Knitting ClassesEKW

KNITTING CLASSES IN DOWNTOWN ELGIN

Elgin Knit Works offers a wide variety of knitting classes to fit every skill level from beginner to advanced. The classes below are listed by difficulty but do not necessarily need to be taken in order. Please review the prerequisite skills needed prior to registering for each class. Knitting classes are scheduled on an individual or semi-private basis and are available Wednesday’s through Saturday’s. Your class time will be coordinated with you and the teacher. To ensure your reserved class time, payment must be received in full at the time of scheduling. All classes are held in our Downtown Elgin knit shop.

To register, click one of the “Request Class” buttons below, call us at 847-627-4700 or stop-in to the store. While tools such as needles are not required to be purchased from the store, supplies such as yarn, should be purchased prior to class from Elgin Knit Works.

We look forward to sharing our love of knitting with you, and to helping you create something beautifully unique!

Elgin Knit Works

LEARN/RETURN TO KNIT

You’ll complete 1 – 3 projects depending upon your progress. Skills learned include long-tale cast on knitting & purling (also increasing & decreasing, time permitted).

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
None

TIME COMMITMENT
Three Sessions

COST
$45 Plus Materials

Elgin Knit Works

KNITTING IN THE ROUND

In this class, students will learn how to cast on and join using a round needle. Depending on the specific project selected, other skills may also be covered as time permits.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
Two Sessions

COST
$35 Plus Materials

Elgin Knit Works

IN THE ROUND 2 NEEDLES

This useful class teaches how to use 2 circular needles in the place of double pointed. The project for this class will be a simple hat or a cute little baby hat.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
Two Sessions

COST
$35 Plus Materials

Elgin Knit Works

INCREASES

Choose from a variety of projects to learn increases including yarn over, make 1 or knit in the front and back.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
One Session

COST
$25 Plus Materials

Elgin Knit Works

CABLING

This is a great class to learn all about cabling. You’ll learn three types of cables to make an attractive cowl or scarf.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
One Extended Session

COST
$35 Plus Materials

Elgin Knit Works

YARN-OVERS

Come learn and perfect your yarn over skills while knitting a light and airy scarf. This is a fun class for all levels!

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
One Session

COST
$25 Plus Materials

Elgin Knit Works

INTRO TO LACE

Learn the tips and trick to successful lace knitting (chart reading optional) as we create a lovely worsted weight wrap.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
One Extended Session

COST
$35 Plus Materials

Elgin Knit Works

INTRO TO SHORT ROWS

Learn wrap and turn style short rows as well as how to pick them up while making this a beautiful ruffled scarf.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
Two Sessions

COST
$35 Plus Materials

Elgin Knit Works

COLOR WORK

Learn the art of stranding to create a lovely color work piece. The class project varies and can be a cowl, hat or capelett.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit, Purl & Knitting in the Round

TIME COMMITMENT
One Extended Session

COST
$35 Plus Materials

Elgin Knit Works

EASY BABY SWEATER

This adorable little top for baby will look great over a onesie or dress. Available in a wide range of sizes. Knitted top-down with yolk style.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
Two Sessions

COST
$35 Plus Materials

Elgin Knit Works

PROVISIONAL CAST ON/KITCHENER

Learn to provisionally cast-on, as well learn a mitered decrease while knitting a chevron cowl, then kitchener for a seamless finish!

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
Two Sessions

COST
$35 Plus Materials

Elgin Knit Works

TOP-DOWN SWEATER

Knit a beautiful sweater in one piece from the top down. This garment will be customized to you as you go and requires very little finishing.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
Four Sessions

COST
$55 Plus Materials

Elgin Knit Works

FINGERLESS MITTENS
TWO AT A TIME

Learn to use the two circular method to knit your cozy mittens quick … two at a time! Choose from the popular Simple mittens or Fingerless Mitts.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Knitting in the Round on 2 Needles

TIME COMMITMENT
Three Sessions

COST
$45 Plus Materials

Elgin Knit Works

RAVELRY/
GOODREADER

For just $10 you can come to Elgin Knit Works and get personal assistance with Ravelry and setting up Goodreader for digital patterns!

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
NONE

TIME COMMITMENT
One Session

COST
$10

Elgin Knit Works

TWO SOCKS
ON TWO CIRCS

Use the two circular method to learn socks! This basic DK sock pattern includes short-row heal & kitchenered toes. Take with mittens to save $10!

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Knitting 2 Mitts in the Round on 2 Needles

TIME COMMITMENT
Four Sessions

COST
$55 Plus Materials

Multi Color Yarn

EASY BABY SWEATER

This adorable little top for baby will look great over a onesie or dress. Available in a wide range of sizes. Knitted top-down with yolk style.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
Two Sessions

COST
$35 Plus Materials

Multi Color Yarn

BABY SWEATER

Choose from shawl collared or hooded. Learn the top-down raglan style as well as picking up for buttons or short-rows and knitting sleeves.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
Four Sessions

COST
$55 Plus Materials

Multi Color Yarn

EASY PONCHO

Learn how to make a stylish poncho. You’ll be excited to know that a poncho is actually easier to knit than a sweater, plus it will fit nearly anyone!

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
Two Sessions

COST
$35 Plus Materials

Multi Color Yarn

FIRST TIME
TOP-DOWN SWEATER VEST

Learn to knit this simple garment knitted from the top down. You’ll learn yolk style increases and also be happy this item requires very little finishing (no seaming).

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
Three Sessions

COST
$45 Plus Materials

Multi Color Yarn

LET'S KNIT ANOTHER
TOP-DOWN SWEATER

Learn how to knit a beautiful sweater in one piece from the top down. This garment will be customized to you as you go and requires very little finishing (no seaming).

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
Four Sessions

COST
$55 Plus Materials

Multi Color Yarn

FIRST TIME
TOP-DOWN JACKET SWEATER

Learn to knit a sweater in one piece from the top down in raglan construction. Also learn how to pick up for the neck, create button holes and knit on two-circs for seamless sleeves.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Cast-on, Knit & Purl

TIME COMMITMENT
Five Sessions

COST
$60 Plus Materials

Multi Color Yarn

BEGINNING TOP-DOWN
LACE SWEATER

Practice top-down technique while learning how to pick up for the neck, create button holes and knit sleeves on two-circs for seamless sleeves.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Completed First Top-Down Sweater

TIME COMMITMENT
Four Sessions

COST
$55 Plus Materials

Multi Color Yarn

FINGERLESS MITTENS
TWO AT A TIME

Learn to use the two circular method to knit your cozy mittens quick … two at a time! Choose from the popular Simple mittens or Fingerless Mitts.

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Knitting in the Round on 2 Needles

TIME COMMITMENT
Three Sessions

COST
$45 Plus Materials

Multi Color Yarn

TWO SOCKS
ON TWO CIRCS

Use the two circular method to learn socks! This basic DK sock pattern includes short-row heal & kitchenered toes. Take with mittens to save $10!

KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED
Knitting 2 Mitts in the Round on 2 Needles

TIME COMMITMENT
Four Sessions

COST
$55 Plus Materials

CLASS POLICIES

Yarn needed for class and knit-a-longs must be purchased at Elgin Knit Works.

Missed classes require 24-hour notice and must be made up within two weeks of the missed class or the class expires. Student then need to sign-up again for the class to complete the project.

Class times are only reserved once classes have been paid for in full.

Classes are taught on Wednesday’s through Saturday’s and some classes have prerequisites.

If project is not completed in the allotted sessions, additional sessions are available for purchase.

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

Individual sessions are available for projects purchased at Elgin Knit Works.

1 Session: $25

2 Sessions/Extended: $35

3 Sessions: $45