WildFibers

WildFibers is welcoming Karen Alfke as a special guest teacher for Fall and Winter 2019-2020!

Karen learned to knit as a teenager in Germany. Over the past 25 years, she’s taught hundreds of beginners how to knit, and led many workshops on everything from basic techniques to garment design. A longtime member of the Churchmouse design team and instructor at national conferences, she’s excited to return to teaching small classes at her LYS! She recently moved to Anacortes, where she loves to hike, drink lots of coffee, and knit sweaters.

The Sweater Confidence Workshop with Karen Alfke

Sundays September 8th, 15th, 29th (skips the 22nd) 1:00-3:00

Never knit a sweater before? Or tired of not completing sweater projects? We will get you started on the right foot down the road to sweater success! We’ll start with the choices you make right away: what pattern? which size? what yarn? can I get gauge? Then we’ll share tips and techniques to help you stay on track as you knit your way through the project. Finally, we’ll practice good finishing techniques that will give you finished results you’ll be proud of!

$60.00, supplies not included. Please see class handout for more information.

Sign up today! Call the shop at 360-336-5202 with any questions.


Introduction to Stranded Colorwork - with Karen Alfke

Sundays October 27th and November 3rd, 1:00-3:00

You’ve seen it in the striking black-and-white designs of Norwegian sweaters, and in the glorious color shadings of Fair Isle garments: knitting with more than one color at a time really blows the lid off of the creative possibilities in knitting! Once you get the hang of knitting with the ‘other hand,’ and get some basic information about successful color choices, a whole new world of  color play will be open to you.

$55.00 includes class fee and mini-skein Peerie bundle. Other supplies are required. Please see class handout for more information.

Sign up today! Call the shop at 360-336-5202 with any questions.


Introduction to Lace with Karen Alfke

Saturday, November 2nd, 11:00-1:00

Knitted lace is such a wonder: how do they make it so open and airy? Well, chances are, even if you’re a new knitter, you’ve made an accidental ‘hole’ in your work by doing a yarn over. That’s the foundation of all knitted lace! Once you know the basic decreases (left- and right-leaning), and how to read a lace pattern, you  can make all sorts of wondrous shawls and heirloom baby blankets. Join us as we lean into lace!

$20.00, supplies not included. Please see class handout for more information.

Sign up today! Call the shop at 360-336-5202 with any questions.


Introduction to Cables with Karen Alfke

Saturday, November 2nd, 2:00-4:00

Ever wondered how they work the twisted magic of  all the cables in those Aran sweaters? Well, they do it by breaking the ‘knitting rule’ of  always working stitches in the order they appear! We’ll learn how to read a cable chart (and simple tricks for how to keep track while you knit), look at the tools that help you keep your stitches safe while you cable, and discuss what makes a cable pattern simple vs. complex.

$20.00, supplies not included. Please see class handout for more information.

Sign up today! Call the shop at 360-336-5202 with any questions.