We've got several classes ongoing, but we'll be opening registration for the following classes today! Call or stop by the shop to register. Click around in the calendar to plan your knitting season. Pass on a link to Knitorious.com for Valentine's Day giving!
Fair Isle Mittens with Ariel
Sundays, February 14, 21, 28 1-3 p.m.
Choose a fingering weight stranded mitten pattern and knit it with Ariel. This class will focus on Fair Isle knitting, chart reading, waste yarn thumb, and Latvian braids.
Intermediate- Knitter should be comfortable o smaller needles and have experience working in the round.
Cost: $45 plus materials
Materials: about 150 yards each of a main color and a contrasting color fingering weight yarn and size 1 or 2 US needles (double pointed, 2 circular, Magic Loop).
Quick Socks for Beginners with Ariel
Sundays, March 6, 13, 20 (1-3pm)
In this introductory class to socks, knitters will use worsted weight yarn to learn the basics of sock knitting.
Cost: $45 Includes pattern
Materials: 150-200 yards of worsted weight yarn, preferably a superwash wool, and #5 US double pointed needles
Monkey Socks with Ariel
Saturdays, April 2, 9, 16 (1-3pm)
Are you ready to move past plain vanilla socks? Monkeys, by Cookie A, are easily one of the most popular socks patterns and offer a challenge to knitters comfortable with basic socks.
Materials: pattern available through Ravelry, #2 US double pointed needles or appropriately sized 40” circular needle for magic loop, approximately 400 yards of fingering weight yarn.
Finish It First Friday: With Suzanne and Ann
Fridays: February 5, March 4, and April 1; 6-9p.m.
Do you have crochet or knit projects languishing? We all run out of steam on some of our long term projects. Sometimes we are stuck on a part of the pattern. Sometimes we’ve left the project so long we can’t figure out where we left off! Sometimes we just need a kickstart to get on track. Join us and let Suzanne and Ann reinvigorate your knitting or crochet project.
Class limit: none, but registration is required
Cost: Free one time if you’ve taken any of our classes in 2016; $10 otherwise
Materials: your pattern and project.
Skill Seminar with Ann Konzen: The Art and Science of Yarn Substitution
February 27, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Master the art and science of yarn substitution! We’ll start this seminar by decoding the Yarn Standards as defined by the Craft Yarn Council and move through gauge, drape, elasticity, and fiber content. Do you have a pattern you’d love to make, but the yarn is discontinued? How about some luscious vacation yarn that wants to be worked up into something beautiful, but you’ve no idea what? We’ll finish by working out a real life substitution problem. Yarn substitution is both an art and a science. Let Ann show you the tricks. For both knitting and crochet. Note: this workshop will not include rewriting patterns for use with yarn that works to a different gauge.
Class Limit 12
Cost: $10.00 payable in advance to reserve your spot.
Materials: handouts provided; bring your knitting or crochet so you can listen.
Skill Seminar with Ann Konzen: Fix it on the Fly
Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rip It? No Way! Learn to fix mistakes on your knitting on the fly! This Skill Seminar will reinforce the following skills:
· Picking up dropped stitches using various tools;
· Correcting misplaced knit or purl stitches and stitch counts;
· Correcting mis-crossed cables or off center motifs;
· Fixing colorwork mistakes;
· Fixing edge stitches in garter stitch;
· Inserting life lines and using them to rip back your work;
· Inserting yarnovers and lace motifs where forgotten;
· Strategies for fixing knitting problems such as “rowing out” and uneven stitches.
***Class participants should be able to knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast on (using long tail method), cast off, and follow knitting directions without Ann’s help.
Class Limit: 8
Cost: $50.00, due upon registration to hold your slot, includes: instruction; a zip drive containing notes, web links, and photos; and snacks.
Materials: Check homework sheet on Knitorious. com calendar
Knit Swirl Coat: A Knitorious Knit Along with Ann Konzen
Dates to be announced
Sandra McIver’s book Knit Swirl includes 18 different patterns in 3 sizes each for various styles of this gorgeous jacket. We’ll use Mountain Colors kits or yarn from the shop to work these ingeniously shaped, flattering garments.
Class Limit: 10
Cost: $60 plus materials
Materials: Sandra’s book Knit Swirl plus yarn kit purchased at 20% off or shop yarn at 10% off.
Handwoven Sampler Wall Hanging with Amy Chapleau
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 1pm to 4pm
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 1pm to 4pm
Do you love weaving plain weave on your rigid heddle loom, but are ready to expand your skills? Then this is the class for Y-O-U! During this 3-hour class, students will learn techniques such as pick up, leno, Brooks bouquet and more to create a sampler wall hanging. This is not a beginner class. Students should be able to warp their looms and simple weave without Amy’s help.
Class Limit : 5
Class Fee: $35.00 (includes rod for hanging).
Materials: ***Students should have their own rigid heddle loom with a minimum of a 10” weaving width. Registration, shop sample and supply list will be made available by February 1, 2016. Students will also be required to warp their loom prior to class using the details provided with the supply list.
February Beginning Crochet III or Knit III: Hats
Beginning Crochet III: February 2 & 9, 12-1 pm or 6:30-7:30
Beginning Knit III: February 4 & 11, 12-1 pm or 6:30-7:30
Our hat semester winds up with learning how to crochet or knit hats in the round. Shaping with increases/decreases and gauge will be the main emphasis. We'll show you how to use your favorite yarn, choose the appropriate size hook or needles and make an awesome beanie or slouchy style hat. This class meets for 1 hour on each of 2 dates and yes, there will be homework given the first meeting.
Class Fee: $25 plus materials (needles if necessary and recommended yarn).
February Lunch Bite: Embellishments
Friday, February 19, or Saturday, February 20, 12-1:30 pm
Pom poms, Tassels, Braids, Pigtails, Ruffles, Fringe, I-cord, etc. are enjoying a growing popularity as finishing touches to garments and accessories. In this session we will show you how to wrap, tie, cut, twist, knot, knit and crochet the perfect embellishment for your project.
Materials: Please bring a ball or skein of medium weight yarn, scissors, a set of appropriately sized double pointed needles, and/or crochet hook.
March Beginning Crochet or Knit I & II: Fingerless Gloves
Beginning Crochet I: March 1, 12-2pm or 6:30-7:30 pm
Beginning Crochet II: March 8, 12-2pm or 6:30-7:30 pm
Beginning Knit I: March 3, 12-2pm or 6:30-7:30 pm
Beginning Knit II: March 10, 12-2pm or 6:30-7:30 pm
In March and April you can learn to crochet or knit by making a pair of fingerless gloves. We'll get you started with basic material selection, stitching and pattern reading. By the end of Crochet or Knit I, you will have the skills needed to complete a simple fingerless glove pattern (given in class). Crochet or Knit II builds on your new skills with more stitches and stitch patterns, pattern reading and material selection. In this session we'll jump right into another fingerless glove pattern that you will be able to complete on your own. These classes meet for 2 hours.
Fee: $25 for each session
Note: If you also register for Beginning Crochet or Knit III: Mittens (in April) the fee for all 3 sessions is $60
March Crochet Club: Ponchos!
Tuesdays, March 29th, April 12th and 26th, 6:30 - 8:30
Oh yeah, they are making a comeback! This time, the variety of styles and stitch techniques used is endless. Everything from the basic V-neck, angular shaped designs to cowl-neck, circular-shaped capelets are in style. If you don't have one to call your own, join us for this 3-session CAL. You'll get to choose the pattern you like and we will help you with yarn selection and construction of your piece.
Fee: $45 for three 2-hour sessions plus materials.
March Lunch Bite: Crochet for Knitters
Friday, March 18, 12-1:30 pm or Saturday, March 19, 12-1:30 p.m.
Learn how you as a knitter can use a crochet hook to do a provisional cast on, stabilize, seam and embellish your knitting. There's no need to fear this handy tool. With the simplest of stitches you can add so much to your knitting.
Materials: Please bring two 4" x 4" stockinette swatches (about 20 stitches by 27 rows, no garter stitch borders; they will curl) in worsted weight yarn and a ball of scrap yarn of same weight and a size G or H crochet hook.
Yarn Play: Finger Knitting and Crochet
Saturday, April 2nd, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
This class is designed for kids (aged 7+) and their adults who want a very basic but fun introduction to the world of knitting and crocheting. No needles or hooks are used. Little and big fingers will be used as our tools as we work with the bulky yarns that are on everyone's Pinterest boards these days. Together, you and your child can explore how yarn is used to transform a ball of string into knitted or crocheted fabric.
Fee: $20 (materials are included in fee)