Balls of yarn, like lies, can snowball out of control, resulting in stories and scarves littered with holes. Get your fibers straight with today's Groupon to The Little Knittery in Atwater Village. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a beginners' knitting class (a $40 value).
- For $20, you get a beginners' crochet clinic (a $40 value).
The Little Knittery's experienced yarn tamers keep fingers flying with an assortment of fabulous fibers, necessary notions, and classes suitable for a range of abilities. Knitting newbies can learn basic knit and purl stitches, the continental cast-on, and general construction methods of wearable accessories in a laid-back environment. Meanwhile, a crochet clinic is perfect for crafters with sharp-object phobias and can turn chaining fools into nimble yarn ninjas who can crochet their own granny-square Rubik's Cubes.
Materials are not included in today's Groupon, but students are welcome to bring their own stash to class or stock up on The Little Knittery's selection of wooly wonders and tools. Groupon holders will receive a 15% discount off anything purchased during class time. Students are advised to arrive 15–30 minutes early, and both classes last two hours. Knit-and-purl classes are held Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the crochet clinic is held Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Once class is dismissed, knitters and crocheters are welcome to pop in the shop anytime to get advice on how to unravel project problems from a resident weaving wizard.
The Little Knittery
If you walk into The Little Knittery and its floors and tables are neat and tidy, don't worry. They won't be for long. The knitting shop is usually abuzz with a flurry of activity and scraps of material as student stitchers learn to purl, crochet, mold felt, or even spin their own yarn in a slate of weekly classes. A kaleidoscopic selection of yarns from Cascade Yarns, Berroco and Knit Collage line the walls, their neat piles often collapsing as customers grab a favorite style to start a knitted scarf, a crocheted coaster, or a likeness of their own hand, knitting as professional instructors offer tips and guidance. Project patterns developed by the shop's yarn-impassioned staffers, meanwhile, provide the basis for more advanced group or private lessons.