Casting on in October

Suzy Roy

Here at WoolWinders, we're preparing for your cool weather needs with lots of new yarns and classes. Drop by and let us show you some great one skein projects that are perfect for yourself or for gift giving.

We are also pleased to announce our first Open House in Annapolis, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 14th and 15th. We're partnering with June Cashmere, a company which features 100% cashmere, sustainably sourced from small family farms in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia. See more information below and watch your inbox and our social media for more details about the Open House and this ethically and environmentally conscious company. 

As we start to reach cooler autumn days, we hope you will stop by. No matter if you are a beginner or a long time knitter, we love to see your projects.


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Taking a moment

Suzy Roy

There are some days where you just have to take a moment to relax. Enjoy. Take a moment to breathe. Luckily we have two cute shops where we can do that! So take a moment with your favorite cuppa and your knitting/crochet. Take a seat. And enjoy the moment!

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Fall for NEW Classes at WoolWinders!

Suzy Roy

We could go on and on about how we love cool, crisp mornings, bright sunshiny afternoons, freshly-harvested produce, colorful landscapes, and all of the feelings that lend perfectly to our favorite hobbies - knitting and crocheting!  This time of year gives us good reason to stock up on fall favorite yarns and to begin knitting and wearing sweaters and other knitwear. This is why we are so excited to bring you our new Fall and Early Winter classes. The class lineup  features our foundation classes like Knitting 101 and Fixing Mistakes, as well as new sock, technique and project classes. And many of you have been asking, so we’ve added a couple sweater classes - for humans and pups!  Hoping to see you at Rockville or Annapolis soon!

Check out our classes!

Rockville Safari Classes

Rockville Project & Technique Classes

Annapolis Classes



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Focus on: Japanese Knitting!

Suzy Roy

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.

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Announcing Summer Classes!

Clean Themes

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!


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