Our Classes

To sign up for a class, call or visit us during business hours:
5010 Telegraph Avenue Oakland CA 94609
510.595.7875 

October

SKILLS WORKSHOP
Thursday October 2  ~ 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 October 4 & 11 ~ 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.

 

CROCHET LEVEL II: Belle Epoque Shawl
Wednesdays October 8 & 15  ~ 6:30-8:30pm ~ $45
Instructor: Kira Dulaney
Bring your crochet skills to the next level with this elegant shawl, featuring graceful rows of eyelets and a delicate lace edging. Learn how to read the shawl pattern and how to follow the edging instructions in both written and charted form. This is an intermediate class - you should know how to do chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet. A copy of the pattern is included. 
Materials: 390 yards fingering weight yarn in main color and 100 yards fingering weight yarn in contrast color OR 450 yards fingering weight yarn for solid color shawl, US H (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge, removable stitch marker, yarn needle, pins (for blocking). Registered students receive 15% off class materials.
Link to photos: http://www.kirakdesigns.com/pattern-store/scarves-cowls/belle-epoque-shawl/

 

November

BEGINNING KNITTING with Kim
Saturdays November 1 & 8  ~  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 November 6  ~ 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.

 

KNITTING LEVEL II: Knitting in the Round
Tuesdays November 18 & 25 ~ 6:30-8:30pm ~ $45
Instructor: Amy Keefer
Learn how to knit in the round and make a great, basic hat. This class is the perfect next step after learning how to knit and purl. Students will be prepared to make hats, cowls and tubular projects of all kinds. Materials: 150 yards bulky weight yarn (3.5 sts=1") size 9 and size 10.5 16" circular needles, a set of 5 double pointed needles, tapestry needle and locking stitch markers. Registered students receive 15% off class materials.

 

ARM KNITTING WORKSHOP
Sundays November 23 ~ 4-6pm ~ $25
Instructor: Amy Keefer
Learn to knit an oversized wrap or cowl with big-BIG stitches, using no needles at all . . . Just your arms! Amazingly fast and fun, you will be able to finish an entire wearable piece in just 1 class. Perfect technique for last-minute gift knitting. Materials: 1 skein Cascade Magnum, and a large darning needle. 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.