Marketplace Extras

All the events listed below will be included with each class, lecture, package, or Virtual Marketplace ticket registration!
There is no need to register for individual events: All events will be available to you in your Event Hub.
Replays will be available 2–4 hours after the event has completed in your Event Hub. 

All Marketplace Extras will be held in Eastern Time

Additional Marketplace Extras will be announced soon!

Meditation Class

Friday, December 1, 10:00-10:30AM EST
Start Your Day with Peace and Focus with Elissa Marx. Before diving into our three-day virtual event,  join us for a calming Meditation class. The teacher will guide you through a 30-minute meditation session designed to help you find inner peace and focus. This meditation class is the perfect way to start your day and set the tone for the weekend! Take a moment to connect with your inner self and prepare for three days of creativity and connection. Don't miss the opportunity to begin your virtual knitting journey with a clear and relaxed mind. 

Sizing It Up: Design for All Bodies with Natalie Warner and Kim McBrien Evans

Friday, December 1, 12:00-1:00PM EST
All bodies are good bodies and deserve sweaters that fit! Join Natalie Warner and Kim McBrien Evans as they discuss size inclusion and the art of designing for every body.

Lunchtime with Nara Takeda: Holiday Knitting Ideas with The Grocery Girls

Friday, December 1, 1:00-2:00PM EST

Are you looking for a unique and heartfelt gift idea this holiday season? Knitted items are a fantastic option that will be cherished for years. No matter your skill level, there are plenty of fun and easy projects to tackle.

For inspiration and guidance, look no further than The Grocery Girls! Their informative, entertaining videos on YouTube are bursting with creative ideas. There is no shortage of inspiration.

Our upcoming panel will present various holiday knitting ideas this season. Join us for an exciting journey into the knitting world and discover the joy of creating something beautiful. We guarantee you'll have a great time and feel inspired to take on your next knitting project. So why wait? Sign up now, and let's get started!

Holiday Read Aloud With Bonnie Franz: 

Friday December 1, 2:00–2:30 PM Eastern

Join us for a relaxing half hour as we read some holiday tales that feature knitting and enjoy some beautifully illustrated picture books

Official Virtual Knitting LIVE! Welcome Party Hosted by London Kaye

Friday December 1, 4:00–5:00 PM Eastern

Join London for a special winter welcome party! 

Wool and Roses Make N Take with Alexandra Davidoff

Saturday December 2nd 11:00-11:30AM EST

Join us in this little adventure of learning how to knit beautiful 3D bouquet of roses to enhance your garments, accessories, and home. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced knitter, this class offers a fantastic opportunity to expand your skills and produce beautiful embellishments that will elevate your projects to new heights. In this hands-on workshop, you will be guided stepby- step in creating eye-catching, but easy to make roses and leaves. Our knitting class welcomes participants of all skill levels, from novices eager to learn the basics to seasoned knitters seeking to expand their repertoire. By learning how to knit 3D roses, you'll open up endless possibilities for personalizing your wardrobe and home decor. Imagine adorning your favorite cardigan, hat, scarf, or baby knitwear with a delicate bouquet of roses, or embellishing your throw pillows, blankets and cup cozy with these charming floral accents. The possibilities are truly endless! You can find designs with this technique on my Ravelry page - COFFEE, BOOKS & ROSES, FLOWER CHILD & GARDEN PATH.

Class overview • Learn how to knit 3D simple rose • Get inspired by presentation of multiple samples in array of fibers and colors Included in the class • Electronic WOOL & ROSES pattern

Need for the class • Students need to know how to “cast on”, “knit” and “purl” • YARN (for 3 roses): 25g of Worsted weight wool/wool blend yarn in 2 colors: bright pink & light pink (of corse, you can make your roses in any color you want, just bring 2 shades of your chosen rose color) • Set of 2 US 6/4.00mm double pointed needles, or 16”/41cm long circular needle, tapestry needle, scissors

 Please print WOOL & ROSES pattern prior to class, or have it open on electronic device 


Fibershed Panel with host ash alberg of sunflower knit and panelists Anna Hunter of Long Way Homestead, Tammy White of Wing & A Prayer Farm, Tanis Simpson of Qiviut Inc

Saturday December 2nd 12:00-1:00PM EST

Have you ever wondered where your yarn came from? Are you curious about how to bring more sustainability into your projects? In our first-ever fibershed panel discussion, moderator ash alberg of sunflower knit will be speaking to Anna Hunter of Long Way Homestead, Tammy White of Wing & A Prayer Farm, and Tanis Simpson of Qiviut Inc. about the basics of fibershed, how their businesses are helping to transform the local (and global) yarn yarnscape by focusing on their local environment and economy, and how you can connect with the local textile movement around you wherever you are.

A Conversation with Katya Ekimian, Wool Scholar + Designer and Tammy White, Natural Dyer and Fiber Farmer

Saturday December 2nd 1:00-2:00PM EST

Leaf Napkin Rings Make N Take with Filipa Carniero

Saturday December 2nd 4:30-5:00PM EST

Pattern listed here. Join me in knitting these leaves napkin rings for the whole family. Use them todecorate your family table or as a beautiful handmade gift. While working on thissmall project, we will practice our increase and decrease techniques. We willwork yarn over increases, left-leaning, right-leaning, and double decreases. Wewill work on the pattern following both the chart and the written instructions, soit will be great for you to learn how to read a chart. MATERIALS: You will need approx. 20 gr of DK weight yarn and knitting needles to gowith the chosen yarn (I use 4,5 mm needles). LEVEL: Beginner. Students should know how to cast on, bind off, work basic stitchpatterns (ribbing), basic increases and decreases.


Crochet Craft & Chat: Join Brittany Garber (KnotBadBritt) & Angela Tong (Angela Tong Designs) and indie dyer Sarah Alby (Dyeing Wishes Yarn) for a crochet chat. Bring your hook, yarn, and questions! 

Sunday, December 3rd 11:00-12:00PM EST

Crochet Craft & Chat: Join Brittany Garber (KnotBadBritt) & Angela Tong (Angela Tong Designs) for a chat with crochet designer and indie dyer Sarah Alby (Dyeing Wishes Yarn). Bring your hook, yarn, and questions!

World AIDS Day Fireside Chat: A Discussion on Craftivism with Gary Boston & Austin Rivers

Sunday, December 3rd 12:00-12:45PM EST

Moderator: Austin Rivers
Panelist: Gary Boston (@Gary_knits_Gary_rides)

Gary Boston is a California-based knitter and crocheter and host of the Gary Knits, Gary Rides craftivism podcast on YouTube.  Gary is a five-time cyclist/fundraiser with AIDS/Lifecycle, an annual 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles raising money for the lifesaving work of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. This year he hopes to hit his long term goal of having personally raised $200k for these critical organizations with the help of his End AIDS Knitalongs/Crochetalongs and his Destash4Good Instagram fiber auctions. 

Chronically Creative with host Rochelle New from Home Row Handcraft and Guest Caitlin Ffrench

Sunday, December 3rd 1:00-2:00PM EST

An uplifting discussion on honoring and encouraging our creative cycles when living with disabilities or chronic health challenges

Find Rochelle @homerowhandcraft

Find Caitlin Ffrench @ffrench