Class Catalog

My knitting and crochet classes are listed on this page of my course catalog. I also teach general craft classes and classes for needlearts professionals.

For each class, length is given as a range of class hours. Class material can be customized to fit the desired number of sessions and/or time available: a store might want 2 2-hour sessions while an event will have only 3-hour slots. Major topics covered and prerequisites are given, as are necessary materials and homework to be completed before class.

Interested in having Beth come teach at your shop or guild? Please get in touch for rates, availability, and the like! Classes can be combined and/or customized to your needs. :)

Pleasing Plaits class photo

Pleasing Plaits, Beautiful Braids

3-6 class hours. Braids on fabric?!? Yes! The intriguing horizontal element known as Herringbone or Latvian braid appears on hats, mittens, and garments from across northern Europe and the Baltic. How do you make these colorful plaits on the edge and in the middle of knit fabric? In this class you’ll learn how to work … Continue reading Pleasing Plaits, Beautiful Braids

Round Up! 4 Ways to Knit in the Round

Round Up! 4 Ways to Knit In the Round

3-6 class hours. Love knitting in the round, but have trouble with small circumferences? Tried it a few times but still intimidated by that cord connecting the sticks? We’ll delve deep into the basics of knitting around on circular needles of all lengths for making knitwear of all sizes. Learn how stitch patterns are worked … Continue reading Round Up! 4 Ways to Knit In the Round

KLITCH class photo

KLITCH Your Knits!

3-6 class hours. Knotting, Lacing, Inlay, Twining, Couching (faux), Hemstitching: amp up your knitting with these 6 afterthought embellishing techniques! That single skein of pretty sitting in your stash can add pizzazz to plain knitting (hand-made or store-bought!), lace in a waist taper, or cover up an extended edging. You will practice all these techniques in … Continue reading KLITCH Your Knits!

Cowl-O-Rama! Design Your Own Cowl

Cowl-O-Rama! Design Your Own Cowl

3-6 class hours. Keep it simple or go deep into design, it’s your choice! You’ll begin by drawing a simple schematic representation for your cowl. Using homework swatches, you will learn how to evaluate fabric for suitability, and how to measure stitch and row gauge. Class exercises will explore the character of different stitch patterns, … Continue reading Cowl-O-Rama! Design Your Own Cowl

Class photo for Get Started Stranding

Get Started Stranding

3 class hours. Learn to work holding two colors at the same time! Commonly called Fair Isle knitting, this technique for stranding colors across the wrong side of the work lets you create brightly colored and patterned fabrics. While working on a small project you’ll practice getting an even tension (not too tight, not too … Continue reading Get Started Stranding

Entrelac Beginnings class photo

Entrelac Beginnings

3-6 class hours. Tiers of triangles and rectangles create the intricate interlaced appearance of entrelac fabric. The basic techniques for casting on, working rectangles, picking up stitches and joining units are covered as you start a simple scarf. You’ll learn how to read an entrelac pattern while you practice zig-zagging back and forth in tiers, … Continue reading Entrelac Beginnings

Temporary Cast-Ons: Four Ways to Begin Provisio

Temporary Cast-Ons: 4 Ways to Begin Provisionally

2-3 class hours The foundation loops of knit fabric, cast-on stitches are fixed in size and shape. But wouldn’t be nice if they weren’t? What if we could reactivate them, work down in the other direction smoothly with no perceptible change in the fabric? Temporary (aka provisional) cast-ons give knitters this flexibility, making all sorts … Continue reading Temporary Cast-Ons: 4 Ways to Begin Provisionally

Strand and Steek swatches

Steek and Strand!

6 class hours. Stranded color is one of the classic color work techniques, including as it does the well-known subgroup known as Fair Isle knitting. This class is for the knitter who has worked a few stranded projects and is eager to learn more, including how to successfully wield scissors on knit fabric. Class begins with a … Continue reading Steek and Strand!

Intarsia Intro

Intarsia Intro

1-2 class hours. Vertical stripes without stranding—how can that be? Intarsia, or picture knitting, gives us the means for painting with color across a fabric that remains a single thickness. This class will get you started painting your own simple intarsia picture, teaching you how to prevent holes at color changes and giving you tips … Continue reading Intarsia Intro

I-Cord on the Edge

I-Cord on the Edge

1-2 class hours. Edge your knitting as you work it! In class you’ll create a swatch with I-cord edges worked at the same time, learn how to turn a corner, execute an I-cord bind-off and create I-cord button loops. We’ll discuss additional ways to edge with I-cord, as well as how to handle gauge considerations. … Continue reading I-Cord on the Edge

Simple Seaming

Simple Seaming

1-2 class hours. Seaming is one of those basic skills, just beyond the knitting fundamentals of cast-on, knit, purl, and bind-off. We’ll make small swatches in class and practice the basic techniques of seaming rows-to-rows and stitches-to-stitches. And we’ll talk about how these techniques are used to put garments and other knit pieces together. Learn … Continue reading Simple Seaming

My First Sweater class sample

My First Sweater!

3-6 class hours. Ready to go beyond scarves & hats? Take the terror out of sweater-making with this sleeveless teddy-size shell. You will learn about garment types (drop-shoulder, inset, and set-in sleeve sweaters, cardigans, etc) and ways in which they can be constructed (top-down, bottom-up, in seamed pieces or seamlessly). You’ll learn how to read … Continue reading My First Sweater!

Finish It! sample squares joined

Finish It! Putting Pieces Together

3-6 class hours. Stop feeling like all the King’s horses and all the King’s men, and learn how to put sweater pieces together! This class covers all the basic skills for putting together and finishing a sweater using homework squares that represent important areas of a sweater. Topics covered paired decreases and their placement invisible … Continue reading Finish It! Putting Pieces Together