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List of Classes - May, June, July, August 2019

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, crocheting, weaving and 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? 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 to your personal email. There are still other Ravelry patterns that 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, click here .

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



Spinning - drop spindleSPINNING 101: INTRO WITH DROP SPINDLE     Skill Level: Novice
A great introduction to spinning your own yarn. During these three sessions, Judy Kamei will show you how to spin using a drop spindle and introduce you to the fibers used for spinning. You'll learn different techniques when spinning with roving, i.e. "park and draft," "thigh rolling," and "suspended spinning," plus how to "wind the coop." Don’t worry…you'll learn the definitions also! Maybe you'll even get a test drive on a spinning wheel…this may start you on a whole new fiber path!
Three sessions. Workshop fee: $75 plus materials.
Saturdays, July 13, 20 & August 3 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.



INTRO TO WEAVING*     Skill Level: Novice
Curious about weaving? Learn to weave on a Cricket rigid heddle loom right here at ABYC! You will learn 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.
One session. Workshop fee: $75, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Each workshop is one session and offered on the following dates from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22
or Sunday, June 9 or Wednesday, June 26 or Sunday, July 7

Weaving---There--Back-again-Scarf"THERE AND BACK AGAIN" SCARF*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg. and up
Clasped warp weaving is a straightforward technique that produces a dynamic result. You'll enjoy wearing this scarf but be prepared to answer, "How did you do that?" over and over again. Pre-requisite: Completion of "Intro to Weaving" at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently.
One session. Workshop fee: $65, plus materials
Sunday, May 19  9:00 - 4:00 p.m. or Wednesday, July 17  9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

WEAVING WORKSHOP!     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner and up
Need some help? Need some answers? Need to know you’re not alone out there? Then come join Carla for a Weaving Workshop. The morning session will be warping your loom. Bring your yarn, loom and accessories so you can warp in class. The afternoon session will cover weaving techniques, problem solving (broken threads, warping errors) and finishing options. You are welcome to sign up for one or both sessions. This is a review class to reinforce skills learned in previous classes or to get help on specific projects. This is not an alternative to Introduction to Weaving.
Two sessions. Workshop fee: $30, plus materials, for each session
Sunday, June 2 or Wed., Aug 28  Morning sessions 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Afternoon sessions 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Weaving---Favorite-DishtowelYOUR NEW FAVORITE DISHTOWEL*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg. /Intermediate
Does having a favorite dishtowel seem odd to you? Just wait until you use a handwoven one. Yes, they make great gifts, but you'll want some of your own. You'll produce two waffle weave towels in organic cotton---a great combination of form and function. This could be the start of a beautiful relationship! Pre-requisite: Completion of "Intro to Weaving" at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently.
One session. Workshop fee: $65, plus materials
Wednesday, June 5  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or Sunday, August 4  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Skill Level: Intermediate/Adv.

Weaving with two heddles doubles the weaving width of your loom. Using two heddles, two pick-up sticks and special incantations, you will produce a lovely cloth woven in two layers that magically opens up to become your new table runner. Merlin would be proud!
Pre-requisite: Completion of "Intro to Weaving" and one other class at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently.
One session. Workshop fee: $65, plus materials
Sunday, June 23 • 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. or Wednesday, July 10 • 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Weaving---Cute-Woven-BagCUTE LITTLE WOVEN BAG*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg./Intermediate
Who doesn't need another cute little bag? Weave a couple circles and a rectangle, add some fabric, a pair of handles and after a little bit of stitching you’ll have a fun accessory for yourself or to give as a gift. Pre-requisite: Completion of "Intro to Weaving" at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently and have some basic sewing skills.
Two sessions. Workshop fee: $65, plus materials
Sundays, June 30  9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and July 14  12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
or Wednesdays, August 7  9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and August 21  12:30 - 4:00 p.m.


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 Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. plus
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 noon and Thursday evenings 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Session fee: $8.

DROP-IN HELP with MARY LAMMÉ (knitting only)
We are now offering Drop-in Help with Mary on Monday mornings. In addition to helping you with your knitting projects, Mary is our resident expert on brioche and mosaic knitting. Just remember, you must know basic knitting skills to attend these sessions.
Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Session fee: $8.

Unable to attend our usual drop-in help sessions or need more individual help? You can schedule a one-hour private appointment with Debbie or Mary. Call the shop for more information. 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 sessions. Class fee is $65, plus materials.
Sundays, May 12, 19 & 26 (knit only)  10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallet
Sundays, June 16, 30 & July 14 (knit only) • 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett
Saturdays, July 6, 13 & 20 • 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter
Tuesdays, July 23, 30 & Aug. 6 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn
Sundays, July 28, Aug. 4 & 11 (knit only) • 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett
Saturdays, August 10, 17 & 24 • 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

all 18 Fair Isle ClassTECHNIQUE CLASS: FAIR ISLE*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Sandra D. loves Fair Isle and enjoys sharing 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, May 10 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.       Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

Sq by Sq  AfghanSQUARE BY SQUARE CHUNKY AFGHAN*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner and up
This is a great project for beginners who have completed our Beginner & Beyond class and now want to tackle a bigger project, bite by bite. Each month you'll knit a 12" x 12" square and learn new pattern stitches. At the end of 12 months you'll have a soft, chunky afghan to curl up under. This class will continue to be offered so you can complete all the squares. This class is offered day or evening.
Four sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Mondays, May 13, June 17, July 15, August 12 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
or Tuesdays, May 28, June 18, July 16 & Aug. 6 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.    Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

Fall 18 Intro to BriocheTECHNIQUE CLASS: INTRO TO BRIOCHE KNITTING*   Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
This is for all of you who have wanted to enter the world of squishy and comfy brioche knitting. Mary will teach you the basics of two-color brioche and give you the skills to branch out. Just think…there may be brioche hats, scarves, shawls and even sweaters in your future!
One session. Class fee: $30, plus materials.
Wednesday, May 15  10:30 - 1:30 p.m.      Instructor: Mary Lammé 

Floral Lace Crossbody Bag - SorreiaFLORAL LACE SUMMER CROSSBODY BAG*     Skill Level: Intermediate
Donna Yacino’s Sorreia bag screams to be taken out on the town this summer. Whether it’s a daytime or evening event your little bag will get all the attention. The lovely floral lace design is knitted as a rectangle, then folded and finished off with a sophisticated I-cord bind off and cross-body strap. Pattern is both charted & written. You’ll learn to knit either a bobble or popcorn stitch, eyelet, twisted stitches and I-cord bind off. Plan to make more than one.
Two sessions. Class fee: $40, plus materials.
Mondays, May 20 & June 3 • 1:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallet

Tilted Texture - BlueTILTED TEXTURE SHAWL KAL*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
A variety of stitches makes this reversible shawl interesting and fun to knit. You begin with just two stitches and watch it grow into a right triangle. Instructions are both written and charted. Knit in a favorite fingering, sport or dk yarn or try a new one. Jennyfer knit her model in Lana Grossa’s incredibly soft and lovely Ecopuno, which has many colors to choose from. Come enjoy this summer KAL with friends, both old and new.
Three sessions. KAL fee: $20, plus materials.
Mondays, May 20, June 3 & 17 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.     Led by: Jennyfer Davis & Sandra D. Carter

Skill Level: Intermediate & up

Take your Fair Isle knitting beyond the basics with additional stranding techniques, multiple steek options, design, and color planning. Stranded purls and the Norwegian purl stitch will be covered. Students should be comfortable with basic Fair Isle and stranding.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Wednesdays, May 29, June 12 & 19 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé 

Skill Level: Adventurous Adv. Beginner & up

Enthralled with the look of mosaic knitting? Now you can learn colorwork in mosaic knitting style including chart reading. Begin with this introductory class so you can move on to many other items like shawls, hats and sweaters, etc.
One session. Class fee: $30, plus materials.
Thursday, June 6 • 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

IMG952019032095093558TWELVE TEXTURED BLOCKS FOR BABY*     Skill Level: Advanced Beginner & up
Every baby deserves a cuddly blanket full of interesting textures to keep their little hands busy. This blanket is knitted in one piece but features 12 different patterns. Special enough for the new baby in your life! Start it this summer and you’ll have ready for a little fall arrival. This class is offered either day or evening.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Wednesdays, June 18, July 2 & 16 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn
or Wednesdays, July 24, August 7 & 21 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Brioche Lace Kelp GardenBRIOCHE LACE "KELP GARDEN" SHAWL*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner Brioche Knitter
Now that you've mastered basic brioche, hone your skills with this stunning triangular shawl by Meaghan Schmaltz. By using two contrasting colors you’ll be able to showcase the lovely "lace" design inspired by the kelp bulbs off the shores of La Jolla. Pattern is both written and charted. Students must have experience knitting brioche.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Thursdays, June 20, July11 & 18  1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

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 to wear yourself.
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Friday, June 28 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

Little Lace Shawl - MairaLITTLE LACE SHAWL WITH PIZZAZZ*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner/Intermediate
We took a sweet, simple shawl pattern by Amy Christoffers, knit it holding two fabulous yarns together and it's spectacular! The garter stitch body is framed by a simple lace repeat that is worked as you go. It’s an easy way to try your hand at lace knitting, plus it's a quick knit using a US11 needle. Stop in and see all the wonderful yarn combinations you could use.
Two sessions. Class fee: $40, plus materials.
Mondays, July 1 & 8  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

40158PICbrhxweab8TeN1 PIC2018JOLLY HOLIDAY STOCKING* Skill Level: Adventuresome Adv. Beginner and up
Don't be caught Christmas Eve without a stocking to hang! Get a head start this summer. Join us and knit a festive, stranded stocking. Mary and Jennyfer will have several designs so you can select the one you like best. There are five sessions so you can fit as many as you need into your schedule. Once you get started you can work at your own pace. Some sock knitting and/or stranded knitting experience helpful but not required.
Five sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Wednesdays, July 10, 17, August 14, Sept, 18 & Oct. 16  1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     
Instructors: Mary Lammé & Jennyfer Davis

Mosaic Shawl Herbarium"HERBARIUM" MOSAIC SHAWL* Skill Level: Adv. Beginner Mosaic
This is a great project for those who have taken Intro to Mosaic and now want to venture out. Lisa Hannes' pattern plays with a combination of garter stitch, stripes, and a beautiful mosaic motif. The effect
of reversing the two contrasting colors provides extra interest. Herbarium is a large sideways bias-knit triangle. The pattern gives both written and charted instructions.
Two sessions. Class fee: $40, plus materials.
Thursdays, July 11 & August 1  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

socks-101SOCKS 101*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
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.
Thursdays, July 11, 18 & 25 • 1:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Jennyfer Davis

Never Too Early Holidays -Mini Stockings

Skill Level: Adv. Beginner and up

Get a head start this summer on those fun holiday decorations. Jennyfer and Sandra have a variety of mini-sized, festive items you can use to "holiday" up any room in your house…or give as hostess gifts. Join us on these Friday mornings, select what rings your holiday bell, and our little elves will get you started.
Two sessions. Workshop fee: $20 per session, plus materials.
Fridays, July 12 & 19  10:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructors: Sandra D. Carter & Jennyfer Davis

Magic Loop

TECHNIQUE CLASS: MAGIC LOOP*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Fearful of double-pointed needles? Then learn the Magic Loop method so you can 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.
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Friday, July 26 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

Continental KnittingCONTINENTAL 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.
Tuesday, July 30 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

Rye-SockTOE-UP MAGIC LOOP SOCK*    Skill Level: Intermediate
Learn the "toe-up" method of knitting socks using magic loop. Students not familiar with "magic loop" should first take Sandra's Technique class on Friday, July 26. Knitting with worsted weight yarn, you'll learn Judy's Magic Cast On and a "Fleegle" heel… "Look, Mom, no holes!"
Three sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Tuesdays, August 6, 13 & 20 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

TECHNIQUE CLASS: TIPS & TRICKS TO FIX IT*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
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
Two sessions. Class fee is $40 plus materials.
Tuesdays, August 20 & 27 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn


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

Charity Knitting: Mondays, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12   11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Books & Fiber Club: TBD
Annex Knitting/Crocheting: Every Friday (with some exceptions TBA)  1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Knit & Practice Spanish with Shari: First & Third Wednesdays  5:00 - 6:30 p.m.


At ABYC we are proud of our 19 years serving the fiber enthusiasts of Southern CA and beyond. Whether you are an existing or potential customer, a knitter, crocheter, weaver or spinner, we welcome you to our community. We believe that the love of fiber, color and texture is just one more way to bring us all together in this world. Please join us!
Cindy, Judy and your friends at ABYC



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