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56 Wall Street
Madison, CT 06443


Welcome to Madison Wool!  We are a fiber lover’s paradise, with fine yarns for hand knitting plus one of a kind, handspun art yarns that you cannot find anywhere else! 

Knitting Classes

Knitting Classes


To view more information on our knitting classes, please visit our Events Calendar.

To register, please call the shop at 203-245-5921 or send an email. 

Private lessons @ $25/hour

Please contact us to set up a class or lesson!  Weekdays and afternoons are available. Group rates available.

Drop In Knitting Help @ $10/hour

Wednesdays 2 - 4 PM

Thursdays (check calendar-only when classes on) 5 - 7 PM





The Churchmouse “Bias Before and After’ Scarf.  With Mary Crosby.  Sunday, February 19, 2017, 1-3 PM.  $30.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.  *Take class with next week’s ‘Blocking and Finishing” class for a special price of $45.00!. 
Join Mary as she teaches you the secrets of the Churchmouse Classic pattern “Bias Before and After Scarf”.  This is a chance to make a light wrap using fine laceweight yarn and a larger needle, and NOT be pleased with the finished result until after blocking!  This class is perfect for the adventurous beginner!

How to Block and Finish your Knitwear like a Pro.  With Mary Crosby.  Sunday, February 26, 2017.  1-3 PM.  $30.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.  Take with the Bias Scarf class and save $15.00! 
Take your project from just OK to fabulous!  Join Mary as she shows you how to properly block and finish your knitwear.  You will also learn how to seam, weave in ends, and more!  Bring your unfinished projects ready for finishing, if available. 

Learn to make the Capitan Hat- a fast hat with cables and a brim!

Learn to make the Capitan Hat- a fast hat with cables and a brim!

Advanced Beginner Knitting- Learn to Cable- The Capitan Hat.  With Mary Crosby.  Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1-4 PM.  $40.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space 

Join Mary as she teaches you how to make the perfect Spring Hat- The Capitan Hat by Rosi Garmendia!  Using only one skein of chunky yarn (Misti Alpaca or Fibre Company Tundra are great choices),  this hat works up fast!  You will learn how to work in the round, cable, and make a brim. Stop in to see this hat in person- it looks great on everyone! 

Reading your Knitting and fixing mistakes 2:  the sequel! with mary Crosby. **NEW DATES TO BE ADDED FALL 2016** 

$25.00 ($10 holds your space). Become the boss of your knitting by learning how to "read" your stitches. With this class and a little practice, you will soon be able to figure out where you are in a pattern and to recognize and correct errors. You’ll spend less time running to the yarn shop for help and more time working on your projects.

If you missed the first class in February, this is your chance to learn the basics and more!  Mary will delve into the mysteries of fixing mistakes in colorwork, cables, and lace too. 

What we will learn

  1. The first portion of the class will be devoted to studying the way stitches sit on the needle and what a knit stitch and purl stitch as well as common increases and decreases look like. 
  2. The second part will be devoted to practical skills.  You will learn how to count rows in one color and multi-color knitting, find your place in a stitch pattern, and keep track of increases and decreases during shaping.  You’ll also learn to find and correct errors. 
  3. Finally, if you have a project on the needles, especially if you are in trouble, bring it and put your new skills to work ! 

What to bring:

  • Two colors of smooth, light to medium colored yarn.  Should be worsted weight or heavier
  • Needles appropriate for the yarn – straight or circular.  We will be knitting swatches back and forth
  • Locking stitch markers – 4 or 5 are enough
  • Pen or pencil
  • Reading glasses if you use them
  • If you wish, bring a project currently on the needles
The Churchmouse "Boyfriend Hat' made with Manos Maxima and handspun yarn! (fiber and locks dyed by

The Churchmouse "Boyfriend Hat' made with Manos Maxima and handspun yarn! (fiber and locks dyed by

The "Cowl of Many Colors" is a fun project to pair different textured handspun yarns together to make something unique and wearable. 

The "Cowl of Many Colors" is a fun project to pair different textured handspun yarns together to make something unique and wearable. 

Fun with Handspun! last minute gifts -knit or crochet. With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7-9 pm.  $20.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space. 

Holiday Gift Edition!  Let's use patterns for inspiration and ideas!   Big yarn + Big hook or needle= gift in no time! 

Ever wondered what to do with that skein of textured handspun yarn? Wonder no more!  Join us for a fun sampler class, where we will browse patterns, try different stitches and needles, and teach you how to match the project to the yarn using handspun.  Come with a sense of adventure and your stash if you'd like- it's fun to pair handspun with mill spun too for larger projects!  Photo above is the 'Cowl of Many Colors", knit with oddments of handspun plus mill spun. 


The Churchmouse Saddle Shoulder Pullover is a great Unisex sweater! 

The Churchmouse Saddle Shoulder Pullover is a great Unisex sweater! 

Thursday Night Knitters:  The Churchmouse Saddle-Shoulder Men’s Pullover.  With Mary Crosby.  5 Classes- March 16, March 30, April 13, April 20, May 4, 2017.  7-9 PM.  $100.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.   

Finally! A great first sweater, and a sweater for the men (or a great ‘Boyfriend’ sweater for yourself or a friend).  Learn to knit one of Churchmouse Yarns newest patterns- a saddle shoulder pullover.  This sweater has the nice ease of a drop shoulder but with a shaped shoulder line and sleeve cap.  In this class, you will learn how to correctly swatch for gauge for proper fit, how to adjust the body length to fit, how to bind off for sloped edges, and proper seaming and finishing techniques. Knit with worsted weight yarn, there are many great choices for making this sweater your own.   



Thursday Knit-Night: Learn to Knit/project help With Mary Crosby

Thursday nights from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  -March 16, March 30, April 13, April 20, May 4, 2017. 

$15.00 per hour or 4 hours for $45.00. Flexible dates. Check our calendar or call to book a lesson. Unravel the mystery of knitting! Mary will lead you through the project of your choice and teach you the foundations of knitting: the knit and the purl stitch. Supplies provided for in class practice. Choose a pattern and we will get you started on your new addiction!  The new flexible schedule also allows for help on specific patterns, stitches, or whatever you would like to learn.


Sunday, February 5, 2017, 1-3 PM.   $30.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space. 

Join Mary for a weekend learn to knit! If you are brand new, we will help you choose a project and get on your way.-casting on, knitting, purling, and casting off.    If you need a refresher or just to brush up your skills, please join us!  The class is tailored to what YOU want to learn. Ages 10 and up. 

Knitting 2: You Can Do it!  With Mary Crosby (TBD)

$65.00 ($10.00 deposit holds your space). A series of 3 classes. You know how to knit and purl, cast on and off-now let’s follow a pattern and learn all the stitch patterns!  Using the great sampler scarf pattern “You CAN  do it!” by Jean Barrisi, you will learn how to work seven different stitch patterns!  Each one is a skill builder, and you will learn cables, ribbing, lace, and how to read charts.

KIDS Friday knit & Creativity CLUB-monthly

With Mary Crosby and friends. All levels, beginning to some experience, ages 7 and up. $10.00 per student per session, yarn and needles provided for knitting practice in class. Call to register. 

This group class is suitable for small groups of class mates or friends who would like to learn to knit, or work on a special project. Class is usually held the last Friday afternoon of the month from 4-5 PM-check calendar for dates.

Knitting Gallery

All class materials are to be purchased from Madison Wool. Unless specified, class fee does not include pattern or materials. To register for classes, call the shop at 203-245-5921 with your information and deposit (credit card).  We will accept mailed checks as well. Many classes from visiting teachers require you to register directly with them.  Please call or email us with any questions. If we cancel class for any reason (usually only due to weather or teacher illness), you get store credit or you may take rescheduled class. Class deposit/fee non refundable five days prior to class; cancellations prior to this get store credit less deposit. We take extenuating circumstances into consideration, so please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend a class.