A summer of cables and lace (and some other stuff, too!)
Beginner – Knitting
Beginner – No experience necessary
If you’re starting from scratch or renewing your interest in knitting, this class is for you. Learn the basics – casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. All you need to get started is a set of size 8 needles (available at the shop). From here, you can go anywhere!
Two Sundays, July 16 & 23 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. | $35 plus cost of needles if needed | Taught by Kristin Ruth
Advanced Beginner – Knitting
Advanced Beginner – You know the long-tail or knitted cast-on, knitting, purling and binding off. You have completed several projects using these skills.
CABLE AND COIN LACE PILLOW
Learn cables and a fun-to-knit lace pattern as well as simple seams and button holes. This pretty home accessory is quick to make in chunky yarn, and the pattern includes instructions for an afghan to match.
Two Sundays, June 11 & 25 | 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. | $45 plus materials | Taught by Trish McKinney
ETERNAL OPTIMIST BEADED SCARF KAL
You don’t need to be an eternal optimist to learn to knit this lovely lace scarf/wrap. You’ll start off by making the cunning beaded dangles, then ease into lace with a simple eyelet pattern that leads you gently to more complicated motifs. You’ll end up with a visually stunning piece that will never bore you.
Six Thursdays, June 15 through July 20 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.| $40 plus materials | Led by Karen Walter
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.
Useful, beautiful, and so much fun to make, handknit socks are uniquely comfortable – once you’ve worn a sock that fits you perfectly and seamlessly, all store-bought socks will feel second-rate. And who was the first person to figure out how to turn a heel? Genius!
Three Saturdays, July 15, 29 & August 5 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.| $60 plus materials | Taught by Deb Cech
This “Fancy Hen” (pillow? doorstop? bookend?) is a great way to learn the techniques of stranded (or Fair-Isle) knitting from our expert on the subject. This hen is a beauty and fun to make. Choose your main color from our wide selection, then use left-overs from other projects for your accent colors. (You’ll also be ready for the fabulous sweater class we’ll be offering in the fall!)
Three Saturdays, July 8, 15 & 22 | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.| $55 plus materials | Taught by Karen Walter
My desire this summer for small projects that combine cables and lace led me to Corella. It is a lovely hat with a satisfyingly logical lace & rib pattern surrounding symmetrical cables. Made in a wonderful merino/yak blend, it’s a treat to knit, with a new cast-on to learn and easy-to-follow charts (with written instructions if you prefer.)
Three Sundays, July 9, 16 & 23 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.| $55 plus materials | Taught by Trish McKinney
MAGIC LOOP MITTS
These straightforward little mitts will teach you a variety of techniques: the Magic Loop technique of knitting small diameters in the round, the M1 techniques for symmetrical increases and a pretty faux-cable ribbing that is useful in many applications. Small and simple, the mitts make great travel projects and much-appreciated gifts.
Two Saturdays, July 29 & August 5 | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. | $45 plus materials | Taught by Karen Walter
I loved this pretty top-down one-piece sweater the moment I saw it. It looks so easy to wear and so versatile. A bit of lace, set-in sleeves (picked up and shaped with short rows) and an a-line body shape make this a well-fitting and feminine pullover – Love it! Done in a light worsted, Pearl will become the jewel of your workday and weekend wardrobe!
Six Sundays, July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27 & September 10 | 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | $85 plus materials | Taught by Trish McKinney
Experienced Level – Knitting
All intermediate plus you have made several successful garments, are comfortable with finishing methods, and are interested in design, fit, and refined techniques.
WINTER BRIDE’S GLOVES
Why should brides have all the fun? These cable and lace gloves are charming and will also keep your wrists and hands warm. Choose a yarn that coordinates with your Corella (see above) or make them in your favorite color for a beautiful and practical winter accent.
Three Sundays, August 6, 13 & 20 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. | $55 plus materials | Taught by Trish McKinney
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.