BEGINNER • ADVANCED BEGINNER • INTERMEDIATE • EXPERIENCED • CROCHET

Please read about our class policies and skill levels below.

Fall 2017

The season to get back to your knitting…


Beginner (sort of) – Knitting

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Advanced Beginner – Knitting

DESIGN-YOUR-OWN SCARF

If you have learned the long-tail or knitted cast-on, knitting, purling and binding off, even if you need a refresher on these skills, our D-Y-O Scarf is the project for you.  Deb will refresh the basics for you, then help you through different stitch patterns, cables, simple lace, changing colors, all while encouraging you to use your own creative eye to decide what comes next, so that your scarf is yours alone!

 Four Saturdays, October 21, November 4, 11 & 18 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.| $65 plus materials | Taught by Deb Cech

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QUICK GIFTS

Come December, we all think of people who deserve a special gift:  The teacher who got your kid to understand algebra, the especially thoughtful neighbor, your favorite yoga instructor – on and on, right?  It’s great to have a stock of quick but beautiful gifts to give, such as the softest, warmest mitts you’ve ever felt, a colorful and cozy cowl,  an especially pretty washcloth wrapped around a fragrant soap – lovely!  We’re offering a few quick classes to get you through these easy projects and give you a two-hour respite from the holiday crazies.  Sessions will be Saturdays and Sundays in December.  Details will be available later in the season.


  Intermediate Level – Knitting

Intermediate – Proficiency in the advanced beginner skills, plus shaping, knitting in the round and basic finishing techniques.  You should have completed several successful projects using these techniques.

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FIRST FAIR-ISLE SWEATER 

Knit a truly outstanding sweater using stranded knitting and traditional peerie color patterns.  You should have some experience with stranded knitting to tackle this sweater, but there is no steeking, no shaping in the stranded section of the body, and no seaming, so it truly can be your first fair-isle sweater!  Come in to try on Karen’s lovely model, then you can choose your own colors from an array of Fibre Company’s Cumbria Fingering – see my blog post on colors for the sweater here.

Seven Saturdays, September 30 through November 18 (except Oct. 21) | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. | $90 | Taught by Karen Walter

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CLOUD NINE SLIPPERS

I loved these slippers from Bekah Knits as soon as I laid eyes on them.  The cable across the toe, the double-thick sole, the I-cord trim, the fact that there’s a left and a right….they’re perfect!  Knitting them is a challenge and never boring – something different happens every minute – but the pattern has good instructions and of course, we’ll be there to help with any new techniques!

Three Sundays, October 8, 15 & 22 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. | $50 | Taught by Trish McKinney

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SILVERLEAF SHAWL

Karen used two colors of our new yarn Estilo (merino & mulberry silk – yum!) – to make this pretty shawl.  You can see above how the leaf motif stands out, with patterning on both sides and twisted outlines to keep it crisp yet delicate.  A stunner!

Three Saturdays, October 14 & 28, November 4 | 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. | $50 | Taught by Karen Walter

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SAUDADE HAT

A stand-alone class for Fair-Isle fans but also a wonderful way to use up leftovers from your First Fair Isle Sweater (above).  I love this wonderful hat with classic Fair Isle motifs and a nice slouchy shape.

Two Saturdays, December 2 & 9 | 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. | $50 | Taught by Karen Walter

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YARN GALLERY AFGHAN

Our own design, this afghan takes two colors (or more, if you prefer) of worsted-weight yarn to make.  Loads of fun and unique stitch patterns will keep you engaged, and simple finishing means no angst at the end!  We’ll cover 2 – 3 blocks every month, so you’ll have time for other things.  The pattern and 7 sessions are included in the fee below, with re-registration necessary to continue in January.

Seven Sundays, October 1, 15 & 22, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | $60 | Taught by Trish McKinney


Crochet Classes

Sorry, there are no crochet classes scheduled at this time.

SKILL LEVELS – KNITTING:

Beginner – No experience necessary Advanced Beginner – You know the long-tail or knitted cast-on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing and binding off. Intermediate – Proficiency in the advanced beginner skills, plus knitting in the round and basic finishing techniques.  You should have completed several successful projects using these techniques. Experienced – All intermediate plus you have made several successful garments, are comfortable with finishing methods, and are interested in design, fit, and refined techniques.

SKILL LEVELS – CROCHET

Beginner – No experience necessary. Advanced Beginner – You know how to chain, single crochet and double crochet. Intermediate – You are proficient in all basic stitches and increases and decreases.  You can follow most pattern instructions and have completed several projects using these skills. Experienced – All intermediate plus you have made several successful garments, are comfortable with finishing methods and are interested in design, fit, and refined techniques.