Beyond the Basics Classes

To register for classes, please call the shop at 563-587-8044 or stop by with payment information so we can hold your spot. Unless otherwise specified, supplies can be purchased during the class.

Have you joined us for Happy Hour yet?

FREE! Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3–5 p.m.

If you know the basics but just need a little support now and then, join us at the table every Tuesday and Thursday for Happy Hour! The Yarn Soup community is here to assist with your knitting and crochet questions, demonstrate new techniques, and connect you with others who share your passion for yarn and needle crafts. No registration required; come whenever you can!

Building in ColorBuilding in Color Blanket
($10 per session)

Second Saturday of the Month
Next Session: Saturday, August 12  |  10 a.m.–noon

Add a little color to your knitting with Building in Color by Michelle Hunter! Working with color is one of the simplest but most rewarding ways to add a little pizzazz to your knitting. Join us as we explore various color knitting techniques while creating an heirloom piece that is sure to dazzle!

This class is for any adventurous beginner and beyond who wants to try new techniques and gain confidence in the process.

Skills you will learn: Changing colors, Intarsia, Reading charts, Increases and decreases, Double-ended knitting, Short rows, Knit one below, Mosaic knitting, Cables, Sewing seams, Picking up stitches

Prerequisites: Students must be comfortable with basic knitting skills (cast on, knit, purl, bind off).

SOCKS! Toe-Up, 2-at-a-Time

Tuesday, November 28, and December 5, 12, 19
6–8 p.m.

Learn a “magical” new way of working socks! Knitting socks from the toe-up allows you to try on your socks as you knit to get the right fit. Working on both socks at the same time means your socks are ready to wear when you finish knitting! Students will learn Judy’s Magic Cast On to create seamless toes while working both socks simultaneously using either two circulars or the Magic Loop technique as they create a cozy pair of slipper socks.

Prerequisites: Students must know knitting basics (cast on, knit, purl, bind off) and must be comfortable knitting in the round. Prior experience with sock knitting is helpful but not required.