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                  Wednesday, January 31 & February 7 @  5:30 - 7:30 pm

                                                                  Tuesday, February 27 & March 6 @ 6 - 8 pm
                                                                  Friday, April 20 & 27 @ 6 - 8 pm
                                                                  Tuesday, May 1 & 8 @ 6 - 8 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, 3 stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $38
Instructor: Katie Groves                       Monday, February 5, 12, & 19 @ 6 - 8 pm
                                                                   Monday, March 12, 19, & 26 @ 6 - 8 pm
                                                                   Monday, May 7, 14, & 21 @ 6 - 8 pm

Flax

Have you wanted to knit yourself a sweater, but you’ve been too intimidated? Or you’ve tried knitting a sweater and just didn’t love the outcome? In this class, we will learn basic sweater construction techniques. The sweater is offered up in sizes from 6 months to adult 4XL. Please bring the following items to the first night of class: a favorite well-fitting sweater (handknit or store bought), a blocked gauge swatch in stockinette stitch with a garter stitch edge (4”x4”)* and a tape measure. Materials: Flax pattern by tincanknits (available at Yarn Harbor or on Ravelry), DK weight yarn for your desired sweater and size, appropriately sized needles for your gauge plus a size smaller and a size larger, stitch markers, and a darning needle. *see website for swatch info: http://www.wikihow.com/Measure-Knit-Gauge

Cost: $46
Instructor: Jen Lushbough                   Thursday, February 1, 8, 15, & 22 @ 6-8 pm


Cadeautje Thrummed Slippers

Everyone who has tried these on, or even just stuck a hand inside, has let out an involuntary sigh. With a thick, soft cushion of insulating fibre on the sole and around the cuffs they’re the key to instantly warm toes. The secret is thrumming - every few stitches a wee bit of unspun fibre is worked into a stitch creating a fun pattern on the outside. With ten sizes covering little kids to big guys, you’ll be able to keep everyone’s toes cozy. Materials: Cadeautje pattern (available on Ravelry), 115-275 yards bulky weight yarn, US size 7 needles (long circulars for magic loop, or long DPNs), between 1-4 oz NON-superwash wool roving.

Cost: $38
Instructor: Jen Lushbough                  Monday, February 5, 12, & 19 @ 6 - 8 pm


Smooth Operator Socks

Have you knit socks and are ready to learn some new sock techniques?  Students should have taken the Basic Sock Class and be comfortable knitting in the round.  Learn how to make an afterthought heel so that your self-striping sock yarns keeps all the stripes without interruption.  You’ll also learn how to finish a heel and toe without the Kitchener stitch!  The pattern is written for four different sizes and includes instructions for both double-pointed needles and Magic Loop. You will need the Smooth Operator Sock Pattern (available on Ravelry), fingering weight yarn, US 1 DPNs or 40” needle, stitch marker, and a tapestry needle.  

Cost $38
Instructor:  Jess Poskozim                    Monday, February 12, 19, 26 @ 6-8 pm



Pub Knits - Thrummed Mittens

Thrumming is the process of knitting small bits of wool fleece into your mittens to create a thick, cozy lining, which will eventually felt to the shape of your hand.  Join us at Spirit Room to learn this fun and easy technique, while enjoying some delicious tapas and a cocktail, or two!
Materials: 220 yds worsted weight yarn, 50 grams wool roving, US 6 DPNs. Pattern: Easy Mittens with Thrums, by Debi Wilbur (free on Ravelry).

Cost: $25
Instructor: Katie Rider                         Tuesday, February 13 & 20 @ 6 - 8 pm
                                                             Spirit Room, 1323 Broadway Street, Superior, WI
  


Lydian Lace Cowl

This little cowl is a great introduction to lace! In addition to learning to read lace charts, we’ll also discuss how the strong vertical elements make reading your knitting easier, adjusting the pattern, and blocking. Plus, its small size makes for instant gratification! This project is perfect for adventurous beginners who want to learn more without being daunting. Materials: Lydian by Dee O’Keefe (available on Ravelry or through Yarn Harbor, 200 yards of worsted weight yarn, 16” US 7 or 8 circular needle, several stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $38
Instructor: Katie Groves                      Wednesday, February 14, 21, & 28 @ 6 - 8 pm


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. Materials:  2 skeins worsted weight yarn, 24” US 8 circular needle, and one stitch marker. The pattern will be provided by the instructor. (Materials will be available for purchase the night of the first class.)

Cost: $25
Instructor: Katie Rider                         Wednesday, February 21 & 28 @ 6 -8 pm @
                                                         Hoops Brewing Company, 325 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN


                                                                  Tuesday, February 27 & March 6 @ 6 - 8 pm @
                                                                Spirit Room, 1323 Broadway Street, Superior, WI


 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
Instructor: Katie Groves                      Saturday, March 3 @ 10 am - 12 pm
                                                                  Friday, May 18 @ 6 - 8 pm


Strange Brew - Custom Colorwork Yoke Sweater


Have you dreamed of designing a colorwork sweater, but you just don’t know where to begin? Or you’ve wanted to learn more about working a Fair Isle pattern -- from color palette to stranding tricks? In this class, we will learn all this, and more. The amazing designers from Tincan Knits have created a “plug and play” pattern that allows us to create truly custom colorwork. The sweater is offered up in sizes from 6 months to adult 4XL. The pattern also includes instructions for a hat and cowl, which we will use as a swatch to ensure proper gauge as well desired color palette. Please bring the following items to the first night of class: a favorite well-fitting sweater (handknit or store bought), a tape measure, and possible yarn choices for your finished project. Materials: Strange Brew pattern by tincanknits (available at Yarn Harbor or on Ravelry), DK weight yarn for your desired size, appropriately sized needles for your gauge, stitch markers, and a darning needle.

Cost: $46
Instructor: Jen Lushbough                   Thursday, March 1, 8, 15, & 22  @ 6 - 8 pm


Zarah Necklace

Inspired by both the modern revival of woven necklaces and the original ethnic versions that sparked the trend, Zarah Necklace is a perfect project for those small amounts of gorgeous fingering weight leftovers. Mosaic knitting - so much simpler than it looks, edged with i-cord and finished off with a cute tassel. Go crazy with your brightest colours for this statement piece, or tone it down for an earthy look. A lovely project to try some new techniques out; i-cord, attached i-cord, i-cord bind off, mosaic knitting and tassel making. Materials: US 2 needles (circular or DPNs), 35 yds each of two colors fingering weight yarn, and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $25
Instructor: Jen Lushbough                  Monday, March 5 & 12 @ 6 - 8 pm

Funicular Hat

Worked entirely in the round from the bottom up, the Funicular hat has inclined lines of colorwork that are formed by short rows. The optional pom pom and a bit of slouch make this hat both fashionable and fun!  If you’ve taken Knitting 102 and know how to knit in the round, this class is for you!  You will need approximately 130 yards of the main color, and 65 yards of a contrasting color in DK or worsted weight yarn, Funicular Hat pattern (Available on Ravelry), US 6 16” needle, US 6 DPNs, stitch marker, and a tapestry needle.  The optional pom pom will take 12-15 yds of yarn.  

Cost:  $25
Instructor:  Jess Poskozim                     Monday, March 5 & 12  @ 6 - 8 pm


Pub Knits - Beginner Hat

We are taking the classroom to the pub!  Expand your knitting skills while enjoying a brew, or two!  In this class, students will learn to knit the in round using circular and double pointed needles, as well as how to make a pompom.  Materials: Classic Cuffed Hat pattern by Purl Soho (free on Ravelry), 200 yards worsted weight yarn, 16” circular knitting needles size 5 & 7, size 7 DPNs, and stitch markers.

Cost: $25
Instructor: Katie Rider                           Wednesday, March 7 & 14 @ 6 - 8 pm  @     
                                                        Hoops Brewing Company, 325 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN
                            

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                      Wednesday, March 14 @ 6 - 8 pm
                                                                   Saturday, April 7 @ 10 am - 12 pm
                                                                   Saturday, May 19 @ 10 am - 12 pm



Pub Knits - Lace Hat

We’ve swapped the classroom for the pub!  Why not enjoy a cocktail, or two, while expanding your knitting skills?  In this workshop-style class we will utilize lace knitting techniques, using the pattern of your choice to create a beautiful lace hat.  Because students  will be choosing their own pattern, the class is suitable for knitters of any experience level, however, experience knitting in the round is highly recommended.  Materials: Will vary depending on the pattern.  

Cost: $25
Instructor: Katie Rider                         Tuesday, March 20 & 27 @ 6 - 8 pm @
                                                          Spirit Room, 1323 Broadway Street, Superior, WI
  

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
Instructor: Jen Lushbough                   Monday, April 2, 9, & 16 @ 6 - 8 pm



 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 van Niekerk (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
Instructor: Katie Groves                      Tuesday, April 3, 10, & 17 @ 6 - 8 pm



Pub Knits - Basic Shawl

We’ve swapped the classroom for the pub!  Why not enjoy a cocktail and some tapas, while expanding your knitting skills?  In this class we will learn the basic techniques that make up shawl construction.  The Age of Brass and Steam (free pattern on Ravelry) is the perfect project for a beginner who is ready to start knitting shawls.   Materials: 200 to 300 yards DK or worsted weight yarn, 32” circular needle, size 8 and stitch markers.

Cost: $25
Instructor: Katie Rider                          Tuesday, April 10 & 17 @ 6 - 8 pm @
                                                          Spirit Room, 1323 Broadway Street, Superior, WI
  

                                                                   Wednesday, April 25 & May 2 @ 6 -8 pm @
                                                       Hoops Brewing Company, 325 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN
  

 Foolproof Cowl

How about a cowl with no casting on & no binding off?  It’s made in rows but ends up all in one piece.  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 & decreasing.  You will need 305 yds of fingering weight yarn in 2 different colors, the Foolproof Cowl pattern (available on Ravelry), a US 5 24” needle, stitch marker, and a tapestry needle.  

Cost $38
Instructor:  Jess Poskozim                   Wednesday, April 11, 18, 25 @ 6 - 8 pm



 Pub Knits - Baby & Kids Sweater

The tipsy knitting fun continues with an adorable sweater pattern for children.  The Baby Sophisticate is knit from the top down with traditional raglan shaping.  Children’s sweaters are a great way to try garment knitting for the first time.  You will learn all of the techniques you need to knit a full-sized sweater, but on a smaller, more manageable scale.  Materials: 235 - 755 yards worsted weight yarn, 24” circular needle size 8 and US 8 DPNs, stitch markers.  The baby version of the pattern is available for free, and the pattern containing the children’s sizes is available for purchase through Ravelry.  

Cost: $38
Instructor: Katie Rider                         Tuesday, May 1, 8 & 15 @ 6 - 8 pm @
                                                        Spirit Room, 1323 Broadway Street, Superior, WI  
  

 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. Materials: 250 yards worsted weight yarn (wound into two balls), two US 6 circulars (24” is best), and a tapestry needle. The class will run for three sessions; a fourth session is optional and will be an additional $10*. Homework: Get the pattern from the shop when you sign up for class. Using the numbers that correspond to the yarn weight and sock size, cast on the desired number of stitches. Work in k2, p2 rib until you have 1” of fabric. This can be done either in the round on DPNs or magic loop, or worked flat. Repeat for second sock. Please come to class the first night with 1” of finished ribbing for both sock cuffs. Feel free to email Jen with any questions, jmlushbough@gmail.com.

Cost: $38
Instructor: Jen Lushbough                   Thursday, May 3, 10, 17, & 24* @ 6 - 8 pm


Flower Fairy & Leaf Sprite

April showers bring May flower fairies and leaf sprites! These precious little dolls will be loved by people of all ages. The knitted flower and leaf pockets, and the fairy and sprite are all worked entirely in one piece, no seaming to be found. The flower and leaf become the perfect places to tuck in the little knitted characters for sleep or for the perfect hiding places. Materials: Flower Fairy and Leaf Sprite pattern (available at Yarn Harbor or on Ravelry), US 4 DPNs, sport weight yarn (see pattern for details), locking stitch markers, a tapestry needle, and a small amount of fiberfill.

Cost: $38
Instructor: Jen Lushbough                   Monday, May 7, 14, & 21 @ 6-8 pm


Pebble Beach Shawl

This project combines a simple lace pattern with an elegant picot border to create a beautiful and versatile crescent-shaped shawl--perfect to throw on for running errands or accessorizing a sundress. In this class, we will learn about reading 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: Pebble Beach Shawl pattern by Helen Stewart (available on Ravelry or through Yarn Harbor), 32” or 40” US 6 circular needle, 450 - 800 yards fingering weight yarn, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.

Cost: $38
Instructor: Katie Groves                        Wednesday, May 16 & 23 and June 6 @ 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Pub Knits - Cancun Boxy Lace Top

This adorable summer top is the perfect project for an adventurous beginner.  This lace-sampler top is knit in two simple rectangles from the bottom up & seamed at the shoulders & sides to create the boxy shape. Very suitable for beginners, would make an excellent first garment!  Materials: 500 yards DK weight yarn in a cotton/linen blend, 32” size 8 circular needle.  Pattern is a free Ravelry download.

Cost $25
Instructor: Katie Rider                          Tuesday, May 22 & 29 @ 6 - 8 pm @
                                                          Spirit Room, 1323 Broadway Street, Superior, WI


 



 

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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                     Friday, January 5 & 12 @  5:30 - 7:30 pm ​CLASS FULL
                                                                    
                                                                    


                                                         


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                      Tuesday, January 9, 16, & 23 @ 6 - 8 pm
                 


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                                                                                     
Instructor: Jen Lushbough                                Monday, January 8, 15, 22, & 29 @ 6-8 pm


             


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, January 13 @ 9 - 11 am



Ellana Cabled Hat

Are you comfortable knitting in the round and ready to take the plunge into the exciting world of cables? Learn the basics or brush up your skills on this cabled beanie! Cabling is wonderful because it looks impressive, but is simpler than it looks. Plus it’s fun! We will learn how to do a few different kinds of cables, read a chart, and use skills that are applicable to any type of cable. Please note that there will be homework between classes. Materials: Ellana pattern by JuliaH (available on Ravelry), 200 yards worsted weight yarn, 16” US 7 and US 8 circular needle, US 8 DPNs, cable needle, and 4 stitch markers. Please come to class with the hat ribbing completed.

Cost: $25
Instructor: Katie Groves                                         Thursday, January 11 & 18 @ 6 - 8 pm



Know Your Animal Fiber

Ever wondered why your alpaca sweater became a dress by lunch? Or why your shawl doesn’t drape elegantly over your shoulders as you imagined? Your choice of yarn plays an important role in your finished project! We’ll discuss wool, alpaca, and llama, with a bit of the luxury fibers thrown in, as well as how  twist, plies, drape, halo, and fiber composition affect your final product. This interactive class is a great way to explore your options and expand your knowledge. Materials: Bring two or three patterns that you’re eager to cast on and plenty of questions!

Cost: $15
Instructor: Katie Groves                                          Monday, January 8 @ 6 - 8 pm


Cindersmoke Mittens

Everyone needs a great pair of cozy mittens this winter!  You’ll learn the Tubular Cast On, fluffy, squishy double moss stitch, and mitten construction with the Cindersmoke Mittens.  The thumb gusset features increases that grow between a set of slipped stitches, adding a unique and pretty design element.  Knit in bulky weight wool, these will be a great addition to your winter wardrobe.  You will need the Cindersmoke Mittens pattern (available on Ravelry), 110 yds bulky weight yarn, US 7 & 10 DPNs, stitch marker, tapestry needle, and stitch holder.  

Cost:  $25
Instructor:  Jess Poskozim                                         Wednesday, January 10 & 17




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

Instructor: Jen Lushbough                                         Thursday, January 11, 18, & 25 @ 6-8 pm




Gola Lopi Poncho    

This classic Icelandic yoke design is the perfect addition to
your cool season wardrobe. It is a top down so length can be adjusted to your preference. Work up this lopi colorwork yoke poncho in your favorite colors! The colorwork pattern is charted with increases, so a great learn to or freshen your chart and stranded knitting skills. Bottom border is in moss stitch. One size fits sizes 36-44.  Homework: cast on and work 1 by 1 rib for turtleneck.
Materials: Lopi book 24, Lopi Alafoss yarn (or bulky wt) 5 skeins main color 550 yards, 1 skein or 110 yards of three contrasting colors, US 7 16”, US 10.5 32” circular needles, stitch markers, and tapestry needle.

Cost $38
Instructor: Kathy Thomas                                          Wednesday January 3, 10, & 17 @ 6 - 8 pm