FLYING NEEDLES CLASSES

KNITTING CLASSES | CROCHETING CLASSES | SPINNING CLASSES

KNITTING CLASSES

 

Download a FULL LIST of The Flying Needles SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER CLASS LIST!

Download a calendar image to place on your fridge! SEPTEMBER

Before signing up for a class, please review our Flying Needles Class Policies. We can’t wait to see you!


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 every other Wednesday & Saturday mornings from 11 am to 12 pm, and you can take as many sessions as you want! Each class is limited to 4 people.

Class dates are:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 8
  • Saturday, Aug. 11
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22
  • Saturday, Aug. 25
  • Wednesday, Sept. 5
  • Saturday, Sept. 8
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19
  • Saturday, Sept. 22
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3
  • Saturday, Oct. 6
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17
  • Saturday, Oct, 20

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


The River Dance                                                 Aug. 8 & 22, Wednesdays
Aug. 15 & 29, Wednesdays                               Oct. 9 & 23, Tuesdays

This squishy shawl is designed to be both warm and lightweight and will take you on a lace & fading adventure! This pattern is perfect for that beginning knitter who wants to take things to the next level with color changing & stitching interest. It’s also a lovely garment to have for your spring & fall wardrobe and BE WARNED! It’s a TOTALLY ADDICTIVE KNIT! We are NOT RESPONSIBLE! We’ve done our best to warn you! Pattern Designer Lauren Dickerson or Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will lead this 2-session class held the following times:

  • 1 to 3 pm Wednesdays, Aug. 8 & 22
  • 1 to 3 pm Wednesdays, Aug. 15 & 29
  • 3 to 5 pm Tuesdays, Oct. 9 & 23

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: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl & bind off
What you will learn: K2Tog, SSK, YO & fading colors
Materials: At least 2 skeins DK (560-600 yds or more depending on how big you want your shawl) & US size 6 40” to 47” circular needles
Pattern: River Dance by Lauren Rene, $6 Ravelry download or $7 printed
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $80 walk-in        


Alla Moda 
Aug. 13 & 27, Mondays                            Sept. 10 & 24, Mondays

This extra long uber-stylish wrap, scarf, shawl can be worn with everything and make you the sheikest woman in the room. This fashionable addition to your wardrobe will keep you warm while you’re off on your exciting adventures! Miles of 1×1 color striping keeps the knitting fun and leaves you with a lofty lightweight wrap that you will cherish for its versatility. The Alla Moda will be taught by Owner & Yarnista Susan Dickerson Mondays from 1 to 3 pm, Aug. 13 & 27; and again 10 am to 12 pm Sept. 10 & 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.

Class Level: Intermediate
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl & bind off
What you will learn: How to change colors and slide back and forth for a 1×1 color fade
Materials: Two colors fingering weight yarns in complementary colors with 850-1720 yds (small or large version) & size 9 32” to 47” circular needles
Pattern: Alla Moda by Gina Bonomo, FREE Ravelry download
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $80 walk-in        


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Baby Sweater
Aug. 13 & 27, Mondays                                    Oct. 1 & 8, Mondays

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 Mondays, Aug. 13 & 27
  • 3 to 5 pm Mondays, Oct. 1 & 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: Beginner
Skills required: Long tail cast on, knit, purl
What you will learn: KFB, 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.


Blocking Basics                                                 Aug. 14, Tuesday
Sept. 6, Thursday                                              Oct. 2, 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:

  • 10 am to 12 pm Tuesday, Aug. 14
  • 3 to 5 pm Thursday, Sept. 6
  • 10 am to 12 pm Tuesday, Oct. 2

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


Slouchy Bubbles Hat  
Aug. 14 & 28, Tuesdays                            Oct. 16 & 30, Tuesdays

Get your CABLE ON with this perfect hat for fall and winter! Those around you will sit in awe at your ability to twist and flip string around for this beanie toque! This hat will work your ribbing, knitting in the round and cabling skills! Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will lead this fun, two-session class from 1 to 3 pm Tuesdays, Aug. 14 & 28 OR 10 am to 12 pm Tuesdays, Oct. 16 & Oct. 30.

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: Intermediate
Skills required: Must be able to cast on via a long-tail method, knit, purl and bind off, cable and knit in the round.
You will learn: More complicated cabling
Materials: 1 skein Aran yarn (We recommend Harrisville Highland), size 8 circular needles 16”, size 8 DPN, a stitch marker, needle for weaving ends
Pattern: Slouchy Bubbles Hat, FREE with class
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $80 walk-in


Intro to Ravelry                                                       Aug. 15, Wednesday
Sept. 5, Wednesday                                                Oct. 2, Tuesday

If you’ve heard us talk about Ravelry – the most AWESOME website for knitting and crocheting patterns EVER with 350,000 patterns available to YOU! If 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:

  • 10 am to 12 pm Wednesday, Aug. 15
  • 1 to 3 pm Wednesday, Sept. 5
  • 3 to 5 pm Tuesday, Oct. 2

 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


INTERMEDIATE: Brioche Stitch                         Aug. 16, Thursday
Sept. 3, Monday                                                        Oct. 4, Thursday

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! This class MUST BE TAKEN PRIOR TO THE TWO-COLOR BRIOCHE COWL.

Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will lead you through this 1-session sexy knit held:

  • 1 to 3 pm Thursday, Aug. 16
  • 1 to 3 pm Monday, Sept. 3
  • 3 to 5 pm Thursday, Oct. 4

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: 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


So Faded Sweater – Adult or Child
Aug. 18, Sept. 1, 15 & 29, Saturdays (4-session class)

START NOW AND HAVE A LOVELY PULLOVER for fall & winter! Top-down, seamless with a little texture the So Faded is a gorgeous way to get your COLOR ON! This class is for built for the adult sized version or the pint-sized version. Sizes on this pattern range from a bust size of 18” to 58” (12 months to 3X). Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will teach this 4-session class held from 1 to 3 pm Saturdays, Aug. 18, Sept. 1, 15 & 29. This class launches Saturday Aug. 18 to take advantage of AAAAAAALL the color ways Queen City Yarns will be bringing in on Friday & Saturday, Aug. 17 & 18.

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 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 & chart reading, M1L, M1R, using waste yarn to hold stitches, knit sleeves top down on magic loop, picking up stitches for ribbing and binding off in pattern
Materials: 5 colors of fingering weight yarn WOUND (adult version requires 800 to 1475 yards; child version required 252 to 773 yards), size 3 & 5 circular needles with 24” AND 32”cables or comparable needles to achieve gauge, stitch markers, tape measure, gauge guide, tapestry needle for yarn tails, waste yarn for placing work on hold, scissors, a pencil, a highlighter**
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). Stitch gauge should be 25 stitches & 32 rows = 4” (6.25 stitches & 8 rows = 1”)
Pattern: So Faded Adult or So Faded Pint Sized by Andrea Mowry, $7 electronic or $9 in-store purchase
Cost: $120 with 24-hour advance reservation / $150 walk-in

 **Notes for So Faded: 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.


Gina’s Brioche Cowl                                               Aug. 21 & 28, Tuesdays
Sept. 13 & 27, Thursdays                                        Oct. 11 & 18, Thursdays

Gina’s Brioche Cowl is the perfect intro to a two-color brioche project. This wildly popular pattern will teach you this simple multi-color 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. You must have completed the BRIOCHE TECHNIQUE CLASS PRIOR TO THIS two-color brioche class. This 2-session class will be taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held:

  • 10 am to 12 pm Tuesdays, Aug. 21 & 28
  • 1 to 3 pm Thursdays, Sept. 13 & 27
  • 3 to 5 pm Thursdays, Oct. 11 & 18

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: Advanced Intermediate
Skills required: Completion of Brioche Stitch Class, 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 in colors that contrast & are not similar – 436 yards of main color, 328 yards of color 2, US size 6 with 40” or 47” cable, stitch marker, tapestry needle to weave in ends (Pattern calls for 9” of width. Shop sample is 7.5” wide and used 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn)
HOMEWORK: Cast on the pattern’s 218 stitches and knit the 5 rows (you can half this pattern with 110 stitches)
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


Socks via Magic Loop (3-session class)                    Aug. 21, 28 & Sept. 4, Tuesdays
Aug. 25, Sept. 8 & 22, Saturdays                                 Oct. 4, 18 & Nov. 1, 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 or Owner & Yarnista Susan Dickerson begins:

  • 1 to 3 pm Tuesdays, Aug. 21, 28 & Sept. 4 (ACCELERATED)
  • 1 to 3 pm Saturdays, Aug. 25, Sept. 8 & 22
  • 1 to 3 pm Thursdays, Oct. 4, 18 & Nov. 1

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 (you must be a current & confident knitter)
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


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Easiest Shawl            (2-session class)
Aug. 23 & 30, Thursdays                          Oct. 3 & 17, Wednesdays

Looking for next step as a knitter project? This one is for YOU! SUPER EASY, this shawl pattern is one you won’t have to think about once you get started. Garter stitching, your first foray into Yarn Overs with a center seam and using stitch markers. This is the PERFECT beginning shawl! Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will have you off and running like a pro & help you through this perfect next-step beginning project:

  • 3 to 5 pm Thursdays, Aug. 23 & 30
  • 3 to 5 pm Wednesdays, Oct. 3 & 17

 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: The Easiest Shawl, FREE Ravelry download or $1 printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


Find Your Fade Shawl
Aug. 23 & 30, Thursdays

The Find Your Fade Shawl is a Choose Your Own Adventure Knit! Sharting at a single point, this shawl grows, shifts & fades into a piece that you can is guaranteed to make you cozy! This asymmetrical triangular shawl uses clever increasing & decreasing combined with garter and lace for a knitting adventure. This also was our Spring 2018 KAL, so we have lots of samples in the shop you can use as a guide. Use 1, 3 or 10 colors and make this shawl YOURS! Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will teach you tricks and tips to be successful in this creative knit. This 2-session class is offered 1 to 3 pm Thursdays, Aug. 23 & 30. Be sure to drop in Friday or Saturday, Aug. 17 or 18, to see AAAAAALL the color choices from Queen City Yarns Trunk Show and Yarn Tastings.

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
What you will learn: Lace & fading
Materials: 7 colors of fingering weight yarns with a minimum of 80 yards and up to 320 yards; size US 4 needles 32” length or longer, stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving ends
Pattern: Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry, $7 electronic Ravelry download or $9 printed
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $80 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: First Cabled Scarf
Aug. 24 & 31, Fridays                                       Sept. 12 & 26, Wednesdays

We want to encourage our beginning knitters! To do so, we’ve come up with our Beginner’s Series. This is a crucial step in moving to intermediate. This first cabled scarf was designed by Yarnista Janice Feld with the intent to teach our beginners the basic cable (This class is a prerequisite to any of the intricate cable classes: Cabled Jacket, Cabled Shawl, Cabled Poncho or the Cassidy sweater). This 2-session class will be held (the first session is two hours; the second is one-hour for troubleshooting):

  • Fridays 10 am to 12 pm, Aug. 24 and 10 to 11 am Aug. 31
  • Wednesdays 3 to 5 pm Sept. 12 and 3 to 4 pm Sept. 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: Cabling
Materials: 215 yds worsted yarn (sugg’d Ultra Alpaca) & size 7 needles, straight or circular, your preference
Pattern: First Cabled Scarf by Janice Feld, FREE with class
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: $45 with 24-hour advance reservation / $55 walk-in


Dangling Conversation              (2-session class)
Aug. 24 & 31, Fridays

This flirty little number will be an awesome accessory for your wardrobe! This shawlette will be taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson who will lead you through these slip, slip, purls and knit front and backs to result in a crescent shawl with just enough lace to make it interesting. And if you’re feeling super adventurous, ADD SOME BLING with beads! This little wonder is 2 sessions from 1 to 3 pm Fridays, Aug. 24 & 31.

Materials can be purchased at the shop for 10% off after you have registered. The class is limited to 6 people. You can register for this class by stopping by the shop 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: KFB, YO, PFKB, SSP
Materials: 430 or more yards fingering weight yarn (shop sample in 1 Gradient Kit of 480 yards), size 4 to 9 32” length (if you have a longer length, that is fine, too)
Pattern: Dangling Conversation by Mindy Ross, $4 Ravelry download or $6 for printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $80 walk-in


Continental Knit & Norwegian Purl                    Aug. 29, Wednesday
Sept. 18, Tuesday                                                       Oct. 30, Tuesday

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:

  • 10 am to 12 pm Wednesday, Aug. 29
  • 1 to 3 pm Tuesday, Sept. 18
  • 3-5 pm Tuesday, Oct. 30

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: 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


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! This class for beginners and intermediate knitters will help you!

  • 3 to 5 pm Tuesday, Aug. 21
  • 10 am to 12 pm Tuesday, Sept. 4
  • 3 to 5 pm Monday, Sept. 24
  • 3 to 5 pm Tuesday, Oct, 16
  • 1 to 3 pm Tuesday, Oct. 30

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


Lollipop Brioche Hat
Sept. 4 & 18, Tuesdays                             Oct. 24 & 31, Wednesdays

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:

  • 3 to 5 pm Tuesdays, Sept. 4 & 18
  • 3 to 5 pm Wednesdays, Oct. 24 & 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 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
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (brioche stitch) with confirm gauge prior to class; see us if you help.
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $70 walk-in


Double Cabled Poncho
Sept. 6 & 20, Oct. 4, Thursdays              

We’ve had requests for this one! Grab your needles and go ASYMMETRICAL with this stunning poncho! This must-have addition to your wardrobe features cables and moss stitching. Flattering to every body type, this poncho will easily become one of your favorite accessories. Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will help you through this pattern from 1 to 3 pm Thursdays, Sept. 6 & 20, Oct. 4.

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, have consistent tension, and have cabled prior to this class (WE RECOMMEND THE FIRST CABLED SCARF CLASS IF YOU HAVE NEVER CABLED)
What you will learn: Read a chart, moss stitch, cabling, mattress stitch seaming
Materials: 984 yards of worsted or bulky yarn, US size 10 needles (for bulky) or US 13 (for worsted) 24” or 32” cable (or size to accomplish gauge), stitch markers, highlighter
Pattern: Double Cabled Poncho, FREE on Ravelry
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (stockinette stitch – knit on knit side & purl on purl side) with your needles & yarn and confirm gauge of 12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
Cost: $90 with 24-hour advance reservation / $120 walk-in


Hogwarts Express Shawl
Sept. 7 & 21, Fridays                                       

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 from 1 to 3 pm Fridays, Sept. 7 & 21.*

 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 / $75 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: The World’s Simplest Mittens
Sept. 7 & 21, Fridays

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 3 to 5 pm Fridays, Sept. 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: 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 / $80 walk-in


The Flax Sweater
Sept. 10 & 24, Oct. 8 & Nov. 5, Wednesdays (4-session class)

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! This pattern can be knit for babies, children, women or men! 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 Mondays, Sept. 10 & 24, Oct. 8, Nov. 5.

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 with 24-hour advance reservation / $150 walk-in

**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.


Knit Companion – How to use this BOSS of an app!
Sept. 11, Tuesday                                     Oct. 1, Monday

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:

  • 10 am to 12 pm Tuesday, Sept. 11
  • 3 to 5 pm Monday, Oct. 1

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: $40 with 24-hour advance reservation / $60 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Ombre Cowl Hood
Sept. 11 & 25, Tuesdays

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 Tuesdays, Sept. 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 / $80 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Regular Guy/Gal Beanie
Sept. 11 & 25, Tuesdays                   Oct. 9 & 23, Tuesdays

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 Tuesdays, Sept. 11 & 25
  • 10 am to 12 pm Tuesdays, Oct. 9 & 23.

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: Knitting in the round in a small area, and decreasing using magic loop
Materials: 100 yards of aran weight yarn & size 6 16” circular needles & US size 6 32” or 40” cable
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 / $80 walk-in


Class of Cast ONs! 
Sept. 12, Wednesday                                                Oct. 1, Monday
Oct. 10, Wednesday                                         Oct. 31, Wednesday

If the long-tail cast on has you twisted with estimating the correct amount of yarn or if you need something special on your edging, then this class is for you! Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will walk you through 9 different cast ons:

  1. E-Loop or backwards loop
  2. Cable Cast On
  3. Crochet cast on
  4. Provisional Cast on
  5. German Cast on
  6. Judy’s magic Cast On
  7. Icord Cast On
  8. Turkish Cast on
  9. Moebius Cast On

So bring LOTS of scrap yarn, straight and circular needles & your thinking caps and get your casting mojo ON:

  • 10 am to 12 pm Wednesday, Sept. 12
  • 1 to 3 pm Monday, Oct. 1
  • 10 am to 12 pm Wednesday, Oct. 10
  • OR 10 am to 12 pm Wednesday, Oct. 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 or calling us at (757) 345-3655.

Class Level: All Levels
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl & bind off
What you will learn: Different methods of casting on
Materials: Scrap yarns, straight & circular needles with matching crochet hooks.
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $50 walk-in


L’Enveloppe
Sept. 12 & 26, Oct. 10 & 24, Wednesdays (4-session class)
We couldn’t resist this garment any longer! And just like the pattern designer, we don’t know what to call it other than an “envelope.” Not a shawl, not a shrug, not a poncho. It’s construction is SUPER interesting and will go fast in this CHOOSE YOUR OWN KNITTING ADVENTURE with the offer of 5 sizes, 4 gauges and 2 stitch patterns. Snuggle up in this envelope and have that wardrobe piece that will most certainly be a conversation starter. This “thing you wear on an airplane in case the AC is turned too high” is designed for a 32” to a 50” bust and gives you the choice of gauges, so grab the yarn you want and swatch! Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will teach this 4-session adventure from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 12 & 26, Oct. 10 & 24.

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: Advanced Intermediate
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off
What you will learn: Importance of gauge, binding off & casting on in the middle of the pattern, the mattress stitch for seaming
Materials: 410 to 800 yards of yarn in weight of choice, choice of needle between US size 7 to 10 32” cable or longer, gauge guide, scissors, a pencil, a highlighter**
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (in pattern) with your needles & yarn and confirm gauge (please come to the shop if you need assistance). Please see pattern for gauges.
Pattern: L’Enveloppe by Sally Melville, $7.50 Ravelry electronic download or $9.50 printed
Cost: $120 with 24-hour advance reservation / $150 walk-in

**Notes: 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.


 

BEGINNER’S SERIES: The Boneyard 
Sept. 13 & 20, Thursdays
Meet the Boneyard Shawl. Stephen’s West first published pattern on Ravelry back in 2009. With more than 8,000 completed or in progress projects, it’s arguably one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry AAAAND SUPER EASY! You won’t have to think about this pattern once you get started – we promise! Also perfect for the beginning knitter looking for their first shawl pattern. Triangular & in DK yarn or larger, this project will be squishy and will go fast. Pick a solid, semi-solid, variegated, gradient kit, gradient cake or even fade it. Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will have you off and running like a pro & help you through this perfect next-step beginning project 3 to 5 pm Thursday, Sept. 13 & 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 people.
Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, bind off, knit & purl
What you will learn: M1L, M1R, understand a triangular shawl with a center seam
Materials: 652 yards of DK yarn (or your choice of yarn), US size 8 needles 32”, tapestry needle
Pattern: Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West, FREE Ravelry download
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $80 walk-in


Cable Coaching
Choose YOUR OWN Cable Sweater Adventure! Knit one of our shop samples or choose another cable sweater pattern and get COACHING! Work with Our Cable Coach Janice Feld for two-hour sessions and get that cabled sweater you’ve always dreamed of! Challenge yourself! By Christmas you will have a beautiful gift – or a sweater to warm yourself during the cold months. Take as many as you want; there are 6 to choose from in September & October:
• 10 am to 12 pm Saturday, Sept. 22
• 10 am to 12 pm Tuesday, Sept. 25
• 10 am to 12 pm Saturday, Oct. 6
• 10 am to 12 pm Tuesday, Oct. 9
• 10 am to 12 pm Tuesday, Oct. 23
• 10 am to 12 pm Saturday, Oct. 27

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. The class is limited to 4 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655. At the time of registration, please provide a hard copy of the pattern you need Cable Coaching.
Class Level: Beginning
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl & bind off and have cabled prior to taking this class
What you will learn: Cabling
Materials: Choose your own for your project
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $50 walk-in


The Stillwater
Sept. 19, Oct. 3, 17 & 31, Wednesdays

START NOW AND HAVE A LOVELY CARDI to wear for WINTER!! Top-down, seamless and knit in one piece, the Stillwater is a seamless, top down cardigan. Sizes on this pattern range from a bust size of 32” to 52”. Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will teach this 4-session class held from 1 to 3 pm Wednesdays, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, 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 or calling us at (757) 345-3655.

Class Level: Advanced 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 & chart reading, M1L, M1R, using waste yarn to hold stitches, knit sleeves top down on magic loop, picking up stitches for ribbing and binding off in pattern
Materials: 720 to 1456 yards worsted weight yarn WOUND, size 4 & 6 circular needles with 12” cable, US 4 with a 40” cable, US 6 with a 32” cable or sizes to get gauge, at least 8 stitch markers, tape measure, gauge guide, tapestry needle for yarn tails, waste yarn for placing work on hold, scissors, a pencil, a highlighter**
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)
Pattern: Stillwater by Marie Greene, $7 electronic or $9 in-store purchase
Cost: $120 with 24-hour advance reservation / $150 walk-in

**Notes for Stillwater: 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.


Afterthought Heel for Socks
Sept. 19, Wednesday Oct. 24, Wednesday
Looking for a way to spice up your sock making, check out this Afterthought heel! This is especially good if you want to do your heels in a different color. BE WARNED! There is cutting involved! Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will lead this crazy class 3 to 5 pm Wednesday, Sept. 19, & 10 am to 12 pm Wednesday Oct. 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.
Class Level: Intermediate
Skills required: You must have knit a pair of socks
What you will learn: The Afterthought Heel method
Materials: Your favorite sock yarn and sock needles. A sock tube of at least 4” that you have knitted, scissors
Pattern: N/A
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $40 walk-in


Celtic Myths Shawl
Sept. 27 & Oct. 25, Thursdays
Celtic Myths Scarf is a half-circle shawl with a to-die-for Celtic cable border. This 70” x 19” shawl is worked top down and can be knit in either DK or Fingering Weight yarns. Yarnista & Owner is teaching this 2-session class offered Thursdays 3 to 5 pm, Sept. 27, & 3 to 4 pm Oct. 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: Advanced Beginner
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl and bind off (we recommend that you can cable or have taken the 1st Cabled Scarf Class)
What you will learn: How to do more complicated cables
Materials: 656 yards of DK weight yarn; size US 6 or 7 circular needles 32” length or longer if you prefer, a cable needle, 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving ends
Pattern: Celtic Myths Shawl by Asita Krebs, FREE Ravelry download
Cost: $45 with 24-hour advance reservation / $65 walk-in


INTERMEDIATE: The Etched Rio Wrap (2-session class)
Oct. 2 & 16, Tuesdays
DON’T BE INTIMIDATED BY LACE, PATTERNS OR CHARTS ANY LONGER! Grab your needles and knit the ETCHED RIO. This stunning garment has a swing and fluidity reminiscent of woven fabric. Flattering to every body type, this breathtaking wrap will easily become your favorite accessory. Effortless to wear, a simple 16-stitch lace panel is all this piece requires to be a soothing, intriguing knit. Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will help you through your first foray into chart reading from 1 to 3 pm Tuesdays, Oct. 2 & 16. This garment was The Flying Needles’ Inaugural Knit-A-Long, and the 50+ people who made this garment ADORE it! This is truly a great accessory to any fashionista’s wardrobe!

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 due to the scope of this project
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit & purl, and have consistent tension
What you will learn: Read a lace pattern & chart, basics of lace knitting, increasing and decreasing
Materials: 882 yards of DK or Sport Weight yarn, US size 3 needles (or size to accomplish gauge), two stitch markers
Pattern: Etched Rio Wrap by Sarah Smuland, $9 on Ravelry or $10 printed
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 of 22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $70 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Rivi Mitts
Oct. 5 & 12, Fridays

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 10 am to 12 pm Fridays, Oct. 5 & 12.

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 / $80 walk-in


Tazmanian Devil Hat
Oct. 5 & 12, Fridays
Too TWISTED for words, this hat is perfect for a next-step beginner. This hat will teach you ribbing & knitting in the round! All while creating an AWESOME chapeau! Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will lead this fun, two-session class held 3 to 5 pm Fridays, Oct. 5 & 12.

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: Must be able to cast on via a long-tail method, knit, purl and bind off
You will learn: Knitting in the round, ribbing, pattern reading
Materials: 1 skein chunky yarn (We recommend Dancing Leaf Farms Boogie), size 8 circular needles 16”, size 8 DPN, a stitch marker, needle for weaving ends
Pattern: The Flying Needles Tazmanian Devil Hat, FREE with class
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $80 walk-in


The Danzig
Oct. 9 & 23, Tuesdays
Named after Danzig, or Gdansk in Polish, one of the pattern designer’s favorite cities in Poland, the Danzig is an awesome shawl to learn short row techniques! We did this as a KAL the summer of 2018! And OH, what beauties turned out! It has miles of garter broken up with pebble rows of a second color. We’ve seen this shawl inverted with dark colors as the main color and light ones as the pebbles. We call this knit equivalent to a summer romance novel. It’s a very forgiving pattern and requires minimal concentration – just on the pebble rows. It’s perfect for someone who has never done short rows before. Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will lead this 2-session class held 1 to 3 pm Tuesdays, Oct. 9 & 23.

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: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl & bind off
What you will learn: K2Tog, SSK, YO & fading colors
Materials: At least 2 skeins DK (560-600 yds or more depending on how big you want your shawl) & US size 6 40” to 47” circular needles
Pattern: Danzig by Justyna Lorkowska, $6 Ravelry download or $7 printed
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $80 walk-in


Two at a Time Toe-Up Socks
Oct. 20, Nov. 3 & 17, Saturdays

Tired of making socks one at a time and losing your mojo to make the second sock? Or just want to try a new way of making socks that is both fun and rewarding? Join Bag Lady & Yarnista Angela Andrews and learn how to make both socks at the same time via Magic Loop. Learn the Turkish Cast On, Magic Loop and increasing for the toes and feet. Learn to knit and turn those heels & finish those socks. This 3-session class will be held 2 to 4 pm Saturdays, Oct. 20, Nov. 3 & 17.

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 a current, confident knitter & able to knit, purl, cast on and bind off
What You Will Learn: Magic Loop Knitting, Turkish Cast On, Fish Lips Kiss Heel, the Joy of Finishing 2 Socks at the Same Time!
Materials: Favorite sock yarn, size 1 or 2 48” circular needles, small stitch markers that fit your needles
Homework: Please purchase your yarn before the class so that you can separate the yarn into 2 even balls for your socks. I hand wind mine or they can be wound on a ball winder.
Pattern: Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist, $1 on Ravelry (please bring a copy of pages 9-11 to class)
Cost: $90 with 24-hour advance reservation / $120 walk-in

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 Jo Emanuelson will have you crocheting in no-time flat eitherYou 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.

  • 2 to 4 pm Tuesday, Aug. 16
  • 2 to 4 pm Thursday, Sept. 20
  • 2 to 4 pm Thursday, Oct. 25
  • OR by appointment

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


Easy Market Bag
Aug. 7, Tuesday
Sept. 4, Tuesday
Oct. 9, Tuesday

Reusable shopping bags are all the rage, so why not make your own? This little project is a great way to use up extra yarn from finished projects.  It can also be your gateway to personalized accessories. This class will teach you how to make the bag and give you tips and tricks for customizing your work. Our Crochet Queen Jo Emanuelson will teach this class:

  • 2 to 4 pm, Tuesday, Aug. 7
  • 2 to 4 pm Tuesday, Sept. 4
  • 3 to 5 pm Tuesday, Oct. 9

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: Advanced Beginner
Skills Required: Some practice with single, and double crochet stitches
What You Will Learn: Bottom-up technique, working in the round, custom touches
Materials: 240 yd DK weight Cotton/Cotton Blend yarn, 50+ yds scrap yarn, E-4 (3.5mm) hook, yarn needle
Homework: Practice chain, single, and double crochet stitches
Pattern: Easy Market Bag by Teri Heathcote, FREE on Ravelry
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $50 walk-in


Treble Fantasy Shawl – CROCHET
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, Tuesdays, Aug. 14 & 21
  • 2 to 4 pm Tuesdays, Sept. 18 & 25
  • 2 to 4 pm Tuesdays, Oct. 16 & 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: 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


No Holes Baby Blanket
Aug. 9, Thursday
Sept. 6, Thursday
Oct. 4, Thursday

This beginner’s blanket is ideal for newborns. The tight pattern means there are no big holes for babies to get their little fingers caught in. The stitch itself is very simple and can be used for multiple applications once mastered. Our Crochet Queen Jo Emanuelson will teach this class:

  • 2 to 4 pm, Thursday, Aug. 9
  • 2 to 4 pm Tuesday, Sept. 6
  • 3 to 5 pm Thursday, Oct. 4

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, half-double, and double crochet stitches
What You Will Learn: Repeating a stitch combination, stitch consistency, gauge consistency
Materials: 328 yds DK weight yarn (more if desirous of larger blanket), I-9 hook (5.5mm), yarn needle
Homework: Practice rows of single, half-double, and double crochet stitches
Pattern: No Holes Baby Blanket by Linda Davie, FREE on Ravelry
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $50 walk-in

SPINNING CLASSES

None available this quarter.