Ready to learn some new skills? We have the following classes coming up. Registration is necessary even for our free classes, and classes have been filling fast, so please sign up early to avoid disappointment. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up in store.
FREE Class: Making the Most of Ravelry
Wednesday, June 13, 5:30–6 p.m.
Learn from a Ravelry addict some useful ways to use this free site to make the most of your crafting experiences! Ravelry can help you choose patterns that are right for you and know better the types of yarn that will give you the effect you want.
This is a drop-in session during regular store hours. There is no need to sign up.
Feel free to bring a laptop or tablet, but it's not necessary!
Saturday, June 16, 1–3 p.m.
Have cable-knit sweaters been languishing on your to-knit list because you just aren't confident enough to tackle them? Conquer your fear of cables in this informative and fun class. We will discuss how to read cable patterns, we'll play with making various kinds of cables, and, if time allows, we'll demonstrate how to fix errors in cable direction.
Fee: $25 (+ HST)
Starlets and Spies: Increases and Decreases from Showy to Covert
Saturday, July 7, 1–3 p.m.
Once you know how to knit and purl, you’re ready to tackle (intentionally!) increasing and decreasing the number of stitches in your work. Want to know the stitches for making a thumb on a mitten or the curved top of a hat, transition smoothly from the cuff to the sleeve of a sweater, or create a lacy shawl? By the end of this intermediate-level workshop, you will have made several different kinds of increases and decreases. Some are showy like the holes in a lace pattern. Some are covert like when you want to make a fitted stocking stitch sweater (without holes!).
You will learn:
- A variety of increases: yarn overs, afterthought yarn overs, make 1 toward/away, make 1 left/right, knit right/left loop, knit forward & back
- A variety of decreases: slip-slip-knit, knit two together, knit two together through the back loops, crossed right slanting decrease
What you need:
- Waste yarn and knitting needles
- Ability to knit, purl, and cast on (we will review long-tail cast on to start)
Fee: $25 (+ HST)
Instructor: Brigitte (with Geoffrey's help)