Knitters are the best kind of people to have along on a deserted island: they can knit up a protective hut, ensure you remain well-clothed, and add decorative patches to your submarine's busted underbelly. Knit a lasting friendship with this Groupon.
$25 for One Learn to Knit Class and One Knitting Project Help Session ($50 Value)
Beginners in groups of up to 10 spend three hours under the expert instruction of Tempe Yarn & Fiber's teachers during Learn to Knit classes. Instructors coach pupils through each yarn pull as they learn to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off before mastering garter and stockinette patterns with their own circular needles and yarn. Once they've mastered the basics, Knitting Project Help sessions provide students with the opportunity to learn advanced skills and tackle unfamiliar designs while they work on their own projects for 90 minutes in the studio. Supplies are not included but can be purchased from the shop. See the full schedule of classes.
Arizona Yarn & Fiber
The artisans at Arizona Yarn & Fiber cultivate a pair of educational atmospheres where creativity flourishes amid inventories of yarns, fibers, and equipment. Largely stocked by local suppliers, the two studios house classrooms where pupils learn to knit, crochet, spin, weave, and dye fibers. Instructors well versed in the fiber arts bring in classes that teach skills such as beginning knitting, gradually progressing to more complicated maneuvers such as patching up a hot air balloon in motion. Teachers also allow students to set their own pace during project-help sessions, offering pointers as needed.