Class & Event Schedule

Our current schedule is outlined below. Please first review our class policies here before signing up to participate.

Payment is required to reserve your space. You can register for most classes online here or pay in person at our brick and mortar shop. Any additional supplies you'll need are detailed in the class summary and can be purchased prior to class in our shop.

  

 



Bibbe Knitting Pattern

 


 

Sweater Club

Every Tuesday night from 6 - 8 PM, $10 per session. 
No class on 2/27!

Every Thursday morning from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, $8 per session.
No class on 3/1!

Attend only the sessions that work for you (RSVP each week is required). 
Project supplies (ie. yarn and pattern) to be purchased at Home Made.

Nothing compares to a handmade sweater, especially when it has a timeless and stylish fit and is made with quality yarn. If you'd like to add more handmade sweaters to your wardrobe, we're here to offer help, motivation and community along the way. New members are always welcome!

While our main focus is to help you tackle the larger, perhaps more intimidating-yet-rewarding sweater projects, we also realize you might need support for another project that you started independently or in one of our classes. That's why we also welcome anyone who might need help on another Home Made project. 

This “class” is structured a little differently. We’re offering a specific time and space to provide help and instruction for a group of knitters all working on sweaters. Instead of one class fee for a specific group of dates, you can show up to as many or few meetings as you please. If you require more help/instruction than can be provided during Sweater Club or would like help at another day/time, our Drop-In Knitting Help and private lesson services are available. Details about those services can be found here

To participate, just reach out and discuss your project goals with us. Choose a sweater project from our pattern selection and then purchase the yarn and pattern for your project in our shop. Cost is $10 per Tuesday meeting that meets after shop hours and $8 per Thursday meeting that meets during shop hours. Please RSVP let let us know that you are planning to attend. We recommend that you feel confident in knitting basics like cast on, knit, purl, and bind off before joining Sweater Club.

Supplies: Materials are dependent upon your chosen sweater project. Project ideas (that have been or are currently being made in Sweater Club) include: BibbeGrampsKillybegs, Portland PulloverBlank Canvas, PalladioAntrorse, Flax, and Lucia Hoodie.  

 

  





Learn to Knit Class

 

Learn to Knit

$85 for two 2-hour sessions
(supplies included)

Thursdays, February 1 & 8 from 6 - 8 PM
Click here to register.

Learn all the knitting basics like cast on, knit, purl, and bind off while you make a cozy neck warmer or cowl. We'll discuss other important concepts in the world of knitting like choosing the right yarn for your project, what is gauge, knitting tools, and finishing techniques. 

This class is intended for the absolute beginner so no experience is required! Those who are seeking a knitting refresher are welcome, too! 

This class is two 2-hour sessions. The class fee includes your supplies like yarn, knitting needles, and pattern. We will offer practice yarn to start but choose high quality yarn for even our beginner class projects because we believe that the process of knitting is just as important as the finished project. And, working with beautiful yarn is a big part of that. Additional supplies like a button and yarn needle that are needed to finish your project are also available for purchase in our shop.



Candy Darling Hat Class


Candy Darling Hat

$60 for three 2-hour sessions
(supplies sold separately)

Sundays, January 21, 28 & February 4 from 11AM - 1PM
Click here to register.

Let's make Candy Darling, a cheery colorwork hat and mittens set! We're offering the hat and mittens projects as two separate classes so you can choose whether you'd like to join us for making just the hat, just the mittens, or both. Sound good?

First, we'll start with the Candy Darling Hat where we'll show you how to start a project with a provisional cast on to create a ribbed folded brim. Then, we'll show you our tips and tricks for knitting stranded color work for the rest of the hat.

This class is intended for beginner/advanced beginner knitters who know knitting basics. It's also helpful if you already have some experience with double pointed needles or magic loop for shaping the crown of your hat. But, if you don't, a patient attitude and adventurous spirit will take you far!

Supplies: Candy Darling knitting pattern, 3 colors of The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light yarn (or other dk yarn such as The Fibre Co. Acadia or Hikoo Kenzie), US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge), stitch markers, and yarn needle to be purchased at Home Made. Please note that you may be able to share yarn with other participants as you will not need an entire skein of each color for your hat project.



 


Ankle Sock Class

Ankle Socks

$60 for three 2-hour sessions
(supplies sold separately)

Thursdays, January 11, 18 & 25 from 6 - 8PM
Click here to register.

Are you ready to learn how to knit socks? Or, maybe you already know the basics of sock knitting but want to try a fun new pattern and/or magic loop knitting vs. double pointed needles?

First, choose your pattern -- Rose City Rollers (pictured) or Saturday Matinee Socks (shown here). Then, decide whether you'd like to make them with double pointed needles or a long circular needle for magic loop. We'll guide you through making one ankle sock from cuff to toe, including cast on and joining in the round, turning the heel, making a gusset, sizing it for your foot, and closing up the toe with the kitchener stitch.

This class is intended for beginner/advanced beginner knitters who already know knitting basics like cast on, knit, and purl. And, remember, a patient attitude and adventurous spirit will take you far!

Homework: Knit your gauge swatch:  24 sts and 30 rows = 3 " in stockinette stitch in the round.

Supplies needed: Rose City Rollers or Saturday Matinee Socks knitting pattern, size US 1 / 2.25 mm double pointed needles OR 40" circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), 1 - 2 skeins of fingering/sock weight yarn (such as Hikoo CobasiMadelinetosh Twist Light, Olann Sock Sport, or Cascade Heritage Prints -- you'll need a second color if you'd like to add a contract color to the toe like mine) to be purchased at Home Made, and a yarn needle. Knitting needles and notions are also sold in our shop!

 

The Rosses Hat

$30 for one 2.5-hour session
(supplies sold separately)

Saturday, January 27 from 10AM-12:30PM
Click here to register.

 

 

The Rosses Hat Class

Let The Rosses hat be your excuse to knit with The Fibre Co.'s gorgeous Arranmore yarn. Plus, you'll get to learn the beautiful blackberry stitch and pair it with a simple cable braid to make what's sure to become your favorite winter hat. It's become mine!

From Kelbourne Woolens, distributor of The Fibre Co. yarns: 
The Rosses is named for the Irish speaking region of County Donegal called Na Rosa in Irish Gaelic. The simple trinity, or blackberry, stitch is an important element of hand knits, and is often used with pride amongst the hand knitters in the region, as machine knits cannot replicate the intricate stitch. A simple cable braid breaks up the trinity stitch, and both have attractive integrated decreases for the crown.

This class in intended for those who already know knitting basics like cast on, knit, purl as well as are familiar with using circular and double pointed needles.

Homework: Please complete the ribbed brim, as we will be focusing on the fancy new stitches during class.

Supplies needed: The Rosses knitting pattern, one skein of The Fibre Co. Arranmore yarn, size US 8 and US 10 - 16" circular needles and size US 10 double pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge), cable needle, stitch markers, and a yarn needle to be purchased at Home Made. 

 

Mittens Class
Mittens
$48 for two sessions
(supplies sold separately)
Sundays, February 18 from 11AM-1:30PM &
February 25 from 11AM-12:30PM
Click here to register.
Treat your hands to a beautiful pair of handmade mittens by learning how to make this simple, fast-knitting project. Once you know the basics of mitten construction, you can easily try adding stripes, cables or color work.

In this class, we will guide you through starting your project on double pointed needles to work in the round, creating a ribbed band, and increasing and picking up stitches for the thumb. Choose the traditional mitten or modify yours to make fingerless mitts if that's more your style.

Homework: Check your gauge, if desired, by completing a 4" swatch that is 18 stitches & 24 rounds of stockinette stitch on the larger needles. 

Supplies needed: One skein of Borgo de Pazzi Stout yarn (to be wound by hand in advance of class), sizes US 6 and US 8 double pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge), removable stitch marker, stitch holder (optional), and yarn needle to be purchased at Home Made.