaxing project that you can finish in a couple of hours.  BEWARE: knitting these cuties are addictive and you really can’t have just one! You need to know how to knit in the round.  Bring your DPNs or circulars, size US 6 or 7.  Instructor: Linda Boyle



3 Wednesdays:  October 15, 22 & 29, 5:45– 7:45 PM

Class Fee: $45

If you know how to knit socks but want to add a bit more flare than the Basic Sock, this is your class! You will learn two color slip-stitch knitting, reading and following a chart and a short row heel.  It is top down so you will also get some Kitchener Stitch practice.  You will need 2 contrasting colors of sock yarn and appropriate sized needles either DPNs or two circulars.  Before the first class you will need to have swatched to gauge and finished 15 rounds of rib stitch.  Pattern included with the class:  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker


Keep Calm and Cable On!

Friday, September 26 12:30—3:30   OR   Saturday, October 18, 10:30—1:30

Class Fee: $18

There isn’t anything scary about cables but many knitters shy away from this technique because it looks complicated.  In this class you were explore several different types of cables, learn the lingo and maybe even create your own design.  Bring three live swatches to class: using DK or worsted weight yarn, CO 20 stitches and knit 3 rows.  Instructor: Julie Koeppen

Let’s do the CONTINENTAL!

Thursday, October 9, 2-3:30 PM

Class Fee: $12

Learning the Continental style of knitting is efficient and once you master the technique, quicker than the English method of “throwing”.  If you want to learn to do color work it is a MUST.  Bring in whatever yarn you want to use for playing and practicing.  Instructor: Linda & Julie


2 Saturdays, October 18 & 25,  2—4 PM

Class Fee: Beginner (includes supplies) $34

Class Fee:  Intermediate $26 (Plus supplies)

This is a multi-level class.  If you are beginner your project will be an adorable bunny.  Those with experience and are comfortable with the fundamentals of knitting will have the option of a fashionable ruffle scarf OR a hat.  Beginning knitting sessions designed specifically for children 8 years and older, include all supplies.   Intermediate weavers might need to purchase appropriate yarn and needles in addition to class fee.  Class size limited.  Instructor: Donna Kinkead, .


ALL CROCHET CLASSES are private lessons, scheduled at your convenience.  Call or email to schedule whatever you would like to learn or skill you would like to improve.  We specialize in beginners to advanced!



Saturday, October 4, 10:30 AM—1 PM  OR

Thursday, October 16, 12:30—3 PM

Class Fee: FREE

This workshop is a GREAT way to play with color and learn the classic quilting pattern.  We will be knitting a place mat in class and once you get the hang of the ‘building’ technique you will be hooked! These make great holiday gifts and you can start stash busting like crazy.  Bring four or more colors of any worsted weight yarn, appropriate sized circular needles and let’s have fun!  Instructor: Karen White


Friday, October 17, Noon —1:30 PM  OR

Monday, October 20, Noon —1:30 PM 

Class Fee: FREE

Here’s another stash-busting, public service class that you didn’t know you needed! It’s all about pom poms and you will NOT believe all the ideas we have for them! (Eat your heart out Martha S!) Bring some of your scrap yarn — any weight, any brand and a fork.  Yes, a fork. Just a regular sized dinner fork.  Prepare to be amazed…….  Instructor: Linda Boyle



 October 14—27, 2014

For two weeks we will be showcasing many lovely yarns by Shibui. There will be garments, patterns and discounts on any Shibui Yarn purchased or ordered during the trunk show.


Thursday, October 16, 6-8:30 PM**   OR  Tuesday, Oct. 21, 11:30 –1:30**

Cost: $10

Register soon as space is limited

** There will be NO Knit Night or Lunch Bunch

You do NOT want to miss this play in the yarn party! Experience the wonderful world of Shibui by the best way possible —- knitting or crocheting it.  At the party, you will receive  handouts and a mini skein of each of the nine Shibui yarns.  ‘Shibui’ means “elegant with a touch of bitterness” in

Japanese. Their unique fiber and texture combination are beautiful and luxurious to touch.  Swatch and play with the different combinations, meet our Shibui yarn rep, browse the stunning patterns, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, adult beverages and enter to win door prizes!

On Thursday night only there will be a variety of cash and carry items —  yarns and surprises!

Bring your needles!  Yarns vary from lace weight to worsted weight so plan accordingly.


You are welcome to join these events anytime.



First Wednesday of every month 5:30 - 7:30 PM


Join us for two hours of nothing but socks and/or all things knitted or crocheted with sock weight yarn. Are you confused yet?  Attendees will receive 15% OFF any of our sock yarn. This is not an opportunity to learn how to make socks but questions are encouraged and so are snacks!


Second Wednesday of every month 5:30 - 7:30 PM


Spinners unite! Grab your wheel or your drop spindles and join us for 2 hours of spinning.  Don’t know how and want to learn? No problem.  We can get you started on a drop spindle so don’t be shy — come on by!


  THURSDAY NIGHT KNIT / CROCHET (adults only, please)

6 - 8 PM

Knit Night is FREE and open to all fiber addicts.  As a courtesy to us and in the spirit of good manners, we ask that you work on projects with yarn you have purchased from our shop.  Some shops make this a requirement but we aren't that heavy handed.  We do like to see yarn you have purchased from yarn shops on your travels but box store and mail order yarn --- not so much!  If you are having problems with a project, need help with a technique or a bit of reassurance as you learn a new skill, this is the perfect forum.   Our staff and teachers are always available and eager to help.  If you don’t need any guidance, Knit Night is a great way to meet people in the fiber community, be inspired by what others are doing, get away from the family for few hours and enjoy some uninterrupted knitting/crocheting.


Sometimes group lessons don’t fit the busy lives of our customers and no one should miss out on the fun.  Getting personalized, individual attention means no down time so you will be sailing along very quickly.  We offer private lessons for beginning knitting and crochet, socks and just about any project or technique you can think of.  Fee: $26 first hour for Beginning knit or crochet and supplies are included;  $20 first hour for any other technique and $15 subsequent hours.  Call us for more information: 330-5394, or email us at  


We love parties so why not let us be your entertainment? Birthdays, holidays or Friend’s Night Out, we specialize in youth to adults and will build a class for whatever your group would like to do — crochet, knit, needle felt or wet felt.  Some classes will include materials so the cost will vary.  Call or email for more information.


¨ Several of our customers and staff are highly sensitive to fragrances so we ask that you PLEASE refrain from wearing fragrances to classes. 

¨ During classes please be courteous and silence your cell phones. 




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