The season for all things cozy has arrived in the Hudson Valley. As the thermometer dips lower, put your crafty side to work and indulge in an age-old hobby: knitting. Perfect for gift-giving, staying warm, or just passing the time, knitting is a great way to connect with local crafters and pick up tricks of the trade.
Whether you’re a beginner or veteran, a solo learner or a class participant, these Hudson Valley shops are the perfect place to purl one with friends.
Classes at Cornwall Yarn Shop fill up quickly, which is why pre-registration is required. All materials for classes are marked down to 10 percent off retail price. Looking for something one-on-one? Private lessons can be arranged for $10 per half hour. Call ahead to schedule private group lessons.
This shop in Hudson is a cozy destination for knitting, spinning, shopping, and learning with friends. Take a look at the website before you go to see which classes are on the schedule. The Stretch, Eat, Knit sessions, which combine yoga and knitting, are a fun way to start the week off right.
Red Hook, 845.758.3130
It’s time to show and tell! This shop invites all knitting, weaving, and crocheting fiends to meet for a monthly social gathering of skills and sharing. Bring a snack for the potluck table and enjoy a creative Sunday with other creatives.
Knitting classes are available for all skill levels at this yarn haven. Buy a package of classes or a single session like “Fixing Mistakes” or “Sock Sundays” with materials included. Make sure to buy your yarn on location.
Mt. Kisco, 914.864.2828
Who knew “Supervised Knitting” could be so fun? A shop focused on “doing things right,” Pick Up Every Stitch offers classes with help from an instructor Tuesday through Saturday.
New Paltz, 914.456.6040
This fiber farm shop combo promotes local, sustainable agriculture. It’s home to a registered flock of cormo sheep, and uses fleece for yarn or roving. Stop by to visit the farm or schedule a class for varying skill levels. Register online to ensure you get a seat!