Saturday June 4, 1-4 pm
Fee: $35 plus $5 materials
Amigurumi is a Japanese term for knitting or crocheting three-dimensional shapes. Over the last few years, amigurumi has become the catch-all term for adorable, Japanese-style crocheted animals and shapes. In this class students will make their own adorable crocheted creatures and learn the "magic ring" start, tips for increasing, decreasing, adding safety eyes, stuffing, and embroidering facial features onto the crocheted creatures. Students will also learn how to read basic Japanese crochet patterns, which are always printed as charts.
PREREQUISITES: Students must be able to chain, single crochet, and work in the round.
MATERIALS: At least 100 yards of worsted weight yarn, preferably wool or a wool blend. (Small Balls or Pigmy Wool balls are great for small amigirumi projects.)
Crochet hook one to two sizes smaller than called for by yarn (E, F, or G hooks recommended for worsted weight yarn)
Tapestry needles for sewing in ends. Fiber fill and safety eyes will be covered by materials fee.
Painted Diamonds Bag
Sunday June 5, 10:30 am -12:30 pm
Looking for a fun summer project? This is one you can squeeze in between lounging by the pool and reading those gripping mystery novels. The Painted Diamonds Bag can be made in bite size pieces to fit in your summer adventures! This project provides a great skill-building opportunity for the still-pretty-new knitter while still being interesting and fun for the seasoned knitter. Learn how to make mitered squares (aka modular or domino knitting) with Kathy!
PREREQUISITES: Students must know how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off.
MATERIALS and SUPPLIES:
For 13.5" x 13.5" size bag: 4 balls of Jojoland Rhythm or 400 yards of another worsted weight yarn, 1 pair size 7 needles, size 7 dpns, and a locking stitch marker.
For smaller size bag: 3 balls of Rowan Purelife Revive or 300 yards of another dk weight yarn, 1 pair size 5 needles, size 5 dpns, and a locking stitch marker.
Please note, the cost of the pattern is not included in the class fee. HCW has kits available from K1C2 if you prefer the original yarn Paint Box.
Granny Squares, Circles
Sunday June 5, 1-4 pm
INSTRUCTOR: Ana Clerc
Do you hear the call of the granny square? Did you know that this technique can make many shapes? Come learn how to make a basic granny square, then use the technique to make circles and stripes.
LEVEL: Students need to be able to chain stitch, and double crochet.
MATERIALS: Size J hook, 3 sk (3 colors) of Blue Sky Cotton (worsted) or Blue Sky Organic Cotton, scissors, tapestry needle.
June 7,14,21,28 (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!
- 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
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.
Stash Bust for Tornado Relief
Sunday June 5, 11 am - 5 pm
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
1. Raid your Stash
2. Price it for Cash
3. Drop your Stash at HCW anytime next week or Sunday morning
4. Sunday June 5th, 11-5 Bring all your Cash, Donate and get new Stash!
100% OF ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
Direct cash/check donations to the Red Cross will also be collected!! Credit card payments for stash sales accepted.
IMPORTANT: Please write your name & phone # on the stash if you'd like us to return anything that doesn't sell. HCW will donate any unclaimed stash.
FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT THE LATEST POST ON KNITBUZZ!