This is a 12-month project where you knit 1 afghan square a month, learning a new technique for each square. The final project is a beautiful afghan ready for the holidays in 2016. Dates/Time: Optional classes will meet the second Saturday of each month starting October 10, 2015, 10:30 am 12:00 pm Class Dates: Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10

Learn-to-Knit Basics - 4 classes Saturdays Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Skills Learned: You will learn about different yarns and weights, how to do a long-tail cast on, knit, purl, do ribbing and learn to recognize stitches and bind off, all the knitting basics to get you started. Prerequisites: none Included: needles, yarn, project bag, informational handouts

Cost: $ 60.00
Saturdays Oct. 3, 10 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Skills Learned: Learn about yarns, chaining, single and double crochet and turning a row Prerequisites: none Included: crochet hook, yarn, project bag, informational handouts Instructor: Merrilee Ericson Cost: $35

Cost: $ 35.00
2 classes; Saturdays Oct. 17 & 24 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Skills Learned: An introduction to charts, crochet a granny square and other motifs Prerequisites: Learn-to-Crochet Basics or must be competent to independently single and double crochet, chain stitch, turn a row. Included: hook, multiple small balls of yarn in a variety of colors, project bag, informational handouts Instructor: Merrilee Ericson

Cost: $ 35.00
3 classes Saturdays Nov. 7, 14, 21 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Skills Learned: Learn to cast onto circular needles, join in the round, knit in the round on circular and double pointed needles, simple lace techniques, will complete a baby hat

Cost: $ 60.00
Friday evenings, Oct. 9, 23, Nov. 6 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Skills Learned: Learn to build a stretchy cuff, make and turn the heel and how to do the Kitchner stitch close on the toe. Prerequisites: Must be competent to independently cast on, knit and purl, experience knitting in the round on double pointed needles is strongly recommended. If you do not know how to knit in the round we can show you, but it would be most helpful if we could arrange to do this before the class, to keep you up to speed.

Cost: $ 40.00
We welcome knitters who wish to sit and knit in the daytime! We are now hosting Open Knit Tuesdays from 10 to noon. Bring a friend and grab a chair, share stories or just listen. Good laughs and so much fun! If you have questions we are happy to help with any little bumps but if you need to consider a lesson we will help you find just the right fit. No Charge, all welcome.

Cost: $ FREE
Bring your latest project and hang our with other knitting enthusiasts. Make some new friends, see what's new in the shop or just relax!. There is no "cover charge" for our open knit. All are welcome!

Cost: $ FREE

Discover NORO! Our selection is now the largest in Maine!

Noro yarns are the perfect yarn for beginning knitters!  The yarn does all the work to make your project come to life.  Then you just focus on the basics!

We now (once again) carry Sirdar; Crofter, Baby Bamboo, Snuggly DK,  Snowflake DK & Snowflake BULKY!  We have also just received TONS of Berroco COMFORT Worsted!  Do you know anyone who can't wear wool (or won't)?  Comfort will truly live up to its name for all their knitting needs.  Feels like cotton, washes like a dream!  Great for new babies, prayer shawls and anything other project you can imagine! Berroco Vintage is another fantastic choice for washable garments and blankets!  You will find it here in DK, Worsted & Bulky!!

Save the Ta-Tas!

Judy Robins from KiwiPop Studio created this awesome worsted weight yarn for us (and for anyone who wants it, of course)!  We wanted to give all you fabulous knitters another choice for all the beautiful scarves you have been creating to present
to tri-atheletes who will participate in Tri for the Cure this June, to benefit cancer research.
Don't be shy about stopping by to look!  It is so soft and squishy!  I have been crocheting it into a scarf, soon to appear in the shop! We can help you find the perfect pattern for that special gift to help stitch out cancer!

New Product Report

Kiwi Pop Studios!  Check it out!
Dyed in Maine, such beautiful colors
Knits and crochets like a dream!
Socks, shawls, hats, gloves!
GO for it!