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Discover the joy of knitting and unleash your creativity with a wide range of classes in San Francisco. Learn the art of knitting and create beautiful handmade garments while gaining relaxation, stress relief, and a new hobby.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in San Francisco have spots left, but 2 classes live online are available.

Chunky Knit Blanket

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Learn the art of creating your own cozy and stylish blanket using a no-needles knitting process in this online class. With a DIY craft kit delivered to your door, you'll have all the materials you need to make a snuggly throw blanket. This workshop is perfect for beginners and will teach you everything you need to know to create the blanket of your dreams.

Sunday, Mar 10th, 2–3pm Eastern Time

Chunky Knit a Square Pillow

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Learn how to make your own cozy chunky knit pillow from the comfort of your own home! In this online class, you'll use jumbo-sized yarn and your own hands to create a trendy and super-soft pillow. With a DIY craft kit delivered straight to your door, this is the perfect activity for anyone looking for a fun and easy craft idea.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 7–8pm Eastern Time

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Soft Sculpture: Knit and Crochet

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn to create soft, sculptural forms based on growth patterns found in nature. During the course of this class students will learn stitches and techniques to develop form and texture in their work. Experiment with organic structures and yarn or thread! Soft sculpture is appropriate for all skill levels in knitting and crochet – beginners are welcome. All levels and teens 16 and over welcome. Required supplies for this program: Good sharp scissors...

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Spinning Circle

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Make your own yarn! Spin unique yarn for your projects using a drop spindle, supported spindle, or spinning wheel.  Learn techniques to spin wool, silk, cotton, flax, and other fibers, and explore the endless possibilities in making your own carded or combed blends, yarn structure and yarn design.  Get individual help in your projects and enjoy the supportive community of spinners.

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Yarn Bomb: Knit and Crochet Graffiti

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

In this two-day workshop we will make big, bold and collaborative works of art with needlework. Knit and crochet graffiti, make a sweater for a tree or a bike rack. It's time to bring our yarn outdoors.  Bring assorted types of yarn and knitting needles or a crochet hook.  New crafters are welcome!

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Wearable Art

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

In this class we will use knitting and crochet, two traditional techniques, to create bold, wild and wearable works of art.  No prior experience in knitting or crochet is needed.

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Beginning Knitting

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn the essential techniques of knitting, from casting on to binding off, at the Richmond Art Center. Create beautiful scarves, hats, and blankets as you demystify gauges, tools, and patterns. Continuing students will receive instruction appropriate for their skill level.

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Soft Sculpture Workshop Part I: Felt

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

In the first of two soft sculpture workshops this term, students will work with felt to create unique sculptural works both big and small. Specific techniques covered, include: wool felting with barbed needles, basic pattern drafting, and sewing on the center machines.  All levels welcome.  Week One: Powerpoint and project overview, felting demo, felting student project time  Week Two: Skills review, felting construction demo,...

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Knitting 101

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco @ 3200 California St, San Francisco, CA

Knitting is hotter than ever! Learn the basics – casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, working in the round and binding off. Then apply these new skills to your first project, a chunky-knit infinity scarf! The class fee includes two sets of knitting needles, one skein of bulky yarn for practice, a stitch marker and a darning needle. Students will need to purchase an additional 300 yards of bulky-weight yarn for an infinity scarf...

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Knitting 301: Skill Building

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco @ 3200 California St, San Francisco, CA

Explore a new topic each week and expand your knitting know-how. Learn about casting on and binding off, cables and lace, reversible fabrics, slip stitches, seaming and finishing. Take your knitting from homemade to handmade with new techniques and precise finishing! Please bring the following supplies to class: two colors of practice yarn (100 yards of each) and needles sized to match. Smooth, light-colored yarns are preferable.

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Make a Leather Wallet

TechShop San Francisco @ 926 Howard St, San Francisco, CA

Learn the basics of leather working in this fun, project-based, workshop. Students will learn how to make patterns and properly cut and stitch leather using a saddle stitch. All materials are included, and every participant will leave with a beautiful new leather wallet.

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CNC Embroiderer SBU

TechShop San Francisco @ 926 Howard St, San Francisco, CA

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to create custom embroidery designs with the intuitive and easy-to-use Brother embroidery machine. Take part in several demos and become familiar with hooping methods, needles, threading, several types of stabilizers, and more. See how to create digitized stitches based on monogramming and logo art as well as clipart-style designs. New to digitizing? Take TXL204: Digitizer CNC Embroiderer Software next!...

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Chunky Knit Basket Making with Love Fest Fibers

A Verb for Keeping Warm @ 6328 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA

Super chunky yarn is making a whole new range of knit home goods possible. This class will explore using thick felt yarn to make a simple yet striking basket. Britt from San Francisco's Love Fest Fibers will show us how to knit the Garter Ridge Basket using a single ball of Tough Love yarn. Tough Love is 100% New Zealand wool that has been hand-felted by women in Nepal. Through this class, you'll learn about the process that goes into felting the...

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Knitting Studio with Amy Keefer

A Verb for Keeping Warm @ 6328 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA

Dropped a stitch, confused by gauge, nervous about seaming? Lost in a project, need extra support? Have a technique you'd like to learn, and want guidance? Come to our Knitting Studio focused upon honing and adding to your skills as a knitter. Spend time in our light-filled studio with a knowledgeable teacher who can help you to start, troubleshoot, or finish your project. We can help you with: Turning a heel for a sock Fixing a mistake Grafting...

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Beginning Crochet

Piedmont Yarn & Apparel @ 4171 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA

In this introductory class you’ll learn the basic stitches while crocheting a button-up pouch to hold your phone or other treasures, and also start a simple scarf. We will cover chain stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet. Materials:  200 yards smooth worsted or aran weight yarn, size G or H crochet hook, 1 or 2 buttons, darning needle, removable stitch markers and sharp scissors. Skill level required:...

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Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software 

TechShop San Francisco @ 926 Howard St, San Francisco, CA

In this lecture-based class, learn the many aspects of this feature-rich, digitizing (creating machine embroidery stitches from 2D artwork) software package by Janome. (The software also supports Brother.)  See how embroidery designs are created from existing artwork, objects (e.g., shapes, text, and clipart), and original artwork. This software-focused class does not include time on the CNC embroidery machine. Prepare to start having fun printing...

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Custom Rubber Stamps: Make a Signature Stamp

TechShop San Francisco @ 926 Howard St, San Francisco, CA

Did you know you can use the laser cutter to create custom rubber stamps?  In this project-based class, you will learn how to create proper files for stamping and select the correct materials. You'll also learn special tips and tricks to make the perfect rubber stamp. By the end of class, you will have own customized signature stamp and knowledge of how to make a stamp for any type of project. 

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Free Class: Learn to Knit!

A Verb for Keeping Warm @ 6328 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA

To celebrate knitting, the new year, and community, come to learn to knit for FREE. Required Materials: +1 skein of Quince and Co. Puffin purchased from A Verb for Keeping Warm +1 set US 11 knitting needles  (also available at A Verb for Keeping Warm) This event is free! No RSVP needed. Seats are limited and are first come first serve

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Intro to Continental Knitting

The Black Squirrel @ 651 Addison St, Berkeley, CA

Always wanted to learn to knit? Already know how but need a refresher course? Want to switch from English style to Continental? The come learn with us! No prior experience with knitting is required to join in our two-hour basic class. You'll learn the basics of casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off in the quick and easy continental style. You can either bring yarn and needles from home (we recommend a light-colored worsted weight yarn and...

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Socks Knitting Class

The Black Squirrel @ 651 Addison St, Berkeley, CA

We've had many requests for a sock knitting class and here it is! This class is divided into two sessions - the first will focus on toes and the second will focus on heels - and they will take place over two weeks. There are so many ways to knit heels and toes, and any combination of the two makes what we call a "sock recipe". In this class you'll learn the teacher's favorite recipe - a toe-up, no-heel-flap sock that is quick and easy, and doesn't...

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Discover the Best Knitting Classes in San Francisco

Do you live in San Francisco and need a new hobby? If you like the idea of working with your hands and making something from nothing, you may want to give knitting a try. Knitting allows you to create something functional, such as a sweater, scarf, or any number of other items, and is an accessible craft that requires only needles and yarn to get started. Knitting is believed to be one of the oldest methods of making clothes, with some knitted artifacts from ancient Egypt dating back to the 5th century CE. Knitting is a great way to flex your creative muscles, regardless of the type of knitting you wish to learn.

Why You Should Learn Knitting in San Francisco

San Francisco residents may find knitting to be a beneficial and fun skill to cultivate, even if the mild weather does not lend itself well to knitted clothing. Knitting could still be a fun hobby that helps to relieve the stress you feel from work or school, or gives you something to do with your hands during your free time. It can also help you keep your mind sharp, especially when you feel stressed. And if you make an end product that is tangible, you can give it to a friend or family member and spread your creativity to others.

There is a large community of people who are all interested in the craft of knitting, and once you start learning knitting you will be able to join them. Once you understand the basics of knitting, it is easy to research local knitting clubs, groups, events, or organizations that will allow you to meet others that like knitting too. This makes knitting not just a fulfilling hobby, but a way to get out and be social.

Finally, knitting is a valuable skill that may open up new career opportunities. You could start a side hustle selling your knitted creations online or in-person at craft fairs and earn some extra cash. Another option is creating your own knitting patterns and selling them online. You may be surprised at how much money you can make just from investing time in knitting.

In-Person Knitting Classes in San Francisco

If you want to learn knitting in San Francisco, CourseHorse can help you find the class that is right for you. For example, Fiber Blending for Knitting, Weaving & Felting at the Richmond Art Center in nearby Richmond allows you to explore different fiber combinations for your knitted crafts. You will learn how to blend, card, and comb unspun wool, mohair, cotton, silk, bamboo, and more while pushing boundaries. In Wearable Art, students learn about knitting and crocheting, two traditional techniques that allow you to create bold and wearable works of art with no prior experience. This class also takes place at the Richmond Art Center in Richmond.

Yarn Bomb: Knit and Crochet Graffiti is a two-day workshop style class that allows students at the Richmond Art Center in Richmond to make big, bold, and collaborative works of art from needlework. You must provide your own supplies for this course, but you are encouraged to bring your art outdoors and create something that is nontraditional.

Another Richmond Art Center offering is Soft Sculpture: Knit and Crochet. This eight session course will teach you how to create soft, sculptural forms based on the growth patterns found in nature. You will learn stitches and techniques to develop form and texture in your work, no matter what the end product is.

Knitting 101 happens at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco over the course of seven sessions. You’ll learn casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, working in the round, and binding off. Once you understand the basics, you will apply this knowledge to your first project, a chunky infinity scarf.

Socks Knitting Class is offered by The Black Squirrel in neighboring Berkeley. This two session class focuses on toes for the first course and heels for the second, and takes place over two weeks. While you’ll learn the instructor’s favorite method for knitting socks in this course, once you understand the basics you can combine different heel and toe structures to find your perfect sock recipe.

Virtual Knitting Classes 

While you might be intimidated by the idea of taking an online knitting class at first, they have their pros and cons just like in-person classes. One good thing about taking a virtual knitting class is that you can attend it from anywhere, meaning you can work on your knitting project in the comfort of your own home, at the beach, or even in a coffee shop. You also do not have to commute to a classroom, which saves both money and time. The biggest con about taking an online knitting class is that you generally have to supply your own materials and equipment.

If you are interested in online knitting classes, CourseHorse has options that will work for you. For example, Knitting is a class that takes place via Zoom and will teach you how to make a scarf with no prior experience, though all skill levels are welcome. Beginning Knitting is a three session course where you will learn the basics of knitting, including casting on, knitting, and binding off. The projects you will make in this course include an infinity scarf and a hat. And Knitting for Beginners (Online) is a beginner-friendly course that will teach you the basics of knitting in a virtual environment over the course of six sessions.

Private Group Knitting Classes in San Francisco

If you live or work in San Francisco, you might want to schedule a knitting class as a fun team-building event for your business or organization. Lucky for you, CourseHorse offers live knitting classes for private groups that you and your colleagues can enjoy together. Anyone can learn knitting, and men especially are encouraged to take up this traditionally feminine hobby. If you do not see a knitting class listed publicly right now, it is still something that CourseHorse can provide for a group. Reach out through the contact form on their website to learn about the options that are available to you. When you book your next group knitting class with CourseHorse, you will enjoy a variety of benefits. Your group size can be changed after booking if necessary, a confirmation is sent to you within 24 hours of booking, and there are no additional booking fees. They also support multiple platforms, so you can join in on the fun of a group knitting class from just about anywhere.

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