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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

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 using double pointed needles. 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 sampler scarf. 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
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
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
You've seen it online and in the shop - it's gorgeous and you want to make it - and you can too! Mary will guide you through this distinctive stripe motif. The Fox Paws Shawl is a project for the advanced knitter who is willing to use lifelines and count stitches. This diligence will pay off to make this knitting experience a success!

Cost: $ 40.00
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
Learn Magic Loop while making a pair of fashionable fingerless mitts.

Cost: $ 20.00
Log Cabin weaving looks complex but is relatively simple to do. You'll learn to alternate your colors in both warp and weft to create beautiful building blocks patterns to adorn your fabric. You can choose to make either a table runner or a scarf.

Cost: $ 25.00
Have you seen a hat pattern that you wish you could make larger or smaller? Or maybe you want to make it in a different weight of yarn? This class will talk about proper measurements and calculations to make hats that fit. We'll also make a circular gauge swatch. You'll leave class with an accurate sizing formula and a hat calculator sheet so you can make hats to fit any size head.

Cost: $ 20.00
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
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
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
Andrea Mowry (Pick Your Pattern) Knit-Along and Rachy Newin (Pick Your Pattern) Crochet-Along. Join us for an informal series of meetings to work on the pattern of your choice from deisgners Andrea Mowry and Rachy Newin. We'll meet alternating Thursdays at 6 pm and alternate Friday's at noon. Staff will be available to assist you if you have questions. No fee for this event, but please let us know you are coming so we make sure to have enough seats available. Begins Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6 pm.

Saturday only - October 26 Join KND for a day of fun and fiber arts! Catered meals are included - Optional Make It & Take It Projects. Special Store Discounts for registrants. Spots for Day-Only are limited. If sold-out online, you can put yourself on the wait list.

Cost: $ 55.00
Oct. 25-27 Join KND for a weekend of fun and fiber arts! Catered meals are included - Optional Make It & Take It Projects included. Special Store Discounts for registrants. If web registration says "sold out," you may put yourself on the waitlist.

Cost: $ 80.00
Bring an assortment of needles and join us for a fun evening of experimenting with six of Berroco's new yarns! You'll get a little "taste" of yarns for fall. Polly will have some in stock, and she's looking for your feedback before ordering others. We'll have treats too as an extra enticement. Come join the fun!

Cost: $ 5.00
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, beginning Oct. 2.

Cost: $ FREE
Bring your loom and join us for our Autumn Weaving Meetup nights. You may use the time to work on your current project, or if you need project ideas - we'll have lots. Staff will be available to help you warp your loom and to answer questions. There is no fee for this event, but please let us know you are coming so we can set up space for enough people.