Sunday, March 20, 2011

Normal Life Resumes! Upcoming Classes.

Well, whew-- another SXSW has come and gone. Whether you threw yourself into it or decided to stay home and knit, we hope you had a great time. If you missed the interview we posted with Snowden, you can scroll down or click here. She designed the beautiful green Hill Country dress for the Shelter Collection and the interview is great-- don't miss it.

Now that we're springing into Spring, it's a great time to grow something. How about growing your knitting skills? Here's info on some upcoming classes:

KNIT 201

March 21/29
6:30 -8:30
Prerequisite - Knit 101 or experience with flat knitting
Instructor: Connie Devlin
Gotten your first taste of knitting and want more? Or perhaps you need a refresher class to get back into knitting? We will help you take that next step into pattern reading in Knit 201. Get ready to put that knit and purl stitch to work! You may choose to make either a scarf or a needle case. In both projects you will learn various stitch patterns, basic pattern reading and swatching for gauge.
MATERIALS: Your choice of project. For scarf: 1ball of Araucania Azapa or equivalent. For needle case: 3 balls of GGH Aspen or 2 balls of Lamb's Pride Bulky (or equivalent) in main color plus (optional) 1 ball in contrast ing color. For both projects you will need: size 9 needles (straight or any length circulars), stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.
For the needle case you will also need size 9 double pointed needles.


March 26
1:00 - 5:00
Deb Marvin
With the option of learning either [Magic Loop] or [Traditional Double Point], students in Sock Express will spend the afternoon learning to make a sock from start to finish! Starting with the cuff, students will learn all the elements of sock knitting: cuff heel flap, heel turn, gusset construction and shaping and Kitchener stitch.

IMPORTANT: Please check in at the front desk prior to class and come prepared with yarn and needle purchased prior to the beginning of class.
Yarn: 1-2 skeins of Noro Kureyon or Silk Garden (we are using a worsted weight yarn to make an average sized short cuffed sock in order to complete the sock in one class setting). Please bring some worsted weight practice yarn.
MAGIC LOOP OPTION: 42" or longer US #6 or #7 needles
TRADITIONAL OPTION: US #6 or #7 double points. Students may want to wait till class to work with Deb on needle selection.
Tapestry Needle
Students should bring their knitting gear
PREQUISITES: students should be independent in basic knitting skills, knitting in the round helpful but not mandatory

March 27
FEE; 35.00
LEVEL: Intermediate/somewhat independent
INSTRUCTOR: Kennedy Berry

Add a little sparkle to your knitting! This class will teach you how to work beads into your lace knitting.

Beads can add substance to an airy lace scarf or give a simple design a little something extra. We will practice the best ways to add beads as you knit - discuss where you might consider putting them into existing patterns.

PREREQUISITES: Students should be able to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease and work yarn overs without assistance. Experience working a basic lace pattern and the ability to read charts is strongly recommended.
INSTRUCTOR; Kennedy Berry

MATERIALS: US 4-6 needles
.5mm or .75mm steel crochet hook
Laceweight yarn
Size 8 seed beads

Required amounts to be determined.

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