Thursday, February 23, 2012

March Classes

The March Newsletter will be out soon, but we wanted to post an advance announcement for our March classes.
We will begin on Saturday, March 3rd with:

Building Blocks Afghan

Let’s build an afghan and build your knitting skills one block at a time. Using the book, Building Blocks by Michelle Hunter, we will knit twelve different squares each using different knitting techniques with each block building on the skills learned in the previous block. When completed you will have learned – knit, purl, increase, decrease, cables, right and left twists, even chart reading.
This is an excellent class for anyone, including beginners, who want to increase their knitting knowledge.
Day – Saturday, March 3rd (this class will work two squares at a time until all squares, and your afghan, is completed. Future class dates will be determined on March 3rd).
Time – 9:30a to 11:30a
Instructor – Barbara
Level – Advanced Beginner. This is NOT a learn to knit class. You should have a basic understanding of knitting and are comfortable with casting on, knit and purl.
Supplies – Book - Building Blocks by Michelle Hunter, Size 10/24” circular needle, Suggested Accessories - cable needle, stitch markers, sticky notes, highlighter tape, tapestry needle. For class participants only, the book used in this class will be 20% off.
Yarn – Any Worsted or Aran Weight yarn. Suggestion – Cascade 220 Wool or Superwash, Cascade Greenland, Plymouth Select Worsted. You will need approx. 140 yards per square.
Solid Color – 10 skeins
Two Color – 10 skeins – 5 skeins of each color
Multi-Color Version – 12 skeins – one of each color

On Wednesday, March 7th and 14th join Christiane for:

Seamless Raglan Cardigan or Pullover for Babies and Kids.
Learn how to knit a perfectly sized raglan pullover or cardigan. Pattern includes multiple sizes and different stitch gauges. Christiane will guide you through the step-by-step instructions with a beautiful end result.
Day – Wednesday, March 7 and 14th.
Time – 7pm to 9pm
Instructor – Christiane
Level – Advanced Beginner
Please purchase all yarn and supplies prior to class.

On Wednesday, March 21st, don't miss this opportunity to learn a new technique and knit:

Mosaic Knittted Pouches
Are you intrigued by color work but intimidated by the idea of having to manage two or more yarns across a row? Then mosaic knitting may be the thing to try. Mosaic knitting is an interesting technique where you will use multiple colors, but each row is worked with only one. The magic happens when you add slipped stitches. The end result is a dense sturdy fabric perfect for these pouches. This project is worked flat. The pattern gives you a choice of three sizes to make ranging from 3" x 3.75" to 5.5" x 5.75".
Day: Wednesday, March 21
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Instructor: Margaret
Level: Intermediate or adventurous advanced beginner. Must know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.
Material: Worsted weight yarn - either one skein color-changing yarn such as Noro Silk Garden OR one skein EACH of two contrasting colors
Size 6 needles and size 7 needles. These can be straight or circular, student's choice.
Please purchase all yarn and supplies prior to class.
Pattern is available at please download your copy prior to class..

Last, but not least, on March 24th add to your spring wardrobe with:

Box Drape Vest
The combination of boxes and a nice drape create a vest that anyone, no matter their size, can wear and look marvelous. Once you get started you won’t want to stop.
This pattern was chosen from the book Swing Swagger Drape: Knit the Colors of Australia by Jane Slicer-Smith.
Day – Saturday, March 24th
Time – 9:30am to 11:30am
Instructor - Sheila
Level – Intermediate
Please purchase all yarn and supplies prior to class. For class participants only, the book used in this class will be 20% off.

One last class in February and there is still space available:


Margaret will introduce class participants to Entrelac knitting by making a simple washcloth using one skein of worsted weight. If you feel more adventurous you can start right in on the Hobo Bag (pictured) from "Entre to Entrelac" by Gwen Bortner.
Date: Wednesday, February 29th,
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Instructor: Margaret
Level: Advanced beginner.
(You must know how to knit and purl.)
Please purchase your yarn and supplies (including book if making the Hobo Bag) prior to the beginning of class. For class participants the books will be 20% off.

Learn to Knit Socks with Carol

Ongoing class held Wednesday afternoons. Learn the basics of sock knitting.
Wednesday: 3pm -5pm
Instructor: Carol
Level - Must know how to knit
Wednesday afternoons not convenient for you? Let us know and we will arrange a meet and teach for socks.

Would you like to learn to knit? We would be happy to teach you. Call or stop in at the shop
Individual or group classes can be arranged.

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