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Knitting 101: Treat Yourself
Is it time to learn to knit or just refresh your knitting skills?  We are going to get into the knit and purl of things with this beautiful, cozy, accessory. In this basic knitting class you will learn to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off using a circular needle. Grab a friend and treat yourself! Materials:Worsted or Bulky yarn at least 109 yards , 24” US 11 circular needle, stitch marker, tapestry needle.

Cost: $25                                                 

Instructor: Kathy Thomas                  Thursday, August 10 & 17 @ 5 - 7 pm
                                                                        Tuesday, September 12 & 19 @ 5:30 - 7:30 pm 

   


                                                         

Knitting 102: Knitting In the Round


Have you taken Knitting 101, and are you ready to take the next step? Knitting in the round is the gateway skill to hats, mittens, socks, cowls, and sweaters. In this class, you will learn how to knit with circular needles and double pointed needles, use stitch markers, and read a pattern. Students should know how to cast on, knit, and purl. Please note that there will be homework between classes. Materials: Barley hat pattern by tincanknits (free on Ravelry), 200 yards of worsted weight yarn, 16” US 6 circular needle, 16” US 8 circular needle, US 8 DPNs, three stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $38                                                                              

Instructor:  Katie Groves                   Monday, September 11, 18 & 25 @ 6-8 pm

                 


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Pub Knits: Alessa Hat

We’re taking the classroom to the pub for a night of knitting and perhaps a cocktail...or two! The Alessa, a beautiful cloche-style hat with a distinct cable design, is the perfect project to help you expand your knitting in-the-round skills. This project is also great for learning to cable for the first time. Class will be held at The Spirit Room, located at 1323 Broadway Street, Suite 100, Superior, WI. Materials: Alessa Hat pattern by Szilvia Linczmaier (available on Ravelry), at least 100 yards of bulky yarn, 16” US 7 and US 10 circular needles, US 10 DPNs, cable needle, and stitch markers. (Materials will be available for purchase the night of the first class.)

Cost: $25                                                     
Instructor: Katie Rider                           Tuesday, August 8 & 15 @ 6 - 8 pm



​​Foolproof

How about a cowl with no casting on & no binding off, made in rows but ends up all in one piece? It’s an intriguing construction; a real mystery. There’s no knitting in the round, no sewing, no grafting, no provisional cast-on, no picking up stitches. Promise.  You can make it to your own custom size, in your own choice of yarn without having to make a gauge swatch. No kidding. No purling, no knitting. Oh, wait, just joking - there is knitting - it’s garter stitch - with funky stripes and some easy intermediate increasing and decreasing. Materials: Foolproof by Louise Zass-Bangham (available on Ravelry or through Yarn Harbor), 2 skeins fingering weight yarn, US 5 needle, stitch markers, and tapestry needle. A spare needle is useful but not essential.  

Cost: $38                                                    Thursday, June 29, July 6, & 13 @ 6 - 8 pm  
Instructor: Jess Poskozim  




​​Troubleshooting Your Knitting

Learning to read and fix your knitting are two important skills to help you “level up” your skills. In this class, we will discuss and troubleshoot several of the main issues that arise in knitting, including dropped stitches, accidental increases and decreases, and splitting stitches. Materials: US 8 needles, tapestry needle, and a small crochet hook.

Cost: $15                                                     
Instructor: Katie Groves                          Saturday, July 8 @ 9 - 11 am






French Cancan

This crescent-shaped shawl with a lovely cable and lace border hugs your shoulders and looks elegant with any outfit. It’s perfect to ward off the cool summer nights. We will discuss how to read charts, cable, do basic lace, size this pattern up or down, and how to block this shawl. Students should know how to knit, purl, increase, and decrease. Materials: French Cancan pattern by Mademoiselle C (available on Ravelry), 450 - 500 yards of sport or dk weight yarn, 32” US 6 or 7 needle, stitch markers, cable needle, and tapestry needle.

Cost: $38                                                Monday, July 10, 24, & 31 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Katie Groves





Pub Knits - Brioche Cowl

The tipsy knitting fun continues with a 2 color brioche cowl! The Brioche Stitch creates a reversible fabric that is thick, stretchy and lofty, perfect for a cowl. Brioche is also a fun way to play with color, so feel free to get adventurous in your color choices! Students should know how to knit in the round.  Class will be held at The Spirit Room, located at 1323 Broadway Street, Suite 100, Superior, WI. Materials:  2 skeins worsted weight yarn, 24” US 8 circular needle, and one stitch marker. (Materials will be available for purchase the night of the first class.)

Cost: $25                                                     Tuesday, July 11 & 18, 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Katie Rider                           Tuesday, September 12 & 19, 6 - 8 pm




Rose Gold

Brioche is so hot right now, and this shawl is a great introduction to two-color brioche. The peaked asymmetrical crescent shape of this gorgeous shawl creates a long, shallow wingspan. It's very wearable and the squishy brioche fabric is as cozy as it is beautiful. The shawl is worked in two gradient kits to create a soft melting effect from light to dark. Materials: Rose Gold pattern by Andrea Mowry (available at Yarn Harbor or through Ravelry), two gradient kits (675 yards each), 32” US 4 circular needle, removable stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $38                                                     Monday, July 10, 17, & 24 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Jen Lushbough





Pickles the Cat

Pickles’ adorable round body is perfect for small hands to hold and hug. Since this doesn’t have seams, this toy is constructed and stuffed as we go. We will discuss using magic loop vs. DPNs and we will learn how to pick up stitches, interpret this interesting construction, and do a three needle bindoff. Please note that there will be some homework between classes. Materials: Pickles the Cat by Linda Dawkins (available as an in-store purchase through Ravelry), 200 yards of worsted weight yarn, 2 buttons, a small amount of black yarn, 32” or 40” US 5 or 6 circular needles, needle, repositionable stitch marker, and polyester or wool toy stuffing.

Cost: $38                                                     Wednesday, July 12, 19, & 26 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Katie Groves




Basic Socks

Socks are the perfect “go anywhere” project—quick, easy and portable. In this class, you will learn how to knit a basic worsted weight sock on double point needles (DPNs). Students should be familiar with knitting and purling. Materials: Knitting Pure & Simple Beginner Socks pattern #9728 (available at Yarn Harbor), 230 yards worsted weight yarn (superwash is recommended), US 6 DPNs or size needed to obtain gauge, locking stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $38                                                     Thursday, August 10, 17, 24 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Jen Lushbough





​Winter’s Fern

Hats are a great way to tackle colorwork for the first time, and this hat is so fun! Knit from the bottom up, Winter’s Fern features a sporty striped brim and an interesting colorwork pattern.The pattern includes three sizes and two silhouettes (slouchy and beanie). Materials: worsted weight yarn (approximately 115 yds MC, and 40 yds each CC1 and CC2), 16” US 6 circular needle or dpns for brim, 16” US 7 circular needle or dpns for body (dpns or longer circular for crown decreases), stitch markers,and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $25                                                     Monday, August 7 & 14 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Jen Lushbough




Rudbeckia Hat

Learn to brioche with the best of them! The Rudbeckia Hat is addicting to knit as you move from one fun stitch pattern to the next. The different textures play well together to form a flattering slouchy style hat. We will learn the twisted German cast on and the brioche stitch, as well as play with slipped stitches. Materials: Rudbeckia Hat pattern by Andrea Mowry (available on Ravelry or at Yarn Harbor), 2 complementary skeins of dk weight yarn (112 yards main color and 84 yards of the contrasting color), 16” US 5 and 6 circular needles, and 1 stitch marker.  

Cost:  $25                                                     Thursday, Aug 16 & 23 @ 6 - 8 pm    
Instructor: Jess Poskozim  




Two Socks on Two Circulars

Do you suffer from SSS - Second Sock Syndrome? Do you cast on the first sock with enthusiasm, and then slog through the second sock with dread? Or do you just love learning new and exciting knitting techniques? If so, then this is the class for you. Learn how to knit both socks at the same time on two circular needles. When you’re done, you’re done! You should know how to knit, purl, increase, and decrease. This is an adventurous beginner or intermediate class. Please note there will be homework prior to class as well as between classes. Please contact the store for pre-class homework instructions. Materials: 250 yards worsted weight yarn (wound into two balls), two US 6 circulars (24” is best), and a tapestry needle. Instructor will provide the pattern. *The class will run for three sessions; a fourth session is optional and will be an additional $10.

Cost: $38                                                      Thursday, September 7, 14, 21, & 28* @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Jen Lushbough   



Piper’s Journey Shawl

Piper’s Journey is a lovely crescent-shaped shawl that drapes nicely around the shoulders. Knit out of sport-weight yarn, this shawl is a fast knit and perfect for warding off a fall evening’s chill. As we fly through the garter stitch body, we will learn how to apply a lace border and practice our chart-reading abilities. Materials: Piper's Journey pattern by Paula Emons-Fuessle (available through Yarn Harbor or Ravelry), 450 - 540 yards of sport/dk weight yarn, 32” US 6 circular needle, and tapestry needle.

Cost: $38                                                     Thursday, September 7, 21, & 28 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Katie Groves




String-Along Toys & More

Susan B. Anderson, a knitting name synonymous with sweet, adorable stitched creations, brings us a trio of storybook friends in String Along Toys. Worked in Lark by Quince & Co., frogs, mice, and monkeys can be worked with loops for hands or feet so they can be linked together with their buddies. We can get creative and make other creatures as well -- pigs, cats, and bears. We can also try any of Susan’s other adorable toy patterns as well. Our only limit is our imagination! Materials: String-Along pattern (available at Yarn Harbor and on Ravelry), yarn (see pattern for specific requirements), US 5 DPNs, and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $25                                                     Monday, September 11 & 18 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Jen Lushbough




​Clayoquot Cardigan

This cardigan is a classic for big or little sweethearts, with crisp geometric motifs that sparkle in high contrast colors. Learn to knit colorwork and steek with this beautiful sweater and a baby or child’s size will be a quick project. Materials: Clayoquot pattern by tincanknits (available on Ravelry or through Yarn Harbor), dk weight yarn (check pattern for appropriate yardage), needles as required for your size, stitch markers, tapestry needle, and tape measure. Please note the class will run for three sessions; a fourth session is optional and will be an additional $10.*

Cost: $38                                                Wednesday, Sept 13, 20, 27, & Oct 4* @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Jess Poskozim  




Kid’s Knitting Workshop

People about 8 years old to middle school age will learn to knit or advance their knitting skills in this workshop class. New knitters will start with the knit stitch and can learn to purl, cast on, bind off, or read a pattern once they have mastered the knit stitch. If you can already knit, you can advance your skills or  get help with a project you’ve already started. Participants need 10” US 8 or 9 straight needles (wood or bamboo suggested) or a 16” US 8 or 9 circular needle and worsted weight yarn.

Cost: $25                                                     

Instructor: Jean Walters                        Saturday, August 5 & 12 @ 10: 00 - 11:30 am

                                                                   



​Traditional Fair-isle Christmas Stocking

Nancy Lindberg’s Christmas Sock is knit with worsted weight yarn. The knitter choses from 17 possible patterns to personalize your stocking. Knit in the round from three or more colors, this is a good project for learning to do two color knitting. Skills needed are being comfortable with the knit and purl stitch (although - homework alert! You need to knit an inch or so of knit 2 purl 2 ribbing for the top of the stocking re; the pattern- you only purl on the ribbing at the top of the stocking.) You will also learn to do an afterthought heel. Materials needed: Nancy Lindberg’s Christmas Socks (NL 3) patterns, US 8 circular needle 16”, three or more colors of worsted weight yarn, and at least 6 markers.


Cost $38                                                      Thursday, July 6, 13, & 20 @ 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Instructor Jean Walters  







Hybrid Machine Knitting - Freshman

Are you short on time?  Come see what machine knitting can do for you. Learn how to utilize the machine for those long stretches of stockinette, and then you have the freedom to handknit on the same piece. You will be learning the mechanics of the machine and mastering the stockinette stitch. We are excited to be offering this new class!  

Machines and tools will be available for in house use, outside of class, to complete individual projects. This is included in the class fee.

Materials needed: Bring to first class - 25g of yarn, fingering to sport/DK weight. Size 0 or 1 DPN or circular needle. Project will be determined at first class.

Cost: $45
Instructor: Alice Adams                          Tuesday, July 18 & 25 @ 2 - 5 pm