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.
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Tues eves:  
Dec 10, 17;  Jan 7-Feb 11; 7-8 pm Cost: $50
Feb 18 - April 7; 7-8 pm  Cost: $50
April 14 - June 2; 7-8 pm Cost: $50

Fri Morn:  
Nov 15 - Jan 3; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
Jan 10 - Feb 28; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
Mar 6 - Apr 24; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
May 1 - June 19; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50

Sat morn:
Nov 30 - Jan 18; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
Jan 25 - Mar 14; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
Mar 21 -May 16; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
May 23 - July 18;10 - 11 am Cost: $50

DOUBLE KNITTING with Susan Ashmore
Double knitting is a great technique for creating a double-thick
fabric with two "right" sides. Learn the ins and outs of this fun
and challenging technique to create a two-colored reversible coaster.
Once you have practiced the technique on our class swatch, you will
be ready to tackle cowls, shawls, sweaters, hats and more!
Skills needed: If you can knit, purl, and work single 1x1 ribbing, you
can work double knitting.
Materials needed: about 50 yds each of two contrasting
colors of medium weight yarn.  Knitting needles in size appropriate for yarn.
Date: Saturday, March 7, 1 pm - 4 pm; Cost: $50

BLAITHIN CARDIGAN (child's size) with Myra Rubin
Ever wanted to learn how to Steek?
In this class we will learn provisional cast-on, knitting in
the round, colorwork, short rows, steeking, applied I-cord
and
STEEKING.
Materials: 4 colors of a worsted/aran weight yarn
(4.5 st/inch) MC 300-670 yards and 30-40 yards of CC1, CC2 and CC3.
Size US 7 in 16" or 24" (depending upon what size you choose) and
32" (for magic loop) or DPN's and Size 8 DPN's.
Dates: Feb 8, 15, 22, 29; 2 pm - 4 pm; Cost: $50  Click here to sign up

TWO HANDED FAIR ISLE with Myra Rubin
Using the 'Patsy' pattern designed by Courtney Kelly of Kelbourne Woolens,
we will learn to do two-handed fairisle. You will also learn to read charts
and incorporate purl stitches in this Bohus-inspired hat.
Materials: 4 skeins of Kelbourne Woolens Andorra
(1 Main Color 3 Contrasting colors), Size 3 and 4 16" circular needs a
nd one set of Size 4 DPN's.  We'll provide the pattern when you sign up
-- if you can, begin the hat and knit the K1 P1 ribbing
so we can begin the fair isle section at class time.
Jan 11, 1-4 pm Cost: $45   Click here to sign up

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WO-COLOR BRIOCHE COWL with Myra Rubin
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: March 7; 1-4 pm; Cost: $45
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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: Feb 1 & 8 12 pm - 2 pm Cost: $30  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.
Date: Saturday, Jan 25 & Feb 1; 1-3 pm  Cost: $50   Click here to sign up

PORTUGUESE KNITTING-COLORWORK
Do you want to take your Portuguese knitting to the next level?  
We will knit a two color cowl, knitting entirely on the wrong side
of your project while doing Portuguese purling.  You will also learn
how trap floats so your work is tidy.
Date: Saturday, Feb 15; 1-4 pm  Cost: $50   Click here to sign up

DO THE CONTINENTAL with Myra Rubin
Learn to knit & purl the "Continental" way.
Date: Saturday, Marc 29; 3-5 pm Cost: $30   Click here to sign up


EMBRACE THE CHILL with Myra Rubin
Mosaic knitting, is a method of colorwork that involves two simple
techniques — slipping stitches and changing colors between rows.
Learn this new technique while knitting Cheryl Faust's "Embrace the Chill"
scarf. Other techniques include Crochet Cast-on and I-cord edging.  
Materials: 4 colors of fingering/sport weight yarn. Needles: US Sizes 3 & 4,
Size E crochet hook.
Dates: March 14, 21 & 28; 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $50
(all yarn used for project is 10% off)  Click
here to sign up




FIXING MISTAKES IN KNITTING with Myra Rubin
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 stitches
- 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 worsted weight yarn, knit a square as follows:
Cast on 30 stitches. Knit 8 rows (Garter stitch).
Row 1: Knit,
Row 2: K5, P20, K5
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: Feb 15; 11-1 pm Cost: $45 Click here to sign up

COCOKNITS SWEATER WORKSHOP
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: 2/22,2/29 3/7, 3/14 & 3/21; 11 pm-1 pm
Cost:$60 (all project yarn 10% discount)   
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COLORWORK/CABLE KAL
Starting Sunday, Jan. 25th at 1 pm. There is no charge, just come and knit.
Here are some ideas:
Nordiska by Caitlin Hunter,  Zweig by Caitlin Hunter, Guthrie by Caitlin Hunter,  Astrid by Junko Okamoto,
Stonecrop Pullover/Cardi by Andrea Mowry, Fossveien by Inga Semmingsen
Caitlin by Caitlin Hunter, Nelchnia by Caitlin Hunter, Pinewood by Andrea Yetman, Aphotic by Annie Haas,
Skye by Marie Wallin, Rumi by Audrey Borrego, Entomologist by Dani Gherardi, Geo Yoked Fair Isle
Sweater
by Di Gilpin, Orianna by Paula Pereira, In the Wild by Natalie V, Hamnafield by Hazel Tindall
Any and all knitters/crocheters are welcome to join our table on Sundays!