Classes - Winter 2024

From beginning knitting to expert technical help, we offer a wide range of classes.

Come learn from our friendly instructors!

 

 One-On-One Knitting Help

The Tea Cozy has an ongoing 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:  $20 per 30 minutes

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

 

Knitting Classes

This winter we are offering a variety of online classes from Beginning Knitting to beyond the basics, sweaters and socks. Our Zoom classes have been held successfully online for several years and feature two cameras for clear viewing. We hope you'll join us to learn something new!

You can learn more about the instructor, Laurel Garcia at www.mycasaazul.com and find answers to frequently asked questions.

 

 My First Hat

 (Online via Zoom)

 

Knit your first hat! In this class we’ll learn all the basics of knitting in the round: casting on, decreases, using double point needles plus binding off, weaving in ends and blocking. In two sessions you’ll have a chunky hat to keep you warm and the skills to make more.

Skills Needed: Basic knowledge of knit and purl stitches, plus casting on and binding off.

      Class Dates:  Thursdays, January 11 & 18 from 10 - 11:30 am.

          Location:  Online via Zoom

          Fee: $50

          See more details and sign up for class at My Casa Azul.

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

          My First Hat Kits are also available.

           

          My First Cowl

          (Online via Zoom)

           

          Learn to knit! (Or refresh your skills). In this class we’ll learn all the knitting basics: casting on, knitting, and purling, binding off plus seaming the finished garment. In three sessions you’ll have your very own chunky cowl and the skills to make more.

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

          Class dates:  Fridays, January 5, 12 & 19 from 1 - 2:30 pm 

          Location:  Online via Zoom

          Fee: $60

          See more details and sign up for class at My Casa Azul.

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

          My First Cowl Kits are also available.

           

           My First Raglan Sweater

          (Online via Zoom)

           

          My First Raglan Sweater by Jared Flood:  Let’s knit a sweater! Using this great basic pattern from Brooklyn Tweed, 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 & decreases with ways to track them, tips for knitting sleeves and more. You’ll finish this series with a beautiful sweater.

          Skills needed:  Solid knowledge of knit and purl stitches, knitting in the round plus casting on and binding off. Familiarity with increases is helpful.

          Class Dates:  Class: Tuesdays, January 30; February 6, 13 & 27; March 12 & 26 from 10 - 11:30 am.  Please note, class on February 6 is from 10 am - 12 pm.

          Location:  Online via Zoom

          Fee: $100

          See more details and sign up for class at My Casa Azul.

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

           

           First Shawl

           (Online via Zoom)

           

          Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West:  This is the perfect next step in your knitting journey. A wonderful first shawl for the beginner or more experienced knitter. You’ll be introduced to what gauge means, pattern reading and get lots of practice with the knit and purl stitch. In this class you’ll learn Make 1 Left & Right increase stitches, garter tab cast-on and I-cord bind off if you’re feeling brave. Plus learn how to fix common knitting mistakes. In 3 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. You’ll learn the rest in class!

                Class Dates:  Thursdays, February 15 & 29; March 14 from 10 - 11:30 am.

                  Location:  Online via Zoom

                    Fee: $70

                    See more details and sign up for class at My Casa Azul.

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

                     

                    Beyond the Basics

                     Sheep Camp Sweater

                     (Online via Zoom)

                     

                    Sheep Camp Sweater by Jennifer Berg:  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 color dominance, plus how to adjust the yoke to get a great fit.  Expand your knitting skills into the world of colorwork sweaters.

                    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 but not necessary. If you took the Colorwork Cowl class, this is a great next step.

                          Class Dates:  Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 24, 31; February 14 & 28 from 10 - 11:30 am. Please note that class on January 10 is from 10 am - 12 pm.

                            Location:  Online via Zoom

                              Fee: $115

                              See more details and sign up for class at My Casa Azul.

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

                               

                               Rye/Rye Light Socks

                               (Online via Zoom)

                               

                              Rye/Rye Light Socks by TinCanKnits:  Turn a heel with confidence and knit a pair of warm socks for winter. In this class you’ll knit a cuff-down sock while learning all the basics of sock knitting. 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. Choose from the original worsted weight version of the pattern or Rye Light, the fingering weight version. Both patterns provide sizes from baby to adult.

                              Skills needed:  Confidence with knit & purl stitches, increases & decrease stitches plus knitting in the round. Familiarity with short rows is helpful.

                                    Class Dates:  Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 25 & 31 from 6:30 - 8 pm.

                                      Location:  Online via Zoom

                                        Fee: $75

                                        See more details and sign up for class at My Casa Azul.

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