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:  Jan 8 - Feb 26; 7-8 pm; Cost: $50
            March 5 - April 23; 7-8 pm; Cost: $50   
           April 30 -June 18; 7-8 pm; Cost: $50
           June 25 - Aug 13; 7-8 pm; Cost: $50
           Aug 20 - Oct 8; 7-8 pm; Cost: $50
           Oct 15 - Dec 3; 7-8 pm; Cost: $50

Fri Morn:  Dec 14 - Feb 1; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
    Feb 8 - March 29; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
    April 5 - May 24; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
    May 31 - July 19; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
    July 26 - Sept 13; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50

Sat morn: Jan 5 - Feb 23; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
   March 2 -April 20; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
   April 27 - June 8; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
   June 15 - Aug 3; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50
   Aug 10 - Sept 28; 10 - 11 am Cost: $50

FLAWLESS FINISHING with Keith Leonard
Learn to professionally assemble your knitwear from the finishing master Keith Leonard, owner of Knits All
Done. In this class you will learn the tips, tricks, and secrets behind picking up stitches, weaving in your
ends and the proper use of mattress stitch to seam your prepared knitted swatches together. Be amazed
as the magic unfolds and walk away with the proficient skills to finish your knitwear professionally for years
to come.
Skills Covered-        
•        Joining bound off edges (Shoulder Seams)
•        Joining stockinette Stitch
•        Joining reverse stockinette stitch
•        Joining and lining up garter stitch/ridges  
•        Seaming vertical to horizontal seams  
•        Assembling a drop shoulder  
•        Picking up stitches- every which way!  
•        Weaving in tails (inside seams)
Materials- Worsted Weight Yarn, Size US # 7 or 8 straight or circular needles, Darning Needle, Scissors
Date:  Saturday, May 11, 11 am - 1 pm  Cost: $65  Click
here to sign up

SHORT ROW FUN with Keith Leonard
Short row fun anyone? In this class Keith will
teach you how to properly work short rows using
two different colors or yarn to create 1 of 24
squares that combined turn into a beautiful afghan
called "the Lizard Ridge". You not only learn shortrows,
you will learn how to properly read and count your
stitches while working two different strands of yarn
from the same ball of yarn. Disclaimer: Once you start
this project, it will be very, very hard to put it down.
Be prepared for addiction, laughter, and bursts of color!
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2 pm - 4 pm  Cost: $65   

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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 fair isle. 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 and 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.
Dates: Jan 19, 1-4 pm Cost: $45   Click here to sign up

THE WEEKENDER SWEATER WORKSHOP with Myra Rubin
This is a great design for your first sweater or your umpteenth one.
Andrea Mowry's design is a drop shoulder sweater with faux
seams and has a few new techniques, such as tubular cast-on
and short rows.  A comfortable sweater that, well, should be
worn on the weekend, is done in worsted weight yarn.  We have
lots to choose from.  Pattern is included with class.  All yarns
bought for the sweater are discounted 10%.  Please bring
Size 7, 8 and 9 needles in 40" length.
Dates: Saturday, Feb 2, Feb 9, 16, March 2, 9 & 16; 3pm - 5 pm
Cost: $50  
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BRIOCHE FOR BEGINNERS with Myra Rubin
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: Jan 12, 1-4 pm Cost: $45  Click here to sign up



T
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: Sat., Feb 23, 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: Saturday, Feb 2 & 9; 12:30 pm - 2:00 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, Feb 16; 1-3 pm  Cost: $45   Click here to sign up


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


LEARN TO KNIT IN 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: Jan 5, 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $35 Click here to sign up

COLORWORK KAL
We'll be working on sweaters, hat, cowls that use any kind of colorwork.  
Here are some ideas:  Caitlin Hunter (Boyland Knits) patterns: Nordiska,Zweig, Sunset Highway, Ramblin
Woman. Sipila, Birkin (to name a few), Strange Brew (book available here) by Tin Can Knits, any Jennifer
Steingass pattern, almost any Kate Davies pattern.  There are so many great colorwork patterns.  If you
need help finding one, come in and we will help you.  
Starts Sunday Feb 3rd. We will meet every Sunday starting at 1 pm -- you can join us if you want to work
on something else -- all knitters are welcome to come and knit on Sunday afternoon.