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Given social-distancing limitations, we are holding only a few in-person classes at this time. Some classes and free clinics are happening through Zoom-- please contact for login credentials.  

1st & 3rd SUNDAYS, 12 - 5 pm

Upcoming: October 17, November 7 & 21

Whether you're stuck in a challenging part of your work-in-progress or looking to learn a new technique, you can get help to move forward! Choose to meet in-person or over Zoom--masks are required. 

Purchase 1/2 hour help session online or call (650) 941-1815. When purchasing online, please note what day and time you prefer.

LEARN TO KNIT: BEGINNER BASICS with Shellye (In-person)
WEDNESDAYS, 7 - 9 pm

Session 1: October 13 & 20 (FULL)
Session 2: November 10 & 17 (FULL)

Learn the basics of English-style knitting with Shellye!

Whether you're picking up this wonderful hobby for the first time, or coming back to it after many years, Shellye has the patience and experience to get you started on a lifelong knitting adventure. Students will learn one method for casting on and binding off, as well as the basic knit and purl stitches. The class fee includes needles and practice yarn, so you don't need any additional supplies.

PLEASE NOTE: Students must provide proof of COVID vaccination before the first class meeting, and are required to wear masks while inside Uncommon Threads. The maximum class size is 4 students. Cost: $60.


THURSDAYS, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Session 1: September 9 - October 28

We're happy to welcome you back to IN-PERSON Project Class with Sydney!

Finish your works-in-progress and stretch your skills with your next project, knowing you have a cheerleader and stitch support group to help you through the challenges.
PLEASE NOTE: Participants must show proof of vaccination at the first class, and everyone is required to wear masks during the class time. Cost: $95.



Amy Snell

Amy Snell is a knitter, instructor, and designer with an eye for the unusual or unusually captivating. Her designs focus on color, contrast, and texture — often exploring unique stitch patterns and clever construction in ways that are interesting but accessible. 

Amy loves to help other knitters explore new techniques and expand the way they think about their knitting. Her goal is to make complex concepts accessible and approachable for all knitters, while sharing tips that simplify and improve your process, whether you’ve been knitting for several weeks or several decades! Amy has been teaching knitting for more than 15 years, including at national events such as Vogue Knitting Live, Fiberworld, and Rhinebeck, and frequently shares tips and tricks on her website,

Knitting Toe-Up Socks Without a Pattern
Wednesdays, October 20, 27 and November 3 • 6:30 - 8 pm PT

Toe-Up SocksWhether this is your first foray into sock knitting or a chance to add new skills to your knitting toolbox, you’ll come away from this class knowing how to knit socks for any foot, at any gauge, without referring to a pattern.

In this 3-part virtual class you’ll work a complete sample-sized sock as you learn how to cast on seamlessly, work short-row heels with mini gussets, integrated ribbing, and stretchy bind-offs. We’ll also cover tips for measuring the foot, adjustments for leg shaping, and how and when to add patterning. Special attention and instruction will be given to working on two circular needles, but students are welcome to use dpns or magic loop if they are already familiar with working in the round on those needle types.

Level - Intermediate: Students should know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and work in the round.

Cost: $85, plus supplies. Register online.


Kira DulaneyKira has been teaching fiber arts classes and hosting crafty events in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond since 2002. As a teacher, her focus is on providing valuable information in a stress-free environment, and supporting students through the learning process. She also hosts crafty events, and is the designer behind Kira K Designs, a line of original knitting and crochet patterns and kits featuring clean lines and intriguing details that are both interesting to make and easy to wear.

Each class is $40, plus any materials needed.  


Successful Yarn Substitution
SUNDAY, 10 am - 12 noon
October 31

Yarn SubstitutionIt can be nerve-wracking to switch the yarn on a project, but sometimes necessary. Learning how to pick a successful substitute means you’ll never have to abandon a pattern written for a discontinued yarn, make a sweater too warm for your climate, choose from a line of colors you don’t like, or feel required to buy a yarn that's not in your budget. We’ll talk about all of the considerations, with a special focus on how fiber content and yarn construction affect the finished project. Students will receive a handout and the slides shown during class, and have many opportunities to ask questions during the lecture-style workshop.

Materials Needed: This is a lecture style class so you don't need to have any tools and you are welcome to knit or crochet while watching. You may want to print out the handout that will be emailed to you two days in advance and/or have note-taking supplies at hand.

Register online or call (650) 941-1815.


Tips & Tricks
SUNDAY, 9 - 11 am PT
November 7

Tips and TricksKira has been knitting since she was five years old, and has picked up lots of tips and tricks for the fastest, easiest, neatest projects. Learn her favorite shortcuts and uncommon but useful techniques in this fun class. One two-hour session.

Materials: bring your knitting toolkit, some easy-to-see yarn and appropriately sized knitting needles. Parts of the class are demonstration only, so feel free to bring an easy project to work on as well.

Register online or call (650) 941-1815



VEST-ALONG with Darcie & Stephanie (IN-PERSON)

Fridays, October 8 - November 12 • 10 - 11:30 am (no class Oct. 22)

Vests are one of the top trends for fall knitwear! Choose from stranded colorwork, cables, brioche or plain stockinette in a gorgeous yarn and cast on with confidence, knowing you'll have support and encouragement all the way through to the end. 

Suggested patterns:
Succession by Britt-Mari Brehmer
Stockholm Slipover by Petiteknit
Fyne Vest by Marie Wallin

Cost: $30, plus supplies. Register online.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must show proof of vaccination at the first class, and everyone is required to wear masks during the class time.


MONDAYS, 2 - 5 pm

In this class, you will learn the basics of weaving. You will start by winding a warp, before beaming and threading an 8-harness table loom for a sampler. You will also learn good weaving technique, how to read a weaving draft, determine sett, calculate yarn requirements and finish your sampler. This class is designed for those that have never woven before or those that are looking for a basic refresher. Loom and equipment rental included in cost of class.
Level: Beginner. Cost: $135.

KNITTING STUDIO with Clementine

MONDAYS, 10:00 a.m.-  12:00 p.m.

Carve out some time for yourself and your knitting projects! Clementine will be your coach, cheerleader and technical support for any works you have in progress. Limit: 8 students.
Level: Beginner. Cost: $20 per class, or $65 for all four.  

KIDS CLUB with Allison


Explore all the ways you can use yarn! Kids ages 7 – 12 will learn how to make a different small project each month. No knitting experience is required.

Level: Beginner. Cost: $20, includes supplies.



SUNDAYS, 10 am - 12 noon

Join the crochet revival! Learn basic crochet techniques and get started on a simple project. 

Level: Absolute beginners and crocheters looking to brush up on the basics. Cost: $60, includes supplies.



We do our best to help you any time you come with project challenges–if you need more focused attention, or want to be sure someone will be available to help, the Drop-in sessions are for you! We’ve recently added more sessions, and limited participants to 4 people to be sure you get the attention you need.

Drop-in Knitting & Crochet Help


Hit a rough patch in your pattern? Made a frustrating mistake? Our expert advice will get you back on track. $10 payable to Uncommon Threads.

Private Lessons and Project Help via Zoom

Time slots available:
Friday afternoons; Mondays, others by appointment

When you need more focused attention to demystify a complicated pattern or revive a “vintage” project, private lessons are the best choice. Sign up for one-on-one sessions, 15-minute minimum for $7.50, register and pay in advance.