About Our Classes

To sign up for a class, please pre-register to reserve your space.  Payment must be received at time of registration.  Classes have a minimum of 2 students and refunds are available up to 48 hours before the first class session.  In fairness to the teachers and other students who have purchased their supplies, we are unable to make refunds after that time.  Two exceptions to that rule are Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet - If you are signed up for those we will teach the class with a single student if necessary. 

Supplies are needed for all classes and a supply list will be furnished when you register.  The class fee covers instruction only.  You will receive a 10% discount on all supplies needed for the class.  We would appreciate if you select Knitting Next Door for your supplies.

Due to student and teacher allergies, please refrain from wearing perfumes and scented lotions to class.


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Winter Weather Cancellation Policy
Please note that if Ankeny Public Schools are closed or have cancelled activities, classes at KND will be cancelled.  We will get in touch with registrants to make arrangements for rescheduling.





Knitting Next Door Classes


Join us for a day of fiber arts, food and fun on January 26, 2019 from 10 am to 6 pm. Bring whatever projects you'd like to work on, a snack to share if you wish, maybe cash for a shoulder massage. Lunch is included. This new winter one-day retreat will follow our informal retreat format similar to other retreat events we have hosted.

Cost: $ 30.00
There are SO MANY good projects in this book. Even if you did our previous crochet series, you'll find new challenging projects in this class. We will crochet: Golden Ray of Sunshine Trivet by Susan McCabe, WIP Project Bag by Janet Brani, Diamond-Strike Banded Scarf by Kristen Stoltzfus, Firebrand Slouch Hat by Brenda K. B. Anderson, Ribbed Wristlets by Janet M. Spirk, and Felted Clutch by Patricia Colloton-Walsh. We must have four students registered by Sept. 11, 2018 to hold this class.

Cost: $ 50.00
This six-month series is beginners who have completed Beginning Knitting and want to learn new skills. The projects come from the book "60 Quick Knits for Beginners," each teaching skills and techniques. Class projects will include slippers, scarf, baby blanket, mittens, bandana, and a hat. As a bonus option we will offer an extra one-half hour before each class to teach you a new stitch from the sampler scarf/wrap pattern in the book. Please note that OPTIONAL bonus stitch portion of class meets at 2:30 pm.

Cost: $ 60.00
Brioche knitting is a simple single or multi-color technique that creates ridges and valleys, similar to k1p1 ribbing, but double-thick. The fabric created is reversible, making it perfect for scarves, shawls, and blankets for the cold months. In two classes, we will learn the technique of brioche knitting on a sample swatch, then get started on a cowl, using this technique. Once you practice, brioche will be as simple as ribbing.

Cost: $ 30.00
In this two-session class, learn the basics of crochet while making a handy dishcloth. Great class for beginners and those needing a refresher, and perfect for the knitter who wants to learn crochet.

Cost: $ 30.00
This two-session series is for the absolute beginner and those who need a refresher. The course will cover casting on, knit, purl, simple stitch patterns, increase, decrease, fixing simple mistakes and binding off. Our project will be a dishcloth of cotton yarn.

Cost: $ 30.00
A great introduction if you've ever been curious about weaving. You'll learn the basics of warping the loom and weaving. You will complete two projects, both using the plain weave -a striped table runner and a houndstooth scarf. Don't worry if you don't already have a loom, you can rent one from KND for $20. If you purchase a loom upon completion of class, we will deduct the rental fee from the purchase price. Rented looms need to be returned one week after your last class session.

Cost: $ 40.00
You've mastered Beginning Knitting and a few other things? Our new Afghan Knit-Along is perfect for you! This afghan builds skills as you go along. And knit in chunky weight yarn, it will move a little quicker than some of our previous choices. You need to use the long-tail cast on for this class. We can help with that if you don't know it.

Cost: $ 50.00
Build in Color Afghan is a combination of 10 colorwork panels, each a different design. Michelle Hunter designed this project with some original designs included, for you to learn to expertly manage multiple colors while knitting. This is for the intermediate knitter. If you have completed the Building Blocks Afghan, you can do this one!

Cost: $ 50.00
This course in colorwork will introduce you to two-stranded colorwork, known as fair isle knitting and give you practice knitting in the round with double-pointed needles.

Cost: $ 20.00
Like a pattern, but want to change up the colors? Or can't find the exact colors the pattern called for? How do you pick colors that work well together? Join Diane for this color theory class to learn some basics about picking colors that will help you design a "knock-your-socks-off" color scheme. If you have a favorite colorwork pattern, bring it along and you'll be choosing great colors by the end of class.

Cost: $ 20.00
This worsted weight scarf offers an excellent introduction to cables. Cables often look harder than they are. Come give it a try!

Cost: $ 20.00
This is a great class to expand your skills after you've taken Beginning Crochet. Learn new terminology including, back loop only and back bump, to create beautiful patterns with the single crochet stitch. You will also learn to seam using the slip stitch and mattress stitch.

Cost: $ 20.00
Get ready for Christmas with this traditional knitted stocking. You will learn fair isle techniques, duplicate stitching, short row heel, turned under top hem, and magic loop.

Cost: $ 30.00
This project will teach you the art of mitered squares in garter stitch. But even better than that, it will teach you to be able to join one to another without seaming!

Cost: $ 20.00
Fun with Granny Squares - Learn two different basic designs that can be used to make a potholder, afghan, tote-bag, and so much more. This class is a perfect follow-up to Beginning Crochet. We'll make a couple practice squares in class and talk about projects you can make using Granny Squares when you know how to make them in case you want to pick out your next project.

Cost: $ 20.00
This new class will teach you the importance of making a gauge swatch and how to do it efficiently and accurately. Additionally you'll learn how to block your finished work to best show off the details you worked so hard to complete.

Cost: $ 20.00
This beautiful bandana style cowl will teach you about the importance of a border to keep stockinette stitch from curling as well as introduce you to simple lace knitting.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn Magic Loop while making a pair of fashionable fingerless mitts.

Cost: $ 20.00
This class will teach you to make socks using the magic loop method and two at a time. Skills you will learn include the Turkish cast-on for a seamless toe, a simple short-row heel method and Elizabeth Zimmerman's Sewn Bind-off. For the intermediate knitter who is proficient at knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing.

Cost: $ 40.00
This is the perfect time of year to make a cozy wrap to keep with you everywhere you go. To complete this pretty shawl, Polly will help you master your make-one-right (M1R) and make-one-left (M1L) increases along with a unique twisted stitch that is the feature of this lovely pattern.

Cost: $ 20.00
This cute hat gives you the opportunity to take your cable knitting to the next level by introducing criss-crossing cables that travel across the knitting. This will give you a chance to learn about chart reading also and making a two-toned pompom to decorate the top of your hat!

Cost: $ 20.00
Thrummed Mittens are "fleeces-stuffed" mittens. Learn to add twisted pieces of unspun wool into your knitted fabric in order to create super warm insulated mittens.

Cost: $ 30.00
This class will cover the basic parts of a classic top-down sock with heel flap and gusset. You will learn how to do the Kitchener stitch to graft a toe and learn a stretchy, elastic cast-on for the top of the sock. Students will complete a classic, well-fitting sock using sock (fingering) weight yarn. You will be able to apply what you learn in this class to many different sock patterns. For the intermediate knitter who knows all the basics plus how to knit in the round, consistently work to gauge, and read pattern instructions. Prerequisites: Must know how to do Magic Loop Method before class.

Cost: $ 40.00