- If you buy the yarn here, the class is FREE!
- You must register ahead of time.
- Sometimes we'll use a free internet pattern for a class. In that case, you will need to print off your own pattern to bring with you, otherwise you may want to come a few minutes early to purchase the pattern and/or yarn.
- Always be sure to check the requirements for the class ahead of time, in case something needs to be completed before class begins.
- We usually schedule two different ties for a class. It is not usually necessary for you to attend BOTH times, but you can do so if you wish.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Time to dust off those knitting needles and limber up your fingers! Classes are starting again and they're filling up FAST, so come in and sign up now. And please remember the following rules:
Wed., Mar. 24 (1-3 pm) OR Sat. Mar. 27 (12-2 pm)--READING CHARTS & PATTERNS
Are you intimidated by those complicated charts? Are you having trouble understanding the lingo and abbreviations in some knitting patterns? Then this is the class for you. Learn how to decipher "the code" and you won't be limited to simple written out patterns. If you have a particular pattern or chart you're having trouble with, be sure to bring it along!
Wed. Mar. 31 (1-3 pm) --KITCHENER STITCH/GRAFTING
The Kitchener stitch..... that oft-maligned and much-avoided technique is actually VERY simple. Join us for this class and you'll be able to add this little trick to your knitting repertoire. (PRE-CLASS PREPARATION REQUIRED. PLEASE CALL FOR SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS.)
Wed., Apr 7 (1-3 pm) OR Sat., Apr 10 (12-2 pm)--CUFF-DOWN SOCKS
Simple, portable and VERY comfortable to wear, hand-knit socks are fun to knit. Make these socks YOUR OWN by adding a stitch pattern of your own choosing! (MUST know how to knit and purl)
Sat. Apr 17 (12-2 pm) OR Wed., Apr 21 (1-3 pm)--TOE -UP SOCKS
This sock-knitting technique is great if you aren't sure whether you have enough yarn, or if you just want to learn a different way to construct a knitted sock. It's not really any more difficult than the cuff-down socks, it's just a different way to reach the same end result. Give this a try and you can decide for yourself which type of sock you prefer. (MUST know how to knit and purl.)
Sat., Apr 24 (12-2 pm)--DYEING VARIEGATED YARNS/FIBERS
Do you love those gorgeous , rich, jewel-toned yarns with several different colors in the same skein? Learn a few simple techniques to dye your own yarns and/or spinning fibers easily at home with little or no fuss or mess.
Wed., Apr 28 (1-3 pm) -- SOAPMAKING
Okay...... I know this isn't KNITTING, but I've had several requests for a soapmaking class. In this class you will learn how to make your very own old-fashioned (only much better) soap. This is not just a "buy a hunk of glycerine soap and melt it down into smaller molds" class. We will be using olive, coconut and palm oils along with lye to make a rich, luxurious soap with lots of natural glycerine. This soap is wonderful for dry skin!
Wed,. May 5 (1-3 pm)--"A GRAY CARDIGAN"
From Sally Melville's wonderful book "Mother Daughter Knits", this sweater is an absolute must-have for your wardrobe. It is VERY flattering for nearly any body shape. If your sweater is FINISHED by July 1st, we will display it here at the shop and customers will be able to vote for their favorite. If your sweater receives the most votes, you will win a $100.00 gift card to use here at the shop!! Get started with your sweater right away!! (Must know how to knit and purl. You will also need the book.)
Wed., May 19 (1-3 pm) OR Sat., May 22 (12-2 pm)--LACY TANK DRESS
Sweetest little dress with a lacy skirt and cute tank-style top! Its simple, delicate shape will look gorgeous on your favorite little princess. (Must know how to knit and purl.) Please call BEFORE class for link to print your own free pattern .
Wed., May 26 (1-3 pm) OR Sat., May 29 (12-2pm)--SEAMLESS BABY BOOTIES
These are the cutest booties ever, and so simple to knit! You'll want to make several pair to have on hand for those special little ones in your life! ( Must know how to knit and purl. ) Please go to Ravelry , search in patterns for the "Seamless Baby Bootie" pattern by Laura Yarnthrower and PRINT YOUR OWN FREE PATTERN before class.
NEW!!! Thursdays from 1-3 pm-- Join us for BEGINNING KNITTING!! Whether you are an absolute newbie to needles, or just need to build up some knitting confidence, we're here to answer your questions, help you begin a new project and/or take that next step toward being a Knitter with a capital K! :-) Please call ahead to let us know you are coming.
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR SALE YARNS UPSTAIRS! LOTS OF NEW ADDITIONS AT 50% OFF REGULAR PRICE. WE ALSO HAVE SEVERAL NEW BOOKS, YARNS AND OTHER FUN ITEMS TO ADD TO YOUR KNITTING STASH. WE'RE HERE FOR ALL YOUR "KNITTING THERAPY" NEEDS . :-)