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Beginner Classes

We offer beginning knitting and crochet classes once a month.  Our goal in these classes is to give you enough knowledge that you can walk out and go stitch a scarf!  We will also point you to online resources that can help you continue learning and advancing in your fiber quest.  Cost for beginner classes is $30 for instruction only or $40 for instruction plus supplies.  By appointment only.

Crochet 101 – Saturday Jan 13th: 1-3pm – We cover chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and how to finish a project.  We also discuss other crochet stitches, such as a half double crochet and treble crochet, as variations of those we learn in class.

Knitting 101 – Saturday Jan 27th: 1-3 pm – We cover casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off.  If time allows we will also show you some patterns and designs you can make using only those two stitches!

If those dates aren’t convenient for you, we also offer private instruction for $15 an hour that can be arranged to fit your schedule!

We also offer more advanced and pattern classes that change from month to month.  Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or check our calendar to stay updated on what we’ll be offering next!  (We promise we won’t send out more than two emails per month.)

Private Instruction

$15 per hour: By appointment only

Already know a thing or two about knit or crochet?  Or can’t make the Saturday 101 classes?  Private instruction with any of our staff may be right up your alley!  We’ll have you feeling like a pro in no time!

 

Monthly Classes for December 2017 – Sign up here!

Snowy Evening Bobble Scarf (crochet): Fri. Jan. 5th, 6 pm – 8 pm
$15

An oh-so-elegant, oh-so-simple pattern to work up, and one sure to garner many compliments! The color play showcases the linear geometry of this pattern. The designer created this gem using Aran weight yarn; with adjustments to hook size, a medium weight worsted or even a DK could work. And consider a band of variegated between 2 solid bands. Choose your colors and let’s hook this scarf!

Suggested Yarns: Umina, Brisbane, Berroco Comfort

 

Fair Isle Mitts (knit): Sat. Jan. 6th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$20

This is a free pattern that uses 5 mini-balls, or oddments of 4ply in 5 different colors. The mitts are knitted in the round using two color stranded colorwork techniques. There is a thumb gusset which is fully charted in the instructions as well as having written instructions. The motifs are charted only. There are two options for the motif on the palm. The mitts are identical, they aren’t handed.

Suggested Yarns: Indie-Dyed Fingering, Nuble, Pittura, Scrap Fingering (solid& self-striping or variegated)

 

Sunday Swing Socks – Part 1 (knit): Sun. Jan. 7th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$30 for 3-part class

These socks feature a stitch pattern simple enough not to be obscured by color variations, but rather to show both colors and pattern. A perfect simple knit (or wear) for a lazy Sunday.

Part 1 – Cuff & leg – Jan 7th
Part 2 – Heel & foot – Jan 21st
Part 3 – Toe – Feb 4th

Suggested Yarns: Indie-dyed Yarn, Frolicking Feet

 

Freebie Friday: Button-Up Scarf (crochet): Fri. Jan. 12th, 5:30 pm – 8 pm
*Free*

Can you count to 9? We’ll establish the pattern in the first round and then sit back and enjoy some mindless crochet. The pattern is easily modified for length and width. And bonus – you can make a matching hat! Originally designed for more utilitarian yarn, you can definitely up the luxe factor with alpaca, silk, or cashmere.

Suggested Yarns: Mayu, Cozy Alpaca, Paqu Pura, Nuna, Gingko, Folio, Plymouth Merino Superwash

 

Dewey Deci Cowl (crochet): Fri. Jan. 19th, 6 pm – 8 pm
$15

Believe it or not, this fashionable cowl is based on a simple Granny Square – a Granny Rectangle, if you will. And, this cozy cowl can be worn with or without its button tab. From the creative mind of Heather Walpole of Ewe Ewe Yarns – thank you, thank you for such a cute offering.

Suggested Yarns: Juniper Moon Moonshine, Brisbane, Jelli Beenz, Gina, Red Heart Soft variegated

 

 

Knitting 201 – Knit & Purl Combos: Sat. Jan. 20th, 2 pm – 4 pm
$15

Tired of garter stitch? Ready to start taking your knitting to the next level? We are here to help you with a new series of classes to help you expand your knitting skills. Each class is stand-alone.

Our first month, we will be reviewing the knit & Purl stitch, how they can be combined to make a picture.

Pre-class work: Cast-on 42 sts & knit 4 rows

Suggested Yarns: Cleo, Premier Home Cotton

 

Events & Upcoming Classes:

Triple Play Infinity Scarf (crochet): Fri. Feb. 2nd, 6pm – 8 pm
$20

Light, lacy, and very feminine – this scarf adds such a nice touch for the office wear, running errands, or an evening out. The length allows for a couple of twists around the neck or a very dramatic loop. Designed for 2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft Light – a DK weight yarn, feel confident that a worsted weight yarn will yield great results as well.

Suggested Yarns: Herriot, Milky Whey, Fiora, Folio, Red Heart Soft, and any of the offerings from our indie dyers

 

Brazen Stitchery Trunk Show: Sat. Feb. 17th, 10 am – 6 pm

*Free*

You know their yarns. You know what fun they are. You know how soft they are. Come and join for some touchy-feely and meet the dyers. Always so much fun!!!
 

 

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Regular Events

Squares for Veterans – Every Sunday!

FREE!

We NEED lots of squares for these highly worthy men and women.  Come in and help us make them & join them into blankets to be donated to the VA hospital.  It’s also a great way to teach kids 8+ how to slip stitch and maybe even single crochet!

Asylum:

Mondays & Wednesdays: 6 – 8pm

Tuesdays: 10am – 12noon

Teen Asylum – Fourth Friday of every month: 6 pm – 8 pm

Are you addicted to yarn?  Yeah, so are we!  Come stitch with us and get to know some other local fiber junkies. It’s yarn therapy!!!

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