Classes

Interested in learning how to Knit or Crochet? Want to improve your skills and try new techniques? Our classes and knitalongs are the perfect way to meet your goals. Each session is led by a member of our team of expert instructors.  Call us at 513-386-9869 or email us at  hankyarn@me.com to register.

   

INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING    Level: Beginner    Fee: $45 + supplies

Intro to KnitThis class is for those who have NEVER knit before. In this 3 session introduction to knitting, first-time knitters will learn the long-tail cast-on, the knit and purl stitches, and how to bind off in both. You will make a sampler scarf to practice your stitches and improve your skills.
  • Thursday 1/11, 1/18, 1/25  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lauren Kroeger
  • Saturday 1/13, 1/20, 1/27 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Michelle Hansen
Saturday 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Laurie Marks
Thursday 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Lauren Kroeger
   
BEGINNING SOCKS      Level: Advanced Beginner      Fee: $45 + supplies
Beginning SocksLearn to knit a beautiful pair of socks! Sock instruction helps develop / enhance skills in working smoothly with double pointed needles, turning heels with short rows, making gussets, picking up stitches, shaping with mirrored decreases, and finishing with the Kitchener Stitch for a seamless toe. If you want to expand your knitting skills while making a small, portable project, this is the class for you. You must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.

  • Sunday 1/14, 1/21, 1/28  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Janie McDowell
   

CONTINENTAL KNITTING      Level: Advanced Beginner      Fee: $20 + supplies

Continental Knitting

Knitting with the yarn in the hand opposite the working needle is commonly referred to as Continental knitting, German knitting, or European knitting. Unlike English knitting, the tip of the working needle is used to hook the yarn and bring it forward; the motion is thus sometimes known as picking. Continental knitting can be done at a greater rate than English knitting, as the stitches are formed closer to the needle points and the yarn has a shorter travel.

  •  Session 1: Thursday, 2/1 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Michelle Hansen

    Session 2: Monday, 2/19 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Lauren Kroeger

    Session 3: Saturday, 2/24 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Michelle Hansen
   

NEXT STEP KNITTING: CONQUERING THE HAT      Level: Beginner      Fee: $30 + supplies

enoshima So you've learned to knit. What can you make beyond a scarf? This class is created for the newer knitter to develop your skills. Working in the round on circular needles as well as double points and decreasing stitches are just some of the skills you will learn.
  • Sunday 2/18, 2/25  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lauren Kroeger
   

FELTED SLIPPER CLOGS      Level: Beginner      Fee: $30 + supplies

felted clogBaby it's cold outside! Warm feet will help you fend off the frigid temperatures. This is an easy pattern and will have you knitting more than one pair.

  • Sunday 2/4, 2/11  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Janie McDowell
   

Finishing / Private Lesson Class Fee: $30 per hour + supplies billed in 1/2 hour increments

FinishingFinishing classes are available one on one. Bring a project to finish as we help you work through picking up stitches, adding button bands, blocking, & seaming as your pattern requires. Private Lessons are also available at the same rate. Sessions are scheduled individually. Call us at 513-386-9869 or email us at hankyarn@me.com to schedule.

Knitalongs (KAL)


Every month our staff members choose projects to knit in the shop. We invite you to join in the fun! Knitalong registration is free with the purchase of supplies.

   

CURVO KAL      Level: Advanced Beginner      Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

Curvo Knit from side to side, Curvo is a cosy, pullover with dramatically shaped shirt-tail hems, and ribbed edgings. No short-rows are used, as the curved hems and shoulder shaping are created using only increases and decreases, making it quite simple to knit. For those of you that knit the Stonecrop Top, this is the cold weather version!

Michelle is using  Katia Cotton-Merino.
 
Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.

Tuesday 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Michelle Hansen 
     

ADARA KAL      Level: Intermediate     Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

Adara “Stranded colorwork always seems so appropriate for the Winter season to me. The patterns created by the two colors are so festive, brightening up those late winter days that can be so dreary. The floats on the underside create an incredibly warm fabric making this turtleneck the perfect sweater for those sub-zero temperatures!” − Michele Wang

Kathy is using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter.

Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.

Wednesday 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Kathy Kahle
     

PIXELATED PULLOVER KAL      Level: Intermediate      Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

Pixelated Pullover Pixelated Pullover is a contiguous set-in-sleeve sweater that has striking stranded color shifts flowing completely seamlessly from the top down, knit almost entirely in the round. The playful and flattering color work highlights the face and defines the figure. A perfect fit may be customized through the princess shaping.
 
Laurie is using  Madelinetosh DK. 
Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.

Thursday 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Laurie Marks
     

SKIDDAW KAL      Level: Advanced Beginner/Early Intermediate      Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

SkiddawA design worked with a generous amount of positive ease to create a feminine and oversized silhouette. A striking cable design sweeps along the sleeves and across the nape of the neck meaning that this is a sweater to make a statement, even on those days we feel quiet and cozy. Seductive from the start, this interesting shape is created by working flat, in one piece, from cuff to cuff before a little seaming to finish. This unusually constructed garment is designed for a fun knit with clear and easy to follow instructions throughout. Designed to be worn with 40-53 cm (15-21 in) positive ease at bust. You may find it helpful to refer to the cuff and circumference to find the most suitable size.

Amy is using  The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light.

Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.

Friday 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Amy Getgey
     

ATHOS KAL      Level: Advanced      Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

Athos

Expand your horizons with Athos. Clever construction makes this versatile cowl engaging to knit, while the luxurious pairing of Pebble and Silk Cloud yields a two-toned accessory to suit any style.
Athos is worked flat in two pieces from the tips of the cowl to the center with 1 strand of Pebble and 1 strand of Silk Cloud held together throughout. The distinctive shape is formed with short rows. Pieces are joined at the center with a 3-Needle Bind-off, then seamed at the neck. Athos can be worn as a cowl or a scarf.

Clare is using  Shibui Silk Cloud and Shibui Pebble.

Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.

Sunday 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Clare Richart

     

NORTH ROW KAL      Level: INTERMEDIATE      Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

North Row North Row is a garment that flows from the deep cowl neck, all the way to the hem. This sweater is designed with a fair amount of positive ease to add to the garment’s casual elegance. North Row is a versatile, feminine piece that deserves a favorite skirt as much as a good pair of jeans. A key piece for your wardrobe that is worked in the round for the cowl while adding the structure of seaming for the sweater body. North Row can be worked up in a bright colorway to make a statement piece or a softer neutral to layer over anything in your closet. Choose the shade to make the most of your new favorite sweater. This relaxed sweater is designed to be worn with 20-25 cm (8-10 in) positive ease at the full bust.

Amy is using  The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light.
Thursday 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Amy Getgey
     

BRANCHES & BUDS KAL      Level: Intermediate     Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

Branches&buds  Pullover is worked from the top down in one piece. Stranded colorwork creates the design. Buds are sewn onto branches at the end.

MIchelle is using  The Fibre Co. Road to China Light.

 Friday 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Michelle Hansen
    

Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.


     


BEATNIK KAL      Level: Intermediate      Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

Beatnik  A modern version of a cabled fisherman sweater with a nod to the 1960s beatnik in its boat neck and fitted shape.

Lauren is using  Juniper Moon Sabine for her sweater.

Session 1: Tuesday 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Lauren Kroeger

Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.
 
     

KAY KAL      Level: Intermediate      Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

KAYUsing Cocoon, a super soft blend of 80% wool and 20% mohair, this comfy sweater was designed by Georgia Farrell. This drop shoulder sweater features a lovely slip stitch cable pattern at the bottom half of the jumper.

Wednesday 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Kathy Kahle

Note: Please confirm your needle size with a gauge swatch prior to class.

     

GET TO KNOW HANK

Do you a group of friends who knit or crochet? Schedule a group outing to get to know Hank! As part of your shopping experience, we will provide a personal shopper for your group of 5 or more. This can be arranged during regular store hours, or as an after hours personal shopping experience. Call us to set the date!

CLASS POLICIES:

  • Classes must be paid for at registration.
  • Store credit will be given if cancelled 72 hours prior to the start of class.
  • No refunds will be given for missed classes.
  • Classes start promptly, so please be on time.
  • Please silence your cell phone during class.
  • All yarns used in the classes must be purchased from Hank unless the class is set up to use yarn from your stash.
  • Supplies must be purchased prior to the start of class.
  • Class size is limited.
  • Space in class is limited to registered students. This means no guests (adult or child).
  • Classes may need to be postponed & rescheduled in case of bad weather.