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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


Kathleen’s Spa Cloth Series – Dreidels Hanukkah Cloth
Dec. 4, Monday

We’re naming this series after our beginning knitter Kathleen who gave us this idea. As a beginner, Kathleen wanted to practice her knits & purls, so she picked up a spa cloth pattern and whipped through it. In honor of beginner, who is now headed toward PRO status, we are holding a Spa Cloth series. Welcome to the Dreidels Hanukkah Cloth. This spa cloth is bumpy to help exfoliate the skin. Pair it with our Tasha’s Own Williamsburg soaps, and you have the perfect gift! Dreidels Hanukkah Cloth is a next-step beginner knitter project and will teach you how to switch between knits & purls while learning the basics of reading a pattern. This 1-session class will be taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held 1 to 3 pm Monday, Dec. 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.
Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: Cast on via a long-tail method, knit, purl and bind off
What you will learn: Adding texture to your knitting, basic chart reading
Materials: 1 skein of worsted weight cotton (60 Yds), size 6 needles, either circular or straight, a highlighter, pencil and a tapestry needle for weaving ends
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (stockinette stitch – knit on right side & purl on wrong side) with your needles & yarn and bring swatch to 1st class to confirm gauge
Pattern: Dreidels Hanukkah Cloth, $4 from Ravelry or $5 if printed
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $40 walk-in


QUICK Slip Cowl
Dec. 5, Tuesday                  Dec. 6, Wednesday
Dec. 16, Saturday               Dec. 18, Monday

Grab your size 15 circs, a ball of Malabrigo RASTA and cast on! In no time at all you’ll have a stylish accessory that will quickly become your go-to fabu accessory. Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will lead your knitting fever in one session! Have a gift to give in no-time flat – WE PROMISE! Yep! A one-session project class held four times prior to the Holidays:
• 1 to 3 pm Tuesday, Dec. 5
• 7 to 9 pm Wednesday, Dec. 6
• 10 am to 12 pm Saturday, Dec. 16
• 1 to 3 pm Monday, Dec. 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: Beginner
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit & purl.
What you will learn: Knitting in the round, moving yarn to the front & back for a linen stitch
Materials: 100 yards of SUPER bulky weight yarn, size 15 circular 24” needles, stitch marker & tapestry needle
Pattern: Quick Slip Cowl by Andra Asars, FREE on Ravelry.
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $40 walk-in


Tiny Sweater Ornaments
Dec. 6, Wednesday                   OR                  Dec. 16, Saturday

Think tinsel, bunting and mini-sweater ornaments for the Holidays. These decorative sweaters are worked in one piece, top down. They are a great way to use up your leftover scraps of sock yarn – approximately 5g of yarn required. You can even make several, peg them up and make them into bunting. This class will be taught by Craft Savant Mary Herbert and will be held 12 to 2:30 pm Wednesday, Dec. 6, OR 2:30 to 5 pm Saturday, Dec. 16.

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


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Tazmanian Devil Hat
Dec. 6 & 20, Wednesday                                                
 Feb. 20 & 27, Tuesdays
March 2 & 9, 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 from:
• 1 to 3 pm Wednesdays Dec. 6 & 20
• 3 to 5 pm Tuesdays Feb. 20 & 27
• 1 to 3 pm Fridays March 2 & 9.

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 / $75 walk-in


Continental Knit & Norwegian Purl 
Dec. 6, Wednesday, 5-7 pm                               Dec. 18, Monday, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Jan. 17, Wednesday, 3-5 pm                              Feb. 21, Wednesday, 1-3 pm

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!

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 an
d worsted weight yarn
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $40 walk-in


Needle Felting Ornament
Dec. 7, Thursday

Let’s get crafty for the HOLIDAYS! Need a break from knitting? Then let’s create some ADORABLE ornaments using needle felting skills. This class will teach you the basics of “painting with yarn,” & you will leave with all kinds of inspiration to treat everyone you know to a unique work of art for their Holiday tree. This 1-session class will be taught by Yarnista & Artiste Rosemarie Kammer and will be held 1 to 3 pm Thursday, Dec. 7.

All materials to create one felted ornament are included in the class fee. You will need to purchase felting needles prior to class. Register by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655. Class is limited to 6.

Class Level: N/A
Skills required: N/A
What you will learn: How to paint with yarn
Materials: Needle felting needles
HOMEWORK: N/A
Pattern: N/A
Cost: $50 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


Finishing & Correcting Your Mistakes
Saturday, Dec. 9
There’s nothing worse than taking a break from you knitting, coming back, picking it up and realizing there’s something wrong 14 rows back. No matter your skill level, everyone can benefit from this class.

how to stitch

Put the whammy on your mistakes & learn how to seam that sweater you completed – Kitchener stitch included. Yarnista & Knitting Extraordinaire Eileen Grant will lead you through this class from 10 am to 12 pm Saturday, Dec. 9.

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 finish your project & correct mistakes
Materials: Items with mistakes, items you need to finish, & tapestry needle
Cost: $40 with 24-hour advance reservation / $50 walk-in


Mr. Fox Stole My Heart
Dec 9, Saturday
CUTE FACTOR ALERT!!! It’s no wonder that the name of this pattern is called Mr Fox Stole (UMMM… stole our hearts!). This little plush neck wrap will make a unique and awesome gift for the upcoming holidays! And it’s a quick knit too! Make one or make a dozen, it’s up to you! Work with our resident fox wrangler Mary Herbert to make your own today! This 1-session class is held:
1 to 3 pm Saturday, Dec. 9

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: Advanced beginner
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, M1 and decrease
What you will learn: Basic plushie making
Materials: 345yds of fingering weight, DK or worsted weight yarn, main color orange 115yds, white 115yds, black 115yds. Dependent upon yarn choice US 4 Double Points for fingering weight, 2 black buttons for eyes, polyester stuffing or batting for fox head, stitch markers, tapestry needle. Optional: super strong magnets
Pattern: Mr. Fox Stole My Heart, $5.50 Digital Ravelry pattern OR $6.50 printed pattern
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $70 walk-in


Correcting Your Mistakes
Dec. 12, Tuesday           OR              Dec. 15, Friday
Our most requested technique class is finally here and laser focused: You’re dropping stitches. You’ve missed a section of the pattern. 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!
1 to 3 pm Tuesday, Dec. 12
1 to 3 pm Friday, Dec. 15

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
Cost: $40 with 24-hour advance reservation / $50 walk-in


QUICK Drop Stitch Cowl
Dec. 13, Wednesday
Grab your size 15 circs, a ball of super bulky yarn and cast on! In no time at all you’ll have a stylish accessory that will quickly become your go-to fabu accessory. Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will lead your knitting fever in one session! Yep! A one-session project class held four times prior to the Holidays 1 to 3 pm Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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.
What you will learn: Knitting in the round, yarn overs & knit two together, use of double-pointed needles for hat decreases
Materials: 100 yards of SUPER bulky weight yarn, size 15 circular 16” or 24” needles & tapestry needle
Pattern: Drop Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio, FREE on Ravelry.
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $40 walk-in


Kathleen’s Spa Cloth Series – The Santa Cloth
Dec. 18, Monday
We’re naming this series after our beginning knitter Kathleen who gave us this idea. As a beginner, Kathleen wanted to practice her knits & purls, so she picked up a spa cloth pattern and whipped through it. In honor of beginner, who
is now headed toward PRO status, we are holding a Spa Cloth series. Welcome to The Santa Cloth. This spa cloth is bumpy to help exfoliate the skin. Pair it with our Tasha’s Own Williamsburg soaps, and you have the perfect gift for birthday, or the Holidays! The Santa Cloth is a next-step beginner knitter project and will teach you how to switch between knits & purls while learning the basics of reading a pattern. This 1-session class will be taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held 3 to 5 pm Monday, Dec. 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: Beginner
Skills required: Cast on via a long-tail method, knit, purl and bind off
What you will learn: Adding texture to your knitting, basic chart reading
Materials: 1 skein of worsted weight cotton, size 3 needles, either circular or straight, a highlighter, pencil and a tapestry needle for weaving ends
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (stockinette stitch – knit on right side & purl on wrong side) with your needles & yarn and bring swatch to 1st class to confirm gauge
Pattern: The Santa Spa Cloth, FREE from Ravelry
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $40 walk-in


Celtic Myths Shawl
Jan. 6 & 20, Saturdays                             Jan. 24 & Feb. 7, Wednesdays
March 7 & 10, Wednesdays                      March 10 & 24, Saturdays

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. Craft Savant Mary Herbert is teaching this 2-session class offered:

  • Saturdays 10 to 11 am 6, & 10 am to 12 pm Jan. 20
  • Wednesdays 3 to 4 pm Jan. 24 & 3 to 5 pm Feb. 7
  • Wednesdays 10 to 11 am March 7 & 10 am to 12 pm March 21
  • Saturdays 3 to 4 pm March 10 & 3 to 5 pm March 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: 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


Rasta Neckwarmer
Jan. 6 & 13                    Jan. 19 & 26
Feb. 20 & 27                 March 2 & 16
This beautiful cowl is a lightning fast knit and will cover the skills of knitting in the round and button holes. Made with only one skein of Malabrigo Rasta, this cowl will keep even the coldest neck warm. This 2-session class is taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and begins from:
• 1 to 3 pm Saturdays, Jan. 6 & 13
• 3 to 5 pm Fridays, Jan. 19 & 26
• 1 to 3 pm Tuesdays, Feb. 20 & 27
• 3 to 5 pm Fridays, March 2 & 16

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Advanced Beginner
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl and bind off
What you will learn: Knit in the round & knit button holes
Materials: 1 skein of Malabrigo Rasta; size US 17 circular needles 16” or 24” length, stitch markers, 4 large buttons and a tapestry needle for weaving ends
Pattern: Rasta Neckwarmer in Malabrigo Book Three, available at The Flying Needles
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


The Stillwater
Jan. 6, 13, Feb. 3 & March 3, Saturdays (4-session class)
START NOW AND HAVE A LOVELY CARDI to wear before WINTER’s END!! Top-down, seamless and knit in one piece, the Stillwater is designed by LOVELY Marie Greene, one of the designers arriving for our March 31st RETREAT! SEE DETAILS HERE! Read about her crazy whim to knit this cardi on a 4-day deadline! If you’re looking for a fun project for a quick KAL, this might be the one. 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 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 6 & 13, Feb. 3 & March 3.

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
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.


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 Tuesday, Jan. 9
• 10 am to 12 pm Friday, Jan. 12
• 1 to 3 pm Tuesday, Jan. 16
• 10 am to 12 pm Friday, Jan. 19
• 1 to 3 pm Thursday, Jan. 25
• 1 to 3 pm Wednesday, Feb. 14
• 1 to 3 pm Thursday, Feb. 15
• 3 to 5 pm Saturday, Feb. 17
• 3 to 5 pm Friday, Feb. 23
• 1 to 3 pm Thursday, March 8
• 1 to 3 pm Wednesday, March 14
• 3 to 5 pm Saturday, March 17
• 1 to 3 pm Thursday, March 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


On the Spice Market
Jan. 10 & 24, Wednesdays                             Jan. 27 & Feb. 10, Saturdays
March 21 & 28, Wednesdays

Are you searching the souk for treasures? You’ll find one in On the Spice Market, an asymmetrical triangle shawl featuring a zesty mixture of color, textures, slipped stitches, and short rows. This 98.5” shawl size lets you style it a variety of ways—however you do, it will be a head-turner! The garter stitch stripes and contrast slipped stitch rows are perfect for showcasing a seven colors of Fingering Weight yarns. Craft Savant Mary Herbert is teaching this 2-session class offered:
• Wednesdays 10 am to 12 pm Jan. 10 & 24
• Saturdays 10 am to 12 pm Jan. 27, & Feb. 10
• Wednesdays 3 to 5 pm March 21 & 28

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: Add colors to a project, kfb, kfbf, k2tog, m3f3, wyib & wyif, German short rows and double stitch
Materials: Fingering weight yarn – 379 yds of main color, 112 yds color 2, 108yds color 3, 98 yds color 4, 87 yds color 5, 76 color 6, 69 color 7; 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: On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg, $6.41 electronic Ravelry download or $7.50 printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


Hogwarts Express Shawl (2-session class)
Jan. 10 & 24, Wednesdays             Jan. 13 & Feb. 3, Saturdays
Feb. 8 & 22, Thursdays                   March 9 & 23, 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:
• 1 to 3 pm Wednesdays, Jan. 10 & 24*
• 10 am to 12 pm Saturdays, Jan. 13 & Feb. 3*
• 10 am to 12 pm Thursdays, Feb. 8 & 22*
• 10 am to 12 pm Fridays, March 9 & 23*

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.


Beginning Brioche
Jan. 11, Thursday                          Jan. 26, Friday
Feb. 28, Wednesday
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 Thursday, Jan. 11
• 10 am to 12 pm Friday, Jan. 26
• 1 to 3 pm Wednesday, Feb. 28

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


Double Cabled Poncho (3-session class)
Jan. 11, 25 & Feb. 8, Thursdays                             Feb. 14, 28 & March 14
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 3 to 5 pm Thursdays Jan. 11, 25 & Feb. 8 OR 3 to 5 pm Wednesdays Feb. 14, 28 & March 14.

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


Fixation Hat by Ann Weaver
Jan. 12 & 26, Fridays                                  Feb. 13 & 27, Tuesdays
Feb. 26 & March 12, Mondays

Use your fingering weight yarn leftovers for this CHEVRON hat by Ann Weaver, one of the DESIGNERS COMING FOR OUR INAUGURAL RETREAT! READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE!! Fixation was created as a companion to Ann’s Monomania sweater. The hat uses a total of 240 yards of fingering or sport weight yarn. A four-color version takes about 60 yards of each color, and a two-color version takes about 120 yards of each color. She’s even mixed sport and fingering weight yarns in this pattern with great success. This two-session class is taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson begins:
• 1 to 3 pm Fridays, Jan. 12 and 26
• 10 am to 12 pm Tuesdays, Feb. 13 & 27
• 10 am to 12 pm Mondays, Feb. 26 & March 12

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
Materials: Fingering weight yarn for a total of 240 yards, size 6 & 4 16” circular needles and either longer cabled needles for magic loop or DPNs of US size 6.
Pattern: Fixation by Ann Weaver, $5 Ravelry download or $6 printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $70 walk-in


Socks via Magic Loop (3-session class)
Jan. 16, 23 & 30                            Feb. 10, 24 & March 10
March 6, 13 20 EVENINGS
Ditch your DPNs and let your needles fly! Learn the magic loop method for knitting socks top down! This 3-session class taught by Yarnista Rosemarie Kammer begins:
• 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23 & 30
• 1 to 3 pm Saturdays, Feb. 10, 24, & March 10
• EVENINGS from 5 to 7 pm, Tuesdays, March 6, 13 & 20

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


Gina’s Brioche Cowl
Jan. 17 & 31, Wednesdays                              Jan. 18 & Feb. 1, Thursdays
Feb. 2 & 9, Fridays                                           Feb. 12 & 26, Mondays
March 1 & 15, Thursdays                                March 3 & March 17, Saturdays
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 Wednesdays, Jan. 17 & 31.
• 1 to 3 pm Thursdays, Jan. 18 & Feb. 1
• 3 to 5 pm Fridays, Feb. 2 & 9
• 3 to 5 pm Mondays, Feb. 12 & 26
• 1 to 3 pm Thursdays, March 1 & 15
• 10 am to 12 pm Saturdays, March 3 & March 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.
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


Blocking Basics Jan. 18, Thursday
Feb. 22, Thursday                                            March 15, Thursday
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 from 3 to 5 pm Thursdays, Jan. 18 OR Feb. 22 OR March 15. 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


Garden Party Cowl by Marie Greene
Jan. 19 & Feb. 2, Fridays                                               Feb. 3 & 17, Saturdays
March 13 & 27, 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:
• 1 to 3 pm Fridays, Jan. 19 & Feb. 2
• 1 to 3 pm Saturdays, Feb. 3 & 17
• 1 to 3 pm Tuesdays March 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.
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


TECHNIQUE: Intarsia
Jan. 20, Saturday
Intarsia is a knitting colorwork technique that involves knitting with blocks of color. They can be in any shape or design you like, but the key is that when you change colors you don’t strand the colors you’re not working with across the back. Color Queen Elizabeth Gorny will teach this 1-session technique class held from 10 am to 12 pm Saturday, Jan, 20.

By the end of this two-hour class, you will have a heart in worsted weight yarn.
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: Intermediate
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off
What you will learn: Use two colors to create a heart in your knitting
Materials: 2 colors of worsted weight 40 yards each and size 8 needle
Pattern: N/A
Cost: $40 with 24-hour advance reservation / $50 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Farmhouse Kitchen Dishcloth
Jan. 22, Monday                                         Feb. 20, Tuesday
March 12, Monday
We want to encourage our beginning knitters! To do so, we’ve come up with our Beginner’s Series. This is the second step after having completed Beginning Knitting’s knit, purl, cast on & bind off sessions. This dish cloth will help beginners move yarn from front to back while changing knit & purl stitches all while working on consistency of your tension. Pair it with our Tasha’s Own Williamsburg soaps, and you have the perfect gift! This 1-session class will be taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held:
• 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Monday, Jan. 22
• 10 am to 12 pm Tuesday Feb. 20
• 3 to 5 pm Monday, March 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: Cast on via a long-tail method, knit, purl, bind off
What you will learn: Moving yarn back and forth for knits and purls, consistent tension
Materials: 1 skein of worsted weight cotton, size 8 needles, either circular or straight, and a tapestry needle for weaving ends
Pattern: Farmhouse Kitchen Dishcloth, FREE from Ravelry
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $40 walk-in


Martina Behm Series: The Hitchhiker
Jan. 23 & 30, Tuesdays                                     March 6 & 20, Tuesday EVENINGS
We don’t know what cracks up the most about this pattern, whether it has 42 TEETH or that it’s named after The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! Either way, meet this glorious Hitchhiker shawlette by Martina Behm (we haven’t met a Martina Behm pattern we haven’t liked!). This narrow, slightly asymmetrically shaped triangular shawlette can be wrapped around your neck several times. This 2-session class will be taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson who will lead you through this saw-tooth wonder in 2 sessions:
• 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 23 & 30
• 5 to 7 pm Tuesdays, March 6 & 20

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: Beginner
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl & bind off
What you will learn: Kfb increase, casting off in the middle of a piece to create zig-zag edge to the shawl
Materials: 569-574 yards fingering weight yarn (shop sample in 2 skeins of Done Roving), size 2.5 or 3 circular needles in 24” length (if you have a longer length, that is fine too)
Pattern: Hitchhiker Shawlette by Martina Behm, available for $4.29 from Ravelry, not included in the cost of your class. You can either download ahead of time or purchase through us prior to the class. Ask us for help if you are not familiar with Ravelry.
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $70 walk-in


Top-Down Beginning Sweater
Jan. 24, Feb. 7 & 21, & March 7, Wednesday EVENINGS (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, EASY beginner sweater class – no seaming, no stitching pieces in, it’s all KNITTING BABY! This simple Top Down Pullover with raglan sleeves by Diane Soucy is just GORGEOUS! And you can knit it with a roll neck or a ribbed neck. Sizes on this pattern range from a bust size of 34” to 54”. Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will teach this 4-session class held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 24, Feb. 7 & 21, & March 7.

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, and bind off
What you will learn: Importance of gauge, top-down sweater construction without seams, pattern reading, K2tog, 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: 1275 to 1950 yards worsted weight yarn WOUND, size 4 & 6 circular needles in both 24” & 16” lengths, size 4 & 6 double point needles, circular needles in 16” length (or sizes to get gauge), at least 4 stitch markers, tape measure, gauge guide, tapestry needle for yarn tails and for placing work on holders, 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
Pattern: Diane Soucy’s Mid-Weight Neck Down Pullover for Women, $7 in-store purchase
Cost: $120 with 24-hour advance reservation / $150 walk-in

**Notes for the Top-Down Beginning 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.


Cassidy Cardigan (no hood) (4-session class)
Jan. 27, Feb. 10 & 24, and March 10, Saturdays
This advanced cabled sweater class without a hood is a gorgeous Chic Knits classic by Bonnie Marie Burns and will have your friends assuming this was a boutique sweater! (For those who want a hood, two extra classes have been added on March 24 & April 7 from 10 am to 12 pm) Sizes on this pattern range from a bust size of 36” to 50” Guest Instructor and Cable Queen Janice Feld is offering this class from 10 am to 12 pm Saturdays, Jan. 27, Feb. 10 & 24, and March 10.**

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% upon registering for the class. 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, cable and read a knitting chart
What you will learn: Importance of gauge, advanced cabling, three-needle bind off
Materials: 1285 to 1920 yards worsted weight yarn WOUND, size 6 & 7 needles either straight or circular (your preference), a cable needle, stitch markers, tape measure, gauge guide, tapestry needle for yarn tails and for placing work on holders, scissors, pencil, highlighter, highlighter tape
Pattern: Cassidy by Bonnie Marie Burns, $6 Ravelry pattern not included in class price, either download or purchase through us prior to the class – we are happy to assist you!
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. The shop sample is knitted in Ultra Alpaca, which is Janice’s suggested yarn. Have 1 or 2 skeins of your yarn wound prior to class. Janice requests that you have cast on and finished the bottom ribbing of your sweater prior to class.


Cassidy Cardigan HOOD (2 additional sessions)
March 24 & April 7, Saturdays
This advanced cabled sweater class is a gorgeous Chic Knits classic by Bonnie Marie Burns and will have your friends assuming this was a boutique sweater! For those who want a hood added to this sweater, two extra classes have been added for picking up the stitches and the three-needle bind-off from 10 am to 12 pm Saturdays March 24 & April 7. Guest Instructor and Cable Queen Janice Feld is offering this class.

All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% upon registering for the class. 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, cable and read a knitting chart
What you will learn: Picking up stitches and three-needle bind-off
Materials: 1285 to 1920 yards worsted weight yarn WOUND, size 6 & 7 needles either straight or circular (your preference), a cable needle, stitch markers, tape measure, gauge guide, tapestry needle for yarn tails and for placing work on holders, scissors, pencil, highlighter, highlighter tape
Pattern: Cassidy by Bonnie Marie Burns, $6 Ravelry pattern not included in class price, either download or purchase through us prior to the class – we are happy to assist you!
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in

**Notes: You will be writing on your pattern. Please bring a copy if you don’t want to mark your original. The shop sample is knitted in Ultra Alpaca, which is Janice’s suggested yarn. Have 1 or 2 skeins of your yarn wound prior to class. Janice requests that you have cast on and finished the bottom ribbing of your sweater prior to class.


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Honey Cowl (2-session class)
Jan. 29 & Feb. 12, Mondays                                        Feb. 1 & Feb. 15, Thursdays
March 7 & 21, Wednesdays
We want to encourage our beginning knitters! To do so, we’ve come up with our BEGINNER’S SERIES. This is the THIRD step after having completed Beginning Knitting’s knit, purl, cast on & bind off sessions AND the Farmhouse Dishcloth. This HONEY COWL will teach you how to knit in the round and moving yarn back and forth for either knitting or purling all while perfecting consistency of your tension. This 2-session class will be taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson and will be held:
• 1 to 3 pm Mondays, Jan. 29 & Feb. 12
• 3 to 5 pm Thursdays, Feb. 1 & 15
• 1 to 3 pm Wednesdays, March 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: You must be able to cast on, knit & purl, and bind off.
What you will learn: Knitting in the round, how to slip stitch, how to read a pattern, wyif
Materials: 225-450 yards of worsted weight yarn, size US 8 circular 24” or 32” cable needles, one stitch marker & tapestry needle
Pattern: Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland, FREE download
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


Forest Park Cowl
Jan. 31, Wednesday                                       Feb. 24, Saturday
This elegantly cabled cowl is the perfect winter accessory. The Forest Park Cowl by designer Liz Abinante will be taught by Craft Savant Mary Herbert from 10 am to 12 pm Wednesday Jan. 31 OR 10 am to 12 pm Saturday, Feb. 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, and knit in the round
What you will learn: How to cable, increase stitches, kfb, m1p, m1r, pfb
Materials: Worsted or aran weight yarn of at least 200 yards & size 7 16” or 24” circular needles
Pattern: Forest Park Cowl by Liz Abinante, FREE Ravelry download
Cost: $30 with 24-hour advance reservation / $45 walk-in


Martina Behm Series: Knit Your Love
Feb. 6 & 13, Tuesdays                                                March 1 & 8, Thursdays
Tis the season of love. Behm was inspired by a yarn that she could hear whisper: “I want to be hearts! Just in time for Valentine’s day!” This asymmetric, triangular shawlette has a garter stitch body and a line of pretty knitted hearts along one of the short sides, making it just the thing to wear on Valentine’s day – or any day you want to show or feel a little affection. This 2-session class will be taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson who will lead you through this love wonder in 2 sessions from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, OR 3 to 5 pm Thursdays, March 1 & 8.

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 & Kfb6 increases, sssk, k3tog, s2sk,
Materials: 430 to 437 yards fingering weight yarn (shop sample in 1 skein of Madelinetosh Light), size 2.5 needles in 24” length (if you have a longer length, that is fine too)
Pattern: Knit Your Love by Martina Behm, $5.30 Ravelry download or $6.50 for printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: First Cabled Scarf
Feb. 6 & 13, Tuesdays                                                            March 3 & 17, Saturdays
March 6 & 13, Tuesdays
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):
• Tuesdays 1 to 3 pm Feb. 6 and 1 to 2 pm Feb 13.
• Saturdays 10 am to 12 pm, March 3 and 10 to 11 am March 17
• Tuesdays 1 to 3 pm March 6 and 1 to 2 pm March 13

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


TECHNIQUE: Fair Isle
Feb. 3, Saturday
Tame multi-color knitting! Working with more than one color is not as difficult as you might think once you adopt a technique that feels comfortable. Keeping your colors organized and finding a way to hold the yarn so that the yarn doesn’t twist or get tangled is key to working with multiple colors. Color Queen Elizabeth Gorny will walk you through this fair isle 1-session technique class held from 10 am to 12 pm Saturday, Feb. 3.

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: Intermediate
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off
What you will learn: two handed knitting, tips for color work, use of a graph, correcting an error, types of yarn, and dominant color vs. non-dominant
Materials: 3 colors of worsted weight yarn, size 8 needles
Pattern: N/A
Cost: $40 with 24-hour advance reservation / $50 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Baby Sweater (2-session Class)
Feb. 8 & 22, Thursdays                                                 March 6 & 20, Tuesdays
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 from 1 to 3 pm Thursdays, Feb. 8 & 22, OR 1 to 3 pm Tuesdays March 6 & 20.

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.


Fixation Cowl by Ann Weaver
Feb. 9 & 23, Thursdays OR March 9 & 23, Fridays
Use your fingering weight yarn leftovers for this CHEVRON cowl that matches the hat that first debuted on The Flying Needles January calendar. This AWESOME use of leftover fingering weight yarn

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cowl by Ann Weaver, one of the DESIGNERS COMING FOR OUR INAUGURAL RETREAT! READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE!! was created as a companion to Ann’s Monomania sweater. The cowl uses a total of 325 to 575 yards of fingering or sport weight yarn. She’s even mixed sport and fingering weight yarns in this pattern with great success. This two-session class is taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson begins:
• 1 to 3 pm Fridays, Feb. 9 & 23
• 3 to 5 pm Fridays, March 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: Advanced Beginner
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl and bind off
What you will learn: Knit in the round & add yarns to your project, stretchy bind off
Materials: This pattern is in two sizes, small or large. 325 or 575 yards of fingering weight yarn; size US 6 & 4 circular needles 16” or 24” length, stitch markers and a tapestry needle for weaving ends
Pattern: Fixation Cowl by Ann Weaver, $5 Ravelry download or $6 printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in


Off-Road Knitting
Feb. 21, Wednesday
You’ve been knitting for a bit. You have a pattern. You don’t like the yarn the pattern recommends. You want to make adjustments, but you’re not quite ready to make those changes yourself. BE THE BOSS OF YOUR KNITTING! Take CHARGE! Grab your needles and go OFF-ROADING. This class will teach you how to take a pattern, adjust it to what YOU want and still have GREAT results! This 1-session class will teach you the basics of adjusting your pattern, weight of yarn, needle size, etc., when choosing your next project. This class will be taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson, our in-house rebel, from 3 to 5 pm Wednesday, Feb. 21. This class is limited to 6 people. These classes do fill up, so please 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 – several projects under your belt
What you will learn: How to adjust a pattern for different yarn weights & needle sizes
Materials: Knitting needles & the yarn of your choice
Cost: $35 with 24-hour advance reservation / $45 walk-in


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Regular Guy/Gal Beanie (2-session class)
Feb. 26 & March 12, Mondays
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 begins 1 to 3 pm Mondays, Feb. 26 & March 12.

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


BEGINNER’S SERIES: Rivi Mitts
March 16 & 23, 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 from 1 to 3 pm Fridays, March 16 & 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: 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


Martina Behm Series: Brickless
March 21 & 28, Wednesdays                                April 7 & 14, Saturdays
Berlin in Winter is colder than most other big German cities – when travelling there, a big, cozy shawl (100” x 22”) like this will come in handy! The beautiful colors are reminiscent of bright city lights in dark winter nights. The shape of this shawlette is an asymmetrical, long triangle, formed by rows that are getting longer and longer as you go. They are worked in different simple, but very effective patterns that make them look a little like a skyline of tall houses. These skyscrapers are not built with bricks, but concrete and steel – hence the name, “Brickless.” And also: No more bricks in the wall that used to divide Berlin. This class will be taught by Yarnista & Cable Queen Janice Feld who will lead you through the third in this series of Behm’s wonders: 10 am to 12 pm on Wednesdays, March 21 & 28, OR 1 to 3 pm Saturdays, April 7 & 14.
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 increase, YO, k2tog, binding off in pattern
Materials: 580 yards DK or worsted weight size US 6 needles in 24” length or longer (if you have a longer length, that is fine too)
Pattern: Brickless by Martina Behm, $5.30 Ravelry download or $6.50 for printed pattern
Cost: $60 with 24-hour advance reservation / $75 walk-in

CROCHETING CLASSES

Beginning Crochet
Jan. 20, Saturday                                       OR                                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, Jan. 20 OR 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
Jan. 6, Saturday               OR                         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, Jan. 6 OR 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


Baby Lovey – CROCHET
Jan. 12 & 19, Fridays                  OR                          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 Fridays, Jan. 12 & 19; OR 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


Treble Fantasy Shawl – CROCHET
Jan. 10 & 24, Wednesdays OR 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, Jan. 10 & 24 OR 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

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