Classes

Winter 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. _______________________________________________________________

Winter, 2017-2018 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.  

 

Instructor:               Ashley Eggert
Dates & Times:      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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The Albers Cowl with Ann Weaver

Join Ann Weaver to explore color theory and modular knitting technique!  The Albers Cowl is made of 3 unique squares that are then sewn together to make a pullover cowl using fingering weight yarn. Each square is comprised of several different colors and the arrangement of the colors changes in each square.  This pattern is Ann’s homage to artist Josef Albers and his spirit of experimentation with color.

Instructor:   Ann Weaver
Date:              Sunday, March 18th
Time:             9am – Noon
Cost:              $50
Materials:     Albers Cowl printed pattern (available at Woolworks), 350-450 yards of fingering weight yarn in several colors (students may choose colors the day of the class).  US size 2 needle.
Knitting Level:   Advanced beginner

Register for Albers Cowl Class

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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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Making in the Morning:  Learn to Knit or Learn to Sew with Woolworks and Domesticity Fabrics & Craft Studio!

 

Are you a knitter who’d like to learn to sew on a machine or a sewing enthusiast who has always wanted to learn to knit?  Be sure to mark your calendars for our first collaborative event with Domesticity Sewing and Craft Studio!  We’re teaming up to teach both skills in a two session workshop at Woolworks.  We’ll have coffee, breakfast treats and an opportunity to mingle with many creative souls on two upcoming Sunday mornings.   Beginning knitters will learn knitting and purling and progress to making a washcloth and possibly start on a bigger project by week two.  Beginning sewers will learn the basics of sewing on a machine and make a pincushion in the first session and progress to a zipper pouch in the second.  All materials will be provided for the week one class and a 10% off coupon will be provided for any materials you wish to purchase for week 2.

To register, click on the links below where you’ll be directed to a payment portal.  Please note that you are registering for 2 sessions and be sure to click on EITHER Learn to knit or Learn to Sew when you register.  We can’t wait to see you for this Charm City crafting collaboration!

Instructors:    Amy, Karen & Brenda for Learn to Knit
Christina from Domesticity for Learn to Sew
Dates:                Sunday mornings, February 25th and March 4th
Time:                 9:00am-Noon
Cost:                  $95 which includes 6 hours of instruction, refreshments and all materials for Week 1
Location:          Woolworks, 6117 Falls Road, Baltimore

Register for Learn to Knit

Register for Learn to Sew

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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 11th
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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Charm City Yarn Crawl:  April 6-15th, 2018!

The time is drawing near for the annual Charm City Yarn Crawl!  Join us for a fun 10 days of events, a discount on your yarn purchases and a fab tote bag.  Bags will be available for  purchase in March, but mark your calendars and start planning your route now!

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Lori Versaci Weekend:  Trunk Show, Workshops & KAL

We’re thrilled to welcome talented designer Lori Versaci to Woolworks this April 13th & 14th for a fantastic series of events.  On Friday evening we’re hosting a Trunk Show and Yarn Tasting, featuring Woolfolk Yarns with Lori presiding!  Join us for a glass of wine and peruse the gorgeous garments that Lori has designed.  Woolfolk Yarns will provide a goodie bag for each attendee with yarn samples and wonderful door prize.

Saturday brings a workshop that you won’t want to miss: Knitting a Successful Sweater.  Lori describes this as a class for sweater knitters new and old, with guidance on everything from what designs are best for me? How do I choose the right yarn?  Which size do I knit?  Do I really have to swatch?  What does blocking mean for a sweater?  This 3 hour intensive and interactive workshop will provide a wealth of valuable information to make you a more confident and successful knitter.  You’ll have a small homework assignment that ensures that you’ll get personal guidance from Lori on what’s best for YOU.

Saturday afternoon we’re hosting a Versaciknits KAL kick off!  Come in and choose a Versaciknits pattern and get started with Lori at your side.  A great supplement to the morning workshop or just an opportunity to have expert guidance getting started on a pattern of Lori’s you’ve always wanted to try.  Check out all of Lori’s designs on Ravelry: Versaciknits 

Instructor:   Lori Versaci
Dates:           Friday evening Trunk Show/Yarn Tasting, April 13th from 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday Sweater Workshop, April 14th from 9:00am-Noon
Saturday afternoon KAL Kickoff, April 14th from 1:00-3:00pm
Times:          As above
Costs:            Friday evening Trunk Show/Yarn Tasting:  $10
Knitting a Successful Sweater Workshop:  $85
Versaciknits KAL Kickoff:  Free

Materials:    Provided at sign up.

Register for Trunk Show/Yarn Tasting

Register for Knitting a Successful Sweater Class

Register for Versaciknits KAL Kickoff

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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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February and March: Modern Icelandic by Lars Rains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re dedicating two months’ worth of KAL nights to the Modern Icelandic Sweater for the Winter 2017/2018 Vogue Knitting.  Knit from the bottom up in the round to the armholes, the fun starts when you join both sleeves and body and do the beautiful color work yoke.  This is a GREAT way to learn about fair isle knitting in the company of others!  Join us in February and March on Thursday evenings to make this pretty sweater!

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