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Brioche Hat

$50

with Sara Jessen

Calendar Jan 20, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

I love love love brioche knitting! I like to refer to it as potato chip knitting because once you start you cant put it down. 

 

This class will cover the basics of 2 color brioche knitting along with increases and decreases that are used to make the amazing swirling and cable like patterns in brioche. 

Bring any brioche hat pattern that you would like to make.

I really like Katrin Schubert on Ravelry.

 

Materials needed:

printed pattern

needles and yarn pattern suggests

yarn should be 2 contrasting colors

stitch markers (different colors)

 

Crochet Mandalas

$60

with Heddi Craft

Calendar Feb 2, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this three week class, you’ll learn all about making crocheted mandalas. In the first class, we’ll start by looking at some special crochet techniques for mandalas, including starting with a Magic Ring, creating “standing” stitches to start a round, and weaving in ends. We’ll talk about color and analyze what makes some mandalas more effective than others. We’ll then get started on our first mandala.

In our second and third class, we’ll continue to work on additional mandalas and learn more about interpreting written and charted crochet directions and forming unusual stitches. We’ll also talk about ways to display these beautiful creations.

Skills needed: Basic crochet skills recommended but beginners are welcome!

Materials needed:

Several coordinating skeins of yarn in the same weight (sport weight or heavier is suggested, pictured samples used 100% cotton yarn)

Crochet hooks to match yarn size (see yarn label for suggested hook size)

Tapestry needle

Row counter or pencil

Optional supplies:

Modern Crochet Mandalas, published by Interweave Press

Mandalas to Crochet: 30 Great Patterns by Haafner Linssen

A favorite mandala pattern from Ravelry

Double Knitting

$45

with Sara Jessen

Calendar Feb 4, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Double knitting is a truly reversible fabric, twice the thickness of regular kniitng and no need to worry about those pesky floats like Fair Isle knitting!

We will create this pot holder in class to learn the basics. There are many great patterns available on ravelry, feel free to bring one in for help getting started at the end of class. 

 

Materials

Printed copy of pattern available here

Cotton yarn, 2 high contrast colors 100 yds each

size 7 needles

Learn to Pick Continental Style

$30

with Sara Jessen

Calendar Feb 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Continental knitting is thought of as a faster knitting technique. Come learn how to knit, purl and tension yarn properly with your left hand. 

 

Materials:

light colored worsted weight yarn (preferably wool or wool blend) 

size 7 or 8 needles

 

Read Your Knitting

$30

with Heddi Craft

Calendar Jan 19, 2019 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this one session class, we’ll learn how to “read” your knitting so you can identify problems as you work and fix your errors before they multiply. We’ll learn about stitch mount, how to see where you are knitting in the row below, how to identify different stitches including dropped stitches, and how to fix common mistakes. This class is perfect for beginners with a few projects completed or early intermediate knitters.

Prerequisite skills: should be familiar with knit and purl stitches as well as simple increases and decreases

Materials needed:

smooth, light colored yarn in worsted or bulky weight

appropriately sized needles

basic knitting tools





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