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List of Classes - July, August, September 2017

Our lovely waterfront location provides a peaceful setting to enjoy knitting with friends, both old and new. We offer day and evening classes, including beginning knitting and crocheting, specialty classes, private appointments and scheduled drop-in help sessions. We also have special workshops with some of today's most popular and experienced teachers from around the world.

To see our Special Workshops, click here.

Skill Levels, Homework & Pattern Purchasing

When signing up for a class, please note the skill level required and if there is homework.
If you do not hear about homework from us, please call the shop and inquire. Homework is designated by an * after the class name. 

Novice: Never even held a pair of knitting needles? You are a novice.

Advanced Beginner: Know how to cast on and bind off, knit and purl, increase and decrease without supervision.

Intermediate: Know a variety of stitches, how to use double points, knit in the round, and mid-level shaping without supervision.

Advanced: Know lace stitches and intricate stitch patterns, Fair Isle, and how to short row without supervision.

PATTERN INFORMATION: What does “purchase at shop”, “in-store Ravelry purchase” or “obtain at Ravelry.com” all mean?

Ways to obtain patterns continue to evolve. If a pattern on the ABYC Materials List indicates it can be purchased at the shop, that’s easy. We’ll just charge you for the pattern and hand you a hard copy. 

Some Ravelry patterns allow you to pay “in-store” and then Ravelry sends it to your Ravelry account or your personal email.

There are still other Ravelry patterns you can download either free or with payment on your own. 


 NOTE: If there is a class that you would like to take but it’s not offered when you are available, please let us know. Often we get requests to add a class at a different time, day, etc. If there are enough people interested we will certainly try and do that.

Class Policy: Class fee must be paid in advance to reserve your space. Class materials must be purchased at the shop in advance of the class. Teachers reserve the right to cancel a class with less than three sign-ups or a KAL with less than five sign-ups.

Cancellation Policy: Class and workshop fees are refundable or transferable up to two weeks before the start of the class. We cannot refund or transfer after that. 


For homework and materials lists, please click here.

To Download a PDF copy of the class list, click here.


Bring in any knitting or crocheting project you need help with. This is also the place to come to get started on a project. You must know basic knitting or crocheting skills to attend these sessions.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. plus
Saturdays    9 a.m. - 12 noon and Wednesday evenings  6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Session fee: $8.

Unable to attend our usual drop-in help sessions or need more individual help? Now you can schedule a one hour private appointment with Debbie.  
Fee is $45 per hour. 

KNIT /CROCHET: BEGINNING & BEYOND      Skill Level: Novice & Beginner
We now offer a combo class for those who want a beginning knit or crochet class, as well as for those who have completed the basic class but want to move forward with their new skills. Novices will learn the basics of knitting or crocheting with an easy first project. Those who have learned to knit or crochet can spread their wings with assistance. 
Three or Four sessions. Class fee is $65, plus materials.
Thursdays, Aug., 10, 17, 24 & 31  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn
Saturdays, Aug. 19, 26, Sept. 2 & 16  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter
Sundays, Sept. 10, 17, 24 & Oct. 1 (knit only)  10:00 a.m. - Noon     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett
Thursdays, Sept. 14, 21 & 28 • 6:00 - 8:30 pm.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn


intro-to-weaving-sINTRO TO WEAVING      Skill Level: Novice
Curious about weaving? Now you can learn to weave on a Cricket rigid heddle loom right here at ABYC! Carla will teach you to set up the loom and weave a beautiful scarf using a variety of yarns. This little loom is the equivalent of a 2-harness loom, allowing you to weave items such as table runners, placemats, purses, bags and more. The skills and techniques you learn using a rigid heddle loom also transfer to other types of looms, including table and floor looms. Another great way to play with fabulous yarns.
Workshop fee is $75 plus materials and $20 loom rental fee.
Sunday, July 30, Sunday, August 6
or Sunday, Sept. 24  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

weaverschoiceTHE WEAVER’S CHOICE*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg./Intermediate
Hmmm, decisions, decisions! First decide between a scarf, a cowl or a bag. Then select one of the two color-and-weave patterns: Hounds Tooth or Log Cabin. These techniques use a sequence of light, dark and color to create a narrow plaid-like design. The result is stunning! Pre-requisite: Completion of “Intro to Weaving” at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom without supervision.
One session. Workshop fee: $65, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Sunday, July 23  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

TIMELESS TABLE RUNNER*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg./Intermediate
Weave a beautiful table runner using the Log Cabin pattern – a classic design that compliments many styles and tastes. This technique uses a sequence of light, dark and color to create a narrow plaid-like design. The result is stunning! Pre-requisite: Completion of “Intro to Weaving” at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom.
One session. Workshop fee: $65 plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Sunday, August 27  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

3littlewoventowelsCHARMING LITTLE TOWELS!*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner/Intermediate
Little hand towels – the perfect finishing touch to any of your holiday decorating. Or the perfect gift for someone special! Use Brook’s Bouquet, a hand-manipulated lace technique to create an image in your woven hand towel. Think of all the design possibilities, for placemats, napkins, decorative pillow and more! Pre-requisite: Completion of “Intro to Weaving” at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom.
One session. Workshop fee: $50, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Saturday, September 16  12:30 - 4:00 p.m.


rumplestiltskinsockscozychecksocks“SELECT YOUR SKILL LEVEL” SOCK KAL*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg./Intermediate Sock
Jennyfer has selected two verybusymonkey sock patterns for this summer’s sock KAL. If you have taken Sock 101, but consider yourself still a beginner sock knitter, you might select Cozy Check Socks, an attractive but simple, top down pattern for relaxed knitting. More experienced sock knitters will love Rumpelstiltskin, from verybusymonkey’s VBM Collection. This sock has lovely details. Both patterns include written and charted instructions.
Three sessions. KAL fee is $20 plus materials.
Thursdays, July 13, 20 & 27  10:00 a.m. - Noon.     Led by: Jennyfer Davis

stripedbagSTRIPED KNITTED BAG     Skill Level: Adv. Beg./Intermediate
Make a splash with a colorfully striped summer bag. You’ll knit in the round using different colors and textures of yarn to create your own palette. The adjustable knitted strap adds versatility. Use as a purse, a knitting bag or as a gift for someone special.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Mondays, July 17, 24 & 31  10:00 a.m. - Noon     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

langofroses“LANGUAGE OF ROSES” LACE KAL*     Skill Level: Advanced Lace
This gorgeous shawl designed by Aino Haikala, is light, airy and feminine. It is a modular design, so you can knit it any size you want. You can also add beads for shimmer. Model knitted in Claudia Hand Painted Silk Lace, but instructions available for fingering weight also. Students must be comfortable reading charts.
Three sessions. KAL fee: $20 plus materials.
Mondays, July 17, August 21, September 18  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.   Led by: Madison St. John

magic loopTECHNIQUE CLASS: MAGIC LOOP*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner
Fearful of double-pointed needles? Then learn the Magic Loop method to knit in the round—no matter how small the circumference of your project. You’ll be able to adapt this technique to socks, gloves, purses and more. This class is a pre-requisite for Sandra’s Toe-Up Sock class that begins August 18.
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Friday, July 28  10:00 - Noon     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

socks101SOCKS 101*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner
In Socks 101 you’ll make your very first sock on larger size dpns with worsted weight yarn. The knitting will be fun, fast and easy and you’ll learn the basics…then you’ll be ready for all those wonderful sock patterns you’ve been admiring around the shop. Students must be comfortable knitting with dpns.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Wednesdays, August 16, 23 & 30  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.     Instructor: Jennyfer Davis

THURSDAY EVENING KAL*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg. & up
Our fun Thursday night KALs return with Pattini Shawl, a sideways, bias multi-colored triangular shawl designed by Sandra D. Carter. Make a splash by creating your own palette with four colors from any of our sport weight yarns. Select cotton, linen or wool blends. Look forward to wrapping yourself in pure joy!
Three sessions. KAL fee: $20 plus materials.
Thursdays, August 17, 24 & 31  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.     Led by: Sandra D. Carter & Jennyfer Davis

toeupsockYOUR FIRST “TOE UP” SOCK*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner
To teach you “toe up” sock knitting Sandra has adapted Rye, a worsted weight sock pattern by tincanknits. Using the Magic Loop method you will work “toe up” which makes for a perfect fit every time! Plus knitting them with worsted weight yarn will make the project go very quickly. Sandra’s Magic Loop class on July 28 is a pre-requisite if you are not familiar with the Magic Loop method.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Fridays August 18, 25 & September 1  9:00 - 11 a.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

summerflies“SUMMER FLIES” SHAWLETTE*     Skill Level: Intermediate
Since our summers seem to fly by this lacy, gently crescent shawlette can be worn and enjoyed year -round, especially because you can knit it in a DK or worsted weight yarn. Donna Griffin’s butterfly and lace motif is accented by a knotted openwork trellis. The shawl is worked top-down and ends with a picot edge. Pattern is written only.
Three sessions. Class fee is $50 plus materials.
Mondays, September 11, 18 & 25  10:00 a.m. - Noon     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

TECHNIQUE CLASS: TIPS & TRICKS TO FIX IT*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner
If you find you need to back out your knitting to fix a mistake, or maybe aren’t sure what to do, come spend a couple valuable hours learning and practicing a variety of tricks to fix your mistakes. You’ll feel empowered!
Two sessions. Class fee is $40 plus materials.
Mondays, September 11 & 25  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn

CONTINENTAL KNITTING     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner
Want to know why some European knitters knit so fast? Ever envied the speed with which Continental knitters complete a project? You, too, can learn this efficient technique for knitting and purling-- in just one class. Just think, faster to the fun!
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Wednesday, September 20 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

cablesTECHNIQUE CLASS: CABLES*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Have you always wanted to learn to knit cables? This easy scarf is a great way to learn. Select from one of several wools or wool blends for a scarf you'll be proud to give as a special gift – or wear yourself.
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Friday, September 22  10:00 - Noon     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

fair isleTECHNIQUE CLASS: FAIR ISLE*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Sandra D. loves Fair Isle and loves to share this traditional technique that has been around for generations. In one session you’ll learn to add color designs to anything you knit.
One session. Class fee: $30, plus materials.
Friday, September 29  10:00 - Noon     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter


You are welcome to join the following groups. Please call if you'd like more information.

ABYC Sock Club: Wednesdays June 7, July 5, August 2 & September 6 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Annex Knitting/Crocheting: 
Every Friday (with some exceptions TBA) • 2 - 5 p.m.
Knit & Practice Spanish: 
June 7, 21, July, August, September TBA • 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.


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