Here at Quintessential Knits we offer a variety of classes. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate knitter, crocheter, or you are spinning or weaving, we have something for you! We also have scheduled times each month to just come and join others who love to knit or crochet as much as you do! If you don't see a class you want please let us know and we will make it happen. We will also schedule private classes for you (or you and friends) at no extra cost!
Materials for classes are 10% off.
CLASSES and EVENTS
JUNE KAL - Lento Sweater $20
Are you interested in knitting a sweater but wish you could have someone to "hold your hand" every step of the way? Then join our Lento KAL this June! The Lento is a beginner-friendly sweater pattern with a classic raglan style. The KAL will be run on Mondays (10 am to 1 pm) throughout June and we will guide you through every step, including how to choose the right yarn to get the look you want, how to measure yourself and select the right size, what to do if you don't "get gauge" and how to modify the pattern instructions for the fit you want. In order to participate, you must purchase yarn for your Lento sweater at Quintessential Knits. There is also a participation fee of $20 to cover the cost of the pattern for each participant and extra staffing during the KAL.
Dates for the Lento KAL:
Monday June 5 (10am - 1pm) - We will review the pattern together and you will select your yarn and knit a swatch. We will help you select the size to knit based on your measurements, your swatch and the fit you want. You will cast on and start the neckline. You will finish knitting the neckline at home.
Monday June 12 (10am - 1pm) - We will discuss how a raglan yoke is constructed and explain how you can make modifications to the pattern instructions to get your perfect fit and style. You will start the yoke and finish it at home.
Monday June 19 (10am - 1pm) - We will guide you through how to set aside the stitches for your sleeves. We will then discuss your options for shaping the body of your sweater in order to achieve the fit you want. You will continue knitting the body at home.
Monday June 26 (10am - 1pm) - We will show you how to pick up stitches and knit your sleeves, including how to shape your sleeves for the look you want. We will also discuss your options for knitting a small circumference (magic loop? dpns? small circulars?) and guide you in your choice. Finally, we will discuss bind off options for your cuffs and hem. You will finish your sweater at your own pace, but you are not on your own! We will continue to be here throughout the process to help with any questions or problems you encounter along the way.
Summer Camp KNIT OR CROCHET sessions:
The week-long camps are open to ages 9 and above. Each week will be limited to 6 participants. They will take place at the yarn shop, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12 noon or noon to 3pm. The camps are aimed at absolute beginners as well as those finding their way through their first patterns and wanting to advance their skills. The price is $190 for the week (15 hours). The price includes a skein of yarn and a compatible set of circular needles or a crochet hook (approx. $30 total value).
Knit In The Park
This summer on the second Saturday of June, July and August we will be knitting in the Park, McCormick Park in Duvall! Bring a chair and your favorite Knit, Crochet or Spinning Project. Snacks are welcome of course! We will Meet from 1:00 – 4:00. We had such a great time when we did it last year that we decided to make it a monthly thing this summer. Come out and join us!
DATES: June 10, July 8 and August 12
We will meet in the picnic area off the trail.
There is no cost for this event, we just ask that you sign up by clicking the link so we know how may to expect.
Thanks so much!
Learn to Spin - Wheel Spinning
Our Instructor Barbara Seeler will teach you the properties of fiber and how to apply that to spinning. After you have learned on a drop spindle this is the next step, wheel spinning. You can bring your own wheel or learn on ours. This is a very informative class and Barbara is a joy to learn from! Fiber is provided.