Council Offers Knitting Classes this Summer

The Council for the Arts of Chambersburg will offer classes in knitting from July 9th through 30th at its 159 South Main Street site. For information about the content of classes, call Education Coordinator Laurie McKelvie at 477-2132 or email .  For class times or to register, visit the council’s website at  or call 717-264-6883.

“Knitting is one of the trendiest hobbies today!” says instructor Nancy Walker of Mercersburg. “Students will learn the basics of knitting including how to make a slip knot, cast on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch and bind off.” A class for ages 8-11 (parents welcome) will be held Tuesday afternoons from 3-4:30pm at the Council, and will cost $45 for the 4-week session. Once the young students learn these basic skills, they will have an opportunity to learn how to knit an African Duduza (comfort) doll in which they will use skills of math, reading, design, fiber and color selection.

An “Introduction to Knitting” class for adults (ages 12 & up) will be held July 9-30 from 6-8 pm. “Knitting can be a journey of self-discovery,” continues Walker. “This beginners’ course offers an innovative approach to knitting, and encourages students to progress at their own pace.”  Once students learn the basic skills they will have the opportunity to choose to work on a hat, scarf, purse or children’s toy. The adult class will cost $60 for the 4-week session.

Students signing up for the Council’s Knitting classes should purchase needles (Clover brand size 8 bamboo needles, 9” long) but all practice yarn will be provided by the instructor.

For prices or other details about the Council’s classes, call 717-264-6883 or visit