You can learn just about anything yarn related at Crazy for Ewe. We offer beginning and intermediate knitting and crochet as well as special technique classes on more specific topics such as blocking, finishing, entrelac, intarsia, stranded knitting, and more. We also offer some interesting and different programs on yarn, patterns, creativity.
Here are some of the classes we offer on a regular rotation – please check the calendar for specific dates and times of the next upcoming session of each
In this series of three classes, you’ll learn the basics you need to get started on your first project. You’ll learn a good basic cast-on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and how to bind off. You will also learn how to use knit and purl stitches to create basic knitted fabrics including garter, stockinette, ribbing, and seed stitch. Beginning knitting is offered as a small group class or individually. Three sessions is $50. Please purchase straight wooden needles in size 7 and one skein of light colored worsted weight wool yarn. Manos Maxima, Shepherd’s Wool, or Noro Kureuyon are all great choices for beginners.
Crochet Basics – Crochet
Sock University—or Sock-U for short, is Crazy for Ewe’s program that will take you from sock novice to sock pro. Taught by super sock expert, Jenny May, Sock U is a carefully constructed program for knitters interested in developing their sock knitting skills and increasing their understanding of the sock construction process. See more details here.
This class developed and taught by Lynne Warren will teach you all about those terms you hear floating around like, worsted, and dk, and gauge. You’ll learn what to look for on yarn labels, how different fibers behave, what that means in terms of yarn substitution, and much much more. Lynne is a wonderful teacher, and you’ll learn some serious stuff, but I guarantee you’ll laugh more than you ever have in a class. More details here.
The fun stuff and the fine print
Our in-store classes are small and personal. We keep them Our instructors love sharing what they know, and they’re really good at it. We understand that you’re busy and that it’s hard to carve time out of your schedule, so we want to make sure that your investment of time and money exceeds your expectations in every way. They’re great classes, and they fill up fast, so if you see a class you want to take – so sign. You do have to sign up in advance. I’ve had people who were not registered for a class show up at a class venue at the appointed time only to find that the class is full, or that it was cancelled for insufficient registration. So, register right away for classes you want to take. We’re happy to handle your registration over the phone or in person.
The fine print
We do have maximum and minimum registration requirements. If we don’t have enough students registered, we will have to cancel the class. If we cancel the class, you’ll get your full registration back. If you need to cancel, please give us at least 7 days notice so we can refund your registration. We cannot offer refunds for cancellations less than a week before the start of class. Check the class description for the materials list. Please plan to work with Crazy for Ewe yarns. We’re happy to wind yarn in advance so you’re ready when class starts.
Throughout the year we bring in guest instructors for special classes and events. We’ve had Chris Bylsma, Sally Melville, Shirley Paden, Anne Hanson, Nora Bellows, and others. These are really exciting and fun for all of us, so keep an eye on the calendar for details, because you don’t want to miss out.