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Knitting 101: Fast Knit Gator
Learn to knit or just refresh your knitting skills while making this cowl. 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                                    Wednesday @ 5:30 - 7:30 pm  [4/5, 4/12]     

Instructor: Kathy Thomas     Tuesday @ 5:30 - 7:30 pm [5/9, 5/16]          

                                                         

    




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                                    Tuesday @ 6 - 8 pm [5/16, 5/23, 5/30]

Instructor: Katie Groves            


             


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                                        Monday @ 6 - 8 pm [4/17]
Instructor: Katie Groves             Saturday @ 9 - 11 am [5/27]




​Introduction to Magic Loop

In this one session techniques class, we will cast on a practice piece using the magic loop and learn how it works. Materials: worsted weight yarn and a 32” US 7, 8, or 9 circular needle. A needle with a flexible cable is the easiest to work with.

Cost: $15                                       Saturday @ 10 - 12 pm [4/1]              
Instructor: Jean Walters





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                                       Monday @ 6 - 8 pm [4/3, 4/10, 4/17]

Instructor: Jen Lushbough




String-Along Toys

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, 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, bears. Our only limit is our imagination! Materials: String-Along pattern (available at Yarn Harbor and on Ravelry), worsted weight yarn in colors of your choice, US size 5 DPNs, and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $25                                       Thursday @ 6-8 pm [4/13, 4/20]

Instructor: Jen Lushbough






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 between classes. Materials: 250 yards worsted weight yarn (wound into two balls), two US size 6 circulars (24” is best) or size needed to get gauge of 5 stitches per inch, 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                                       Monday @ 6 - 8 pm [5/1, 5/8, 5/15, *5/22]​

Instructor: Jen Lushbough




Ciao!

Are you ready to take the next step in knitting cables?  Ciao! is a cozy cowl, seamlessly worked in the round with columns of cables and eyelets.  Learn to knit a little on the wild side as you cable without a cable needle.  We will learn how to read a chart and use skills that are applicable to any type of cable. Materials: Ciao Cowl pattern (available on Ravelry), 500 yards dk weight yarn, 24” US 7 circular needle, and 1 stitch markers.

Cost: $38                                       Wednesdays @ 6 - 8 pm [5/3, 5/10, 5/17]

Instructor: Jess Poskozim      




Flax

Knit seamlessly from the collar to cuffs, Flax is a perfect first sweater project: adorable on babies, great for guys and cute on the ladies too! With sizing from 0-6 months all the way up to an adult 4XL, this is truly a go-to sweater pattern for the entire family. Materials: Flax pattern by Tincan Knits (free on Ravelry), worsted weight wool (check pattern for yardage for your size), US size 6 and US size 8 needles (check pattern for length and type for your size), stitch markers, and a tapestry needle. *Please note: Class is three sessions, with an optional fourth class available for an additional $10.

Cost: $38                                       Thursday @ 6 - 8 pm [5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25*]

Instructor: Jen Lushbough



Waiting for Rain

This beautiful shawl combines garter stitch and lace patterning to fit perfectly over your shoulders for anything from running errands to accessorizing a sundress. The architectural lace of this crescent-shaped shawl makes it fun to knit, as well as versatile to wear. In this class, we will develop chart-reading skills, learn about short rows and lace, and discuss how to make modifications to create your ideal shawl. This is a great class for knitters who want to take their skills to the next level! Students should know how to knit, purl, increase, and decrease. Materials: Waiting for Rain pattern by Silvia Bo Bilvia (available on Ravelry or through Yarn Harbor), 32” or 40” US 6 circular needle, 800 yards fingering weight yarn, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.


Cost: $38                                       Monday @ 6 - 8 pm [5/15, 5/22, 6/5]
Instructor: Katie Groves