July 14, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
This sweet light summer shawl is a great first lace project - no purling involved! Just knitting, and a little lace. You will learn how to knit through the front and back of a stitch (increase), how to yarn over (make a hole on purpose!), and how to knit two stitches together (decreasing). Plus learn how to make a picot bind off for a pretty end to your shawl!
Skills: must know how to cast on, knit stitch - good for an advanced or confident beginner to intermediate knitter who is comfortable with keeping track of stitches, and ready to move beyond knit and purl.
July 21, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Glittery and seductive, beads add elegance and dimension to your knitting. You will learn two ways to add beads, how to read charts, and where and when to add beads to virtually any lace pattern. We’ll discuss how to choose the best beads for your project, plus tips and tricks to make your beading adventures pleasant and efficient.
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced
Technique: Comfortable with knit and purl stitches, knowledge of long-tail cast-on.
Materials: 1 skein Detour Mini or comparable smooth and sturdy sock yarn, US1 needles (US2 if you knit very tightly),...more
July 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Pompoms, they’re all the rage this season! When you think pom pom, you probably imagine a fluffy ball topping a knit hat, but classic round pompoms are just the beginning. With some careful wrapping and some artful trimming, you can turn grandma’s pompom into a work of art. In this class, you’ll learn the magic of advanced pompom-ing, and create an adorable fluffy fruit pompom. Once you get the basics, you’ll be able to create any number of fruits and even design your own custom decorative pompoms. For this class, you’ll need a small pair of sharp scissors and a pompom maker. The...more
August 12, 2018 2pm - 4pm
Tunisian crochet is a fun mix of crochet and knitting! Using a long hook with a stopper on one end, the stitches are picked up and bound off on every row allowing for a completely different fabric than traditional crochet. We will be offering more tunisian classes in the future, so this will be a great time to learn the basic stitches as well as the terminology so that you will be able to interpret other tunisian patterns more easily.
During class you will be making either a small mug rug or a larger spa cloth.
Materials: You will need a cotton yarn in either Dk weight...more
August 18, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Knitting on the bias means tilting your fabric at an angle, creating a diagonal drape instead of just straight up and down. A great way to knit scarves and a perfect approach to unusual yarns, this method lets the yarn be the star. You will learn increases and decreases and how to keep track of where they belong.
Skill needed: Students should be comfortable knitting and purling.
Materials: 1 skein of worsted weight yarn to practice the stitches, needle 1 to 2 sizes up from what the yarn calls for, two stitch markers.
August 26, 2018 2pm - 4pm
Mandalas have become the modern interpretation of doilies and offer a way of mixing colors and stitch patterns in a creative new direction. Come learn a few of the tricks and rules of thumb when it comes to working overlay crochet and in no time, you'll be on your way to creating your own individual masterpieces.
This is an intermediate level class, students should be able to work with a pattern before taking this class.
Materials: You will need to have purchased the...more