Building Blocks: Beginner Skill Builder Series

Date(s) - Sat, January 28, 2017 - Sat, June 24, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Over The Rainbow Yarn


Using Michelle Hunter’s book, Building Blocks, we’ll spend Six Months (January through June 2017) learning about and building skills with textures. This course is designed for complete beginners or those with very minimal knitting experience. If you have never knit before, we will offer a preliminary half hour class so you can learn the foundational skills of casting on and forming knit and purl stitches.

Each class covers two patterns which each include new knitting concepts and techniques.  If you complete all six classes, you’ll have 12 squares that you can assemble into a beautiful throw. We’ll also pronounce you an Intermediate Knitter (look here for a check list of skills), and you’ll be ready to take on nearly any knitting project.

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have the opportunity to progress to Building in Color in the second half of 2017. If you’ve already mastered the basics, we’re also offering the Building in Color series this year at the same time as Building Blocks.

Class will be limited to 10 so you can get the attention you deserve.

We’ll begin January 28, 2017 and the schedule will be as follows:

SkillBuilder_January_FBHeader_WEBJanuary 28, 2017 — Block #1: Knit and Purl and Block #2: Charts

FebruaryBuildingBlocks_FB_HeaderWEBFebruary 25, 2017 — Block #3: Yarn Over and Bobbles and Block #4: Simple Decreases

MarchBuildingBlocks_FB_HeaderWEBMarch 25, 2017 — Block #5: Cables and Block #6: Right Twist

April_FB_HeaderApril 29, 2017 — Block #7: Mock Cable and Block #8: Slip Stitch

MAYBuildingBlocks_FB_HeaderWEBMay 27, 2017 — Block #9: Left Twist and Block #10: SSK

JUNEBuildingBlocks_FB_HeaderWEBJune 24, 2017 — Block #11: Make One and Block #12: Advanced Decreases and Finishing


We’ll talk about yarn choices in the first class, and you’ll have an opportunity to pick yarn and the needles to go with it as part of our first class.  If you are already familiar with yarn and all its properties, and want to get started early, you’ll need worsted or aran weight yarn and needles to go with your yarn.

You’ll also need a notions kit that includes tapestry needles, a measuring tape, stitch markers, a pair of scissors and a cable needle… and any other notions you find appealing.

If you already have most of these skills and want to drop in for only the sessions covering gaps in your checklist, you’re welcome!


Individual Class: $25 (Book costs $19.99)

Series of 6 Classes: $150 (Book included for free)

Note: If you register online, we will save a spot for you, but you’ll have to pay when you arrive for class or at your convenience – in person.


None! Complete beginners welcome (see top of this page).


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