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Stitch Café - Valley Village

One Beginner Knitting or Crochet Class at Stitch Café (Up to 51% Off)

The Fine Print

  • Expires 90 days after purchase.
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 1 week in advance; only 1 reschedule is permitted. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Not valid in December. Valid only for beginning crochet or beginner knitting classes.

Questions and Answers 3 questions

Q:

I wouldn't mind taking classes during the daytime hours when my kids are in school. Is a class schedule available before I purchase the deal?

Tracey B.  asked on  Aug 17, 2013

A:

Yes, please click here to view a class schedule.

tony R.  from  Groupon  replied on  Aug 17, 2013

Q:

What is the difference between knitting and crochet? Can you make similar items with both techniques?

Nancy S.  asked on  Aug 14, 2013

A:

Crochet is an extremely versatile and popular technique for making a variety of fashion and home decor accessories. By combining basic crochet stitches and lighter weight or softer yarns, you create a delicate, drapable fabric; a thicker yarn produces a sturdy fabric. Beautiful textured and raised stitches are especially easy to make in crochet.

All you need to crochet is a continuous strand of yarn and a single hook. You start with a slip stitch and continue to make loops (called chains), creating a foundation row. Rows are built on this foundation. Crochet stitches are made with loops and wrapping yarn around the hook. The loops are drawn through the wrapped yarn to make the stitches.

You can crochet in rows, keeping your work flat, or you can join your stitches, creating a ring and work in the round.

One of the most recognized crochet patterns is the Granny Square motif. These colorful crocheted squares or circles are joined together to create afghans and vests.

Knitting has long been the favorite technique for sweater making because of the detailing and color patterning that is possible, and the supple, drapable fabric the stitches produce. The two basic stitches--knit and purl--can be worked alone or together and form the basis of dozens of designs as well as other stitches.

Knitting requires two needles and a continuous strand of yarn. You begin by making a slip knot on one needle and "casting on" the number of stitches you need for the project. (That's the term for creating the foundation row on one needle.) The basic stitches are created using both needles, wrapping the yarn over one needle and drawing the wrapped yarn through loops on the other needle.

Circular knitting needles--long, flexible needles with a point on each end--are growing in popularity because they eliminate seams and the need to continually turn your knitting at the end of a row.

I hope that helps!

Sammy T.  from  Groupon  replied on  Aug 14, 2013

Q:

Any age requirements? My 6 year old daughter would like to take a knitting class.

Erika J.  asked on  Aug 13, 2013

A:

Hi Erika! My usual answer to this question is...you need to know your child. I learned to knit around the age of 5, so she's not too young to learn. The big question usually has something to do with their attention span. The class is an hour long. If you think it's not too much for her, that's great! You should stay with her during the class in case she needs anything...you also would be hearing what we are teaching so you could help her along if she gets stuck when knitting at home. Hope this helps!

Marcy S.  from  Merchant  replied on  Aug 13, 2013

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