knit/crochet class policies & skill levels

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3 Kittens Needle Arts offers a variety of project classes to engage or challenge students at all skill levels, from very beginning to intermediate and advanced, designed to build your skills and inspire your creativity. We want you to get the most out of our classes, so all of our project descriptions include prerequisite skills. If you don’t have some of the basics down, you may want to take a lower level class before taking on a more challenging project.

Studios

These 2- or 3-hour sessions provide a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you can bring your own project and enjoy the company of others with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Your instructor can assist you with interpreting a pattern, selecting yarn, or understanding a complicated technique.  Studios are available for knitting and weaving.

Level 1: Beginning Classes

  • Knitting – our 4-session Beginning Knitting Class is where you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off as well as how to read a yarn label and a pattern.
  • Crochet – our 4-session Beginning Crochet will get you going with single crochet, double crochet and half-double crochet, and some fun variations of these stitches.

Level 2: After Beginning Classes

Level 2 classes are for those students who have completed the Level 1 beginning classes in knitting, needlepoint or crochet. They are designed to reinforce the skills learned in Level 1 and introduce the next range of skills that are essential to becoming well-versed in each craft.

  • Knitting - Skills taught at this level include, but aren’t limited to:
    • knitting in the round
    • understanding gauge
    • ripping out/unknitting
    • how to read a pattern
    • yarnovers
    • simple increases/decreases
    • weaving in ends
    • reading a yarn label
  • Crochet – Skills taught at this level include, but aren’t limited to:
    • granny squares
    • triple crochet
    • translating British crochet to American crochet
    • front back/back post
    • increases
    • decreases
    • pattern reading
    • reading your crochet
    • fixing mistakes

Level 3: Intermediate Classes

Level 3 classes are designed for students who are feeling comfortable with the all aspects of Level 1 and Level 2 and are ready to explore new techniques and more complicated patterns.

  • Knitting - Skills taught at this level include, but aren’t limited to:
    • chart reading
    • basic cabling
    • basic lace
    • finishing/blocking
    • fixing mistakes
    • buttonholes
    • short rows
    • additional cast ons and bind offs
    • slipped stitches
    • picking up stitches
    • fit-basic
    • i-cord
  • Crochet – Skills taught at this level include, but aren’t limited to:
    • reading charts
    • basic cabling
    • basic lace
    • Tunisian crochet
    • finishing/seaming
    • blocking

Level 4: Advanced Classes

Level 4 classes are appropriate for students who have become very comfortable with Level 1-3 techniques and have an adventurous spirit when it comes to their craft.

  • Knitting – Skills taught at this level include, but aren’t limited to:
    • provisional cast on
    • adjusting patterns
    • embellishments
    • brioche
    • complicated lace
    • entrelac
    • swing knitting
    • domino knitting
    • intarsia
    • stranded knitting
    • double knitting
    • reading Japanese patterns
    • twined knitting
    • mixing yarns
    • free-form knitting
  • Crochet – Skills taught at this level include, but aren’t limited to:
    • broomstick crochet
    • hairpin lace
    • complex lace
    • reading Japanese patterns
    • free-form crochet

 

Registration

Registration is fast and easy. We can take your registration online, in person, or over the phone. All you need to do to secure your spot in a knitting or a crochet class is to pay the class fee and purchase any required materials. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover as well as cash and checks. If you register online, we also accept Paypal.  Online registrants will be emailed a confirmation of their place in class. Each class has a maximum of 6 students unless otherwise specified. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Class Materials

Once you are registered, we will provide you with a Class Information Sheet that lists all the class materials you will need as well as any class preparation instructions. The specified materials must be used for the project and purchased at 3 Kittens Needle Arts. Allow at least 2 weeks for any special orders of yarn or other supplies for knitting or crochet classes.

CLASS BONUS: You will receive 10% off any yarn purchased for a knitting, crochet or weaving project class.

Cancellation Policy

3 Kittens Needle Arts reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a class if the class minimum of four students is not attained. If the class is cancelled by 3 Kittens, class fees will be fully refunded in the form of original payment.

For knitting and crochet classes, student cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the first session to receive a refund for the class fee. After that date, class fees are not refundable and cannot be transferred to another class.  Any yarn or supplies purchased for the class are also not refundable.