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 deal: for $15, crafters get one knitting or crocheting class at Twist, located downtown (up to a $40 value). Choose between Knitting 101 or 102 or Crochet 101 or 102. Groupon customers will also get $10 in credit to use toward supplies at the Twist store or toward future classes.
Twist is a hip, crafty haven where needlers of all spools of life can gather to learn, shop, and talk shop. Today's deal will secure one stitching starter a spot in a beginner or intermediate knitting or crocheting class. Start-from-scratchers can enroll in the two-session Knitting 101 (a $40 value) or the one-session Crochet 101 (a $30 value), which teach the necessary skills to start stitching and reward participants with a hook or needles, yarn, and book for their efforts. More-knowledgeable knitters can enroll in Knitting 102 (a $40 value), where they'll spend two sessions learning to read patterns and knit in the round, filling their heads with stitch smarts and topping their noggins with a handmade hat to keep the knowledge in there. Crochet 102 (a $25 value) is a one-session class in which hook wielders will learn to read patterns and charts. Check the class schedule for class dates and times and additional details such as required materials. Call at least one week in advance to schedule your class.
Learning to manipulate string has long been a requisite for aspiring fishermen and booby trappers alike. With the $10 gift card, you can get your mitts on knitting supplies from the Twist store such as yarn ($3–$50 per skein), knitting needles ($4–$25), crochet hooks ($3–$20), and piñata sticks in case your knitting career goes south. Check out the events schedule, which is sprinkled with free events, such as stitch-n-bitch and movie night.
Twist received a five-star average from Knitmappers. Here's what they said:
Don’t worry if, while attending a movie night at Twist, you begin to hear a steady clicking sound—nothing is wrong with the craft shop’s projector. The movie owes its inadvertent soundtrack to the needles that click together as guests busily knit and crochet scarves, mittens, and blankets. At social events such as Saturday’s Movie Night, as well as at introductory classes held throughout the week, Twist’s staff members foster an informal environment in which they help guests hone their clothes-making skills. They stock their cubbies with polychromatic yarns and other supplies and keep the shop open for crafters in need of a nonjudgmental place to knit tube socks for their kitchen table’s legs.