Knitting was invented to turn the tumbling balls of yarn that littered the badlands habitat of early man into a soft, warm blanket for man’s first pet rock. Create something cozy with today’s Groupon to The Little Knittery. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a two-hour beginners’ Knit & Purl class (a $40 value).
- For $20, you get a two-hour beginners’ Crochet Clinic (a $40 value).</p>
Knit & Purl meets on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., while Crochet Clinic meets on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Little Knittery’s seasoned instructors guide fiber lovers through the world of yarn craft with a wide inventory by brands such as Malabrigo, Noro, and Cascade and an aesthetic attuned to current fashions. The Knit & Purl class shares its eponymous skills in a two-hour session that leads novices through basic techniques, including the continental method of casting on and the rock-star method of using needles as drum sticks. Pupils mimic gurus during Crochet Clinic, as they wield a petite hook to acquire vital techniques and stitches. After each class, brains and fingers hold the basic tools to begin a life of churning out their own stylish scarves, headbands, and powdered wig cozies. Classes stay small––from 6 to 10 students––to ensure individual assistance when necessary.
Though students must provide their own materials, Groupon holders enjoy 15% off anything purchased on the day of class. The Knit & Purl course requests 100–300 yards of aran-weight yarn, size 8–10.5 needles, and point protectors. Crochet Clinic requires the same amount of yarn, a size G, H, or I hook, and the ability to spin string into gold. The Little Knittery’s fiber mavens recommend non-fuzzy and non-black yarn for each class for ease of analyzing their techniques.
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.
3195 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90039