Classes

Under the current COVID restrictions, class groups are unable to meet in person. Instead, we offer several options below. 

Come learn from our friendly instructors!

 

 One-On-One Knitting Help

The Tea Cozy is holding a Knitting Help Desk. Barbara Ceiga, one of our knitting instructors and stitch sleuth, will help you get back on track. If the problem can’t be sorted out quickly over the phone, you and Barbara will make an appointment to meet either in person at The Tea Cozy or by video chat to solve it and get you back on track.

Fee:  $15 per 30 minutes

To schedule, contact Barbara directly at barbarajceiga@gmail.com and provide a contact phone number where she can reach you.

 

A Taste of Knitting: My First Cowl

(via Zoom)

Learn to knit or fresh your skills. In this class we’ll learn all the knitting basics: casting on, knitting and purling, binding off, plus seaming your finished garment. In three sessions you’ll have your very own chunky cowl, perfect for now!

Skills needed:  None! This class is for absolute beginners.

Class dates:

  • Sundays, January 16, 23 & 30 from 10 - 11:15 am

Fee:  $60

Materials: 

  • Pattern will be provided
  • 1 skein of bulky yarn (at least 115 yards); a lighter, solid color for this first project is best
  • US #13 straight wooden needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1 locking jumbo stitch marker
  • Optional materials: small measuring tape, needle point protectors and scissors

Homework: none

Students receive a 10% discount on yarn for this class purchased at The Tea Cozy.

Sign up at My Casa Azul You can learn more about the instructor, Laurel Garcia at www.mycasaazul.com.

 

 A Taste of Knitting: My First Hat in the Round

(Via Zoom)

 

Knit your first hat! In this class we'll learn to knit in the round while reviewing all the basics of knitting: casting on, knitting, purling, decreases, binding off and weaving in ends. In two sessions you'll have a chunky hat to keep you warm.

Skills Needed:

  • Basic knowledge of knit and purl stitches plus casting on and binding off

Class Dates:

  • Sundays December 5 & 12 from 10-11:15 am
          OR
  • Sundays February 6 & 13 from 10-11:15 am

Fee: $50

Materials:

  • Pattern will be provided
  • 1 skein of bulky yarn
  • US #13, 16" circular needle
  • US #13 double pointed needles
  • 6 - 8 jumbo locking stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Optional materials: small measuring tape, needle point protectors and scissors

Homework: None

Students receive a 10% discount on yarn for this class purchased at The Tea Cozy.

Sign up at My Casa Azul

 

 

A Taste of Knitting: My First Socks

(via Zoom)

 

Turn a heel with confidence and knit your own warm socks for winter. In this class you’ll knit a cuff-down sock while learning all the basics of sock knitting that fits your foot! Learn about sizing, turning a heel and the Kitchener stitch to close the toe. At the end of the series, you’ll have one knit sock and the skills to complete the pair.

Skills needed: Confident with knit & purl stitches, increases & decrease stitches plus knitting in the round. Familiarity with increases, decreases and Short Rows helpful.

Class dates:

  • Sundays, January 16, 23 & 30, February 6 from 1-2:30pm

Fee: $65

Materials:

  • Free Rye Sock pattern by Tin Can Knits available at Ravelry or at Tin Can Knits
  • 150 (175, 200, 250, 300, 350) yards worsted / aran weight yarn for Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S, M, L) sizes
  • US #3 / 3.25mm dpns (or circular for magic loop)
    US #5 / 3.75mm dpns (or circular for magic loop)
    (or as required to meet gauge)
  • Tapestry needle 
  • 3 locking stitch markers, 1 in a different color
  • Optional materials: small measuring tape, needle point protectors and scissors

Homework: None

We offer a 10% discount on yarn for this class purchased at The Tea Cozy.

To register, go to My Casa Azul. You can learn more about the instructor, Laurel Garcia, at www.mycasaazul.com

 

 

Rockfall Sweater by Tin Can Knits

(via Zoom)

 

Play with color and explore stranded colorwork while knitting this sweater that features a fun, geometric yoke. In this class you’ll learn colorwork knitting techniques, tips on choosing colors and about color dominance plus how to adjust the yoke to get a great fit. Choose from baby to adult women/men sized sweater and expand your knitting skills

Skills needed:

  • You have knit a garment or two and are confident with knit and purl stitches, knitting in the round plus casting on and binding off. Beginning experience with colorwork is helpful.

Class Dates: 

  • Class: Wednesdays, January 26, February 2 & 16, March 2 & 16 from 10-11:30am

Fee: $100

Materials: 

  • Rockfall Sweater pattern by Tin Can Knits available on Ravelry or at Tin Can Knits.
  • Worsted / aran weight yarn in the amount stated for your size in the pattern. You’ll need yarn in the Main Color (MC) and three Contrast Colors (CCs).
  • US #6 / 4mm & US #8 / 5mm
  • (or as required to meet gauge)
  • Newborn - 1-2 yrs: 16” circulars and DPNs in each size
  • 2-4 yrs - XS: 16” and 24” circulars, and DPNs in each size
  • S - XXL: 16” and 32” circulars, and DPNs in each size
  • 3XL - 6XL: 16”, 24” and 48” circulars, and DPNs in each size
  • Locking stitch markers, three different colors if possible
  • Crochet needle or stitch fixer
  • Needle point protectors
  • Waste yarn (yarn scrap in a contrasting color than your sweater yarn)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Homework: Knit a gauge swatch in the round in stockinette and stranded colorwork using larger needles. Instructions provided once you register for the class.

Students receive a 10% discount on yarn for this class purchased at The Tea Cozy.

To register, go to My Casa Azul. You can learn more about the instructor, Laurel Garcia, at www.mycasaazul.com

 

 

Meri Sweater by Jonna Hietala

(via Zoom)

Let’s knit a cozy, bulky sweater to keep you warm. This quick knit uses raglan construction and is worked top down in one piece using the garter stitch. In this class you learn sweater knitting basics that can apply to many future garment projects. A great first sweater or just a fun knit to practice your sweater knitting skills.

Skills needed:

  • Confident with knit and purl stitches, knitting in the round plus casting on and binding off. Familiarity with increases is helpful.

Class Dates: 

  • Class: Wednesdays, January 26, February 2 & 16, March 2 & 16 from 6:30-8pm

Fee: $100

Materials: 

  • Meri Sweater pattern by Jonna Hietala available on Ravelry
  • Super Bulky yarn in the amount stated for your size in the pattern.
  • US#15, 32”-40” circular needles or size needed to achieve gauge (we’ll go over this in our first class)
  • Shorter circular needles or double pointed needles in the same size as the sweater for sleeves and neck ribbing (unless you choose the magic loop technique)
  • Locking stitch markers, three different colors if possible
  • Crochet needle or stitch fixer
  • Needle point protectors
  • Waste yarn (yarn scrap in a contrasting color than your sweater yarn)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Homework: Knit a gauge swatch in the round. Instructions provided once you register for the class.

Students receive a 10% discount on yarn for this class purchased at The Tea Cozy.

To register, go to My Casa Azul. You can learn more about the instructor, Laurel Garcia, at www.mycasaazul.com

 

My First Shawl: The Interval Shawl

(Via Zoom)

 

 

The Interval Shawl by Brooklyn Tweed is the perfect next step in your knitting journey. A wonderful first shawl for the beginner knitter or the knitter picking up needles again after a break. You'll be introduced to what gauge means, pattern reading, practice the knit and purl stitch, learn the knit-front-and-back increase, and provisional cast-on. You'll also learn how to fix common knitting mistakes. In three sessions you'll have a gorgeous shawl to wear and lots of knitting confidence.

Skills Needed:

  • Basic knowledge of knit and purl stitches, plus casting on and binding off.

Class Dates: 

  • Sundays, March 6, 20 & April 3, 2022 from 10 - 11:15 am

Fee: $65

Materials:

  • Interval Shawl pattern by Jared Flood, available on Ravelry or from Brooklyn Tweed
  • 725/ 870/ 1015 yards of DK weight yarn, depending on what size you choose
  • US#7, 32" or longer circular needle
  • 3 locking stitch markers
  • Crochet hook, similar size to knitting needle
  • Waste yarn (yarn scrap in a contrasting color but similar weight as your shawl yarn)
  • Tapestry needle

Homework: none

Students receive a 10% discount on yarn for this class purchased at The Tea Cozy.

Sign up at My Casa Azul You can learn more about the instructor, Laurel Garcia, at www.mycasaazul.com.

 

 A Taste of Knitting:  First Raglan Sweater

(Via Zoom)

 

 

Let's knit a sweater! Using Brooklyn Tweed's pattern, My First Raglan Sweater, we'll learn all the important steps in knitting a top-down sweater that fits. In the first class we'll look at gauge, sizing and how to make basic pattern adjustments. From there, we'll break down each technique step by step to learn German Short Rows, increases and decreases with ways to track them, tips for knitting sleeves and more. You'll finish this series with a beautiful sweater.

Skills Needed:

  • Basic knowledge of knit and purl stitches, knitting in the round, plus casting on and binding off. Familiarity with increases is helpful.

Class Dates:

  • Sundays April 17 & 24, May 8 & 22, June 5 & 19 from 10 - 11:30 am

Fee:  $100

Materials:

  • First Raglan Sweater pattern by Jared Flood, available on Ravelry or from Brooklyn Tweed.
  • Worsted weight yarn in the amount stated for your size in the pattern.
  • US #7, 16" & 32" circular needles or sized needed to achieve gauge (we'll go over this in our first class).
  • US #5, 16" circular needle
  • US #5 double pointed needles or US #5, 32" or 40" circular needles if you prefer to use the magic loop method for the sleeves. If you knit size 1 or 2, you'll also need US #7 double pointed needles if that is your preferred method to knit sleeves.
  • Locking stitch markers, three different colors if possible
  • Crochet hook or stitch fixer
  • Needle point protectors
  • Waste yarn (yarn scrap in a contrasting color than your sweater yarn)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Homework:  Knit a gauge swatch in the round. Instructions provided when you register for the class.

Students receive a 10% discount on yarn for this class purchased at The Tea Cozy.

Sign up at My Casa Azul You can learn more about the instructor, Laurel Garcia, at www.mycasaazul.com.

 

 

 A Taste of Knitting:  My First Colorwork

(Via Zoom)

Build on your knitting skills and learn how to do stranded colorwork! The First Colorwork Cowl is a great intro to colorwork with easy to knit stranded motifs using only two colors at a time. Learn tips and techniques to make your first time knitting colorwork a success.

Skills needed:

  • Basic knowledge of knit and purl stitches, increases, knitting in the round plus casting on and binding off.

Class Dates:

Wednesdays, December 1, 8, & 15 from 10 - 11:15 am

 Fee: $65

 Materials:

  • First Colorwork Cowl pattern by Jared Flood available on Ravelry or at Brooklyn Tweed
  • 160 yards of Color 1 (Dark)
  • 34 yards of Color 2 (Medium)
  • 59 yards of Color 3 (Light)
  • US #8, 24” circular needles 
  • US #5, 16” circular needles
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Washi tape or small post-it notes
  • Optional materials: small measuring tape, needle point protectors and scissors

Homework:  Cast on, work ribbing and knit through Increase Round 1.

Students receive a 10% discount on yarn for this class purchased at The Tea Cozy.

Sign up at My Casa Azul You can learn more about the instructor, Laurel Garcia, at www.mycasaazul.com.