Knitting

KNITTING CLASSES

 11. Basic Knitting                                      Fee: $65 + tax 

Section D: Wednesday, April 16, 24, 30, & May 7th 1-3 pm Instructor: Laurel Clarke

NEW SECTION: Saturday, May 31, June 7, 14, & 21st 1-3 pm    Instructor: Judy Baird

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.

NEWLY ADDED CLASS: Knitting Cables      Instructor: Becky Arnold                 Fee:  $25 + tax

Date: Saturday May 10th 1-3:30 pm

Cables add texture to knitting, and though they might seem intimidating, they are not difficult to create. Learn to make left cross, fight cross, and reversible cables from written AND from charts. This class is for knitters who knit and purl fearlessly.                                                                                                                                                                                           Student supplies: light colored DK or worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles, cable needle or double pointed needle.                                                                                                                                                                                           Instructor supplies: instructions and pattern for sample

15. Intermediate Knitting Instructor: Judy Baird                                  Fee: $65 + tax

Section B: Saturdays April 12, 19, May 3 & 10 10-noon (skips 4/26)

Had a beginning class and want to move forward? Class projects designed to practice simple pattern reading, charts, basic cables, increasing and decreasing. The hat is an introduction to using circular needles, simple color work and double pointed needles. Basic knitting skills are required (knit, purl, cast on).                                                                                                                                                                              Instructor supplies: patterns                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Student supplies: 16” size circular needles and DPN’s US size 7 or 8,  and aran (4.5 st/inch) weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors for hat, 350 yards for scarf.

17. Mobius Cast On                          Instructor: Meg McKenney                              Fee: $20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Section C: Tuesday June 3rd 6-8:30 pm, summer version

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).  For the summer version, I recommend Lontue (cotton) or Ruca(sugarcane)                                                                                                                       

19. Linen Stitch Technique IMG_2086 Instructor: Meg McKenney                                                  Fee: $20 + tax

Section: Saturday May 10th  9:30-11 am

Come with some variegated and solid DK or worsted yarn (a skein of Malagrigo’s Rasta and # 17 needles). Learn this beautiful stitch that looks woven, and if there is time, we will discuss applications for the half-linen stitch.

23. Toe-Up Socks Instructor: Maura Stone                                Fee: $75 + tax Date: Saturday March 8th

Date: TBA  10:00-4:00 pm with a break for lunch

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.

27. Top Down Summer Cardigan Instructor: Maura Stone                                           Fee: $75 + tax

Date: Saturday April 19th  10-4 pm

This is an ideal cardigan for our New Mexico spring and summer seasons. It is a short sleeve top-down raglan knit in one piece that can be worn over tank tops, sleeveless blouses and dresses and will take off the chill off when the sun goes down or the air conditioning in the office or shop is too cool. Skills: knitting from the top down, back neck shaping, raglan shaping, decorative lace stitch increases, buttonholes and making adaptations for longer 3⁄4 sleeves or long sleeves, knitting in a lace pattern or textured stitches                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Student supplies: Knitting Pure and Simple pattern #221 worsted weight yarn with appropriate needle size to get 4.5 sts/per inch, stitch holders, yarn needle, stitch markers. Suggested yarns: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, Cascade Venezia, Ultra Pima, Cotton Classic, Manos Silk Blend, Noro Taiyo, Rowen Summer Tweed., Cestari Island Collection.

28. Knit a Wooly Sheep Toy                                                                  

IMG_2197Instructor: Laurel Clarke       Fee: $40 + tax

Date: Wednesday April 23 & 30 10-12 pm

Knit this wooly little toy for a baby or your collection. Student supplies: Rowan Purelife Boucle (This discontinued yarn is on the hold shelf for you), size 10-10 ½ dpn’s, small amount of other, smooth yarn for face (black? White?) in a worsted weight and appropriate needles. Some Polyfil for 2nd class.

29. Knitting Backwards Instructor: Maura Stone                                           Fee: $25 + tax

Date: Saturday May 3rd, 9:30-11:30 am

Knitting backwards is a useful skill if you want to knit a piece in stockinette without doing a purl row or knitting in the round.  It is very useful for knitting entrelac or knitting heel turns.  You will also have a skill that will amaze your friends and family…..  It will be a hands-on class, so bring yarn and needles. Student supplies: worsted weight yarn (light color) and size 6-7 needles

30. San Miguel Evening Shawl

Instructor: Patricia Werner    Fee: $40 + tax        Mat. Fee: $15 (pattern) San Miguel Shawl [640x480] Section A: Saturday May 17th   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.

31. Beginning Socks             Instructor: Lucinda Puckett                             Fee: $75 + tax

Dates Saturday May 3, 10 & 17th 2-4 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.