San Anselmo Workshop Classes

San Anselmo Summer 2020 Workshop Classes

Due to State and County regulations, all classes are on hold until further notice. Email if you'd like a private online tutorial from one of our patient and experienced teachers.

Call the shop to sign up (415) 256-9618

Atelier Knitting and Crochet Workshop: $25/class or a month of 4 classes for $80

Workshops offer problem solving, innovation, inspiration and ongoing help at any level. We’ve designed the Workshop to be a place to learn a variety of projects (see projects below). Work on the project of your choice or simply have 2 hours of uninterrupted, supervised, knitting time. Each student works at their own pace getting help, as needed, from the instructor. Expect to learn new techniques & make friends. Our teachers are expert in knitting and crochet. Classes sold as $25 per class or a month of 4 classes for $80. Classes fill quickly so please call in advance to sign up.


    1. 7-9pm, Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23
    2. 7-9pm, Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17 and 24
    3. 9–11am, Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25
    4. 7-9pm, Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25
    5. 9–11am, Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26
    6. 9-11am, Fridays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27
    7. 2-4pm, Sundays, March 1, 8, 15 and 22

    1. 2-4pm, Sundays, Mar 29, April 5, 12 and 19
    2. 7-9pm, Tuesdays, Mar 31, April 7, 14 and 21
    3. 9–11am, Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15 and 22
    4. 7-9pm, Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16 and 23
    5. 9-11am, Fridays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24

    1. 2-4pm, Sundays, Apr 26, May 3, 10 and 17
    2. 7-9pm, Tuesdays, April 28, May 5, 12 and 19
    3. 9–11am, Wednesdays, April 29, May 6, 13 and 20
    4. 9-11am, Fridays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22

    1. 2-4pm, Sundays, May 31, June 7, 14 and 21
    2. 7-9pm, Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16 and 23
    3. 9–11am, Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24
    4. 7-9pm, Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24
    5. 9-11am, Fridays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26

    1. 2-4pm, Sundays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26
    2. 7-9pm, Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28
    3. 9–11am, Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29
    4. 9-11am, Fridays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31

    1. 2-4pm, Sundays, August 2, 9, 16 and 23
    2. 7-9pm, Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25
    3. 9–11am, Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26
    4. 9-11am, Fridays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28

    1. 2-4pm, Sundays, Aug 30, Sept 13, 20 and 27
    2. 7-9pm, Tuesdays, September 1, 15, 22 and 29
    3. 9–11am, Wednesdays, September 2, 16, 23 and 30
    4. 7-9pm, Wednesdays, September 2, 16, 23 and 30
    5. 9-11am, Fridays, September 11, 18, 25 and Oct 2
"I have recently completed a workshop and learned how to crochet. Amanda teaches with such enthusiasm and incredible skill. the shop and yarns are beautiful with many sample pieces that have free patterns with yarn purchase. Once when an S.F. resident I frequented the SF Atelier many, many times and took classes there. They are wonderful teachers and feel fortunate to have them in the neighborhood! I love shopping for yarn at this store as i did in the SF store. Always something to look forward to knitting up (and crocheting)." ~Margie M. 11/16/11


  • Striped Holiday Stockings

    4 workshop classes: $80

    These fun stockings are worked on large needles and go pretty fast! You’ll learn tons of skills while you create family heirlooms: picking up stitches, magic loop, increasing and decreasing, color-jog technique, i-cord, duplicate stitch and more! Come in to see our samples – they are too cute and fun to make!

  • Armenian Knitting

    4 workshop classes: $80

    This elegant color knitting technique produces a hybrid between Fair Isle and Intarsia with a speckled effect with main and contrast colors. Students will learn how to “trap” their yarn: Continental knitters using both colors on 1 finger and English knitters using 1 color in each hand. Come in to see the hat shop models.

  • Color Knitting

    4 workshop classes: $80

    Learn the exciting possibilities of knitting with multiple colors! You’ll make four small projects, one per week, while you cover all the basic techniques of striping, intarsia, fair-isle and modular knitting.

  • Introduction to Entrelac

    4 workshop classes: $80

    Entrelac (French for latticework) is the exquisite technique used to create a textured diamond pattern. While the end result resembles basket-woven strips of knitted fabric, the actual material comprises interconnected squares on two different orientations. Come in to see the shop models! Project choices are scarf or wrap.

  • Magic Loop Socks

    3 workshop classes: $75

    The perfect next step for a Beginning Knitting graduate! Socks are a small, compact project, which require several new skills to learn. An architectural phenomenon in knitting, we’ll show you the latest innovation of making socks without using double pointed needles! We will take the mystery out of the Magic Loop and teach you all you need to know to make socks. A great class for all levels of knitters and for those of you who plan to take Seamless Sweater! You will learn a lot!

  • 2 Magic Loop Socks

    3 workshop classes: $75

    Only for students who have completed Magic Loop Socks. Why make socks (or fingerless gloves, leg warmers etc) one at a time when you can make them at the same time! This method will greatly increase your speed from casting on to Kitchener stitch.

  • Cables N Lace

    4 workshop classes: $80

    Intimidated by lace work? Don’t be! We’ll show you the basics of lace patterning while you make a gorgeous throw. Even the most intricate patterns are based on these simple and beautiful techniques. You’ll be ready for anything afterwards.

  • Pattern Play or Pattern Play II Blankets

    4 workshop classes: $80

    Both of our Pattern Play blankets are designed specifically as teaching blankets in order to increase your skills in reading patterns, understanding repetitions, reading your work and more. At the same time, you will be enjoying how to manipulate your stitches into richly textured cables, twists, eyelets, astrakhan, and trellis patterns. Come in to see the samples! Pattern Play can also be done using DK weight yarn to make a baby blanket version!

  • Beginning Crochet

    4 workshop classes: $80

    Learn the basics of crochet and start a fun project! This class is a terrific intro to the stitches and concepts that will acquaint you with crochet. Choose from a beautiful pot holder or granny square blanket to start!

Class Policies

  • ~Class sizes are limited.
  • ~Payment is required at time of registration for all classes.
  • ~Class supplies should be purchased before the first class. Please come to class prepared.
  • ~Classes may be re-scheduled with 10 days notice. Refunds are not given for classes unless cancelled by Atelier.
  • ~Atelier Yarns is not responsible for classes missed by students. If a student misses a class, they are welcome to schedule a workshop or private lesson make-up for an additional fee.
  • ~Any class with fewer than four students enrolled three days before the first class meeting will most likely be cancelled. Fees will be refunded.
  • ~Please do not bring food or drinks other than water to class.
  • ~Students must be at least 10 years old to attend classes. For students younger than 10 years old, private lessons are available.