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Fri-Sat 10-5
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Knitting, Crochet & Weaving Classes

3 Kittens Needle Arts offers a variety of project classes to engage and challenge studentsKnitting Class at all skill levels, from the very beginning to advanced. Our classes are designed to build your skills and inspire your creativity. We want you to get the most out of our classes, so all of our class descriptions include prerequisite skills.

Studios
These 2-hour sessions provide a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you can bring your own project and enjoy the company of others with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Your instructor can assist you with interpreting a pattern, selecting yarn, or understanding a complicated technique. 

Level 1: Beginning Classes
Knitting - Our 4-session Beginning Knitting Class is where you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. You will leave the class with a finished braided cowl.
Crochet - Our 4-session Beginning Crochet Class will teach you how to single crochet, double crochet and half-double crochet. You will make a braided cowl.
Weaving - Our 2-session Intro to Weaving class will get you started weaving on a rigid-heddle loom. Students will make a scarf.

Level 2: After Beginning Classes
Level 2 classes are for those students who have completed the Level 1 beginning classes or have the skills listed below. They are designed to reinforce the skills learned in Level 1 and introduce the next range of skills that are essential to becoming well-versed in your craft.

What skills should you have before taking on a Level 2 Class?
For Knitting
  • Know how to do long-tail cast on
  • Be able to knit and purl
  • Know how to bind off
  • Be able to sew in ends

For Crochet
  • Know how to chain a beginning row
  • Be able single crochet, double crochet, and half-double crochet
  • Be able to sew in ends
 
Level 3: Intermediate Classes
Level 3 classes are designed for students who are feeling comfortable with the all aspects of Level 1 and Level 2 and are ready to explore new techniques and more complicated patterns.

What skills should you have before taking on a Level 3 Class? We will list the specific skills you need to know for each Level 3 class, but in general, you should:
For Knitting
  • Know all of the skills listed in Level 2 (above)
  • Know how to knit in the round
  • Understand gauge - how to measure & calculate
  • Know how to rip out/unknit
  • Understand how to read a pattern
  • Know how to create Yarnovers
  • Know basic increases/decreases
  • Understand how to read a yarn label

For Crochet
  • Know all of the skills listed in Level 2 (above)
  • Know how to make a granny square
  • Understand triple crochet
  • Know the difference between American & British crochet terminology
  • Know how to do basic increases/decreases
  • Be able to make front post & back post stitches
  • Understand how to read a pattern
  • Know how to read a yarn label
  • Understand the use of slip stitches

Level 4: Advanced Classes
Level 4 classes are appropriate for students who have become very comfortable with Level 1-3 techniques and have an adventurous spirit when it comes to their craft.

What skills should you have before taking on a Level 4 Class? We will list the specific skills you need to know for each Level 4 class, but in general, you should:
For Knitting
  • Know the skills listed in Levels 2 & 3 (above)
  • Understand basic cable techniques
  • Know basic lace techniques
  • Know how to fix mistakes
  • Understand how to read a chart (color, cable, lace)
  • Be able to incorporate short row shaping into your piece
  • Understand slip stitches 
  • Know how to pick up stitches
  • Be able to finish/block your items
  • Be familiar with 1+ additional cast on and bind off techniques
  • Know how to make buttonholes

For Crochet
  • Know the skills listed in Levels 2 & 3 (above)
  • Know how to make cables
  • Be able to do basic lace
  • Be able to finish/block your items
  • Be able to incorporate short row shaping into your piece
  • Know how to do foundation crochet 
  • Have a familiarity with reading crochet diagrams/symbols
  • Know how to fix mistakes

Registration
We can take your registration online, in person, or over the phone. All you need to do to secure your spot in a knitting or a crochet class is to pay the class fee and purchase any required materials. Each class has a maximum of 6 students unless otherwise specified. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Class Materials
Once you are registered, we will provide you with a Class Information Sheet that lists all the class materials you will need as well as any class preparation instructions. The specified materials must be used for the project and purchased at 3 Kittens Needle Arts. Allow at least 2 weeks for any special orders of yarn or other supplies for knitting or crochet classes.

CLASS BONUS: You will receive 10% off any yarn purchased for a knitting, crochet or weaving project class.

Cancellation Policy
3 Kittens Needle Arts reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a class if the class minimum is not attained. If the class is cancelled by 3 Kittens, class fees will be fully refunded in the form of original payment.

For knitting and crochet project classes, student cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the first session to receive a refund for the class fee. For studios, student cancellations must be made at least 3 days prior to the studio. After that date, class fees are not refundable and cannot be transferred to another class. Any yarn or supplies purchased for the class are also not refundable.

Missed classes/studios are the responsibility of the student and will not be refunded or rescheduled.