Upcoming Events

Beach Knitting

Mondays 9am - 11am

We are back at the beach! We meet weekly on the harbor beach in Grand Marais, right by the Superior Trading Post and Outside Java. Bring a project and something to sit on, and meet us for a gentle start to the week! Free. No sign up needed.

Saturday Fiber Circle

Saturdays 10am - 12pm

Bring a project and drop in to this weekly group here at the shop. It's a fun way to connect with other fiber folks in the area! Free. No sign up needed.

Past Events

Spring Cleanse

Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12
10 spaces

Wouldn’t it feel good to clean out your project bag(s)? Let’s finish or frog the WIPs (Works in Progress) taking up physical and mental space in our lives, and start spring out fresh...

Never Enough Mittens!

March 16 and 23rd
6-8 pm
8 spaces

Learn to knit the Purl Soho Arched Gusset Mittens using Plötulopi. This unspun pencil roving from Iceland makes for extremely versatile, economical, lightweight, warm, and fun garments. You will learn the basics of mitten shaping and how to get them to fit like a glove.

Demystifying Socks

March 27 and April 3
10am - 3pm
6 spaces

This two-day class hosted by Susan Johnson will demystify socks and give you all the skills you need to make these fun wardrobe staples. Discussion will include tips for a well-fit sock, needle types, fiber content, types of heels, history of sock knitting, and more resources. You will learn how to...

Why Not Learn to Knit?

Wednesday, March 2 and 9
8 spots

Would you love to join the crowd and learn to knit? Or perhaps you’ve been wanting to refresh your knitting skills? Join us for this basic, entry-level knitting class over the course of two evenings...


Free event. Come hang out quarterly on Zoom, get the inside scoop on what’s happening at Dappled Fern, and do fiber-y things with us!

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Intro to Colorwork

Sunday, February 20
8 spots

Immerse yourself in the world of knitting colorwork with instructor Susan Johnson in this day-long intensive at Dappled Fern...

Sweater Support Group


Thursdays, Feb 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 17
8 spots

A weekly support group for sweater knitters of all skill levels! You can do this...and we've got your back...

Holiday Skein Swap

Saturday, December 4

Drop off up to 20 skeins of natural fiber by Nov 29 and take up to 20 skeins on Dec 4! A fun way to refresh your natural fiber stash and hang out with local knitters, while helping Minnesota textile artist and Native business owner, Maggie Thompson, grow her business.

Instagram Style!

Tuesdays November 9 to December 14
(6 weeks)

Holidays can be a whole mood. Join Northshore knitwear designer Brienne Moody and Dappled Fern owner Dorothy Broomall for a MOODY KAL leading up to the holidays. We’ll kick off with a Zoom event. Brienne will chat about her patterns and design process, and offer tips for choosing colors, swatching, and staying motivated. Then, we’ll support each other through weekly posts on Instagram, and wrap up the knit along with some fun prizes from Dappled Fern.

In Person

Tuesdays November 9 - December 14  (6 weeks)

Holidays can be a whole mood and it's easy to get swept up in the frenzy of the season. Join Northshore knitwear designer Brienne Moody and Dappled Fern owner Dorothy Broomall for a MOODY knit along. Pick any Brienne Moody pattern you want, settle in for some slow time, and come knit with us!

Intro to Colorwork

Saturday, November 20
1pm – 4pm

Knit the Arrowhead Headband with instructor Susan Johnson in this afternoon workshop in Dappled Fern's cozy Maker's Space. A perfect opportunity for folks who want to venture into the world of color work knitting, upgrade their skills, and / or whip up a quick holiday gifts.
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Learn to Knit

Sundays November 21 and December 5

Come learn to knit in this supportive workshop hosted by Dappled Fern co-founder Mary Ellen Ashcroft. Over the course of two Saturdays, you will learn the basic of casting on, knitting in the round, casting off while knitting the Babka Cowl, a super squishy, super simple pattern.

Racial Justice Knit-a-Thon

Sunday, November 7

Join us for a knit-a-thon in support of the Racial Justice Center (RJC), in Omaha, NE. We will knit up Float On Cowls to sell in support of the RJC, the future permanent home of Harriet’s Dream, which is the only racial trauma healing and wellness center for Black women. We know that Racial Justice is important to many of you and look forward to moving our needles together as we move money to this building fund! 
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