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.
 
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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    May 8 - June 26; 1-2 pm; Cost: $50
                 July 3 - Aug 21; 1-2 pm; Cost: $50
                 Aug 28 - Oct 16; 1-2 pm; Cost: $50
                 Oct 23 - Dec 11; 1-2 pm; Cost: $50

Tues eves:   May 1 - Jun 19; 7 - 8 pm; Cost: $50
 June 26 - Aug 14; 7 - 8 pm; Cost: $50
    Aug 21 - Oct 9; 7 - 8 pm; Cost: $50
    Oct 16 - Dec 4; 7 - 8 pm; Cost: $50            

Fri Morn: May 11 - June 29; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
July 6 - Aug 24; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
 Aug 31 - Oct 19; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
 Oct 26 - Dec 7; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50

Sat morn: May 6 - Jun 24; 10 - 11 am; Cost: $50
July 7 - Aug 25; 10 -11 am; Cost: $50
 Sept 8 - Oct 27; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
 Nov 3 - Dec 22; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50


GREAT WAVE KAL
Knit up this new yet-to-be released design by Xandy Peters.
Lots of brioche and new innovative techniques.
We'll begin on
Sunday, June 3rd. Don't worry if you haven't done
brioche before -- there will be lots of help.  Yarn requirements --
DK weight 550 yards of color A and 400 yards of color B, however
the pattern is completely adjustable, so if you want to use fingering
weight or worsted weight, that will work too.  We'll have a good
selection of MollyGirl yarns in RockStar DK.  
There is no charge for this KAL.
Dates:  begins Sunday, June 3 at 1 pm

DOUBLE KNITTING: Your 2-sided Adventure Begins!
Double knitting is a magical technique that creates squishy, reversible fabric with no wrong side. Although it
the finished projects look complex, the actual process is extremely simple. If you can knit and purl, you can
double knit. Join Megan-Anne of Lattes & Llamas, an expert in the craft of double knitting for a fun and
relaxed class covering the basic foundations of double sided knitting. In this class you will learn to cast on,
cast off, and follow a color chart for double knitting. Note that while we will execute a color chart like you
would often see in fair-isles knitting, double knitting has no pesky stranding, resulting in perfectly even
colorwork, even for beginners. This beginning technique requires that you are comfortable with the basic
foundations of knitting, including knitting, purling, and simple ribbing (knit 1, purl 1). You do not need to have
experience with color work. During the class you will make a double sided book mark. Required materials: US
6 or 7 needles (straight or circular are fine, choose the size you prefer to use with worsted weight yarn).
2 balls of sharply contrasting Lattes & Llamas worsted weight yarn. Do not choose similar colors, you want
your color work to pop. The pattern for the bookmark will be provided at the class.
Dates: Saturday, June 9 10:30- 12 noon  Click here to sign up
Cost: $35 (includes 2 skeins of Lattes & Llamas worsted weight yarn)

ADVANCED DOUBLE KNITTING: For the Master Adventurer
Do you love the warmth, squishiness, and simplicity of double knitting, but wish you could do more with it?
Leave pot holders behind and go on an exciting new quest of double knit opportunities! Join Megan-Anne of
Lattes & Llamas, an expert in the craft of double knitting, in a fast paced class for double knitters that
are ready to kick things up to the next level. In this class we will explore how to work increases,
decreases, working in the round, and extreme double knitting in the round. Extreme double knitting is the
process of adapting a color chart to read identically on both sides of your work. This is ideal for color work
that incorporates letters or numbers. Advanced double knitting techniques require a firm foundation in
double-knititng basics, and prior to class you should be comfortable with casting on, casting off, double
knitting, and following a color chart in double knitting. During this class you will use the techniques we learn
to begin a double knit earflap hat. The pattern will be provided. You will be customizing the color work
during the class.
Required materials: US7 16" circular needles for working your hat in the round. If desired, you can sub the
16" for 40" and work in magic loop. 2 US 6 or smaller DPNs -or- stitch holders (the DPNs will only be used
to hold some stitches for later when making the earflaps on the hat). Graph paper and a pencil. 2 balls of
sharply contrasting Lattes & Llamas worsted weight yarn. Do not choose similar colors, you want your color
work to pop. The pattern for the hat will be provided at the class.
Dates: Saturday, June 9; 1-4 pm   Click here to sign up
Cost: $45 (includes 2 skeins of Lattes & Llamas worsted weight yarn)

COCOKNITS SWEATER WORKSHOP
We will knit a sweater form the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book using
Julie Weisenberger's videos demonstrating her Cocoknits method of sweater
knitting. Supplies: Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book, stitch markers, 1 skein
of aran, chunky or bulky yarn to start, Size 9-11 circs (40" or longer or
3 separate circs), smaller skinny needle, scissors, tape measure, paper
for note taking.  Homework: gauge swatch, read through first couple
of chapters and Emma pattern    
Dates: June 16, 23, July 14 & 21  1 pm-3 pm
Cost:$60 (all project yarn 10% discount)  
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ENTRELAC SCARF with Myra Rubin
Entrelac is a technique used to create a textured diamond pattern.
The resulting fabric looks lie woven knitted strips but is actually knitted
in one piece.  This scarf is the perfect introduction to the technique.
Date: Saturday, June 30, 1-4 pm  Cost: $45  Click
here to sign up





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, and good fabric. Bring back swatches on the second day and then we will design
your sweater and create your pattern.
Dates:  Saturday, July 14 & 21; 1pm - 3 pm Cost:$30
Thursday,
June 21 & 28 ; 7-8:30 pm Cost: $30   Click here to sign up

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 16, Jan 20, Feb 24, March 17, April 7. May 19, June 16, July 14,Aug 18. Sept 22
Time: 2 pm - 4 pm  Cost: $50  
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DO THE CONTINENTAL with Myra Rubin
Learn to knit & purl the "Continental" way.
Date: Saturday, July 28; 1 - 3 pm Cost: $30   Click here to sign up


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