In this all day knitting bootcamp, Instructor Becca Schillinger teaches you the basics of knitting and gets you started on creating stitches using those big knitting needles! No previous knitting experience required! Becca will teach you skills including: reading and understanding a pattern, casting on/off, knitting (duh...), working in garter stitch, increasing and decreasing stitches, finishing work with blocking, and sewing with a yarn needle. The first part of class will include demonstration and instruction on these knitting skills, followed by a practice knitting project. There will be a break for lunch, then you will begin work on your main knitting project. You will have ample time to ask questions, troubleshoot, and perfect your practice. You will leave class with your knitting project, a set of wooden knitting needles, a yarn needle to finish your pieces, and the skills to read and follow simple knitting patterns in order to inspire and complete this and future knitting projects! Also, please note, you won’t finish this project in class, so be prepared to squeeze in some quality couch time and Netflix binging while you knit yourself to the end of this one!
Wool and the Gang - Can You Feel It Cushion:
For this class, your main project will be the Can You Feel It Cushion from Wool and the Gang (pictured above). As part of this class, you will receive a new Wool and the Gang knitting kit! Each kit includes a pair of 15MM (US19) wooden knitting needles, two balls of WATG's Crazy Sexy Wool, a yarn needle, and the pattern. Each pillow covering measures around 40cm x 40cm (approximately 15.75" x 15.75"). For more information and photos of this project, visit: https://www.woolandthegang.com/en/products/can-you-feel-it-cushion
None. We will supply all yarn and needles, which you will take home with you. The pillow insert is not included as part of class
, but we will give you a list of places where you can pick up (or order) a correctly sized, affordable insert once you’ve completed the project at home.
Becca Schillinger earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face. Knitting is her zen craft practice and she skypes with her 93 year old grandmother for advice on projects constantly. Becca teaches many of our fiber art workshops in addition to knit and crochet, such as macrame and punch needle.
The rules / important stuff:
We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy
- this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy
. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org
ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.