What You'll Get
Knitting can be a helpful hobby in the winter when you need a hat for extra warmth or a sturdy needle to chip your way out of a frozen cabin. Prepare for chilly months with this Groupon.
$29 for a Two-Class Beyond the Basics Package ($60 Value)
- Two two-hour Beyond the Basics knitting classes
- One skein of alpaca yarn in a color of your choice
- One circular knitting needle
The next step for students who have a basic grasp of knitting, over the course of two sessions students learn increases, decreases, yarn-overs, and shaping. In addition to learning these hands-on skills, students will leave equipped to face the world of fiber head-on with essential information about yarn quality and weight, needle gauge, patterns, common vocabulary, and kitten repellent. Knitters will also receive a free pattern for a hat they will be creating.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Alpaca Direct
Their heads wobble unsteadily on long necks. Their knobby knees stick out. Their faces maintain an expression of delighted, bug-eyed curiosity. These gawky creatures are alpacas—petite, fluffy camelids native to the Andes Mountains—and, despite their goofy appearance, they help produce the ultra-fashionable garments sold by Alpaca Direct.
What alpaca farmers Kelley and Jim Hobart founded as a small family farm where they and their children lived, worked, and learned has become a cozy empire that ships yarn, sweaters, scarves, and socks worldwide. The farm manufactures soft, warm yarn, and even offers classes that teach crafters how to knit and crochet. Alpaca wool is extremely strong, lightweight, and hypoallergenic, and it naturally comes in a wide range of colors while also being receptive to dyes. Its hollow fibers give alpaca sweaters incredible thermal properties, so cold air stays out and the heat of the pizza you’ve slipped down your shirt stays in.