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Fabulous Fair Isle
with Sara Jessen
Fair Isle sweaters are making a come back! Come learn the technique in this class while making a fun coffee cozy. You don't want to miss this class! Sara J will be hosting a sweater KAL this fall/winter based on color work.
Remember pumpkin latte season is right around the corner and you know you want the COOLEST cup!
4 colors DK yarn with good contrast
US 6 DPN's or 40" circ for magic loop
Intro to Entrelac
with Sara Jessen
Come learn this beautiful diamond textured pattern reminiscent of a basket weave. This class will cover all the skills needed to start your entrelac project, including knitting backwards. Feel free to bring a pattern of your choosing or the one I have linked.
Worsted weight yarn either Self striping or 2 colors
Size 8 24" circular
Lace Shawl Design
with Heddi Craft
In this three session class, knitters will design and begin to knit a top down triangular lace shawl.
In the first session, we’ll start by exploring lace stitches in stitch dictionaries and learn how to translate written directions to charts. We’ll look at how to successfully combine stitches. As homework, students will swatch selected stitch patterns and select a yarn for their design.
In the second class, students will bring completed swatches of chosen stitch patterns to class and we will learn how to add them to a basic template for a top down shawl. We’ll talk about how to deal with edge stitches to make a graceful garment and other ways to adjust the garment to fit the desired patterns. As homework, students will swatch their refined pattern and/or begin knitting their shawl.
In the final class of the series, we’ll discuss options for shawl edgings. We’ll troubleshoot problems in design and briefly discuss submitting patterns for publication.
Prerequisite skills: should be familiar with knit and purl stitches as well as common increases and decreases
- Fingering or lace weight yarn in desired blend and color
- Set of circular needles of various sizes, from the suggested sizes on the yarn band to 2-3 sizes larger
- Basic knitting supplies
- Pencil with eraser
- Yellow and red colored pencils (preferably erasable-- available at Palace)
- At least one stitch dictionary (available at the library or online)
- Graph paper (5 squares to the inch for the first class, participants may want other sizes for later classes)
Learn to Knit Mitts
with Heddi Craft
In this class we'll learn to knit a pair of mitts with a gusset thumb and a bit of colorwork. You'll be able to choose between a plain stripe, a slipped stitch pattern, and a simple Fair Isle pattern. Knit your mitts using double pointed needles or a single long circular and the magic loop technique, whichever you are the most comfortable using.
Once you've knit a pair of mitts, you have all the skills you need to work a simple top down raglan sweater. Join this class and build your skills!
Worsted weight yarn in two colors (the sample mitts use various colors of Malabrigo Rios)
US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles or circular needle between 32" and 40" (81-121 cm)
Basic knitting supplies (tapestry needle, scissors, etc.)
THIS CLASS HAS HOMEWORK! Please complete the following:
Knit a gauge swatch in stockinette stitch. Cast on about 15 stitches with the recommended needles and knit about 18 rows. Your gauge should be 10 sts x 14 rows = 2” (5 cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked. If you have too few stitches, try a SMALLER needle. If you have too many stitches, try a LARGER needle. Gauge is critical to get the desired size, but if you wish to knit the mitts and you are not concerned with the finished size, you may omit this step.
Measure the circumference of your palm below the fingers but above the thumb. If you palm is between 6" and 7" (15-18 cm), cast on 28 sts. If you palm is between 7" and 8" (18-20 cm), cast on 32 sts. If you palm is between 8" and 9" (20-23 cm), cast on 36 sts. Join to work in the round.
Work a knit two purl two ribbing for 14 rounds and bring the ribbing to class on the needles ready for the next step.
Marsh & Mallow KAL
with Sara Jessen
Sara has been dying to make the Marsh top and with the warm Indian summers we get here, August is the perfect month to make this. This is a KAL or Knit A-Long not a structured class. We will meet each Saturday evening for 2 hours and everyone works at their own pace. Sara will help with any questions that come up along the way.
Marsh is a fun and summery top with a lace design on the back made with a DK cotton yarn. Mallow is its long sleeved sister and uses a worsted weight cotton yarn.
Please bring a copy of the pattern with you along with all your knitting materials.
with Sara Homan
No class September 3rd, 2018. (Labor Day)
This is an open lab type class where you can bring projects for assistance. A serger, iron, cutting mat, rulers and other supplies will be available for your use. Sewing machines may be available to rent during class - contact the teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the first day of class.
Pattern, fabric, notions for your current project