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.
Click here to sign up
Lunchtime on Tuesday Nov 21 - Jan 9; 1-2 pm; Cost: $50
   Jan 16 - March 6; 1-2 pm; Cost: $50
   March 13 - May 1; 1-2 pm; Cost: $50
   May 8 - June 26; 1-2 pm; Cost: $50
   July 3 - Aug 21; 1-2 pm; Cost: $50

Tues eves: Nov 14 - Jan 2; 7 - 8 pm; Cost: $50
Jan 9 - Feb 27; 7 - 8 pm; Cost: $50
March 6 - April 24; 7 - 8 pm; Cost:$50
May 1 - Jun 19; 7 - 8 pm; Cost: $50
June 26 - Aug 14 7 - 8 pm; Cost: $50

Fri Morn:  Nov 17 - Jan 12; 10 -11am Cost: $50
Jan 19 - March 9; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
March 16 - May 4; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
May 11 - June 29; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
July 6 - Aug 24; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50


Sat morn:  Nov 11 - Dec 30; 10 - 11 am; Cost: $50
Jan 6 - March 3; 10 - 11 am; Cost: $50
March 10 - April 28; 10 - 11 am; Cost: $50
May 6 - Jun 24; 10 - 11 am; Cost: $50
July 7 - Aug 25; 10 -11 am; Cost: $50

WOOLBEARERS 3rd ANNUAL KNITTING RETREAT
AT THE NORTHWOOD INN April 13-15
Xandy Peters will be teaching Center-Out Knitting. Center Out Knitting is a technique used for many
blankets, shawls, doilies, etc.
Description:Take a guided tour of the possibilities of center-out accessories. We will look at round, square,
rectangular, and oblong projects that all begin from the center. We will construct miniature versions of
these shapes while learning special cast-on methods for center-out projects. Many traditional lace and
colorwork motifs can be converted to work with these shapes for spectacular results. By the end of the
class, students will feel confident using these cast on methods to create center out accessories to fit their
own unique style.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; familiarity
with basic lace.Supplies: 2-3 colors of yarn, corresponding size of double pointed and circular needles, stitch
markers. Bring extra needles in adjacent sizes.
Fee Information:  Click here to sign up
Single Occupancy Room: $480 sold out
Double Occupancy Room: $360 per person  
Suite Occupancy 3 or 4: $330 per person
Day Knitter: $175 classes plus dinner

SUNSET HIGHWAY KAL
We'll be starting a KAL for the Sunset Highway pullover on Sunday, Feb 11
starting 1 pm.  Come in and get your yarn for this popular sweater.
You are welcome to come on Sunday afternoons to  knit/crochet on
other projects too. Hope to see you then.


INTRODUCTION STRANDED TEXTURAL COLORWORK with LARS RAINS
Stranded textural colorwork combines basic stitch patterns, such as seed stitch, moss stitch, and box
stitch, with the vibrant possibilities offered by stranded colorwork.
It can be used to produce shimmering Bohus effects as well as
curated gradients in a variety of project types.  In this introductory
class, we will explore how one stitch pattern can change the look of
stranded colorwork in a dramatic hat project. We will also discuss
how different stitch patterns can be combined with alternative
approaches to color in order to demonstrate the potential that this
knitting method has to offer.
Yarn: 5 colors of fingering weight miniskeins.
Needles: US 2 [2.75 mm] 16" [40 cm] circular needles or 40"
[100 cm] circular needles or set of 5 double-pointed needles.  
Gauge: 36 sts = 4" [10 cm] in 2x2 ribbing.Brim Circumference:
20", not stretched.
Homework:
Using Color A and Long Tail Cast On method, CO 180 sts.
Using Color A, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing.
Using Color B, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing.
Using Color C, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing.
Using Color D, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing.
Using Color E, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing.
Dates: Sat., M
arch 24; 1 pm - 4 pm  Cost: $45   Click here to sign up

PORTUGUESE KNITTING (BEGINNING)  with Linda Timms
Learn to knit Portuguese style where the yarn is tensioned through a knitting pin.  Portuguese knitting
requires less hand movement than English or Continental style.  We will make a swatch to learn how to knit
and purl Portuguese and our final project will be a slouchy hat. Materials: Approx. 200 yards worsted weight
yarn and appropriate needle, Portuguese knitting pin (we have them) and stitch markers.
Saturday, March 17 & 24; 1-3 pm  Cost: $45    Click here to sign up

COLOUR PLAY WORKSHOP
We'll be viewing 5 videos by Felicia Lo, the owner of Sweet Georgia Yarns to learn different ways to
create your own personal palette.  We'll provide the yarn for you to do the exercises -- you need to bring
needles sizes 4 - 11, depending upon how many strands you want to hold together of Sweet Georgia's Tough
Love Sock yarn.  Bring a notebook and pen so you can take notes if you want.
Saturday, April 28; 1- 5 pm  Cost: $45 Click here to sign up


BUILDING IN LACE with Myra Rubin
In this class you will be learning new lace skills as you build a shawl (or for the
more adventurous you can do an afghan) with 9 panels of different lace stitches
and a 10th lesson will be about the applied borders for the shawl. Materials:
approx 1260-1370 yards of sport weight yarn, Building in Lace Book, completed
swatch gauge, US#6 needle or size to obtain gauge (32" lace needle
recommended), Size F Crochet hook for provisional cast on, Smooth, contrasting
colored waste yarn for cast on, 1 yard Cotton yarn for lifeline, removable
stitch markers, tapestry needle and  a skein of smooth, light colored worsted
weight yarn and appropriate needles for class practice swatch.
Dates: Oct 7, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 6, Jan 27, Feb 6, March 3,
March 24, April 7 1 pm - 3 pm  
Cost: $75 (all yarn purchased is at 10% discount)  
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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, Feb 3 & 17; 1pm - 3 pm Cost:$30
Thursday, Feb 8 & 15 ; 7-8:30 pm Cost: $30   
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TWO-COLOR BRIOCHE COWL/SCARF with Myra Rubin
Learn how to make a completely reversible cowl. Learn the basic brioche stitches, German twisted cast-on
or I-Cord cast-on and knitting brioche with 2 colors. Pattern includes I-Cord bind-off. Please bring at least
2 colors of worsted weight yarn,size 7 or 8 needles 24" length
Date: Sat., Mar 3; 1 - 4 pm; Cost: $45 Click here to sign up

BRIOCHE 102  with Myra Rubin
Now that you know the basic brioche stitches, we will be learning how to do brioche increases and brioche
decrease to make all of those funky brioche patterns.
Date: Sat. March 10, 1- 4 pm; Cost: $45   Click here to sign up

TWO-HANDED FAIR ISLE TAM with Myra Rubin
Learn to knit two-handed fair isle while making this adorable tam
Dates: Jan 27, Feb 3 & 17; 3 pm - 5 pm
Cost: $45 (includes 10% discount for all yarn used in project)   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 upDates: 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,Feb 10; 3 - 5 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
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