Workshops

Are you an absolute beginner who would love to create a beautiful scarf for fall or hat for winter?  Do you know how to knit but want to take your skills to the next level?  If so, then a workshop is perfect for you.

Workshops are one-time classes that focus on a particular project or technique.  When completed, you will leave with your creation or a new skill.

In the event of a cancellation, workshop fees may be used as a credit for another workshop.

See below for our upcoming workshops! To register for workshops, download our app here or call the studio at 248.480.4354


Arm Knitting


Experience knitting without using needles. Your arms become the tools.
Create an architectural throw to display in your home or give as a special
gift.
Materials: 2 arms and 1 ball of our exclusive arm knitting yarn!

When:

Stay tuned for future dates!

$30 plus materials


Beginner Crochet


Add a new technique to your creativity arsenal. Crochet is great for embellishing your projects. In this workshop you will learn multiple crocheting skills.

When:

Stay tuned for future dates or contact us for a private lesson!

$30 plus materials


Brioche in the Round


Learn two color brioche knitting with knitwear designer and instructor Cassondra Rizzardi. She will teach her LUSH Cowl pattern, available for free on Ravlery. Lush is worked in the round and is the perfect beginner introduction to brioche knitting. You will leave class with a working knowledge of the special stitches used in brioche knitting as well as the skill of reading your work so that you will be able to catch and fix mistakes.

Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with the following: knitting, purling, yarn overs, and knitting in the round.

Materials:

-216 yards (108 yards each of main color and contrast color) of bulky weight yarn. Two highly contrasting colors.

-US 10/6.00 mm 24″ circular needle

-Locking stitch markers

-Tapestry needle

 

When:

Saturday, March 9, 12-3 pm

$55 plus materials


Brioche Flat (Next Level)


Learn next level two-color brioche with knitwear designer and instructor Cassondra Rizzardi. She will teach the ins and outs of knitting brioche flat, as well as increases and decreases commonly used in popular brioche patterns. For this class, you will be working on swatches to develop your skills in a no-pressure environment. You will leave class with a working knowledge of the special stitches for increasing and decreasing in brioche knitting as well as the skill of reading your work so that you will be able to catch and fix mistakes.

Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with the following: knitting, purling, yarn overs, and slipping stitches..

Materials:

-Worsted weight yarn. Choose two highly contrasting colors.

-US 6/4.00 mm 16″ circular needle

-Stitch markers

When:

Saturday, March 23, 12-3 pm

$55 plus materials


Double Knitting

Double knitting allows you to knit the front and the back sides of a project simultaneously, creating smooth, reversible stockinette with reversed images on both sides. Designer Cassondra Rizzardi will walk you through the process, showing you the fundamentals of double-knitting, including working with two colors simultaneously and reading a chart. Bonus: Double-knit fabric is cozy and sturdy, so your cowl will stand up to block the wind and keep your neck and chin toasty.

Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with the following: knitting, purling, and knitting in the round.

Materials:

-240 yards (120 yards in each of two colors) of smooth DK weight yarn. Two contrasting colors. Solids or totals work best.

-US 5/3.75 mm 16″ circular needle (longer cable size for magic loop is also acceptable if you are comfortable with this method.)

-Stitch markers

-Tapestry needle

 

When:

Sunday, March 10, 3-5 pm OR

Sunday, March 17, 3-5 pm

$55 plus materials


Embroidery


Learn to embroider! While this is it’s own unique art, the skills translate well to knitting. An embroidered letter on a sweater is so classic and personalized! In this workshop you’ll learn various stitches and techniques to begin your embroidery journey.

Materials: Kiriki Embroidery Sampler, Hoop, Needles

When:

Sunday, February 24, 3-5 pm

$30 plus materials


Finishing


Learn to seam your sweater, block your blanket, and care for your creations. Good finishing techniques can make the difference between homemade and handemade.

Materials: Bring a project you are ready to assemble and finish.

When:

Stay tuned for future dates!


Fixing Mistakes


Learn to correct common knitting mistakes yourself. We will cover dropped stitches, changing knits to purls and purls to knit, how to unknit one stitch
at a time, ripping multiple rows, how to read the orientation of your stitches, and more!

Pre-Requisites: Participants should be familiar with long tail cast on, knitting and purling.

Homework: Knit 3 swatches (25 stitches for 4”) in Garter, Stockinette, and Seed stitch. Do not bind off swatches.

Materials: 3 pre-knit swatches in worsted weight yarn

When:

Stay tuned for future dates!

$30 plus materials


Kids Learn to Knit


A Learn to Knit Workshop tailored just for kids. Perfect for ages 8-12. This one hour session will get your young one started on the road to knitting.

Materials: We will provide practice materials on which to learn. Your child will be able to select yarn for his or her first project at home.

When:

Saturday, February 23, 1-2 pm

$20


Knitting with Beads

Make an heirloom beaded purse while learning to string beads and knit with them. A jazzy purse is the perfect accessory for a night on the town.

Materials: Woolly&Co. Beaded Purse Kit

When:

Stay tuned for future dates!

$30 plus materials


Learn to Knit


Learn the basics! We will help you select materials to make either a scarf you will love to wear, or a stuffed toy that will be treasured for generations.

Materials: Varies based on project selection. We offer free sample materials for practice.

When:

Thursday, February 21, 5:30-6:30 pm OR

$25 plus materials


Tech Squares Afghan

Spend a year learning new skills, one month at a time, one square at a time, all while knitting this gorgeous afghan.

Materials: Tech Squares booklet, US 7 needles, yarn (Spud & Chloe Sweater or Shepherd’s Wool)

When: (see below for full year pattern schedule)

Saturday, February 23, 11 am-1 pm  OR

Sunday, March 3, 3-5 pm  OR

Saturday, March 30, 11 am-1 pm

 

$30 plus materials

Pattern Schedule

February = Slip Stitch

March = Embellishments

April = Intarsia

May = Monogram

June = Dominos

July = Fair Isle

August = Entrelac

September= Tree

October = Increase Stitch

November = Decrease Stitch

December = Cable Stitch

January = Pocket


Toe Up Socks


Ready to try sock knitting from the toe-up? New to socks altogether? Looking for a workhorse sock recipe that you can customize for a perfect fit? This is the class for you! Join designer Cassondra Rizzardi to learn all the basics of toe-up sock construction, including a modified version of Judy’s Magic Cast-On and German short rows, and finish class with skills and a pattern you can return to time and again.

Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with the following: knitting, purling, simple increases and decreases, and knitting in the round (using double-pointed needles, magic loop, or a 9″ circular needle.).

Materials:

-One skein of fingering weight yarn (approx. 100 grams)

-US 1 32″/40″ circular needle (students may use size US 1 double-points or two 9″ size US 1 circulars, but magic loop is recommended. If you’re unfamiliar with the magic loop method, here’s your chance to learn!)

-Locking stitch markers

-Tapestry needle

-Optional: 25 grams of fingering weight yarn for contrasting toes, heels, and cuffs.

When:

Saturday, April 6 AND 13, 1-3 pm

$62 plus materials

Please download the “woollyandco” app here to schedule workshops and classes, or contact the Studio:

 (248) 480-4354 or info@woollyandco.com