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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

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.

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. You may use your own loom if you have a Schacht Cricket with all the parts. Otherwise, we ask that 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
Learn fair isle knitting - the art of carrying two colors of yarn at one time. This class features the Manos del Uruguay pattern Drops of Spring Mitts. It's a quick knit and a perfectly simple design for learning colorwork.

Cost: $ 20.00
Ready to try some easy color work? Here's the perfect way to start. We'll use a color technique called Helix to create a three-color hat.

Cost: $ 20.00
Be introduced to the world of intarsia knitting, adding "pools" of color as you knit and linking it to all sides as you knit. You will learn how to prepare for colorwork knitting, preparing your yarn using balls, bobbins, or butterflies, how to add new colors and how to switch colors. We'll finish with tips for weaving in those pesky ends.

Cost: $ 20.00
Using the same concept as the Butterfly/Papillon shawl, this two-pointed poncho is knitted top-down in the round. Pools of color are formed using short rows and a long gradient yarn. You may choose to knit it in either fingering weight or worsted weight yarn. Lorrie's sample is in fingering.

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
Learn how to fix common mistakes like twisted stitches and dropped stitches. Learn how to "tink" and "frog." Change a knit stitch to a purl stitch, and more.

Cost: $ 20.00
This great one-skein cowl is perfect for beginning knitters to build-skills. You'll knit in the round, do increases, decreases and chart reading. There is a lot going on - but it's very doable. We've added a little extra time to this class to accommodate all that you will learn!

Cost: $ 25.00
An introduction to Tunisian Crochet (also called Afghan Stitch). Katy will introduce you to this method of crochet and lead you in making a modern dishcloth.

Cost: $ 20.00
Andrea Mowry (Pick Your Pattern) Knit-Along and Rachy Newin (Pick Your Pattern) Crochet-Along. Join us for an informal series of meetings to work on the pattern of your choice from deisgners Andrea Mowry and Rachy Newin. We'll meet alternating Thursdays at 6 pm and alternate Friday's at noon. Staff will be available to assist you if you have questions. No fee for this event, but please let us know you are coming so we make sure to have enough seats available. Begins Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6 pm.

Please note - KAL will meet January 8 rather than January 1, because our shop is closed January 1. Knit/Crochet Along with us! You may knit, crochet or tunisian crochet - choose your year and color scheme and off you go on your great adventure. No fee. Attend the kick-off party on September 10 for more information. Meets first Wednesday of the month at 6 pm thru May, 2020.

Cost: $ FREE