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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 #3: Proud as a Peacock Cowl with Fran Jepperson, perfect for autumn in our cozy Radiant DK and Merino DK (both 100% Superwash Merino) August 17th.
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, a beautifully cozy, lacy piece with optional beading, perfect in 1 skein of our Halo (100g, 440yds, 50% Wool, 50% Alpaca, 2 skeins). November 16th.
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.
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, 9/25, 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 $25.
Beyond Beginning Beading with Emily McNeil. One of the joys of bead knitting is determining where and how to place beads even when a pattern doesn’t necessarily call for them — because who doesn’t love a little extra sparkle now and again? Join us for a fun class in taking your beading to the next level and learn the (not so intricate!) intricacies of placing beads on ssks, k2togs, and more. We will mostly be working on a swatch, but will discuss different lace patterns that lend themselves to beading. Required materials are 1 skein Halo or other fingering-weight yarn, US 6 needles, a .75mm crochet hook, and 6/0 beads.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Thursday, August 29th, 5:30-7:30pm. 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!