Currently, there are none scheduled. Please see KALs & CALs below for "short term" groups.
Learn With Lisa – Cables (Friday, March 1st; 6:30pm - 8:30pm; $5; registration required)Learn how to cable! Fee includes cable needles and pattern. Worsted Weight yarn required.
Knitting Know-How: Shaping your Knitting with Short Rows (Saturday, March 9; 10:30am - 12:30pm; $30; must already know how to knit; class size is limited, must pre-register.)
Join us as we learn two different ways to accomplish this fantastic shape-making technique. You can choose to knit the Aviatrix baby hat by Justine Turner or The Short Row ‘Round Earwarmer by Aimee Benson for those comfortable with circular needles.
For the Aviatrix hat you will need: Either sport, DK or worsted weight yarn (see pattern for quantities) and US #2.5 and #3 for the sport yarn, US #4 and #6 for DK yarn, or US #7 and #9 for worsted yarn. You will also need a highlighter or pen and a darning needles to darn in the ends if you finish the project in class. For the Earwarmer you will need worsted yarn and one 16” circular needle, US #7; a marker to mark the join; and a darning needle for finishing.
Knitting Know-How: Finishing Your Garment (Saturday, March 9; 1pm - 3pm; $30; class size is limited, must preregister)
You fell in love with the pattern, bought the yarn, knitted the garment pieces. And now you have all these bits with dangly yarn and they’re supposed to be a whole garment? How do you do that? This class will teach you how to darn in those ends, sew those seams (and sometimes knit those seams!), and block the piece.
You will need a partial skein of worsted weight yarn, US #7, 8 or 9 needles (either 2 straight needles or 1 circular), an extra #7, 8 or 9 needle (optional), a crochet hook size I/9, J/10 or K/10-1/2 (optional), yarn darning needle, four 4”x4” swatches in Stockinette Stitch (knit 1 row, turn, purl 1 row), stainless pins (optional), 12” square stryofoam block (optional).
Knitting Know-How: Knitting Simple Lace (Saturday, March 23; 10:30 - 12:30pm; $30; must already know how to knit; class size is limitied, must pre-register)
Lace intimidates a lot of us, but it’s really very simple once you figure out the secrets. We will be using the Basic Eyelet Washcloth pattern from Shana Schasteen. For the more adventurous, we can use the Tulip Lace Washcloth. You also will need a cotton yarn like Tatamy Tweed Worsted, US #8 needles (circular or straight), and a yarn needle for darning in the ends.
Knitting Know-How: Gauge Swatch, What is it and why is it important to your knitting? (Saturday, March 23; 1pm - 3pm; $30; class size is limited, must pre-register)
Why do patterns say “Take the time to check your gauge before beginning” or "or size needed to achieve gauge". Ever wonder why the sweater/hat/mittens you just knit from that cute pattern came out too big or too small? Join us to learn why we make swatches, how we use them, and why swatches will make or break your knitting.
Knitting Know- How Series: Working with Circular Needles (Saturday, March 30th; 10:30am - 12:30pm; $30; must already know how to knit; class size is limited, must pre-register)
For those of you who don’t like working small circular projects with double-pointed needles, or just want to learn a fun new way to knit circularly. We will be using the Basic Baby Hat pattern from Heather Tucker. You will also need about 80 yds. of DK weight yarn, two US #6 circular needles, and a yarn needle for darning in the ends. Saturday,MARCH 30; 1pm - 3pm. Beginning Spinning - the Wheel. $35.
Carol Mcfadden, Instructor. Class size is limited.
Now that you’ve mastered the hand motions involved in drafting your fiber and inserting twist with a spindle, take your skills to the next step—the spinning wheel. You’ll learn the parts of a wheel and what they do, then we’ll work on putting it all together to spin yarn on the wheel. Students need to have mastered spindle spinning, and bring a spinning wheel in good working order and wool to spin. Class lasts 2 hours, the fee is $35 and is limited to at least 2 but not more than 4 students. Please let us know what wheel you’ll be bringing to class so the instructor can be prepared to teach with that equipment.