Thursday, April 09, 2009

New Spring Classes

Want to learn something new? We've got some dynamite classes going on for all levels this spring: advanced knitters, intermediate knitters, beginners, pre-knitters . . .

The six-week classes:

Beginner Knitting - The basic introductory class for those who've never held needles, or who has but needs a refresher and wants a thorough grounding. You'll learn to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, read a simple pattern, measure gauge, seam knitted pieces, and make a buttonhole. $125, and materials are included. Mondays, 6-8 pm, beginning April 13, or Thursdays, 6-8 pm, beginning April 23.

Sweater Class - Work with an instructor to knit a sweater of your choice. You'll learn to calculate fit and yarn substitutions, increase and decrease, read pattern charts, and more. Students must know how to cast on and bind off, and knit and purl confidently. $75, materials not included. Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, beginning April 28. Note: this class does not meet May 5.

Intermediate Knitting - This project-based class teaches you the foundations of more advanced techniques: cables, lace, and colorwork. Three projects will have you well on your way to conquering any knitting project in your queue. $125, materials included. Thursdays, 6-8 pm, beginning June 4.

Three-week classes:

Trellis Lace Capelet - Knit this super cute pattern written by Rosie's staffer DC Boyd! Knit using Rowan 4-ply cotton, the perfect summer yarn, this pattern will gear you up for warmer weather! $30, pattern included, materials not included. Sundays, 1-5 pm, April 19, April 26 and May 3.

Triangular Shawls Design 101 -Use Courtney's simple formula to design your own easy-to-knit lace shawl. Choose your yarn and your needles, and pick one of a few simple-to-chart patterns and get to it. $65, materials not included. Sundays, 1-5 pm, May 25, May 31, June 7.

Sunday Workshops:

Helen's Lace Mother's Day Shawl - A great way to spend Mother's Day. Knit her a shawl, bring your mom and knit shawls together, or get your kids/partner to pony up for you to attend this one-day workshop. Using Lorna's Laces "Helen's Lace", a gorgeous hand-dyed wool/silk lace yarn, you will work with an instructor to tackle the short-row shaping of this simple yet elegant shawl. $60, materials included. Sunday, May 10, 1-5 pm.
Baby Caps in Any Gauge - Learn to knit a simple hat, and to design it to your specifications using any yarn you choose! Take this class to learn how to design your own quick knits for all your friends having babies this year. A great idea for stash-busting too! $20, bring yarn and double-pointed needles of your choice. Paper and pencil helpful too! Sunday, May 17, 1-5 pm.
Granny Square Mania! -Remember those afghans on your grandmother's couch? Amazing, weren't they? You know you want to make one. Learn the basics of Granny Squares and crochet a few in the traditional colors of black, white and your choice of crazy colors to accent. We'll be using standard worsted weight yarn in acrylic or wool. $40, materials included. Sunday, June 14, 1-5 pm.
Give us a call to sign up, or come on in and do it in person!

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