Friday, February 26, 2010

Early Spring Classes

Spring is (almost) here and we have our new class schedule up on the website. In case you haven't checked or have been wondering when our next round of classes, we'll spread the word about them.

Beginner Knitting
Tuesdays from March 2nd until April 6th from 6pm-8 pm
$125, materials included

What to expect: This is the introductory class for those who've never held needles, or for anyone who needs a refresher and wants a more thorough grounding. This isn't just a "learn to cast on and knit" class, it's an intensive 6-week class which teaches you not just how to knit and purl, but also how to read a pattern, measure for size, make buttonholes, knit in the round and on double pointed needles, and how to increase and decrease. By the end, you'll be able to jump into any of our more advanced classes like Fair Isle Colorwork, Cables, and even the Sweater class!

What you'll learn: How to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off; how to decrease; how to read a simple pattern; how to measure gauge; how to seam knitted pieces; how to make a buttonhole.

What you should bring: Nothing but your enthusiasm (and glasses if you wear them!).

What you'll take home: Three small projects, usually a cotton facecloth, a simple watch cap, and a small felted purse; plus various needles.

Intermediate Knitting
Thursdays from March 4th until April 8th from 6pm-8pm
$125, materials included

What to expect: Now that you have taken the beginner's class, it's time to step up to the technique plate. This project based class teaches you the foundations of more advanced techniques; cables, lace, and color work. We will learn all of these techniques in 6 weeks, divided into 2 week sections. 3 projects-- a bulky cabled hat, fair isle wristbands, and a simple lace stitch scarf-- will have you well on your way to conquering any knitting project in your queue.

What you'll learn: All the intermediate techniques we feel you need under your belt to move on to more specialized projects that suit your tastes and desires. Fair Isle, Cables and Lace are all focused on equally to give you a solid foundation to conquer any knitting that may cross your path.

What you should bring: Materials are covered in the class fee.

What you'll take home: New skills and new projects.

If you're interested, stop by or call the shop (215-977-9276) and sign up!

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