Classes and Workshops

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KNITTING CLASSES
BEGINNING KNITTING with Myra Rubin
Using Barbara Walker's Learn to Knit Afghan Book, we will learn the knitting basics and go on to learn all the
different techniques for knitting the afghan.  Please bring size 6, 7 or 8 needles & the "Learn to Knit Afghan" book
by Barbara Walker.   Yarn purchased here for class is 10% off.
 Click here to sign up online
and
PROJECT NIGHT/DAY
Pick a new project to do  -- we have lots of ideas --- Baby Surprise, Ribwarmer, Felted Totes, Einstein
Jacket or any project you may need help with. We'll work on Crocheted Granny Squares too. Anyone who
wants to learn Socks on DPN's is welcome.
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Lunchtime on Tuesday  Nov 8 - Dec 27; 1-2 pm; cost: $50
                 Jan 3 - Feb 14; 1-2 pm; cost: $50
                 Feb 21 - April 11; 1-2 pm; cost: $50
                 April 18 - June 6; 1-2 pm; cost: $50
                 June 13 - Aug 1; 1-2 pm; cost: $50

Tues eves:  Nov. 29 - Jan 17 2017; 7-8 pm Cost: $50
     Jan 24  - March 14; 7 - 8 pm Cost: $50
     March 21 - May 16; 7 - 8 pm Cost: $50
     May 23 - July 18; 7 - 8 pm Cost: $50
     July 25 - Sept 12; 7 - 8 pm Cost: $50

Fri Morn:   Oct 14 - Dec 9; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
     Dec 16 - Feb 3; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
     Feb 10 - March 31; 10 - 11 am Cost:$50
     April 7 - May 26; 10 - 11 am Cost:$50
     June 2 - July 21; 10 - 11 am Cost:$50
     July 28 - Sept 15; 10 - 11 am Cost:$50

Sat morn:    Sept 24 - Nov 12; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
      Nov 19 - Jan 21, 2017 - 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
      Jan 28 - March 18; 10 - 11 am; Cost: $50
      March 25 - May 13; 10 - 11 am; Cost: $50
      May 20 - July 8; 10 - 11 am; Cost: $50
      July 15 - Sept 2; 10 - 11 am; Cost: $50


DESIGN YOUR OWN ICELANDIC SWEATER with LARS RAINS, Author of Modern Lopi
DETAILS FORTHCOMING
Biography
Even though Lars Rains has been knitting for over twenty years, he still learns something new with each
project he completes. He firmly believes that every knitter has the potential to become a fabulous designer
with the proper tools and techniques. His design work has been featured in Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, Knit
Edge, Chicago Knits,  and Knitty. His patterns have also been included in collections for Malabrigo Yarns,
Noro Yarns, and Cascade Yarns. Lars published his first book of Icelandic patterns, Modern Lopi: One, last
year and one of his designs from that book won the Grand Prize at the inaugural Independent Designers
contest at the leading yarn industry association's fashion show this year. He can be found on Ravelry as
ModernLopi or online at www.modernlopi.com.
Date: March 18; 10-5 pm
Cost: $75   Click
HERE to sign up

DOUBLE KNITTING with Cynthia Spencer
In this class, you’ll learn to do double knitting. Knitting across one row, you’ll at
once create what are actually two pieces of stockinette fabric, with their purl sides
against each other. You’re using one color on one side, and the other on the other side.
Although it can become more complex, with most designs in double knitting, the
“negative” on one side is the “positive” on the other. Practicing on this easy scarf will
give you the ability to double knit more difficult patterns later.
Materials: We'll provide the pattern.  Choose either two solid contrasting yarns, or

one self-striping yarn and one contrasting solid yarn for your first try. This way you
can easily distinguish between your two sides as you go. A yarn such as Noro’s striped Silk Garden works
well with Silk Garden Solo as the reverse side
.
Dates:April 29, 1 pm - 4 pm  Cost: $45   Click HERE to sign up

PORTUGUESE KNITTING (BEGINNING)  with Linda Timms
Detail forthcoming
Saturday, January 28 1-3 pm, & February 4 1-2:30 pm
Cost: $45     Click
HERE to sign up

SEAMLESS SWEATER CONSTRUCTION
Welcom to Knitstars. The first teacher we will be viewing is Julie Weisenberg, also known as CocoKnits,
giving lessons on making a seamless top-down baby sweater with set-in sleeves using the English tailoring
method.  Materials: 300-400 yards of worsted weight yarn, a US 8-9, 32" circular needle, 4 stitch
markers and a size 0-2 circular or dpn for picking up stitches.
Dates: March 11, March 25, April 1; 1-3 pm  Cost: $60


MY FIRST CUSTOMFIT SWEATER WORKSHOP
CustomFit makes custom patterns for hand-knit sweaters. It takes your choices, your body, and your hand-
knit fabric and produces a pattern perfectly suited to you. Design and fit expertise are built-in, so you get
to make all the fun choices ("I want a long-sleeved scoop-neck!"), without worrying about the hard ones
("How much ease do I need in my waist?"). CustomFit builds a pattern that fits beautifully from hem to
neck, and everywhere in between.   It works like this: we take your measurements (just once), you knit a
swatch and choose your sweater elements (style, neckline, sleeve style, edgings, etc.). We put that
information into our special LYS CustomFit account and create a pattern that is perfect for you. Your
measurements are saved forever, so your second sweater is even easier!  Includes a  Knit to Flatter
overview, measurements, swatching and good fabric. Bring back swatches on the second day and then we will
design your sweater and create your pattern. Click
HERE to sign up
Dates:  Saturday, Feb 25 & March 4; 2-3:30 pm Cost:$30
  Thursday, March 9 & 16 ; 7-8:30 pm Cost: $30

RIKAART COWL KAL
Join us for another KAL  -- this is an interesting pattern --lots of twists
and turns.  We have it "kitted up" in the 6 colors you see at the right or you
can buy your own gradient kits.  
Sundays,  Jan 29 - Feb 26 @1 pm   
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Cost: $40 -- includes kit and pattern



TWO-COLOR BRIOCHE COWL
with Myra Rubin
Learn how to make a completely reversible cowl. Learn the basic brioche
stitches, German twisted cast-on (or 2-color cable cast-on) and knitting
brioche with 2 colors.  Pattern includes 2-color braided bind-off
Please bring at least 2 colors of worsted weight yarn,
size 7 or 8 needles 24" length.   Click
HERE to sign up
Saturday, Feb 11; 1-4 pm
Cost: $45

MITTENS with Myra Rubin
DETAIL FORTHCOMING
Dates: Feb. 4,18 & 25 11:30am - 1 pm
Cost: $45   
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GREATAMERICAN, GREAT NORTH AMERICAN AFGHAN  & AMERICAN ARAN AFGHAN with Myra Rubin
We'll do one square a month -- lots of cable techniques.  Come in and see the first few squares done! 10%
off of all yarn used for project. Materials needed:  GAAA book, yarn, needles and cable needle.  We will
continue this class for the Fall and winter -- you can still join in. Click
HERE to sign up
Dates: Dec 17, Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 15. May 20, June 17, July 15,Aug 19. Sept 16
Time: 2 pm - 4 pm  Cost: $50

FIX-IT CLINIC with Fran Gooch
Everybody makes mistakes when they knit—from small ones to big ones.
In this class we'll practice fixing some basic mistakes & tackle your specific questions too. Techniques
covered: - how to rip out many rows without losing any sts
- how to back out knits, purls, k2tog, yo, ssk, slipped sts, p2tog
- how to pick up dropped sts: knits, purls, yo, k2tog, & even cast on sts
- what to do when you run out of tail part way through casting on and how to avoid running out of tail in the
first place  - what to do when you're out of yarn in the middle of a bind off. Be sure to bring any projects
you have with mistakes in them! Class homework: Using size 8 needles and light-colored worsted weight
yarn, knit a square as follows: Cast on 40 stitches. Knit 8 rows. *Row 1: Knit, Row 2: K10, P20, K10*
Repeat these 2 rows for 2-3". Leave knitting on needle. Please bring Size 8 needles, worsted weight yarn,
a spare size 4 or 5 needle, 1 crochet hook (any size between E and H) and tapestry needle.
Date: Saturdays, April 22 11:30-1:30 cost: $45

DO THE CONTINENTAL with Myra Rubin
Learn to knit & purl the "Continental" way. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
Date: Saturday, Dec 17; 3 - 5 pm Cost: $30

FAIR ISLE TAM with Myra Rubin
Learn to knit two-handed fair isle while making this adorable tam.
Dates: Dec 3, 10 & 17; 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $45    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP



For more info click
here.  Questions:
call 609 914 0003 or email me
at
woolbearers@gmail.com
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