Knitting circles were once a popular place to exchange rumors about the area's handsomest fireman, which of 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 $25, you get five knitting classes at Knit Schtick in Costa Mesa (a $50 value). With the exception of beginner classes, knitting supplies are not included in the value of the Groupon and must be purchased at Knit Schtick.
Knit Schtick supplies a wide variety of yarn and knitting supplies alongside an enlightening array of classes for both experienced fabric-furlers and novice textile architects. With the five-class Knit Schtick card, aspiring needlers get five two-hour classes, each taught by a friendly, knowledgeable instructor. Stop by on Mondays from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. for a general class, where all students can receive help with problematic scarves or divergent Pangaea flags. Alternatively, feel free to complement busy fingers with coffee, tea, and mop-tops in the Breakfast with the Beatles class, offered every Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Students thrive within Knit Schtick's lively, vibrant environment, where a bevy of colorful yarn balls are waiting to be turned into companion-coveted neck-warmers and torso-heaters.
On Fridays, Frank Sinatra songs drift amid skeins of yarn. On Saturday mornings, The Beatles harmonize over a community table spread with coffee, tea, and British breakfast treats. Located in Newport Beach, Knit Schtick is a meeting place for knitters of all experience levels to hone their skills in good company. In Knitting 101 classes, beginners learn basics such as how to purl and how to produce a full-body cocoon out of three feet of thread. In general classes, those who already possess a solid knowledge of knitting techniques work on individual projects, looping yarn into scarves, wraps, socks, or blankets.