Thursday, October 14, 2010

Great Stuff Happening This Weekend!

Hey Y'all,
Some great knit-related things are happening this weekend. Actually, they're happening all the time, but today I want to tell you about a couple of classes that are coming right up. But first, I want to tell you about a most excellent opportunity to knit, do a good deed, and enjoy this fine weather all at the same time. I met a wonderful woman named Dana last week when I was down at the shop for the Yarn Crawl. She told me about a public knit event she's hosting on Saturday down at Lady Bird Lake, knitting scarves for the homeless. I'll post that info first and then you can scroll down for info on classes.

Austin Scarf Project
Benefiting Austin's Homeless

Knit in public Sat Oct 16th
Auditorium Shores near the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue

Bring a hat or scarf, create something at the event or just drop by to show your support.
Bring your own lawn chair, refreshments and knit/crochet bag.

We will donate all the contributions to The ARCH for Austin's Homeless.

Visit us on Facebook Austinscarfproject
call 512-217-3082



October 17, 9:45 am - 12:45 pm
Price: $40

Think brioche is just for dessert? Learn to knit this yummy stitch!

In this class you'll learn brioche rib & brioche stockinette while making this beautiful hand towel. This intricate looking stitch is not as hard as it looks—it's just hard to describe in written patterns. Let's take the mystery out of those tricky-sounding brioche directions. After this you'll be looking for more brioche patterns that tickle your fancy. Hint: this stitch has a cuddly texture that makes it perfect for baby blankets and washcloths too!

PREREQUISITES: You must be able to look at the stitches on the needle and know what each stitch is (knit, purl, yarn over, etc.). Yarn overs should be second nature to you before tackling Brioche Stitch.
MATERIALS: 2 skeins of Blue Sky Cotton or other worsted weight cotton and size 7


October 17, 1:30-3:30 pm
Price: $30

Ever heard of a Mobius strip? Seen a knitting pattern for a Mobius? Maybe you've even created a simple one by sewing the ends of a scarf together with a twist? In this class, we're going to do things the hard way! Have you tried to make sense out of Mobius cast on directions? They may sound crazy, but it works when you do it right. In this class we'll walk you through a Mobius cast-on step-by-step while creating a cowl/cape-let that knits up fast and beautiful.

PREREQUISITES: Students must be very comfortable working with circular needles. The Mobius cast-on requires patience--be prepared!
LEVEL OF CLASS: intermediate
MATERIALS: 150-200 yards of Blue Sky Brushed Suri or fluffy mohair yarn, 40" or longer size 13 circular needles, and stitch markers.

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