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 28 - June 16; 1-2 pm Cost: $50
                       June 23- August 11: 1-2 pm Cost: $50
Tues eves:   March 24-May 12; 7-8 pm Cost: $50
            May 19 - July 7; 7-8 pm Cost: $50
            July 14 - Sept 1: 7-8 pm Cost: $50
Fri Morn:  April 10 - May 29; 10 -11 am; Cost: $50
         June 5 - July 24: 10 -11 am; Cost: $50
Sat morn:  April 25 - June 13; 10-11 am; Cost: $50
          June 20 - August 15: 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 28 - June 16; 1-2 pm Cost: $50
                       June 23- August 11: 1-2 pm Cost: $50
Tues eves:   March 24-May 12; 7-8 pm Cost: $50
            May 19 - July 7; 7-8 pm Cost: $50
            July 14 - Sept 1: 7-8 pm Cost: $50
Fri Morn:  April 10 - May 29; 10 -11 am; Cost: $50
         June 5 - July 24: 10 -11 am; Cost: $50
Sat morn:  April 25 - June 13; 10-11 am; Cost: $50
          June 20 - August 15: 10 -11 am; Cost: $50

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.
Dates:  Saturday, April 11 & 18; 1 pm - 3 pm; Cost:$30
Dates:   Saturday, June 6 & 13; 1 - 3 pm; Cost:$30
or by appointment Thursday and Friday afternoons   Cost:$30

KNITTERS BOOTCAMP with Lindsay Miller
Want to learn to knit? Whip your skills into shape during this 4-session
course, all while making a set of Washcloths,a pair of Fingerless Mitts and
a Market Bag. The  projects are fun to make, and they make great gifts.
Supplies: worsted weight cottons for the washcloths and market bag,
worsted weight wool for the fingerless mitts;  Size 7 needles,
straights & DPN's , Size 13 & 15 needles
Dates: Sat, TBA Cost: $50

CABLES with Kris Byrnes
Cables are a knitting skill that appear much more complicated than they are to work! Suitable for any
knitter that can knit and purl. We will explore the basics of making cables, learn how to read a cable
chart, and even experiment with cabling without a cable needle. Class supplies: smooth worsted weight yarn
in a solid light color, suitable needles (sizes 7-9 are best) and a cable needle. Homework: cast on 20
stitches and knit 4 rows garter stitch.
Date: Saturday, June 6, 1pm - 3 pm  Cost: $35

From Ravelry "as implied by the name “Hitofude”, meaning a single brush
stroke in Japanese, this open front cardigan with an allover lace pattern
is worked in one “yarn stroke” -- a continuous strand without cutting the
yarn.  The yarn stroke starts from the upper body and sleeves worked
together in a rectangular piece, then moves to lower body, where the
lace pattern increases evenly, creating a gentle drape."
Sizes start at XS and go to XXL.   Come join us for our summer KAL.
Dates: begin  Sunday, July 12th 1pm. Cost: $25 (includes pattern) -- 10% discount given for project yarn.

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: April 25, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug 22  (rest of dates TBA)  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: Saturday, April 25, 1-3 pm  Cost: $40

Learn to knit & purl the "Continental" way.
Date: Saturday,April 18; 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $25

Knit this adorable mug cozy for your first time steeking experience.  Bring size 6 needles (yarn included)
Date: Saturday, June 27, 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $35