Essential to crafting hand-knit scarves and irresistible to cats, balls of yarn are also frequently employed in making huggable replicas of Sputnik. Discover the many uses of yarn with today's Groupon: for $34, you get a $69 gift certificate good toward crafty classes and parties at Knit-One-One in Berkeley.
Knit-One-One provides knitting, sewing, and weaving classes and private crafting parties in a cheerful, sunny studio setting. If you're a knitting neophyte, dig your hooks into Learn to Knit ($67), an introductory class that covers basics such as purling, ribbing, and casting on and off. By the end of class, students will have handcrafted a hat and scarf to take home or gift to a down-and-out snowman. In the Halloween-costume class ($49), you'll alter and adapt an existing costume or fashion a new one from scratch. Other educational offerings include beginning weaving ($59) and a mini socks class ($29) for fashioning stylish thumb mitts. Check the online calendar for new classes added periodically. Well-seasoned crafters celebrating mixed-media milestones can opt for knitting parties replete with refreshments. At the Magical Mystery Knitting Party, guests are guided step-by-step through an unknown project, revealed only when they cast off and see before them a tremendous lampshade to cover the sun.
Knit-One-One's expert instructors and airy, colorful studio create a nurturing environment in which students can hone a domestic skill less ominous than crossbow. Frequent "knits out" and other events are free (save for the cost of your meal) and enjoin circles of knitters to make friends, spin yarns, and discuss projects.
May redeem over multiple visits.
Yelpers give Knit-One-One a five-star average:
3360 Adeline St.
Berkeley, California 94703Get Directions