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.
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

Tues eves:   Aug 21 - Oct 9; 7 - 8 pm; Cost: $50
       Oct 16 - Dec 4; 7 - 8 pm; Cost: $50  
       Jan 8 - Feb 26; 7-8 pm; Cost: $50          

Fri Morn:  July 6 - Aug 24; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
    Aug 31 - Oct 19; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
    Oct 26 - Dec 7; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
     Dec 14 - Feb 1; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50

Sat morn:  July 7 - Aug 25; 10 -11 am; Cost: $50
    Sept 15 - Nov 3; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
    Nov 10 - Dec 29; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
    Jan 5 - Feb 23; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50

Skills needed: Participants should know how to knit, purl, work simple
decreases and increases such as k2tog, ssk, yo. This 3 hour class will
get you on the path to successful shawl knitting! Using Khyber Pass as
our project, we will look at some of the techniques needed to successfully
knit a shawl. From Garter Tab cast on, color changes in a pattern,
increases and simple lace patterns, to tips and tricks for working from
charts (no fear, the pattern is both written and charted), to a perfect
stretchy bind off. We will first make a miniature shawl to cover all the
techniques and then dive in and cast on for our 'real' shawl.
Supplies List:
• Khyber Pass Pattern, • Sport to worsted weight scrap yarn in 3 colors
(approx 30 yards each, appropriate needles (circular needles) for the
yarn you are bringing for the technique shawl. • For shawl: Sport weight yarn, 250 yds/ 229 m each, color
A, B, C  • Needles: US 6 (4 mm) min 32"/ 80cm circular needle to hold large number of stitches, (If you
prefer to make this into an extra warm shawl, you can make it in worsted weight yarn, you will need: US 7
needles and 250 yards of 2 colors and 330 of the white)
Dates: Sat Oct 6,  10 am - 1 pm  Cost: $50 Click here to sign up

MOSAIC KNITTING WORKSHOP: An introduction to the Magic of Mosaic Knitting with
SIMONE KEREIT (OwlCat Designs)
Skills needed: participants should know how to knit, purl, work in the
round, cast on, bind off.  Experience working with 2 colors is NOT
necessary!  The easiest way to start working with 2 colors has to
be mosaic knitting! Through the strategic use of slipped stitches,
we'll create intricate looking patterns while using only one color per
row! No stranding or carrying a second color of yarn along the wrong
side. We'll look at garter and stockinette versions of mosaic
patterns, work on understanding the concept by swatching a couple
of patterns. We will also look at reading mosaic color charts (it's
super easy!) and then cast on one of the designs from Simone's new
mosaic colorwork collection 'Karyai - classical beauty meets modern forms. Pick a pattern from the list
below to cast on during class, chose a cowl, boot topper, mitts, scarf, or shawl. Easy 1: Cornice Cowl,
Imbrex Boot Topper, Easy 2: Imbrex Mitts, Relics Scarf  Intermediate: Easy but bigger project: Spandrel
shawl, Astragal  Shawl  Supplies list:
• smooth sport to worsted weight yarn in 2 colors for the swatches
• appropriate needles for swatch yarn
• sport weight yarn to cast on the chosen project, (depending on level knitter or size of project desired)
• General knitting notions (such as darning needle and scissors etc)
Dates: Sat Oct 6,  2 pm - 5 pm  Cost: $50    Click here to sign up

In case you missed the Ravelry KAL or you just can't get enough of this great
pattern, we'll be having a Knit-Along at Woolbearers starting on Sunday,
September 16th @ 1 pm.  Don't worry -- we don't expect you to have it done
in 4 days.  We'll be meeting every Sunday until Nov 11 -- if you need more
time to get it  finished, by all means keep knitting with us on Sunday afternoon.
There is no charge for the KAL - I only ask that you purchase yarn and pattern
for the KAL at Woolbearers.  If you have specific needs, let me know - I can order many different yarns.
Dates: Sundays, starting Sept 16 @ 1pm  -- there is no charge for this KAL, just come and knit

A TASTE OF LACE: Sampler Knitting Revisited with Andrea Jurgrau (Badcat Designs)
The focus of this 6 hour workshop is a small lace sampler that
illustrated 4 different lace knitting styles; Shetland, Estonian,
German and Orenburg. We will begin by learning a provisional cast-on.
We will move on to each of the lace traditions, discussing the
differences and similarities. We will work on the sampler together,
practicing the techniques which include two different ways to make
nupps. We will discuss how to turn the sampler into a scarf project,
should participants choose. An assortment of lace charts will be
hared, for working a traditional sampler or making bookmarks. Finally,
we will culminate with a blocking demonstration, blocking the sampler
and discussing best blocking practices. List special skills or knowledge
students need to take this class:  Advanced knitting, basic lace knitting
and chart reading skills are required. Comfort with small needles is a plus.
Date: Saturday, Nov 10, 10 am - 5 pm Cost:$80  Click here to sign up

We will knit a sweater form the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book using
Julie Weisenberger's videos demonstrating her Cocoknits method of sweater
knitting. Supplies: Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book, stitch markers, 1 skein
of aran, chunky or bulky yarn to start, Size 9-11 circs (40" or longer or
3 separate circs), smaller skinny needle, scissors, tape measure, paper
for note taking.  Homework: gauge swatch, read through first couple
of chapters and Emma pattern    
Dates: Thursdays, September 20 - Oct 18
7 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:$60 (all project yarn 10% discount)  
   Click here to sign up

We'll be doing one-color brioche knitting a scarf with built in lifelines!
This should make learning brioche stitches a lot easier.  Bring worsted
weight yarn and size 6 or 7 needles.
Date: Sept 29, 1-4 pm Cost: $45  Click here to sign up

Learn how to make a completely reversible cowl. Learn the basic
brioche stitches, German twisted cast-on and knitting brioche with 2
colors. Materials:  Bring at least 2 colors of worsted weight yarn,
size 7 or 8 needles 24" length
Date: Sat., Oct 13, 2:30-5 pm; Cost: $45
Click here to sign up

HARLOW HAT with Myra Rubin
Knit this brioche hat pattern by Andrea Mowry learning how
to do brioche increases and decreases, 2-color tubular cast on
or German twisted cast on.
Dates: Nov 3 & Nov 17; 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $50
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ENTRELAC SCARF with Myra Rubin
Entrelac is a technique used to create a textured diamond pattern.
The resulting fabric looks lie woven knitted strips but is actually knitted
in one piece.  This scarf is the perfect introduction to the technique.
Date Oct 27, 1-4 pm  Cost: $45  Click
here to sign up

THE ROUND - BASIC HAT with Myra Rubin
Skills taught in this class: How to use circular needles, How to join in a
circle without twisting, How to use double-pointed needles. How to
knit two stitches together, The visual difference between the front
and back of the fabric. How to weave in ends.
Date: Sept 15, 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $35  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, and good fabric. Bring back swatches on the second day and then we will design
your sweater and create your pattern.
Dates: Saturday, Oct 6 & 13; 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Cost: $30  Click here to sign up

Learn to knit & purl the "Continental" way.
Date: Saturday, Oct 27; 3 - 5 pm Cost: $30   Click here to sign up

For more info click here.  Questions:
call 609 914 0003 or email me