classes

churchmouse classroom 1Learn to Knit 1

Saturday, May 6, 10:30 a.m. to noon

or

Saturday, June 17, 10:30 to noon

Cost: $60

Whether you want to learn or need a refresher, we are here for you!  Our Learn to Knit classes will be held the first 2 Saturdays in January, February and March of 2017.  The Learn to Knit package includes all materials:  the needles, yarn, and a how-to pamphlet, all in a Knit1 project bag, as well as 3 hours of instruction.  Classes are small to allow for individual attention. Give yourself (or someone else) a gift that will last a lifetime!


churchmouse classroom 1Learn to Knit 2

Saturday, May 13, 10:30 a.m. to noon

or

Saturday, June 24, 10:30 to noon

Cost: $60

Whether you want to learn or need a refresher, we are here for you!  Our Learn to Knit classes will be held the first 2 Saturdays in January, February and March of 2017.  The Learn to Knit package includes all materials:  the needles, yarn, and a how-to pamphlet, all in a Knit1 project bag, as well as 3 hours of instruction.  Classes are small to allow for individual attention. Give yourself (or someone else) a gift that will last a lifetime!


Colorwork!colorwork_cuffs

Saturdays, May 13 and 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cost:  $30

A wonderful summer project!  Customize wristlets, mitts or mittens with an easy 2-color stranded pattern.  Choose from 3 edgings, and use one of 3 different patterns.  Stop at the wrist or continue on to learn a gusset for fingerless mitts.

Materials:

  • Churchmouse Pattern, Colorwork Cuffs and Mittens
  • Yarn for cuffs, with fingerless mitts and mittens in parentheses ().
  • Main color: approx. 55 (110, 160) yards of fingering weight yarn.
  • Contrasting color:  approx. 40 yards of fingering weight yarn.
  • Size 3 dpns.
  • Stitch markers.
  • Highlighter tape is recommended.

Must be able to knit in the round on double point needles.


A Slanted View – the Brioche Cowl

Saturday, May 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Cost: $45

A wonderful pattern for the lovely, squishy brioche stitch!  Spend a morning getting started on this 2-color cowl with a fun, distinctive slanted pattern, hence the name:  Slanted View.

Skills required:  This project is for an advanced beginner.  Must be proficient knitting in the round.  Knowledge of the basic brioche stitch is required.

Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors; approx. 150 yarns each
  • Two circular needles, 24” in sizes 7 and 8
  • Stitch Marker
  • The Slanted View pattern (download from Ravelry, or purchase from Knit1)

“I don’t wear socks”basic sock

This is a 2-part class held on Saturdays:

Session #1 is June 17th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Session #2 is June 24th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cost:  $45

Or maybe you do!  Either way, socks are the perfect small project for summer or to carry anywhere.  And you can learn several techniques which increase your repertoire, and which are used in other knitting patterns.  You can choose either the fingering weight or DK/Sport weight version.

Experience needed:  must be able to knit in the round on double point needles.  If you need to learn how, or to have a refresher, schedule an appointment with Kathy.

Materials:

  • Fingering weight:  Approximately 350 yards of fingering weight yarn.  US size 2 double point needles
  • DK/Sport weight:  Approximately 275 yards of DK or Sport yarn. US size 3 double point needles
  • Both sizes:  Churchmouse Basic Sock Pattern

Prior to the first class:  Cast on 64 stitches (fingering) or 48 stitches (DK/Sport).  Divide stitches onto 3 dpns.  Join to work in the round.  Work in K2, P2 ribbing for desired length to top of heel.  This can be anywhere from approximately 3” to 7” depending on how short you wish your socks to be.  Bring your work to class.


Basic Repairs

Time:  45 minutes

Schedule Appointment

Cost:  $25, payable upon scheduling appointment.

Learn repair techniques, or get a refresher.  We’ll cover basics such as recognizing stitch orientation, taking out stitches, picking up dropped stitches, too many or too few stitches, counting rows and other topics as time permits.

Must be proficient in knitting and purling.

Homework:  Please bring a swatch knit with light-colored worsted weight yarn and size 8, 9 or 10 needles.  Cast on 24 stitches.  Knit 6 rows.  Knit 8 rows in stockinette (alternate knit and purl rows).  Knit 6 more rows.  Knit 8 more rows in stockinette.  Leave on needles.


 

Linen Clinics

Time:  20 minutes

Schedule Appointment

Cost:  $10, payable upon scheduling appointment.

Do you see a technique that you need to learn, or one where you need a refresher?  Several of our patterns include instructions for methods where you may need a helping hand.  Some examples are the German Twisted Cast On, Sloped Bind Off, 3-needle Bind Off, Provisional Cast On, German Short Rows, and M1R/M1L.

Kathy will be happy to work with you on these techniques.   Available in 20 minute increments, please call for a time slot.  Bring your project, work with some practice yarn, or let her provide a demo for you.


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Fair Isle Deconstructed

Saturday, June 3, 1:30 -3:30 p.m.

Cost:  $25

It is said that if you can knit with one color you can knit with two.  Kathy will prove it is true.  It is only a matter of thinking one row at a time and watching the magic of fair Isle unfold.

The colorwork patterns known as Fair Isle originated in the Shetland Isles and have a long and rich history.  Each Fair Isle pattern is magical.  You work across each row with two colors to create a beautifully patterned, double-thick fabric.  Even a simple pattern – like the one to the right that you will create in this class – is a work of art.

Kathy will guide you through in this journey but you soon will be off on your own…looking for more Fair Isle!  Come experience the heritage and beauty of the Fair Isle for yourself!

When you sign up for the class, you will need to come into Knit1 to select your yarn and complete a little bit of pre-class ribbing.  Our last 2 sessions of this class closed, so hurry to sign up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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