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(2 sessions)

We will learn the Cocoknits Method of top down sweater construction. We will be making Version 1 or 2 of the Emma pattern from the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book. This method uses top-down knitting that incorporates increases at specific intervals to create truly 3 dimensional shaping that doesn't require seaming when you're done. The neck, shoulders, and yoke are created together, so the shaping is softly sloped to hug the body in a flattering way, rather than squared pieces sewn together which turns out too boxy. We will be teaching using 5-1 hour sessions. We will be using demonstrations and Julie Weisenberg's videos to reinforce the techniques, with questions and discussion reserved for the last 15 minutes of class.

Materials:  Bulky weight yarn 


Juniper Moon Bud 100% Organic Peruvian Cotton

Blue Sky Techno 68% Baby Alpaca, 22% Silk 10% Extra Fine Merino

Rowan Brushed Fleece 65% Wool 30% Alpaca 5%Polyamide


Cocoknits Sweater Workshop Book


Zoom Link - Day Session:


We welcome previous Sweater Workshop participants to join us for a refresher or motivation.

 Class I -September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Tuesdays at 2:00 PM


Zoom Link - Night Session:


Class II - September 15, 22, 29  October 6, 13

Tuesdays at 6:30pm



Strathcona Sweater KAL
by Tara Lynn Morrison



Join us for this fun and fast knit!

This would be a perfect first sweater for a new knitter or the seasoned knitter looking for instant gratification.

We will be using Rowan Big Wool

Big Wool takes the knitability of a super chunky and transforms it with pure Merino wool, raising the bar by which all other 'beginner' yarns are measured. Big Wool is not just for new knitters though. With a super light spin and paintbox color palette, it's the perfect choice for speedy accessories and dramatic garments. 

KAL will meet Monday, September 14th, 21st and 28th at 6:30 PM





by Stacey Lieckfeldt
OCTOBER 7 and 14 at 6:30 PM

Add a few knitted pumpkins to your pumpkin patch and join us for this fun Beginner/Advance Beginner Class! These sweet pumpkins are perfect for fall decorating. And we have a great selection of Super Bulky yarn in fun fall colors!

Link to pattern from Stacey Lieckfeldt on Ravelry.

October 7 and 14 at  6:30 PM via Zoom:





with Churchmouse Yarn & Tea
OCTOBER 20 and 27 at 6:30 PM


It's time to bravely pick up those needles and enter the yarn universe! Learn to knit by using the tried and true methods of Churchmouse Yarn and Tea. This class offers two, one-hour sessions for every beginner. Start making handmade items that your friends and family will cherish for years to come.

Beginning Knitting Kit: $42.95
Kit Includes: Instructional Leaflet, 1 skein Malabrigo Rios, 1 size 8, 24" circular needle (Class is complimentary with purchase!)

October 20 and 27 at 6:30 PM via Zoom:





by Lisa Richardson
OCTOBER 21 and 28 at 6:30 PM



A perfect gift for the holidays made with Rowan's luscious Cashmere Tweed. Pick two shades to create these sporty fingerless mitts - one pair for you and one pair for me!

Rowan Cashmere Tweed Purchase pattern now!

October 21 and 28 at 6:30 PM via Zoom:








Now two private instruction time offerings!

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM or 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Looking for some one-on-one instruction? No matter your skill level, we offer Private Instruction mornings from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM or evenings from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM during pre and post store hours for safety.

Call us for more info or to schedule: (434) 296-4625





We need Wednesday night to teach more classes!

If you have a knitting problem, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to come see us during the day. We welcome you to join any of our online classes which are free with the purchase of materials from Magpie Knits.