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 today’s Groupon to Brooklyn Yarn Cafe. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get a three-hour beginner’s knitting class for one (a $50 value).
- For $35, you get a three-hour beginner’s knitting class for two (a $100 value).<p>
Classes meet at the following times:
- Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. <p>
Knitting maven Rosemary leads classes inside Brooklyn Yarn Cafe’s cozy space as a menu of desserts and sandwiches provides optional sustenance. The Time Out New York –noted café’s 40-student beginner’s knitting classes teach the steps of creating a cowl scarf, which snuggles softly around necks or abnormally long fingernails by the end of the class. Deft fingers acquire the ability to cast on and to repeat the basic knit stitch before learning to cast off and finish the project. As scarves gently grow from needles and the flow of looping and knotting becomes more automatic, students chat, trade troubleshooting advice, and passionately debate string and yarn theory.
At BakeZaria, culinary-savvy instructors teach novice bakers to handcraft their own desserts. Workshops show guests how to create artfully decorated sugar cookies, moist cake pops, or cupcakes in flavors such as dulce de leche or chocolate peanut butter using nothing more than eggs, flower, and a standard shrink ray.