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​​​​​​​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), 32" or 40" US 6 circular needle, 800 yards fingering weight yarn, stitch markers and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $38                                                Monday, May 15 , 22 & June 5 @  6 - 8 pm

Instructor: Katie Groves                     
                                                                      


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                                                 Saturday, June 10 & 17 @ 8:30 - 10:30 am

Instructor: Kathy Thomas                  Thursday, August 10 & 17 @ 5 - 7 pm
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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, May 16, 23 & 30 @ 6 - 8 pm                                    

 Instructor:  Katie Groves                    Wednesday, June 14, 21 & 28 @ 6 - 8 pm

                                                                  Tuesday, July 11, 18 & 25 @ 6 - 8 pm

                                                                        Monday, September 11, 18 & 25 @ 6-8 pm

             


Smooth Operator Socks

Love knitting top down socks with self-striping yarn, but hate it when the stripes get broken up when you do the heel? You’ll be a smooth operator when you knit these socks with an afterthought heel. Even better, there’s a twist to finish the socks without Kitchener stitch! This class is for intermediate to experienced sock knitters who want to try something different. Materials: Smooth Operator Sock pattern by Susan B. Anderson (available on Ravelry or through Yarn Harbor), ~ 400 yards of fingering or sock weight yarn (self-striping is fun!), US 1 DPNs or 32” - 40” circular needles, an extra set of needles in the same size (optional), stitch marker, tapestry needle, tape measure, and smooth waste yarn in the same weight (about 3 yds).

Cost: $38                                                      Thursday, June 1, 15, & 22 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Jess Poskozim   



Design Your New Favorite Hat

Hats are the perfect summer knitting project! They are small, take a small amount of yarn, and by the time it gets chilly in the fall, you can easily have a few done and ready to go when the wind blows. This class will show you how to make hats that fit in just about any style you can imagine. Using the Hats That Fit pattern as a basic template, you’ll learn how to develop your own pattern for a hat that fits the intended recipient, with spectacular results, every time. Materials: Hats That Fit pattern (available at Yarn Harbor), a pen or pencil, a measuring tape, a skein of light-colored smooth worsted or DK weight yarn for practice and 16” circular needles for that yarn. Additional materials/supplies for the second and third classes will be determined based on your individual patterns. Optional: You may also bring anything you would like for inspiration for your future favorite hat to the first class (a special yarn, a photo of a hat you like, or a technique you would like to work into your original design). The instructor will have some inspiration items for you to peruse as well. Additional materials/supplies will be determined based on your individual patterns. Students signing up for this class should know how to knit and purl in the round.  

Cost: $38                                                     Monday June 5, 12, & 19 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Shannon Laing




Blocking Your Knits for a Professional Finish

You’ve heard the term “blocking” and know that you do it once the actual knitting is complete, but what in the world is it? Blocking is an important finishing step that takes your project from good to great. In this class, we’ll discuss and practice the how, when, and why of wet blocking vs. steam blocking techniques and tools. We will practice on provided knits, but you should feel free to bring your own project and/or questions.


Cost: $15                                                      Tuesday, June 6 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Katie Groves




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                                                     Tuesday, June 6 & 13 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Katie Rider                           Tuesday, August 8 & 15 @ 6 - 8 pm




Monkey Socks

If you're interested in knitting socks but aren't crazy about the idea of knitting a tube of stockinette, this is the class for you. Learn basic sock construction while working an easy-to-knit lace pattern. These socks are simple, wearable, and beautiful. You may find it hard to knit just one pair! Materials: Monkey Socks pattern by Cookie A. (free on Knitty.com), 388 yards fingering weight yarn, 32” US 1 or 2 circular needle (for magic loop method) or DPNs, removable stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $38                                                      Monday, June 12, 19, & 26 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Jen Lushbough





​Ho’okipa Shawl

The engaging wave edging is reminiscent of our crashing Lake Superior and makes Ho’okipa is a great accent piece or, when knit larger, a light-weight shawl for cool summer nights. Using a fun construction, this shawl calls for one skein, but we will discuss how to make a custom size based on yardage and type of yarn, in addition to charts, twisted stitches, and blocking. Please note we will work on the unbeaded version of this shawl. Materials:  Ho’okipa Shawl by Paulina Popiolek (available at Yarn Harbor through Ravelry), 24” or 32” US 5 circular needle (US 6 or 7 if using sport weight yarn), at least 420 yards of fingering or sport weight yarn (depending on size), stitch marker, and tapestry needle.        

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




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Tama


Do you have some yarn for a baby knit but haven’t found the right pattern? Tama is a great unisex pullover that works in a variety of yarn weights and allows you to make several design choices to fit your little one’s needs. This class is a good next step to “level up” your skills; we will discuss several techniques, including how to adapt the pattern, raglan shaping, and the importance of a stretchy bind-off. Materials: TAMA pattern by Kelly Brooker (available for purchase on Ravelry or through Yarn Harbor); fingering, sport/dk, or worsted weight yarn (yardage in pattern); circular needles per pattern; 3 buttons; 6 stitch markers; and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $38                                                     Tuesday, June 13, 20, & 27 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Katie Groves





Copenhagen Calling Cowl

Copenhagen calling is a snuggly cowl that is done in two colors using three different stitch patterns. This project is a great introduction to both colorwork and lace. Entirely knitted in the round, there are only 4 ends to weave in. It is worked in DK or light-worsted weight yarn, making it a great transition piece from spring into summer, or summer into fall. Materials: Copenhagen Calling pattern (available on Ravelry), DK weight yarn in two different colors (275 yards of color 1 and 360 yards of color 2), 32” US size 6 and  7 circular needles, and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $38                                                     Thursday, June 15, 22, & 29 @ 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Jen Lushbough





​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                                                     Saturday, May 27 @ 9 - 11 am
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, July 13, 20, & 27 @ 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                                                     Saturday, June 17 & 24 @ 10:00 - 11:30 am

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