So you have taken beginning knitting and want to keep moving on, learning more stitches and techniques (including recognizing mistakes and how to correct them). Come to this class and we will learn more. By the end of this section of classes we can look at a simple project, such as a shawl, Hitchhiker for example. The class will move at the students speed as much as possible.
Learn finishing techniques, seaming, picking up stitches around the neck and final finishing. You must have a sweater ready to put together OR prepare swatches to learn seaming techniques. If you are planning to finish a sweater, place shoulder stitches on holders.
This class is designed for the new knitter who wants to tackle items beyond scarves and the intermediate knitter who wants a new challenge. Bring your own project idea or come with an open mind and let the challenge begin. Basic knitting skills required.
In this basic sock class, learn to cast on and knit with double point needles, turn a heel and create a seamless toe with the Kitchener stitch. Socks are a small project with rewarding technical challenges and they make great gifts! See instructor for help with yarn selection and needles. Pattern provided. Must know knitting basics of cast on, knit and purl, and cast off.
Entrelac is a knitting technique used to create a textured diamond pattern. While the result resembles basket-woven strips of knitted fabric, the actual material comprises interconnected squares on two different orientations. Learn thre basics in this class.
You can knit and purl, what's next? You can make a simple and comfy cardigan. Learn basics of shaping, seaming and finishing. At the end you will have something warm and lovely to wear that you created. The instructor will help you in choosing a pattern suited for you and your skill level.
Get an introduction to colorwork by knitting the famous Baa-ble hat. The hat was originally designed for Shetland Wool Week by Donna Smith. Susan Anderson modified the pattern to work better with standard worsted yarns and instructor Mary Walker has modified it further to provide a custom fit for medium and larger head sizes. Youíll receive the original pattern leaflet and two different size modifications. Mary will walk you through doing the color work using woven Fair Isle so that your floats will only be one to two stitches long. Youíll have a cute and warm hat that wonít pucker. Bet you canít knit just one!
Designed by Stephen West, this unique top down shawl is ideal for draping across your shoulders with its arched shape. Several locations of increases provide extra fabric that beautifully gathers when worn like a scarf. The simple stitch patterns are ideal for showcasing a variety of yarns from solid to variegated. Pattern included in class fee.
Tired of ripping and starting over? Rescue your knitting before disaster strikes. Learn to TINK, rescue a dropped stitch, unravel and recapture your live stitches and how to use a safety line as insurance for complicated knit patterns.
These clog style slippers are the most comfortable you will ever wear. Everyone will want a pair. Knitted with 2 strands of yarn held together on size 13 needles and felted in the washing machine, these will quickly become your go-to gift. Pattern included in class fee.
This unisex scarf by Reena Meijer Dreesed is a fun introduction to slip-stitch or mosaic knitting. The construction is simple; 9 different blocks are separated by rows of garter stitch, and a mitered garter border is knit on after the scarf is complete. Although the patterns look complicated, at no time do you knit with more than a single color in each row. Slipped stitches result in very interesting textures and can even resemble fair-isle. Pattern included in class fee.
Get your knitting into shape by attending boot camp. Each session will introduce you to at least one new cast-on, stitch pattern, and bind-off. more if time permits. Your "staff sergeant" will pull the day's drill from a hat and get you started. How much can you learn in an hour? Cost is per 1 hour session. Drop-ins welcome or register in advance. NOW LET'S GET KNITTING!
Knit along with Sandy on Natalia @ Elfmoda's beautiful Maple Leaf Knit Shawl. Inspired by the beautiful fall maple leaves, this shawl will be a stunning addition to your wardrobe. Pattern included in fee.
Knit along with Terri on The Rain Outside by Sylvia McFadden. The shawl fits elegantly over shoulders, but itís perfectly happy to be wrapped up tight around your neck for warmth, too. Itís worked top down with big lace-y increases. Pattern included in fee.
As there was no clear winner on what shawl to knit, this fall the Shawl-a-Long will present 4 to choose one from: Waiting For Rain, Find Your Fade, Free Your Fade or Fight the Fairies MKAL. Pick one and knit along with the gang as we watch Terri juggle. One pattern included in fee.