To view more information on our knitting classes, please visit our Events Calendar.
To register, please call the shop at 203-245-5921 or send an email.
Private lessons @ $25/hour
Please contact us to set up a class or lesson! Weekdays and afternoons are available. Group rates available.
The Posie Mobieus Cowl. With Mary Crosby. Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1-3 PM. $35.00 ($10.00 deposit holds your space).
Learn how to make this beautiful cowl, with a simple lace pattern and the mobieus cast on! A Mobieus is a surface with only one side and one boundary. It is NOT the same as twisting your cast on! In this class you will learn this special cast on, and get started on this fun infinity scarf that can be made in several weights of yarn and in different lengths.
Learn Basic Intarsia: The Quadratum Scarf. With Mary Crosby. *Coming Soon*
Join Mary for a beginner friendly colorwork class! We have done quite a few stranded colorwork projects, but never a color block, or intarsia class. With The Quatratum Scarf Pattern by Kyle William, you will learn this technique and make a beautiful, giftable scarf! Using a skein of fingering weight yarn and a color pack or mini skeins, you will learn to work basic intarsia. No purling!
Introduction to Two-Color Brioche Knitting: The Deco Mug Mat. With Mary Crosby. Sunday, October 15, 2017. 2-5 PM. $40.00. $10.00 deposit holds your space.
This is a great project for two-color brioche beginners!! This is a perfect small project,-no need to worry about fit and you can have fun with color, plus the size is much less intimidating than a shawl or scarf. The Mug Mat is a fun practice swatch that you can put out on your favorite coffee table- two-color brioche creates a gorgeous reversible fabric too. Come learn this fun stitch! DK or light worsted weight in two colors is required.
Reading your Knitting and fixing mistakes -with mary Crosby. sunday, October 29, 2017 2-4 PM$25.00 ($10 holds your space).
Become the boss of your knitting by learning how to "read" your stitches. With this class and a little practice, you will soon be able to figure out where you are in a pattern and to recognize and correct errors. You’ll spend less time running to the yarn shop for help and more time working on your projects.
What we will learn
- The first portion of the class will be devoted to studying the way stitches sit on the needle and what a knit stitch and purl stitch as well as common increases and decreases look like.
- The second part will be devoted to practical skills. You will learn how to count rows in one color and multi-color knitting, find your place in a stitch pattern, and keep track of increases and decreases during shaping. You’ll also learn to find and correct errors.
- Finally, if you have a project on the needles, especially if you are in trouble, bring it and put your new skills to work !
What to bring:
- Two colors of smooth, light to medium colored yarn. Should be worsted weight or heavier
- Needles appropriate for the yarn – straight or circular. We will be knitting swatches back and forth
- Locking stitch markers – 4 or 5 are enough
- Pen or pencil
- Reading glasses if you use them
- If you wish, bring a project currently on the needles
Holiday Gifts-Learn to use Circular needles, Double Pointed Needles, and the Magic Loop. With Mary Crosby. Thursday, December 7, 2017 7-9 PM. $25.00. $10.00 deposit holds your space.
Have you ever wanted to make fingerless gloves or mittens and were intimidated by the thought of using multiple needles? Or finishing the top of a hat? Join Mary Crosby as she leads you through the project of your choice- chunky fingerless mitts or a hat- and will teach you the method you prefer-double points, magic loop, or two at a time mitts on magic loop! Basic knitting skills required.
Thursday Night Knitters: The Codex Capelet. With Mary Crosby. Thursdays, September 28 & October 5, 2017, 7-9 PM. $45.00. ($10.00 deposit holds your space).
Take the next step with your knitting and make this versatile Capelet, The Codex, designed by Carina Spencer! You will work in the round, learn how to do a reversible cable, make button holes, and how to increase and decrease. This piece works up quickly with worsted/aran weight yarn. Perfect for advanced beginners!
Thursday Night Knitters: The “Dude” Sweater. With Mary Crosby and Dayna Mankowski. 7 weeks- October 19, October 26, November 16, November 30, December 14, 2017 & January 4, and January 18, 2018. $125.00. $50.00 deposit holds your space.
The sweater everyone has been asking about! I have finished the sleeves on mine, as a belated birthday gift for my husband, and just started on the body. This class is perfect for those who want to learn about two color knitting, short rows, steeking, chart reading, and more! You have a choice of adult or child sweaters, and the classes are spread out so you have time to knit. You are always free to stop in for help between classes. Suggested yarn is Deluxe Worsted by Universal Yarns; stop in before class to pick out yarn.
Thursday Knit-Night: Learn to Knit/project help With Mary Crosby
Thursday nights from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. November 16, 30, 2017 .
$10.00 per hour or 4 hours for $35.00. Flexible dates. Check our calendar or call to book a lesson. Unravel the mystery of knitting! Mary will lead you through the project of your choice and teach you the foundations of knitting: the knit and the purl stitch. Supplies provided for in class practice. Choose a pattern and we will get you started on your new addiction! The new flexible schedule also allows for help on specific patterns, stitches, or whatever you would like to learn.
weekend LEARN TO KNIT WITH MARY CROSBY
Sunday, February 5, 2017, 1-3 PM. $30.00. $10.00 deposit holds your space.
Join Mary for a weekend learn to knit! If you are brand new, we will help you choose a project and get on your way.-casting on, knitting, purling, and casting off. If you need a refresher or just to brush up your skills, please join us! The class is tailored to what YOU want to learn. Ages 10 and up.
Knitting 2: You Can Do it! With Mary Crosby (TBD)
$65.00 ($10.00 deposit holds your space). A series of 3 classes. You know how to knit and purl, cast on and off-now let’s follow a pattern and learn all the stitch patterns! Using the great sampler scarf pattern “You CAN do it!” by Jean Barrisi, you will learn how to work seven different stitch patterns! Each one is a skill builder, and you will learn cables, ribbing, lace, and how to read charts.
KIDS Friday knit & Creativity CLUB-monthly
With Mary Crosby and friends. All levels, beginning to some experience, ages 7 and up. $10.00 per student per session, yarn and needles provided for knitting practice in class. Call to register.
This group class is suitable for small groups of class mates or friends who would like to learn to knit, or work on a special project. Class is usually held the last Friday afternoon of the month from 4-5 PM-check calendar for dates.
All class materials are to be purchased from Madison Wool. Unless specified, class fee does not include pattern or materials. To register for classes, call the shop at 203-245-5921 with your information and deposit (credit card). We will accept mailed checks as well. Many classes from visiting teachers require you to register directly with them. Please call or email us with any questions. If we cancel class for any reason (usually only due to weather or teacher illness), you get store credit or you may take rescheduled class. Class deposit/fee non refundable five days prior to class; cancellations prior to this get store credit less deposit. We take extenuating circumstances into consideration, so please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend a class.