How To Classes - Late Fall 2013

HOW TO MAKE A GAUGE SWATCH

This essential, yet often ignored step, is the single most important step in creating garments that fit.   In our excitement to begin a new project, every single one of us would love to skip this pain in the neck and just get started already.  Most people figure out the hard way that skipping it only creates problems later.  In this class I'll teach you how to do it quickly easily and accurately for both flat knits and in-the-round knits so that you can do and move on to your project already!
Dates/Times: November 16, 9:00 - 10:00
PRICE: $10. 

HOW TO FIX MISTAKES

In class Sharon will teach you how to fix the typical knitting mistakes.  You will learn to pick up dropped stitches, undo the knit stitch, undo the purl stitch, undo a K2tog, and undo an SSK.  She will also show you how to pick up forgotten yarn overs, to do a basic rip back, and pick up live stitches and orient them properly. If there is time you'll also learn how to install a lifeline, and then rip back to pick up the stitches on the lifeline.  I this is definitely two hours well spent!
Dates/Times: December 7, 9:00 - 11:00
PRICE: $25. 

How To Classes - September 2013

HOW TO CABLE STITCH

Many people think cables are mysterious and scarey. Please let me show you how easy they are. You'll learn to make basic cables and how to follow a cable chart so that you no longer need to be afraid if this beautiful, textured stitch.

Homework and Materials: 100 yds of worsted weight yarn, size 8 needles, and a cable hook or needle. Before class please cast on 18 stitches and work in k1,p1 rib for 2 inches.

Dates/Times: Saturday, September 28, 9:00 - 10:00

PRICE: $10

 

HOW TO MATTRESS STITCH

This technique is used to make perfectly finished seams. You'll learn how to do this stitch for seaming rows to rows, stitches and stitches, and rows to stitches.

Homework and Materials: Please come with six different color swatches and a tapestry needle. The swatches should be stockinette stitch on twenty stitches, using worsted weight yarn, 20 rows in length and bound off.

Dates/Times: Saturday, October 26, 9:00 - 10:00

PRICE: $10

 

HOW TO MAKE A GAUGE SWATCH

This essential, yet often ignored step, is the single most important step in creating garments that fit.   In our excitement to begin a new project, every single one of us would love to skip this pain in the neck and just get started already.  Most people figure out the hard way that skipping it only creates problems later.  In this class I'll teach you how to do it quickly easily and accurately for both flat knits and in-the-round knits so that you can do and move on to your project already!

Dates/Times: November 16, 9:00 - 10:00

PRICE: $10

 

HOW TO FIX MISTAKES CLASS

In class Sharon will teach you how to fix the typical knitting mistakes.  You will learn to pick up dropped stitches, undo the knit stitch, undo the purl stitch, undo a K2tog, and undo an SSK.  She will also show you how to pick up forgotten yarn overs, to do a basic rip back, and pick up live stitches and orient them properly. If there is time you'll also learn how to install a lifeline, and then rip back to pick up the stitches on the lifeline.  I this is definitely two hours well spent!

Dates/Times: December 7, 9:00 - 11:00

PRICE: $25

Chix With Stix

This series of classes started at Yarn Central and has been continued here at Out of the Loop.  You'll work on your own project and learn at your own pace with inspiration from your classmates, who come with different levels of experience.  Some of the classes have a mix of knitters and crocheters.  We have had so much fun with these classes that some have been together for as long as eight years. Come with a project that you requires a little help and you'll find much more than instruction in these groups.  You choose a day and time that works for you, purchase classes in groups of 4 for $30 and keep coming for as long as you can.

AVAILABLE DATES/TIMES


 
DAYTIME GROUPS:

Wednesday Chix with Sasha Steenson, 12:00 - 1:30 MOVED TO FRIDAY
Thursday Chix with Sue Costigan 11:00 - 12:30
Thursday Chix with Joyce Elliot, 12:30 - 2:00
Friday Chix with Sasha Steenson 10:00 - 11:30 NEW
Friday Chix with Janet Santoro, 12:00 - 1:30


EVENING GROUPS:

Monday Chix with Courtney Sokol, 7:00 - 8:30
Tuesday Chix with Anneliese Kniffen, 7:00 - 8:30

PRICE: $30 for 4 weekly classes

Important Class/Workshop Information

  • Please stop by the shop or call to sign up.  You will not be considered signed up until you have paid for the class.
  • Since yarn sales are what keep the shop in business and allow us to have classes and workshops, ALL YARN FOR ALL CLASSES/WORKSHOPS MUST BE PURCHASED HERE. You will receive 10% off all purchases from the point of signup until the class ends.   The class fee is kept low enough to pay the instructor and promote the class only.
  • Class size will be limited to 8 people.  If you need to cancel please let me know as soon as possible so that your seat can be filled.  Your class fee will not be refunded if I can't fill your seat and your cancellation brings the number of students below the minimum (usually 6 students).
  • Please come to class with all the necessary materials, including a gauge swatch and the right needles, so that you'll be ready to start as soon as possible.
  • If you have a problem during your class please see me privately at an appropriate time so that it can be solved quickly and quietly.
  • Thank you for considering a class at Out of the Loop.  I hope you'll have a rewarding experience.

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