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! Refresh 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, September 12, 19 & 26, from 1:00 to 2:15 pm

      OR

  • Wednesdays, November 3, 10 & 17 from 10:00 to 11:15 am

Fee:  $60

Materials: 

  • Pattern will be provided
  • 1 skein of bulky yarn; 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.

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 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:

  • Wednesdays, September 22 and 29 from 10 - 11:15 am

      OR

  • Sundays, December 5 and 12 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.

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 My First Cables: First Cables Hat

(Via Zoom)

 

Take a leap and learn to cable! The First Cables hat is a perfect way to learn the basics of cable knitting. Choose from a beanie or double-brimmed watchcap and in two sessions you'll learn to cable with and without a cable needle, basic shaping increase and decrease techniques plus how to read a chart.

Skills Needed:

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

Class Dates:

  • Wednesdays, October 6 and 19 from 10 - 11:15 am

Fee: $55

Materials:

  • First Cables Hat pattern by Jared Flood, available on Ravelry or from Brooklyn Tweed
  • 150 / 230 yards of DK weight yarn for Beanie / Watchcap
  • US #6, 16" circular needle
  • US #4, 16" circular needle
  • US #6 double pointed needles
  • 4 locking stitch markers, one unique from the others
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Optional materials: small measuring tape, needle point protectors and scissors

Homework:

Work pattern up to Increase Round after completing ribbed brim.

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

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My First Shawl: The Interval Shawl

(Via Zoom)

 

 

The Interval Shawl is the perfect next step in your knitting journey. A wonderful first shawl for the new knitter and a great way to continue to grow the skills you learned in My First Cowl or My First Hat in the Round classes. You'll be introduced to what gauge means and pattern reading; practice the knit and purl stitch, the knit-front-and-back increase, plus learn how to do a provisional cast-on. In 3 sessions, you'll have a cozy, stylish shawl to wear, and the skills to knit more.

Skills Needed:

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

Class Dates: 

  • Sundays, October 17 & 31, November 14 from 1 - 2:15 pm

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.

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A Taste of Knitting:  First Raglan Sweater

(Via Zoom)

 

 

Ready to tackle your first knit sweater? In this class we'll knit a sweater step by step from gauge swatch, sizing, and reading a pattern, to magic loop, picking up stitches and finishing techniques. In our first class, we'll talk about gauge and sizing, and then we'll cast on at our second class. At the end of this course, you'll have your first knit 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, September 12 & 19, October 3, 17 & 31, November 14 from 10 - 11:15 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

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

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 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.

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