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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


Join us for our annual Knit in Public Day Picnic! 11 am - 4 pm at KND

Cost: $ 15.00
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
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
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
Are you intrigued, but nervous to try the Butterfly Papillon Shawl? We promise it's doable! When you are done you will have learned a lot about short rows and have used a lot of stitch markers. So, we are offering an optional add-on. If you choose you can also register for Make Your Own Beaded Stitch Markers at 9 am the same day as class.

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
Is that beautiful sweater you knit still sitting in pieces? Do you want to knit garments but are afraid of sewing? Here you will learn how to finish that sweater with various types of seams, kitchener (grafting) stitch, mattress stitch and more!

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
You will fall in love with this 1920's inspired knitted and beaded necklace. Once you've made one, you're going to want to make many different colors for yourself and for gifts for your friends. You will learn to add beads to your knitting and secure them as you knit.

Cost: $ 20.00
We'll review yarn weights, fiber content, how to substitute yarns, gauge, yards vs. meters, reading yarn labels, testing dye lots, and much more.

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
This class is the perfect next step in weaving after the beginning class. The class project is a scarf. The technique involves using a pickup stick and twisting the warp threads over one another to create beautiful lace patterns. Students must warp the loom before coming to class. If you don't have a loom, you may rent one from KND for $20. If you buy a loom upon completion of your class, we will deduct the rental fee from your purchase price. Rented looms must be returned one week after class.

Cost: $ 25.00
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
Mosaic Knitting is a simple technique that looks fabulous and is fascinating to do. If you've never tried your hand at Mosaic Knitting, this is a great introduction. Jean will cover the skills you need in this two-hour class and get you on your way to completing Tincture by Andrea Mowry. There is HOMEWORK for this class.

Cost: $ 20.00
We'll take the mystery out of Ravelry.com (a website for knitters and crocheters to search for patterns and yarns). If you don't have a Ravelry Account yet, this is a great chance to go through the process with guidance. Katy will help you navigate the website to show you how to find the perfect pattern for the yarn you have saved in your stash!

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
It's time to demystify short rows. They are only hard because you don't know how to do them. Jean has created this class to teach you different types of short rows so you can embrace them rather than dread them. Come learn and practice four types: wrap & turn, Japanese, German, and Shadow Wraps. This class will produce a practice swatch rather than any one project. However, this skill will be handy in shaping sweaters, heels on socks, and creating beautiful geographic patterns.

Cost: $ 20.00
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