Class Schedule

Come meet other makers and learn from our talented teachers in an enthusiastic and comfortable setting. We offer classes in knitting, crocheting, and needle felting! 

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You can register by calling us at 717-699-1600, emailing us at ritamaeyarns@gmail.com, or by coming into the shop.

Full payment is needed to reserve your space. Cancellations must be made at least 3 days before the first class for a store credit or to move to a different class or session. We unfortunately cannot offer a store credit if we receive less than 3 days notice. If a class is canceled, you’ll receive a full refund.

**Supplies are not included in class fee unless stated.**

Classes with special guest teachers are non-refundable but may be transferred to a friend if you’re unable to attend.

 

Class Club Discount Cards – This new program allows you to pre-purchase up to $100 dollars worth of class time at a 10% discount!  Each punch on the card has a non-refundable face value of  $10.00, good toward the cost of help night, pre scheduled classes or private lessons.  

Full Card (10 punches) $90.00

Half Card (6 punches) $55.00

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January & February Class Schedule

Help Days - Every Tuesday 12pm-6pm

Cost: $10.00

Skill Level: Beginner - Advanced

Stuck on your project and the struggle is real? Confused by the directions, forgot where you left off, made a mistake or learning a new technique and just need some guidance?  Come to the shop on Tuesday afternoons and Cathy Briscoe will help you!

No need to pre-register.   If you need more intensive help for a complicated problem, you may be asked to schedule a private help session at private lesson rates of $25.00 per hour.

 

Crochet 101 - Saturday January 12 and Saturday January 26th     10am-12pm

Cost: $60.00

Learn to crochet in our Crochet 101 class. In this 2 part class, you will learn the basics and the different stitches of crochet. 

 

Knitting 101 -Saturday January 12 and Saturday January 26th     1pm-3pm

Cost: $60.00

Learn to knit in our Knitting 101 class. In this 2 part class, you will learn how to cast on, the knit stitch, and the purl stitch.

Brioche Knit Along - Thursdays Jan 10, 17, 31, Feb 14      6pm-8pm

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 Cost: $60.00, 4 sessions

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner - Intermediate

Brioche stitch, is an old stitch pattern much loved for its warmth and has become a very popular decorative stitch in many modern designs! This stitch is particularly stunning when worked in two colors. Brioche can be a bit tricky to master on your own, especially increases and decreases.  Join the KAL and let Cathy hold your hand and guide you through your selected project. We are letting you pick the pattern you want to work on, but we do have some suggestions.

Some suggested patterns to consider:

Timid beginnerBrioche Bandana Cowl

IntermediateMeandering Shawl by Stephen West

Materials: as listed in pattern of choice. 

Some additional yarn and needles of an appropriate size (listed on the yarn ball band) for practicing brioche stitch.

 

Traditional Fair Isle Knitting and Steeking – Saturdays Jan 12 & 19   4pm-6pm

Cost: $60.00, 2 session class

Skill Level - Intermediate 

The world is full of the most beautiful Fair Isle sweaters, loved for their interplay of color using intricate geometric or floral inspired designs. 

These types of sweaters are traditionally knit in the round and then cut (steeked) to create the arm and neck openings.  In this two-part class we will first learn the techniques, tips and tricks for learning how to work 2 stranded color work.  The first class will cover a bit of color theory and choosing yarn by value to create a strong contrast and better-defined designs.  The second class will focus on securing and cutting, yes cutting, your work and picking up stitches to finish off the cut edges.   The project used in the class is a set of coasters designed specifically to teach the necessary skills. 

Materials required:

- 2 very highly contrasting colors of wool yarn in any weight.  Needles for knitting in the round of the size appropriate for the weight of the yarn (check the ball band).

- Needles to work in the round in your preferred method.

 

On The Beach by Isabel Kraemer Sweater KAL - Thursdays Feb. 28, March 14, 28, April 4    6pm-8pm

Cost: $60.00, 4 sessions

Skill Level: 

If you are like me, you hate sewing seams. I find that the raglan sleeve style of most top-down sweaters are unflattering in that they do not define your shoulders, giving the impression of slumped shoulders and poor posture.  The Contiguous shoulder method gives the look of a set in sleeve while knitting top down seamless sweaters.  

In this knit along, we will be working from a basic V-neck sweater pattern, On The Beach by Isabell Kraemer.  I will be teaching you how to modify the neckline, changes you can make for a better fit, and how to add decorative touches such as textured stitches or decorative borders around the neckline.   

 

Pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/on-the-beach-6

 

Homework: work a swatch with your chosen yarn and needles.   

Materials:  as outlined in the pattern.  Bring your favorite fitting sweater to help obtain your perfect measurements for a perfect fit.