Classes and Workshops

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
Lunchtime on Tuesday  July 19 - Sept 6; 1-2 pm; Cost: $50
            Sept 13 - Nov 1; 1-2 pm; Cost: $50
            Nov 8 - Dec 27; 1-2 pm; cost: $50
            Jan 3 - Feb 14; 1-2 pm; cost: $50
Tues eves:  Aug 9 - Sept 27; 7-8 pm Cost: $50
Oct 4 - Nov 22; 7-8 pm Cost: $50
Nov. 29 - Jan 17 2017; 7-8 pm Cost: $50
Jan 24  - March 14; 7 - 8 pm Cost: $50
Fri Morn:   Aug 19 - Oct 7; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
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
Sat morn:    July 30 - Sept 17; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
 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
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.
Click here to sign up online
Lunchtime on Tuesday  July 19 - Sept 6; 1-2 pm; Cost: $50
            Sept 13 - Nov 1; 1-2 pm; Cost: $50
            Nov 8 - Dec 27; 1-2 pm; cost: $50
            Jan 3 - Feb 14; 1-2 pm; cost: $50
Tues eves:  Aug 9 - Sept 27; 7-8 pm Cost: $50
Oct 4 - Nov 22; 7-8 pm Cost: $50
Nov. 29 - Jan 17 2017; 7-8 pm Cost: $50
Jan 24  - March 14; 7 - 8 pm Cost: $50
Fri Morn:   Aug 19 - Oct 7; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
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
Sat morn:    July 30 - Sept 17; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
 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

DESIGN YOUR OWN FAIR ISLE HAT with Lars Rains, author of Modern Lopi
Have you ever wondered how designers come up with their patterns? In this class, Lars will take you step-
by-step through the process of designing your own Fair Isle hat. We will look at what to consider when
choosing colors for a stranded project and discuss the importance of yarn dominance. We will examine
existing motifs available in source materials and draft our own examples on chart paper. We will discuss
swatching in the round and learn the Channel Island cast-on method, which sets up 1x1 ribbing beautifully.
At the end of this class, you will leave with a completed pattern and be well on your way to knitting up a
one-of-a-kind masterpiece of your own.  Requirements: Worsted-weight yarn in 2 to 7 colors, Size US 6
and US 8 circular needles or double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain a gauge of 20 sts = 4" in
stockinette stitch. Chart paper will be provided
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
Date: Sept 24; 1-4 pm
Cost: $45   Click
HERE to sign up

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:   Thursday Sept 22 & 29,; 6:30 pm - 8 pm; Cost:$30
  Saturday; Oct 8 & 15 ; 1 pm - 3 pm; Cost: $30

Learn to do entrelac while making a cowl with the designer! Cynthia
design work can be found at
Really Clear patterns You are going
to start with garter stitch to make the bottom of the cowl look even.
Cast on 126 for worsted weight or 140 stitches for DK weight, putting
a marker between every 7 stitches.
The cast-on will be in groups of 7, in case you wish to adjust the
circumference or use a different weight of yarn. For example, if
you want a 50” cowl and are working with DK-weight yarn, multiply
50 x 5.5 to get the rough number of total stitches you want. Divide
that total (275 in this case) by 7. You have 39.28. Round down to 39,
and multiply 39 by the magic number of 7, for 273 stitches to cast on.
I recommend a smaller cowl to start. Knit 6 rows back and forth in garter stitch. Note that you are not
yet joining to work in the round.  Come to class after this step, and we will begin working the entrelac
Dates: Oct 1, 1 pm - 3:30 pm for class 3:30 - 5 pm for trunk show    Click
HERE to sign up
Cost: $45

‘Linientreu’ (‘In Line’) is a semicircular shawl, alternating equilateral
triangles and simple garter stitch rows. The triangle modules are
joined by knitting (no sewing necessary!) The right triangles at the
border edge result from short rows. Materials: Approx 1000 yards of
self-striping finger weight yarn and 220 yards of matching solid,
double-point needles, Size US4 and Circular Size US 5 or 6,
stitch markers and tapestry needle.   Click
HERE to sign up
Dates: Sunday, Sept 2
5 - Nov. 20; 1 pm- 3 pm
Cost: $30

Learn how to make a completely reversible cowl. Learn the basic brioche
stitches, German twisted cast-on and knitting brioche with 2 colors.
Please bring at least 2 colors of worsted weight yarn,
size 7 or 8 needles 24" length.   Click
HERE to sign up
Saturday, Oct 22; 1-4 pm
Cost: $45

BRIOCHE 102 with Myra Rubin
In  this class we will brioche knit a hat using brioche increases and decreases.
Pre-requisite: Knowledge of brioche stitches.  Materials:  2 different colors
of dk weight yarn, stitch markers, Size US 4 needles, 16"
HERE to sign up
Saturday, Nov 12, 1-4 pm
Cost: $45

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: : Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 21, Feb 18 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: Thursday,TBA 6:30 - 8 pm Cost: $45

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

At the Northwood Inn Bed & Breakfast  Nov. 4 - 6, 2016
Faux crochet is a type of knitting that mimics the look of various crochet styles. It has an open an airy
texture with a geometric look unlike any other knit fabric. This stitch is easy to learn, and once you can
use it the possibilities are endless and include colorwork and border treatments that other stitches just
cannot to.   In this class we will learn the basic faux crochet stitch and a few variants on the openwork
texture. You'll have the chance to cast on a quick cowl project, experiment with some interesting bind offs,
and learn to troubleshoot more complex faux crochet patterns. You will leave ready to explore their own
creative uses for this invaluable technique
Supplies: 3-4 colors of dk or worsted weight yarn, scraps are fine, needles in a corresponding size and 2
sizes larger. For those who want to begin a cowl: 1 skein of super bulky yarn such as Malabrigo Rasta and
corresponding circular needles.  Yarn and needles will also be available in the Woolbearers Pop-up Store.
Suggested skill level: Familiar with knit, purl, increases and decreases.
Fee Information:
Single Occupancy Room: $475
Double Occupancy Room: $350 per person
Suite Occupancy 3 or 4: $325 per person
Day Knitter: $175 classes plus dinner


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here.  Questions:
call 609 914 0003 or email me