Sign up IN THE STORE or BY PHONE (317-595-5648)  for these workshops.

Classes fill up fast! Limited space available. Don’t delay in this great opportunity to meet Joan.  She is truely one of the best in the industry — and one of Nancy’s first mentors in the industry…and she’s coming soon to Knitstop!!  We are so blessed to have her!!!)

We are also hosting a meet-and-greet evening lecture with Joan on Sunday, January 29, at 7:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to the number above and join us for wine and hors d’hoeuvres. Joan is the owner of and designer for White Lies Designs. In this 45-minute lecture, she talks about how she came into knitwear design, discusses her design process, philosophy and secrets for integrating the garments we work so hard to make into our wardrobes. The trunk show includes garments  from the current White Lies Designs line and her book, Knitting Lingerie Style.

Monday, January 30, 2012:

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. “Get a Foot Up on Toes” sock workshop

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. “Whip Your Knits Into Shape!” shaping class from a shaping expert!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012:

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. “My Fair Isle” – Joan’s class on Fair Isle Knitting

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. “Vintage Knitting” – Joan’s Class on Vintage Knitting

Check out Joan’s  website at

Class descriptions: 

“Get a Foot Up on Toes-Up!”

Learn to knit socks and stockings from the toe up and discover the joy of never having to graft in order to finish. When the knitting is completed, the sock is done! Try on as you go and completely eliminate sizing  uesswork. Students will make a child-sized  sock in class.

3 hours



“Whip Your Knits Into Shape” 

Adding designer shaping touches to your knitted garments is easy once you know a few simple rules and how to apply them. Flatter your figure by shaping any garment as you knit it. Darts, ease, and short row shaping are all important elements for a custom fit. Learn which ones to use to play up your specific body type to it’s best advantage. Students will come away with a complete set of their own body measurements and the skills needed to customize knits to fit their shape.

3 hours


“My Fair-Isle!”

Learn the secret of knitting with two colors at a time AND knitting with both hands. This simple technique will also open the door to the Continental style of knitting for those who desire to. Working off of a colored chart and using the knit stitch only, students will make a cute wearable wide headband in class.

3 hours.



“Vintage Knitting”


Learn about the history of knitting and fashion from the early 20th century to present day. What’s old is new again and with just a little tweaking, knitters can use those wonderful retro styles to add vintage flavor to their sweater wardrobe. Uncover the clues in vintage patterns that will allow you to adapt  them to our modern bodies. Knitters will work on a mini vintage sweater and learn some techniques from the past.

3 hours