HOLIDAY HOURS
Elgin Knit Works will be closed from 2:00pm on Sunday, June 30th through Thursday, July 4th for the Independence Holiday.

We will reopen with our normal hours on Friday, July 5th.

Toe Up Socks – Next Level

Elgin Knit Works 10 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL, United States

This amazing toe-up formula brings all the benefits of a top-down sock ... gusset, heal flap & proper heel turn to the toe-up pattern. The pattern we use is a formula that can transform any sock pattern into a toe-up sock. **Knitters must have previously completed at least one pair of socks. Knitters will be using two circular method (instead of DPN) and DK weight yarn.** Four (4) Session class: Saturday's Sept 16,23,30 & Oct 7 from 10:30am to 12:30pm $65 (materials additional).

Fiber Web Colorwork Cowl

Elgin Knit Works 10 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL, United States

Thursday Sept 14 10:30-12:30 OR Saturday Sept 16 1:30-3:30 The Fiber Web cowl is such a fun and addicting knit! This worsted weight stranded colorwork cowl pattern is a great way to learn colorwork. And the best part is that the color combinations are endless! Join us for this one-session class. Knitters will learn stranded colorwork. 1 Session class: $25 (Materials additional) *There is a small amount of homework prior to the first class

Sunday Workshop -Super Bulky Mitts

Elgin Knit Works 10 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL, United States

Join us for this one-session class and learn to make these super warm super fast mitts. These one-skein mits are knitted on two circular needles and can be made two at a time once you have mastered the technique. They make great gifts and are a must for any winter in the Chicago area. September 24, 1:30-3:30pm. 1 Sunday Session: $25 (materials additional)

Skill Builder-Cabled Headband

Elgin Knit Works 10 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL, United States

Get a jump on your holiday knitting while learning a new skill. This nifty little headband is knitted flat while you learn to create a beautiful cable. One skein makes two headbands. Thursday, Sept. 28 10:30-12:30 OR Saturday, Sept 30 1:30-3:30. 1 Session $25 (Materials additional)

Skill Builder – German Short Rows

Elgin Knit Works 10 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL, United States

Bandana Cowl: Learn this alternative short-row technique that leaves your work tidy and looking great. The point of this kerchief is completely constructed with short-rows. Students will learn how to substitute German short rows for other types of short rows in a pattern. These cowls make great holiday gifts and help you to master the skill. Thursday, Oct 12 1:30 - 3:30 OR Saturday, Oct 14 10:30-12:30. 1 Session $25 (materials additional)

Slow Class – Beginning Colorwork Sweater

Elgin Knit Works 10 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL, United States

FIE Pullover: The flower design is a whimsical take on the traditional Nordic XO pattern. The top-down construction starts at the neckband and quickly jumps into the colorwork. You can go wild with colorwork and knit a multi-color yoke, or simply make the two-color original design. Top-down sweaters are easy to try on as you knit so that you can tailor fit the yoke depth and length of your body and sleeves. After the colorwork, you can opt in or out of short rows to lower the neckline if you please. If you would like to make a longer version or add long sleeves we will help you do either (or both).
Thursdays Oct 12, 26, Nov 9, & 16 -- 10:30 - 12:30 or Saturdays Oct 14, 28, Nov 11, 18 -- 1:30 - 3:30 4 Sessions $65 (Materials additional)

Skill Builder – Colorwork Hat

Elgin Knit Works 10 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL, United States

Flicker & Flame: This hat is an excellent way to learn to knit a colorwork hat. Knitters will learn to read a chart, work with two colors and decrease with the two needle technique (no DPN's). Knitters are asked to purchase their materials ahead of time and have the ribbing done for the first class. Thursdays Oct 26 & Nov 2 1:30 - 3:30 OR Saturdays Oct 28 & Nov 4 10:30-12:30. 2 Sessions $35 (materials additional)

October Sunday Workshops: Adorable Bats

Elgin Knit Works 10 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL, United States

One (1) Sunday Session: October 8th OR 15th OR 29th. These adorable bats don't just have to be for Halloween. They make great gifts for people when they need a reminder to "hang in there". Learn to create these little cuties on 2 circular needles. we will talk through all the tips and tricks for finishing and hanging the bats.

1 Sunday Session $25 (Materials additional)

October SUNDAY WORKSHOP – Beginner Two-Color Brioche

Elgin Knit Works 10 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL, United States

Join us for this one-session class and learn this amazing stitch. Nothing else in knitting looks like two-color brioche. This wonderful cowl is knitted on big needles with bulky yarn and makes it fly off your needles.

1 Sunday Session $25 (Materials additional)
October 8th or 15th or 29th
1:00-3:30

Kuura Colorwork Mitts

Elgin Knit Works 10 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL, United States

So many things to learn in these colorwork mittens. Start by working on two circular needles (instead of DPN'S) then try out a non-traditional type of gusset for the thumb. Finally, toss a bit of colorwork in just to keep things interesting. The result is a beautiful and warm pair of mittens. 3 Sessions: $45 (Materials additional) Thursdays Nov 9, 16 & 30: 1:30 - 3:30 OR Saturdays Nov 11, 18 & Dec 2: 10:30-12:30

Learn to Crochet

Elgin Knit Works 10 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL, United States

Have you always wanted to learn to crochet?  Delay no longer and sign up for this class!  No prior crochet experience necessary. Participants will learn how to chain and single crochet. By the end of the class, participants will be able to complete a cowl or hat (student's choice). Three (3) Sessions: November  11, 18, & December 2, 10:30-12:30. $45 (materials additional)

November Sunday Workshops: Felted Duffers

Elgin Knit Works 10 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL, United States

As the weather gets cooler, its time to think about duffers. If you are not familiar with these amazing felted slippers you don't know what you are missing. These super quick slippers are only 23 rows and knit up in an evening. This workshop will give you all the tips and tricks you need to sucessfully make many pairs of these slippers. The pattern has many sizes available so you can make them for you entire family. The duffers made in class can be brought back for us to felt. Any Sunday in NOVEMBER
10:00- 1:30 -- 1 Sunday Session $25 (Materials additional)