Monday, March 14, 2011

Coming Right Up: This Week's Classes

Maybe you need a break from SXSW. Maybe you want to avoid it altogether. Either way, HCW has got some nice, chillaxing alternatives to the crowds. Here's what's cooking this week in the classroom:

Magic Loop Baby Hat

Magic Loop Baby Hat
March 19
Fee: 30.00
Ready to learn a new way to knit small projects in the round -- on just one long circular needle? You can use this technique on any small circumference (such as sleeves, socks). In this class, we will practice the technique while making a simple but sweet baby hat.
Materials needed:
size 8 circular needle, 40" or 47" long
1 skein of RYC Cashsoft Aran, Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted Cotton, Mission Falls 1824 Wool, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, or other machine-washable, Aran-weight yarn (you need at least 100 yds).


March 20/27 9:45 am - 12:45 pm
Fee" $60.00 (this is a 2 class series)
Instructor: Kathy Bateman

Have you ever knitted a pair of socks and worried that maybe you knitted the cuff just a little too long and think: Will I have enough yarn to finish the sock? This class will relieve all that "sock anxiety"and you won't have to submit any claims to your health insurance company.
This class is designed for the new or experienced sock knitter.
Skills taught:
Knitting socks on 2 circulars
Learn to customize the fit of your sock
Start your sock with a "magical cast on"
Sewn Cast off (Elizabeth Zimmerman)
Materials: Your choice of yarn & needles as follows:
- about 200 yards of worsted weight yarn,
- OR about 250 yards of dk weight yarn,
- OR about 300 yards of sport weight yarn.
We will do a gauge during class. Bring all circular needles you have that are 1 to 3 sizes smaller than the suggested needle size for your yarn. (If you have made socks before and prefer to use dpns you may bring those instead.) Please also bring: a calculator, 2 ring stitch markers, tape measure, and your knitting gear.
Please have yarn wound and ready to knit

1 comment:

regina said...

I'm SO EXCITED that I'll be visiting HCW this week: I missed SXSW last year, but I'm coming back this year and HCW is always one of the high points of my trip.