Late Spring & Summer Classes
To Sign Up Call 503.439.3316 or come by the Bee
Details: Class fee must be paid in full to reserve your space. Classes that don't fill may be cancelled and refunded. Please purchase materials
prior to the start of class.
Student Discounts: Students receive a 10% storewide discount upon registering for class. Discount is valid on all purchases through the last
day of class; please remind cashier of your class enrollment. Sorry, no additional discounts on sale items or class fees.
Cancellations: You may cancel up to one week before the first class for a full refund (otherwise, no refunds for missed classes).
Private Instruction & Custom Classes
Class times don’t fit your schedule? Need help on a specific project? Have a group of friends wanting to learn the same technique? We’re
happy to set you up with your own private knit or crochet instructor. Great for kids, too. Hourly fee: $20.00 for one person or $30.00 for two
people. Group pricing available. Call the shop to make arrangements.
Image courtesy Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
KNITTING BASICS & TECHNIQUE CLASSES
Knitting Basics 101 with Elaine Bueffel
Learn how to cast on, make the knit and purl stitches, bind off, follow a pattern and more. You’ll make a cute
sampler scarf that uses a variety of stitch combinations including garter, stockinette, ribbing and seed.
Cost: $45.00 for three sessions, materials additional.
Tuesdays, May 21, 28 & June 4, 6:00pm – 8:00pm -or- Tuesdays, July 9, 16 & 30, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Knitting Basics 102 with Christina Peters or Trish Mitberg
NEW! Learn how to knit in the round using circular and double pointed needles while you make your choice of a
hat, fingerless mitts or a cowl. We’ll cover joining stitches, moving from circular to double pointed needles,
working different stitch patterns in the round, following a pattern and more. Ability to knit and purl required.
Cost: $30.00 for two sessions, materials additional.
Tuesdays, June 18 & 25, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
-or- Tuesdays, August 6 & 13, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Finishing Workshop with Nancy Hinsch
Blocking, seaming, weaving in ends … these are the final details that give your knits the polished look you desire.
Award-winning knitter Nancy Hinsch will demonstrate several different ways to block your knits and then we’ll
practice invisible seaming (mattress stitch), three needle bind off, and weaving in ends. Please bring homework.
Cost: $25.00 for one session.
Saturday, June 8, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Provisional Cast ons with Christina Peters
In the first part of class you’ll learn three different techniques for working a temporary or provisional cast on: the
EZ method using a knitting needle, the crochet chain method, and a variation of the crochet method. In the
second part of class you’ll learn how to reactivate the stitches by removing the waste yarn and repositioning your
stitches on the needle as necessary.
Saturday, June 22, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Following Charts with Christina Peters
Don’t be intimidated by charts! Pull out the practice yarn and join Christina as she teaches you everything you
need to know to follow knitting charts with confidence: where to start, which way to go, what the different
symbols mean, when to repeat and more. We’ll review charts for colorwork, lace and cables and learn the
difference in reading charts for flat versus circular knitting. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.
Thursday, July 11, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
KNITTING PROJECT CLASSES
Scoop Neck Top with Trish Mitberg
Who doesn’t love an easy, summery knit top? This Knitting Pure & Simple design is worked from the top down
using seamless raglan construction and flattering waist shaping. We’ll start by determing which size to make for
the best fit and reviewing our gauge swatches. Then we’ll start knitting and you’ll learn how to work a raglan,
create shaping by increasing and decreasing stitches, how to cast on to live stitches and more. The lovely top at
left was made by Danielle in last year's class! Cost: $50.00 for three sessions, materials additional.
Thursdays, May 23, 30 & June 13, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Teddy Bear Couture Workshop with Christina Peters
Whether you’d like to adopt and costume a bear for our summer charity drive, make a special outfit for a bear you
know, or simply learn the basics of making a sweater on a smaller scale, you’ll love this fun and creative class.
Using your yarn and bear of choice, Christina will show you how to make a custom fit top-down raglan cardigan.
We’ll explore using different stitch patterns, embellishing with embroidery, buttons, and novelty yarns, plus look
at how to make accessories, skirts and dresses. Suitable for knitters who can knit, purl, increase and decrease.
Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.
Saturday, June 1, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Hanging Mason Jar Pouches with Trish Mitberg
Learn how to knit basic lace stitches and much more while you make a charming hanging pouch designed to
cradle a pint-sized Mason jar. Perfect as a vase in a sunny window filled with flowers, or in the garden with a
sparkling tea light. You’ll learn how to knit a circular base from the center outwards, knit a simple lace pattern in
the round, work a snappy picot bind off, and more. Lace newbies welcome, but previous experience with double
pointed needles or magic loop required. Cost: $35.00 for two sessions, plus materials.
Saturdays, June 1 & 8, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Medano Beach Bag with Christina Peters
NEW! Knit yourself a striped cotton tote, the perfect bag for summer! We’ll start by learning how to pick up
stitches like a pro, then we’ll learn how to knit stripes in the round (without an unsightly “jog” where you change
colors), how to increase stitches and more. These are skills that can be adapted to many different types of
projects. Thanks to Heidi Kirrmeier for sharing her lovely design! Ability to knit and purl required.
Cost: 35.00 for two sessions, materials additional.
Thursdays, June 6 & 20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fast First Socks with Trish Mitberg
NEW! Learn the basics of sock knitting on double pointed needles in just a few hours. Using worsted weight yarn
we’ll cast on for a small toddler-size sock. Then you’ll learn how to turn the heel, use decreases to work the
gussets and toe, and how to close the toe with Kitchener stitch. Don’t have a little one to knit for? Make the sock
in red or green and hang it from your Christmas tree! Confident beginners who can knit and purl are welcome.
Cost: $25.00 for one session, plus materials.
Saturday, June 29, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Design Your Own Fair Isle Hat with Stephanie Engle
So you already know how to work a charted Fair Isle pattern … what’s next? In this class you’ll learn how to
design your own one-of-a-kind creation in traditional Shetland Spindrift wool. Using Sheila Joynes’ Copper River
Hat pattern as a starting point, we’ll cover how to evaluate stitch counts, substitute and/or create different stitch
motifs, and select appropriate colors for value and contrast. Ability to work stranded colorwork required. Cost:
$35.00 for two sessions, materials additional.
Saturdays, July 13 & 20, 10:30am – 12:30am
Colorful Double Knitting with Trish Mitberg
NEW! Learn this fun and tricky technique for using two colors to knit a motif into a double-thick fabric where
the motif appears in opposite colors on each side. Double knitting can be used for reversible scarves, hats, jackets
and more. You’ll learn how to knit with a different yarn in each hand, how to follow double knitting patterns and
charts, and tips for keeping even tension … all while you knit a useful hot pad. Suitable for knitters who can
increase, decrease, read patterns & charts, and knit in the round.
Cost: $35.00 for two sessions, materials additional.
Thursdays, July 18 & 25, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Intarsia Baby Lamb Cuffs with Trish Mitberg
These super cute fingerless mitts from Tiny Owl Knits feature a sweet lamb motif worked with intarsia and
stranded knitting techniques. You’ll learn intarsia basics like how to prevent holes and gaps where you change
colors, tips for managing different yarns, plus how to sew an invisible seam and more. Cost: $35.00 for two
sessions, materials additional
Thursdays, August 8 & 15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Turkish Bed Socks with Stephanie Engle
These cute little socks from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas are fun to knit and don’t take much yarn … which
makes them perfect for gifting. You’ll learn skills that apply to traditional socks (like picking up stitches and toe
shaping), plus a few extras that don’t (like mattress stitch). They’re perfectly adorable with clogs, or cozy on their
own at home. Students should be fairly confident with double pointed needles. Cost: $35.00 for two sessions,
Saturdays, August 17 & 24, 10:30am – 12:30pm
TRADITIONAL LACE MAKING
Tat That! with Darla J. Fanton
NEW! Traditionally used for decorative edgings, collars and doilies, tatting is an old and elegant form of lace-
making that uses fine thread and a shuttle or a needle to create lacy rings and loops. In this class we’ll use larger
thread (so you can easily see your stitches) and learn two different ways to work the needle tatting technique. You’
ll learn the basic tatting stitch and how to create and connect the rings to form a lacy butterfly that can be applied
to the project of your choice. Help preserve a traditional craft and add a new skill to your arsenal.
Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.
Saturday, June 29, 10:30am – 12:30pm
CROCHET BASICS & PROJECTS
Tee Cakes Crochet Basket with Darla J. Fanton
NEW! Turn this fun new yarn made out of recycled t-shirt fabric into a small basket using the simplest of crochet
stitches. If you’re new to crochet, you’ll learn the chain, single crochet, crocheting in the back loop only, and
working in rounds. More experienced crocheters will appreciate Darla’s tips for working with this unusual
material, and everyone will leave with lots of project ideas. New crocheters will probably not finish the basket in
class. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.
Saturday, June 22, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Crochet Basics: Small Pouch with Darla J. Fanton
Learn how to hold a hook, tension your yarn, and work the basic elements of crochet including the chain, slip
stitch, single crochet and working in rounds. You’ll create a small drawstring pouch just right for holding an iPod,
phone or other small treasures. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.
Saturday, August 3, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Symbol Crochet Simplified with Darla J. Fanton
Crochet a circular motif in the round then start Darla’s lovely Lacey Fans scarf (shown at left) while you learn the
basics of reading symbol crochet diagrams. Whether you find long and wordy crochet instructions confusing or
you’re simply intrigued by the diagrams popping up in magazines, Darla will make it easy for you. Students should
be comfortable with basic crochet stitches. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.
Saturday, July 27, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Tunisian Bonne Bouche Bag with Darla J. Fanton
Tunisian is sometimes called the link between knit and crochet--it contains elements of both plus intriguing
properties all its own. In this class you’ll learn to work Tunisian simple and purl stitches with chunky yarn. No
previous knitting or crochet experience is required, although knowing how to crochet a chain is a plus. In a few
hours you’ll have a sweet little bag and a brand new skill. Cost: $25.00 for one session, materials additional.
Saturday, August 10, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Image courtesy Tiny Owl Knits
KNITTING BEE CIRCLES
We’ve renamed and expanded our Clinic options! Need help fixing an oops or trouble shooting a pattern? Bring your projects
and knit in a supportive group setting with shared guidance from an experienced knitting instructor available as needed.
Cost: $16.00 for 2 hours. New 6-hour punch card: $45.00.
One hour spaces are available at Tuesday and Thursday afternoon circles ($8.00 - second hour only, please).
Group size varies by instructor. Drop-in spots may be available on a first come basis, however, we recommend
reserving ahead to guarantee your place.
Tuesdays, 1:00pm – 3:00 pm with Nancy, every week except 6/18
Thursdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm with Christina, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 5/30, 6/20, 6/27 & 7/11
Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm with Trish, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 6/27, 8/1, 8/22 & 8/29
Sundays, 5:00pm – 7:00pm with Trish, 5/5, 5/27, 6/2, 6/9, 6/23, 6/30, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18