Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lots of Great Classes Coming Right Up!

Coming up at Hill Country Weavers!

April 30
all levels welcome: Absolute Beginner to Perfectly Seasoned!
Fee: 40.00
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.
200 yards of a solid or variegated cotton
2 skeins in 2 different colors of Cotton Classic that compliment/contrast variegated yarn
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.

May 1/8
2 class series
Are you ready to learn this exciting way to knit a sock? Knitting socks with two circular needles is fast and fun! However, beware: it can become addictive! Join Fran and learn how to knit customize socks to fit all your family and friends.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills including long tail cast on method.
Materials: 2 24" circular needles and sport weight sock yarn
Fee: $60
Please purchase your materials before class.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: please have your yarn "knit-ready" (already wound into a ball) so that you do not miss class instruction time.


Knit 101

May 2, 9, 16, 23(a 4 class series)
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $67 plus materials

Knit 101 is a comprehensive beginner level class designed to teach you the basics you need to get started!
Knit 101 headband
Skills Taught:
  • Cast on
  • Knit stitch
  • Purl stitch
  • Knit 2 together
  • Bind off
  • Weave in ends
  • Working flat
  • Working in the round
  • Garter Stitch
  • Stockinette Stitch
  • Basic pattern reading
  • Fixing common problems
  • “Right Side” & “Wrong Side”

Learn how to use:
  • straight needles
  • circular needles
  • double pointed needles
  • stitch markers

Knit 101 WashclothClass Projects:

1. Either a headband or a washcloth
2. Your choice of 3 hat patterns
3. A scarf (to be finished after class)
Plus you’ll receive 7 knitting patterns to knit again & again!

PREREQUISITE: No previous experience required.

IMPORTANT: Come early to select yarn for the first class. Class size is limited! Call 512-707-7396 today to reserve your spot.


May 1
FEE: 60.00
INSTRUCTOR: Kennedy Berry
LEVEL: Absolute Beginner
DESCRIPTION: Have you ever wanted to dye your own yarn or fiber?
This class will teach you everything you need to know about dyeing wool and other animal fibers!
We will use professional washfast acid dyes to turn undyed yarn or wool into colorful handpainted skeins and fiber.
This class will cover everything from safe handling of dyes to color mixing and planning for your dye job to produce different color effects when knit or spun.
MATERIALS: 2-4 100 -150 gram hanks of undyed yarn or 4oz bundles of undyed fiber.
All yarn and fiber should be 100% protein fibers - wool, alpaca, silk, or other animal fibers.
We will NOT be able to dye cotton, bamboo or other plant fibers during this class.
All yarn and fiber should be white or "undyed" - shades of cream/ecru are fine. All yarn should be in skeins, not balls.
Rubber gloves
Water-tight "tupperware"-style container to take wet/damp fiber home.

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