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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 a day of fun and fiber arts - bring whatever you want to work on. Catered lunch and assorted beverages included. You are welcome to bring your own comfy chair and a snack to share if you'd like. Location: Lakeside Center, 400 NW Lakeshore Dr., Ankeny. Location: Lakeside Center, 400 NW Lakeshore Drive, Ankeny.

Cost: $ 30.00
This four-cornered baby blanket is perfect for the beginning knitter who is ready for some additional skills. In class you'll make a mini-blanket from the boot 60 Quick Knits for Beginners. Skills include some decreases and picking up stitches, and color changes.

Cost: $ 20.00
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
After you have completed the Beginning Brioche class, you are ready for the next step. In this class, we will learn two-color brioche in the round while making a stunning pair of fingerless mitts.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
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 class teaches 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 to knit in one piece what looks like woven knitted strips. Entrelac creates a wonderful textured fabric and this scarf project is a great introduction!

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn Magic Loop while making a pair of fashionable fingerless mitts.

Cost: $ 20.00
After this class you'll be an expert on short rows and picking up stitches. The first two classes are focused on getting started, understanding short rows, and getting confident with the pattern. Then we'll have a three weeks of knitting time to finish the short-row section of the shawl before returning for the third class. In the third class, we'll learn about doing the border.

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
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 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
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