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Learn to Knit

Learn to Knit

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Scholarship tickets are available to anyone as funds allow. Call or email us to request one! Read more at the bottom of this page.

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Learn to knit in this fun & comprehensive class for beginners. In this class you can get started on making an easy scarf, hat, or bag. In class we’ll go over how to cast on, or start your knitting, and the knit stitch. Depending on each student's progress and timing, we may also give demos on binding off, seaming, and weaving in your ends.

We have many different yarns that are great for beginners. Come a bit early to class to get our advice on which ones are easy to use and how much you’ll need for your project!

INSTRUCTOR
Cleo (they/she)

PROJECT
A scarf, hat, or bag (see photos)

SKILL LEVEL
Absolute Beginner or Advanced Beginner. Each student will learn the same basic techniques, then gets to choose how much more they want to learn. You can read about how we determine skill levels here.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
The long tail cast on, the knit stitch, binding off, seaming, and weaving in ends. Optional: simple decreasing/knit two together (k2tog).

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
None! You don't need any knitting experience to take this class. Must be 9 years or older.

REQUIRED YARN - available for purchase at the shop
You can knit a scarf in any worsted, bulky, or super bulky weight yarn. The amount you will need will vary depending on the yarn weight you choose and the size you want your scarf to be (we can give you estimates in the shop).

If you want to make this hat you’ll need at least 200 yards of worsted weight yarn. 

To make this bag you'll need 320 yards of bulky weight yarn.

REQUIRED TOOLS - available for purchase at the shop
If you’re making a scarf, the needle size will vary based on the yarn you choose: anything between US 8 (5 mm) and US 19 (15 mm). If you’re making the hat you’ll need US 8 (5 mm) needles. This bag pattern uses US 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles.

We recommend using wooden needles when you’re learning, the metal ones can be heavy (if they’re vintage) and too slippery, and plastic ones can be too sticky!

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Class Policies

Wait Lists

If a class is full we are happy to add you to the wait list in case someone cancels. Send an email with the name of the class (and the date, if there is more than one date for the class) to hello@cleosyarnshop.com to be added.

Cancellations

We are happy to offer you a refund or store credit for any class sign up as long as you give us notice at least 48 hours before the start time of the class.

Most no show and late cancellation ticket costs will added to our Scholarship Fund. You can read more about that below.

Many of our classes have a minimum number of sign ups required to run. If a class doesn't get the required number of sign ups to run and we decide to cancel or post-pone the class we will notify those who did sign up via email between 24–48 hours before the class's start time and offer them a seat in the next class, a refund, or store credit.

Photography

When you attend a class at our shop you agree to be recorded and photographed during the class. If you would like to request that your face, hands, or body not be in any photos or videos that we share on social media please send an email requesting so any time prior to the start time of the class to hello@cleosyarnshop.com. You may still be recorded or photographed during the class but we will respect your request that the videos or images of you not be shared online.

Scholarship Fund

Our Scholarship Fund is contributed to by the shop and our community to help those who need it attend our classes and events. You can read about why we started the fund here.

When signing up for a class or event, anyone is welcome to purchase a Scholarship Fund ticket at a discount as funds allow. When a Scholarship Fund ticket is purchased, the amount discounted is taken from the Scholarship Fund to pay the shop, the shop's staff, and the teacher or host of the class or event the full regular ticket price.

If you are considering requesting a Scholarship Fund ticket but aren't sure whether it's for you or not, it probably is! The folks who have contributed to the Scholarship Fund wanted to contribute and want the funds to be used! And the lovely people putting on this class or event are still getting paid the full amount to do it. Please only pay full price if you feel you have enough to do so.

That said, we also ask that you be mindful of the amount and frequency of requests you make from the fund. Making sure funds are available to as many people as possible is a collaborative effort, so we'll check in with you and you check in with us!

If you'd like to use the Scholarship Fund, you can do so by calling the shop (929-529-7542), emailing us (hello@cleosyarnshop.com), or coming into the shop and requesting a Scholarship Ticket. We will ask you how much you are able to pay, and the funds available will cover the rest.