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 today's Groupon: for $22, you get one beginners’ knitting or crochet class (a $45 value) at Article Pract, located in Oakland. Materials are not included, but all Groupon customers will receive 30% off their purchase of materials for their beginning class. Beginning knitting classes are offered twice monthly; all customers should call ahead or register for classes at the store.
Split into two humble halves, Article Pract offers an assortment of knitting supplies, tools, and materials in the foreground shop, with a spacious, sunlit classroom housed in the building’s posterior. With a plethora of knitting courses, uncoordinated hands can learn the swift and fluid movements of looping yarn into trendy garments and the unspeakable faces of squid deities. With a four-hour beginners’ knitting session, discover the secrets to interlacing fibers into winter scarves and baby pillows. Or sit in on the four-hour beginners' crochet class, which teaches students to make a crochet scarf and stuffed bunny, which, unlike most stuffed animals, will not come to life in the night and drink all the milk.
For knitting newbies to seasoned stitchers, Article Pract presents a solid array of goodies for purchase, including hand-dyed yarns, organic wools, and alternative fibers such as bamboo and noncarbon-based pineapple. Choose to snatch up a few tools for future classes in fingerless-glove construction or sweater-vest crocheting while welcoming staffers showcase finger flexibility by displaying 30 drop-spindle twirls.
5010 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, California 94609Get Directions