Given social-distancing limitations, we are not holding in-person classes at this time. Some classes and free clinics are happening through Zoom-- please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for login credentials.
LEARN TO KNIT: BEGINNER BASICS with Shellye (In-person)
WEDNESDAYS, 7 - 9 pm
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.
PROJECT CLASS with Sydney
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.
VIRTUAL CLASSES with 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, www.DeviousKnitter.com.
Saturday, October 2 • 12 - 2 pm PT
Uh-oh, there’s something wrong with your knitting! Never fear, almost everything in knitting can be fixed once you learn a few simple techniques. In this class, you’ll learn how to “read” your knitting to identify problems, what causes issues like accidental holes and unintentionally expanding knitting, and how to fix common problems like dropped or twisted stitches. You’ll learn how to drop down and ladder up, how to tink, how to frog, and how to know which one to do when. You’ll learn how and when to use lifelines, and a few other tips and tricks along the way.
This class is suitable for those who can cast on, bind off, knit and purl.
Cost: $40; register online or call (650) 941-1815.
Planning for Perfect Socks (lecture)
Sunday, October 3 • 10 - 11 am PT
A great deal of the success (or lack thereof) of our sock knitting projects depends on the decisions we make before even picking up the needles. In this lecture, we’ll cover the pros and cons of all the major decisions you make when knitting socks: toe up vs. top down; one at a time vs. two at a time; varieties of heel construction; choices for casting on and binding off; and yarn selection. We’ll also cover some tips and tricks to make your sock knitting easier. You’ll leave the class knowing when and how to ignore parts of a pattern in order to make the socks you want in the way you want to make them. Level: All
Cost: $20; register online or call (650) 941-1815..
Intro to Brioche: Two-Color in the Round
Sunday, October 3 • 12 - 2 pm PT
Unlock the secrets of squishy, captivating brioche knitting! Working brioche in the round is easier than flat, and two colors are easier to keep track of than one. You’ll learn the magic of working this fun and fluffy stitch as you begin to work the Bri-Licious Cowl in class (you may not finish the cowl during the class time, but will know everything you need to know in order to finish on your own). This class is suitable for first-time brioche knitters and the pattern will be supplied in class.
Level - Intermediate: Students should know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, YO and slip stitches.
Cost: $40, register online or call (650) 941-1815.
Knitting Toe-Up Socks Without a Pattern
Wednesdays, October 20, 27 and November 3 • 6:30 - 8 pm PT
Whether 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.
VIRTUAL CLASSES WITH KIRA DULANEY
Kira 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.
Intro to Colorwork
SUNDAY, 10 am - 12 noon
Are you confused about the difference between stranded colorwork and Fair Isle knitting, slip stitch and mosaic, intarsia and argyle? Maybe you're itching to cast on a specific pattern, or just wanting to impress your friends by working with multiple colors at once. In this workshop we will explore the basics of knitting colorwork, try a bit of three different techniques (stranded, slip stitch, and intarsia), learn tips on how to keep yarn from getting tangled, and get resources for indie designers who specialize in each technique.
This workshop will take place on Zoom and registered students will receive the link two days in advance. Students will receive a handout as well as the slides shown during class, and will have the opportunity to ask questions during the workshop. The workshop will not be recorded and students do not have permission to record it themselves, but videos shown during class will be available to re-watch.
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.
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.
BEGINNING 8-SHAFT WEAVING with Laura
MONDAYS, 2 - 5 pm
TO BE RESCHEDULED
KNITTING STUDIO with Clementine
MONDAYS, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
KIDS CLUB with Allison
FIRST TUESDAYS, 4 - 5 pm
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.
LEARN TO CROCHET with Jocelyn
SUNDAYS, 10 am - 12 noon
TO BE RESCHEDULED
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.