Skill BuildersEKW
Skill Building Classes are designed to build new skills and are project based. The classes are listed by difficulty but do not necessarily need to be taken in order. Some of the classes listed below have a prerequisite of skills needed prior to taking that class. Skill building classes are scheduled on an individual or semi-private basis so there is no need to wait for them to show up on a class list.  We will coordinate a time with you and the teacher to find a class time that works for everyone. Classes must be paid for at the time of scheduling to ensure a reserved class time. Call or come in to set up a skill builder class. While tools such as needles are not required to be purchased from the store, supplies such as yarn needed should be purchased prior to the class.

Pricing
1 Session – $ 25
1 Session Extended  $ 35
2 Sessions – $35
3 Sessions – $45
4 Session – 55
Add a session – $20

Learn/Return to Knit: 3 sessions – $45 – plus materials
Students will complete 1 – 3 knitting projects depending on the students progress. Skills learned include: Long-tale cast on knitting & purling. (also increasing and decreasing, time permitted)

Knitting in the round: 2 Sessions – $35 – plus materials
l Students will learn to cast on and join using a round needle. Depending on project selected other skills will also be covered.  Prerequisite: Must be able to: Cast-on, Knit, Purl

Increases: 1 session – $25 – plus materials
Choose from a variety of projects to learn increases including Yarn Over, Make 1 or Knit in the Front and Back.
Prerequisite: Must be able to: Cast-on, Knit, Purl

Knitting in the round on 2 needles:2 Sessions $35 – plus materials. Students will learn how to use two circular needles in the place of Double Pointed.  The project for this class is a simple hat or baby hat. Prerequisite: Must be able to: Cast-on, Knit, Purl


Cabling: 1 Session Extended – $35 – plus materials
Learn three types of cables to make a cowl or scarf
Prerequisite: Must be able to: Cast-on, Knit, Purl

Learn yarn-overs:1 Session $25 – plus materials
Lean and perfect a yarn over while knitting this light and airy scarf.. Prerequisite: Must be able to: Cast-on, Knit, Purl


Intro to lace: 1 Session Extended – $35 – plus materials
Learn the tips and trick to successful lace knitting. (chart reading optional) This lovely worsted weight wrap is ideal for a first lace project.
Prerequisite: Must be able to: Cast-on, Knit, Purl


Intro to Short rows:2 Sessions $35 – plus materials
Lean wrap and turn style short rows as well as how to pick them up while making this lovely ruffled scarf
 Prerequisite: Must be able to: Cast-on, Knit, Purl

Colorwork: 1 Session Extended – $35 – plus materials l
Learn the art of stranding to create a lovely color work piece. Project vary and can be a cowl, hat or capelett.
Prerequisite: Must be able to: Cast-on, Knit, Purl and be comfortable knitting in the round.

Easy Baby Sweater: 2 Session – $35 – plus materials
This adorable little top will look great over a onesie or a dress. Available in a wide range of sizes is is knitted top-down with  yolk style. A perfect first garment.
Prerequisite: Must be able to: Cast-on, Knit, Purl

Provisional Cast on /Kitchener– 2 Sessions – $35 – plus materials l
Learn to provisionally cast-on as well as a mitered decrease while knitting this chevron cowl then kitchener for a seamless finish
Prerequisite: Must be able to: Cast-on, Knit, Purl

Top-down sweater: 4 Sessions – $55 – plus materials 
Learn to knit a sweater in one piece from the top down. This garment is customized to you as you make it and requires very little finishing (no seaming) .
Prerequisite: Must be able to: Cast-on, Knit, Purl


Fingerless/Mittens 2 at a time: 3 sessions – $45 – materials additional 
Learn to use the two circular method to knit your mittens two at a time. Choose from Simple mittens or Fingerless Mitts.
Prerequisite: Knitting in the round on 2 needles

Ravelry/Goodreader– 1 Session – $10 
Get assistance with Ravelry and setting up Goodreader for digital patterns

2 Socks on 2 Circs : 4 Sessions – $55-materials additional
Use the two circular method to learn  the construction socks. This basic DK sock pattern includes short-row heal and kitchenered toes.  (becomes a 3 session/35$ when taken consecutively with mitt class)
Prerequisite: Knitting 2 mitts in the round on 2 needles.

CLASS POLICIES

  • Yarn needed for class and knit-a-longs must be purchased at Elgin Knit Works.
  • Missed classes require a 24hr notice and must be made up with in two weeks of the missed class or the class expires. Student would then need to sign up again for the class to complete the project.
  • Class times are only reserved once classes have been paid for.
  • If a student does not complete their project in the allotted sessions, additional sessions are available for purchase
  • Classes are taught Wednesday’s through Saturday’s