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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Knitting Next Door Classes


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
Saturday only - October 28 Join KND for a day of fun and fiber arts! Catered meals are included - Optional Make It & Take It Projects for a small fee - Special Store Discounts for registrants. Spots for Day-Only are limited. If sold-out online, you can put yourself on the wait list.

Cost: $ 35.00
Oct. 27-29 Join KND for a weekend of fun and fiber arts! Catered meals are included - Optional Make It & Take It Projects for a small fee - Special Store Discounts for registrants. If web registration says "sold out," please call the shop to be placed on a wait list. 515-963-0396.

Cost: $ 65.00
Start a creative tradition using a basic Christmas stocking and add your own personal touches to make it extra special! This is a great opportunity to "dip your toe" into socks! You'll learn how to do an afterthought heel with this class. There will be prerequisite HOMEWORK for this class. For the advanced beginner who knows how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, and read basic pattern instructions.

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
Brioche knitting is a single or multi-color technique that creates ridges and valleys, similar to K1P1 ribbing, but double-thick. It creates a great warm fabric for winter scarves, shawls and blankets.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
An adventure and education in lace knitting for the intermediate knitter. This 10-session KAL will intrigue and challenge even an experienced knitter. Knit Purl Hunter does again what she does so well in her new book - she develops the knitter's skill as she builds techniques from the simpler to the more complex as you work through her beautiful lace stole.

Cost: $ 50.00
After mastering Beginning Crochet, join Polly for Crochet II and learn to make a hat. In this class we'll use single crochet, half-double crochet. New skills will include joining in the round, increasing and decreasing.

Cost: $ 20.00
Double knitting is worked with two colors of yarn, producing and item that is double-thickness with two right sides (reversible). In class we start a potholder with two colors. It's easier than it looks!

Cost: $ 20.00
Have you ever wondered why some people hold their yarn in the left hand and call it picking? Come learn this new skill that with a little practice will have you knitting faster and more ergonomically. Prerequisites: For the proficient knitter who is ready for a change!

Cost: $ 20.00
Ready to make a sweater but afraid to try it on your own? Here's the perfect class. Knit along with the class to make either a men's or women's button-down cardigan. Jean will coach you through it using Knitting Pure and Simple patterns.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
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: $ 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
Have you taken a sock class, but still lack confidence? Made that first pair but can't remember how to start? Want to make another pair with a group for additional incentive? The sock doctor is here! Diane will be on hand for three sessions and you can sign up for any individual session or all three. Please note: this is NOT a class for the first-time sock knitter.

Cost: $ 40.00
Have you taken a sock class but still lack confidence? Made that first pair, but can't remember how to start a new pair? Want to start another pair with others to give you added incentive? The sock doctor is here! Diane will be on hand for three sessions to help you with any sock questions, OR you can sign up for all three sessions and use this as a refresher to knit that second pair of socks. Please note: This class is NOT for the first-time sock knitter.

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.

Cost: $ 40.00