Saturday, December 4, 2010

Nice to Snow Ewe! (Holiday Classes!)

Knitters-- Flock on in for upcoming classes. Make your holiday gifts. Better yet, make gifts for yourself. Here's what we've got going on. Call the shop to sign up.


(second Friday of every month)

December 10

"Felting ornaments for the holidays is a fun and fast way to create one of a kind personalized decorations."
Bring styrofoam balls in whatever sizes you desire to felt around and pictures or sketches for ideas.
You may also want to include some scraps of yarn to create garlands.
Let's make December national wool month this year and celebrate it's versatility.
MATERIALS:styrofoam balls, scraps of yarn and fleece in holiday colors, felting needles and fleece, which can be purchased at HCW. 2 old towels, old nylon stockings.

Weaving for Knitters
December 9 6:00 - 9:00
Fee: 40.00

This is a perfect class for my fellow fiber fanatics! The loom we use is really portable and extremely easy to set up. You can use all kinds of knitting yarn from leftovers to all that sock yarn you haven't used yet. You will burn through your stash in not time. Weaving cloth is a magical thing and incredibly FAST!!!!
MATERIALS: Bring your Stash... or better yet, buy New Stash!
IMPORTANT: Student can bring their yarn in ahead of time to determine if it is suitable for this class
INSTRUCTOR: Suzanne Middlebrooks

Continental Knitting
December 11 10:00 - 1:00
Fee: 40.00
all levels welcome: Beginner to Seasoned!
Continental knitting AKA German style or pic knitting is a popular, fast, fun and very efficient way to knit!
Deb will teach you the continental way to knit, purl, and yarn over while creating a colorful market bag or these fun and fast washcloth/dishcloths.
Learn how to knit and purl by carrying the yarn in your left hand. Continental knitting is often used in color (fair isle knitting) and can help alleviate strain by using both hands to knit.
Patterns ranging in difficulty have been selected and revised to allow the new continental knitter to practice and hone their new skill. Students will receive copies of all patterns.
WASHCLOTH MATERIALS: Student will need 90-125 yards (per cloth) of any cotton or cotton blend yarn with a gauge from 4.5 - 5.5 stitches per inch. Needle size per yarn label.
1 skein Araucania Pomaire or comparable gauge cotton
2 skeins in 2 different colors of Cotton Classic that compliment/contrast variegated Pomaire,
US # 9 needles, 16" length (some like to switch to 24" as the bag gets larger)
4 Split ring stitch markers
Bring some wool or acrylic scrap yarn for practice and your knitting gear.

Let's Make Mittens
December 11, 2:00 - 5:00
Fee: 45.00

MITTENS are ADDICTIVE! Deb takes you through the basics of 'MITTEN KNITTIN' !!
Materials: 2 skeins bulky yarn with stitch gauge of 3 sts/inch, US 10.5 double point needles or recommended needle size on yarn label
bring scissors, split ring markers, and your regular knitting gear!
P.S. IMPORTANT!!! don't forget to wind your yarn before class so you don't miss anything!!

Baby Leggings
December 12 10:00- 12:00
Fee: 25.00

Do you know someone who is pregnant? Maybe you're hoping for some grandchildren in your life? Why wait to knit baby gifts? Start now with these adorable baby leggings! They're quick baby shower gifts and a perfect excuse to learn a new knitting technique.
In this class we will explore 3 ways to knit in the round for projects too small for a 16 inch circular needle. We will make these baby leggings using double pointed needles, magic loop method, and 2-circulars. Everybody has a favorite method, do you know yours yet?
We'll also cover how to stripe colors in the round without an obvious color change--also known as a "jogless jog".
PREEQUISITES: Students must know how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off.
MATERIALS: Berroco Vintage or other worsted weight yarn. You'll need about 100 yards total – either all one color or two different colors of about 50 yards each.
Bring needles for the methods you want to learn:
* Double pointed needles method: size 7 double pointed needles
* Magic loop method: size 7 circular needle 40" or longer
* 2 circulars method: two size 7 circular needles (length is unimportant, when in doubt get 24" or 29" long needles)
INSTRUCTOR: Kathy Bateman
LEG MODEL : Athena Rose

1 comment:

Lodie (my nickname) said...

I just bought a download of your "head and shoulders" pattern book. I am just learning some of the stitches that I will be using, but am puzzled as to one instruction and cannot find it on any of my instructional sites. I am making the "Reversible Twisted Cowl" and am unsure about the direction which says "ensure that there is exactly one twist in the cast on". I am stumped as to how to do this. Sounds like it should be simple, but I seem unable to do it. Please advise. my email is These are beautiful patterns.