May/June 2018 Class Schedule

This project-based class is designed to help those with basic knitting skills to complete projects, and to offer a refresher to those who have knit in the past but need a little help to get back on track. Each class will be tailored to the specific needs of the students based on the challenges they face while working on their own projects. Friendly and informal, there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

This workshop features Julie Weisenberger's renowned method of top-down sweater construction, yielding what we consider to be the perfect fit for all body types. This innovative method focuses on knitting a well-fitting sweater in a step-by-step way, with clear instructions and examples at each step. We will even be joined by "virtual Julie" at times thanks to her helpful video series. All students will knit the same sweater pattern (Emma Version A, B, or C from the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book) in their choice of yarn. The class will be taught over two sessions, allowing time to practice techniques and work on the sweater between classes. Early sign-up is suggested as there are a limited number of seats available for the class.

This drop-in class is on a space-available basis. It's designed for those who have mastered the basics of beginning knitting. Students work on a project of choice, and by doing so will review the basics, enhance knitting skills, explore new projects, and improve pattern reading. Learn not only from the instructor, but also from your classmates. Cost is $20 per drop-in class; please call the shop to inquire about availability.

This drop-in class is on a space-available basis. It's designed for those who have mastered the basics of beginning knitting. Students work on a project of choice, and by doing so will review the basics, enhance knitting skills, explore new projects, and improve pattern reading. Learn not only from the instructor, but also from your classmates. Cost is $20 per drop-in class; please call the shop to inquire about availability.

This series of four classes is for those who have mastered the basics of beginning knitting. Students work on a project of choice, and by doing so will review the basics, enhance knitting skills, explore new projects, and improve pattern reading. Learn not only from the instructor, but also from your classmates.

This series of four classes is designed for those who have mastered the basics of beginning knitting. Students work on a project of choice, and by doing so will review knitting basics, enhance knitting skills, explore new projects, and improve pattern reading. Learn not only from the instructor, but also from your classmates. NOTE - WE NOW HAVE A NEW SESSION ON FRIDAYS!

Never picked up knitting needles but itching to give it a try? This class is for you! Designed for adults (no children please) who are brand new to knitting, students will learn an all-purpose cast on, the basic knit and purl stitches, and binding off. These foundational techniques are all that's needed to begin knitting your own lovely and wearable items! The class will be taught over the course of two sessions, providing plenty of time for practice. Suggestions for a first project will be provided for those eager to start knitting after the class is completed.

Our Instructors


Janet Charbonnier has been fascinated with fabric and garment creation since she was a child, and at an early age she became an accomplished seamstress.Her love of knitting took root in the 1980s after taking a beginning knitting class at a local yarn shop in Portland, Oregon. She has experience in knitting nearly every type of garment imaginable, but today her favorite knitting projects are sweaters, although she usually has an accessory or two on the needles as well! Janet joined Acorn Street in the 1990s and over the years has used her knitting expertise to guide countless customers with their projects. She truly enjoys helping knitters make garments that fit well and that they will enjoy for years to come.

Fenella Raymond learned to knit as a child but promptly went on to other childish pursuits and didn’t discover knitting again until many years later. After spending several years in the Seattle Biotech arena, she is happy to have moved on to a more creative stage of life as the owner of Acorn Street. Although her behind-the-scenes responsibilities don’t allow her to be on the shop floor as much as she would like, she greatly enjoys meeting the customers who come through, each with their own individual story. She is grateful to be part of the knitting world, and in this special shop that has been in the community for over 40 years! 

Mary Rourke is an east coast transplant who considers herself lucky to call Seattle home for the last 18 years. She learned how to knit from her mother as a child, but the bug didn't truly take her until she was in her mid-twenties. Since then her needles have been on overdrive, knitting everything under the sun (including a pair of men's underwear!). Mary started working at Acorn Street as part-time Sunday help while also working in high-tech, but has since left the corporate world altogether to become a full-time Staff member. She enjoys her time with all of Acorn's wonderful customers and is grateful for the fun and inspiration that they provide every day.

Tatyana Tchibova moved to the United States 14 years ago, from Moscow, Russia, where she had a career as an engineer. She has been a knitter for over 30 years, and once in the US her passion for knitting and designing took hold. She has designed knitted garments and taught knitting and crochet classes at several shops and organizations in the Seattle area, including Bellevue Community College and the Washington Athletic Club. Tatyana’s interests in knitting and crochet are widespread although she particularly enjoys customizing patterns.

 



Additional Information

All students will receive a 10% class discount on regularly priced merchandise on the day of class.
If the class minimum is not met, students will be notified prior to the class start date and a full refund will be given.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to your first class to make sure you have all the materials you need.