Saturday, December 6, 13 and January 3 and 10 9-11 am $45
1st Class: Discussion of yarns, yarn weight. Learn the basics of knitting, slip knot, cast on, knit stitch, bind off, how to manage yarn while knitting.
2nd Class: Learn the purl stitch, joining yarn, bind off increases, decreases and discussion of importance of getting gauge. Preparation to start first project and selection of yarn.
3rd Class: Cover anything missed in first 2 classes, ribbing, reading patterns and assistance with work on project.
4th Class: Continue work on projects.
Materials needed: The Knitters Companion, 1 skein worsted weight yarn (for practice) and size 8 needles
Join the Colorwork Club to build your multi-colored knitting skills one pattern stitch at a time. Using the new booklet Building in Color by Michelle Hunter, teacher Rebecca Osborn will lead the class through ten patterned strips that will be sewn together into a colorful blanket.*
-Building in Color booklet
-US 6 needles, 2 pairs (at least one set must be circular; length unimportant)
-DK weight yarn: 940 yards each of three colors*
Panel #1 will require a tapestry needle, as will finishing.
Panel #9 will require a cable needle.
Dates & Classes:
April 12th - Panel #1: Intarsia and Embroidery
May 10th - Panels #2 & 3: Double-ended Knitting & Short Row Stripes
June 21st - Panels #4 & 5: Knit Below & Make 1 Purl
Fall Series (Dates are now definite!!)
September 13th - Panels #6 & 7: Elongated Stitch & Mosaic Knitting
October 11th - Panel #8: Butterfly Stitch
November 8th - Panel #9: Intarsia Cable
December 13th - Panel #10 & Finishing: Tuck Stitch & Mattress Stitch
Date TBD in January – Free Border Knit-Along Party
Cost: 15$ Per Class Session. Sessions are a-la-carte. Private lessons are available to make up missed sessions if desired.
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. All classes are on Saturdays.
Buy the yarn for this project at Yarns Unlimited and receive a 10% discount.
-Finished size of blanket as written is approximately 54″ x 40″.
-Instead of making one large throw out of ten long panels, you may elect to make two baby blankets out of five shorter panels each. If so, aim to purchase 300 yards of DK weight yarn in each color for each blanket (1800 yards total).
-If you wish to use worsted weight yarn (~5 st./in. stockinette gauge on US 8s) and make a larger blanket, I estimate that you will need 1300 yards of each color.
CROCHET (ALL LEVELS)
First Saturday of the Month 10am-12 Noon
Next class January 3rd
Beginners $15, Help $10
Come learn to crochet! Experienced crocheters can work with us on the Wendy Blanket
If you’re interested in the crochet-a-long, pick up the pattern and materials at the shop and join in the fun.
Guardian Angel sessions meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month (unless otherwise posted). Stop in for help from Rebecca, or just knit and visit!