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Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced knitter, we have a class crafted especially for you! Our classes are small, 5 to 6 people, so that we can provide personal attention to each participant. We require all supplies for the class to be purchased from our shop prior to the class so that when you arrive at class, we are ready to go and begin the class.

We’ll look forward to seeing you in one of our upcoming classes! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the shop at the phone number and hours at the top righthand side of this page.

Class project samples are available in the shop.

All of the classes listed require basic knitting skills. You must be able to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

A $10.00 non-refundable registration fee is required to reserve your place in a class. This will be applied to the total cost of the class.

How do I register for a class? Call us at 717-625-4280, stop by the shop, or email us at theballandskeinshop@gmail.com.

New Classes:

Christmas Stockings

Learn how to knit a sock on a bigger scale…a Christmas stocking? We’ll learn how to read a chart, the basics of a sock, and a good foundation to two or three color knitting. Start a new tradition in your family with these beautiful old fashioned Christmas Stockings. 

3rd Saturday of the Month  –  Sat., Mar 18, Apr 15, and May 20 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

(Total of 3 classes)  –  Class size: 5

Cost: Materials plus $6 per class teaching fee 

 


Blue Columbine Cardigan

by Mari Chiba
Blue Columbine Cardigan front

Enjoy knitting this beautiful, lightweight sweater; great for layering this spring and summer. No seams – worked in one piece from bottom to underarms then fronts and back worked separately.

Top-down set-in sleeves are picked up and shaped with short-rows. Simple, open work lace pattern in back. 3/4 length sleeves with lace inset (may work longer if desired).

Techniques you will learn include:

  • Long-tail cast on (using 2 balls)
  • SSK
  • K2Tog
  • P2Tog tblBlue Columbine Cardigan back
  • 3-needle bind off on shoulders
  • German short rows for upper sleeves
  • M1L
  • M1R
  • Decreasing in lace pattern
  • Reading chart for lace inset on sleeves
  • I-cord method bind off for finishing fronts

Saturdays, Apr 1, May 13, and Jun 3 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

or 

Mondays, Apr 3, May 15, Jun 5 at 12 Noon – 2:00 pm 

(Total of 3 classes)  –  Class size: 5

Cost: Materials plus $6 per class teaching fee 


“Leftie”

by Martina Behm Leftie Shawlette light background

This fun project is an asymmetrical scarf/shawlette that was designed to show off your favorite little leftovers of fingering/sock yarn. The entire project is knit in garter stitch. The tiny leaves are created by just a few short rows.

Purchase one hank of background color (about 420 yards); use dark or light background of your choice. Purchase or make use of as many or as few colors of left-over fingering/sock yarn as you prefer.

Leftie Shawlette medium backgroundPurchase pattern on Ravelry or at the Ball & Skein Shop; check out all the beautiful combinations of colors that other knitters have on display on Ravelry.

This is a very easy shawlette to complete once you learn the pattern – ONLY ONE CLASS!

Saturday Apr 22, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Class size: 5

Cost: Materials plus $6 per class teaching fee 

 


Ongoing Classes:

BUILDING BLOCKS CLASSES

Building Blocks Class

 You will be increasing your knitting skills one block at a time for 13 months with an afghan as your finished product.

Interested in an evening Building Blocks class? 

Interested in a daytime Building Blocks class?

Call the shop for more details.

 

 


BUILDING IN COLOby Michelle Hunter

Space Available:Building in Color

 4th Thursday of the month  1 – 3 pm