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3101 S. Frontenac St.
Seattle, WA 98108

206-850-5759

This is not your grandmother's knitting and believe it or not, you can do it, too.  Knitting You is all about developing your confidence, creativity, expertise, and pleasure in this traditional craft that becoming anything you want it to be for you.  From beginners to those with life-long experience.  Kids, teens, men, hipsters, and yes, even grannys that never thought knitting was cool enough for them, Knitting You wants to be your knitting knowledge home.  Guarenteed. 

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Classes and Events

What is on the agenda at Knitting You?


Knit City with Knitting You
Sep
30
Oct 2

Knit City with Knitting You

Knit City is a three day fiber event taking place at PNE Forum in Vancouver B.C.  Classes, lectures, shopping, knitting, inspiration, and fun is on the agenda.  Join Shirley Beard and a merry group of knitters traveling by Amtrak from Seattle.   Stay two nights at the Atrium Inn located right across the street from the site of the event.  Enjoy High Tea and Chocolate at Schokolade Cafe, and lectures on Friday and Saturday nights by the noteworthy speakers Ysolda Teague and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (The Yarn Harlot).  

The package price for single, $525 or double, $450, occupancy includes roundtrip train tickets to and from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, motorcoach transfers to and from The Atrium Inn, two nights accommodations, High Tea, tickets to two lectures, and two day admittence to the Market Place.  

Additional cost and registration for classes at Knit City are by indidividual and not included in the package price. See the details of this event as they become available at www.knitsocial.ca. The class list has just been published and registration starts on June 15.  

During the trip you have access to Shirley's personal knitting coaching for any project, any skill, at any level.  Take this opportunity to have time to focus with her expert support and encouragement.   With such individualized attention you will be surprised at what you can accomplish all the while you are out and about on this fun adventure.  

This trip sold out last year.  Space is limited. Go to Register for Classes and Events link below to sign up.  

Stranded Colorwork Sweater
Sep
1
Oct 27

Stranded Colorwork Sweater

For something that is sure to bring on the sense of accomplishment and generate compliments from everyone, the Stranded Colorwork Sweater class is for you.  5 sessions will have you perfecting you skills of two-handed colorwork, sweater fit and construction, steeking (cutting your knitting with confidence) and finishing.  You choose an infant, child, or adult-sized Norwegian or Icelandic-style sweater pattern and together we will make it a reality just in time for the upcoming Nordic Knitting Conference in Seattle.  You will be the envy of all and assure that you are a master of all your knitting.  

Scheduled for Thursdays,  September 1, 15, 29 and October 13, and 27. 7-9 pm.

Cost $120

You should be comfortable casting on and making a knit and purl stitch. 

 

Materials required are dependent upon your selected project. I am happy to provide a private consultation prior to the first session to aid in your selection.  

 

Pre-registration required or use Contact Us from link below. See Terms and Conditions before registering. 

This class is held at my home, 3101 S. Frontenac St. Seattle 98108

 

Double Knitting
Jul
7
Jul 14

Double Knitting

  • The Lee House

Double knitting is a 2-session class during which you will learn the basics of this type of construction and expand your skills to make a choice of any of a wide selection of projects including cozies, coasters, headbands, hats or cowls.  Its a perfect way to knit gifts without a worry about fit. Double knitting is thick, extra insulating and completely reversible.  You can choose any design to make a beautiful patterned fabric.  

You should be comfortable casting on, making a knit and purl stitch as well as some experience manipulating yarn in both your right and left hands.  

Scheduled for Tuesday July 7 and 14, 7-9 pm.  

Cost $60

Materials required: Scrap DK to worsted weight yarn;  needles matched to weight of yarn (US size # 5-8) US size #1 (2.50mm.); routine knitting supplies such as locking stitch markers, tape measure, blunt-tipped tapestry needle, and scissors or yarn snips. 

Pre-registration required or use Contact Us from link below. See Terms and Conditions before registering.

This meeting will be held at The Lee House, 7315 39th Ave, S, Seattle WA 98118

We will enjoy a social hour prior to class.  Feel free to bring your dinner or even snacks to share.  There is a kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, and microwave at our facility 

Please no alcoholic beverages.

 

 

Beaded Cowl
Jun
28
6:00 pm18:00

Beaded Cowl

  • The Lee House

Is it time to start adding beads to your projects?  Lace shawl need a little jazzing up or weight at the border to help it hang nicely?
This Jeweled Cowl project is a great way to learn how to apply beads using both a crochet hook or super floss.  And it is only a single session class to make a big impact on your knitting. Also a great way to get started on your gift knitting.

You should be comfortable casting on, knitting in the round and making a knit and purl stitch. 

  Tuesday, June 28, 7-9pm.

Cost $40.  

I will provide the materials (yarn, beads, crochet hook and floss to apply beads) for a $30 fee.  Please bring a 32-40" US size 8 (5 mm.) circular needle.

Pre-registration required or Contact Us using link below. See Terms and Conditions before registering. 

We will enjoy a social hour prior to class.  Feel free to bring your dinner or snacks to share.  There is a kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, and microwave at our facility 

This class will be held at The Lee House, 7315 39th Ave, S, Seattle WA 98118

Two at a Time Two-up Socks
Jun
1
Jun 15

Two at a Time Two-up Socks

  • The Lee House

Knitting socks is fun and addictive.  Knitting a pair of socks two at a time helps avoids the dreaded “second sock syndrome”.  Knitting a pair of socks using the toe-up construction method allows you to try on the socks early in the project to make sure the fit is just what you want; avoids picking up stitches so the likelihood of holes at the junction of the heel and the instep is eliminated; and you keep knitting until you run out of yarn so there is none of those pesky leftovers.  

 

Skills taught in this class include: dividing yarn in order to knit from two separate balls; matching patterned sock yarn to result in matching socks; knitting in the round on a long circular needle (magic loop); wrap and turn short row heel flap and gusset construction; pattern reading; Judy’s Magic Cast On; and Sewn Stretchy Bind-off.  

Please be sure you have knit a sock either top-down or toe-up before registering for this class. 

Materials required: 100 grams (about 400 yards) of tightly twisted fingering (sock weight) yarn;  1 32-40" long circular needle US size #1 (2.50mm.)  A metal needle with a smooth join and sharp tips is recommended; routine knitting supplies such as locking stitch markers, tape measure, blunt-tipped tapestry needle, and scissors or yarn snips. 

Pre-registration required or use Contact Us from link below. See Terms and Conditions before registering. 

Three sessions,  Thursdays June 1, 8, and 15, 7-9pm.

Cost $75.

This meeting will be held at The Lee House, 7315 39th Ave, S, Seattle WA 98118

We will enjoy a social hour prior to class starting at 6 pm.  Feel free to bring your dinner or even snacks to share.  There is a kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, and microwave at our facility 

Please no alcoholic beverages.

 

 

 

 

First Lace Shawl
May
31
Jun 14

First Lace Shawl

  • The Lee House

Let's get you started with your first lace shawl.  It's the Ashton Shawlette and you will learn all there is to make you a fearless lace knitter.  Your resulting project is perfect to show off at those summer weddings or cooler evenings around the fire pit. 

Skills taught include principles of lace knitting, stitches used to add lace effects to fabric, reading, tracking and maintaining your place in lace charts, preventing and correcting mistakes, blocking and finishing.  

You should be comfortable casting on and making a knit and purl stitch. 

Materials required: 400 to 700 yards of fingering (sock weight) yarn;  1 32-40" long circular needle US size #5 (3.75mm)  A metal needle with a smooth join and sharp tips is recommended; routine knitting supplies such as locking stitch markers, tape measure, blunt-tipped tapestry needle, and scissors or yarn snips. 

2 sessions are scheduled for Tuesday May 31 and June 14, 7-9pm.

Cost $75.

We will enjoy a social hour prior to class.  Feel free to bring your dinner or even snacks to share.  There is a kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, and microwave at our facility 

Please no alcoholic beverages.

Pre-registration required or use Contact Us from link below. See Terms and Conditions before registering. 

This class is held at The Lee House 7315 39th Ave. S. Seattle 98118.

 

May
18
May 24

The Northwest LYS Yarn Tour

Visit 28 participating local yarn shops in the Puget Sound Region for free patterns, yarn discounts, and prizes. 

Apr
6
6:00 pm18:00

Get Comfortable Knitting from a Chart

  • The Lee House

Learning to use the shortcut of a chart to track a knitting pattern leads to fewer errors and the recognition of any mistakes in time to correct before the only option is to rip out the knitting completely.  There are just a few key concepts to understand in order to make sense of those symbols and instructions.  This class will have you confidently knitting from charts (and maybe even making your own charts) with ease.  

Please be sure you are comfortable in your skills to make a knit stitch, make a purl stitch, make decreases and increases, cast-on and bind-off before you register for this class.   These basic skills will not be taught.  

The text for this class is Charts Made Simple: understanding knitting charts visually by JC Briar.  Copies of the book will be available from the instructor at class at 10% discount. 

One two hour session, $50

Pre-registration required or Contact Us using link below. See Terms and Conditions before registering. Maximum 15 students.  Waitlist is available. 

This class will be held at The Lee House, 7315 39th Ave, S, Seattle WA 98118

We will enjoy a social hour prior to class.  Feel free to bring your dinner or snacks to share.  There is a kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, and microwave at our facility 

Please no alcoholic beverages.

Class begins at 7pm.

 

Feb
27
9:00 am09:00

Fiber with Friends

  • Kentridge High School Library

A day to sit, knit, and visit.  Make some new friends, connect with old friends, knit, and enjoy your day. 

There will be a stash reduction for yarn, needles, and patterns.

Coffee, tea, and snacks.

Knitting You will be doing a demonstration of Helix Hat Knitting and will have new Sparkle Yarn-its for sale. 

Registration is $10 and can be made by a check to Karla Huston 9714 S. 205th Court, Kent WA 98031 or by online payment using PayPal to fiberwithfriends@gmail.com.

Questions can be addressed to Mitzi Gligorea, fiberwithfriends@gmail.com

Arne & Carlos Knit Along
Feb
16
Sep 20

Arne & Carlos Knit Along

  • The Lee House

 

You have probably seen the popular scandinavian-styled knitted christmas ornaments from their book "55 Christmas Balls to Knit" by Arne & Carlos.  Or maybe even watched one of their newly launched YouTube videos on ArneCarlos.com.  Did you know that they will be returning to the Nordic Knitting Conference to be held at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle this coming October?  

 

I have had the extreme pleasure of taking class and hearing them speak in Seattle, Portland, and New York City.  To say that I am a fan is an understatement indeed.  But I am not alone.  They travel from their home in Norway to Japan, Korea, all across continental Europe, and the United States to share their fiber inspiration and delightful selves. 

 

Their 6 knitting books are published in numerous languages.  And they have just launched a new book on making art journals utilizing collected papers and ephemera.  So you don't even have to use yarn to join the group!

 

Additionally a line of yarn, Regia Design Line by Arne & Carlos,  makes beautiful self-patterned socks and other accessories as well as adorable teddy bears.  

 

This Knit Along (KAL) is a series of monthly meetings held on the third Tuesday to work on projects from any of the Arne & Carlos books or using Arne & Carlos yarn.  It is a great way to get ready for their upcoming time in Seattle. I will be supporting you in your selection and working on your project. The options range from those that are quick to finish all the way to impressive Norwegian-styled sweaters. You may even learn a new technique such as double knitting, stranded colorwork, knitting in the round, making socks, felting, or duplicate stitch.  It is your choice.  

Please be sure you are confident in your skills to make a knit stitch, make a purl stitch, cast-on and bind-off before you register for this KAL.   These basic skills will not be taught.  Learning additional skills specific to your selected projects will be supported.  

Cost $15 per session or $40 for three sessions.  Join us for as many sessions as your schedule allows. 

Scheduled for Tuesday 2/16, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/12 (note date changed to 2nd Tuesday due to vacation conflict), 8/16, and 9/20.

We will enjoy a social hour prior to class starting at 6 pm.  Feel free to bring your dinner or even snacks to share.  There is a kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, and microwave at our facility 

Please no alcoholic beverages.

Crafting begins at 7pm.

Pre-registration required or use Contact Us from link below. See Terms and Conditions before registering. 

You receive a 10% discount on the books. 

This KAL will be held at The Lee House, 7315 39th Ave, S, Seattle WA 98118

 

Dec
2
6:00 pm18:00

Oh No, Now What? Fixing Basic Mistakes

  • The Lee House

This class starts with the idea that success comes from strategies to avoid mistakes.  It then covers how to recognize when things aren't just right, diagnose what went wrong, and then moving into methods for correcting  common things such as, twisted stitches, incomplete stitches, extra stitches at row end, how and when to rip out many rows (frogging), backing out of stitches (tinking), fixing dropped stitches, missed increases/decreases, and extra increases/decreases. If you have a particular problem that seems to be a repeat offender for you, let's figure that out, too.

One two hour session.

Pre-registration required or use contact us from link below. See Terms and Conditions before registering. Maximun 10 students. 

This class will be held at The Lee House, 7315 39th Ave, S, Seattle WA 98118

We will enjoy a social hour prior to class.  Feel free to bring your dinner or snacks to share.  There is a kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, and microwave at our facility 

Please no alcoholic beverages

Class begins at 7pm

Nov
7
10:00 am10:00

Getting to Know How Ravelry Works for You

5 million knitters and crocheters know the value of this website.  An introduction to enhance your experience of yarn, patterns, projects, and fellow crafters.  A Wi-Fi enabled laptop or tablet is required.  Please visit the website to sign up for a Ravelry.com account prior to the class.  If you already have a Ravelry account please have your username and password.  

Master Class Series
Sep
16
Dec 2

Master Class Series

Wed. Sept. 16 – Master Class #1: Yarn Shop 101
An introduction to the materials and supplies found in your local yarn store. We’ll discuss selecting yarns; yarn properties; corporate vs. indie; sources; yarn substituting; yarn weights and fibers; needles (what type and when to use them); how to read a label; dye lots; types of patterning (variable repeats, tonal) and effects of each; and yarn quality. Much of this information is appropriate for anyone who works with yarn (knitters, crocheters, weavers, etc).

Wed. Sept. 23 – Master Class #2: Knitting Patterns 101
How to successfully choose a pattern. We’ll discuss selecting and evaluating a pattern; pattern schematics; finished size; ease; reading patterns; understanding construction; pattern elements; skill required; resources and sources (local yarn shop, pattern books, Ravelry, Instagram, Pinterest, etc). Class content is appropriate for anyone who works with yarn.

Wed. Sept. 30 – Master Class #3: Simple Design
The foundations of any successful project. We’ll discuss cast ons and bind offs; construction direction; making pieces vs working in the round; adding patterning stitches such as cables, lace or colorwork; modifying sleeves and necklines; and converting pullovers to cardigans.

Wed. Oct. 7 – Master Class #4: Fixing Basic Mistakes
Essential know-how for avoiding abandoning a project in frustration! We’ll discuss preventing, recognizing, diagnosing and correcting mistakes such as twisted stitches, incomplete stitches, dropped stitches, extra stitches, when to rip (frog) and when and how to unknit (tink).

Wed. Oct. 14- Master Class #5: Knitting for Fit
Learn how to ensure your finished object fits the way you want it to. We’ll discuss taking accurate and appropriate body measurements; understanding how to use gauge to predict fabric and fit; ease and adjustment for fabric weight and ease; shaping; matching yarn to pattern; swatching; and adjusting pattern for fit. Class content is appropriate for anyone who works with yarn.


Wed. Oct. 21 – Master Class #6: Cables
We’ll discuss learning to read cable charts; making cables with a simple project; correcting minor cable mistakes; and adding cables to a pattern. We’ll also make a small sample cable project.

Wed. Oct. 28 – Master Class #7: Lace
We’ll discuss learning to read lace charts; adding lace embellishment to a pattern; and preventing lace mistakes. We’ll also make a small lace sample project.

Wed. Nov. 4 – Master Class #8: Stranded Colorwork
We’ll discuss color selection; yarn dominance; two-handed knitting; the importance of consistent stranding; and dealing with yarn ends and joining a new yarn. We’ll also make a small stranded colorwork sample project.

Wed. Nov. 18 – Master Class #9: Finishing Finesse
You’ve put in all the work to make something; now finish strong! We’ll discuss planning ahead for a professional finish; types of blocking; blocking tools; seaming; weaving ends; laundering and caring; and storing. Class content is appropriate for anyone who works with yarn.

Wed. Dec. 2 – Master Class #10: Building a Knitting Knowledgebase and Library
Wondering where to go for more? We’ll discuss reference books; sourcing patterns; Ravelry.com; knitting inspiration (podcasts, events, & Pinterest); how to organize your library for ease of use; and use of digital and hardcopy. Class content is appropriate for anyone who works with yarn.

Pricing is variable depending upon the number of classes you desire.

The complete Master Class Series is available as 10 two-hour class sessions. Purchase the complete series and you’ll also receive 3 one-hour long private consultations with Shirley and the reference book, The Knowledgeable Knitter by Margaret Radcliffe. This $485 value is available for just $300!

Need a lighter-weight option?  Choose any 5 of the 10 two-hour classes. Your registration will also include 2 one-hour long private consultations with Shirley and the reference book, The Knowledgeable Knitter by Margaret Radcliffe. This is a $265 value, available for just $200.

Classes from the Master Class Series are also available individually at $50 each. The classes on cables, lace and colorwork also have a $15 materials fee.

This class will be held at Town Square Fabric and Yarn, a sewing studio and knitting lounge located in the heart of Burien's Town Square, 445 SW 152nd St. Ste. 100, Burien, WA 98166.

Call the shop at (206) 246-9276 to register. 

Sep
12
Sep 26

Knitting Fundamentals

Learning to knit for anyone who has never tried, or would like to review the basics.   We will be making a slouchy hat that cleverly converts to a neck warmer using worsted weight yarn.

Three weekly sessions Saturdays, Sept. 12 & 19, 2 – 4 pm AND Sept. 26, 10 am – noon.

This class will be held at Town Square Fabric and Yarn, a sewing studio and knitting lounge located in the heart of Burien's Town Square, 445 SW 152nd St. Ste. 100, Burien, WA 98166

Call the shop at (206) 246-9276 to register. 

Price $75 with 10% discount on supplies purchased for class at Town Square Fabric & Yarn. 

Jul
28
5:00 pm17:00

Stitch and Pitch at the Seattle Mariners

Always fun to combine major league baseball and knitters and crocheters.  And a marketplace to cruise prior to the game.  Join the group from Town Square Fabric & Yarn. We are meeting at the Tukwila Link Light Rail Station at 4:30 to arrive at Safeco Field in plenty of time to shop and get our beer and hot dogs before settling in for the ceremonial first pitch by the founder of Noro Yarns.

To purchase your tickets for $15 call or stop by Town Square Fabric & Yarn, 445 SW 152nd St. Burien, WA, 206-246-9276.  Everyone is welcome so bring the whole family. 

Apr
25
Jun 6

First Sweater

Learning to create a sweater unique to one's individual preference of color, fabric, style, and fit is the goal for this class.  Skills taught include swatch preparation, pattern reading, pattern adaptation, preparation of or comparison with schematics,  pattern tracking, knitting in the round, transferring stitches to waste yarn, avoiding and correcting mistakes, knitting with anticipation of finishing, options for cast ons and bind offs, picking up stitches, shaping techniques including short rows, making a steek, finishing bands, buttonholes, button selection, sewing buttons, blocking and care instruction.  Student has choice of any sweater pattern that is knit from the top down direction using raglan construction.  The instructor is available for consult regarding pattern and appropriate yarn selection. 

 

This class will be held at Town Square Fabric and Yarn, a sewing studio and knitting lounge located in the heart of Burien's Town Square, 445 SW 152nd St. Ste. 100, Burien, WA 98166.

Call the shop at (206) 246-9276 to register. 

 

Apr
18
May 2

Traditional Stranded Colorwork

 

This class will explore traditional Scandinavian two-color knitting.  You will learn about color selection, yarn dominance, consistent stranding and more.

Sessions will be held at Town Square Fabric and Yarn, a sewing studio and knitting lounge located in the heart of Burien's Town Square, 445 SW 152nd St. Ste. 100, Burien, WA 98166.

Call the shop at (206) 246-9276 to register. 

Feb
28
Mar 14

Knitting Fundamentals

Learning to knit for anyone who has never tried, or would like to review the basics.   We will be making a slouchy hat that cleverly converts to a neck warmer using worsted weight yarn.

Three weekly sessions 2/28, 3/7, and 3/14/ 2015, 2-4pm. 

This class will be held at Town Square Fabric and Yarn, a sewing studio and knitting lounge located in the heart of Burien's Town Square, 445 SW 152nd St. Ste. 100, Burien, WA 98166

Call the shop at (206) 246-9276 to register. 

$60

Jan
24
10:00 am10:00

Knitting Fundamentals

Learning to knit for anyone who has never tried, or would like to review the basics.   We will be making a slouchy hat that cleverly converts to a neck warmer using worsted weight yarn. 

Every week for 3 sessions. 

This class will be held at Town Square Fabric and Yarn, a sewing studio and knitting lounge located in the heart of Burien's Town Square,  445 SW 152nd St, Ste. 100, Burien, WA 98166

Jan
10
Feb 7

Sock Fundamentals

Learn to knit handmade socks and you will never want to wear anything else.  Your friends and family will not believe your wonderous skill and marvelous generosity when you present them with such a gift. 

Three sessions 1/10/15, 1/24/15, 2/7/15

This class will be held at Town Square Fabric and Yarn, a sewing studio and knitting lounge located in the heart of Burien's Town Square,  445 SW 152nd St, Ste. 100, Burien, WA 98166

Jul
23
7:00 pm19:00

Knitting Next Steps

Learning to knit with confidence and sucess as you expand your skills from the basics. 

Every 2 weeks for 5 sessions. 

May
21
7:00 pm19:00

Sweater Knitting

Learn to knit sweaters that you will love.  Be it your first or your 50th. 

Every 2 weeks for 5 sessions. 

 

May
15
May 18

The Northwest LYS Tour

Visit 25 participating local yarn shops in the Puget Sound Region for free patterns, yarn discounts, and prizes. 

May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Back on Track

Resurecting projects that have been languishing for whatever reason.  Get moving towards finishing with problem solving and encouragement. 

Weekly, ongoing.

May
8
7:00 pm19:00

Building in Color Blanket Class

Getting started on colorwork technique in a series of monthly classes based on the Building in Color blanket by Michelle Hunter. 

Monthly on the second Thursday.