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Knitting Classes, Crochet Classes, Weaving Classes, Hand-Spinning & Specialty Classes
We teach in very small group sessions, featuring highly individualized expert level instruction. Our focus is on helping you have fun, at your own pace, while mastering fundamentals for a lifetime of enjoyment.
Taking a class at the Raging Wool entitles you to ongoing, free, expert-level support from your instructors after completing your classes. There is never a request too small or too big for us to help you!
Click on the courses below for class descriptions, pricing and scheduling.
- Learn to Knit
- Beginner Socks Class
- Intermediate Socks Class
- Advanced Socks Class
- Building Blocks
- Continental Knitting
- Fair Isle Knitting
- Entrelac Knitting
- Learn to Knit Woobies
- Knit Perfectly Fitting Dog Sweaters
- Fixing Little Boo-Boo's
- Fixing Big Boo-Boo's
- Two Color Brioche
- Read Pattern Charts
Weaving, Spinning and Specialty Classes
- Learn Hand Spinning
- Intro to Rigid Heddle Weaving: Stashbuster or Windowpane Scarf
- Finishing Class
- Navigating Ravelry
Fall 2016 Weaving Workshop with Deborah Jarchow
Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016
- Friday, Sept. 30: Dishtowels on the Rigid Heddle Loom
- Saturday, Oct. 1: Make a Scarf: Manipulating Your Warp Threads for Dynamic Weaving
- Sunday & Monday, Oct 2 & 3: Double Your Fun Using Two Heddles--Sampler and Technique from Patterns to Double Width
Note: 2017 Spring Weaving Workshop is being planned now! Contact the shop if you have date & technique preferences!
Signing up for a class is easy!
Call us at +1 (954) 385-0861 or fill out the request form below to ask questions and reserve your seat with a 25% deposit. Check the class schedule for upcoming class dates and times that fit your schedule.
Beginning Knitting - Learn to Knit
You will successfully learn to knit, purl, cast-on, pick up dropped stitches, bind-off, count stitches, count rows, decrease, knit flat without making a trapezoid, and knit in the round. Each class session is 2 hours in duration, so your total time spent in classes will be at least 6 hours spread across several weeks of classes and homework assignments. Over the course of these sessions, you will have successfully knitted a spa cloth and a hat as well! Call +1 (954) 385-0861 or visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes and sessions.
Weekday Classes: Tuesday afternoon classes begin on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with follow on classes on following Tuesdays at the same time.
Weekend Classes: Start your class on any Saturday, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and continue with follow on classes on any following Saturdays as your schedule permits.
Building Blocks is a knitting skill building class that has students knitting a different 12-inch block every month that can be pieced (finished) together to create a lovely sampler afghan. We will be meeting once per month for this free knit along with supplies.We teach a different skill focus each month, so there is something new to learn in every class. Topics such as gauge, cast ons, bind offs, cables, increases, decreases, lace, pattern reading and more are covered.
Afternoon & Evening Classes: Meet once per month on a Tuesday (Noon to 2 p.m.) or Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is a free class, only requiring the purchase of your class supplies. You may begin the series in any month of the year, so, it's never too late to learn! Call +1 (954) 385-0861 or visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes.
Choose the sock knitting class level of your choice, 3 sessions each! Classes are on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Call +1 (954) 385-0861 or visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes and sessions.
Continental Knitting Class
Learn Continental Style for speed and efficiency and also get prepared for Fair Isle Knit, weaving your stitches through the back of your work – without floats, only neatness! Knitting with the yarn in the hand opposite the working needle (i.e. the left hand if the knitter is right-handed) is commonly referred to as Continental knitting, German knitting or European knitting. This class is a prerequisite for Fair Isle Knitting.
Afternoon or Evening Classes: Classes are taught monthly on a Wednesday, from 1 to 3 p.m. or from 6 to 8 p.m. Call +1 (954) 385-0861 or visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes.
Fair Isle Knitting Class
You will learn to weave your yarns as you create knitted patterns with multiple colors. A prerequisite of Continental and English Methods of knitting are required. You must be able to knit with both hands as we weave the yarns as we go!
Afternoon or Evening Classes: Classes are taught on a Wednesday, from 1 to 3 p.m. or from 6 to 8 p.m. Call +1 (954) 385-0861 or visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes.
Entrelac creates a beautiful diamond textured fabric. This class introduces you to this technique with an easy to understand scarf. You'll also learn how to knit backward, learning to avoid purling all together!
Lots of fun and a great finished product too!
Classes are taught monthly on a Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Learn to Knit Woobies
Knit an adorable lovey toy for the newest baby, Mom-to-be or just for you! This is a fun class where you can learn new techniques: provisional cast-on, double decreases and produce an adorable animal that is part of the blanket, all in one piece! You will need to do homework to keep up with the class. Additional Materials: 8 Stitch markers, waste yarn, crochet hook, oddments of yarn, eyes and yarn needle. Designed by Kris Carlson, pattern & materials available in our shop.
Afternoon & Evening Classes: Classes are taught on a Thursday, from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Call +1 (954) 385-0861 or visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes.
Maybe he or she wets it a little or trips over it sometimes? Maybe your furbaby is a little longer, shorter, or wider than the average doggie sweater size.
In this class, you will knit a sweater from your dog's measurements in any yarn of your choosing. You will need to make a gauge, in the pattern of your choosing, so it will fit. We have lots of dog sweater patterns to choose from.You will need actual measurements from your dog - here's how to do it!
A) Around the neck (just collar-level, or midway up the neck, is good).
B) Around the biggest part of the chest.
C) Across the side of the upper front leg, at its widest point (just at or below shoulder/underarm area is good). Alternately, you can measure the leg's circumference, instead of its width, and use half the circumference as the 'width' for measurement c.
D) Along the back of the front leg, from the underarm to the elbow. Or you could measure from the center back (the dog's spine) down the dog's leg to the elbow. The corresponding measurement on the sweater, when measuring for length of the sleeve, will be from its center back to the bottom edge of the sleeve.
E) Down the front, from where you measured the neck to the underarm of the front leg.
F) Along the front & underside, from where you measured on the neck to the end of sternum/rib cage.
G) Along the neck & back, from where you took the neck measurement to the base of the tail. This measurement will be most accurate if taken with the dog in a sitting position.
Learn to Read Knitted Pattern Charts
Do Patterns and knitting Charts make your head spin? This class helps you learn, then master the ability to “read” knitted pattern charts. Chart patterns use a matrix of blocks filled with letters and symbols to describe the knitted stitches, typically with one stitch per block. Chart patterns provide visual feedback on the relative position of stitches. They may be color-coded for multi-color knitting.You can choose a pattern or chart from us, or bring one of your own. In either case, we will help you read it and help you make your project a success as you learn a new 'reading skill' for life.
Afternoon or Evening Classes: Classes are taught monthly on a Tuesday, from 1 to 3 p.m. or from 6 to 8p.m. Call +1 (954) 385-0861 or visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes.
2 Color Brioche Scarf or Cowl
You may have seen or tried Brioche and thought it too difficult. This is an easy way to make a beautiful scarf without a lot of grief! The Brioche stitch creates a beautiful ribbed pattern that appears to have a separation of the fabric creating a lofty appearance. You have a choice to make either a cowl or a scarf. See the shop’s samples, the scarf is Rios and the Cowl is Autumn Wind. These can be made in a variety of materials and yarn weights.
Evening Classes: Classes are taught on a Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call +1 (954) 385-0861 or visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes.
Sweater or afghan all knitted or crocheted? How do I put it together? Sign up for a class to finish your projects that are ready for sewing together and making borders, collars, button bands and button holes. This class helps you overcome the challenge of bringing all the pieces together gracefully and seamlessly. Must have a project ready for finishing.
Weekday and Saturday Afternoon Classes:
In this class we will learn to add a border to your square and start a new project in the round. We will continue crochet in the round and start a new project of your choice.
Afternoon or Evening Classes:
Classes are taught monthly on a Tuesday, from 1 to 3 p.m. or from 6 to 8 p.m.
Beginning Tunisian Crochet
Learn Tunisian Crochet by making a beautiful scarf or other desired project. Some people have mistaken this technique for knitting. Fast and fun way to take your crochet to the next level!
Evening Classes: Classes are taught on a Wednesday evening. Call +1 (954) 385-0861 or visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes.
Advanced Tunisian Crochet
Learn advanced projects from the Tunisian Crochet Encore Book such as intricately beautiful ponchos, sweaters and shawls.
Afternoon & Saturday Classes: Classes are taught on a Wednesday, from 3 to 5 p.m. or on a Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Call +1 (954) 385-0861 or visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes.
This class helps you learn and master the ability to “read” crochet charts. Never use written patterns again!
Afternoon or Evening Classes:
Create a beautiful scarf using a large knitting needle, or broomstick and a crochet hook, this is also known as jiffy lace and peacock eye crochet. Its origins are from the 19th century.
Prerequisite: Crochet skills
Afternoon or Evening Classes: Classes are taught on a Thursday, from 12 to 2 p.m. or from 6 to 8 p.m. Call +1 (954) 385-0861 or visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes.
Crocodile Stitch Booties
Adorable crochet booties for young & old alike! These are made with slow a striping yarn that accentuates the crocodile stitch. This is an advanced, single-session crochet class that teaches you how to make the Crocodile Stitch used these beautiful booties. There is homework involved!
Evening Classes: Classes are taught on a Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Call +1 (954) 385-0861 or visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes.
Fixing Little Boo-Boo's
Alice teaches you how to quickly fix common knitting mistakes & save time (and your project). Learn to pick up drop stitches in Stockinette and Garter, use a smaller needle to rip down without ripping it all out! Prerequisite: Bring in a mostly finished Basket weave washcloth to work your BooBoo fixes. You do need to be able to "read" stitches for this class. Inquire about this pre-class homework when you reserve your spot!
Fixing (Really) Big Boo-Boo's
Learn advanced techniques that quickly fix tricky problems to save time and your projects from disaster. Ever spend days on something, only then, to your shock and horror, discover that you made a really big boo-boo? Don't worrry, this happens to everyone! This skill building class shows you how to recover without the use of machetes and pharmaceuticals! Learn to Fix Cable & Pattern Stitches without tinking or ripping back.
Class preparation is required, details provided when you inquire.
Afternoon or Evening Classes: Classes are scheduled upon customer requests. Call +1 (954) 385-0861 to schedule.
Stashbuster Scarf Weaving Class: You’ve seen this great scarf in our shop. Now make your own with one of our looms and your own stash of yarns.
This scarf is often mistaken for linen stitch, but it is much easier and faster! Bring in your odds and ends - different textures are great!
We will mix and match your yarns for the weft. You will learn to dress your loom without assistance and produce a quality scarf from your stash!
Saturday Afternoon Classes:
Drop Spindle Hand-Spinning Class
Drop Spinning Yarn from fluff is lots of fun! Take this amazing class to learn all about hand spinning fibers into stunning yarns. You will learn the basics of yarn preparation and hand-spinning!
Saturday Afternoon Classes: Classes are taught every other month on Saturday afternoons; visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes.
Learn to enjoy & navigate the Ravelry social network. Ravelry is a free social networking service, launched in 2007. It functions as an organizational tool for a variety of fiber arts including knitting, crocheting, spinning, and weaving. Members share projects, ideas, and their collection of yarn, fiber, and tools via various components.
Are you intimidated, overwhelmed or just plain get lost in Ravelry? I will teach you how to find the patterns for the yarns that you love! We have free WI-FI so, PLEASE bring in your tablets or laptops to class!
Wednesday Afternoon & Evening Classes: Classes are taught on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. or from 6 to 8 p.m.. Call +1 (954) 385-0861 or visit the Class Schedule for upcoming classes.
Call us at +1 (954) 385-0861 or fill out the request form below to ask questions and reserve your seat with a 25% deposit. Check the class schedule for upcoming class dates and times that fit your schedule. It's that easy!
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