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Intro to Knitting

Experience the joy and satisfaction of learning a new skill with our Intro to Knitting course at the Discovery Center. This beginner-friendly class offers hands-on learning, visual aids, and personalized assistance to help you master the art of knitting. Walk away with a finished project and a newfound passion for this timeless craft.

  • Beginner
  • 16 and older
  • $39
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  • 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
  • 2 hours

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this beginner knitting class:

For absolute beginners who have no prior knowledge of knitting but want to learn the art of knitting.

Class will include proper nomenclature (terminology), hands on learning, visual aids, 1 on 1 assistance, and a Q&A session throughout the class.

Students will leave with their knitting project, having learned the two basic stitches of knitting, how to start and end your knitting project, an introduction to pattern reading, and the warm sense of accomplishment you get from learning a new skill.

Note: $25 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class.

Refund Policy

Registration Fee:

  • A non-refundable registration fee of $15.00 is charged per person each time a student registers for classes.

Class Credit Vouchers:

  • If you are forced to withdraw before the first class date, you must notify us at least 5 working days prior to the first class meeting, please contact us at [email protected] during regular business hours. Failure to do so will cancel any transaction.
  • Vouchers are issued only for amount of the class fee (less the non-refundable $15 reg. fee). The credit voucher is valid for nine months and must be used before the expiration date. After that it will no longer be valid.
  • The voucher is not redeemable for cash or goods and the original must be presented in person or by mail. (Photo copies are not valid.)
  • Important:
    • There are no class credit vouchers, transfers, refunds issued for one-session classes after the class meeting.
    • No refunds will be issued for classes which are postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Class Transfers:

  • If you wish to transfer to another class or section within a class AFTER you have registered, you must notify us at least 5 working days prior to the first class meeting, please contact us at [email protected] during regular business hours.
  • Additional fees apply. A $15 transfer fee will be charged per person and it must be paid prior to starting the new class.

Schedule Changes:

  • The school reserves the right to change course locations, schedules and instructors when necessary.
  • Rain dates will be scheduled for outdoor classes postponed due to inclement weather conditions.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

Course Cancellations:

  • Those classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled prior to their starting date. Whenever possible, students will be notified.

Refund Policy:

  • No refunds will be given unless a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Refunds will not be issued under any other circumstances. Allow 2-3 weeks.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Discovery Center (283)

(4.3-star rating across 283 reviews)
  • Intro to Knitting

    Reviewed by Janice M. on 6/12/2022
    It was great! But it needed to be longer. Lol Just a tad.
  • Intro to Knitting

    Reviewed by Victoria H. on 3/28/2022
    Instruction was great, loved the hands on technique, and was right on pace with my learning. I was knitting in no time, even went home and knitted for another few hours.
  • Intro to Knitting

    Reviewed by Jane M. on 11/14/2022
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students had a positive experience in the Intro to Knitting class. After the class, students were able to start knitting right away and even continued practicing for several hours at home. This shows that the class imparted not only a love of knitting but the skills necessary to begin. Quote: 1. "I was knitting in no time, even went home and knitted for another few hours."

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