Knitting from the Beginning

    Visual Arts Room
    Presented by
    Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    Grade Range
    Adult - Adult
    Member tuition
    Non-member tuition

    $165.00 (become a member)

    Register by

    Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    February 3 - March 10, 2022

    Complete supply kit included!

    Have you always wanted to craft your own garments, but been totally intimidated by the actual thought of knitting? Did you learn how to knit a long time ago but you've gotten a bit rusty? This class is just for you!  

    We will learn all of the steps to get you started on your knitting journey! In this class, we’ll learn how to cast on, knit, purl, knit in the round, knit flat, and bind off stitches. Students will knit a warm squishy cowl to showcase all of the techniques that they learn in the class. The class will also explore different types of fiber, needles, and stitch patterns.

    The registration fee includes a robust starter kit with all the materials you need, including knitting needles, two types of practice yarn, and luxury project yarn. Your final cowl project will be done with luxury fiber yarn hand-dyed by the instructor.
    All materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring a bag to carry their knitting supplies.
    Skill Level: 1
    Supplies: All supplies included with class fee:
    US Size 8 knitting needles
    Worsted weight Acrylic and Wool yarn for practice
    Hand-dyed project yarn (on a luxury worsted weight or aran weight base)
    2 Knitting Patterns written by the instructor
    Tapestry needle

    Best way to reach your instructor, Brittney Lockridge: 

    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts
    Fibers and Textiles

    Brittney Lockridge

    Cancellation & Class Policies

    Crooked Tree Arts Center has implemented policies to control the spread of Covid-19 and keep our visitors and staff safe within the facility. Please note the following policies regarding illness, face coverings, social distancing, room capacity, and sanitation.

    If students are experiencing (or have experienced in the past 72 hours) any symptoms of illness, or have been in close contact with someone who is, they should not come to class.

    Symptoms of Covid-19 include: Fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.

    Face Coverings (updated 11/24/21)
    To control the spread of COVID-19 in our community and based on the advisory from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, face masks are required and appreciated for guests over age 2, regardless of vaccination status.

    Class size will be limited to accommodate social distancing. Classroom setups will be arranged so that each student has 6 feet of working space.

    Social Distancing
    Students and teachers are expected to remain at least 6 feet apart whenever possible.

    Students and instructors should sanitize their hands upon class arrival and departure. Workspaces and shared surfaces will be sanitized between sessions. Hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant will be available onsite.


    Minimum Enrollment
    Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)

    Student Withdrawal
    Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the class.

    Class Cancellations (Weather)
    When Public Schools of Petoskey are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Petoskey classes are cancelled. We will do our best to provide a make-up opportunity for the missed class. Refunds will not be given if the student is unable to attend the rescheduled session of class. Workshops and one-time classes will be handled on a per-class basis. School of Ballet students are asked to make up the missed class in an alternate session approved by their instructor.

    Student Absence
    We are unable to offer refunds or make-up sessions for classes missed due to student absence.

    COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure
    If you suspect that you have been exposed to or display symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to CTAC for your in-person class. We will offer a prorated credit (never expires) or refund for two weeks of your missed class for all cancellations due to suspected COVID-19 infection and/or exposure. If you choose to drop the remainder of your class, you will receive a prorated refund of the tuition of the remaining sessions.

    COVID-19 Class Cancellations
    In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak or state mandate, CTAC will announce the closure on its website and phone system (231-347-4337). Prorated refunds will be issued for the remaining sessions.