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Now available at Jimmy Beans Wool classes with Laura!

I couldn’t be more excited to announce that Knitting Nuance techniques and projects will be the basis for classes at one of the largest knitting stores in the country.

We’re just getting started and have established classes for the rest of October and preliminary dates in November. You can take the Introduction to the Showy Decrease as a stand alone class or as a quick preview before one of our project classes starting with the beautiful Cassini Shawl perfect for intermediate knitters. See schedule and class details below.


Read our blog announcement for more information.

Visit Us When You’re in Reno or Lake Tahoe.

Reno is one of the hottest cities in the country with companies like Tesla, Apple and Amazon opening major operating centers. Reno also has casinos, restaurants, conventions and international festivals like Burning Man.



You can also stop in on your way to Lake Tahoe. Jimmy Beans is conveniently located just behind the Reno Airport.


Note: These are not learn-to-knit classes. Students need to know how to knit, purl, slip, and work decreases. Advanced beginners will do just fine. Limit 8 knitters per class.

  1. Intro to Showy Decreases: This one hour class is free in October and November. We’ll review the Showy Decrease concept, demonstrate 3 different versions and supply swatch patterns to practice.Blog_JB_Swatches
  2. Cassini Shawl: This fun shawl is worked in garter with new edge details and a knotted bind off  you’ll use again and again. Intermediate knitters and up. Come in early for a quick intro to Showy Decrease and help picking out project yarn.2 hour class, $30
  3. Holiday Gifts: Looking for some fun projects you’ll want to knit again and again? This class demonstrates 4 project options for guys and girls that are good for knitters with a variety of skill levels. Come in early for a quick intro to Showy Decrease and help picking out project yarn. 2 hour class, $30.

Current Dates:

  • Tues., Oct. 10, Intro to Showy Decrease, 11 am  Free
  • Thur., Oct. 19, Intro to Showy Decrease, 6 pm  Free (During Sip & Shop)
  • Tues., Oct. 24, Cassini Shawl, 12 pm*,  2 hours, $30
  • Sat., Oct. 28, Cassini Shawl, 12 pm*,  2 hours, $30
  • Sat., Nov. 4, Holiday Projects, 12 pm*,  2 hours, $30 (During San Fran Bus Tour)
  • Tues., Nov. 7, Holiday Projects, 12 pm*,  2 hours, $30 (During San Fran Bus Tour)
  • Fri., Nov. 10, Cassini Shawl, 3 pm*,  2 hours, $30
  • Thurs., Nov. 16, Intro to Showy Decrease, 6 pm  Free (During Sip & Shop)

* If you haven’t taken the Intro to Showy Decrease class you can come in an hour early for a quick intro. Everyone can come in for help picking the right yarn for your project.

Don’t see a date you like? Email me at for a private lesson or to see what we can do.

Blog follower? I’d love to meet you. Let me know when you are in town so I can try to be at the store.

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