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Open Wine Tasting

at Downers Grove Wine Shop - Downers Grove 1202 75th St, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516

We generally pour six wines, and serve a few delicious light appetizers that pair with the wines.  We talk about the wines, what is unique about them, what type of food they go best with and other interesting fun facts.  Tastings are a great way to spend an evening. Come join us for some "wine fun."

Friday Jun 21st, 4pm - 7pm

Intro to Cabling

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Has the fear of cabling left your knitting a little flat? Add some texture and fun to your knits by learning how simple cabling can be.  Skills taught: basic right and left-slanting cabling with cable needle.  Pre-requisite: Knitting 201 or equivalent.  Note:  small pre-class homework is assigned

Saturday Jun 22nd, 12pm - 1pm

Beginning Crochet Dishcloth

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Learn how to crochet with the traditional first project - the dishcloth. Actually, if you prefer, make it a washcloth or scarf, but regardless, the skills you learn will serve you well in any future crochet endeavor.  Skills taught: Chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, fastening off. 

Tuesday Jul 2nd, 5:30pm - 7pm

Cabling without a Cable Needle

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

If you're intimidated by a project because of the overwhelming number of cable stitches across a row, this is the method for you. We will do away with that pesky cable needle and fly through our cables in half the time making a fashionable buttoned neck warmer in the process.  Skills taught: Cabling without a cable needle.  Pre-requisite:...

Saturday Jun 29th, 1pm - 2pm

Knit in the Round

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

So many knitting projects are knit circularly.  In this class we will introduce you to knitting small circumferences in the round on double-pointed needles.  The project is a functional and fun set of fingerless gauntlet gloves. Pre-requisite: K201 or its equivalent

Saturday Jul 6th, 2pm - 3:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$34

2 sessions

Beginning Knitting: Knit a Scarf

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Learn the basics of cast-on, knit, and bind-off in this beginner class. For this class, we will work on a seasonally appropriate purse or scarf that will teach you all the basics.  No previous experience is necessary 

Wednesday Jul 3rd, 12:30pm - 2pm

  (2 sessions)
$38

2 sessions

Crochet 201

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Take your crochet skills to the next level by mastering some new stitches, in a beautiful shawl or cowl pattern.   Pre-requisite:  Beginning Crochet or equivalent. 

Sunday Jul 7th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Speed Knitting

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Knitting is a Zen-like activity suited to the tranquil personality with loads of time on their hands. You've got to be kidding! Sure, we might use knitting to calm our nerves, but let's get real, we all want to get on to the next project in the queue. So if you're an American-style knitter (thrower), we'll show you how to knit Continental (picker)...

Saturday Jul 6th, 11am - 12pm

Knit a Hat

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Because circular knitting is so popular, we offer this additional class on the topic where we will explore other methods besides double-pointed needle usage (short circular needle, two circular needles, magic loop method). The project is a unisex hat in chunky weight yarn that can be customized with an optional pom pom if desired. Pre-requisite:...

Thursday Jul 11th, 6pm - 7pm

  (2 sessions)
$30

2 sessions

Kids Beginning Crochet

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Like knitting, crochet is a wonderful lifetime skill to possess and its not as hard as you may think. Whether you're building on what you've learned from a relative or have never picked up a hook, we can teach you how to construct a foundation chain and complete the most common crochet stitches in this one-session class.  No previous experience...

Saturday Jul 13th, 11am - 12:30pm

Tips & Tricks

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

There are certain basic, and not so basic, techniques that impart finesse to your hand knits, including seaming, picking up stitches, joining yarn, weaving ends, fixing mistakes and so much more. In this class we'll cover these topics a couple at a time, on a rotating basis.  Pre-requisite: K201 or equivalent.

Sunday Jun 30th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Cast On Conundrum

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Rumor has it that there are over 50 different cast-on methods! We'll cover a few of our favorites and the meritsof each. This is an invaluable class that will change the way you start every new  project. 

Tuesday Jul 16th, 12pm - 1pm

Brioche Intro (BRI1)

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Learn the basic brioche stitches (BRK and BRP) and some tips and tricks for creating beautiful 2-color reversible brioche knit items.  We will be making a hat in this class.  Note: there is a pre-class homework assignment.  Pre-requisite: K201 or equivalent and some familiarity with knitting in the round.

Tuesday Jul 16th, 6pm - 7pm

Knitting 201-The Next Step (K201)

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Knitting 201: The Next Step (K201) - Knit a Shawl  Learn purling, increasing, decreasing, and pattern reading as you discover how to discern the difference between garter stitch and stockinette stitch. The project is a lovely triangular fringed shawl or scarf. Pre-requisite: BKA or its equivalent

Saturday Jul 13th, 1pm - 2:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$38

2 sessions

Brioche Next Steps (BRI2)

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

With the popularity of Brioche knitting, we offer this next level class. Learn to read a chart, make slanting increases and decreases in this two-color Brioche cowl.  Pre-requisite: K201 and some familiarity with basic Brioche stitches helpful.

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 6pm - 7pm

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