Another Japanese Knitting HIT!


Gayle Roehm returns to Woolwinders-Rockville to guide you in knitting a scarf pattern from the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible; 260 Exquisite Designs by Hitomi Shida. In the process of making this beautiful scarf, you will gain experience and insight into the complex charts and symbols found in Japanese knitting patterns. To learn more about this class and to register online, click on the link below.

Rockville Shop
Saturdays, September 9 & 23
2:00p - 4:00p
Japanese Mini Scarf with Frill


August 11, 2017 by Suzy Roy




We’re very excited about the upcoming weekend. There are a few spaces left in all three of the “Exploring Sequence Knitting with Kim” classes. The method of sequence knitting makes the most beautiful and unique fabric. Join us this weekend to learn all about it from Kim Schneibolk. Read more about this class and register online by clicking the links below.

Rockville Shop

Saturday, August 12, 9:00a - 12:00p

- Class with purchase of Book
- Class without purchase of Book


Rockville Shop

Saturday, August 12, 1:00p - 4:00p

- Class with purchase of Book
- Class without purchase of Book


Annapolis Shop

Sunday, August 13, 1:00p - 4:00p

- Class with purchase of Book
- Class without purchase of Book


August 10, 2017 by Suzy Roy

NEW Annapolis Safari Announcement!

We're THRILLED to let you know about a new Annapolis Safari knitting class that will be starting in August! 

Dolly Quinn is the instructor for this Annapolis Safari class. She has four grandchildren who love and appreciate receiving hand knitted sweaters, hats and mittens. Dolly retired in 2013 and spends her time knitting to her heart’s content at home and with her knit group friends. Over the past 20 years Dolly has taken many classes from renowned designers such as Lucy Neatby, Laura Ashley and Lori Versaci. Like most knitters, she loves to knit for herself. She also does test knitting and sample knitting for Lori Versaci, Corrina Ferguson and Christopher Salas. She has also taught classes at The Knitting Boutique in Glen Burnie until the store closed. Dolly enjoys exploring new and unusual knitting techniques and construction but most especially, sharing her knowledge with other knitters. She cannot wait to start this Safari journey with you. 

"What is a Safari?",  you ask?

At WoolWinders, a Safari is a knitting journey where you choose your starting point and your destination with the help of an experienced guide.  Along the way, you meet new friends and pick up new knitting survival skills. 

Safari's are our most popular WoolWinders classes!  Pick a project and work in a group setting with an instructor over the course of a month.   These classes are a great way to advance your skills and to make new friends. Basic knitting skills required are casting on, knitting and purling.   Our first Safari Class in Annapolis will meet 4 times a month month - what a great way to connect with fellow knitters and build a new knitting community!

July 17, 2017 by Suzy Roy

WoolWinders Rockville Anniversary

Mark your calendars so you can join us in the Rockville shop on Saturday, July 29th to celebrate 15 years of being your Local Yarn Shop in Rockville, Maryland. We’ll have special discounts and several door prizes. We know that YOU are the reason we are still in business after all these years. Come celebrate our anniversary with your Local Yarn Shop staff on July 29th!!

You WON'T want to miss it!!

Exploring Sequence Knitting - with KIM!

Our Summer to Remember continues - and we're SO EXCITED to have our very own Kim Schneibolk teaching special workshop classes this summer in Rockville and Annapolis shops! 

Exploring Sequence Knitting with Kim Schneibolk

No stranger to fans of WoolWinders, Kim continues to be a highly sought after Safari instructor. Over the last 15 years, she has taken numerous classes at the national level to enhance her knitting skills. She is also working her way through the TKGA Master Knitting Program, passing the first two levels & working on the final level to become a Master Knitter. To read more about our remarkable Kim, please see her bio on our WoolWinders staff page.

As for sequence knitting - when she first saw the Sequence Knitting book, Kim was taken by the knits in the book because they look so complex, but are easy and relaxing to knit. She is excited to help you explore the concepts of sequence knitting!

Exploring Sequence Knitting*
3 Classes to choose from: 
Saturday, August 12th
9AM - 12PM 
Location: WoolWinders Rockville
Click for more information and registration

Saturday, August 12th
1PM - 4PM
Location: WoolWinders Rockville
Click for more information and registration

SundaySunday, August 13th
1PM - 4PM 
Location: WoolWinders Annapolis
Click for more information and registration

Knit complex looking fabrics with very little mental effort! Sequence knitting is perfect for social and travel knitting. You don't need to track rows as most are 1-row repeats. You'll find that knitting a repetitive sequence of stitches is rhythmic, soothing & meditative. 

In this class you will learn the basics of Sequence Knitting and knit some sample swatches to "see the magic" happen on your needles. 

The book Sequence Knitting by Cecelia Campochiaro is a beautiful & very informative book. Included in the price of this class, the book does an excellent job of explaining all the nuances of knitting sequences.  It is also an excellent stitch dictionary and has many wonderful patterns to explain and illustrate the concepts and sequence patterns. Join Kim in this exploration of sequence knitting!  

Please note - This class requires participants to have the book, Sequence Knitting. If you already have the book you may register for the session without the cost of the book. Otherwise you can register for the class with the book cost included and you will receive a copy with the class.


*We're sorry but no discounts can be applied to special classes. 

Focus on: Japanese Knitting!

Our Summer to Remember continues at WoolWinders. To bring something new to the community we looked right in our very own backyard! Local knitting expert and Japanese language and culture guru, Gayle Roehm, will be teaching TWO classes at WoolWinders this summer. See below for more information and be sure to sign up early as these classes are limited (due to seating area size). You don't want to miss these WoolWinders Rockville knitting class exclusives! 

Japanese Knitting Classes with Gayle Roehm

Gayle teaches knitting classes around the country with a focus on using Japanese patterns. She loves to introduce knitters to the pleasures of Japanese designs, and her knowledge of the subject is unmatched. To read more about Gayle please see her amazing biography on her website!

Gayle will be teaching TWO classes at WoolWinders this summer:

Introduction to Japanese Knitting Patterns*
Saturday, July 22nd
1PM - 5PM
Location: WoolWinders Rockville

Western knitters aren’t familiar with Japanese hand knitting designers, but their creative and often unusual designs can open up another world of knitting for you. Knitters do not need to be able to read or speak Japanese.  You can knit from Japanese knitting patterns once you become familiar with the graphic format. We’ll begin by learning how to “read” a schematic, and how to find basic information such as gauge, yarn requirements and needle sizing. We’ll also look at the symbols used in pattern stitch charts, which are standard among all Japanese publishers. If there’s time, we’ll swatch a stitch pattern or two for practice. Bring any Japanese patterns that you may have questions about. One pre-req - You must be very comfortable knitting from charts. For more information and to register (because space is limited!) - click here


Japanese Mini Scarf with Frill*
Saturdays, September 9th & 23rd 
2PM - 4PM
Location: WoolWinders Rockville

Knitters who love beautiful stitch patterns are delighted with the "Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Designs by Hitomi Shida," recently published in English. This class will give you an exclusive preview of one of the designs - Hitomi Shida's Exquisite Scarf! Join the translator to knit the scarf project from this book, and gain experience and insight into the complex charts and symbols. We'll start the body of the scarf in the first class, practicing chart-reading and some of the more complex maneuvers, to be sure you can work on the project later at home. In the second class, we’ll complete the “frill” at one end. For more information and to register (and again, space is limited!) - click here.


*We're sorry but discounts cannot be applied to special classes.

Announcing Summer Classes!

Summer is just about here!  We've had a long, cold, rainy spring so the sun and warm weather will be a nice change. 

We are excited to announce our summer classes.  It's going to be a summer to remember.  New and returning  Safari classes as well as new Project and Technique classes are scheduled for our Rockville shop and we are VERY excited to announce our FIRST classes for Annapolis! We hope to see you at one of the shops this summer!


Knit Night Countdown!

We are counting the hours until our FREE Knit Night tonight, Friday, June 16th from 7-9PM at our Rockville shop. We haven't hosted an open knit night in a while so we're really excited to see all of you tonight! 

See you soon!

June 16, 2017 by Suzy Roy

WoolWinders Annapolis Opened it's Doors!

On Friday, May 19th WoolWinders Annapolis Opened it's doors! And on Sunday, May 21st we had a Meet n' Greet - and it was so nice to meet you! AND - thank you to all of our Rockville-area peeps who came out to Annapolis for our opening weekend. It was fun, humbling, and a great way to kick off the opening of the sister store. Please see our photo album (you don't have to have Facebook to view the album) to see some pictures from the weekend - thank you for making it a successful opening! 

June 15, 2017 by Suzy Roy

Stay tuned -- New Classes will be announced

We're working on the Rockville and Annapolis class list for the next quarter. Stay tuned - watch this space! 

June 13, 2017 by Suzy Roy