LEARN TO KNIT: KNITTING CLASSES NEAR YOU!
AT HUDSON VALLEY LOCAL YARN STORE FABULOUS YARN in Tivoli NY
Workshop Dates & Tickets
Please purchase tickets in advance as classes are limited to 3-6 people and typically sell out. Cost 39.45-71.56 incl ticket fee, + cost of materials purchased at Fab.
MORE CLASSES COMING IN MAY AND JUNE 2023: Details COMING SOON!
Start your day at Fabulous Yarn in Tivoli, NY where Hudson-based fiber artist, Lizz Hill Wiker will lead a beginner’s knitting workshop. She will teach you everything you need to know to make your own lightweight scarf, bandanna or dishtowel.
BEGINNER KNITTING CLASSES
In Learn to Knit, students will learn the basics of knitting including, casting on, the knit stitch and binding off. Lizz will also provide an overview of how to select yarns and needles and will get you familiar with common knitting tools and reading patterns. No prior experience is required.
The Knitting 102 class is for new knitters or knitters who are ready to start reading patterns and understand garment shaping. In this class, Lizz will teach you how to knit in the round, read patterns and select your size so you can begin making garments and fitted accessories like hats. You will learn about making a gauge swatch, and will learn how to do basic increasing and decreasing stitches (m1l, m1r, k2tog and ssk stitches).
SELECTING YOUR MATERIALS
Before the hands-on demos begin, you will get a walk-through of Fabulous Yarn where Lizz will explain the basics of shopping for yarn and needles, the kinds of fibers that are available (and recommended for new knitters) and you will have a chance to shop for the yarn and tools that you will use during the class.
You will need to purchase these materials during the class, payment made directly to Fabulous Yarn. Cost of these materials will typically range from $25-50 depending on your selection.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Lizz Hill Wiker is a 3D designer and fiber artist based in Hudson, New York. Before moving to the Hudson Valley, she spent 20 years in NYC working in the Fashion Industry. Lizz teaches workshops for CAD Design, embroidery, fiber spinning and knitting and is available to be booked for private, small group workshops.
Fabulous Yarn is located at 60 Broadway, Tivoli New York 12583. Open Weds-Sun noon-6pm. Come visit our famous Wall of Yarn, with nearly a thousand skeins of luxury yarn at your fingertips!
Take a drive upstate: we're located at 60 Broadway—in Tivoli in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley (near Red Hook, in Dutchess County). We're 5 minutes north of Rhinebeck off Route 9G, just across the bridge from Woodstock, Kingston and Saugerties—or a lovely 2-hour drive north of NYC. Visitors to Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Fest know a visit to Fab Tivoli is a must!
Store hours are Weds-Sunday 12-6— but we are open and processing orders and shipping 24/7. If you need to come by on Monday or Tuesday, just make an appt via chat or email and we'll be sure to let you in. If door locked during regular hours, ring the doorbell right by the front door and we'll let you in!
Fab Yarn: your small local and online yarn store
We are a small local, independent luxury yarn and fiber shop—online here at fabulousyarn.com and in Tivoli NY at 60 Broadway. We focus on specialized, handspun, handmade and fabulous yarns for the most discriminating of knitters and crocheters.