Knitting circles were once a popular place to exchange rumors about the area’s handsomest fireman, which of the neighboring towns’ mayors were secretly left-handed, and the fate of the Crumb brothers. Get your finger on the pulse and some yarn with this Groupon.
Choose from Five Options
- $79 for a eight knitting classes and unlimited drop-in knitting for one year (a $179 value)
- $25 for 90-minute Knitting 101 and Knitting 102 classes (a $55 value)
- $25 for Knitting 101 and 102 refresher classes with a 90-minute Knitting 201 class (a $55 value)
- $15 for a 50-minute Knitting 101 class (a $30 value)
- $15 for a 50-minute Knitting 102 class (a $30 value)
In Knitting 101, students learn to execute maneuvers such as the purl, the cast on, and the no-hands drop stitch, taking steps toward the completion of a scarf, hat, or socks. Knitting 102 reinforces skills from the 101 course and builds upon them with increase stitches, decrease stitches, and the basics of cable knitting. Students complete a shawl and a sweater over the course of three classes (this Groupon only covers the first class). Alternatively, Knitting 201 focuses on cable knits and projects larger than a beach-ball cozy. The one-year package allows customers to enjoy unlimited drop-in knitting, knit-alongs, and sit-and-knits. See the full class schedule.
Knitting101.org operates as a nonprofit organization with the noble mission of advancing knitting as a vehicle for the greater good. The shop supports local yarn and fiber spinners, as well as local suppliers of yarn materials and tie-dyed sheep. The outfit also works with wounded soldiers, knits for military families, and promotes knitting as a therapeutic method of lowering blood pressure and coping with life-altering illnesses. During classes, needlers of all knitting levels gain the skills needed to create their own wearable art. Specialty sessions, such as Knitting for Lefties, Parent and Child Knitting, and Knitting Flowers, add a twist to the basics, while travel knitting opportunities whisk students to knit-friendly destinations such as New York City, Iceland, and France where they delve into local customs such as knitting sweaters for the Eiffel Tower.
1701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20006