OJO DE DIOS
Instructor: Patricia Werner Fee: $75 + tax Mat. Fee: $35 + tax
Dates: Saturday, March 15th & 29th, 2014, 1 – 4 pm
In this exciting, introductory class you will learn all the secrets to my unique approach to modular knitting. This class is for both beginners and seasoned knitters and lays a solid foundation for all my other classes. If you are serious about learning more advanced techniques, this class will launch you effortlessly into all my other classes. While this lovely vest may appear complex, it is surprisingly simple to knit. It has virtually no seams and you never have more than a few stitches on your needle at a time and rarely more than one color. This design lends itself nicely to variegated yarns or lots of colors from your stash. I’ll teach you to fear no color and how to have fun breaking all the “knitting laws”! Student Supplies: Worsted weight yarns in variegates and complimentary solid colors; two size 8 double pointed needles; Size G crochet hook; Post-it notes; flexible, squishable, rubber stitch markers that fit over size 8 needles; tapestry needle; scissors; tape measure; and calculator. NEWLY ADDED: Continental Knitting Instructor: Maura Stone
NEWLY ADDED: Continental Knitting
Instructor: Maura Stone
Sat. Feb. 8, 9:30-12:30
This is a hand-on class for knitters who want to expand their skills to include continental knitting (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 faster or want to knit Fair Isle patterns (2 colors in one row). It is the easiest way to complete “knit-purl” patterns such as Seed Stitch, Moss Stitch or Ribbing since you aren’t moving your yarn in front of and then behind the needles to throw it. It’s a great skill to amaze your family and friends.
Student Supplies: 2 colors of worsted weight or DK light colored yarn and size 6 or 7 needles (circular or straight)
11. Basic Knitting Fee: $65 + tax Section A: Saturday January 18, 25, Feb 1 & 8 10:30-12:30 Instructor: Judy Baird Section B: Tuesday February 4, 11, 18, & 25th 1-3 pm Instructor: Ahza Moore Section C: Wednesday, March 26, April 2, 9, & 16 6-8 pm Instructor: Judy Baird Section D: Wednesday, April 16, 24, 30, & May 7th 1-3 pm Instructor: Laurel Clarke 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. 12. Beginning Sock Knitting Instructor: Becky Arnold Fee: $75 + tax
Section A: Wednesdays January 15, 22, & 29 1-3:30 pm Section B: Saturdays, February 8, 15 & 22 1-330 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.
Dates: Fridays January 24, 31, & Feb 7th 1-3 pm
NEW SECTION: Fridays, February 21, 28, & March 7th 1-3 pm
The Fiddlehead Mittens by Adrian Bizilia on Ravelry are perfect Fair Isle mittens to start with as they have a consistent design and thumbs that work for either hand. You’ll learn how to use 2 different colors of yarn to create designs while knitting in the round. I recommend using 2 circular needles. (If you’re familiar with Fair Isle, you may want to knit 2 mittens at the same time!) These mittens have a liner as well (optional). Some choose to do a short inner cuff. Size 4 needles with a light worsted or sport/DK weight works nicely. There is additional sizing information in the pattern. Once you start it’s hard to stop! Although it looks difficult, it’s just one row and one color at a time using a chart. I also recommend using highlighter tape on the chart.- 2 to 8 colors (if you wish) to suit and needles. Please purchase pattern before class on www.ravelry.com
14. Double Knitting Technique Instructor: Laurel Clarke Fee: $15 + tax Section A: Saturday January 25th 1-3:30 pm Section B: Saturday March 29th 10-12:30 pm Section C: Wednesday April 16th 10-12:30 pm Learn to knit a project (scarf, pot holder, etc.) with 2 different sides simultaneously. Alternate stripes and dots using 2 different colors of the same weight yarn. Student supplies: bringing size 7 needle with 2 worsted weight yarns.for potholder, 2 contrasting colors worsted weight cotton-100 yards each; or for scarf, 2 contrasting colors of worsted weight wool-approx. 300 yards each. Needles for yarn, and perhaps a size larger as well.
15. Intermediate Knitting Instructor: Judy Baird Fee: $65 + tax
Section A: Fridays January 31, Feb 7, 14, & 21 1-3 pm 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 A: Saturday February 1st 9:30-11 am Section B: Saturday April 5th 9:30-11 am 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)
18. Knitted Fingerless Mitts Instructor: Becky Arnold Fee: $60 + tax
Dates: Wednesday, February 5, 12, & 19th 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.
NO # Continental Knitting Instructor: Maura Stone
Sat. Feb. 8, 9:30-12:30
This is a hand-on class for knitters who want to expand their skills to include continental knitting (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 faster or want to knit Fair Isle patterns (2 colors in one row). It is the easiest way to complete “knit-purl” patterns such as Seed Stitch, Moss Stitch or Ribbing since you aren’t moving your yarn in front of and then behind the needles to throw it. It’s a great skill to amaze your family and friends. Student Supplies: 2 colors of worsted weight or DK light colored yarn and size 6 or 7 needles (circular or straight)
Section A:: NEW DATE–Saturday March 8th 9:30-11 am
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.
20. Learn Entrelac Instructor: Ahza Moore Fee: $70 + tax
Date: Tuesday, March 4. 11, 18, & 25th 1-3 pm
This technique looks woven, but is actually knit in one piece! Chose between a hat and a shawl, and maybe even learn to knit backwards! Instructor supplies: pattern Student supplies: variegated yarn 200 to 800 yards light worsted such as Painted Sky and appropriate needles.
Knitting in the round, provisional cast on, picking up stitches, and reading simple charts are the skills we’ll be working with. Purchase the pattern from Village Wool and sock yarn with a short color way. (Pattern calls for 2 skeins of Koigu KPPPM or other fingering/light sport weight yarn-) Size 1 circular or double point needles. (Not long color runs like Noro Sock) Student supplies: yarn and pattern- we’re contacting the author for copies 22. Felted Slippers Instructor: Judy Baird Fee: $65 + tax Date: Saturdays March 8, 15, & 22nd 10-noon
Learn the basics of socks and knitting in the round with this one easy project. Knit a pair to ward off the cold! Skills required: Cast on and knit. Student supplies: 16” circular needles and DPN’s size 10 ½, feltable worsted weight yarn: 2 skeins of either Brown Sheep Lambs Pride worsted or Nature Spun.
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.
Learn how to knit those beautiful stranded color patterns! It’s easier than it looks. This beginner class will cover knitting with just 2 colors per row, holding one yarn in each hand to make a very easy cowl. Student supplies: 16” circular needle, size 2 if you knit loose, size 3 if you knit tight; 1 skein multi colored sock yarn; 1 skein solid sock yarn. Choose a solid color that’s high contrast to the multi: either black, white or the opposite color; Homework: cast on 130 st, any method, join being careful not to twist; knit 8 rows, then knit 1 row K2tog, yarn over, repeat until end, then knit 8 rows.
25. The Paseo Stitch – Something Very New Instructor: Shari Hirst Fee: $50 + tax
Dates: Saturday March 15th and March 29th 1-4 pm
Shari developed this stitch to be able to use some interesting thick and thin handspun. In this class, learn one of the ways to make the “cord”, how to knit the stitch and see other possible uses. See the sample pillow and piece of cord. Come an hour early if you need help choosing fibers. The only thing needle before the class is to have your fibers chosen. The small pillow I made took 6.7 ounces of fibers to make the cord.
26. Baby Surprise Jacket Instructor: Judy Baird Fee: $60 + tax
Dates: Saturday March 22, 29, and April 5th 1-3 pm
Knit one of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s most loved patterns and learn the techniques required for the Adult Surprise Jacket. Student supplies: yarn and needles as described in the pattern. New version of the pattern.
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 Instructor: Laurel Clarke Fee: $40 + tax
Date: Wednesday April 23 & 30 1-3 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) 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.