Here are all the wonderful classes that Sarah Solomon will be offering this Fall at Annie and Co! Call the store today to sign up! (212) 360-7266
Learn to Knit Series

Go from novice to knitter in this 3-session class.  We will cover all of the basics of knitting in a steady progression that will prepare you to knit your first project.  We will learn casting on, working knit and purl stitches, creating stitch patterns (stockinette, seed, and rib), binding off, joining a new ball of yarn and weaving in ends.  No previous experience required.  All materials included.
Wednesday, September 4. 6:30–8:30 pm
Wednesday, September 11. 6:30–8:30 pm
Wednesday, September 18. 6:30–8:30 pm
Wednesday, October 23. 6:30–8:30 pm
Wednesday, October 30. 6:30–8:30 pm
Wednesday, November 6. 6:30–8:30 pm
Intro to Circular Knitting: Knit Your First Hat

Circular knitting allows you to create seamless knitted pieces like hats, socks, mittens, gloves and sweaters.  In this class we’ll knit a simple chunky ribbed hat and learn all the basics of circular knitting and hat construction, including working with circular needles, casting on and joining in the round, following stitch patterns in the round and decreasing.
Materials Needed: 1 skein Amano PUYU (70% alpaca, 30% silk; 82 yds/50 g)
16” circular needles in Sizes 9 and 11
Blunt tapestry needle, stitch marker(s)
Beginner Knitting Skills Required
Wednesday, October 2. 6:30–8:30 pm
Wednesday, November 13. 6:30–8:30 pm
Introduction To Colorwork

Discover the beauty and simplicity of knitting with two colors and open up whole new vistas for your knitting.  In this class we use a two-color hat pattern to learn all of the essentials of knitting colorwork including different methods for handling two yarns at a time, understanding colorwork gauge, trapping the wool and color dominance, and how to follow colorwork charts.
Materials Needed: Worsted weight wool in two highly contrasting colors; this is an ideal chance to use your leftovers.  For the best results, use yarn that is at least 80% wool and do not use superwash.
16” circular needles in size US 5 and 7
stitch markers
Experience Required: Basic knitting skills, knitting in the round on circular and double-pointed needles
Homework:  In order to cover as much material in class as possible it is helpful for you to come to class with the hat already started. Please work as follows:
Using smaller needles (size US 5) and Main Color (darker color) cast on 96 sts. Place marker for beginning of round (BOR) and join in the round being careful not to twist.
Round 1: *(K2, p2); repeat from * to end of round.
Continue to work in K2, P2 Ribbing until piece measures 1 ¾”.
Change to larger needles (size US 7).
Increase round: With Main Color, *(K4, M1); repeat from * to end of round––120 sts.
Knit 4 rounds with Main Color.
Beginner Knitting Skills Required
Wednesday, October 9. 6:30–8:30 pm
Wednesday, November 20: 6:30–8:30 pm
Learn to Knit Cables

Cables add gorgeous three-dimensional texture to your knits and once you learn the basic principles a whole world of patterns open up for you.  In this class we will cover how to read cable instructions in both written and charted form, how to work cables using a cable needle, and how to work small-scale cables without a cable needle.
Materials Needed: Worsted weight yarn, non-slippery, light color
Size 7 straight or circular needles (your preferred needles for flat knitting)
stitch markers
cable needle (Brittany wooden cable needles recommended)
Homework: Please come to class with the following done, stitches left live on the needles.
Cast on 28 stitches using the Longtail Method.
Knit one row. This will be the WS of the work. Turn to RS and work from written instructions below.
Row 1 (RS): K2, p2, K4, p2, K8, p2, K4, p2, K2.
Row 2 (WS): P2, K2, p4, K2, p8, K2, p4, K2, p2. (Knit the knits and purl the purls).
Row 3 (RS): K2, p2, K4, p2, K8, p2, K4, p2, K2. (Knit the knits and purl the purls).
Row 4 (WS): P2, K2, p4, K2, p8, K2, p4, K2, p2. (Knit the knits and purl the purls). Beginner Knitting Skills Required
Wednesday, October 16. 6:30–8:30 pm
Wednesday, December 4. 6:30–8:30 pm