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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 with 24-hour advance reservation / $20 walk-in


Lollipop Brioche Hat
May 7 & 21, Mondays                                  June 22 & 29, Fridays
This brioche hat is a multi-color technique that can mix your favorite colors & yarns. It’s slightly slouchy and OH SOOOOO ADDICTIVE! Worked in the round from the bottom up, the two colors will make it reversible! This two-session class is taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held:

  • 1 to 3 pm Mondays, May 7 & 21
  • 1 to 3 pm Fridays, June 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: Advanced
Skills required: You must have completed the Beginning Brioche & Brioche Cowl classes
What you will learn: Increases & decreases using the brioche method
Materials: 2 colors of DK weight yarns 240 yards each, US 2.5 & 4 needles 16” cables
Pattern: Lollipop Brioche Hat, $4.59 Ravelry download


Garden Party Cowl by Marie Greene
May 7 & 21, Mondays                                               June 5 & 19, Tuesdays

You know you have one: that skein of hand-painted yarn or gorgeously crazy variegated yarn you fell in love with & purchased! It’s been sitting in your stash and you’ve never been able to find the right project for it. Meet Garden Party! This pattern, DESIGNED BY MARIE GREENE, ONE OF OUR FEATURED DESIGNED AT OUR INAUGURAL RETREAT, was designed to strategically make use of a variegated yarn that can be gorgeous in the skein but difficult to pair with a perfect pattern. This design highlights that Oh So Special Yarn while adding a bit of all-over texture with eyelet blossoms. The borders create an anchor to contain the color. (And the border doesn’t take much, so you might already have a solid in your stash that compliments.)

This 2-session class will be taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held:

  • 3 to 5 pm Mondays, May 7 & 21
  • 3 to 5 pm Tuesdays, June 5 & 19

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: Knit, purl, cast on & bind off,
What you will learn: Knitted cast on, knitting in the round, beginning lace
Materials: Fingering weight yarn – 400 yards of main color, 80 yards of color 2, US size 2 with 24” cable or longer, stitch marker, tapestry needle to weave in ends
Pattern: Garden Party Cowl by Marie Greene, $6 Ravelry electronic pattern or $7 printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $80 walk-in


Gina’s Brioche Cowl
May 8 & 22, Tuesdays                                      June 6 & 20, Wednesdays
You asked for it and we’re delivering! Gina’s Brioche Cowl is the perfect intro to a two-color brioche project. This wildly popular pattern will teach you this simple multicolor technique that creates a beautiful fabric mirrored on each side – the color play of fair isle or intarsia without the bother of tangled balls of yarn and pesky tails. And better still, brioche fabric is truly as squishy and luxurious as its namesake, the light and buttery brioche bun, making it just right for cozy cold weather accessories. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND TAKING THE BRIOCHE TECHNIQUE CLASS PRIOR TO THIS COWL CLASS. This 2-session class will be taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held:

  • 1 to 3 pm Tuesdays, May 8 & 22
  • 1 to 3 pm Wednesdays, June 6 & 20

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: Knit, purl, cast on & bind off, knitting in the round
What you will learn: Knitted cast on, two color brioche technique
Materials: Worsted weight yarn – 436 yards of main color, 328 yards of color 2, US size 6 with 40” cable or longer, stitch marker, tapestry needle to weave in ends
Pattern: Gina’s Brioche Hat and Cowl by Purl Soho, FREE electronic pattern or $2 printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $80 walk-in


Guernsey Wrap Sampler
May 9 & 23, Wednesdays
Textured patterns found on traditional fishermen’s sweaters adorn this simple and practical stole. The knitting is straightforward, accessible to the adventurous beginner. This 2-session class is from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, May 9 & 23.

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
Skills required: Knit, purl, cast on & bind off
What you will learn: Reading charts, adding texture to your knitting
Materials: Either DK 1160 yds, size 6 needles 32” cable or worsted 630 yards worsted yarn & 8 needles 32” cable, highlighter tape, a cable needle & a tapestry needle
Pattern: Guernsey Wrap, $8 Ravelry download or $10 printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


Forest Weave Sweater 
May 10 & 24, June 7 & 21, Thursdays
This summer sweater caught our eye and is the perfect way to get your cotton or linen ON! The body of this sweater is knit sideways. Mixed with dropped stitches, this sweater is simply breathtaking! This 4-session class will be led by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, May 10 & 24, June 7 & 21.

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: Intermediate
Skills required: Knit, purl, cast on & bind off
What you will learn: Seaming sleeves, ktbl, ptbl, picking up stitches & knitting, cabling
Materials: 992 to 1384 yards of either linen or cotton DK yarn, size US 9 needles 32” cable, cable needle, stitch markers, a tapestry needle
Pattern: Forest Weave Sweater, $7 Ravelry download or $8 printed pattern
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 (please see us if you need assistance). Guage 17 sts x 23 rows =  4” blocked
Cost: $120 with 24-hour advance reservation / $150 walk-in


Hogwarts Express Shawl (2-session class)
May 10 & 24, Thursdays
This crescent-shaped shawl uses a simple construction with no short rows, making it both quick and relaxing to work. But these super cute owls with their beaded owls, make this shawl a to-die for knit! Navigate the cute cables and adding beading into your knitting! Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will help you through this super enjoyable knit 3 to 5 pm Thursdays, May 10 & 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 people.
Class Level: Intermediate
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit & purl, and have consistent tension
What you will learn: Read a chart, increasing, how to add beads to your knitting and cabling
Materials: 430 yards or more of fingering weight yarn, US size 3 needles (or size to accomplish gauge), A LOT of stitch markers, 6/0 beads for owl’s eyes (not available at The Flying Needles), and a crochet hook that will fit through the beads
Pattern: Hogwarts Express by Susan Ashcroft, $3.70 Ravelry download $6 printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $70 walk-in

*NOTE: To successfully navigate this class, you will have homework between the 1st & 2nd class that will need to be completed. If you do not have time to complete the homework between classes, we suggest you wait to take the class when you have more time.


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Ombre Cowl Hood
May 11 & 25, Fridays                                     June 11 & 25, Mondays
It looks beautiful & feels like a cloud around your neck! This is the perfect class to learn how to knit in the round Once you cast on, it’s knitting all the way around. You’ll also learn how to hold strands double for a smoother color-change transition. This 2-session class will be taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held:

  • 1 to 3 pm Fridays, May 11 & 25
  • 3 to 5 pm Mondays, June 11 & 25

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: Confident Beginner
Skills required: You must be able to cast on and knit
What you will learn: Knitting in the round and holding double strands
Materials: 3 colors of Rowan Kidsilk Haze, size US 8 24” needles
Pattern: Ombre Cowl Hood, FREE Ravelry download
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $70 walk-in


Intro to Ravelry
May 11, Friday                                   June 23, Saturday
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. Yarnista, Raveller & Owner Susan Dickerson will teach this 1-session class:

  • 3 to 5 pm Friday, May 11
  • 1 to 3 pm Saturday, June 23

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 with 24-hour advance reservation / $50 walk-in


Correcting Your Mistakes in Knitting

Our most requested technique class is finally here and laser focused: You’re dropping stitches. You’ve missed a section of the pattern. You need a needle lifeline! You don’t know how to turn your stitches correctly when you have to unknit. You just found something wrong 14 rows back. No matter your skill level, EVERYONE can benefit from this class. Put the whammy on your mistakes! Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will walk you through some of the most common knitting errors and how to fix them without ripping out your project or your hair! We’ve offered a number of these classes as this has been our MOST REQUESTED CLASS from last year. This class for beginners and intermediate knitters will help you!

  • 1 to 3 pm Monday, May 14
  • 1 to 3 pm Tuesday, June 5
  • 10 am to 12 pm Friday, June 22

The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: ALL LEVELS
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit & purl
What you will learn: How to correct mistakes
Materials: Items with mistakes, crochet hook & circular needle to match the yarn of your items & tapestry needle, a 20 stitch by 20 row swatch not bound off and a smaller set of circular needles than what you used to swatch
Cost: $40 with 24-hour advance reservation / $50 walk-in


Continental Knit & Norwegian Purl         
May 14, Monday                                               June 23, Saturday
Your needles not FLYING fast enough for you? Do all those Fair Isle COLOR WORK projects call your name? Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will have your needles off & flying with Continental Knitting and the Norwegian Purl. This technique makes seed stitching & knit 1, purl 1 a BREEZE! This 1-session class will be held:

  • 3-5 pm Monday, May 14
  • 3-5 pm Saturday, June 23

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 with 24-hour advance reservation / $40 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Saturn Rings Head Band  
May 16 & 23                                     June 7 & 21
We want to encourage our beginning knitters! To do so, we’ve come up with our Beginner’s Series. This Saturn Rings Head Band is simple, yet functional and a way to practice your knits & purls, increase & decrease your stitches and then learning the awesome mattress stitch to join ends together. This pattern calls for WORSTED weight yarn, which means it’s going to go FAST! This two-session class is taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held:

  • 3 to 5 pm Wednesdays, May 16 & 23
  • 3 to 5 pm Thursdays, June 7 & 21

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: Knit, purl, cast on, bind off
Pattern: Saturn Rings Head Band, FREE Ravelry download
What you will learn: Increases & decreases, mattress stitch for finishing
Materials: Size US 7 needles, 80 yards of worsted yarn in a natural fiber for coasters (cotton or wool)
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Coffee Cup Cozy
May 19, Saturday                                                        June 8, Friday
WELCOME TO OUR Beginner’s Series. Meet the Coffee Cup Cozy – the perfect project for a beginning knitter to take their skills to the next level. A perfect design for beginning knitters, this cozy uses almost entirely knits and purls and teaches you how to create BUTTON HOLES without fear! This is also a great knit for bazaars and craft shows and can use up your scraps of washable worsted yarn. This 1-session class will be led by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held:

  • 3 to 5 pm Saturday, April 21
  • 3 to 5 pm Saturday, May 19
  • 1 to 3 pm Friday, June 8

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: Consistent tension, moving between knits & purls, button holes
Materials: 22-24 yds washable worsted yarn (sugg’d Plymouth Merino Superwash) & size 7 needles, straight or circular, your preference
Pattern: Coffee Cup Cozy, $1.99 Ravelry download or $2.99 printed pattern
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: $40 with 24-hour advance reservation / $50 walk-in


Blocking Basics 
May 22, Tuesday                                                      June 26, Tuesday
You’ve knitted your shawl or scarf, and your project looks funny after you have bound off. You need to now BLOCK your final project! Those gorgeous knit stitches aren’t going to come out perfect. Once

finished, you have to tell those stitches where and how to sit. Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will lead this 1-session blocking basics held:

  • 3 to 5 pm Tuesday, May 22
  • 10 am to 12 pm Tuesday, June 26

Susan will run you through different yarns, how each performs with blocking and with samples of before and after blocked items. She will talk about steam blocking, spray blocking, how to block acrylic, use of lace wires & T-pins. The class will block one item during the class.
Each class is limited to 8 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655. Any level can participate, and no skills are required.
Cost: $40 with 24-hour advance reservation / $50 walk-in


Advanced Ravelry
May 25, Friday                                                         June 26, Tuesday
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 your Ravelry profile, adding your projects, your stash AND pictures for all. This 1-session class will be held:

  • 3 to 5 pm Friday, May 25
  • 1 to 3 pm Tuesday, June 26

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: Editing Ravelry profiles
Materials: Your own smartphone or tablet!
Cost: $40 with 24-hour advance reservation / $50 walk-in


Socks via Magic Loop (3-session class)
May 26, June 16 & 30, Saturdays                                 June 5, 12 & 19, Tuesdays
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 Saturdays, May 26, June 16 & 30
  • 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, Tuesdays, June 5, 12 & 19

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 with 24-hour advance reservation / $100 walk-in


Beginning Brioche                                    June 1, Friday
Walk on the wild side and master the BRIOCHE stitch! Sometimes called fishermen’s rib, or a reversible stitch, this technique results in stretchy, squishy fabric and has ALL SORTS of uses including scarves, cowls, washcloths, hats, etc. This class will teach you the brioche stitch and get you started on a brioche coaster set! We HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CLASS PRIOR TO THE BRIOCHE COWL.
This 1-session class will be held:

  • 1 to 3 pm Friday, June 1

This class is taught by our Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson.
Class Level: Intermediate
Skills required: Knit, purl, cast on, bind off, mastered tension
What you will learn: Brioche stitch
Materials: Size 8 needles, worsted yarn in a natural fiber for coasters (cotton or wool)
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $40 walk-in


The Crosshatch Shawl
June 4 & 18 Mondays                                          June 23 & July 21, Saturdays
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:

  • 1 to 3 pm Mondays, June 4 & 18 
  • 10 am to 12 pm Saturdays, June 23 & July 21

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 download  or $6.50 printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


The World’s Simplest Mittens    (2-session class)
June 4 & 18, Mondays                                           June 12 & 19, Tuesdays
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 and will be held multiple times in June to support The Flying Needles Handmade for the Homeless Project. Last year, TFN customers & donors contributed more than 300 handmade hats, scarves, mitts, sweaters & blankets to House of Mercy, which they then handed out as gifts in December. One session of this class will be ½ off the regular class fee to encourage people to knit mittens for this worthy cause!

  • 3 to 5 pm Mondays June 4 & 18
  • 1 to 3 pm Tuesdays, June 12 & 19 – ½ OFF This session is HALF OFF our regular pricing to support of Homemade for the Homeless Project. Beginning June 9, 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. All donations must be turned in by Aug. 

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 (suggested Berroco Ultra Wool worsted)
Pattern: World’s Simplest Mittens, FREE Ravelry download
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


Knit Companion – How to use this BOSS of an app!
June 6, Wednesday
Sometimes we run across things that we just CANNOT keep to ourselves! KNIT COMPANION is one of them. Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will walk you through this AWESOME knitting app for either a Tablet or an iPad. THIS IS A BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE CLASS. You will need to have downloaded the app to your tablet or iPad and you will need your email associated with your Ravelry account and your Ravelry password PRIOR TO CLASS, held from:

  • 3 to 5 pm Wednesday, June 6

Class is limited to 6 people; call us at (757) 345-3655 to register.

What you will learn: The basics of Knit Companion
Materials: Your own Tablet or iPad, the app downloaded to your device, your Ravelry password & email address
Cost: $50 with 24-hour advance reservation / $60 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Baby Sweater (2-session Class)
June 8 & 22, Fridays
We want to encourage our beginning knitters! To do so, we’ve come up with our BEGINNER’S SERIES. This is the class for that beginner ready to try their hands at a sweater – just mini-sized! OR 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 any of these scenarios are true, this IS THE CLASS FOR YOU! Learn the basics of a knitted top-down sweater construction with minimal seaming & a raglan sleeve – just FUN-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:

  • 3 to 5 pm Fridays, June 8 & 22

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 with 24-hour advance reservation / $80 walk-in

**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.


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Rivi Mitts
June 11 & 25, Mondays
We want to encourage our beginning knitters! To do so, we’ve come up with our Beginner’s Series. These mitts are a must and can be matched with the Tazmanian Devil Hat! This twisted rib really pops and we will help you overcome your fear of the thumb hole! Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will lead you through this 2-session class held in June to support The Flying Needles Handmade for the Homeless Project. Last year, TFN customers & donors contributed more than 300 handmade hats, scarves, mitts, sweaters & blankets to House of Mercy, which they then handed out as gifts in December. One session of this class will be ½ off the regular class fee to encourage people to knit mittens for this worthy cause! 1 to 3 pm Mondays, June 11 & 25. This session is HALF OFF our regular pricing to support of Homemade for the Homeless Project. Beginning June 9, 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. All donations must be turned in by Aug. 15.

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: Beginner
Skills required: Knit, purl, cast on & bind off
What you will learn: How to work with double pointed needles, twisted ribbing, K1tbl, m1
Materials: Bulky weight yarn (we recommend Dancing Leaf Farm’s Boogie) 100-130 yards, US size 8 DPNs, stitch markers
Pattern: Rivi Mitts by Talitha Kuomi, $2 Ravelry download or $3 printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $100 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Rikke Hat                        June 12 & 26
We want to encourage our beginning knitters! To do so, we’ve come up with our Beginner’s Series. The Rikke Hat is knit flat and is a worldwide HIT requiring just 1 skein of any DK to light worsted weight yarn. This hat looks stunning in both semi-solid hues and variegated color-ways as the garter stitch design helps prevent pooling! This 2-session class will be led by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held:

  • 3 to 5 pm Tuesdays, June 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: Flat hat construction
Materials: 225 to 250 yds DK or Worsted Weight yarn & size US 4 & 7 needles 16” cables, size US 7 DPNs or US 7 32” circular for magic loop
Pattern: Rikke Hat, FREE Ravelry Download or $1 printed
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (stockinette stitch – knit on knit side & purl on purl side) with your needles & yarn and confirm gauge prior to class
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


Palm Cove Shawl   (2-session class)
June 13 & 27, Wednesdays

This asymmetrical shawl is the PERFECT neckwear for summer! Those yarnovers let everything breathe! Using a laceweight yarn with silk makes this project feel like a cloud! Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will help you through this perfect knit for SPRING:

  • 1 to 3 pm Wednesdays, June 13 & 27

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 people.
Class Level: Intermediate
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit & purl, and have consistent tension
What you will learn: Read a chart, how to do lace work, crochet an edge, kfb, K3p
Materials: 1596 yards lace weight yarn (Juniper Moon Findley or Findley Dappled, Helen’s Lace, Madelinetosh Prairie, Malabrigo), US size 7 needles 24” or 32” (or size to accomplish gauge), 4.5mm crochet hook, tapestry needle
Pattern: Palm Cove Shawl, $5 Ravelry download $6 printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Mother of All Shawl     (2-session class)
June 14 & 28, Thursdays
Easy to memorize, rich with lace and texture, and bigger than it looks once it’s blocked, the Mother-of-All Shawl is a good basic comfort-knit for triangle shawl aficionados, and a good first shawl project, too! Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will help you through this perfect knit for SPRING:

  • 1 to 3 pm Thursdays, June 14 & 28

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 people.
Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit & purl, and have consistent tension
What you will learn: How to start a project with a garter stitch tab, yarn overs, k2tog, ssk
Materials: 440-880 yards of DK or fingering weight yarn, US size 5-8 needles 32”, tapestry needle
Pattern: Mother of All Shawl, FREE Ravelry download or $1 printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Regular Guy/Gal Beanie (2-session class)
June 14 & 28, Thursdays                                          June 20 & 27, Wednesdays
We want to encourage our beginning knitters! To do so, we’ve come up with our Beginner’s Series. This hat is a simple one to teach you knitting in the round in a small area and decreases using 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 & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held:
• 3 to 5 pm Thursdays, June 14 & 28
• 3 to 5 pm Wednesdays, June 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: 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 with 24-hour advance reservation / $70 walk-in


CROCHETING CLASSES

Beginning Crochet
Feb. 10, Saturday
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 Jo Emanuelson will have you crocheting in no-time flat either 2 to 4 pm Saturday, Feb. 10. 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: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $40 walk-in


Simple Hooded Infinity Scarf – CROCHET
Feb. 3, Saturday
This scarf has it all. It’s long enough to wrap twice without having to worry about those pesky ends getting stuck in jacket zippers. And the hood gives you that much more protection from the brisk weather. This straight-forward pattern is perfect for beginners who are looking to get some serious basics practice, including stitch regularity, counting, and finishing techniques. Crochet Queen Jo Emanuelson will teach this 1-session class 2 to 5 pm Saturday, Feb. 3.

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: Some practice with single and double crochet stitches
What you will learn: Stitch consistency, working in the round, working with 2 strands of yarn, finishing techniques
Materials: For all sizes (Child, Adult, X-Large), 1000 yds worsted weight yarn (any fiber), N-15 (10mm) hook, yarn needle
HOMEWORK: Practice chain, single, and double crochet stitches
Pattern: Provided by the instructor
Cost: $45 with 24-hour advance reservation / $55 walk-in


Treble Fantasy Shawl – CROCHET
Feb. 7 & 21, Wednesdays
It’s finally getting cold in Virginia and you need some extra layers to stay comfortable throughout the day – you NEED a shawl! This three-tiered crochet masterpiece is made using sock yarn, so it is light-weight enough for Southern winters while also being nice and cozy. In this class, you will learn how to work with an increasing repeat pattern and get very comfortable with the treble crochet stitch. Our Crochet Queen Jo Emanuelson will teach this 2-session class 2 to 4 pm, Wednesdays, Feb. 7 & 21.

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: Intermediate
Skills required: Comfortable with chain, slip stitch, single, half-double, double, and treble (triple) crochet stitches, some experience with pattern reading
What you will learn: Reading a stitch diagram and pattern, adjusting a pattern to suit individual needs
Materials: 1000 yds fingering/sock wt yarn (sample made with Malabrigo sock yarn), G/6 and H/7 hooks (or 4.00mm and 4.50mm), stitch markers
HOMEWORK: Practice rows of half-double, double, and treble crochet stitches
Pattern: Treble Fantasy by Michele DuNaier, FREE Ravelry download
Cost: $90 with 24-hour advance reservation / $100 walk-in


Baby Lovey – CROCHET
Feb. 8 & 15, Thursdays
Looking for a quick project for that baby shower that appeared out of nowhere? Sure, you could make a full-size baby blanket, but a lovey will be twice as cute and take half the time! This class will teach not only a basic Granny square (session 1), but also the very basics of amigurumi stuffed toys (session 2). You’ll walk away with a quick, unique project that will stand out in the piles of onesies and toys. Crochet Queen Jo Emanuelson will teach this 2-session class 2 to 4 pm Thursdays, Feb. 8 & 15.

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: Adventurous beginner
Skills required: Some practice with single, half-double, and double crochet stitches
What you will learn: Working in the round, creating and assembling amigurumi stuffed toys (heads and arms for this application)
Materials: Worsted weight Yarn, at least 300yds (we recommend superwash wool or acrylic), various colors (70 yds for stuffed animal, the rest for the blanket portion), J-10 (5.75mm) and F-5 (3.75mm) hooks, yarn needle
HOMEWORK: Practice rows of single, half-double, double, and triple crochet stitches
Pattern: Provided by instructor
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $70 walk-in

SPINNING CLASSES

Drop Spindle Spinning
Feb. 28, Wednesday                                                      March 10, Saturday
March 14, Wednesday                                                  March 24, Saturday
It’s been our most requested class: DROP SPINDLE SPINNING!!! Craft Savant Mary Herbert will walk you through using either purchased or your own fiber and spinning it away into your OWN yarn! Sign up early as we are serious about this being the most requested class!
This one-session class will be available a variety of times:

  • 10 am to 12 pm Wednesday, Feb. 28
  • 1 to 3 pm Saturday, March 10
  • 10 am to 12 pm Wednesday, March 14
  • 1 to 3 pm Saturday, March 24

Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Beginning
Skills required: None
What you will learn: Spinning related vocabulary, spin wool on a drop spindle
Materials: Drop spindle (available for purchase in-store) & fiber/roving
Cost: $45 with 24-hour advance reservation / $55 walk-in