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Knitting Essentials
Finishing Beautifully
Grow Your Skills
Knitting for Hands and Feet
Knitting for Head and Neck
Shawls, Shrugs, and Scarves
Sweaters That Fit YOU
Knitting for Little Ones
Holiday Knitting


 Knitting Essentials

Get the basics down in these beginner level classes
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Beginning Knitting

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Worsted weight wool yarn in a light color (we recommend Galway Worsted) and size 8 bamboo needles (we recommend KA bamboo straight needles). You’ll also need a darning needle for the second class.
Optional: A beginning knitting book such as the TNNA Learn to Knit pamphlet, Stitch’n’Bitch, or Teach Yourself Visually Knitting – all available at Yarnivore
Prerequisites: None!
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Two 2-hour sessions.

Learn the basics and get yourself knitting! In this class you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. You’ll also learn how to combine knitting and purling to create different stitch patterns and textures, common knitting terms, and the basics of reading a pattern.

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Intermediate Knitting

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: Worsted weight yarn in a light color,
  size 8 needles - straight, 16"-long circulars, 36"-long circulars, and double-points

Optional: A beginning knitting book such as the TNNA Learn to Knit pamphlet, Stitch’n’Bitch, or Teach Yourself Visually Knitting – all available at Yarnivore
Prerequisites: None!
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Three 2-hour sessions

In this class you will learn to increase and decrease, to knit in the round, to read a knitting pattern, and some fun new stitch patterns. FREE patterns are included for a hat, a baby blanket, felted coasters and more. By the end of class you will have a finished hat, knit seamlessly in the round!
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Knockout Knits & Perfect Purls

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Worsted weight basic yarn in a light color (wool or wool blends are best, but any yarn will do), straight or circular needles in sizes 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 (yup, bring all of them
Prerequisites: You should already know how to do basic knitting
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

Do you have gaps in between rows? Uneven stitches? Too tight or too loose edges? We can fix all that! In this class, we’ll hone your knitting and purling skills to give you beautiful, even stitches, beautiful edges, and pretty purls. Make your knitting look HANDMADE, not homemade!


Swatches Needed
  Swatch 1:
Cast on 30 stitches, knit every row for 60 rows, bind off in knit.

  Swatch 2: Cast on 30 stitches, PURL every row for 60 rows, bind off in purl.
  Swatch 3: Cast on 26 stitches, work 6 rows of garter stitch, then work as follows: Purl row – k 3, p to last 3 sts, end k 3; Knit row – knit across. Repeat those two rows 16 more times. Work 6 more rows of garter stitch, then bind off.
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Continental Knitting

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: size 7 or 8 straight or circular needles, Cascade 220, Galway Worsted, or other basic worsted wool yarn.
Optional: A knitting thimble or yarn guide to help hold yarn
Prerequisites: None!
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Two 2-hour sessions

In this class you will learn to increase and decrease, to knit in the round, to read a knitting pattern, and some fun new stitch patterns. FREE patterns are included for a hat, a baby blanket, felted coasters and more. By the end of class you will have a finished hat, knit seamlessly in the round!
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Knitting Workshop

Cost: $18 plus supplies
Supplies: Bring whatever you're working on!
Optional: It's always a good idea to have extra needles, stitch holders, stitch markers, darning needles, etc
Prerequisites: Have knitting you need help with (crocheters welcome, too)
Teacher: Wendy
Time: One 2-hour session

You know you love Wendy’s tips and hints and wish she could help you with any project! Well, now she can! Bring your projects and we’ll all learn together from each other’s challenges. Make your knitting look professional and lose all your fears! A great class to bring friends!
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Get Gauge!

Cost: $18 plus supplies
Supplies: Basic worsted weight yarn (Cascade 220, Galway Worsted, Encore), needles in three sizes – US 7, 8, and 9, tape measure
Prerequisites: Must Have Basic Knitting Skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: One 2-hour session

If you want to make anything of a predictable size, you HAVE to get gauge. We’ll learn the right way to make a gauge swatch, methods to ensure that your gauge swatch gives you reliable results, and the difference between row gauge and stitch gauge. This is ESSENTIAL for anyone who wants to improve their knitting skills.
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Fixing Mistakes

Cost: $23 plus supplies
Supplies: Supplies are provided
Prerequisites: Must Have Basic Knitting Skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: One 2-hour session

Dropped stitches, purling when you wanted to knit, unwanted increases, decreases, and yarn overs – we’ve all done them at some point in our knitting. Learn how to fix these mistakes and overcome your fear of ripping down and ripping out!
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Reading Knitting Patterns

Cost: $18 plus supplies
Supplies: None needed, but please bring in a pattern that has you confused, if you have one.
Prerequisites: Suitable for knitters of any skill level
Teacher: Wendy
Time: One 2-hour session

Do you get stumped by knitting instructions? Not sure what “ktbl” means? What’s up with those asterisks and parentheses? We’ll get you reading patterns with confidence in this 2-hour class!
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Yarn Tech

Cost: $18 plus supplies
Supplies: You don’t need to bring anything except an inquisitive mind! (and maybe a notebook…)
Prerequisites: Suitable for knitters, crocheters or anyone interested in yarn
Teacher: Wendy
Time: One 2-hour session

Ever wonder why some yarns work for one kind of project and don’t work at all with another? Confused by the dizzying array of fibers, textures, and colors? This is the class for you! For both knitters AND crocheters, this class will help you choose the right yarn for each project, so that you save time and money and get the most bang for your yarn buck.
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 Finishing Beautifully

These classes will help you make your pieces look "handmade," not "homemade"
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Field of Seams

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Please make 4 swatches, two of stockinette stitch, and two garter stitch before the first class. Swatches can be with any (non-novelty) yarn, but light colors are better and they should be at least 4″ square.
Prerequisites: Suitable for knitters of most skill levels.
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Two 2-hour sessions

We all love to knit, but hate to sew the pieces together! Not any more. Learn the secrets to perfect finishing – nearly invisible seams, picking up the perfect number of neckline stitches (without counting!) and much, much more. There is homework for this class – you MUST have these swatches finished before class.
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Weaving in Ends Invisibly

Cost: $18 plus supplies
Supplies: Make and bring 3 swatches in any yarn, one garter, and one only stockinette (should curl at edges), and one seed stitch; also bring a darning needle of appropriate size for your swatches.
Prerequisites: Suitable for knitters of all skill levels.
Teacher: Wendy
Time: One 2-hour session

Do your ends show? Do they worm their way to the front? Are you (gasp!) knotting them? Let Wendy teach you the better way to weave in and hide your ends so that they never come out and never show!
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Get Yer Block On

Cost: $18 plus supplies
Supplies: None needed, but if you have a knit or crochet piece that needs to be blocked, feel free to bring it in.
Prerequisites: Suitable for knitters of all skill levels.
Teacher: Wendy
Time: One 2-hour session

What in the world is blocking? Do you block before or after sewing up? Do you block some types of projects differently than others? We’ll answer all these blocking questions in this class, and show you how to block with water or steam. We’ll also demonstrate how to use blocking wires.
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 Grow Your Skills

Level UP! Take your knitting to the next level with these classes!
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SiMonBeBeK (Six Months To Be A Better Knitter)

Cost: $183 plus supplies
Supplies: Click this link for the full supply list
Prerequisites: You should be comfortable with basic knitting and have familiarity with pattern reading, increases and decreases, and working with circular needles.
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Twelve 2-hour sessions

Bored with basic knitting? Ready for a challenge?
Join Wendy for this 12-week class where you will learn the following techniques

Lesson 1~ Embossed Knitting

Lesson 2~ Stripes

Lesson 3~ Cables

Lesson 4~ Multi-Directional Knitting

Lesson 5~ Shadow/Illusion Knitting

Lesson 6~ Lace Knitting

Lesson 7~ Mosaic Colorwork

Lesson 8~ Stranded Knitting/Fair Isle

Lesson 9~ Brioche

Lesson 10~ Intarsia

Lesson 11~ Entrelac

Lesson 12~ Quilted Knitting


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SiMon II (Six Months To Be An EVEN BETTER Knitter)


Cost: $183 plus supplies
Supplies: Supplies vary – for the first class you’ll need a worsted weight yarn that will do long color runs (Noro Kureyon or Silk Garden) and 40″ long circular needle in a US size 7 or 8.
Prerequisites: You should have taken the original SiMonBeBeK..
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Twelve 2-hour session

If you’ve taken the original SiMonBeBeK class and are looking for a new challenge, this is the class for you! We’re going to do 12 sessions again, but this time, we’ll make a new accessory each time (cowls, hats, mitts, scarves) and take our techniques even further! We’ll do a mobius cowl, more colorwork, really lacy lace, and MORE!

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Make Knitting Charts With Excel (tm)

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Please bring your own laptop and make sure you have Microsoft Excel installed
Prerequisites: Know the basics of knitting from a chart
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

Learn to unleash the power of your computer to make and alter knitting charts. This makes it easy to add or remove repeats if you want a wider or narrower piece. You’ll also learn to make a color chart from any line drawing, using Excel® and PowerPoint® together to turn almost any clip art into a knittable pattern!

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Start Well, End Well:
All the best Cast-ons and Bind-offs


Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Yarns to practice with – a worsted-weight wool and a sock-weight yarn, both in light colors, will work best. Straight and circular knitting needles in sizes 7 or 8, straight and circular knitting needles in sizes 2 or 3. A crochet hook in sizes E, F, or G.
Prerequisites: Should have good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Two 2-hour sessions

Is your bind-off always too tight? Or is it loose, but sloppy? Do you wonder what to do when the pattern calls for a provisional cast-on? Then this is the class for you! We’ll learn all this, plus decorative, stretchy, stable, and even invisible cast-ons and bind-offs. Make your finished items look handmade, not homemade!

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No More Seams:
Converting Patterns to Work in the Round


Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Worsted Weight yarn, size 8 circular needles, stitch markers.
Prerequisites: For knitters with good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Two 2-hour sessions

Found a sweater pattern you love, but you don’t want to have to sew it up? This class will show you how to convert nearly any knitting pattern to a seamless pattern, including instructions for doing the sleeves the no-sew way! You’ll also learn how to pick up stitches!

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Flip It: Convert Patterns to Work From the Top

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Worsted Weight yarn, size 8 circular needles, stitch markers.
Prerequisites: For knitters with good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Two 2-hour sessions

It’s so much easier to get sweaters to fit if you work them from the top down! In this class, Wendy will show you how to flip a pattern upside down to work from the top. In the first session you'll learn how to tell if your pattern is suitable for flipping, and what measurements you’ll need to customize the fit of your newly top-down pattern. In the second session, you'll learn how to work the sleeve upside down!

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Shape Shifter: Make Patterns FIT!

Cost: $18 plus supplies
Supplies: a swatch of your knitting, worked according to this link, tape measure, paper & pencil. You can also bring a pattern you’re interested in re-sizing
Prerequisites: For knitters with good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: One 2-hour session

Learn how to fit patterns to the size you want them. You can re-size ANY pattern! No more limits! Take a too-small pattern and enlarge it. Make an adult sweater for a kid. Change that scarf into a dramatically big shawl. Wendy will show you how!

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Planned Pooling

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: 1 ball each of 2 different self-striping yarns and needles appropriate for the yarn. Any weight from fingering to aran is okay but NOT LONG CHANGE (NO NORO!).
Prerequisites: For knitters with good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Two 2-hour sessions

Discover how to use the inherent patterns built into your multicolored yarns! Planned pooling is a method of figuring out how to make your yarn do all the work for you to make it look like you have done some very serious colorwork. Wendy will show you how in this fun class! (It’s easier than it looks!)

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Beaded Jewelry


Cost: $18 plus supplies
Supplies: Small amounts of fingering weight yarn – leftovers from other products will work well. An assortment of seed beads in size 6 or 8 (instructor will have some you can use, as well), size 10 steel crochet hook
Prerequisites: For knitters with good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: One 2-hour session

Bling your knitting up! We’ll work a simple accessory – your choice of bracelet, necklace, or headband – and make it sparkle with two different ways of applying beads. We’ll also learn to read a bead chart and different tools to use to make beading easier. FREE PATTERN INCLUDED!

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Knit and Felt a Tote Bag!

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Approximately 600 yards of worsted weight 100% wool yarn (make sure it’s NOT superwash!), size 10.5 circular knitting needles in a 24″ length, a tape measure, and stitch markers.
Optional Supplies: Leather or Plastic bag handles, sewing thread to match bag or handles.

Prerequisites: Beginner or Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

Need a bit of defense against aggressive air conditioning? Love tank tops, but want to be a bit more covered? This is the class for you!! We’ll make a custom-fit shrug from an easy lace pattern. You’ll learn to read a lace chart and make the lace. You’ll also learn to pick up stitches and a very flexible and easy way to bind off.

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 Knitting for Hands and Feet

Warm those fingers and toes! Sock- and glove-making teach more knitting skills than any other type of project. Plus, these projects are small and easy-to-carry around and won't make your lap too hot during a San Antonio heat wave.


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My First Fingerless Gloves

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: 1 ball of worsted-weight wool or wool-blend yarn (Mochi Plus, a self-striping yarn is nice), size 5 double-pointed needles, a darning needle, and a tape measure.
Prerequisites: For knitters with good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Two 2-hour sessions

These simple glovelets knit up FAST and everyone loves them! You'd be surprised how well a glove with no fingers warms your hands. This class great for getting better at using double-pointed needles.
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Fingerless Lace Gloves

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: 200-250 yd fingering weight yarn in a light color, 40″ long circular needles or dpns in a size 0 or 1
Prerequisites: For knitters with good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Three 2-hour sessions

Dress up your fingers with these elegant mitts. You'll learn the picot cast-on, make a gussetted thumb, and a beautiful lace pattern!
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Two-at-a-Time Fingerless Mitts

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: 1 ball of smooth dk-weight yarn (sample is in Flax, a 100% linen yarn), 36″ or 40″ long circular needles in a US size 6 (4mm), stitch markers
Prerequisites: For knitters with good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Two 2-hour sessions

You’ll love these cute and sweet glovelets for adding some style to your outfits! The included pattern includes instructions for adults and kids, so you can do a mother-daughter version!
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Gettin' Handsy: Knitting Custom Gloves

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: 100 grams of DK weight wool or wool-blend yarn, double-pointed needles (or long circular needles if you prefer magic loop or 2-circs) one size smaller than you would normally do with that yarn; you will probably want short double-points - 6" is long enough; you'll also need locking stitch markers or coilless safety pins and stitch holders
Prerequisites: For Intermediate Knitters wanting to build their skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Three 2-hour sessions

Put some fingers on it! Full fingers or open fingertips - your choice. Everyone's hand is a little different, but store bought gloves are all made the same, resulting in an uncomfortable fit. We'll make custom-fit gloves starting with a tracing of the recipient's hand, so that they're sure to fit perfectly!
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My First Socks: Knit Basic Socks from the Cuff Down

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: 100 grams of worsted or DK weight wool yarn, size 5 or 6 double-pointed needles (DPNs), darning needle, scissors, measuring tape.
Prerequisites: For knitters with good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Three 2-hour sessions

Warm your toes with this class! Learn about the parts of a sock and the skills needed to make a perfectly fitted sock from cuff to toe. You'll learn techniques that apply to knitting of all types - including sweaters, gloves, even hats and shawls! Plus, handknit socks are more comfortable than any sock in any store!
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Toe-Up Socks: Knit and Fit the Foot First!

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: 100 grams (3.5 ounces) worsted weight superwash yarn and a 36- or 40-inch long size 5 circular needle. Optional: a set of locking stitch markers.
Prerequisites: For knitters with good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Three 2-hour sessions

Learn to make socks from the toes up, so you always have enough yarn to cover your feet! This worsted weight sock is thick and warm, perfect for wearing around the house, or as a boot sock. You don't need to have any sock knitting experience. Make them look fancy, if you like, by using a self-striping yarn, like we did for the pair in the photo! (Also, if you hate swatching, these are the socks for you!)
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Footie Socks!

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: 50 grams of sock-weight or dk-weight yarn, double-pointed or long circular knitting needles 1 size smaller than the yarn calls for, locking stitch markers, measuring tape

This is a perfect project for leftovers of sock yarn! - as long as you have at least 50 grams total, you can even do the foot and the edging in different colors.

Prerequisites: For knitters with good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 3-hour sessions

These are the perfect summer socks to wear with flats! Or make them with thicker yarn and use them as slippers.
Wendy's still working on the pattern, but you know it'll be FAB and FUN!
(note - she thinks it will only be a 2 session class, but that is subject to change)
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Two-at-a-Time Toe Up Socks

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: Your favorite SOCK yarn, fingering or DK weight, preferably a light to medium color, size 1 or 2 circular needle, 36-40 inches long (or size to get gauge), stitch markers, darning needle, tape measure.
Prerequisites: This class is for those who HAVE knit socks before and are already familiar with the KFB increase and the SSK or S1-K1-PSSO decreases. If you’re not sure, come in the store and we’ll give you a quick skills-check.
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Three 2-hour sessions

Suffering from Second Sock Syndrome? This class is the CURE!

Learn to knit two socks at a time on one long circular needle. We'll start at the toe, do a short-row heel with NO WRAPS, and end with an elegant hemmed cuff.
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Two-at-a-Time Cuff Down Socks

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: Your favorite SOCK yarn, fingering or DK weight, preferably a light to medium color, size 1 or 2 circular needle, 40 inches long or longer (or whatever size will get you a gauge of about 7 stitches per inch), stitch markers, darning needle, tape measure.
Prerequisites: This class is for those who HAVE knit socks before and are already familiar with the KFB increase and the SSK or S1-K1-PSSO decreases. If you’re not sure, come in the store and we’ll give you a quick skills-check.
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Three 2-hour sessions

Want to knit both your socks at the same time, but prefer the fit of top-down socks? This class is the answer. We’ll do a classic top down sock, but with a pattern on the leg, with flap-and-gusset heel and a kitchener’d toe. Wendy will even teach you the Kitchener Stitch song!
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Seamless Argyle Socks

Cost: $63 plus supplies
Supplies: Fingering weight sock yarn in three solid colors (you only need a small amount of the third color), Sock needles – circulars or double-points in a size 0, 1, or 2, whatever size will get you 7 stitches per inch.
Prerequisites: For experienced knitters looking for a bit of a challenge
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Four 2-hour sessions

Argyle socks are total classics, and for good reason – they’re gorgeous! But they’re also sometimes uncomfortable, because they’re usually seamed. Ick. But in this class, you’ll learn to work intarsia in the round, so that you end up with beautiful AND comfortable classic-looking argyle socks!
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Find Your Favorite Heel

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: Worsted weight wool or wool-blend (or similar) yarn, US size 5 or 6 needles, double-pointed AND 36-40″ circular needles, stitch markers. You can use leftover yarns for this class
Prerequisites: You must have successfully made socks before, and know how to work independently with magic-loop or dpns.
Teacher: Wendy
Time: Four 2-hour sessions

Tired of just doing the same ol’ heels over and over again? What’s a peasant heel? Or a Dutch heel? Is there one that fits my foot better? In this class, you’ll learn 6 different ways to knit heels, for fun, variety, and a better fit!
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(Not Your) Grandma's Slippers

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Bulky yarn in a light color (we recommend Encore Chunky or Cascade 128) and size 10 circular needles in a 36″ or 40″ length, darning needle, stitch markers, Small pom-pom maker set OR 1″ wide piece of wood or stiff cardboard.
Prerequisites: Basic Knitting - Great for New Knitters!
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

Do you remember these slippers from back in the day? I think everyone’s Grandma made them. The old-fashioned version is garter stitch and ribbing knitted flat, then sewn up with seams at the back of the heel and the top of the foot. Wendy’s new and improved version is just as quick and almost as easy, but done with NO SEAMS so that the foot stays happy and comfortable for an entire day of hanging out in your pajamas. You can even wear them to bed for soft fluffy bed socks.
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Felted Clogs

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: Supplies: Fibertrends felted clog pattern (adult or kid version); 3-5 100 g ballsof worsted weight FELTABLE yarn (depending on size) – I prefer Lamb’s Pride, can do 2 colors; size 13 circular needles 16″ and 24″ stitch markers; darning needle.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Three 2-hour sessions

These are the best slippers EVER! So colorful and pretty and QUICK to work up, making them perfect for holiday gift-giving!

You’ll learn to knit and shape the slippers, to felt them in the washing machine (teacher will felt them for you for an additional fee), and to embellish them with embroidery and needle felting!
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 Knitting for Head and Neck

Ready to put something stylin' on your head? These great hats and cowls will frame your face AND show off your mad knitting skillz!


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Knit a Basic Beanie From the Top

Cost: $18 plus supplies
Supplies: One 100 g ball of Worsted or Bulky yarn (preferably wool or wool blend), 16″ circular needles and double-pointed needles in the size the yarn calls for, stitch markers, darning needle, scissors
Prerequisites: For Beginners looking to add new skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:One 2-hour session

No gauge swatch needed! You’ll learn to start a hat from the top with an i-cord (with an optional hanging loop), and work in any gauge to make a hat that will fit anyone in the family. You’ll also learn to work with double-pointed needles and a VERY stretchy way to bind off!

You can even make it to cover your eyes for when you need to hide from the world!
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Knit a Cabled Hat!

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Worsted weight wool yarn in a light color, 16″ circular and double-pointed needles in US size 8, or size to get gauge (18 sts/4″ in Twisted Rib pattern), cable needle, stitch markers, darning needle, scissors
Prerequisites: For Knitters with good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

Learn twisted stitches and cabling with this elegant braided cable hat. Also makes a great and quick gift!
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Herringbone Hat

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Super-bulky yarn (you will probably only use 1 ball, but I suggest getting a second one to make sure you don't run out), size 11 circular needles in 16″ length, size 19 circular needles in 24″ length, size 19 double-pointed needles, darning needle, BIG locking stitch markers.
Prerequisites: For knitters who have knit in the round before
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

Learn to knit this gorgeous REVERSIBLE hat! It looks great in multicolored yarns or solids. You’ll learn to work the special herringbone stitch in the round and how to work invisible herringbone increases and decreases.

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Brioche Hat

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Super-bulky yarn (Malabrigo Rasta or similar), size 11 or 13 circular needles in 16″ length, size 13 double-pointed needless, or size to get gauge (7.5 sts/4″ on smaller needle), darning needle, BIG stitch marker, preferably one with a dangle.
Prerequisites: For knitters who have knit in the round before
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

Warm and fluffy brioche rib stitch makes a delightful winter hat. Learn this fun and fluffy technique and get the pattern FOR FREE! This hat is very stretchy and will fit a wide range of head sizes, from pre-teen to adult. Makes a great quick holiday gift!
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Fair Isle Hat: Learn to Knit Stranded Colorwork

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: DK-weight wool or wool-blend yarn (good choices include Baby Cashmerino, Roslyn, Cascade 220 Sport, and Vintage DK), a 16″ long circular needle in whatever size will give you about 6 stitches per inch (Wendy used a size 4), stitch markers (ring-style preferably), pencil and paper
Prerequisites: For knitters who have knit in the round before
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

This gorgeous style of color knitting is traditional in MANY parts of the world, from Turkey & North Africa to Northern Europe! It's much easier than it looks. Wendy will teach you how to work with two colors at once while you make this beautiful hat!
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Snowflake Beret: Increase and Decrease in Fair Isle

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: 100 grams each of 2 worsted weight yarns ? one dark, one light (can use long color change yarns if desired), 16″ circular needles & dpns in US size 8, 16″ circulars in US size 6.
Prerequisites: Best if you've done Fair Isle before
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

We may not have snow on the ground in South Texas, but we can have snow on our heads! Learn to put increases and decreases in your colorwork as you work this fun and challenging hat.
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Entrelac Cowl

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: Supplies: Fibertrends felted clog pattern (adult or kid version); 3-5 100 g ballsof worsted weight FELTABLE yarn (depending on size) – I prefer Lamb’s Pride, can do 2 colors; size 13 circular needles 16″ and 24″ stitch markers; darning needle.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Three 2-hour sessions

Learn to do entrelac in the round with this fun zig-zag-edged pattern (free with class). Everyone will think it was REALLY HARD, but you’ll know better! This cowl works up really fast, too, if you need a quick gift!
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Mobius Cowl

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Supplies: Multi-colored or self-striping worsted or bulky yarn and size 9 circular needles in a 36″ or 40″ length, darning needle, stitch markers.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

Cowls are all the rage these days and this one is especially adorable! You’ll learn the mobius cast-on in the first class, then learn Wendy’s favorite stretchy and decorative bind-off in the last class. You take a finished piece home!
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 Shawls, Shrugs, and Scarves

Wrap something lovely around your shoulders! A bit of lightweight warmth that still manages to be super cool


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Intro to Entrelac

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Worsted weight yarn, preferably self-striping with long color runs such as Noro Silk Garden or Kuryeon and size 6 or 7 straight or circular needles.
Prerequisites: Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

It looks like strips of knitting woven together... But it's not. It's one layer worked as small triangles and rectangles and joined by Knitter Magic! Wendy will teach YOU the magic in this class! It's not nearly as hard as it looks!
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Double Knitting

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Worsted weight wool or wool-blend yarn, approximately 1-2 ball each of two colors, size 8 knitting needles (or size to get gauge of 5 stitches per inch)
Prerequisites: Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

Get the look of Intarsia without the mess! No bobbins, no need for dozens of strands of yarn! Just awesome patterning and double-layered fabric.

You'll learn to make a reversible scarf (or potholder, if scarves aren't your thing) with a tapestry-type design that will appear with reversed colors on the other side. You’ll also learn an “invisible” cast-on and bind off!
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Knit a Lace Shawl!

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: fingering-weight yarn and a size 5 circular needle in a 36″ length, stitch markers (ring-style preferably), optional: highlighter tape. (also bring to class: pencil and paper)
Prerequisites: Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Three 2-hour sessions

Lace knitting is easier than you think! Learn to make a lovely lace shawl, beginning invisibly at the back of the neck. You'll also learn to read a lace chart, and to work with lighter-weight yarns doing left- and right-leaning decreases. Knit some holes! It's fun!
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My First Lace Shrug

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: 600-900 yards of worsted-weight yarn, US size 8 or 9 circular needles, 24″ long, US size 8 or 9 circular needles, 16″ long, tape measure, pencil
Prerequisites: Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Three 2-hour sessions

Need a bit of defense against aggressive air conditioning? Love tank tops, but want to be a bit more covered? This is the class for you!! We’ll make a custom-fit shrug from an easy lace pattern. You’ll learn to read a lace chart and make the lace. You’ll also learn to pick up stitches and a very flexible and easy way to bind off.
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 Sweaters That Fit YOU

Get the Perfect Fit and make sweaters the easy way! Almost all of these are knit using Wendy's Top Down Method for easy and accurate fitting.


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My First Top Down Sweater

Cost: $63 plus supplies
Supplies: Enough yarn in a DK or worsted weight for a sweater, circular needles, stitch markers, measuring tape, calculator, notepaper, pencil.
Optional Supplies: Recommended reference – Barbara Walker’s book Knitting from the Top

Prerequisites: Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Four 2-hour sessions

This is the basic top down sweater that works for EVERY body!

Learn to make a perfectly-fitted top-down sweater, with your choice of sleeve and neckline, in your favorite yarn. You’ll learn to take charge of your knitting, to convert any pattern to knit in the round, to knit seamlessly and to fit your own figure! You can make it light and short-sleeved for the summer, or heavy and warm – your choice!

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE CHOSEN YOUR YARN, MADE A GAUGE SWATCH, AND WASHED AND DRIED IT BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS.
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Classic Bottom-Up Sweater

Cost: $63 plus supplies
Supplies: Enough yarn in a DK or worsted weight for a sweater, circular needles, stitch markers, measuring tape, calculator, notepaper, pencil.
Optional Supplies: Recommended reference - Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns

Prerequisites: Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Four 2-hour sessions

Learn to make a classic sweater, with set-in sleeves, in your favorite yarn. What makes it traditional? It’s knit from the bottom up, with set-in sleeves, but of course it has the Wendy touch, so it’s still completely seamless and made to fit YOU! Suitable for a first sweater if you’ve never made a sweater before.

Best of all - you can use cotton or linen yarn and make it lightweight and short-sleeved so that you can wear it all summer! Or heavy and warm – your choice!

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE CHOSEN YOUR YARN, MADE A GAUGE SWATCH, AND WASHED AND DRIED IT BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS.
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Top Down Tank Top

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: Enough yarn in a DK or worsted weight for a sweater, circular needles in a size that works with your yarn, stitch markers, measuring tape, calculator, notepaper, pencil.
Prerequisites: Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Three 2-hour sessions

Use the Top Down Method to work a perfectly fitting sleeveless top. You can make it fitted and sexy or loose and flowy - whatever makes you feel ready to beat the summer heat! Also makes a great layering piece for our mild San Antonio winters.

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE CHOSEN YOUR YARN, MADE A GAUGE SWATCH, AND WASHED AND DRIED IT BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS.
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Easy Breezy Summer Tee-Zee

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: 850-1200 yards (depending on desired size) of DK or worsted weight cotton or cotton blend yarn, circular and double-pointed needles in a size that works for your yarn – you’ll probably want circular needles in at least 16″ and 24″ lengths. We suggest Mercerized Cotton, Hempathy, Bella Lino, Cotton Supreme, Remix, Floret, Good Earth, etc.
Prerequisites: Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Three 2-hour sessions

Knit something breezy and comfortable for the summertime, and get a simple intro to top-down knitting with this fun class. You’ll also learn to graft garter stitch for the neckline, and you can choose your sleeve length – cap sleeve, short sleeve, or elbow length. Also a good refresher if you’ve tried top-down knitting before. Looks really cute in either solid or variegated yarns.
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Top Down Dropped Shoulder Sweater

Cost: $63 plus supplies
Supplies: Enough yarn in a DK or worsted weight for a sweater, circular needles, stitch markers, measuring tape, calculator, notepaper, pencil.
Optional Supplies: Recommended reference – Barbara Walker’s book Knitting from the Top

Prerequisites: Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Four 2-hour sessions

Learn to do a cozy, easy-to-wear drop sleeve sweater in this 4 session class! Dropped shoulder fit gives you a casual look and is a great way to highlight fancy stitches, so we’ll also add some (optional) texture stitches and patterning on this sweater!

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE CHOSEN YOUR YARN, MADE A GAUGE SWATCH, AND WASHED AND DRIED IT BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS.
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Top Down Saddle Shoulder Sweater

Cost: $63 plus supplies
Supplies: Enough yarn in a DK or worsted weight for a sweater, circular needles, stitch markers, measuring tape, calculator, notepaper, pencil, optional cable needles.
Optional Supplies: Recommended reference – Barbara Walker’s book Knitting from the Top

Prerequisites: Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Four 2-hour sessions

Saddle Shoulders are classics, especially for Aran-type sweaters (though they look great with color work and lace, too, and of course they work with plain stitches, too). Let Wendy teach you how to make a perfectly fitted saddle shouldered top for yourself or a loved one!

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE CHOSEN YOUR YARN, MADE A GAUGE SWATCH, AND WASHED AND DRIED IT BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS.
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Cardi/Hoodie From the Top

Cost: $63 plus supplies
Supplies: Enough yarn in a DK or worsted weight for a sweater, circular needles, stitch markers, measuring tape, calculator, notepaper, pencil, optional cable needles.
Optional Supplies: Recommended reference – Barbara Walker’s book Knitting from the Top

Prerequisites: Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Four 2-hour sessions

Learn to make a classic cardi, with set-in sleeves, in your favorite yarn. Work it in one piece from the top down for an easy fit! You can even add a hood!
Great for a slinky rayon yarn or make it of heavy cotton or cushy wool for a comfy hoodie!

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE CHOSEN YOUR YARN, MADE A GAUGE SWATCH, AND WASHED AND DRIED IT BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS.
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Adult Surprise Jacket

Cost: $63 plus supplies
Supplies: DK or worsted weight yarn – 1500-2000 yards (depending on size), 36″ or 40″ long circular knitting needles in an appropriate size for the yarn, Surprise Jacket Pattern (pattern not included)
Prerequisites: Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Four 2-hour sessions

Elizabeth Zimmerman was a genius when it came to making shapes with knitting. In this case it's an ingenious origami-like cardigan construction. Come check it out for a fun challenge! You'll even get Wendy's supplement to the pattern with exact stitch counts for every row!
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 Knitting for Little Ones

Make some tiny things for the tiny people in your life!


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Baby Surprise Jacket

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: DK or light worsted weight washable yarn, size 7 needles or size to get gauge
Prerequisites: Intermediate wanting to build skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Three 2-hour sessions

This adorable baby sweater is made in one piece and looks like a weird blob -until you do a quick origami-type fold and sew up the one seam over each shoulder.
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Top Down KID's Sweater

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: soft, kid-friendly yarn in an amount that makes sense for the size of the kid you're making your sweater for, and a range of circular needles to work with your yarn. You'll also need some stitch markers, scissors, and darning needles.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Three 2-hour sessions

There are lots of baby sweater patterns and lots of women's sweater patterns, but not much for kids and teens! In this class, you learn to make a top-down raglan sweater that will fit the kids in your life perfectly! You'll also get tips on altering the sweater as the child grows. Works for kids from toddler through teen sizes!
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Seamless Baby Booties

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: DK yarn suitable for baby knitting (Vintage DK, Cherub DK, Cascade 220 Superwash DK)
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

Learn to make adorable booties that will stay on! No seams to annoy li’l cute feet, either. Make several and have them on hand when your next baby shower invitation arrives!
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Intarsia Baby Hat

Cost: $33 plus supplies
Supplies: Small amounts (at least 10 grams each) of several colors of worsted weight yarns – and one color with 50 grams, 16″ circular needles & dpns in US size 8, 16″ circulars in US size 6.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Two 2-hour sessions

Learn to do intarsia in the round while you make a cute color-blocked baby hat! You'll also learn a beautiful and stretchy invisible cast-on. This class is also a prerequisite for the Argyle Sock Class!
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Holiday Knitting

Have yourself some Merry Little Knitting!
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Fair Isle Christmas Stocking

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: DK-weight or Fingering-weight wool yarn in two colors, a 16” long circular needle in whatever size will give you about 6 stitches per inch (Wendy used a size 4), stitch markers (ring-style preferably), pencil and paper.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Three 2-hour sessions

Learn stranded knitting technique and impress the relatives as you make this heirloom Christmas stocking! You’ll choose from several different pattern designs, and learn to personalize your stocking. Make one for every family member!
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Intarsia Christmas Stocking

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: For each stocking, you’ll need: 2 skeins background color, 1 Skein each of the main pattern colors, and small amounts of additional colors. We recommend worsted weight 100% wool or wool/mohair yarn. You also need needles in US size 9, 16-inch circular and 8″ long dpns, and a crochet hook of any size.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Three 2-hour sessions

Knit a picture into your stocking – Snowman, Snow-lady, Christmas Tree, Santa – and learn intarsia technique. You only hold one yarn at a time, so it’s easier than it looks! Three classes finishing up JUST in time for the big day! You’ll also learn a fun knitted-in braid technique.
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Argyle Christmas Stocking

Cost: $48 plus supplies
Supplies: worsted-weight wool yarn in three colors, 24" or longer circular needles for the main part of the stocking in whatever size will give you about 5 stitches per inch (Wendy used a US size 8/5mm), 16” long circular needle in the same size, stitch markers, darning needle, scissors, pencil and paper.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills
Teacher: Wendy
Time:Three 2-hour sessions

This traditional Scottish pattern of interlocking diamonds has adorned the ankles of kings, the tied-over-the-shoulder sweaters of preppies, and the ripped tights of punksters. Start your own love affair with this classic and versatile pattern while you learn to make a cozy Christmas Stocking!
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Mini Stocking Ornament

Cost: $18 plus supplies
Supplies: Leftover yarn of any color or weight, an assortment of needles that suit your yarn, darning needle. You may also want to bring some embroidery floss and anything you want to decorate your stocking with – beads, bells, ribbons, fur/eyelash yarn, etc.
Prerequisites: Good for beginners
Teacher: Wendy
Time:One 2-hour session

These cute little Christmas stockings are perfect to decorate your tree, and they make adorable gifts, too! They’re completely made from leftover yarns – any yarn will work! They can be easily personalized, too. They’re super fast and fun!
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Duplicate Stitch Holiday Ornament

Cost: $18 plus supplies
Supplies: Scrap yarn in various colors, darning needle, small amount of stuffing, embroidery floss in a variety of colors.
Prerequisites: Good for beginners
Teacher: Wendy
Time:One 2-hour session

Make a very quick and easy Holiday ornament or sachet. Make a bunch and give them to everyone on your list! You’ll learn to work duplicate stitch (also called Swiss darning), and decorative seam techniques.

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