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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.  Our curriculum is written for adults and children over the age of 12.

Supplies are needed for most classes and a supply list is listed on each class page or will be furnished when you register in person.  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
Join us for a day of fun and fiber arts - bring whatever you want to work on. 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: $ 20.00
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. Curriculum is written for adults and children over the age of 12.

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. Curriculum is written for adults and children over the age of 12.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
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 colorwork and demystify steeking. Steeking means to cut your knitting and finish off the raw edge. You will create a swatch in the round and Jean will lead you through the basics of fair-isle knitting, also known as stranded knitting, and guide you through the techniques needed to steek. Please be confident knitting in the round with one of the following methods before registering for this class: magic-loop method, two circulars method, or double-pointed needles.

Cost: $ 30.00
This beautiful functional bag is done with mitered squares and worked in one piece. The bag uses just the knit stitch and double decreases, and a fun process to create the edge. Mary will lead you through the process of knitting and then teach you how to felt your work.

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
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: $ 25.00
Create a beautiful, lacy scarf with color changes. This project is great for mini skeins.

Cost: $ 40.00
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
Create a sampler pillow cover with Tunisian Crochet stitches. You will learn the Tunisian Simple Stitch, Tunisian Knit, Tunisian Purl, Tunisian Honeycomb, and buttonholes. *This project can easily be turned into a scarf or wrap, but the pillow cover is a quick project that allows you to quickly get to the next section and learn more stitches.

Cost: $ 30.00
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. If you have something that needs fixing, bring it along.

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
Join Ashley Laudick, a new teacher at KND, to learn the traditional granny square. This class is a perfect follow-up to Beginning Crochet. We will demonstrate seaming techniques so you'll know how to join your squares together.

Cost: $ 20.00
This lovely cowl is full of new techniques including two-color and three-color braids, jogless stripes, and slipped stitches among others. You'll also learn to make a turned hem and a two-color bind-off. This is a great stash buster project as you use a small amount of each of five colors of worsted weight yarn. This class meets three times, but spread over five weeks to give you time to keep up and finish your project on schedule.

Cost: $ 40.00
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