Instructor: Helen Sharp teaches all Machine Knitting Classes • View Shopping Cart

 

Class Overview: 

    • All of these classes are very personal and hands-on with a maximum of six students.
    • Most classes run for two full days and are scheduled from 9:00am – 4:00pm each day with an hour lunch break from ~12pm-1pm.
    • Please feel free to call regarding any questions about classes, or if you would prefer to book offline – 206.353.1337
    • The studio has a variety of standard gauge and bulky knitting machines. No need to bring your own machine to class, but you can if you want to – please let us know if you are planning to, so we can have a space ready – 206.353.1337

Classes Offered: Beginner Intensive, Patterning Intensive, Ribber Intensive, Garment Intensive, Cabling Intensive, Working with Color, Machine Knitting Technology, Visual Mending, Hand-Manipulated Stitches, Machine Knitting Workshop Series


Beginner Intensive Class  Cost: $350 for 2-day class.  Includes all materials and use of school machinery

 

In this class you will learn all the basic techniques required to use the main bed of the knitting machine, including cast-on and cast-off, striping, increasing and decreasing. Trouble shooting techniques such as unraveling and picking up dropped stitches, are taught along with short-rowing and re-hung stitches. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on their knowledge.

 

Class Schedule: Use Sign Up links below to reserve your space and pay for class or call/email 206.353.1337 info@theknittingschool.com

  • Saturday March 31st & Sunday April 1st, 2018 • Complete
  • Friday May 18th & Saturday May 19th, 2018 • Complete
  • Saturday June 23rd & Sunday June 24th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Friday July 6th & Saturday July 7th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Friday September 7th & Saturday September 8th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Friday October 12th & Saturday October 13th, 2018 • Sign Up Here

Patterning Intensive Class  Cost: $350 for 2-day class.  Includes all materials and use of school machinery

 

This class covers all the patterning techniques, including fair-isle, tuck, slip/miss stitch, lace (pointelle), weave, plating and intarsia. This course is appropriate for machine knitters with basic experience.

 

Class Schedule: Use Sign Up links below to reserve your space and pay for class or call/email 206.353.1337 info@theknittingschool.com

  • Monday April 2nd & Tuesday April 3rd, 2018 • Complete
  • Sunday May 20th & Monday May 21st, 2018 • Complete
  • Tuesday July 10th & Wednesday July 11th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Tuesday September 11th & Wednesday September 12th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Tuesday October 16th & Wednesday October 17th, 2018 • Sign Up Here

Ribber Intensive Class  Cost: $350 for 2-day class.  Includes all materials and use of school machinery

 

This class introduces you to the ribber bed and expands your repertoire of stitches. It is suitable for those who are already familiar with all main bed techniques. You will learn ribber cast-on and cast-off, shaping, ribs structures, basic cables, plating, jacquard and racking.

 

Class Schedule: Use Sign Up links below to reserve your space and pay for class or call/email 206.353.1337 info@theknittingschool.com

  • Wednesday January 24th & Thursday January 25th, 2018 • Complete
  • Thursday April 5th & Friday April 6th, 2018 • Complete
  • Wednesday May 23rd & Thursday May 24th, 2018 • Complete
  • Friday July 13th & Saturday July 14th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Friday September 14th & Saturday September 15th , 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Friday October 19th & Saturday October 20th , 2018 • Sign Up Here

Garment Intensive Class  Cost: $350 for 2-day class.  Includes all materials and use of school machinery

 

This class allows students to further cement their skills on the knitting machine.  All elements of translating an idea to a finished garment will be covered. Students will learn how to make and wet finish an accurate tension swatch, then using simple math and the Magic Formula, calculate a pattern. Working from body measurements or a garment, you can create original patterns to your own specifications. Learn how different rib starts affect the fit, learn how to calculate dimensions and shaping and how different fashioning methods affect the appearance of the garment. Learn finishing techniques including the linker. Please note – this is a new class. No garment will be made in class, but mock-ups of tension swatches, necklines, fashioning, trims will be made as appropriate to design and time.

 

Class Schedule: Use Sign Up links below to reserve your space and pay for class or call/email 206.353.1337 info@theknittingschool.com

  • Saturday April 7th & Sunday April 8th, 2018 • Complete
  • Friday May 25th & Saturday May 26th, 2018 • Complete
  • Sunday July 15th & Monday July 16th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Sunday September 16th & Monday September 17th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Sunday October 21st & Monday October 22nd, 2018 • Sign Up Here

Cabling Intensive Class  Cost: $350 for 2-day class.  Includes all materials and use of school machinery

 

We’ll start with a simple 2 over 2 cable and take it from there. Students can work at their own pace and get as complicated as they like. Direction and encouragement will be given for larger more complex cables including traveling stitches and main bed to ribber transfers. By the end of the course not only will you have accumulated a small cable library, you will be comfortable with using the transfer tools, cabling and maybe even designing your own cables! Knowledge of main bed and ribber essential.

 

Class Schedule: Use Sign Up links below to reserve your space and pay for class or call/email 206.353.1337 info@theknittingschool.com

  • Tuesday January 30th & Wednesday January 31st, 2018 • Complete
  • Wednesday April 11th & Thursday April 12th, 2018 • Complete
  • Tuesday May 29th  & Wednesday May 30th, 2018 • Complete
  • Friday July 20th & Saturday July 21st, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Friday September 21st & Saturday September 22nd, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Friday October 26th & Saturday October 27th, 2018 • Sign Up Here

Working with Color  Cost: $350 for 2-day class.  Includes all materials and use of school machinery

 

In this fun and creative 2-day class you will learn how to:

  • Build a balanced color palette using a large library of colors
  • Brainstorm stripe layouts
  • Develop simple and complex fair-isle patterns based on both traditional and non-traditional jacquard patterns
  • Put fair-isles into repeat and punch out a punch card

You will go home with a sketch book crammed with stripes and fair-isle swatches and the confidence and tools to develop your own color-work.

 

Class Schedule: Use Sign Up links below to reserve your space and pay for class or call/email 206.353.1337 info@theknittingschool.com

  • Sunday January 28th & Monday January 29th, 2018 (after all-four-classes-together) • Complete
  • Monday April 9 & Tuesday April  10, 2018 (after all-four-classes-together) • Complete
  • Sunday May 27th & Monday May 28th, 2018 (after all-four-classes-together) • Complete
  • Wednesday July 18th & Thursday July 19th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Wednesday September 19th & Thursday September 20th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Wednesday October 24th & Thursday October 25th, 2018 • Sign Up Here

Machine Knitting Technology  Cost: $750 per person* or $3450 for a group of six**

This 2-day course is tailored for professionals wanting to know more about working with knitted fabrics.  It presents students with the basic principles of weft knit construction. Lectures and lab work will allow the student to develop skills in identifying different knit structures, understand sweater garment construction and learn industry standard communication practices. Students will build a book during class which will go home with them. Call/email 206.353.1337 info@theknittingschool.com to set up this class.

 

Class Schedule: 

  • Saturday May 5th & Sunday May 6th, 2018 • Complete
  • Saturday September 29th & Sunday September 30th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Please Contact Us by email or phone to make additional class schedule arrangements.

* $750 price is based on a class with at least two students

** This class could be brought to you


Visual Mending Cost: $175 for 1-day class. Includes all mending materials and use of school machinery

After many requests from former students and friends, I am introducing this new one-day class. I will provide instruction for 3 different types of visible mending – darning, needle punching and boro patching. Bring your moth-holed sweaters and socks and give them a new life! Materials provided for darning, felting and patching.

 

Class Schedule: Use Sign Up links below to reserve your space and pay for class or call/email 206.353.1337 info@theknittingschool.com

  • Saturday March 10th, 2018 • Complete
  • Saturday April 21st, 2018 • Complete
  • Saturday June 9th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Saturday September 1st, 2018 • Sign Up Here

Hand-Manipulated Stitches Cost: $350 for 2-day class.  Includes all materials and use of school machinery

In this informative 2-day class you will learn how to:

  • Create unusual, original fabrics using transfer tools and the garter bar.
  • Improve your machine knitting skills and repertoire. Techniques covered:
    • Re-hung Stitches
    • Deflected Stitches
    • Dropped Stitches
    • Wraps and fringing
    • Basic Garter Bar

Class Schedule: Use Sign Up links below to reserve your space and pay for class or call/email 206.353.1337 info@theknittingschool.com

  • Sunday July 8th, 2018 & Monday July 9th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Sunday September 9th, 2018 & Monday September 10th, 2018 • Sign Up Here
  • Sunday October 14th, 2018 & Monday October 15th, 2018 • Sign Up Here

Machine Knitting Workshop Series Cost: $350 for each 2-day class.  Includes all materials and use of school machinery

  • May Workshop offers Four Classes Together: Beginner, Patterning, Ribber, Garment Intensive
  • July & September Workshops offer Five Classes Together: Beginner, Hand Manipulated Stitches, Patterning, Ribber, Garment Intensive
  • All machine knitting classes are being offered back to back. Go from a complete beginner to calculating your first garment in less than two weeks. All days 9:00am – 4:00pm.
  • Add optional extra courses depending on class schedule and space availability: Working with Color, Cabling Intensive – Extra 2-day classes $350 each

Workshop Class Schedule: Use Sign Up links below to reserve your space and pay for each series of classes or call/email 206.353.1337 info@theknittingschool.com

 

Friday May 18th – Saturday May 26th, 2018 – Complete

Cost: $350 for each 2-day class – First 4 classes can be bundled for $1400.

  • May 18th & 19th, 2018 – Beginner
  • May 20th & 21st, 2018 – Patterning
  • May 22nd, 2018 – No Class
  • May 23rd & 24th, 2018 – Ribber
  • May 25th & 26th, 2018 – Garment
  • (Optional) May 27th & 28th, 2018 – Working with Color – Additional $350
  • (Optional) May 29th & 30th, 2018 – Cable Intensive – Additional $350

Friday July 6th – Monday July 16th, 2018 – Sign Up Here

Cost: $350 for each 2-day class – First 5 classes can be bundled for $1750.

  • July 6th & 7th, 2018 – Beginner
  • July 8th & 9th, 2018 – Hand Manipulated Stitches
  • July 10th & 11th, 2018 – Patterning
  • July 12th, 2018 – No Class
  • July 13th & 14th, 2018 – Ribber
  • July 15th & 16th, 2018 – Garment
  • July 17th, 2018 – No Class
  • (Optional) July 18th & 19th, 2018 – Working with Color – Additional $350
  • (Optional) July 20th & 21st, 2018 – Cable Intensive – Additional $350

Friday September 7th – Monday September 17th, 2018 – Sign Up Here

Cost: $350 for each 2-day class – First 5 classes can be bundled for $1750.

  • September 7th & 8th, 2018 – Beginner
  • September 9th & 10th, 2018 – Hand Manipulated Stitches
  • September 11th & 12th, 2018 – Patterning
  • September 13th, 2018 – No Class
  • September 14th & 15th, 2018 – Ribber
  • September 16th & 17th, 2018 – Garment
  • September 18th, 2018 – No Class
  • (Optional) September 19th & 20th, 2018 – Working with Color – Additional $350
  • (Optional) September 21st & 22nd, 2018 – Cable Intensive – Additional $350

One-on-one Personal Knitting Machine Training – $120/hour
Personalized instruction or help for individual projects.  Please contact us to discuss your goals and make arrangements.