Class List - Winter 2017

GREAT AMERICAN ARAN AFGHAN - NEW
This beautiful afghan is knit in squares using different stitch patterns, all designed by the readers of Knitter's magazine.  The pattern includes 24 squares of which we'll make 20 for an afghan.  We'll work one square each month and discuss all the techniques involved in completing that square.  You'll perfect your knitting skills while creating this heirloom afghan.  Since you'll want your squares to be knit from the same dye lot you'll want purchase your yarn before the class starts, if possible.  Having done this class already, I'm excited to teach all that we've learned and to finish the squares I have remaining.  Each square has provided me a learning experience! Stop in to talk to me to see if this is right for you. 
You will receive a 15% discount on your yarn when you order the required amount. 
Dates/Times: The first Saturday of each month, 9:00 - 10:00, Beginning March 4
Price: $10 per session
 
FRIDAY MORNING SWEATER CLUB
This sweater club has evolved over the year.  What was once everyone working on one sweater, it's become something less structured.  There are a few people beginning this gorgeous cardigan, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/doresu-caridgan.  Others are working on Amy Herzog's CustomFit sweaters.  I've been working on this sweetie for my sweetie, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sweet-jane-2.  Pick something we're working on or pick your own and learn the techniques for sweater construction.
Dates/Times: Fridays, 9:00 - 10:00, beginning February 12.
PRICE: $10 per week
 
CROCHET SKILLS PROJECT
Every year I find a crochet heart to make for my family for Valentine's Day.  This year I found this fun heart that has some techniques that I could use practice with, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-meiringspoort-heart .  Join me for a couple of weeks and you'll have some fun, build your crochet skills, and make a sweet valentine for your valentine. 
Materials: You'll need some stash yarn in at least three colors and a hook to match.  
Experience: You should have basic crochet skills (chain, SC, DC).  You'll learn how to start a magic ring, work in the posts, and how to change colors.  
Date/Times:  Saturday, Feb 11., 9:00 - 12:00
PRICE: $30
 
BEGINNER BRIOCHE
This fun skill looks like it shouldn't be a lot to master but many a successful knitter has been frustrated by the brioche stitch (remember all you drop-outs from the 2010 class!).  I have a plan and I am determined to help you develop this beautiful technique.  Using Purl Soho's color dipped scarf as a foundation pattern, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/color-dipped-scarves we will master this skill! We'll start on bigger needles and thicker yarn and one color.  Once we have that down, we'll add a color.  If there's time and interest, we'll add as stitch pattern to the color.  By the end we'll have a new skill and fashionable and warm scarf.  Give it a try!
Date/Times: Feb. 11 and Feb 18, 12:00 - 2:00
PRICE: $40

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