Knitting 101 Quick Classes
One hour sessions designed to build confidence and ensure all your projects are successful. Intended for knitters who consider themselves advanced beginner to intermediate in skill level.
- Got Gauge? with Sarah Parker. Learn what gauge is, what it means for your knitting, and how to "get it" and when and why it is important. Saturday September 23rd, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $20.00 with minimal supplies required.
- Knitting Tips and Tricks, with Sarah Parker. We are often told it is the smallest things picked up in knitting classes that can make such a difference in a persons knitting life. In this class we will share some of our favorite "small things" gleaned over many years of taking and teaching classes. Saturday November 18th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $20.00 with minimal supplies required.
- Blocking 101, with Sarah Parker. Learn the basics of this most important, yet feared, step. We'll take you through the basics of our favorite blocking methods. Both steaming and wet blocking will be demonstrated along with the uses and benefits of the proper tools. Students should feel free to bring projects they want blocking advice on. Saturday November 18th 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. $20.00 with no supplies required.
Sign up for all three Quick Classes and receive $10.00 off!
Finishing for the Finicky, with Susanna Hansson
This finishing class is 6 hours with a break for lunch. Susanna will cover in detail her three golden rules of finishing. In addition, she will discuss the importance of creating large swatches; seaming; shoulder treatments; short rows, how to pick up stitches, how to handle necklines and how to manage buttonholes. These elements will be practiced on swatches. Additionally, there will be a discussion on blocking and assembly of a garment. All these elements will give you what you need to improve and finesse your finishing skills.
The level of skill required for this workshop is advanced beginner and beyond. It is helpful if participants have knitted and assembled at least one garment before taking this class.
Saturday, October 7th, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. with one hour for lunch.
$90.00 plus supplies
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Top Down Pullover, with Kelli Wyll
For this class project we will work a sweet pullover for a little one. You will learn the basics of top down sweater construction, including increasing, picking up of stitches, buttonholes, plus all kind of insider tips. Our chosen pattern, Knitting Pure and Simple #1210 is perfect if you've never made a garment before. Easy to fit, easy to knit, follow Kelli's tips for success. Check put our store sample worked in DK weight, washable yarn.
One class in three sessions:
Saturdays, October 14th 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., October, 21st 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. and October 28th, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
$40.oo plus supplies
Tunisian Crochet, with Joanne Witzkowski
Tunisian crochet is a deceptively easy technique that is a little bit crochet, a little bit knitting and looks like weaving. The resulting fabric is quite thick and spongy making it a perfect choice for wash or dishcloths. It's also quite lovely for scarves if you use a fine yarn. This is a quick and easy project finished off with a crochet border in linen stitch and perfect for gift giving.
Saturday September 30th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$20.oo plus supplies
Thrummed Mittens, with Julie Herold
Last Fall/Winter this was our most popular class, so we decided to offer it again this year! Thrumming is a knitting technique that involves placing tufts of wool in your knit stitches to make the insides warm and squishy. This is an intermediate class, participants should be comfortable knitting on double pointed needles. The pattern we will be using can be seen here.
Saturday, October 28 1:00-3:00
$20.00 plus supplies.
Toe-Up Socks, with Linda Peterson
This could be your first ever sock or just your first toe-up version. We will start with a nifty cast on and work toe increases in the first session. The second session will involve inserting an after-thought heel. Choose double point needles – or magic loop. We think you’ll love this method that allows for great yarn usage and replaceable heels and toes.
Sundays October 29 11:30-1:30 & November 12, 11:30-1:30.
$40.00 plus supplies.