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We offer a variety of classes for fiber enthusiasts. New classes are added regularly so please check back and/or contact us to join our email list to get direct information. Please note that all classes, except beginning classes, require students to have a basic understanding of either knitting or crochet.
Please join us for these upcoming classes:
Welcome to our 2019 Cowl of the Month Class Series!
From June through November, we will be offering a class on a particular cowl featuring one of our exclusive hand-dyed yarns. Classes will be on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30am-12:30pm, beginning in June. Fees are $25/class. Pre-register for as many as you’d like, or check for availability closer to each date.
Cowl of the Month #4: Hint of Autumn with Fran Jepperson. This is the fourth in our cowl-of-the-month series, and quite possibly the most luxurious in our Cashmere Cloud yarn. This cowl, with its kerchief styling that drapes perfectly around the neck without the bulk or fiddly ends of a full-on shawl, is sure to be a favorite go-to for warding off the chill of early fall mornings. Hint of Autumn begins with just 3 stitches, is worked flat for the first few inches, and then joined in the round and progresses into a beautiful but simple lace edge. Materials are 2 skeins Cashmere Cloud, and 24″ US5 needles. This is a 1-session class and will meet Saturday, 9/21, 10:30am-12:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Cowl of the Month #5: Crocheted Mobius with Janet Schlaifer, featuring our classic Merino DK (100g, 246yds, 100% Superwash Merino, 1 skein). October 19th.
Cowl of the Month #6: Ice Queen with Fran Jepperson,
Ice Queen is a super simple feather and fan pattern, with shaping incorporated right into the lace. The pattern gets its name from the optional sparkly beads scattered throughout the garter stitch version, looking for all the world like little flecks of ice caught in the lace. Materials are 1 skein of our Halo yarn, a cozy wool and alpaca blend, and US 5 16″ circular needles. Also beads and beading hook, if desired.
This is a 1-session class and the last of our first Cowl of the Month series. Class will meet on Saturday, 11/16, 10:30am-12:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Tiny Ornaments with Fran Jepperson. Get a head start on your holiday decorations this year, with months left to make up an army of these sweet miniature hats, sweaters, socks, and mittens. Required materials are any and all of the yarns you have left from other projects, from fingering-weight to worsted-weight, in whatever colors you like. (We will be providing some too!) Bring in your leftovers, and appropriately sized needles in double points and 32″ circulars if you would like to learn or practice using magic loop.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Wednesday, 9/15, 5:00-7:00pm. Class fee is $25.
Writer’s Shawl with Carol Harrington. When one sits at a computer wearing a shawl to keep warm, what’s the most annoying interruption to your train of thought? The shawl slips off, twists around, goes cattywampus. The brilliant design of this shawl makes it a well-behaved, obedient companion. It lies flat, doesn’t move when you do, and snuggles in for the long run. In addition, it can be made in any yarn, is easy to do, and yet is pretty enough to wear to the ball. This class will teach the “anatomy” of the shawl, discuss design options, and get you started on your adventure. Yes, beads are possible. Yes, it can even work for men. Yes, it’s great for grandma, too. Materials are 3 skeins Copper Twist (88% Superwash Merino, 12% Nylon embedded with Copper, 50g = 218 yards) US 4 (3.5 mm) 24” circular needle, US 5 (3.75 mm) 32” circular needle, and 4 stitch markers.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Thursday, 9/19th, 5:30-7:30pm.
Class Fee is $25.00
Unknitting Lace with Emily McNeil. One of the most common phrases we hear here at the yarn shop from one frustrated knitter after another, is, “I was trying to undo a ssk (or a yarn over or a k2tog or what have you), but dropped a stitch and, well…please help!” Emily loves to knit lace and as a result has had to UNknit a lot of lace as well. Come talk about the issues that catch you up, the particulars of where to put your needle to unknit a ssk verses a k2tog verses a sl1k2togpsso verses a sl2k1psso, and a bit on how to “read” your lacework. Bring some scrap yarn in fingering- or heavier-weight in a light color, appropriately sized needles for your yarn, and lots of questions.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Thursday, 9/26, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Papillion Shawl with Fran Jepperson. This project is dazzling, but don’t be intimidated! Papillon is done entirely in knit stitches, using basic wrap and turn short rows for the undulating color effect. The garter stitch drapes beautifully without any curling, and of course the fun of putting together your color palette is absolutely irresistible. If you can knit, count, and keep track of where you are in the pattern, you can do this one! Materials are 7 skeins One Foot Two Foot (50g each, 1 skein of 5 colors, plus 2 skeins of a background color), and a 32″ US4 circular needle.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Saturday, 9/28, 10:30am – 12:30pm. Class fee is $35.
Last Leaf with Emily McNeil. The Last Leaf is a top-down triangular shawl pattern that provides a wonderful introduction to chart-reading and a platform for simple or more involved beading, if desired. Materials are either one skein of Marine Silk Fingering for a lighter, warm-weather accessory or in one skein of Halo for a cozier autumnal piece. Also US6 24″ or 32″ needles, stitch markers, and optional 6/0 beads and beading hook.
This is a one-session class and will meet Thursday, 11/7, 5:30-7:30pm.
Class fee is $25.
Tendrilly with Fran Jepperson. Tendrilly is a gorgeously textured “lace” shawl worked up in our cozy Merino DK yarn, featuring a delicate-looking cable and lace section against a background of reverse stockinette matched with a field of stockinette. Asymmetrically fashionable and perfect for wearing with a tee and jeans, or your favorite autumn and winter outfits, this is sure to become a go-to accessory in your handknits collection. Materials are 3 skeins Merino DK, and US 6 24″ circular needles.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Saturday, 11/9, 10:30am-12:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Private and Group Lessons. Are you looking to learn a particular technique or perhaps could use a one-on-one beginner or refresher session or two? Or maybe you have a couple friends with whom you’d like to set up a project class? Let us know what you’d like help with, and we’re happy to schedule instruction tailored specifically to you!