Classes

Spring 2018 Classes, Events & KAL’s!

 

2018 is upon us and we’ve curated a wonderful group of classes to offer.  We have a very talented pool of teachers within our ranks and we’re lucky enough to have local knitwear designer, Ann Weaver join us as well.  Keep checking in with our schedule as we add new classes and events regularly!

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*Private Instruction

We are pleased to offer private instruction in any area of knitting, crochet and finishing on an ongoing basis. Private instruction is scheduled through the shop and at the convenience of student and instructor $30 per hour of one-on-one instruction $45 per hour for two students.  Call 410-377-2060 or email  info@woolworksbalt.com to set up an appointment Payment is made directly to the instructor by cash or check.

Please note our policy on Private Lesson Cancellation:

In order to maintain a consistent schedule for our private instructors, cancellations on the day of a private lesson is subject to a $15 fee.  Please be considerate and give 24 hour advance notice if you have a scheduling conflict that will prohibit your attendance.  Payment of the late fee must be paid by check or cash.

*Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet are taught as private lessons to ensure success for every student!  Contact us to be put in touch with an instructor and schedule a one-on-one lesson at your convenience.

Register for a Private Lesson on any topic

Please note our CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY
All classes must be paid in advance of the class.  If you are unable to attend the class, a refund, in the form of store credit will be given 48 hours or more in advance.  No refunds will be given beyond that window. _______________________________________________________________

Spring 2018 Classes, Workshops & Events

Make an Afghan in 2018!

If you’ve ever thought about making an afghan AND want up your skill set with each and every block, this is the KAL for you!  On the 4th Monday of each month, Ashley will lead you through the River Knits Year Long Afghan, block by block.  This KAL is unique in that you can subscribe to the year long offering, or choose the months you’d like to participate/learn the skill taught.  The project requires between 2-6 colors of worsted weight yarn with a total of roughly 3,000.  The yarn for this project must be purchased from Woolworks.

Instructor:        Ashley Tisdale Eggert
Dates:                Monday evenings, January 22, February 26, March 26, April 24, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22, November 26 & December 17 (3rd Mon. in Dec.)
Time:                  6-7:30pm
Cost:                   Full year subscription $180
Month by month:  $20/session
Materials:         The pattern is included in the subscription price but must be purchased from Ravelry if you are participating month to month.  3,000 of worsted weight yarn, size US 7 and 10, 24″ circular needles, US 7, 16″ circular and double pointed needles, highlighter tape, cable needles.  A full materials list and month by month listing of techniques is available at the shop.
Knitting level:         Adventurous beginner

Register for Afghan KAL

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Sleepy Kittens by Susan B. Anderson

The most recent issue of Making: Lines contains the pattern for these darling kittens and the sleeping bags they rest in.  Join Karen for this three session class where you will knit the kitties from Susan B. Anderson’s wonderful and whimsical pattern.

Instructor:          Karen Brehm
Dates:                   Sunday mornings, April 29th, May 6th and May 20th
Time:                    10am-Noon
Cost:                      $90 plus materials kit and Making Issue 4: Lines
Knitting Level:  This is an intermediate level class.  Must know how to knit in the round.

Register for Sleepy Kittens

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Continental Knitting: German Style!

Join Ashley to learn the art of Continental Knitting!  If you’re a “thrower” and have always wanted to learn this technique, now is your chance.  You’ll learn both knit and purl stitches using the Continental technique in this one session class.  We are offering two different sessions of this class.  Please register with your specific date.

 

Instructor:               Ashley Eggert
Dates & Times:       Sunday morning, April 22, 2018, 10am-noon or Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 6-8pm

Cost:                           $30
Materials:                 Worsted weight yarn, US size 7 or 8 straight or circular needles

Knitting level:   Prior knitting experience necessary.

Register for Continental Knitting on April 22

Register for Continental Knitting on July 18

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The Rosewater Beret: An Introduction to Lace Knitting

The Rosewater Beret by Tin Can Knits is a pretty hat pattern that offers a gentle introduction to lace knitting.  In this class, you will learn the common stitches of lace design and how to read a chart, all while creating a feminine and romantic hat.  This class includes two, 2-hour sessions.  The Rosewater pattern includes a range of sizes, from baby to adult large.  You choose the size you wish to knit.

During the first session you will learn to read a lace chart and written pattern, master each stitch, set up lace knitting for success and learn to tackle common errors.  You will be assigned homework after session one (completing the body of the hat).

During the second session you will complete the decreases for the top of the hat using double pointed needles.  You will also learn how to block your hat.

Instructor:       Tara Robinson
Dates:               Times to be scheduled!
Time:                6-8pm
Cost:                 $65
Materials:        The Rosewater pattern by Tin Can Knits on Ravelry, printed out, one skein dk weight yarn (or amount needed for your size), Size 4, 16″ circular needle, Size 6, 16″ circular needle, Size 6 Double Pointed needles, stitch markers and a tapestry needle.

Homework prior to first class:
Purchase and print Rosewater pattern.  Choose the size you wish to knit.  Cast on required # of stitches with appropriate dk wt. yarn and smaller needle.  As per instructions, complete required rows of twisted ribbing and then switch to larger needles and complete the increase round for your size.  Knit one additional round.  We will begin the charted section in class.

Register for the Rosewater Beret Class

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Yipes Stripes with Ann Weaver!

Developed as a sample for Ann’s Yipes Stripes! workshops, this cowl is a cornucopia of striping techniques, including a turned hem, basics of stranded knitting, jobless stripes, two-color and three-color braids, large stripes, small stripes, slipped stitches, and a two-color bind-off. This project is a great way to learn and practice techniques. It can easily be customized to include more colors, more braids, and more stripes!

 Instructor:       Ann Weaver
Date:                   Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
Time:                  9am-Noon
Cost:                    $50
Materials:         Five colors of worsted weight yarn, approx 100 yards each, size 6, 24″ circular needle, stitch marker and Yipes Stripes purchased pattern printed out from Ravelry.
Knitting level: This is an advanced beginner level class.
Homework:  Begin knitting your cowl: Begin under INSTRUCTIONS, and work to the Turn Hem heading.

Register for this class

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Make Your First Socks:  Easy Peasy Socks by Fresh Stitches

Have you ever wanted to make your own cozy socks?  Let’s cast on together!  You will learn all the sock knitting basics in this two session class and we’re offering it TWICE this Spring/Summer!  This class is suitable for the ambitious beginner.

Instructor:  Ashley Tisdale Eggert
Dates/Times:           Monday Evenings, April 23 & May 14, 6-8pm
OR:                Saturday mornings, June 16 & 30, 9-11am
Cost:              $65
Materials:  US Size 5 double pointed needles (for a gauge of 6 stitches per inch), 100g worsted weight yarn (Cascade Wave, 220 Superwash or Malabrigo Rios, 1 skein), 3-4 locking stitch markers.  Easy Peasy Sock pattern on Ravelry.

Homework:  Print pattern to bring to class and loosely cast on 40 stitches on to one dpn needle.

Register for Easy Peasy Socks on April 23/May 14

 Register for Easy Peasy Socks on June 16 & 30

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Toe Up, Two at a Time Socks with Ann Weaver!

Back by popular demand, Ann is teaching Toe up, Two at a Time socks again in June!  This is a great opportunity to learn two at a time construction using worsted weight yarn, size 7 needles and a tiny sock pattern to see quick progress!

Instructor:  Ann Weaver
Date:              Saturday, June 9th
Time:              9am-Noon
Cost:               $50
Materials:     List provided at sign up
Experience Level:  Intermediate.  Must know how to knit in the round.

Register for Toe-Up, Two at a Time Socks

 

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 Knit-A-Longs!

 

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Every month on Thursday evenings, we open our doors for a knit-a-long, presided over by the Woolworks Team!  Each months’ theme is decided upon and posted in our newsletter and here on the website. Participants knit-a-long on a variety of projects from books and patterns in the company of others in a casual atmosphere. Knit-a-longs are free and open to all, but all materials must be purchased from our shop in order to participate. Be prepared to learn and commune with like-minded knitters and crocheters! 6:00-8:00pm. Check this page for Knitalong themes, starting with the months listed below.

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April:  Murano Squares Shawl

This month we’re making this lovely and colorful shawl using a Crazy Zauberball and a solid
fingering weight yarn.  The mosaic technique makes the self striping Zauberball pop out
of the solid in lovely little squares as the shawl increases in size.  Join us Thursday evenings in April, beginning 4/5 and continuing 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26.

 

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May:  Stay Tuned for info on our Linen-A-Long!

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June:  Vintage Fairy Light Socks

Not too fussy and just the right amount of detail, Vintage Fairy Lights by Helen Stewart offers a wee bit of a challenge for the new sock knitter.  Join Ashley, Amy & Tara on Thursday nights in June from 6-8pm.  6/7, 6/14, 6/21 & 6/28.

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