New year, new skills.

The new year seems to bring renewed interest in learning about knitting and crocheting. We quickly sold out of our most basic “learn to knit” books in December as knitters and knitters-to-be prepared to teach or learn the craft this season. This week, both I Can’t Believe I’m Knitting and I Can’t Believe I’m Crocheting are back in stock, ready with clear instructions and photographs to get you started. If one or the other craft is unfamiliar to you, why not give it a try this year?


Speaking of learning something new, we’ve been busy scheduling new classes for the new year. For the uninitiated, who’ve never held needles or yarn, we have Beginning Knitting, which teaches the basics: knit, purl, cast on, bind off. Want to try a new stitch pattern or knitting technique? Amy’s Beginning Lace will show how to knit from charts, and her Lava Flow Cowl class will teach a provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch, and cables. If you’ve boldly decided to knit your first sweater this year, consider Marsha’s First Sweater class for guidance along the way. There are still a few spaces in Katherine’s Quill class, if you’d like to try your hand at a garter stitch shawl with a lace border. These are only a sampling; there are plenty more classes listed on our website. Check there to read more about our classes and register for them, as well.


What new skills or techniques are you looking forward to learning in the new year?

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