Our Classes

July

SKILLS WORKSHOP
Thursday July 3 ~ 6:30-8:30pm ~ $15
Instructor: Kira Dulaney
This workshop is an intensified, personalized class/help session. Bring your project or questions and get expert help, whether you'd like to learn how to read or modify a pattern, learn a new stitch, finish a garment, or fix mistakes. All levels welcome from intermediate to advanced knitters and crocheters. This is not a beginning knitting or crocheting class, you must already know the basics to attend. This workshop requires advanced sign-up.

 

CROCHET LEVEL II: Embellishments
Wednesdays July 9 & 16 ~ 1-3pm ~ $45
Instructor: Teri Barr
Learn make different decorative  flowers, squiggles and circles. At the end of the class you will be able to read patterns both written and in diagrams. Make one or more decorative add ons which can be used to dress up simpler projects. Students must already know all the basics learned in Beginning Crochet.
Registered students receive 15% off class materials.

 

BEGINNING CROCHET with Kira
Wednesdays July 9 & 16 ~ 6:30-8:30pm ~ $45
Instructor: Kira Dulaney
Crochet is fast and fun. In this two-part class you'll learn the basic stitches while making a cute stuffed bunny and also start a crocheted scarf. We will cover chain stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet.
Materials: 200 yards smooth worsted or aran weight yarn and a size F or G crochet hook, plus darning needle, removable stitch markers and sharp scissors. Bunny pattern and stuffing will be provided as part of the class.
Registered students receive 15% off class materials.

 

BEGINNING KNITTING with Kim
Saturdays July 12 & 19 ~ 1-3pm ~ $45
Instructor: Kim Huhta
Learn how to cast on, cast off, knit, purl, and follow a pattern. This class is perfect for those who want to knit scarves, ponchos, hats, pillows, blankets—any of a variety of basic garments and items. Materials: 190 yards or more of worsted weight yarn (ex. 1 skein of Cascade 220 or Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted) & US size 8 or 9 needles,(Kim: "preferably bamboo straights"). Instructions and pattern will be provided. Registered students receive 15% off class materials.

 

BEGINNING CROCHET with Kira
Fridays July 18 & 25 ~ 6:00-8:00pm ~ $45
Instructor: Kira Dulaney
Crochet is fast and fun. In this two-part class you'll learn the basic stitches while making a cute stuffed bunny and also start a crocheted scarf. We will cover chain stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet.
Materials: 200 yards smooth worsted or aran weight yarn and a size F or G crochet hook, plus darning needle, removable stitch markers and sharp scissors. Bunny pattern and stuffing will be provided as part of the class.
Registered students receive 15% off class materials.

 

CROCHET LEVEL II: Two-Way Crochet Cable Shrug
Wednesdays July 30 & August 6 ~ 1-3pm ~ $45
Instructor: Teri Barr
This shrug can be worn 2 different ways to create different looks depending on whether it is buttoned at the front collar at at the back hem.  It is made in a long rectangle and then cleverly  stitched together.  The shrug is worked in both Tunisian rows  and  single and double crochet stitches. The cable is created by a series of  Tunisian rows that are twisted through each other.  Once you learn both the combined stitch  method and the construction technique the variations are endless.
Materials:  725 yards of DK or worsted Weight yarn and both Tunisian and a regular size I crochet hook.  You will also need a tapestry needle and one large button. Registered students receive 15% off class materials.

 

August

BEGINNING KNITTING with Kim
Saturdays August 2 & 9 ~ 1-3pm ~ $45
Instructor: Kim Huhta
Learn how to cast on, cast off, knit, purl, and follow a pattern. This class is perfect for those who want to knit scarves, ponchos, hats, pillows, blankets—any of a variety of basic garments and items. Materials: 190 yards or more of worsted weight yarn (ex. 1 skein of Cascade 220 or Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted) & US size 8 or 9 needles,(Kim: "preferably bamboo straights"). Instructions and pattern will be provided. Registered students receive 15% off class materials.

 

SKILLS WORKSHOP
Thursday August 7 ~ 6:30-8:30pm ~ $15
Instructor: Kira Dulaney
This workshop is an intensified, personalized class/help session. Bring your project or questions and get expert help, whether you'd like to learn how to read or modify a pattern, learn a new stitch, finish a garment, or fix mistakes. All levels welcome from intermediate to advanced knitters and crocheters. This is not a beginning knitting or crocheting class, you must already know the basics to attend. This workshop requires advanced sign-up.

 

CROCHET LEVEL II: Hats
Wednesdays August 13 & 20 ~ 6:30-8:30pm ~ $15
Instructor: Kira Dulaney
Hats are fast and fun to crochet, and there are endless possibilities.  First-time hat makers can crochet a simple hat using Kira's easy swatch-free formula, or if you want something a little more challenging, choose any of Kira's crocheted hat patterns.  You'll learn to work in the round, read a pattern, increase, measure gauge, and make a simple flower to decorate your hat!

Materials for simple spiral hat: 100 grams of worsted or aran yarn and an appropriate hook for that yarn, removable stitch markers, yarn needle.  If you want to make a more complex design, go to www.kirakdesigns.com and choose any of Kira's crocheted hat patterns. One pattern is included in the class, but you will need to bring all the supplies specified. Students get a 15% discount on supplies for the class.

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KNITTING LEVEL II: Cabled Baby Vest
Saturdays August 16 & 23 ~ 1-3pm ~ $45
Instructor: Zoe Gladstone

A knitted vest is the perfect way to keep a Bay Area kid warm all year round! This vest features:
*an unusual and seamless top-down construction
*the chance to learn knitting in the round and/or magic loop knitting
*6 different cable patterns to choose from 
*a wide range of sizes from newborn to 6 years old
Purchase the pattern ahead of time here: http://www.tikkiknits.com/milo.html
OR purchase the pattern in class for $5 (cash or check, payable to instructor)

Materials: 
--130 (160, 180, 200, 220, 250, 280, 300, 320, 350, 380) yards of DK yarn for sizes newborn (3mo, 6mo, 9mo, 12mo, 18mo, 2yr, 3yr, 4yr, 5yr, 6yr)
--size 6 US (dpns or  40" cable needles for magic loop) OR size needed to achieve gauge (5.5 st/inch). If you use a long cable needle for magic loop, be sure the cable is very flexible (Addi Turbo or Hiya Hiya are good choices)
--cable needle

Registered students receive 15% off class materials.

 

BEGINNING CROCHET with Kira
Thursdays August 21 & 28 ~ 6:30-8:30pm ~ $45
Instructor: Kira Dulaney
Crochet is fast and fun. In this two-part class you'll learn the basic stitches while making a cute stuffed bunny and also start a crocheted scarf. We will cover chain stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet.
Materials: 200 yards smooth worsted or aran weight yarn and a size F or G crochet hook, plus darning needle, removable stitch markers and sharp scissors. Bunny pattern and stuffing will be provided as part of the class.
Registered students receive 15% off class materials.

 

September

SKILLS WORKSHOP
Thursday September 4  ~ 6:30-8:30pm ~ $15
Instructor: Kira Dulaney
This workshop is an intensified, personalized class/help session. Bring your project or questions and get expert help, whether you'd like to learn how to read or modify a pattern, learn a new stitch, finish a garment, or fix mistakes. All levels welcome from intermediate to advanced knitters and crocheters. This is not a beginning knitting or crocheting class, you must already know the basics to attend. This workshop requires advanced sign-up.

 

BEGINNING KNITTING with Kim
Saturdays September 6 & 13 ~ 1-3pm ~ $45
Instructor: Kim Huhta
Learn how to cast on, cast off, knit, purl, and follow a pattern. This class is perfect for those who want to knit scarves, ponchos, hats, pillows, blankets—any of a variety of basic garments and items. Materials: 190 yards or more of worsted weight yarn (ex. 1 skein of Cascade 220 or Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted) & US size 8 or 9 needles,(Kim: "preferably bamboo straights"). Instructions and pattern will be provided. Registered students receive 15% off class materials.

 

KNITTING LEVEL II: Turkish Bed Socks
Sundays September 7 & 14 ~ 4-6pm ~ $45
Instructor: Amy Keefer
This class will give you "step-by-step" instructions for knitting up these one-skein slipper socks by Churchmouse Classic designs. You will use one skein of Koigu sock yarn and one set of US #3 double pointed needles, locking stitch markers and a tapestry for this class.  Learn to master working on dpns and knitting in the round with this quick project. Registered students receive 15% off class materials.

 

KNITTING LEVEL II: Zebra Cowl
Sundays September 7 & 14 ~ 6-8pm ~ $45
Instructor: Amy Keefer
Take your colorwork knitting to the next level with a fashion forward animal print cowl. This class is perfect for knitters that want to sink their teeth into stranded 2-color knitting and working from charts. Materials: 2 contrasting colors of sport weight yarn, US size 3 (3.25 mm) and US size 5 (3.75) mm circular knitting needles (both 24" in length), stitch markers. Registered students receive 15% off class materials.

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HANDS ON HELP
Every Tuesday and Friday 4-6pm ~ **FREE with Proof of Purchase ($5 without)**
Instructors: Kim Huhta (Tuesdays) and Kira Dulaney (Fridays)
Stuck? Need help reading a pattern? Forget how to cast-on or off? Help is at hand. 
**All Article Pract customers are welcome, please restrict the projects you bring in to projects made with yarn purchased at our store. 15 minute sessions, no appointment neccessary, and free with purchase.

Hands-On Help is not a substitute for knitting lessons or individual instruction. If you require more help, you may want to consider taking one of our our Level II or intermediate classes or attending our Skills Workshop which happens the first Thursdsay evening of each month. 
We respectfully request that attendees not take advantage of this free service. 

Enroll early as class size is limited. Although we anticipate full registration for all classes, we reserve the right to cancel a class due to poor enrollment. In this circumstance your fee will be refunded in full. If you aren’t able to make your class, we need 24 hours notice for full refund. Fewer than 24 hours notice or No Show = no refund. Please bring basic accessories to all classes: scissors, stitch markers, yarn needles, etc. All of our classes are for tweens and adults twelve years and older. For children's instruction, please call the shop for a list of private instructors who specialize in kids knitting or to arrange a private kid-specific workshop.