Featured Classes

Intro to LaceLearn to knit lace and make a beautiful scarf designed by Amanda! Class taught by: Amanda Weir       Class Dates: Class meets 3 times 6:30-8:30pm Monday, April 28 Monday, May 5 Monday, May 12 Class Level: Easy (skills needed, cast on, bind off, knit and purl) Note: Class fee does not include materials....
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Driftwood SweaterJoin Emily to make this classic striped pullover designed by Isabella Kraemer. This pattern is so great and adaptable.  Knit in one piece from the to down, it uses the contiguous sleeve method for the look of set-in sleeves.  One of our favorite sweater patterns!         Class taught by: Emily Devlin Class...
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Provisional Cast-On WorkshopLearn how to do a perfect provisional cast on for seamless joining.  We’ll cover grafting, too! Once you get this technique down you’ll want to use it all of the time.       Class Taught by: Arwen Golden Class Level: Easy Class Dates: Thursday, Mar. 6 6:30-8:30pm Register    
OMG I dropped a stitch!If you are paralyzed by fear any time a stitch slips off your needle, this class is for you.  We will make a nice pot of herbal tea and calmly learn how to untwist stitches, pick up dropped stitches, rip back, and get those stitches back onto your needle.  Conquer your fear of mistakes!  ...
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Biscuitroot Short-Sleeved Cardigan  Sign up for Michelle’s Biscuitroot class and knit this summer cardigan you’ll never want to take off. Knit using Cleo, a worsted weight, 100% mercerized pima cotton, giving the cardigan a lovely drape.   Learn to read a pattern, understand gauge and fit, seaming and more!   Class Dates: 3 classes Mondays 6:30 –...
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Cable Knitting 201: Cabled Hat  Take your cables to the next level with Amanda’s class.  You’ll dive into intricate cable chart reading and finish with a classic hat!   Class taught by: Amanda Weir Class level: Intermediate   Skills needed to take this class: Have completed a project. Can read a pattern, is proficient and at ease with knitting....
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Inyo Genmaicha Hat  Inspired by the Hawthorne Bridge, this hat is perfect for bicycle rides along the Springwater. Master knitting in the round, picking up stitches, decreases, sewing on a button, and finishing. Class taught by: Annie Hartman   Class level: Easy   Skills needed to take class: Knit, Purl, Cast on, Bind off Class Dates: 3...
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Lonely Tree ShawlTackle chart reading and lace knitting with Michelle and knit a beautiful shawl in worsted weight yarn that can be worn all year round.   Class taught by: Michelle Corcoran   Class level: Easy   Skills needed to take this class: Knit, Purl, Cast on, Bind off   Class Dates: 3 classes Mondays 6:30 –...
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Learn To Knit Baktus ScarfLearn to knit just in time to take your projects to the park and knit in the sun! Class Taught by: Amanda Weir Class Level: Beginner Knit Skills needed to take this class: None Yarn Suggestions: Jo Sharp DK, Silky Wool, Ultra Alpaca Light, Liberty Wool Light (Blue Variegated Scarf), Soft Linen, Anzula Cricket, Anzula...
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Upcoming Class: Socks On Two CircularsLearn to knit your own socks using two circular knitting needles.  This technique will change your knitting forever!  It can be used on hats, sleeves, gloves, or anything else you’d normally put onto double points. I do love double points, but occasionally I’d drop one on the bus and it would quickly roll away and...
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Arches Hat ClassDouble knitting makes a magical, reversible fabric. Learn double knitting while creating a cool geometric reversible hat inspired by patterned origami paper. Class starts Thursday, Feb. 21. Class taught by: Amanda Weir Class Level: Intermediate Skills needed to take this class: CO, BO, confident knitting and purling, knitting in the round. Yarn suggestions: Berroco Vintage DK, Classic...
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Alpaca Sox ShawletteTriangular shawls are versatile and hip, and with handpainted, kettle-dyed and solid colorways to choose from, you can knit this one in any expression your heart desires.   Learn the basics for knitting a triangular shawl. You will have a chance to use your creativity as you learn increases, basic lace stitches, a picot bind...
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Upcoming Class: Learn to Knit Fingerless GlovesClass #03 Teacher: Emily Devlin Learn to knit while making a pair of trendy fingerless gloves in this class. You’ll learn how to knit, purl, read a pattern, and sew a seam. These fingerless gloves are a great first project, and they’re small and quick enough that you’ll be impatient to start a second set....
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Upcoming Class: Learn to Knit ScarfThe New Year is just around the corner and with it comes resolutions for 2013. My mother is always encouraging me to take a class and learn something new.  Since our mother’s know best, I take the an nual challenge and sign up for something different and always have the best time.  So, if knitting...
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Upcoming Class: Toe-Up Socks 201: Shetland LaceClass #09  Teacher: Arwen Arwen’s sock, knit with Millamia in color lilac blossom. Now that you’ve discovered toe-up socks, why not challenge yourself with a little lace? This traditional Shetland stitch takes on new life as ribbing for these pretty socks. Choose a bright color for a modern twist! *Skills needed to take this class...
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Class Spotlight: Cable Loop CowlClass #07 Teacher: Amanda Learn to cable with this fun, reversible cowl. That’s right, reversible; impress all of your friends while staying warm and cozy. It’s so easy you’ll feel magic! *Skills needed to take this class: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off Class Dates and Times: Thu. • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm •...
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Upcoming ClassPortlandia Hat – Double Knitting 101 Class #05 Teacher: Amanda   Learn to make and shape a completely reversible fabric by knitting a double knit hat with Amanda. *Skills needed to take this class – Knit, purl, cast-on, knitting in the round. Class Dates and Times: Thu. • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm • 9/20/2012...
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Upcoming ClassToe-Up Socks 101 Class #03 Teacher: Arwen These sportweight socks cover all the basics. You’ll learn the Figure 8 cast on, how to make a gusseted short row heel, and the always stretchy sewn bind off.  It’s easy to get the perfect fit with toe up socks!  *Skill needed to take this class: CO, knit,...
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Yarn Garden ClassesLearn To Knit Liberty Wool Pillow  Class #01  Teacher: Emily    Learn to knit while making a super cozy pillow for your sofa! Liberty Wool Print yarn stripes automatically, making the fun colors in this project a breeze. You will learn to knit, purl, increase, decrease, read a pattern and seam. Not just for beginners,...
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Upcoming Class: Great American Afghan: The Sock Square! There is still time to sign up for Emily’s class, Great American Afghan, covering The Sock Square. This afghan square is jam-packed with knitting skills: making a toe-up sock, duplicate stitch, picking up stitches, following a chart, increases, decreases and simple color work!  Make your first miniature toe-up sock and learn colorwork! Class Dates and...
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Upcoming Class: Parfait CardiganThis cute short sleeve cardigan in garter stitch is worked from the top down in one piece with a slipped stitch detail around the yoke and a one button closure.  Sign up online here, yarngarden.net or call the shop at 503-239-7950. Skills needed to take this class are cast on, bind off, knit and purl. ...
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Upcoming Class: Riptide ShrugKnit this simple shrug flat in seed stitch with ribbed cuffs and body opening.   Quick and easy, it will be your summer fave.  Sign up for the class at yarngarden.net or give us a call 503-239-7950.  Receive 20% off materials for any class at Yarn Garden. Class# 5Mon. 6:30pm – 8:30pmMay. 7, 14, 21Michelle Corcoran...
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Upcoming Class: First Sweater From The Top DownA great first sweater project using the Tappan Zee pattern. This short sleeved sweater is perfect for layering in winter or wearing for a little style in spring.  Skills needed to take this class – CO, comfortable with knitting and purling, BO.  You will learn how to read a pattern, lace, shaping, buttonholes and finishing.  ...
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Upcoming Class – Knitting Your First SweaterAre you mystified by sweater shaping? Not sure how to make sure your gauge is right? This easy pullover pattern gives you the option of a pretty color stranded pattern, color blocking or a solid color. Learn pattern reading, gauge, shaping, and seaming and feel confident making sweaters. Sign up for Mary’s class online at...
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Upcoming Class: Baby Surprise JacketIf you are knitting for babies, this fun one-piece Elizabeth Zimmerman invention is a must! It’s a great class to learn shaping, buttonholes, applied i-cord and reading a pattern. This class is rated as an “Easy”, the skills needed to take it are Cast on, Knit, Purl and Bind off. Class starts on Monday, November...
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Upcoming Class: Double Knitting 101- Portlandia HatHat pictured in Berroco Vintage DK, Navy and Split Pea Melange. Just one skein of each color. There’s still time to sign up for the Double Knitting 101-Portlandia Hat class. You’ll learn to make and shape a completely reversible fabric by knitting a double knit hat. The perfect gift for your loved ones to keep...
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Upcoming Class: Easy Baby Cable Knit HatThere’s still time to sign up for the Easy Baby Cable Knit Hat class!This is a great class for knitters who are comfortable knitting and purling and want to learn some new skills. The hat will introduce you to a very simple cable pattern. Cables are a lot of fun and provide endless variety! You...
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Upcoming Class: Top Down VestLearn how to knit a simple and stylish sweater vest in Mary’s Top Down Vest class.Knit from the top down so there’s no seaming (yay!) and it’s easy to try on as you knit to get the perfect length.The class starts Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30pm and meets the following two Wednesdays. You can sign...
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Upcoming Class: Retro GlovesPictured above: Knit with Noro Retro in color Majestic Purple There’s still time to sign up for Emily’s Retro Glove class which starts Monday, October 10th. Made in a worsted weight yarn, they are fairly quick to knit. You will learn how to make fingers and cables! These would make great gifts for the holidays...
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Upcoming Class: My First Lace ShawlThis shawl is an easy first lace project and I definitely recommend it. Knit using a worsted weight yarn and bigger needles, it goes by very quickly and makes a warm shawl. You’ll learn to follow a pattern, yarn overs, short rows, double decreases and Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off! Michelle’s shawl is knit using...
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Upcoming Class: Cozy Portland VestConquer your fears of knitting a sweater with Emily’s Cozy Portland Vest class! Quickly knit using only a few skeins of Debbie Bliss’s Donegal Luxury Tweed Chunky on a US # 10 1/2 needle. Learn short row shaping on these cute cap sleeves. Emily’s vest shown here is knit in color #04, purple. I was...
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Upcoming Class: Pick Your Own Project“Have a project you’d love to start but think you’ll need help? Afraid to tackle a new pattern on your own? Then this class is for you! You’ll get help in reading your pattern, as well as instruction with technique.” – Michelle One of my favorite classes is starting this week and there’s still room...
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Great American Afghan-Upcoming ClassThere is still time to sign up for the Great American Afghan class starting Friday, October 1st at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.Knit this fun and cozy afghan along with two of our wonderful instructors! You will be making five squares of the Great American Afghan and you will master techniques including chart reading, cables,...
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