12. Basic Knitting Fee: $65 + tax
Section A: Look for new sections in our Winter Spring Class Schedule, out the first week in January 2014!
Students will learn the basics of knitting: Cast on, knit and purl stitches, and bind off. Shaping, reading stitch patterns and finishing techniques will also be taught. Student supplies: Light colored worsted weight wool yarn size 8 or 9 shorter, straight needles- bamboo or wood. Lewis Recommends the Knitter’s Handbook Pocket guide as a reference.
18. Joyful Finishing
Instructor: Franzi Collins Fee: $45 + tax Material Fee: $5
NEW Date: November 23 & December 7th 10:30-12:30 pm
In this two-part class you will learn to love the finishing process by planning at the start. Instructor supplies: handouts Student supplies: two colors of light colored worsted weight yarn and needle size 7 or 8
20. Short Rows Technique
Instructor: Franzi Collins Fee: $20 + tax
Date: Saturday November 9th 10;30-12:30 pm
Learn this fun and useful technique by creating “Not a Celebrity Scarf”. With this technique under your belt, you will be able to knit Ilga Lega’s “Bermuda Scarf” or ‘Dreambird’ or ‘Wingspan’. Student supplies: Any self-striping, light worsted to sport (Mochi +, Liberty Light, or Noro Silk Garden Light).
21. Beginning Sock Knitting
Instructor: Becky Arnold Fee: $75 + tax
Date: Wednesdays January 15, 22, & 29 1-3:30 pm
Learn the basics of planning and knitting socks. You will knit a toddler-sized sock. Hang it on your Christmas tree or knit another and have a pair of socks for a kid. With the techniques learned in this class, you’ll be ready to scale them to adult-sized socks! Instructor supplies: pattern Student supplies: size 3, or 4 double pointed needles, sport weight yarn in a light color.
25. San Miguel Evening Shawl
Instructor: Patricia Werner Fee: $40 + tax Mat. Fee: $15 (pattern)
Section A: Saturday October 26th 1 – 5 pm
Sumptuous, undulating waves or gorgeous yarns, designed by you, will propel you through this quick to knit shawl on size 13 & 15 needles. In no time, you will be wearing this versatile, striking shawl. Let the Fiber Fiesta begin! Instructor supplies: detailed 7 page, line by line instructions, color photos, and schematics. Student supplies: Approx. 530 yards total of ribbon, glitzy, plain, and novelty yarns; size 13 & 15 circular needles in length to accommodate 162 stitches cast-on, Large ring markers (9) and a G or H crochet hook.
26. Bring Your Tragedy!
Instructor: Lewis Schafer & Lucinda Puckett Fee: $15 + tax
Date: Saturday, November 23nd call for an hour timeslot between noon and 5 pm.
Student supplies: All original materials (pattern, needles, fiber) and extra needles, markers, finishing equipment, etc.
Bring your knitting tragedy and an OPEN MIND. Let Lewis and Lucinda help rework or redesign you project that just isn’t working for you! We all have them… the lurkers hanging around unfinished that just some how are not quite right! Let us get you back on track! Sometimes a fresh set of eyes makes all the difference! We are excited to make what you all ready have work!
28. The Bigger Bear
Instructor: Ahza Moore Fee: $65 + tax
Dates: Thursday November 7, 14, & 21st 1-3:30 pm
You can knit a lovable teddy bear for yourself of someone you love in time for this years’ holiday gift giving. This classic garter stitch bear is knit mostly in one piece on two circular needles. You will learn to knit “short rows” to create the shaping as well as some valuable finishing techniques. For Intermediate knitters. Instructor supplies: Pattern Student supplies: 250 yards worsted weight knitting yarn (no thick & thin), 2 US #6 24” circular needles, 6 stitch markers, tapestry needle, polyfil stuffing (available at craft stores).
29. Continental Knitting
Instructor: Maura Stone Fee: $40 + tax Mat Fee: $2
NOTE NEW DATE: Saturday, December 14th 9:30-12:30 pm
This is a hands-on class for knitters who want to expand their skills to include continental knitting (tensioning/holding the yarn in your left hand instead of ‘throwing it’ with your right). This is a good skill to have if you want to knit faster or want to knit Fair Isle patterns with 2 colors on a row. Student supplies: 2 colors of worsted or dk weight yarn (lighter colors) and size 6-7 needles , circular or straight.
30. Toe-Up Socks
Instructor: Maura Stone Fee: $75 + tax
Date: Saturday November 16th 10:30-4:30 pm
You will knit a sample sock from the toe to the cuff. Skills covered will be: knitting in the round, increases, making a heel flap, making a gusset, directional decreases, different leg and cuff patterns, stretchy bind-off, measuring the foot for the sock. Knitting a sock from the toe to the cuff means that you don’t have to have a particular stitch or row gauge and can use any yarn from lace weight to bulky… everything is determined by the size of the foot and the number of stitches that surround the foot. Must be familiar with knitting socks on dpns. Student supplies: 1 skein worsted weight or dk light colored yarn for a sample sock, set of 5 double-pointed needles – size 4-5, tapestry needle, stitch markers.
31. Beginning Socks
Instructor: Lucinda Puckett Fee: $75 + tax
Dates Saturday November 9, 16, & 23 1-3:30 pm
Make a full size sock in 3 weeks. You will learn the parts of a sock, how to measure to get a good fitting sock in any yarn weight, tips for reinforcing and darning socks.
32. Basic Lace
Instructor: Franzi Collins Fee: $20 + tax Date: Tuesday November 26th 10-1 pm
Learn the basics of lace stitches while working a lace motif and reading charts.
Student supplies: DK or worsted weight yarn light colored, and US 7-9 needles.
33. Mobius Cast On
Instructor: Meg McKenney Fee: $20
Date: Saturday November 23rd 9-11 am
Learn the basics of the Magical Mobius! The cast on is the tricky part, and the rest can be as simple as just knitting Student supplies: if you wish to do a scarf, 300 yards of worsted weigh yarn such as Silk Garden or Poems, a skein of Malabrigo worsted will work for a heavier weight or Misti Alpaca Chunky will work for a chunky weight. (If you would like a wider cowl, get 2 skeins of heavy worsted or chunky.) 47” or 60” circular needle appropriate for the yarn you choose and your knitting style- loose or tight (7/8, 9/10, or 13 for the above mentioned yarn examples).
34. Turkish Hat- “stranded” or Fair Isle techniques
Instructor: Celeste Nossiter Fee: $60 + tax
Dates: Saturdays Nov. 23 & Dec. 2nd 1:00-5 pm
Good for beginners to stranding or fun for experienced knitters, we’ll design and make a stranded hat with your choice of colors and Turkish motifs… You will have your own, original hat! Instructor supplies: Turkish motifs Student supplies: #16 circular needles size 2 or 3, to get gauge of 16 stitches to 2 inches in stranded knitting; 5-6 colors of fingering weight wool; post-its or magnetic board for charts. HOMEWORK: any color, cast on 120 stitches, join, being careful not to twist, knit 8 rows stockinette, knit one row picot (K1, YO to end) and knit 8 more rows stockinette.
35. Felted Bowls
Instructor: Judy Baird Fee: $40 + tax
Dates: Wednesday December 4 & 11 6-8 pm
Bowls are a great way to learn about tricks and rules for knitted felt and knitting in the round. Fun small project. Skills required: Cast on and knit. Instructor supplies: pattern Student supplies: 16” circular needles size #13, feltable worsted more than 1 color or main color and feltable odds and ends for fun.
Knitted Fingerless Mitts
Instructor: Becky Arnold Fee: TBA
Dates: Tuesdays, December 3, 10 & 17th 1-3 pm
Seasonal favorites! Come knit a quick fun project! Fingerless mitts are quick and fun to knit and make great gifts. We will cover the technique for knitting the mitts, including the thumb gusset, from a basic pattern. Then we will explore ways to customize the pattern for any yarn and any size of mitt to personalize it with fancy stitch patterns.
Student Supplies: DK or worsted weight yarn (4-5 st/inch, 100 gms) appropriate size needles (dpns or circular for magic loop), small stitch holder.
36. Mittens in the Round
Instructor: Maura Stone Fee: $40 + tax Material Fee: $1
Date: Saturday December 7th 9:30-1 pm
This is a great project to learn how to knit in the round (or circular) using double pointed needles (DPN’s). You will learn to knit using four needles and make a gusset for the thumb and how to shape the hand. You also will learn how to adapt the pattern for the popular fingerless mitts. This is also a great class to get ready for knitting socks. Instructor supplies: Basic Four Needle Mitten pattern Student supplies: worsted weight yarn and size 4 set DPN’s; stitch markers, yarn needle.
37. Just Knit
Instructor: Judy Baird Fee: $20 + tax
Date: Saturday December 7th 10-12:30 pm
Basic knitting in a day. Come in a morning and go home with a new skill. Student supplies: light colored worsted weight wool yarn and size 8 or 9 short, straight wooden or bamboo needles.