Unlike other sports such as bowling and basketball, knitting isn't guided by any rules and cheating is encouraged. Crush the yarning competition with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get two knitting or crocheting classes of your choice at Stitch Café in Valley Village (up to a $90 value).
Stitch Café knits together hundreds of varieties of yarn and classes against a friendly, encouraging backdrop. From needle-ignorant beginners to fair-isle experts, the schedule gives yarn people a chance to learn the secrets and tricks to creating custom knitted wearables and crocheted granny-square masterpieces. Flex your yarn muscles during basic knitting 1 (materials included), where fingers learn woolly fundamentals from in-store experts. Or, jump ahead to the purl stitch in basic knitting 2 to give bored needles a chance to try on a new project. Students can unravel crocheting mysteries in beginning crocheting, daintify collars with lace-making know-how in advanced knitting 1, or unlock cable stitch secrets in basic knitting 4.
The charming house that plays home to Stitch Café lures yarn enthusiasts inside with comfy couches, free parking, and rainbows of skeins lining the walls. A homey atmosphere pervades the crochet café, welcoming everyone into the world of stitchery and encouraging the creation of thoughtful presents, such as puppy sweaters or giant doilies. All students get 10% off yarn purchases in-store on class days.
Though Stitch Café sometimes features discounted pricing online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Part yarn store, part craft school, and part community gathering place, Stitch Café is a hub of activity for practitioners of the fiber arts. Every shelf is lined with a colorful array of yarns from makers such as Mountain Colors Yarns and Lantern Moon, as well as Stitch Café’s own line of hand-dyed yarns called Delicious Yarns. In the center of the shop, ornate tables and plush couches welcome knitters and crocheters to settle in, work on their latest projects, and trade tips such as ways to sneakily measure someone for a surprise sweater. The center also offers beginner and advanced courses that teach everything from basic technique to knit cables and fancy color work.