Mini-classes and Demos in November and December at the new Studio location!

Drop in to any of these classes, no need to register Miniature Sweater Knitting Class – $5 per student Nov 16  – Sat. 11 to noon Make a doll sweater, ornament, or garland for the Holidays We show you how to knit a tiny sweater! This is a fun craft, just bring sock needles sizeContinue reading “Mini-classes and Demos in November and December at the new Studio location!”

We’re settled in at 801 Seventh Ave SE and Plum Street in Olympia

We celebrated our re-opening on September 7 with cake! The Jorstad team celebrated with family and friends as we opened at our new location in downtown Olympia this September. We said goodbye to our warehouse studio at the end of July and moved our production dye studio to a private location to process big ordersContinue reading “We’re settled in at 801 Seventh Ave SE and Plum Street in Olympia”

Dye Class Schedule at The Studio

Our summer dye schedule is finally settled, and I am happy to announce we’ve added multiple dates to accommodate the popularity of two of our classes. The following dates are available for sign-up, so email me at and use the words “Dye Class” in your subject line. We will get you on the listContinue reading “Dye Class Schedule at The Studio”

Here we come TNNA! Introducing Isle of Skye, our Kid Mohair/Mulberry Silk.

The National Needleworkers Association (TNNA) holds trade shows for members twice a year. We are fortunate to have this great event so close and near Portland, Oregon. We will gather at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tigard, just on the outskirts of this knit-friendly city, to meet fellow business owners, designers, suppliers, and all sortsContinue reading “Here we come TNNA! Introducing Isle of Skye, our Kid Mohair/Mulberry Silk.”

Schedule Update for 2019 Introducing the Jorstad Crew

Announcing two weekends coming up when the Studio will be closed! We’re going to a trade show in Portland at the end of January, and as a consequence we will be closed January 31, February 1, 2, and 3. We are back to normal hours starting the week of February 4. Then we will be closedContinue reading “Schedule Update for 2019 Introducing the Jorstad Crew”

Knit, Crochet, and Build Skills at Jorstad Creek with our studio classes in 2019

Introducing new beginning knitting and crochet classes for the complete novice or those who want more confidence in their skills… March we kick off knitting and crochet instruction here at the Jorstad Creek Studio. We would love to be part of your crafting education! We plan to post more bio information about our instructors in the newContinue reading “Knit, Crochet, and Build Skills at Jorstad Creek with our studio classes in 2019”

Spinning Class Schedule is Up!

Corrected dates – see below. Join us for a spinning class in December or January. Madison and Leanna are teaming up to offer our beginning spindle class. We’ve also added a “next step” class on plying that will help you get those singles into a fabulous plyed yarn. Have you moved up to a spinning wheel, orContinue reading “Spinning Class Schedule is Up!”

Basic Mini-Sweater Ornament

Jorstad Creek Basic Mini-sweater Pattern by Kerry Graber Materials:    Sock Yarn Needles:      US #1 or #2 Notions:       Safety Pins, darning needle Instructions:  Body from the bottom up Using knitted-on cast-on method, cast on 32 stitches and divide on to 3 needles. Join by knitting one round in K1P1 rib, careful not to twist. Knit 3Continue reading “Basic Mini-Sweater Ornament”

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