Knitting circles were once a popular place to exchange rumors about the handsomest firemen, which of the neighboring towns’ mayors were secretly left-handed, and the fate of the Crumb brothers. Get your finger on the pulse and some yarn with today’s Groupon to True Blewe Yarns & More. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get a knitting package for one (a $42 total value), which includes:
- A two-hour beginners’ knitting class (a $20 value)
- Needles (a $7 value)
Yarn (a $15 value)<p>
- For $35, you get a knitting package for two (an $84 total value), which includes:
- A two-hour beginners’ knitting class (a $20 value each)
- Needles (a $14 value)
Yarn (a $30 value)<p>
- For $24, you get a knitting package for one (a $50 total value), which includes:
- A one-hour Beyond Beginners knitting class (a $10 value)
$40 worth of any additional classes or materials<p>
- For $43, you get a knitting package for two (a $100 total value), which includes:
- A one-hour Beyond Beginners knitting class (a $20 value)
$80 worth of any additional classes or materials<p>
- For $25, you get $50 worth of supplies and hand-knitted crafts.<p>
Beginners knitting classes may be divided into two one-hour sessions, if requested.
True Blewe Yarns & More showcases locally produced and fair-trade fibers and yarns, and a staff of seasoned knitters brings more than 50 years of combined experience to class tables. During the beginners’ knitting class, Bex Oliger leads small groups of students in handcrafting soft scarves that can warm bare necks or misplaced cacti. Knitters who already have several purl stitches under their hand-braided belts can opt for Beyond Beginners sessions to further explore intermediate pattern reading and techniques. Beyond Beginners students can choose to take additional classes, or select from the store’s variety of supplies and products, which includes Knit Picks Harmony wood needles ($6–$15) and sock yarn ($4–$25) that keeps toes warm or yields more fashion-forward hand puppets.
Alternatively, guests can peruse True Blewe’s locally hand-knit hats or scarves ($10–$50) along with crocheting, weaving, and dyeing supplies such as Brown Sheep Company’s domestic, moth-proofed wool yarn ($7.20/100 g skein) or old-fashioned metal potholder looms ($9.50). Knitters of all skill levels turn out for social gatherings including Friday-night happy hours and Sunday get-togethers where visitors lounge in cushy armchairs and swap gossip about knitting celebrities.