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.

 

 

 Summer Knit Togethers

(via Zoom)

 

Let's gather online and knit together this summer, and keep your knitting momentum going.

All knitters welcome!

  • Once a month on Monday evenings and/or Tuesday afternoons
  • Finish a project from a My Casa Azul class or cast on something new
  • Get help and tips for your WIPS (works in progress)
  • Join other knitters for ideas and inspiration

Class dates:

Mondays, June 27, July 25 & August 22 at 7 - 8:30 pm

Tuesdays, June 28, July 26 & August 23 at 2 - 3:30 pm

Fee:  $15 (for all three afternoon or all three evening sessions)

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 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, March 20, 27 & April 3 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

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, April 17 & 24 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

    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 You can learn more about the instructor, Laurel Garcia, at www.mycasaazul.com.

     

    Novice Cardigan (Chunky Ed.) by PetiteKnit

    (via Zoom)

    Springtime and cardigans go hand in hand. Knit from the top down, this simple knit utilizes easy techniques to produce a stunning sweater.  We’ll begin with yarn selection and knitting a gauge swatch. We’ll then go through each step while learning tips to customize the pattern for a great fit. Whether this is your first cardigan or one of many, it’ll be a great addition to your closet.

     Skills needed:

    • Firm knowledge of knit and purl stitches, knitting flat plus casting on and binding off stitches. Familiarity with increases is helpful but not necessary.

     Class Dates: 

    • Class: Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. April 6, 20, May 4, 18, June 1 & 15.

    Fee: $100

     Materials: 

    • Novice Cardigan (Chunky Edition) pattern by Petite Knit available on Ravelry
    • See pattern for yarn suggestions.
    • US# 10.75, 32” or 40” circular needles or size needed to achieve gauge
    • US# 10.75, 16” circular needles or double point needles for sleeves if not using magic loop technique
    • US# 10, 32” or 40” circular needles
    • US# 10, 16” circular needles
    • US# 10 double point needles for cuff if not using magic loop technique
    • Locking stitch markers
    • 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. More information will be emailed to registered students prior to start of 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:  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.

     

     Wilson Top by Allyson Dykhuizen

    (via Zoom)

     

    This perfect for summer tee is knit from the top down using eyelet increases for the yoke and an easy to memorize all over mock garter stitch pattern. In this class we’ll learn how to swatch with cotton or linen yarns (or wool if you choose), utilize a lifeline and how to customize the yoke for a great fit. This tee is a fun and quick knit for new and seasoned garment knitters. Imagine how warm it will be when we wear our summer Wilson Tops!

     Skills needed:

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

     Class Dates: 

    • Class: Sundays 1-2:30pm. May 8 & 22, June 5 & 19.

    Fee: $85

     Materials: 

    • Wilson Top pattern by Allyson Dykhuizen. Pattern included in class and will be emailed to students before class begins.
    • 925 yards (or more if you want to add length) of Sport or DK weight yarn; see pattern for yarn suggestion.
    • US# 6, 24” circular needles or size needed to achieve gauge or desired fabric
    • US# 4, 16” circular needles or two sizes smaller than main needle
    • Locking stitch markers
    • Crochet needle or stitch fixer
    • Waste yarn (yarn scrap in a contrasting color)
    • Tapestry needle
    • Needle point protectors
    • Measuring tape
    • Scissors

     Homework:

    • Knit a gauge swatch. More information will be emailed to registered students prior to start of 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.