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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 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


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
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. In two classes, we will learn the technique of brioche knitting on a sample swatch, then get started on a cowl, using this technique.

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
Entrelac knitting creates a textured diamond pattern that looks a little like a woven basket. It lends itself nicely to a long color repeat in the yarn, but works with any color scheme. Learn the basics with this quick project. The skills you'll need are simple decreases and you'll get good at picking up stitches. Homework required.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn Magic Loop while making a pair of fashionable fingerless mitts.

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

Cost: $ 40.00
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
A top-down sweater requires no picking up stitches or seaming. You don't have to use watermelon colors, but it look super cute if you do. Skills include increasing, decreasing, button holes. The pattern comes in one size, but you can use larger yarn and needles to match your yarn if you'd like a bigger size.

Cost: $ 30.00