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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


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
Learn fair isle knitting - the art of carrying two colors of yarn at one time. This class features the Manos del Uruguay pattern Drops of Spring Mitts. It's a quick knit and a perfectly simple design for learning colorwork.

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
Fun with Granny Squares - Learn two different basic designs that can be used to make a potholder, afghan, tote-bag, and so much more. This class is a perfect follow-up to Beginning Crochet. We'll make a couple practice squares in class and talk about projects you can make using Granny Squares when you know how to make them in case you want to pick out your next project.

Cost: $ 20.00
Ready to try some easy color work? Here's the perfect way to start. We'll use a color technique called Helix to create a three-color hat.

Cost: $ 20.00
Be introduced to the world of intarsia knitting, adding "pools" of color as you knit and linking it to all sides as you knit. You will learn how to prepare for colorwork knitting, preparing your yarn using balls, bobbins, or butterflies, how to add new colors and how to switch colors. We'll finish with tips for weaving in those pesky ends.

Cost: $ 20.00
Using the same concept as the Butterfly/Papillon shawl, this two-pointed poncho is knitted top-down in the round. Pools of color are formed using short rows and a long gradient yarn. You may choose to knit it in either fingering weight or worsted weight yarn. Lorrie's sample is in fingering.

Cost: $ 40.00
You won't be afraid of lace after this class where you will learn to read a lace chart, use a life line, as well as a number of lace stitches.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn Magic Loop while making a pair of fashionable fingerless mitts.

Cost: $ 20.00
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
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
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
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.

Cost: $ 20.00
This great one-skein cowl is perfect for beginning knitters to build-skills. You'll knit in the round, do increases, decreases and chart reading. There is a lot going on - but it's very doable. We've added a little extra time to this class to accommodate all that you will learn!

Cost: $ 25.00
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.