Friday, March 21, 2008

April Class Schedule

April 5th, Saturday 10:30-12:30pm

"Ooops! There it is!" FREE fix-it clinic.

Come to our FREE clinic w/our knitting guru Liz and get some tips how to "fix it" in a crisis. Learn how to clean up your own mess and free yourself to advance to the next level in knitting.
Seating is limited to 10 people so reserve your space today.


April 5th, Saturday - 1pm

Many of you have admired the beautiful Lizard Ridge Blanket model in the store. Now is your chance to get started on your heirloom for free! Join us for our Lizard Ridge KAL and learn the basics to get started on this beautiful peice.
Here are some notes from your instructor, Anna.
YarnWorsted Weight, Variegated yarn (like Noro Kureyon, etc.), I would recommend at least 30 skeins for the size that I made, or you can go with the 20-21 skeins recommended in the original pattern. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY ALL YOUR YARN AT ONCE. Heck, this could be called a buy along. :-)
Needle SizeAnywhere from a size 7 to a 9, depending on your gauge. I knit with size 8 Crystal Place Daisys and highly recommend them since they don’t have a cord that can get in your way while knitting between two different skeins of yarn
Other materialsDarning needle to weave in ends (if you choose to do so as you go along. you can wait and weave in ends at the end if you like), at least 1 skein of a solid color worsted weight yarn like Cascade 220 for the crochet edging.
-----This KAL is free and limited to 20 students. Please call to reserve your place as we're certain this will be well attended.

April 7th, Monday - 6pm-8pm

Learn to design & knit a sweater using sophisticated software. Sweater Wizard takes the concept of knitting software one step further. Not only does the program chart sweaters in any gauge, but it also provides detailed text instructions for hand knitting as well as schematic. Features include hourglass shaping, bell sleeves, short rows and much more. Whatever your knitting and computer skill level, with a few simple clicks of the mouse, the Sweater Wizard 3.0 will custom design a sweater just for you and figure out how much yarn you need too!
This seminar is FREE and limited to 6 students. Call or email to reserve your spot.

April 10th Thursday 5:30-8pm Two Socks Support Group

Calling all alumni of 2-socks on 2-circular needle classes!! Need a refresher? Stuck? Before pulling your hair out, join the 2-sox support group!
Bring your two socks project, a crochet hook, your book (or buy one here), and a cold-drink!

April 12th, Saturday- 10:30-12:30
"Knit to Fit"

This is a much smaller, scaled-down version of the Knit To Fit seminar last month. This is a hands-on class for students who want to further their knowledge on how to knit to fit.
Bring a project already in progress or begin one in class.
You will focus on a BASIC pattern--something with lots of details and pieces to put together will be too complicated for this format. Basic design + great yarn + good fit = a great piece and a gratifying experience. The whole idea of going to all the trouble and expense is to make something you will enjoy wearing or giving with confidence it will fit.
calculator, tape measure, pencil and paper, Bring yarn for project and a couple extra needle sizes, one up and one down from what you think you may use,
Homework: bring a gauge swatch already prepared.


April 12th, Saturday- 1pm
Toe-Up, Short-Row Heel Socks by Jennifer Hagan

Do you love sock knitting, but are ready to advance? How would you like to be able to make your sock cuffs as long as you wish, with no worries about whether your yarn will hold out? Wouldn’t you love to be able to try on your socks as you go and make sure they will fit? What about eliminating the dreaded Kitchener graft at the end? If this all sounds right up your alley, then you are ready to go toe-up. Also, if you’ve wondered about short rows but were afraid they’d be too hard, then you are in the right place. We will knit tiny socks beginning at the toe and go on up to an easy short-row heel with no wraps or yarn-overs. Then we’ll finish with the cuff, and when you’re done, there’s no grafting left to do!
Class handout includes directions for many sizes of basic toe-up full-sized socks.

Sock yarn (use your leftover stash!)—75-150 yds
US size 1 or 2 16” circular needles
Darning needle
US size 1 0r 2 crochet hook (optional but handy!)

Skills: knitting in the round on 2 circular needles, advanced increases & decreases, Turkish Cast On, Judy’s Magic Cast On for Toe-Up Socks

Cost $35

April 19th Saturday- 1pm Beginning Lace

Let's get started knitting lace! Learn the basics of knitting beautiful lace scarves, stoles and shawls. In this class we will explore the different types of lace, shawl construction and the most important ingredient... blocking! Class fee includes a pattern for a wonderful lace scarf.

Supplies: worsted weight yarn, size 9 needles. A pattern/chart will be provided for class.



April 19th & 26th Saturdays- 1pm (PARTS 1 & 2)
Knit a sock inside another sock

Learn to knit 2 sox at the same time while knitting one sock inside another. Wild, huh? This 2 part class will be team-taught with Liz & Judy and is limited to 8 students.

Cost $50


April 24th, Thursday 6pm-8pm Fan & Feather

The Feather and Fan stitch is a fun and popular knitted pattern for Afghans, scarves, and has been spotted recently on sweaters and socks! Join us for this quick-start project class. Bring size 8 needles, worsted weight (or light worsted) to learn this stitch. We'll have a variety of patterns for you to choose from and will help you pick the perfect yarn from our fabulous showroom!
Supplies:worsted weight yarnsize 8 needles


April 27th, Sunday- 1pm-2:30pm
Knitting with beads FREE workshop

Beading guru, Sandy Payne from Yarn Garden will demonstrate how to add beading & beauty to your knitting. This seminar is FREE and limited to 10 students. Call or email to reserve you spot!


April 21th, Monday- 6pm-8

SOTM Club meets once a month on the 3rd Monday from 6-7:30pm. Each month and includes a pattern, a skein of the finest of sock yarn and 1.5 hours of instruction. Here’s the tricky part so listen closely. You do NOT have to attend club meetings but if you do you’ll receive a free skein of sock yarn after 6punches. Uh…ahem…I mean punches on your attendance card. The purpose ofthe club is to stretch and challenge sock knitters to new heights. You’ll beintroduced to lace, argyle, fancy rib stitching, knee-highs, stockings and muchmore. We’ll announce the featured pattern at the beginning of each month. Youmay sign-up at any time. Heck. You can even skip a month or two. To join the SOTM Clubyou would have had to have knit socks previously.

Cost is $35 for each club meeting.
Call or come by or email YY to sign-up!
This month expert knitter, Shirley will teach entralac socks.


April 26th, Saturday- 1pm

Top-Down Sweaters
By Jennifer Hagan of Figheadh Yarnworks

Would you like to make sweaters with no seams to sew when you’re done? How about making a sweater and deciding how long the sleeves and body should be before it’s too late to fix them? This is the class to learn how to start with the collar and knit down to the hem and cuffs, making your sleeves just as long as you want, and even turning that cropped sweater into a tunic, if you choose. The class includes steps for mini top-down sweater, and then if you want to make a full-sized sweater, follow the charts also included for sizes XS-XXX and either worsted weight or bulky weight yarn usage.

Sport, DK, or worsted weight yarn
Appropriate size needles (dpn, 2 circulars or 1 long circular)
Stitch markers
Darning needle
Stitch holders (2) or scrap yarn

Cost $35


PUBLIC Social & Support Groups:

1. Wonderful Wallaby KAL every Saturday at 10:30- $20
2. Pacific NW Christian Needlecrafters Saturday, April 19th at 10am.
3. Every Monday Hooks & Needles Club 6-8pm
4. Every Thursday knitting group 6-8pm
5. Every 3rd Saturday 5pm-7:30 MOVIE NIGHT

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