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About Our Classes

We are offering a limited amount of classes due to Covid-19.  We are currently offering some Zoom and hy-brid style classes, and a small amount of in person 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 72 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.  Our curriculum is written for adults and children over the age of 12.

Class registration will close 24 hours before class begins to give the teacher and students ample time to prepare and complete any pre-class requirements, such as homework or supply purchases. 

Supplies are needed for most classes and a supply list is listed on each class page or will be furnished when you register in person or within 48 hours if you register online..  The class fee covers instruction only.  We would appreciate if you select Knitting Next Door for your supplies.

If this is a Zoom class, you will receive the link and documentation no earlier than 72 hours before class starts.

Due to student and teacher allergies, please refrain from wearing perfumes and scented lotions to classes held in the store.

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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 & Events


In this two-session class, learn the basics of crochet while making a sampler scarf. Great class for beginners and those needing a refresher, and perfect for the knitter who wants to learn crochet. Curriculum is written for adults and children over the age of 12. This is an in-person class in the store. You will be required to wear a mask and be socially distant. Hand sanitizer and hand washing will be available.

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. Curriculum is written for adults and children over the age of 12.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
After completing Beginning Knitting, you are ready for the next step. This class will teach you an additional cast-on, new increases and decreases, and rib stitch. This class will also touch on the importance of gauge and discuss pattern reading. Must have completed Beginning Knitting class or have equivalent experience.

Cost: $ 20.00
Saturday only - October 30, 2021 Join KND for a day of fun and fiber arts! Lunch & Dinner are included. Coffee, tea, waters, and sodas provided. Donuts served Saturday morning. Special Store Discounts for Registrants. Hours: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm If sold-out online, you can put yourself on the wait list.

Cost: $ 65.00
Oct. 29-31, 2021 Join KND for a weekend of fun and fiber arts! Opening at 1:00 pm Friday this year! Friday dinner, Saturday Lunch & Dinner, Sunday brunch included. Special Store Discounts for registrants. Hours: Friday 1pm - 10pm, Saturday 9am - 10pm, Sunday, 9 am - 2pm Coffee, tea, soda and water provided. Donuts served on Saturday morning. If web registration says "sold out," you may put yourself on the waitlist.

Cost: $ 90.00
Oct. 29-31, 2021 Join KND for a day of fun and fiber arts! Retreat opens at 1:00 pm Friday this year! Although opting out of the catered meals, we invite you to enjoy coffee, tea, waters, and sodas; and donuts served Saturday morning. Special Store Discounts for Registrants. Hours: Friday 1pm - 10 pm, Saturday 9am - 10 pm, Sunday 9am - 2pm If sold-out online, you can put yourself on the wait list.

Cost: $ 35.00
Join Samantha Hardman and Knitting Next Door for this cast-on party! Care Bear-inspired hand-dyed yarn will be a part of the day's trunk show. And Care Bears will be the theme of our party (because Samantha and Polly think this is fun). Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: $ 5.00

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Beginning Knitting

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. Curriculum is written for adults and children over the age of 12.

Beginning Crochet

In this two-session class, learn the basics of crochet while making a sampler scarf. Great class for beginners and those needing a refresher, and perfect for the knitter who wants to learn crochet. Curriculum is written for adults and children over the age of 12. This is an in-person class in the store. You will be required to wear a mask and be socially distant. Hand sanitizer and hand washing will be available.

Magic Loop Toe-Up Socks (2 at a Time)

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.

Aug 5
Mid-Iowa Shop Hop 2021
Aug 5
Beginning Knitting
Aug 6
Mid-Iowa Shop Hop 2021