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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


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. 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
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
Get ready for Christmas with this traditional knitted stocking. This stocking will be made from the toe up using multiple techniques including magic loop for the toe. You will also learn fair-isle techniques and short-row heels, plus i-cord for the hanging loop. This pattern offers six different design options so you can personalize your stocking.

Cost: $ 40.00
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
We'll review yarn weights, fiber content, how to substitute yarns, gauge, yards vs. meters, reading yarn labels, testing dye lots, and much more.

Cost: $ 20.00
This class will teach you to make socks using the magic loop method and two at a time. Skills you will learn include the Turkish cast-on for a seamless toe, a simple short-row heel method and Elizabeth Zimmerman's Sewn Bind-off. For the intermediate knitter who is proficient at knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing.

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
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