Wednesday, February 27, 2008

March classes/events at Yorkie Yarns

March 2nd, 9th, 16th & 20th Sundays from 1-3pm Handspindling 101 and beyond

Learn how to spin your own yarn on the drop spindle (also known as the handspindle).
The Mother-Daughter team of Eva & Janet Gallagher (SpinAlpaca, Auburn, WA) can teach you haow to:1) Draft and twist unspun fiber2) Make a continuous strand of yarn3) History of handspindling4) Benefits of making your own yarn5) Fleece and fiber attributes for spinners
Students need to bring:1. top whorl drop spindle 1 - 2 oz,2. unspun fibers* prepared in a roving or top,3. a bag to carry your supplies in, and keep the spun yarn separate from the unspun (preferably made of a material without nap, velcro, or corners which might catch your unspun fibers)

Cost is $15 for each 4-session class
***you may sign-up for all or just a few classes.

March 15th, Saturday 10:30-12:30 FREE WORSHOP "Knit to Fit: Mastering the Math of Knitting"

Okay. Folks have been DYIN' to attend a workshop like this. We found someone who has the skills to teach you how to adjust patterns to fit YOU. Check this out.
Did you know that many patterns contain errors that will affect the fit of yourfinished work? How can you know so that you don't wait till the end to find out? When can you fudge a few stitches and when is it best to use a different pattern? In this workshop, you will learn essential skills of calculation and measurementthat will enable you to determine whether a pattern will fit before you knit it. You will also learn to apply these techniques to adjust a pattern so that it fitsyou. These skills will also make it possible for you to combine elements you likefrom different patterns and create your own look--and one that fits."
This workshop is FREE and limited to 25 people. You must call & reserve a spot to garentee a seat for you.

SUPPLIES:tape measure, stitch counter, The Sonnet sweater pattern off Knitty, pad, pen, calculator


March 15th Saturday 1-2:30pm - Colour & Combination

Monochromatic, analogous, complementary - - it's all elementary! You've built a yarn stash out of your favorite fibers and wonderful colors... now what? Or, do you have a great project in mind, but feel overwhelmed and have a difficult time figuring out how to choose the perfect yarn(s) for your project? In this class, we will learn about the fiber yarn is made of (bamboo, silk, alpaca, etc.), basic color harmony and color mixing, how to substitute yarn (as called for in a pattern), and how to create new looks by pairing 'old' yarn!
Size 8, 10 or 11 needles2 balls of different fiber yarn, different colors (try something daring!)Stitch MarkersCrochet Hook


March 16th, Sunday 1-3pm - Twining/2-handed fair isle class

This is the follow-up class from our 2-handed knitting clinic that was held on Feb. 24th.
2-Handed Fair Isle Class March 16th (Sunday) from 1 - 3 Come learn to knit this highly desirable Andean hat by the designer herself, Lisa Ellis. We’ll learn how to twine earflaaps, creatively cast-on using 2 colors and how to fair isle using both hands. It’s a class chalked full of technique that can be carried over to a whole new level of knitting projects.

Supplies:Andean hat Pattern 3 skeins of Cascade “Pastaza” (1 light color, 2 medium to dark)
9 (16” length) circulars and DPN’sStitch Marker

Cost is $25, early registration is a must as this class is limited to 6 students Level: Beg. Intermediate

March 22nd, Saturday 10:30-12:30 Wonderful Wallaby Knit Along

Our project of the month features the Wonderful Wallaby Sweater. Pam (our local knitting expert) will guest host a Wallaby knit along beginning Saturday, March 22nd at 10:30am. The KAL will meet weekly at the same time and will cost $20 per visit. The beauty of the Wallaby KAL is that you may come to all or as few meetings as you’d like. As you need help with the pattern join Pam and the rest of the gang and receive hands-on, expert help to create your very own Wonderful Wallaby. AND I’ll give you 10% off any yarn you choose for your Wallaby provided you purchase your fiber at one time.


March 22nd & April 5th Saturday's at 1pm - Two sox on two circular needle

Learn to make 2 socks on 2 circluar needles. No more second sock syndrome. When you're done you're done!
Supplies:sock yarn1 addi turbo needle size 2/321 addi turbo lace needle 2/24stitch markers

$50 for two 2-hour sessions

March 24 & 31 Monday's at 6pm -8pm- Beginning Socks on double point needles (dpn's)

Beginning Socks March 24 and 31Knitting socks is fun - portable - easy. The variety of yarns and styles is endless. Session 2 $25.00. Knitting in the round on double pointed needles (DPN'S). Anatomy of a sock. We will be knitting the cuff and the leg of the sock.

Bring your completed leg(s) to session 2. Session 2 $25.00*After the leg is completed (homework) we willmake the heel flapturn the heelbegin the instep and move into the foot of the sock. Toe decreases and seaming the toe will be demonstrated on a swatch.

*** Note: If you are comfortable knitting with double pointed needles you may sign upf or part two only. For those who sign up for both sessions you will receive a 10%discount.

Materials needed:2 skeins of worsted weight yarn1 set of size 5 double pointed needles

Cost $25.00 each session or both for $45

March 29th, Saturday 10:30 - 12-:30 - Cro hook Knitting FREE workshop

with the master, Gladys Walton!

CRO-HOOK KNITTING is a simple basic technique that uses two colors of yarn at one time making a reversible blanket or garment.

Material needed: Two balls of knitting worsted,each in a different color. Cro-hook #10.Basic knowledge of crocheting. Direction leaflet will be furnished.


March 29th, Saturday 1pm - Lace Knitting

Come learn the VERY popular art of knitting lace. You will learn how to read lace instructions and charts. But most importantly, you'll walk away feeling comfortable about fixing your own "ooopsies" (mistakes). Recovery will be a snap after taking our lace class.


worsted weight yarnsize 8 needlesa pattern/chart will be provided for class


March 30th, Sunday Beyond beginning Crochet 1pm-3pm

Come refresh a forgotten skill or learn a new one. In this class we will learn Double Crochet, joining yarn and the difference between the front loop and back loop. Once you learn these skills you will be making the project we have picked out. Stop in and see the project you can make after taking this class!

Requirements: a swatch of single crochet 20 x 20 make with aJ hook NOT bound off and the rest of the yarn, we will be working from that.


March 29th Movie Night! 5-7:30pm


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