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Beginning Knitting

If you’ve wanted to learn how to knit, and you think you would try the patience of Job, just come on over for our beginner knitting class. Our 1-session class will teach you how to knit. You can BYON (bring your own needles) and BYOY (bring your own yarn) or purchase your materials at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. This class is held each Wednesday & Saturday morning at 11 a.m., and you can take as many sessions as you want! Each class is limited to 4 people. These classes do fill up, so please register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.

This class is usually taught by Owner Susan Dickerson but all The Flying Needles Yarnistas may make an appearance.
Class Level: Beginning
Skills required: NONE
What you will learn: You will learn how to knit
Materials: The knitting needles of your choice, and the yarn of your choice.
Cost: $10


Continental Knit & Norwegian Purl 
•  June 3, Saturday 3-5                               • June 14, Wednesday 1-3
• June 24, Saturday, 12-2                          • July 18 Wednesday, 2-4
• Aug. 15, Tuesday, 10:30-12:30            

Your needles not FLYING fast enough for you? Do all those Fair Isle COLOR WORK projects call your name? Yarnista Ashley Pels, one of the fastest knitters we’ve seen the East of the Mississippi, will have your needles blurring with Continental Knitting and the Norwegian Purl. This technique makes seed stitching & knit 1, purl 1 a BREEZE! We recommend taking this class prior to the Crosshatch Shawl class in April. This class is available 6 different dates and times.

All materials can be purchased for 10% off after registering by dropping in or calling us at (757) 345-3655. The class is limited to 6.
Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: Must be able to knit, purl, and cast on
What you will learn: Knit continentally & Norwegian purl
Materials: size 8 needle and worsted weight yarn
Cost: $30


Ravelry 101
June 3, Saturday, OR June 6, Tuesday OR Aug. 14, Monday OR Aug. 21, Monday
If you’ve heard us talk about Ravelry – the most AWESOME website for knitting and crocheting patterns EVER – and you have no idea what we’re talking about, then this class is for you! THIS IS A BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE CLASS! Bring your own smartphone, iPhone, tablet or iPad to get a hands-on tutorial for this website. This 1-session class will introduce you to the basics of Ravelry and searching for patterns. This 1-session class will introduce you to the basics of Ravelry and searching for patterns and will be held from 1 to 3 pm Saturday, June 3, OR 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, OR 2 to 4 pm Monday, Aug. 14 OR 2 to 4 pm Monday, Aug. 21. You can take as many sessions as you want! Each class is limited to 4 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.

This class is taught by our Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson.
Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: NONE
What you will learn: Ravelry searching
Materials: Your own smartphone or tablet!
Cost: $40


Finishing Projects & Correcting Your Mistakes
June 7, EVENING                                             July 8, Saturday
June 24, Saturday                                            Aug. 19, Saturday
There’s nothing worse than taking a break from you knitting, coming back, picking it up and realizing there’s something wrong 14 rows back. You’re not sure what it is, but you can see there’s a mistake. Put the whammy on your mistakes & learn how to seam that sweater you completed – Kitchener stitch included. Yarnista & Knitting Extraordinaire Eileen Grant will lead you through this class from:
5 to 7 pm Wednesday, June 7
1 to 3 pm Saturday, June 24
10 am to 12 pm Saturday, July 8
10 am to 12 pm Saturday, Aug. 19

The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit & purl
What you will learn: How to finish your project & correct mistakes
Materials: Items with mistakes, items you need to finish, & tapestry needle
Cost: $40


Cabled Shawl (2-session class)
June 8 & 22 Thursdays

Need a shawl for your evening beach walking or dock sitting for spring & summer? Look NO FURTHER! This Cabled Shawl is the perfect addition to anyone’s wardrobe. Carry at all times for those moments when you get a chill and a jacket would stymie the Fashionista in you! Yarnista & Cable Queen Janice Feld will have you methodically twisting & turning your yarn until you’re a cable ARTISTE! This 2-session class is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, June 8 & 22.

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Adventurous beginner and above
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit & purl
What you will learn: Beginning lace pattern, cabling
Materials: 872 yds of worsted yarn (we recommend Plymouth’s Merino Superwash) & size 10 circular needles with at least a 32” cable, (optional) size 10 circular needles with a 47” cable, stitch markers, highlighter tape, a cable needle & a tapestry needle
Pattern: Cabled Edged Shawl by Vanessa Ewing, FREE Ravelry download
Cost: $60


The Crosshatch Shawl (2-session class)
June 8 & 15, Thursdays
Aug. 17 & Aug. 31, Thursdays

We’ve had requests for it, and now it’s here: BEGINNING COLOR WORK! This spunky Crosshatch Shawl uses 2 to 3 balls of yarn & you carry 2 colors throughout the project. (We recommend that you take the Continental Knitting prior to this class to assist with color work.) Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will teach this class from 2 to 4 pm Thursdays, June 8 & 15, OR 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Thursdays, Aug. 17 & 31.

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by the shop or calling us at (757) 345-3655.

Class Level: Intermediate
Skills required: Continental knit, knit, purl, cast on, bind off
What you will learn: Beginning color work
Materials: 1 or 2 balls of Juniper Moon Zooey & 1 ball of Noro Mirai, size 7 circular needles with 40” cable and a tapestry needle for weaving ends
Pattern: Crosshatch Shawl by Benjamin Matthews, $5.50 Ravelry pattern
Cost: $60


Redneck WEAVING
June 10 SATURDAY
Bring your own FORK, all your YARN SCRAPS and YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR! If you don’t or can’t laugh, avoid this class at all possible times! Learn how to weave with a fork and your yarn scraps. Leave class with a wall hanging and a piece of ART! Guest Instructor and Craft Savant Mary Herbert is offering this class from 2:30 to 4:30 pm Saturday, June 10.

Dowel rods will be provided. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Beginning weaver
Skills required: Ability to laugh & a sense of adventure
What you will learn: Basic weaving skills
Materials: Your own fork, your own yarn scraps
Pattern: None
Cost: $35


HOMEMADE FOR THE HOMELESS HALF PRICE CLASSES – ONE TIME ONLY

Socks via Magic Loop (3-session class)
Tuesdays, June 13, 20 & 27
Ditch your DPNs and let your needles fly! Learn the magic loop method for knitting socks top down! This 3-session class taught by Yarnista Rosemarie Kammer begins 10 am to Noon Tuesdays, June 13, 20 & 27. This session is HALF OFF our regular pricing to support of Homemade for the Homeless Project. All during June & July, we are collecting items for the homeless in preparation for the fall. Everyone who contributes a handmade item will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY and will receive a $5 off coupon for any future Flying Needles purchase when turning in the item.

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Intermediate
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl & bind off
What you will learn: Knit via magic loop, how to knit a heel flap, how to turn a heel, & increasing & decreasing
Materials: Sock yarn & 40” circular needles in your choice of size 0 to 2 – most students choose size 2
Pattern: Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes, FREE Ravelry download
Cost: $90 $45


HOMEMADE FOR THE HOMELESS HALF PRICE CLASSES – ONE TIME ONLY

Turkish Bed Socks by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas (2-session class)
June 13 & 20, Tuesdays 
The team at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas designed these one-skein slipper-socks for the 2009 LYS Tour. They make great gifts as they’re easy to fit and don’t take a lot of yarn. They’re nice for around the house and terrific for travel. The staff there loves to wear them with clogs. These little foot warmers make great gifts as they’re one-skein projects. This 2-session class will taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held 1 to 3 pm Tuesdays June 13 & 20. This session is HALF OFF our regular pricing to support of Homemade for the Homeless Project. All during June & July, we are collecting items for the homeless in preparation for the fall. Everyone who contributes a handmade item will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY and will receive a $5 off coupon for any future Flying Needles purchase.

All materials can be purchased for 10% off after registering by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655. Class is limited to 6.
Class Level: Adventurous Beginner
Skills required: Cast on via a long-tail method, knit, purl and bind off
What you will learn: How to read a pattern, a non-traditional method of sock construction, how to knit via the magic loop method with circular needles
Materials: 175 yards fingering weight yarn, size 3 double circular needles with at least a 32” cable, a highlighter, pencil and a tapestry needle for weaving ends
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (stockinette stitch – knit on right side & purl on wrong side) with your needles & yarn and bring swatch to 1st class to confirm gauge
Pattern: Turkish Bed Socks, $6 from Ravelry
Cost: $60 $30


HOMEMADE FOR THE HOMELESS HALF PRICE CLASSES – ONE TIME ONLY

Regular Guy/Gal Beanie (2-session class)
June 17 & 24, Saturdays 
Come learn how to make a basic beanie the easiest way possible: magic loop! This pattern calls for ARAN weight yarn, which means it’s going to go SUPER FAST! This two-session class is taught by Yarnista & Spinner Extraordinaire Mary Herbert & begins 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturdays, June 17 & 24. 

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655. This session is HALF OFF our regular pricing to support of Homemade for the Homeless Project. All during June & July, we are collecting items for the homeless in preparation for the fall. Everyone who contributes a handmade item will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY and will receive a $5 off coupon for any future Flying Needles purchase.

Class Level: Beginning
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl & bind off
What you will learn: Knit via magic loop
Materials: Aran yarn (Sugg’d Homestead) & size 6 40” circular needles
Pattern: Regular Guy/Gal Beanie, FREE Ravelry download
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (stockinette stitch – knit on knit side & purl on purl side) with your needles & yarn and bring swatch to 1st class to confirm guage
Cost: $60 $30


HOMEMADE FOR THE HOMELESS HALF PRICE CLASSES – ONE TIME ONLY

The World’s Simplest Mittens (2-session class)
June 15 & 22, Thursdays

If you’ve always wanted to make a pair of mittens & were too intimidated by that fiddley thumbhole, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! It’s even titled WORLD’S SIMPLEST MITTENS, and can be knitted for a child to a very large adult man’s hands! This class is taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson from 10 am to Noon Thursdays, June 15 & 22. This session is HALF OFF our regular pricing to support of Homemade for the Homeless Project. All during June & July, we are collecting items for the homeless in preparation for the fall. Everyone who contributes a handmade item will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY and will receive a $5 off coupon for any future Flying Needles purchase.

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Beginning
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl & bind off
What you will learn: How to knit a pair of mittens including the thumb.
Materials: Any weight yarn (sugg’d Aran Homestead)
Pattern: World’s Simplest Mittens, FREE Ravelry download
Cost: $60 $30


Spa Cloth Series – Snowbank by Allison Griffith
June 5, Monday, or June 24, Saturday
We’re naming this series after our beginning knitter Kathleen who gave us this idea. As a beginner, Kathleen wanted to practice her knits & purls, so she picked up a spa cloth pattern and whipped through it. In honor of Kathleen, who is now headed toward PRO status, we begin a Spa Cloth series. Welcome to the Snowbank. This spa cloth is bumpy to help exfoliate the skin. Pair it with our Tasha’s Own Williamsburg soaps, and you have the perfect gift for birthday, or the Holidays! Snowbank is a next-step beginner knitter and will teach you how to switch between knits & purls while learning the basics of reading a chart. This 1-session class will taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held 1 to 3 pm Monday, June 5, and again from 2 to 4 pm Saturday, June 24.

All materials can be purchased for 10% off after registering by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655. Class is limited to 6.
Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: Cast on via a long-tail method, knit, purl and bind off
What you will learn: Adding texture to your knitting, basic chart reading
Materials: 1 skein of worsted weight cotton, size 6 needles, either circular or straight, a highlighter, pencil and a tapestry needle for weaving ends
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (stockinette stitch – knit on right side & purl on wrong side) with your needles & yarn and bring swatch to 1st class to confirm gauge
Pattern: Snowbank Spa Cloth, FREE from Ravelry
Cost: $30


Beginner’s Baby Sweater (2-session class)
June 21 & 28, Wednesdays                                         Aug. 10 & 24, Thursdays
July 18 & 25, Tuesdays                                                Sept. 22 & 29, Fridays
July 22 & Aug. 5, Saturdays

Do you want to learn the basics of making a sweater without all the sweat equity of a full-blown adult-sized sweater? Or do you have a cutie pie you just HAVE TO whip up a sweater for? If either is true, this is the perfect class for you! Learn the basics of a knitted top-down sweater construction with minimal seaming & a raglan sleeve – just mini-sized. And good GLORY do we have some sweet yarns for the bambino in your life! There are multiple offerings for this 2-session class taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson:
10:30 to 12:30 Wednesdays, June 21 & 28;
10:30 to 12:30 Tuesdays, July 18 & July 25;
1 to 3 pm Saturdays, July 22 & Aug. 5;
 1-3 pm Thursdays Aug. 10 & 24
2-4 pm Fridays, Sept. 22 & 29

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: Long tail cast on, knit, purl
What you will learn: Kf/b, YO, K2Tog, knitting in the round, basic sweater construction, joining yarns
Materials: 522 yards of DK yarn (we recommend any Dreambaby or Dreambaby Paintpot), US size 4 and 6 circular needles with 16” cables, US size 6 circular needle with 24” cable, stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving ends, knit gauge checker
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (stockinette stitch – knit on right side & purl on wrong side) with your needles & yarn and confirm gauge prior to 1st class **
Pattern: Plymouth’s 2833 Pullover, included in class price.
Cost: $70

**Notes for the Beginning Baby Sweater: You will be writing on your pattern. Please bring a copy if you don’t want to mark your original. You will need to confirm your gauge prior to class. Please purchase your yarn in advance of the class and knit a 4” by 4” swatch with the US 6 needles and bring to class. Use your gauge checker to confirm you are knitting at 5 ½ stitches per inch. If you need assistance with checking your gauge, please come by the shop.


To help all our customers get a jump start on the Holiday season and to avoid gnarled-hand-syndrome post Dec. 25, The Flying Needles has prepared a fully slate of Christmas in July classes. We even have two top-down sweater classes to pop out that sweater prior to the Holidays. We have several ornament classes and other one-skein or easy projects. HAPPY CRAFTING!


Tiny Sweater Ornaments
July 8, Saturday                                     Aug. 2, Wednesday
July 19, Wednesday                               Aug. 12, Saturday
Let’s get crafty EARLY for the HOLIDAYS! Think tinsel, bunting and mini-sweater ornaments for the Holidays. These decorative sweaters are worked in one piece, top down. They are a great way to use up your leftover scraps of sock yarn – approximately 5g of yarn required. You can even make several, peg them up and make them into bunting. This class will be taught by Craft Savant Mary Herbert and will be held:
12 to 2:30 pm Saturday, July 8
1 to 3:30 pm Wednesday, July 19
10:30 am to 1 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 2
10:30 am to 1 pm, Saturday, Aug. 12

Register by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655. Class is limited to 6.
Class Level: Adventurous Beginner
Skills required: Cast on via a long-tail method, knit, purl and bind off
What you will learn: How to use double pointed needles and create a miniature sweater
Materials: Approximately 5g of sock yarn, a set of US 1.5 double pointed needles, a stitch marker, a small amount of waste yarn
Pattern: Mini Sock Yarn Sweaters by Janet McMahon, FREE on  Ravelry
Cost: $45

Spa Cloth Series – Weave Me
July 8, Saturday, OR July 13, Thursday
This series is named after our beginning knitter Kathleen who gave us this idea. As a beginner, Kathleen wanted to practice her knits & purls, so she picked up a spa cloth pattern and whipped through it. In honor of Kathleen, who is now headed toward PRO status, we begin The Spa Cloth series. Welcome to the Weave Me Spa Cloth. This spa cloth is bumpy to help exfoliate the skin. Pair it with our Tasha’s Own Williamsburg soaps, and you have the perfect gift for birthday, or the Holidays! Weave Me is a next-step beginner knitter and will teach you how to switch between knits & purls, practice consistent tension while learning the basics of reading a chart. This 1-session class will taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held 2 to 4 pm Saturday, July 8, OR 3 to 5 pm Thursday, July 13.

All materials can be purchased for 10% off after registering by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655. Class is limited to 6.
Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: Cast on via a long-tail method, knit, purl and bind off
What you will learn: Adding texture to your knitting, basic chart reading
Materials: 1 skein of worsted weight cotton, size 6 needles, either circular or straight, a highlighter, pencil and a tapestry needle for weaving ends
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (stockinette stitch – knit on right side & purl on wrong side) with your needles & yarn and confirm gauge prior to 1st class
Pattern: Weave Me Spa Cloth, $2 from Ravelry
Cost: $30


Needle Felting Ornament
July 11, Tuesday, OR July 15, Saturday
Let’s get crafty EARLY for the HOLIDAYS! Need a break from knitting? Then let’s create some ADORABLE ornaments using needle felting skills. This class will teach you the basics of “painting with yarn,” & you will leave with all kinds of inspiration to treat everyone you know to a unique work of art for their Holiday tree. This 1-session class will be taught by Yarnista & Artiste Rosemarie Kammer and will be held 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Tuesday, July 11, OR 1 to 3 pm Saturday, July 15.

All materials to create one felted ornament are included in the class fee. You will need to purchase felting needles prior to class. Register by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655. Class is limited to 6.
Class Level: N/A
Skills required: N/A
What you will learn: How to paint with yarn
Materials: Needle felting needles
HOMEWORK: N/A
Pattern: N/A
Cost: $50


Top-Down Beginning Man’s Sweater (4-session class)
July 11, 25, Aug. 8 & 22, Tuesdays

START NOW AND HAVE A SWEATER BY THE HOLIDAYS!! And if the thought of knitting a sweater makes you break out in sweats, we assure you, this class will have you feeling like a PRO! A top-down, BEGINNING SWEATER with no seaming or setting pieces in. It’s all KNITTING BABY! This simple Top Down Pullover with raglan sleeves by Tin Can Knits is just GORGEOUS! Pattern sizes go up to a 58” chest. Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will teach this 4-session class held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 11, 25, Aug. 8 & 22.

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after registration. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off
What you will learn: Importance of gauge, top-down sweater construction without seams, pattern reading, K2tog, kfb, ssk, using waste yarn to hold stitches, knit sleeves top down on magic loop, picking up stitches around a neck and under arms, binding off in pattern
Materials: 800 to 1800 yards worsted weight yarn WOUND, size 6 & 8 circular needles in both 16” and 32” cables, size 6 & 8 double pointed needles, stitch markers, darning needle, waste yarn, tape measure, gauge guide, scissors, a pencil, a highlighter**
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (stockinette stitch – knit on right side & purl on wrong side) with your size 8 needles & yarn and confirm gauge prior to 1st class (please come to the shop if you need assistance).
Pattern: Tin Can Knits’ Flax Pullover, FREE on Ravelry
Cost: $120

**Notes for the Top-Down Beginning Man’s Sweater: You will be writing on your pattern. Please bring a copy if you don’t want to mark your original. Have 1 or 2 skeins of your yarn wound prior to class if it comes in hanks. If you are uncertain of your size or the number of skeins you need, remember that wound yarn cannot be returned. Leave your last 1 or 2 hanks unwound, in case you have over bought.


The World’s Simplest Mittens (2-session class)
July 12 & 26, Wednesdays 
If you’ve always wanted to make a pair of mittens & were too intimidated by that fiddly thumbhole, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! It’s even titled WORLD’S SIMPLEST MITTENS and can be knitted for a child to a very large adult man’s hands! This class is taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson from 2 to 4 pm Wednesdays, July 12 & 26.

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Beginning
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl & bind off
What you will learn: How to knit a pair of mittens including the thumb.
Materials: Any weight yarn (sugg’d Aran Homestead)
Pattern: World’s Simplest Mittens, FREE Ravelry download
Cost: $60


Socks via Magic Loop (3-session class)
July 13, 20 & 27, Thursdays
Ditch your DPNs and let your needles fly! Learn the magic loop method for knitting socks top down! This 3-session class taught by Yarnista Rosemarie Kammer begins 1 to 3 pm Thursdays, July 13, 20 & 27.

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Intermediate
Skills required: You must be able to cast on and knit
What you will learn: Knit socks via magic loop
Materials: Sock yarn & 40” circular needles in your choice of size 0 to 2 – most students choose size 2
Pattern: Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes, FREE Ravelry download
Cost: $90


Sockhead Slouch Hat (2-session class)
July 14 & 28, Fridays
Aug. 11 & 25, Fridays
Our beginning knitters are popping up like baby bunnies! Here’s a beginning beanie that’s ever so popular right now. This Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure will have you knitting in the round like a pro! It’s gonna be fun, we promise! Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will lead this 2-session class held from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Fridays, July 14 & 28, OR 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Fridays, Aug. 11 & 25.

All materials can be purchased for 10% off after you have registered. Each class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl & bind off
What you will learn: knitting in the round, ribbing, how to read a pattern & use double pointed needles, & k2tog decrease
Materials: 350-400 yards of sock or fingering yarn, size 2.5 circular needles in 16” length, size 2.5 double pointed needles 8”, stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving ends
Pattern: Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure, free Ravelry download.
Cost: $60


Spectra Scarf (2-session class)
July 15 & 22, Saturdays
Aug. 9 & 16, Wednesdays

Spectra is a simple, lightweight scarf featuring two colors of fingering weight yarns & is a sure shot to prove your handmade gift-giving skills for the Holidays. Start now on this short-row shaping creates a dramatically curved edge that coils and playfully drapes. The intarsia technique entwines two strands of yarn, creating a seamless wedge that resembles a rainbow or color wheel! Craft Savant Mary Herbert is teaching this 2-session class offered 10 am to 12 pm Saturdays, July 15 & 22, OR 1 to 3 pm Wednesdays, Aug. 9 & 16. 

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Intermediate
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl and bind off
What you will learn: How to carry 2 different yarns, basic intarsia
Materials: 1 skein of each, Noro Silk Garden Sock & Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, size 5 circular needles 24” length or longer if you prefer
Pattern: Spectra by Stephen West, $6.00 Ravelry pattern not included in class price, either download or purchase through us prior to the class – we are happy to assist you!
Cost: $60


Regular Guy/Gal Beanie, (2-session class)
Aug. 23 & 30, Wednesdays

Come learn how to make a basic beanie the easiest way possible: magic loop! This pattern calls for ARAN weight yarn, which means it’s going to go SUPER FAST! This 2-session class is taught by Yarnista & Spinner Extraordinaire Mary Herbert & begins 1 to 3 pm Wednesdays, Aug. 23 & 30.

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Beginning
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl & bind off
What you will learn: Knit via magic loop
Materials: Aran yarn (Sugg’d Homestead) & size 6 40” circular needles
Pattern: Regular Guy/Gal Beanie, FREE Ravelry download
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (stockinette stitch – knit on knit side & purl on purl side) with your needles & yarn and bring swatch to 1st class to confirm gauge
Cost: $60

CROCHETING CLASSES

Beginning Crochet
If you’ve wanted to learn how to crochet, and you think you would try the patience of Job, then this class is for YOU! Our Crochet Queen Caroline Little will have you crocheting in no-time flat. Call to set up your one-on-one, half-hour crochet class on Wednesdays. Have 3 time options for us so we can give Jill options. We are open until 7 pm on Wednesdays, so we feel sure we can accommodate your schedule. You can BYON (bring your own needles) and BYOY (bring your own yarn) or purchase your materials at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. Take as many sessions as you want! Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.

Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: NONE
What you will learn: Crocheting
Materials: Crochet needles & the yarn of your choice
Cost: $10


Tartan Baby Blanket by Caroline Little (2-session Class)
June 12 & 26, Mondays
July 15 & 29, Saturdays 

This GORGEOUS crocheted baby blanket takes our breath away with great stripes that just make it a feast of color! Written by our own Yarnista & Crochet Queen Caroline Little, her jokes will get you right through this baby blanket party. This 2-session class will be held from
11 to 1 pm Monday, June 12 & 26.
3 to 5 pm Saturdays, July 15 & 29.

All materials can be purchased for 10% off after registering by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655. Class is limited to 6.
Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: You must be able to make a consistent chain
What you will learn: How to double crochet, change colors, weave a single chain to add stripes and color work
Materials: Worsted weight yarn – 654 yds of Color A, 218 yds of Color B & C, and either a 5.5mm or 4.5 mm hook, needle to weave ends
HOMEWORK: Practice even single crochet chains
Pattern: Tartan Baby Blanket by Caroline Little, FREE with class
Cost: $60

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