Knitting can be a helpful hobby in the winter when you need a scarf for extra warmth or a sturdy needle to chip your way out of a frozen cabin. Prepare for chilly months with this Groupon.
$17 for a Three-Hour Learn to Knit Workshop ($35 Value)
Beginners spend three hours under the expert instruction of Bev Walker during Learn to Knit classes. Bev coaches 3–10 pupils through each yarn pull as they learn to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off before mastering garter and stockinette stitches with their own circular needles and yarn. Supplies are not included but can be purchased from the shop.
Beginning September 10 and lasting through December 22, classes are available at the following times:
- Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tempe Yarn & Fiber
The artisans at Tempe Yarn & Fiber cultivate an educational atmosphere where creativity flourishes amid an inventory of top-shelf yarns, fibers, and fiber-arts equipment. Largely stocked by local suppliers, the 3,000-square-foot studio branches off from an open gathering space into individual classrooms where pupils learn to knit, crochet, spin, weave, and dye fibers. Instructors well-versed in the fiber arts ring in classes that teach skills such as beginning knitting, gradually progressing to more complicated maneuvers such as patching up a hot-air balloon in motion. Teachers also allow students to set their own pace during project help sessions, staying on hand to offer pointers as needed.