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.

  • Session 1: Thursday 10/11, 10/18, 10/25
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Clare Richart

    Session 2: Sunday 10/14 2:00-4:00
    Sunday 10/21, 10/28 1:00-3:00 Alicia Wilhelmy
FIX YOUR KNITTING MISTAKES Level: Beginner Fee: $20 + supplies
Fix Your Knitting MistakesGood knitters make mistakes. Excellent knitters make mistakes. Even expert knitters make mistakes every now and then. And as long as you know how to fix your errors, it’s no big deal. Here we outlined and explain how to fix some of the most common errors that plague your knitting projects.

Please come prepared with TWO swatches on the needles: one stockinette and one garter stitch.

  • Sunday 1/6 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Merri Martin
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 1/13, 1/20, 1/27 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Clare Richart
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.

FOLDLINES KAL Level: INTERMEDIATE Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

fold linesIndulge in the satisfaction of watching embossed shapes unfold with this heavily textured pullover. Foldlines melds multiple genres of hand making, opening the eyes to the creative ways in which fabric can be manipulated for stunning visual and tactile effect. Constructed to be uncomplicated in shape for relaxed wearing and to highlight the allover geometric motif reminiscent of a four-pointed origami star, Foldlines is sure to integrate easily into your trousseau.
This garment in Arbor is worked flat, in pieces, from the bottom up, then seamed at the shoulders. The sleeves are then picked up from the armholes and worked flat to the cuff; the sleeves and sides are then seamed. The collar is picked up and worked circularly after garment assembly. The allover geometric motif is worked from charts only. Laurie is using Brooklyn Tweed Arbor.

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

Wednesday 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Laurie Marks
VISTA KAL Level: INTERMEDIATE Fee: Free with purchase of supplies
vista

Impeccable fit and dual tones complement the clean asymmetric hem that defines Vista. Shibui Cima and Shibui Pebble combine for soft, understated elegance.



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

Thursday 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Amy Getgey

KENILWORTH KAL Level: ADVANCED BEGINNER Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

kenilworthIn Kenilworth, clever use of the classic Old Shale stitch pattern creates undulating stripes that break up the garter stitch expanse of the shawl.
This is a project that suits all knitters: from the new knitter who is ready to add skills to the advanced knitter who is looking for a relaxing project.
The shawl calls for two skeins of fingering weight yarn. Alicia is using Manos del Uruguay Alegria and Madelinetosh Tosh sock.

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

Friday 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Alicia Wilhelmy

THE HAT KAL Level: Beginner Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

the hatSimple luxury. The Hat is everything we Hank Yarn love and adore. The delicate and soft hand of Plymouth Happy Feet and Shibui Silk Cloud held together inspired this simple hat.


  • Monday 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm Merri Martin

BIANCA WRAP KAL Level: INTERMEDIATE Fee: Free with purchase of supplies

BIANCA WRAPA broken rib border and alternating two row stripes combine to form a beautiful wrap. Amp up the luxury factor by holding together Shibui Silk Cloud and Staccato for an amazing finished garment.



  • Tuesday 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm Kathy Kahle

PROJECT OF THE WEEK (POW)

Back by popular demand, Hank’s Project of the Week is designed to give you ideas for holiday giving. Projects are generally smaller and able to be completed within a week. . Come and work on the designated project and each week you will have a finished project to give away or to keep for yourself.

POW registration is free with the purchase of supplies.

shearWEEK 1 OCT 1 - OCT 6 SHEAR                        Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

  • Tuesday 10/2    11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 10/6    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
HEADBANDWEEK 2 OCT 7 - OCT 13 HEADBAND EAR WARMER Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

  • Tuesday 10/9    11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 10/13    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
KILLYLEAWEEK 3 OCT 14 - OCT 20 KILLEYLEA COWL Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

  • Tuesday 10/16    11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 10/20     1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BETSYWEEK 4 OCT 21 - OCT 27 BETSY                    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

  • Tuesday 10/23    11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 10/27     1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
21colorslouchWEEK 5 OCT 30 - NOV 3 21 COLOR SLOUCH Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

  • Tuesday 10/30    11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 11/3       1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
bodhibrimWEEK 6 Nov 4 - Nov 10 BOHDI BRIMSkill Level: Advanced Beginner

  • Tuesday 11/6 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Saturday 11/10 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
stanzaWEEK 7 Nov 11 - Nov 17 STANZA COWLSkill Level: Advanced Beginner

  • Tuesday 11/13 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Saturday 11/17 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
bigchunkyWEEK 8 Nov 18 Nov 24 BIG CHUNKY COMFY HAT
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

  • Tuesday 11/20 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Saturday 11/24 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
theheightsWEEK 9 Nov 25 - Dec 1 THE HEIGHTS
Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Tuesday 11/27 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Saturday 12/1 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
didionWEEK 10 DEC 2 - DEC 8 DIDION COWL
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
  • Tuesday 12/4 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 12/8 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BRANTAWEEK 11 DEC 9 - DEC 15 BRANTA HAT
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
  • Tuesday 12/11 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 12/15 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BUSHWICKWEEK 12 DEC 16 - DEC 22 BUSHWICK HAT
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
  • Tuesday 12/18 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 12/22 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
THE BIG HATWEEK 12 DEC 23 - DEC 29 THE BIG HAT
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
  • Wednesday 12/26 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 12/29 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.