Monday, May 31, 2010

It's Time For June Classes!

Today is the last day of May. The calendar says summer is three weeks off, but we know better. So it's time for summer school-- the fun kind. Think of it as Knitting Camp for Big Kids. Lots of great classes are coming right up. Info is below. Call the store or drop by to reserve your space.

June 9, 16, 23, 30
a 4 class series
6:30 - 8:30
Fee: $67 plus materials.

This 4-week class is the first of our KNIT U series. It's perfect for beginners or those who knitted in a galaxy far far away! Students will learn how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, knit in the round with double point needles, and simple decreasing. Students will complete 2 projects, one basic (a scarf, washcloth, or headband) and a second more complex project requiring shaping skills (a hat).

PREREQUISITE: No previous experience required.

IMPORTANT: Come early as students will pick their yarn in your first class. Class size is limited--call 512-707-7396 to register!

Design Time with Connie!
Summer Top Design Clinic

June 5, 1-5pm

Get your design ideas rolling with a simple summer style garment. Make it your own! Build your confidence for more complex garments by learning how to change sleeve length, neck line, body shaping, etc. from existing patterns. We can also explore the use of color, fiber and stitch patterns.

Prerequisites: Some garment construction is necessary (at least a simple tank top).

Materials Needed: Bring the pattern(s), yarns and supplies you might wish to work with. You may also bring photos of garments you really like.

Wooly Blooms for Summer

June 6, 1-4pm
Class Level: Absolute Beginner (NO experience)

We will start with pansies making happy and colorful blooms to pin on a lapel, purse or scarf. If time permits we can also create a bell shaped bloom with a stem and leaves. Your green thumb will get some exercise in this beginner level class.

Materials Needed: merino fleece or a similar fine fleece, felting needles, and a couple of old towels. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes. Fleece may be brought from home or bought at HCW.

a three class series
June 6 and June 20 9:45-12:45
June 27 10:30-12:30
Fee: 60.00
Intermediate (somewhat independent)

Join Fran to knit this
charming baby sweater. This can be a great first knitted sweater project and a wonderful gift for that special baby. In this class, we'll cover swatching for gauge and pattern reading, picking up stitches for the neck and button band, reading a simple chart and finishing techniques including buttonholes, assembling your sweater, and blocking.

Prerequisites: Students should have all the basic knitting skills. Their complete knitting projects should include knitting and purling on the same row (like a rib stitch) and pattern reading.

Materials needed:
- Approximately 400 yards (for 6-9 month size) to 600 yards (for 9-12, 12-18, and 18-24 month sizes) of yarn with a gauge of 5 to 5.5 sts per inch.
- Bring needles of size needed to obtain gauge plus needles 1 size smaller for neck edge and button band
- 4 stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers, tape measure.

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