Classes and Events

 

 

 

Classes

Interested in learning how to Knit or Crochet? Want to improve your skills and try new techniques? Our classes and knitalongs are the perfect way to meet your goals. Each session is led by a member of our team of expert instructors. Call us at 513-386-9869 or email us at hankyarn@me.com to register.

 

INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING    Level: Beginner    Fee: $45 + supplies

Intro to Knit

This class is for those who have NEVER knit before. In this 3 session introduction to knitting, first-time knitters will learn the long-tail cast-on, the knit and purl stitches, and how to bind off in both. You will make a sampler scarf to practice your stitches and improve your skills.

Session 1: Saturday 4/6, 4/13, 4/20
11:00 am - 1:00 pm    Merri Martin

Session 2: Thursday 4/4, 4/11, 4/18 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Clare Richart

 

INTRO TO CROCHET   Level: Beginner   Fee: $30 + supplies

intro to crochet

If youve ever wanted to learn crochet or want to embellish your knitted projects, this introductory class will give you the skills to accomplish your goals.  Learn to crochet a lovely cowl as we introduce you to chain, slip, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet stitches.

Session 1: Sunday 3/24, 3/31
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Merri Martin

 

 

JOGLESS STRIPES WORKSHOP   Level: Beginner   Fee: $20 + supplies

intro to crochet

Knitting stripes in the round creates a "jog" when changing from one color to another.  Learn the techniques to avoid this jog while knitting a three color hat in the round.  

Session 1: Sunday 4/7
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Merri Martin

 

 

 

TUBULAR CAST ON   Level: Intermediate   Fee: $20 + supplies

lucerne

The tubular cast-on gets its name because the first few rows are created with double knitting (two layers of fabric knit simultaneously).  This makes the tubular cast-on edge more elastic than the long-tail cast-on.  The class project is the Lucerne Hat.     

Brooklyn Tweed Peerie is used for this project.

Session 1: Saturday 3/23

11:00 am - 1:00 pm    Roz Robbins

 

 

FIX YOUR MISTAKES   Level: Beginner   Fee: $20 + supplies

Barley

Good knitters make mistakes.  Excellent knitters make mistakes.  Even expert knitters make mistakes every now and then.  And as long as you know how to fix your errors, it's no big deal.  Here we outline and explain how to fix some of the most common errors that plague your knitting projects.

Please come prepared with TWO swatches on the needles:  one stockinette and one garter stitch.

Session 1: Sunday 4/14
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Merri Martin

Session 2:  Sunday 4/28
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Merri Martin

 

 

 

Finishing / Private Lesson Class    Fee: $30 per hour + supplies billed in 1/2 hour increments

Finishing

Finishing classes are available one on one. Bring a project to finish as we help you work through picking up stitches, adding button bands, blocking, & seaming as your pattern requires. Private Lessons are also available at the same rate. Sessions are scheduled individually. Call us at 513-386-9869 or email us at hankyarn@me.com to schedule.

 

Knitalongs (KAL)

Every month our staff members choose projects to knit in the shop. We invite you to join in the fun! Knitalong registration is free with the purchase of supplies.

 

AREQUITA TUNIC KAL   Level: Intermediate   Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

pixelated pullover
Top down construction paired with a lace motif and garter stitch edging creates a streamlined tunic perfect for your spring/summer wardrobe.  Amy is knitting hers using Baah La Jolla.

Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.

Monday 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm    Amy Getgey

 

VERSO KAL   Level: Intermediate   Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

pixelated pullover
Verso uses the simple white t-shirt as a canvas and explores construction by pleating, for a new twist on the spring and summer staple. The pleats add ease to the tee, giving it an oversized fit through the body while keeping the shoulders fitted.  Kathy is using Berroco Linen Stonewash.

Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.

Tuesday 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm    Kathy Kahle

 

SPECKLE AND POP KAL   Level: Intermediate   Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

pixelated pullover
The fingering weight version uses three main colors combined with five color pops for a speckletacular shawl. Fade the main colors from light to dark in the first short row section while adding contrasting eyelet stripes. Slipped stitches mix the main colors together along the edge of the shawl followed by giant yarn over holes. Choose between two-color brioche or garter stitch for the final chevron border. Decorate the edging with a contrast color I-cord bind off.  Merri is knitting with Sweet Georgia Party of Five.

Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.

Wednesday 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm    Merri Martin

 

BORN TRIPPY KAL   Level: Intermediate   Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

pixelated pullover
Your favorite sock yarns worked into an easy lace motif makes a lovely lightweight scarf thats perfect for chilly spring days.  Roz is using Sweet Georgia Party of Five.  

Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.

Saturday 4/13, 4/27 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm    Roz Robbins

 

ROSEMONT CARDIGAN KAL   Level: Intermediate   Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

pixelated pullover
The oversized fit of Rosemont makes it an everyday favorite. The compound raglan mimics some of the sleeve cap shaping found with a set-in sleeve construction, which contributes to a comfortable fit. The aran weight makes it perfect for these changeable weather days.  Alicia is using Shibui Silk Cloud and Madelinetosh Tosh Sock.

Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.

Friday 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm    Alicia Wilhelmy

 

3 COLOR COWL KAL   Level: Advanced Beginner   Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

3 color cashmere cowl

Oh, this is a lovely little pattern to let the days go by while peacefully knitting away…
There are no complex stitches in this cowl, just putting together some stripes, texture and lace as they suit you best.  Kathy is knitting with Baah La Jolla.



Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.


Tuesday 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm    Kathy Kahle

 

LILA KAL   Level: Advanced beginner   Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

kenilworth

Lila is a bottom up in the round pullover that is a beautiful showcase for hand dyed yarn.  Wear it over a shirt for a preppy vibe or wear it by itself for a less tailored look.
Amy is using Madelinetosh Vintage.

Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.


Monday 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm    Amy Getgey

 

CABRIOLA KAL     Level: Intermediate    Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

The hat

The Cabriola pattern is combining two cable motifs with two-color brioche stitches in a very effective way.  You only have to choose two matching colors of DK weight yarn and start a new adventure about brioche knitting! The instructions for the crown are as simple as can be, but no less surprising!  Merri is using Madelinetosh Tosh DK.

Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.


Wednesday 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm    Merri Martin 

 

 


 

GET TO KNOW HANK

Do you a group of friends who knit or crochet? Schedule a group outing to get to know Hank! As part of your shopping experience, we will provide a personal shopper for your group of 5 or more. This can be arranged during regular store hours, or as an after hours personal shopping experience. Call us to set the date!

 

CLASS POLICIES:

  • Classes must be paid for at registration.
  • Store credit will be given if cancelled 72 hours prior to the start of class.
  • No refunds will be given for missed classes.
  • Classes start promptly, so please be on time.
  • Please silence your cell phone during class.
  • All yarns used in the classes must be purchased from Hank unless the class is set up to use yarn from your stash.
  • Supplies must be purchased prior to the start of class.
  • Class size is limited.
  • Space in class is limited to registered students. This means no guests (adult or child).
  • Classes may need to be postponed & rescheduled in case of bad weather.