Finally there is a nip in the air! Time to dust off the sewing machine and/or break out those knitting needles and crochet hooks. Count down to the holidays has started.
Here’s the rundown of classes:
Knitting and Crochet…
Feed Your Creativity #13 Delightful Neckwarmer ($25, includes yarn and pattern). Features Kollage Yarn’s mohair blend, Delightful, a chunky yarn that’s airy and quick to knit. Create this simple neckwarmer that is just knits and yarn overs (and a few knit 2 togethers). You’ll need a size US 13 (straight or circular). [Friday, October 7 - 10 a.m. - noon; Saturday, October 15 - 10 a.m. - noon]
Feed Your Creativity #12 Seamus Cowl ($25, includes yarn and pattern). Features Kollage Yarn’s worsted merino wool, Fantastic. Create this elegant cowl with just knits and an occasional cable. You’ll need a 16″ circular in size US 8, and a cable needle. [Wednesday, October 12 - 10 a.m. - noon]
Fair Isle Pillow ($25, includes pattern). Come get started on a lovely fall pillow and learn the Fair Isle technique. Using no more than 2 colors at a time, you can create lovely patterns. We’ll be knitting this pillow in the round and then steeking (cutting the tube to make it flat). It sounds scary, but isn’t – and Stacy will take you every step of the way! This class will continue to be offered as we progress through each of the steps. Cost of the class covers entire process. You’ll need several coordinating colors of worsted weight yarn, 24″ US 7 or 8 circulars. [Thursday, October 13 - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.]
Learn to Read a Knitting Pattern ($10). Learn how to decipher all those abbreviations and make sense of the (*) repeats. Feel free to bring a pattern that you’re finding particularly daunting. Also bring paper and pencil as we will be tackling the task of rewriting a pattern into more manageable sections. Pre-registration required. [Friday, October 28 - 10 a.m. - noon]
Tunisian Crochet ($10 for intro, $5 for new stitch). Also called Afghan Crochet, this process uses a long crochet hook to create a dense fabric that is perfect for many projects – including afghans, scarves, bags, and garments. You’ll learn the basic stitch. Please bring a worsted weight yarn and an “H,” “I,” or “J” Tunisian hook. Of course we have hooks and yarn available for purchase! [back in November!]
Crochet Granny Square ($15) This class will teach you the basics of building a Granny Square. We’ll cover how to best change colors and when. You’ll need at least 2 colors of worsted weight yarn, G, H, or I crochet hook. [Saturday, October 8 - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.]
Tech Square Afghan don’t give up if you feel you’re falling behind. Come any Thursday for Sit and Stitch!