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.
Lunchtime on Tuesday  July 22 - Sept 9; 1-2 pm Cost: $50
                  Sept 16 - Nov 4; 1-2 pm Cost: $50
                  Nov 11 - Dec 30; 1-2 pm Cost: $50
Tues eves:  Sept 2 - Oct 21 7-8 pm; Cost: $50
           Oct 28 - Dec 16; 7-8 pm; Cost: $50
Fri Morn:    Aug 8 - Sept 26; 10 -11 am; Cost: $50
           Oct 3 - Nov 21; 10-11 am; Cost: $50
Sat morn:  Aug 30 - Oct 25 (excluding Sept 6); 10 - 11 am; Cost: $50
         Nov 1 - Dec 20; 10-11 am; Cost: $50
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. Anyone who wants to learn Socks on DPN's is welcome.
Lunchtime on Tuesday  July 22 - Sept 9; 1-2 pm Cost: $50
                     Sept 16 - Nov 4; 1-2 pm Cost: $50
                     Nov 11 - Dec 30; 1-2 pm Cost: $50
Tues eves:  Sept 2 - Oct 21 7-8 pm; Cost: $50
           Oct 28 - Dec 16; 7-8 pm; Cost: $50
Fri Morn:    Aug 8 - Sept 26; 10 -11 am; Cost: $50
           Oct 3 - Nov 21; 10-11 am; Cost: $50
Sat morn:  Aug 30 - Oct 25 (excluding Sept 6); 10 - 11 am; Cost: $50
         Nov 1 - Dec 20; 10-11 am; Cost: $50
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.
Dates: Saturday, Sept 27 & Oct4; 1 pm - 3 pm
   Saturday, Nov 1 & 8; 1pm - 3pm
   or by appointment Thursday and Friday afternoons
Cost:$30

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.
Dates::Sat, Aug 23; Sept 20, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 20,& Jan 24 (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: Thursday Sept 11;7pm - 9 pm  Cost: $40

BARE BRANCHES KAL
Knit the Bare Branches sweater from the book Botanic Knits 2.
Dates: Tuesday, starting Sept. 30, 2 pm  (come every Tuesday until you are finished)
                 or starting Sunday, Sept 28, 2 pm (come every Sunday until you are finished)
Cost: $25 -- 10% discount for any yarn you buy for the KAL.  Pattern required.

BUILDING IN COLOR with Myra Rubin
Knit 10 panels -- 2 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,  Aug 23; 1 pm - 3 pm  Cost: $50

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: Sept 20 & Oct 4; Time 11am - 1 pm  Cost: $45

HEXIPUFFS -- MAGIC LOOP with Fran Gooch
Tiny Owl Knits’ The Beekeeper’s Quilt is one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry with over 3500
projects since it was published last year. Made up of hexipuffs, stuffed honeycombed- shaped pillows sewn
together, the pattern creates a one of a kind blanket.  For those who have not yet joined the craze,
Woolbearers is hosting  a class teaching knitters how to use the magic loop method to knit up hexipuffs
quickly. The class will cover a cast on and knitting the hexipuffs two at a time as well as finishing. Students
should be comfortable with knittting and purling as well as casting on.   Materials: Students will need a copy
of the pattern which can be purchased at Woolbearers, 32-40” circular #4 needles, a size F crochet
needle, and a tapestry needle as well as fingering weight yarn.  Important: Please come prepared with yarn
and needle purchased prior to the beginning of class.
Date:Thursdays, Sept 25, 7-9 pm  Cost: $35
CABLE AND LACE -- THE PERFECT COUPLE with Fran Gooch
This is a great class for anyone ready to test the waters of cable and /or lace knitting. Students will learn
the basic stitches used in cables and lace as well as the tricks of chart reading, while constructing a scarf
perfect for any season. Prerequistes: The student should be proficient in basic knitting skills. Materials: 1
skein of Madeline Tosh DK (225 yards) or comparable, US# 9 needles straight or circular 1 cable needle &
Highlighter tape
Dates: Dec 11; 7 - 9 pm; Cost: $35

LACE 101  with Fran Gooch
This class is designed with the new knitter in mind, who would like to experience lace knitting. Learn the
basic lace stitches as well as simple chart reading and symbols. This class includes 5 lace patterns that can
be ultimately incorporated into lace edge bags, garments or a beautiful scarf. We will be casting on for a
scarf in this class.  Prerequisites: basic knitting skills ( knitting, purling, casting on and off with ease), as
well as some experience with simple pattern reading.  Materials: 350 yards of DK weight yarn, range of
needles 1-2 sizes larger than suggested on the yarn ball band and stitch markers. Please be "yarn ready"
at the beginning of class.
Date: Thursday, Dec 4, 6:30 - 9 pm  Cost: $40

SHORT ROW TECHNIQUE with Kris Byrnes
TBA

BRIOCHE COWL with Myra Rubin
Learn the basic Brioche stitch and Norwegian cast-on to make the cowl.
Bring 16" size 13 needles, 1 skein of Alfresco (or other chunky weight yarn-200 yards) and practice yarn

and appropriate needles.
  Date: Oct 11; 2 - 4 pm  Cost: $30

FAIR ISLE TAM with Myra Rubin
Learn to knit two-handed fair isle while making this adorable tam.
Dates: Dec 6, 13 & 20; 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $40

DO THE CONTINENTAL with Myra Rubin
Learn to knit & purl the "Continental" way.
Date: November 15; 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $25