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.
Lunchtime on Tuesday: April 1 - May 20; 1-2 pm Cost: $50
Tues eves:  March 18-May 6; 7-8 pm; Cost: $50
       May 13 - July 1; 7-8 pm; Cost: $50
Fri Morn:   Feb 7 - April 4; 10-11 am; Cost: $50
      April 11- May 30; 10-11 am; Cost: $50
Sat morn: Feb 8 - April 5; 10 - 11 am: Cost: $50
     April 12 - May 31; 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. Anyone who wants to learn Socks on DPN's is welcome.
Lunchtime on Tuesday:  April 1 - May 20; 1-2 pm Cost: $50
Tues eves:   March 18-May 6; 7-8 pm; Cost: $50
        May 13 - July 1; 7-8 pm; Cost: $50
Fri Morn:   Feb 7 - April 4; 10-11 am; Cost: $50
      April 11- May 30; 10-11 am; Cost: $50
Sat morn: Feb 8 - April 5; 10 - 11 am: Cost: $50
     April 12 - May 31; 10 - 11 am: Cost: $50

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.
Dates:Dec 14, Jan 17, Feb 15, March 15, April 26, May 17, June 14; 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: TBA, 7pm - 9 pm Cost: $40

The Contiguous method is a way of knitting the shoulder seams and sleeve caps of a garment from the top
down (or even from the bottom up!) for a set-in sleeve look. This method was developed by SusieM on
Ravelry and has been used by many different designers.  We'll look a few different patterns and decide
which ones are best for us to knit. Yarn purchased for the KAL is 10% off.
Dates: Sundays beginning Feb 9 - April 6 at 1 pm.  Cost: $25.

Knit 10 panels -- one a month --- while learning new color techniques, such as Intarsia, knitting in the row
below, elongated stitches, etc. Requirements: Building in Color by Michelle Hunter.  Yarn purchased for
Afghan will be given a 10% discount.
Dates: Saturday, Saturday, April 5, April 19,May 10, May 31,    
June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug 23;
1 pm - 3 pm  Cost: $50

This popular pattern is a wonderful canvas for expanding your knitting skills. With
the simple pi-shawl shaping pioneered by Elizabeth Zimmermann and the beautiful
lace stitches designed by Dorothy Reade knit in fingering-weight yarn, and a
knit-on border, you won’t get bored even though there is a lot of knitting! This pi
shawl is made as a sampler using lace stitches with diamond and circle motifs. I
made this up as I went and chose a pattern stitch that had the number of rows
I needed for each section as well as a repeat that was close to what I needed.
You can copy my design exactly or choose whatever stitches you like for each
section. We will discuss each chart in the workshop so you can see how I adapted
Dorothy Reade’s original pattern stitches for use in this shawl. We will also learn
how to begin a circular shawl on double-pointed needles, how to work special stitches used in Dorothy Reade’
s lace motifs, and how to work a knit-on border. Materials: 1600 (XS, 54″), 2000 (S, 60″), or 2400 (L,
72″) yards of sock yarn and size 4 double-pointed needles plus circular needles of varying lengths
(interchangeables work great for this). Experience: Intermediate. Knitters should have basic knitting skills
plus some experience with circular knitting and reading charts.
Dates:Sat, May 10, 10 am-4 pm Cost: $75

BEADED LACE with Teri Lindstrom
In this class we will learn about adding beads in knitted lace using one of two scarf patterns provided. The
simpler pattern can be used by those who are less familiar with lace knitting while the more complicated
pattern can be used by more advanced students. We will start by covering some basic knitting techniques
commonly used in knitting lace – charts, provisional cast ons – and talk about things that may help knitters
that are new to lace with knitting lace. (If everyone already knows all this, we can skip it). We will then
cover the two different ways to add beads to your knitting and will talk about where one method works
better than the other. Both methods are used in the patterns provided. I will also be giving some help on
the construction of the scarf as we go along. Materials needed: Lace or fingering weight yarn of your
choice. (Light DK may also work if that is a preference but no worsted weight).
Needles to match the gauge for the yarn. Beads to go with your yarn: 22 larger beads that go in the
edging. Approx. 500 small beads for the scarf design. This may be less if you prefer to only do the beading
on the ends of the scarf. For lace weight yarn, No. 8 seed beads are best. For fingering weight yarn
either No. 8 or No. 6 seed beads can be used. If using No. 6, you will NOT want them all through the
scarf as they will add a lot of weight. You can use 1 – 3 different colors of seed beads if you desire.
No. 10 or No. 12 crochet hook. The hook must be small enough to go through the seed beads.
Beading needle. A small (0.5 yards) piece of scrap yarn preferably the same weight as your yarn and
preferably cotton (provisional cast on) Darning needle to run in the yarn ends when the scarf is finished.
Dates: June 7 & June 21  Time 11am - 1 pm  Cost: $45

The Wonderful Wallaby pattern is a great pattern for first-time sweater knitters as well as those with
more experience. Learn how to knit in the round, 3-needle bind-off, pick-up stitches, i-cord, kitchener and
more! Directions for this sweater run from size 2 to Size XXL, so you can make one for each family
member. We’ll make the sweater over a 2-month period, but we’ll stretch it out for those who need more
time.  Come in ahead of class time to get your materials.  Yarn will be discounted 10% for project.
Dates: June 7, June 14, June 21, July 5, July 12, July 19 noon - 2 pm Cost: $50