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 one Learn to Knit or Learn to Crochet class (up to $35 value)
Beginners spend three hours under expert instruction during Learn to Knit classes. The instructor 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.
For those who prefer to use a hook, then the two-hour Learn to Crochet classes teach new students and those looking for a refresher in crocheting how to chain and make single- and double-crochet stitches. Supplies are not included with either class, but can be purchased from the shop.
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.