Classes

Winter 2017-2018 Classes, Events & KAL’s!

As 2017 winds down and 2018 is upon us, 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. _______________________________________________________________

Winter, 2017-2018 Classes, Workshops & Events

Claudia Handpainted Yarns TRUNK SHOW & Class This Weekend!

We’re thrilled to welcome Claudia McClean, artist and indie dyer to the shop in November!  Claudia will fill her trunk with yarn goodies and be at the shop from 12pm-5pm on Saturday to meet, greet and give you great ideas for all of her yarns.  Sunday morning Claudia will be teaching the Favorite Shawl Ever class which will use Claudia’s Addiction.  You’ll get help with color choices and learn the techniques to create a beautiful scarf.  We hope you can join us for both!

Trunk Show:

Date:        Saturday, November 18
Time:       Noon-5pm

Favorite Shawl Ever Class:

Instructor:    Claudia McClean
Date:                Sunday, November 19
Time:               10:30-Noon
Cost:                 $35
Materials:       Pattern and yarn may be purchased prior to class on 11/19
Kniting Level:  Advanced beginner

Register for Favorite Shawl Ever Class

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No Show Socks by LaMaisonRililie

These innovative low-cut shocks expose a deeper, curved portion of the top of the foot and the ankle.  It’s a much more flattering look for footie-sock wearers and won’t show when you’re wearing shoes!  Learn to knit these in Linda’s 2-session class!  You’ll learn a toe-up construction with Judy’s Magic Cast On, German short rows and use either DPN’s or the Magic Loop method.

Instructor:     Linda Lewis
Dates:              Monday evenings, November 6 & 20
Time:               6-8pm
Cost:                $65
Materials:       260 yards of fingering weight yarn, US size 0 DPN’s or circular for Magic Loop
Knitting Level:  This is an intermediate level class.  Students should be familiar with sock making.

Register for No-Show Socks

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Helical Stripes:  Make a Pair of Fancy Striped Mitts!

In this two session class, Linda will show you how to make one row stripes in circular knitting where there is no jog at the seam.  Knitting helical stripes is a way of working two continuous spirals of stitches, sitting on top of each other.  This technique makes for super fun striping with no obvious seam and no ridge on the inside of your work where the yarns are carried.

Instructor:    Linda Lewis
Dates:              Sunday afternoons, November 26 & December 10
Time:                4-6pm
Cost:                  $65
Materials:        Fingering weight yarn in two colors, DPN’s or circular for Magic Loop.  Full list available at sign up.

Knitting Level:  This is an intermediate level class

Register for Helical Stripes Class

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Jane Spalding Trunk Show!

Join us for our 3rd annual Jane Spalding Trunk show this December 2nd.  Long a collector and student of Japanese ceramics, Jane Spalding incorporates Asian aesthetics and forms into her own work.  The result is a wide-ranging collection of functional vessels – some of which evince soft shapes and subtle hues, while others command attention with their bold textures and of-the-earth qualities.  She sources her clay from around the world, e.g., porcelain from Australia, red clay from a Navajo reservation, lava-based and feldspathic clays from Japan, and U.S. east coast white stoneware.  Jane has exhibited internationally at venues that include Art Gallery Motoko in Tokyo, Japan; Felissimo Gallery in New York City; Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago; and Cross-MacKenzie Gallery in Georgetown, DC among others.  She works from her own Japanese-inspired studio in Takoma Park, MD

Date:    Saturday, December 2
Time:   11am-3pm

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Brioche Knitting: Lavanya Patricella’s Brioche Cowl

Many knitters find that once they understand brioche, the knitting is totally addictive.  The result is a beautiful knitted fabric that is wonderfully cushy and reversible.  In this class, students will learn the basics of two-color brioche knitting (worked both flat and in the round) using Lavanya Patricella’s Brioche Cowl (on Ravelry) in either small or large size.

Skills taught:  Basic brioche stitch (both knit (brk) and purl (brb) and right- and left- slanting 2 stitch decreases (brRsl and brLsl).  Students taking this class should already be comfortable with basic casting on, knitting, purling and binding off.

Instructor:            Brenda Wilson
Dates & Time:      Saturday mornings: December 2, 9-10:30am, December 9, 9-10am, & December 16, 9-10am
Cost:                       $65
Materials:             Full list provided at sign up.

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT

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Jolly Old Elf Workshop!

We couldn’t resist squeezing this class in right before Christmas when Linda came in with one of these cheeky gnomes last week!  On two Saturday afternoons in December Linda will be offering a workshop to make one (which leads to more we’ve heard…) using worsted weight yarn.  Pattern by Chris  deLongpre.

Instructor:  Linda Lewis
Dates:           Saturday afternoons, December 9 & 16
Time:           1-3pm

Cost:    $50
Materials:  Kit of materials will be available for purchase that will include pattern.
Skill level:  Advanced beginner.  Must know how to knit in the round.

Class limited to 5 students

Register for Jolly Elf Workshop

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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, January 7, 14 & 21
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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Going Down the Tubes: Tubular Cast On & Bind Off 

A tubular cast on (and bind off) can transform ordinary ribbing into extraordinary ribbing and take our finished object (sweater, hat, mitts – anything with ribbing) to the next level.  In this class, we will learn two kinds of tubular cast ons (one using waste yarn and one done without waste yarn) and a tubular bind off as we make a simple pair of Peekaboo Mitts.  In class 1 we will learn two kinds of tubular cast ons and how to convert 1 x 1 tubular cast on into 2 x 2 ribbing.  In class 2, we’ll bind off (at least one mitt) using a tubular bind off.

Instructor:            Brenda Wilson
Dates & Times:    Saturday mornings, January 13th, 9-11am and January 27th, 9-10am
Cost:                       $45
Materials:             150 yards of solid or semi-solid worsted weight yarn, US size 7 dpns or 32-40″ circular if using magic loop (or size needle to get gauge), straight needles in same size as dpns/circulars, stitch marker, darning needle
Knitting level:      Intermediate (must know how to knit in the round using preferred method)

Register for Tubular techniques

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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.  *Please note that this class is offered on 3 different dates.  Please specify your preferred date when registering.

 

Instructor:               Ashley Eggert
Dates & Times:       Saturday morning, November 18th, 9-11am
Tuesday evening,  January 16th, 2018, 6-8pm
Saturday morning, March 10th, 2018, 9-11am

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

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Take Your Knitting to the Next Level:  Knit Your First Sweater 

 

This class will teach you all the skills to successfully complete a top-down, raglan sleeve sweater knit in the round.  We will use the Flax Sweater by Tin Can Knits.  This free sweater comes in many different sizes, from newborn to adult 4XL.  For the class, however, you will choose a baby, toddler or small child size so the sweater can be completed within the time frame of 3 classes.  The Flax sweater is a nice introduction to sweater knitting.  It lends itself to easy modifications.  For example, you can choose to add stripes or a cable, if interested.

Prior to class, you will need to print the Flax Sweater pattern from Ravelry, choose a size, purchase the required amount of worsted weight yarn from Woolworks and swatch using a size 8 needle.  A detailed homework description will be given to you at sign up for proper gauge swatching so you are ready to dive in at the first session.  Each of the 3 sessions activities is outlined on the homework sheet so you’ll know what to expect.

Instructor:      Tara Robinson
Dates:               Wednesday evenings, Jan. 17, 31 and Feb. 7
Time:                6:00-8:00pm
Cost:                 $90
Materials:       Printed Flax Sweater pattern, required amount of worsted weight yarn purchased from Woolworks, completed gauge swatch, US size 6 32″ circular, US size 8, 16″ and 32″ circulars, stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle, alternate needles in case your gauge is off.
Homework:    Please see paragraph above.

Knitting level:  You must be able to knit and purl with ease and have had some experience knitting in the round with circular needles to take this class.  Magic Loop will be taught for working sleeves and collar in the round.

Register for Knit your First Sweater

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Squircle Socks 

Try out a unique sock construction with the Squircle Sock from General Hogbuffer.  Knit top down without a fussy heel flap, the Squircle Sock is sure to add to your sock repertoire this year!

Instructor:      Ashley Tisdale Eggert
Dates:               Monday evenings, February 5th and 19th
Time:                6-8pm
Cost:                  $65
Materials:        2, 50gram skeins of sock yarn, US size 1.5 needles
Homework:    Cast on 64 stitches, join in the round, work 40 rounds of Knit 2, purl 2 ribbing.
Knitting Level:   Adventurous beginner.  Must be comfortable knitting in the round.

Register for Squircle Socks

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Fix Your Mistakes/Learn to Read Your Knitting 

Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, we all make mistakes in our knitting.  The key to advancing as a knitter is first learning to read your knitting and ultimately being able to recognize and repair any mistakes or mishaps you encounter along the way.  This 2 session class is a fantastic opportunity to get down to the knitty gritty with Linda as your guide.  You’ll come to the first class armed with a few swatches of garter and stockinette stitch and learn a laundry list of mishaps and techniques that will improve how you see your knitting and boost your confidence in fixing your mistakes as you make them.

Instructor:     Linda Lewis
Dates:             Tuesday evenings, February 13th & 20th
Time:              6-8pm
Cost:               $65
Materials:      Techniques covered and supply list provided at sign up
Knitting Level:  From beginner to advanced

Register for Fix Your Mistakes 

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Socks from the Toe Up with Ann Weaver!

Learn to knit socks from the toe up using the magic loop method!  Knitting from the toe up enables you to try on your socks as you knit, ensuring the best possible fit.  Once you master magic loop toe-up socks, you can try two-at-a-time toe up socks, eliminating second-sock syndrome from your knitting experiences!

In this workshop, we’ll knit a mini sock using worsted weight yarn.  We’ll cast on, shape the toe, shape the heel and bind off.  When you leave, you’ll be ready to cast on for a real sock using small needles if you choose.  We can start your full-sized sock at the end of the workshop if you’d like, so bring fingering weight yarn and a 32″ US size 1 or 2 circular needle if you have one.  If not, the shop will be stocked.

Instructor:     Ann Weaver
Date:               Saturday morning, February 24th
Time:              9:00am-Noon
Cost:                $50
Materials:      US size 7 circular needle, 32″ long or longer for magic loop, stitch marker, row counter, small amount of worsted weight yarn in a light color (20grams is plenty) for your mini sock
Knitting level:   Must be able to knit in the round in a small circumference using dpns.  Magic Loop will be covered in class.  Must be familiar with basic increases and dereases.

Register for Toe Up Socks

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Beginning Lace Knitting – the Waverly Weekend Cowl

In this one session class you’ll knit the beautiful little Waverly Weekend Cowl by Donna Brooks (a free Ravelry download), and in doing so, learn how to knit simple lace from a chart.  According to the designer, “the 8-row pattern repeat can easily be memorized so you can watch your favorite movie or binge-watch your favorite TV season…while you knit!”

Instructor:     Brenda Wilson
Date:                Sunday, March 4th
Time:               10:30am-Noon
Cost:                 $30
Materials:       220 yards of worsted weight yarn, US size 8, 24″ circular needle, 10 stitch markers (one of which is distinct to mark beginning of round.
Knitting Level:  Advanced beginner.

Register for Beginning Lace Knitting

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Starting and Finishing a Knitting Project

From swatching to seaming, there are many, many techniques to learn to make your finished object as beautiful as possible.  This two session demonstration/lecture class is a full explanation of the process of starting a project in the first class and finishing that project in the second.

Class one will cover everything you wanted (or didn’t want) to know about swatching, choosing the right fiber for the project, tools of the trade, cast on methods, favorite increases and decreases, knitting flat vs. in the round and basic garment construction.

Class two will delve into finishing with various seaming techniques, picking up stitches for armholes and necklines, the pros and cons of short row shoulder shaping and finally blocking.

An extremely valuable 4 hours of learning.

Instructor:         Linda Lewis
Dates:                  Monday evenings, March 12th and 19th
Time:                   6-8pm
Cost:                    $65
Materials:           Bring an open and curious mind, pen and paper for note taking!
Knitting Level:  Beginner to advanced

Register for Starting & Finishing Knits

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Afterthought Heel Workshop 

Are you a sock knitter who hates to knit a heel flap?  Join Ashley for this one session class to learn her favorite heel construction: the Afterthought Heel!  Students will bring an in-progress sock to work on and learn how to add the heel in a whole new way!

Instructor:         Ashley Tisdale Eggert
Date:                     Wednesday evening, March 14th
Time:                    6-8pm
Cost:                      $30
Materials:            List provided at sign up.
Knitting Level:  Students must have previous sock knitting experience.

Register for Afterthought Heel Workshop

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Two-at-a-Time Socks from the Toe Up with Ann Weaver

Learn to knit TWO SOCKS AT A TIME from the toe up using the magic loop method!  Knitting from the toe up enables you to try on your socks as you knit, ensuring the best possible fit!  This is a great follow up class to Ann’s Toe Up Sock class in February!

In this workshop, we’ll knit two mini-socks at the same time using worsted weight yarn.  We’ll cast on, shape the toes, shape the heels and bind off.  When you leave you’ll be ready to cast on for real socks using small needles if you choose.  We can start your full-sized sock at the end of the workshop if you like, so bring fingering weight yarn and a 32″ US size 1 or 2 circular needle if you have one.  If not, the shop will be stocked.

Instructor:     Ann Weaver
Date:               Sunday morning, March 25th
Time:              9am-Noon
Cost:               $50
Materials:      US size 7 circular needle, 32″ long or longer for magic loop, two stitch markers, row counter, small amount of worsted weight yarn in two different colors for knitting the mini socks (approx 20 grams).
Knitting level:  Must have sock knitting experience of any kind (toe up or top down)

Register for Two at a Time Toe Up Socks

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Entrelec with Ann Weaver:  Make a Clutch!

 Learn this fascinating textured knitting technique from designer and teacher, Ann Weaver.  Ann will take you through the steps for constructing an entrelec rectangle that can be finished into a stylish clutch purse using Quince & Co. Kestral.  This is an intermediate level class.  Class limited to 8 students.

Instructor:       Ann Weaver
Date:                   Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
Time:                  9am-Noon
Cost:                    $50
Materials:         Worsted weight scrap yarn for learning technique and US Size 7 or 8 needles.   2 skeins of Quince & Co. Kestrel in the color of your choice for your clutch  and US Size 10 needles.
Knitting level:  This is an intermediate level class

Register for this class

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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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November :  Forager’s Scarf by Nicola Hodges

We love this cozy, worsted/aran weight scarf that’s knit from point to point and wraps around luxuriously! Join us Thursday evenings in November to knit the Forager’s Scarf with other scarf-loving knitters!  The KAL begins November 2 and continues 11/9, 11/16 and 11/30!  6-8pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December:  Christmas Ornaments!

We can’t get enough of holiday making and we hope you’ll catch the bug too this month!  We have super easy Katrinkles wooden ornaments to embellish, a kit of knit ornaments to work on and at least one surprise new ornament to share in December.  Join us for some merry making each Thursday in December: 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th (for a post holiday roundup!)


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