As our business grows we will strive to offer an abundance of fun and interesting classes to tantalize every knitter, whether you are just starting out or want to try something new. Unlike most knitting classes, you will have the benefit of two teachers and receive more individualized attention in every class. We will be taking full advantage of Albuquerque's beautiful weather and hold many of our classes outdoors with our little 1955 Terry Trailer always in tow.


 
 
 
SweaterGirls Knitting Club at Los Poblanos Inn
Instructor(s): Chris Appleton & Ramona Chesley

Location: Los Poblanos Inn, 4803 Rio Grande Blvd N.W, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
Dates: Second Tuesday of Every Month: March 11th, April 8th, May 13th
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
SweaterGirls is still meeting the second Tuesday of every month at the lovely Los Poblanos Inn. Starting in September we are going to start focusing on a new technique every month. This is a great way to learn some basic knitting techniques in a short 2 hour class. You will now have the choice of just enjoying an evening of knitting or learning something new. As always, will be there to lend a helping hand and answer your questions. The fee is $30 for 3 months or a $12 drop in fee for just one night of knitting. For the basic technique classes or one night of knitting, you can register through PayPal on the class description below (just scroll down) or you can pay the night of the meeting. We except cash, check and credit cards. Below are the descriptions of the different techniques we will focus on each month.
12 Yrs and up.
If want to learn how to knit we suggest taking one of our beginner classes. Please call if you have any questions, 280-7557.
Cost: $30

Knit a Custom Summer Skirt
Instructor(s): Ramona Chesley & Chris Appleton

2-Sessions
Dates: Sundays, April 27, May 4, and May 18 (note: not consecutive Sundays due to Mother’s Day on May 11th)
Time: 1:00-3:00
Location: Hip Stitch, 7001 San Antonio, NE


Knit a beautiful cotton peasant skirt to wear this summer. Learn about customizable fit and construction, proper gauge, how to increase and decrease and simple lace techniques. Our first class will consist of getting correct gauge with your yarn, taking body measurements and filling out the pattern worksheet. Skill: You must be comfortable with knitting and purling, simple increasing and decreasing and completed a few knitted projects. Materials: You will need 750-1000 yards of a DK weight linen or cotton yarn. The exact amount of yarn needed will depend on your measurements and how long you want your skirt. We suggest buying 1 skein of your preferred yarn for the first class and a 24” inch circular needle in the size suggested on the yarn label.

 


Register online or call 280-7557

 

Cost: $56

Private Lessons-Beginner Knitting Package
Instructor(s): Ramona Chesley & Chris Appleton

Our private lessons our always popular, so we put together a package for the beginner knitter. You will have three private, 75 minute beginner lessons plus materials. You will receive a instruction booklet, skein of yarn( you have a choice of colors), circular needles and a pattern. This package will cover everything that you would learn in one of our beginner group classes. We work around your schedule and usually meet at a local Flying Star that is near your section of town. You can choose to do the lessons all at once but we suggest 75 minutes a week for 3 weeks. The lessons our adaptable to your schedule. We also have a gift certificate available for this package in our shop.
Cost: $85

Private Lessons-Intermediate Knitting Package
Instructor(s): Ramona Chesley and Chris Appleton

This package is for three private, one hour lessons. This is for the beginning knitter who can knit, purl, bind-off and understands how to read a simple knitting pattern or someone who learned to knit years ago and wants to take it up again, or are a self-taught knitter who needs some help filling in the blanks. You will learn how to knit in the round with circular and double point needles. We will demystify gauge and teach you how to calculate gauge for a custom project, we will discuss different types of cast-ons, bind-offs, increases and decreases, how to pick-up stitches correctly and introduce simple lace techniques. You can choose to work on a specific project or just focus on learning new techniques. We work around your schedule and usually meet at a local Flying Star that is near your section of town. You can choose to do the lessons all at once but we suggest 1 hr a week for 3 weeks. The lessons our adaptable to your schedule.
Cost: $55

Private Lessons
Instructor(s): Ramona Chesley & Chris Appleton

Private lessons are available for those who prefer to learn to knit on their own time or just need extra help with a project. We can do lessons for just one person or a small group of friends. After you pay for a lesson online we will contact you by email to set up a time and place that works for both the instructor and student. You may also contact us by phone 280-7557

Private Lessons are $ 20 hour + tax
If you are currently enrolled in one of our classes there will be a $5 dollar discount on a private knitting lesson.
Cost: $20

Have A Knitting Party!
Instructor(s): Chris Appleton & Ramona Chesley

There must be a minimum of four people in a private party and a maximum of ten people.
  •  We suggest starting with a two hour party, which will give you an introduction to yarn and needles and start you casting-on, learning the knit stitch and binding-off. Most students will learn enough in one class to start and complete a simple scarf or cowl. After the first party you can decide if you would like to have a second party and continue your lessons.
  • The amount for a Beginning Knitting party is $40 per person, this includes all materials.
    Each person will receive a size 7 circular needle, 250 yards of merino wool yarn (you will have a choice of colors), basic
    instructions, and a beginner pattern. If you decide to continue with a second party/class, you will only be charged a $10 hourly rate.
  •  We do request that all students prepay for the first party via PayPal or check.
  •  For those of you who already know how to knit, pick something new you and your friends would like to learn: embellishing your clothes, knitting socks or lace,  finishing an old project, knitting a rag rug. Call or email us and we can discuss ideas for your personalized  party.
  • Different rates may apply to different parties.If you have questions, or would like to reserve a time for a party, please call 280-7557
Cost: $

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