Class List - October 2015

GREAT AMERICAN ARAN AFGHAN

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 and create 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. This project has been going for a year now for many people. I, personally, have enjoyed making it and feel excited to start each new square.  Every one has provided me a learning experience for myself and to pass on. There is space available in these classes if you want to jump in.  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 Wednesday of each month, 9:00 - 10:00
OR
The first Saturday of each month, 9:00 - 10:00
OR
The first Tuesday of each month, 9:00 - 10:00

PRICE: $10 per session

 

FRIDAY MORNING SWEATER CLUB

Beginning October 2, we'll start our Friday morning sweater club.  This time we'll make the Campside Cardi by Alicia Plummer, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/campside-cardi  I made this over vacation on the beach and loved the feel of the wool in my hands while listening to the waves.  You'll learn top down construction, the basics of following charts, picking up stitches, blocking techniques, as well as gauge and fitting techniques.  Come when you can and make this trendy yet universally wearable cardigan for yourself or as a gift!

Dates/Times: Fridays, 9:00 - 10:00, beginning October 2

PRICE: $10 per week

 

BEGINNER SOCK CLASS

I'm so excited to have my beloved Jaya back at the shop to teach.  She's a busy girl now but has set aside three dates to give you the skills you'll need to start making socks.  Some people find sock knitting the most calming and rewarding part of their knitting experience.  Using a basic sock pattern, you will learn classic knitting techniques and tips to both avoid common pitfalls and how create a perfect fit. You can learn to knit on double point needles, 2 circulars or magic loop. For magic loop, please get at least a 40" circular. Swatch in stockinette and bring the right size needles for the gauge in the pattern.

Materials: pattern, yarn (should be wound and used in swatch before class), needles (as appropriate based on choice of technique above), typical accessories

Dates/Times: Saturdays, October 3, October 24, and November 21, 9:00 - 12:00

PRICE: $90

 

CABLED GLOVES CLASS

If the idea of knitting fingers has scared you away from making gloves before, now is the time to give it a try.  Theresa Ryan will eliminate your feels and teach you all the techniques for completing these gorgeous gloves, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knotty-gloves . Stop by and check them out!

Dates/Times: Saturdays, October 3, and November 7, 2:00 - 4:00

PRICE: $40

Class List - April 2015

BEGINNER SOCKS FROM THE TOE UP

Jaya is back to lead you through the basics of knitting a sock from the toe up.  You'll learn how to measure, gauge, and knit for a perfect fit.  She'll also teach you the toe-up cast on, toe shaping, and how to make a gusset and a slipped stitch heal flap.  This class is great timing to prepare for making the perfect warm weather project all summer long.

Date/Times: Saturdays, April 25, May 9, and June 6, 9:00 - 12:00

PRICE: $90

Class List - March 2015

GREAT AMERICAN ARAN AFGHAN - NEW Tuesday's added

I have mentioned before my desire to both knit this afghan and use it as a means for teaching basic knitting techniques. 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 and create this heirloom afghan all while learning many knitting tips and techniques.  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. There is a little space in these classes if you want to jump in.  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.

The first Tuesday of each month, 9:00 - 10:00, beginning May 5

PRICE: $10 per session

Class List - Winter 2014 (New class added - December 13, 2014)

SWEATER CLUBS

For me January has always been the time to start a sweater project for myself.  After working feverishly on quick gifts, I look forward to starting something that isn't just mindless knitting.  Both of these projects are classically styled cardigans with a modern look.  They will be both figure flattering and fashionable at the same time.   Both will offer you the opportunity to learn the basics of sweater construction from gauge and fitting to your figure through setting in sleeves and multiple finishing techniques.  Each has a different bonus lesson! Each class will be $10 and we will meet every week (unless weather, another class, or life gets in the way) until we finish!  Check them out and see if one (or both) will work for you. I will lead them both and I can't wait to get started!

Friday Morning Sweater Club - BONUS: Cables


Designer Thea Coleman has a beautiful way of giving classic styles and techniques a modern twist, which is exactly what I was looking for when starting this project.  You can see all of her work here http://www.ravelry.com/designers/thea-colman .  I have chosen Bloody Mary, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bloody-mary-3 , because I think it will be flattering to so many figures and because I have wanted it in my own closet for a while.   The cables are substantial enough to give you plenty to learn without being overwhelming to a beginner.

Dates/Times: Fridays,  9:00 - 10:00, beginning January 9

PRICE: $10


Saturday Morning Sweater Club - BONUS: Stranded Colorwork

I came across this pattern recently and I can't get it out of my mind! I think it makes a great class project because there are so many learning points and because it's both beautiful and, again, flattering to many figures.  Serious Wow factor!
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwbis11/PATTvelvet.php

Dates/Times: Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:00, beginning January 10

PRICE: $10

Class List - Winter 2014 (Updated March 2015)

'CREATE A GIFT' CLASSES

These quick classes are designed to help you both learn a new technique and create a quick gift.  I've chosen heavier weight yarns and beautiful patterns so that you'll be able to finish completely and will be proud to give them as gifts.  I will teach each class on both Friday mornings and Saturday mornings.

Choose either day that works best for you.  We will start early and end early so that we can enjoy a fabulous class that won't take up too much time in this busy season.  Please come prepared with yarn and needles ready to start promptly at 9:00, so that we can end at 10:00.  Be sure to call ahead to sign up.

 

SUPER BULKY BEGINNER LACE COWL

This super quick, super bulky cowl is the perfect fast knit gift.  Once you've done one you'll be pumping them out all season long.  I made mine in an hour!  In the class, you'll bring your knitting skills from basic knits and purls to yarn over stitches and reading knitting charts.  We'll discuss finishing techniques like blocking, as well.  All you'll need is one skein of super bulky, like RASTA or ASAP.  We'll be time ahead if you cast on 18 sts. and knit 7 rows before class starts.  Check out the finished project at the shop or see http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/false-creek

Dates/Times: Friday, November 21 OR Saturday, November 22, 9:00 - 10:00

PRICE: $15, includes the $5.00 pattern

 

MOEBIUS COWL

This class deviates from the one hour template to two hours to give you time to practice and learn this innovative technique and will only be offered on Saturday.  A moebius cowl is a scarf with a built in twist. The cast on is the trick!  In this class Liz Wilmerding will teach you how to do a double cable cast-on and knit a cowl from the center outward. This cowl knits up quickly and makes a beautiful and warm gift. Select your yarn, needles and cable ahead of time. See you on November 29!

Dates/Times: Saturday, November 29, 9:00 - 10:00

PRICE: $20

 

STRANDED FAIR ISLE HAT

If you've ever wanted to learn how to do stranded colorwork this is a great way to start.  We'll discuss the basic tips for successfully working this technique while knitting this very fashionable hat.  Stop by the see the shop sample or see http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fair-isle-hat-6209 .  Please make sure you cast on and work the ribbing before class starts.

Dates/Times: Friday, December 5 ONLY , 9:00 - 10:00

PRICE: $20

 

CABLED BOOT TOPPER

These fashionable boot toppers will make great gifts for the boot lovers in your life (ME!) and this is a fabulous opportunity to learn how to make cables.  This is very doable technique for anyone who can knit and purl and work in the round.  I'm sure you'll see me wearing the samples or check them out at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cabled-boot-topper .

Dates/Times: Friday, December 12 OR Saturday, December 13, 9:00 - 10:00

PRICE: $10

 

SLIP STITCH INFINITY SCARF

This simple technique can be used to make many patterns. In this case the combination of the self striping yarn and slipped stitches make the resulting item look like it was worked using stranded knitting.  The big needles and the cozy yarn make short work look impressive!  Come and try on the gorgeous shop sample or see it at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cupido-cowl

Dates/Times: Friday, December 19 OR Saturday, December 20, 9:00 - 10:00

PRICE: $10

 

 

GREAT AMERICAN ARAN AFGHAN

I have mentioned before my desire to both knit this afghan and use it as a means for teaching basic knitting techniques. This beautiful afghan is knit in squares using different stitch patterns, all designed by the readers of Knitter's magazine.  The magazine showed one pattern each month for twelve months. After 20 months you'd have the makings of a beautiful aran afghan.  We'll work one square each month and discuss all the techniques involved in completing that square.  You'll perfect your knitting skills and create this heirloom afghan all while learning many knitting tips and techniques.  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.

Dates/Times:

The first Wednesday of each month, 9:00 - 10:00, beginning September 10.

There is a little space in this class if you want to jump in.  Stop in to talk to me to see if that's right for you.

OR

The first Saturday of each month, 9:00 - 10:00, beginning January 3.

OR

The first Tuesday of each month, 9:00 - 10:00, beginning May 5.


If you stop by to sign up and purchase your yarn by , you'll receive a 15% discount on your yarn.

PRICE: $10 per session

 

HOW TO CROCHET:
In this five week course I'll teach you the basics of crochet.  We'll begin with how to hold your hook and yarn and work through all the basic crochet stitches.  Each week we'll focus on a new stitch, building a beautiful patterned scarf.

Dates/Times: Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, and February 5 9:00 -10:00 

PRICE: $50.00

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