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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 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 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
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
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
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
Are you frustrated when trying to complete a crochet project because you don't understand what you are being asked to do? Join Lorrie and take the confusion out of reading crochet patterns. In this two-week class, you will work through a stitch sampler cowl. Lorrie will coach you, through this project which was designed specifically to help people learn to read patterns. There are a variety of stitches so it gives a good amount of examples and practice.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
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
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
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
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
This class will cover the basic parts of a classic top-down sock with heel flap and gusset. You will learn how to do the Kitchener stitch to graft a toe and learn a stretchy, elastic cast-on for the top of the sock. Students will complete a classic, well-fitting sock using sock (fingering) weight yarn. You will be able to apply what you learn in this class to many different sock patterns. For the intermediate knitter who knows all the basics plus how to knit in the round, consistently work to gauge, and read pattern instructions. Prerequisites: Must know how to do Magic Loop Method before class.

Cost: $ 40.00
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