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.

Knitting Next Door Classes


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
Make your own beaded stitch markers! Join Lorrie for a fun crafting morning and leave with a set of 14 pretty stitch markers you can use yourself or gift to a friend that knits! Supplies included in class fee.

Cost: $ 10.00
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
For the beginner who wants to learn about spinning fiber on a spinning wheel. Five two-hour sessions. You may rent a wheel from KND for $30. You may use your own wheel, but it must be inspected and approved by the instructor in advance.

Cost: $ 200.00
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
If you have already taken Brioche Class with Diane, this is a next step. You'll increase your brioche experience and your feet will be stylishly clad.

Cost: $ 20.00
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
Create the adorable Baa-ble Mug Cozy and learn valuable knitting skills along the way. Learn to carry two colors at one time to create fair isle designs. Learn to steek - which means cut your knitting and finish off the raw edge.

Cost: $ 30.00
Fast and cozy, these slippers are knitted with worsted yarn carried double and then felted by hand. The soles are double thick and the whole slipper will mold to fit your foot as you wear it! Great for the winter months ahead.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
For the knitter who has gone through the basics and is ready to move forward in knitting. You will learn how to "read" your stitches to help you become confident in knowing what's next, where did I leave off, how do I figure out what I did wrong? Understanding what each type of stitch looks like and how it partners with the next stitch and the last stitch is the key to unlocking a new confidence in your knitting skills. For the advanced beginner knitter who knows how to cast-on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, read basic knitting instructions and has completed a few projects.

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
Are you a beginner wanting to build experience and confidence? This class is for you! We'll build on the skills you already have and you will learn to knit in the round with both circular needles and double-point needles. Other skills covered will be long-tail cast on, increasing, and decreasing.

Cost: $ 20.00
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
A quick knit that will warm the tootsies of anyone you choose to knit them for. The pattern offers sizes for the whole family. You will learn to pick up stitches, 2 different increases, and how to Kitchener stitch on garter stitch.

Cost: $ 30.00
If you are curious about spinning - a great introduction to the basics is found in this one-session class. Spinning on a drop spindle helps you learn to "draft" your fiber and spin at a pace you can control with the hand-held drop spindle.

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
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: $ 30.00
These cute, one-skein socks are ideal for wearing around the house or with clogs. You will learn to seam them up or you may choose the seamless method.

Cost: $ 30.00