Knitting was among the earliest clothing-making techniques, developed as an improvement on time-consuming and spooky mummy-wrapping. Weave stylish coverings with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two 90-minute Beginner Knitting classes at KNOTS - Knitting on the Square in Chardon (a $30 value). Each duo of beginner classes meets on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday afternoons in two consecutive weeks.
Helmed by veteran knitter and patternmaker Kate Jackson, KNOTS - Knitting on the Square's in-depth classes help fledgling needlers build practical masterpieces row by row. Knot-makers study the nuances of knitting, learning how to cast on, bind off, and create the raised loop of the purl. During their two sessions, students fashion a pair of cotton dishcloths, adding a cozy sense of teamwork and enhanced high-five possibilities to routine kitchen chores. Supplies are not included and can be purchased at the establishment ($10–$12). The helpful hands at KNOTS also offer step-by-step guidance to knitters and crocheters of all skill levels during free Saturday morning workshops.
153 Main St.
Chardon, Ohio 44024