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112 Main St.
Montpelier, VT

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We are a small yarn shop in Montpelier Vermont dedicated to customer service.  We cary a wide selection of yarns for all your creative needs. Come visit us and let us help inspire you!  

Classes

Knit your first socks with Leslie
Sep
9
to Sep 30

Knit your first socks with Leslie

Knit your first socks with Leslie


3 Classes: Monday Sept 9, Sept 23 and Sept 30 6-8 pm
Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate
$45.00 plus materials

Who doesn't like a pair of hand knit socks?  Leslie is back to teach this perennial favorite! The possibilities for sock knitting are endless.  See a pretty lace repeat you want to add to something?  Dreaming of a serpentine cable?  You  can add them to socks!  In this class, however, you'll learn the basics: turning the heel, shaping the toe, and finally, mastering the kitchener stitch.  Beware though - we warn everyone that sock knitting is addictive!

Materials:  Worsted weight machine washable yarn.  We recommend either 1 ball of Regia 8 ply, or 2 skeins of Malabrigo Rios or Berroco Ultra Wool, size 4 or 5 double pointed needles, Yankee Knitter Basic Socks for the Whole Family pattern, normal knitting notions and accessories.  

Fine print: You will pay the instructor directly the first day of class. Please bring either cash or a check payable to the instructor. Yarn cannot accept a credit card payment for classes. Store policy requires you to purchase materials for all classes from us. Thank you for understanding our policy and not asking us to make an exception for you.

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Learn to Knit with Jayne
Sep
14
to Oct 5

Learn to Knit with Jayne

Learn to Knit with Jayne


4 Classes:  Saturday Sept 14, Sept 21, Sept 28 and Oct 5  10 am to noon
Level:  Novice
$55.00 plus materials

Has learning to knit been on your bucket list?  Well, sign up now!  Jayne will teach you basic knitting skills while you knit a beautiful sampler scarf.  You will master casting on, the knit and purl stitches, basic pattern reading and binding off while you build a beautiful scarf that will teach you 6 different stitch patterns.

Materials:  400 yards of worsted weight yarn. We recommend Ella Rae Classic Wool, Kelbourne Woolens Germantown or Berroco Ultra Wool.   US size 8 straight needles, stitch markers, tapestry needle. Pattern will be provided by instructor at the first class.

Fine print: You will pay the instructor directly the first day of class. Please bring either cash or a check payable to the instructor. Yarn cannot accept a credit card payment for classes. Store policy requires you to purchase materials for all classes from us. Thank you for understanding our policy and not asking us to make an exception for you.

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Learn how to read a pattern and know what it all means
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Learn how to read a pattern and know what it all means

Learn how to read a pattern, and know what it all means with Lee


1 Class: Monday September 16 6-8 pm
Level: Anyone who wants to read patterns and understand them
$25.00

There is so much to reading a pattern. Sometimes you need to learn a whole new vocabulary. In this workshop, we will look at all aspects of the written pattern including how to interpret the charts and chart keys, studying the schematics and understanding what they will tell you about the finished garment, hints about the yarn gauge information can provide, looking at the photography to see if the photos have been styled to hide garment weaknesses, what all those parentheses and brackets mean, sizing and more. Feel free to bring a pattern you are contemplating, or just learn from the sample pattern provided at the class.

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Knit The  Shift with Joan
Sep
17
to Oct 8

Knit The Shift with Joan

Knit The Shift with Joan


3 Classes: Tuesday Sept 17, Oct 1 and Oct 8
Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate
$45.00 plus materials

The Shift, by Andrea Mowry is the perfect all-the-time accessory! And the answer for all of those knitters out those who love to knit shawls, but have a hard time styling them. Knit with three or more colors (2 solids and one variegated), This cowl/small shawl is stunning. In this class, you will learn Sideways shawl construction, Mosaic knitting , I-cord edging, I-cord bind off, Increasing, Decreasing, Slipping Stitches and Changing colors. At the last class, you will learn how to block this knitted garment.

Materials: 3 colors of sport weight or dk yarn (200 yds. each). We recommend Schopell Edition 3, Plymouth Galway Sport, Plymouth Heritage or Mirasol Nuna.
Needles: Size 5 needles (straight or circular. - cord length not important as it is knitted flat), In-store Ravelry purchase of The Shift by Andrea Mowry, normal knitting notions and aids.

Fine print: You will pay the instructor directly the first day of class. Please bring either cash or a check payable to the instructor. Yarn cannot accept a credit card payment for classes. Store policy requires you to purchase materials for all classes from us. Thank you for understanding our policy and not asking us to make an exception for you.

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Swatching to Seaming - Knit your first sweater with Jane
Sep
19
to Nov 21

Swatching to Seaming - Knit your first sweater with Jane

Swatching to Seaming - Knit your first Sweater with Jane


5 Classes: Thursday Sept 19, Oct 3, Oct 17, Nov 7 and Nov 21 6-8 pm
Level: Intermediate
$65.00 plus materials

While knitting this classic v-neck sweater, you will learn the basics of seamed sweater construction. We will start with swatching to obtain a good sweater fabric, move through the increases and decreases involved in the different pieces, and end with seaming and picking up stitches for a neckband. This straightforward pullover will soon be a go-to garment in your closet! Please be prepared to knit during the weeks so that you keep up with the various skills involved. Please note there is pre-class homework for this class. You must bring a completed, washed and blocked swatch in at least 2 different needle sizes to the first class.

Materials: DK weight yarn (we recommend Berroco Ultra Wool DK, Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia or Kelbourne Woolens Scout), US size 4 and 6 24 inch circular, or sizes needed to get gauge, 16" circular in smaller needle size, stitch holder, coilless safety pins, stitch markers, tapestry needle, gauge checker, download the free Berroco Pattern "Weir" from Ravelry or Berroco.com.

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Learn to crochet with Jennifer
Sep
21
to Oct 5

Learn to crochet with Jennifer

Learn to Crochet with Jennifer
3 Classes: Saturday Sept 21, Sept 28 and Oct 5 1 - 3 pm
$45.00 plus materials

Learn a fun, easy method to create handmade items for your home, your friends and yourself!  We will cover the basics of crochet, including chain, single crochet and double crochet.  You will leave with the skills needed to create your first scarf, table runner, lap blanket or cowl.

Materials:  Worsted weight wool or wool blend, F or G hook.  Helpful, but not necessary:  a locking stitch marker.

Fine print: You will pay the instructor directly the first day of class. Please bring either cash or a check payable to the instructor. Yarn cannot accept a credit card payment for classes. Store policy requires you to purchase materials for all classes from us. Thank you for understanding our policy and not asking us to make an exception for you.

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Frjokorn Steeked Cardigan with Lee
Sep
26
to Dec 5

Frjokorn Steeked Cardigan with Lee

Frjokorn Steeked Cardigan with Lee


5 classes: Thursday Sept 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 14 and Dec 5
Level: Intermediate to advanced
$65.00 plus materials

Do you love the idea of a stranded cardigan but hate the idea of purlnig with two colors? If so, then this is the class for you. This sweater is knit in the round from the yoke down, sleeves are separated out and knit down after the body is complete, then the sweater is steeked. Steeking is a scandanavian method of knitting in the round, then cutting open your knitting to create cardigans and blankets. In this class, you'll learn how to manage two colors, read charts, study yarn dominance, and finally, in the last class, cut open your work and secure the edges. Finally, you will crochet a quick border and button holes and finish it off. This class is a lot of knitting (we allow two weeks between classes for that reason)-, and if you don't think you can finish the knitting before the last class, you probably shouldn't sign up, or you will miss the steeking class.

Materials: Main color: 2-3 "plates" of Plotulopi and a complementary fingering weight yarn held together, contrasting color:1-2 balls of Lettlopi, 8-9 buttons, US 10 and 10.5 circular needles, or size needed to get gauge and appropriate same sized needles for your preferred small circumference knitting, US H crochet hook, scissors, marking tape, stitch markers and darning needle.

Fine print: You will pay the instructor directly the first day of class. Please bring either cash or a check payable to the instructor. Yarn cannot accept a credit card payment for classes. Store policy requires you to purchase materials for all classes from us. Thank you for understanding our policy and not asking us to make an exception for you.

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Milet Mittens with Joan
Oct
15
to Oct 29

Milet Mittens with Joan

Milet Mittens with Joan


3 Classes: Tuesday Oct 15, Oct 22 and Oct 29
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
$45.00 plus materials

The Milet Mittens are stranded colourwork mittens with folder cuffs featuring stitch patterns inspired by colourwork traditions from Norway and Latvia. Ribbing is worked on the inside of the cuffs for a snug fit that will keep cold winds and snow out. This pattern by Ysolda Teague will teach you Fair Isle or stranded knitting, how to catch floats, the idea of yarn dominance, how to manage your colors without tangles, and gusseted thumb construction. It's the perfect project to learn or master stranded colorwork, and probably the prettiest mitten I've ever seen!

Materials: Heavy fingering/sport weight wool- Three colors (C1: 40 yds, C2: 135 yds, C3: 75 yds) Berroco Ultra Wool fine or Elemental Affects Shetland or Erika Knight Wool Local. We do not recommend superwash wool for colorwork because it's too slippery for the colors to mesh together well.
Needles: Size 1.5 and 2.5 double pointed needles, marker tape, In-Store Ravelry purchase of Milet Mittens pattern by Ysolda Teague, and normal knitting notions.,

Fine print: You will pay the instructor directly the first day of class. Please bring either cash or a check payable to the instructor. Yarn cannot accept a credit card payment for classes. Store policy requires you to purchase materials for all classes from us. Thank you for understanding our policy and not asking us to make an exception for you.

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Spectra Shawl with Jayne
Oct
19
to Nov 2

Spectra Shawl with Jayne

Spectra Shawl with Jayne


3 Classes: Saturday Oct 19, Oct 26 and Nov 2, 10 am to noon
Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
$45.00 plus cost of materials

Stephen West designed this shawl back in 2011, and we think it's a classic! This shawl is a study in short rows and contrast, and is a great introduction to short row knitting. Suitable for advanced beginners and intermediate knitters alike, you'll master the wrap and turn, gain insights into intarsia knitting, and be thrilled with your finished project. Class size is limited to 6 students, so please register early!

Materials: Two contrasting colors of fingering weight wool (420 yards of color A and 230 yards of color B, US size 5 straight or 24" circular needle, Tapestry needle, in-store Ravelry download of Spectra pattern and normal knitting notions and aids.

Fine print: You will pay the instructor directly the first day of class. Please bring either cash or a check payable to the instructor. Yarn cannot accept a credit card payment for classes. Store policy requires you to purchase materials for all classes from us. Thank you for understanding our policy and not asking us to make an exception for you.

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Design your own Holiday Stocking with Lynda
Oct
21
to Nov 18

Design your own Holiday Stocking with Lynda

Design your own Holiday Stocking with Lynda


4 Classes: Monday Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4 and Nov 18 6 - 8 pm
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
$55.00 plus materials

In this 4 session class you will learn many techniques that you may wish to incorporate to create your own unique Christmas Stocking including Stranded Knitting in the round, selecting and reading a graphic design chart, Latvian braid, Picot Edging, Corrugated ribbing, Heel flap, afterthought or short row heel, Toe decreases and duplicate stitch. Please note that the photo for the class is simply representative of the work you will create. The pattern is not available. The purpose of this class is to design your own masterpiece!

Materials:  #3 and #4 16 inch circular, and DPNs for the heel and toe (The fabric should be dense and sturdy, so if you are typically a loose knitter, you should consider knitting down needle sizes.), 100 grams of sport or DK weight yarn for the main color, lesser amounts for contrasting color.  We recommend Berroco Ultra Wool DK, Juniper Moon Patagonia or Kelbourne Woolens Scout. 
Pattern:  Choose one of the many patterns that are available from Yarn or on Ravelry.  Spindleknitter and Personalized Christmas Stockings are free.  Additional resources and patterns and will be provided.

Fine print: You will pay the instructor directly the first day of class. Please bring either cash or a check payable to the instructor. Yarn cannot accept a credit card payment for classes. Store policy requires you to purchase materials for all classes from us. Thank you for understanding our policy and not asking us to make an exception for you.

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Knit a Cabled Hat with Lee
Nov
5
to Nov 12

Knit a Cabled Hat with Lee

Knit a Cabled Hat with Lee
2 Classes: Tuesday Nov 5 and Nov 12 6-8 pm
Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate
$35.00 plus materials
This beautiful hat is all about texture and squishy softness! The pattern is a good introduction to cabling and is predictable enough for students to easily see their mistakes. If you are new to cables and want to perfect your technique on a small project, this class is designed for you! Please note: There is homework knitting prior to the first class. Please ask when you register!

Materials: 2 hanks of Plymouth Davilla, Us size 5 and 7 16" circular needles, US Size 7 DPNs, stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle. Please note that other yarns will work with this pattern, but we strongly urge you to consider the Davilla because of it's superior bounciness and stitch definition, which makes it a perfect choice for cables!

Fine print: You will pay the instructor directly the first day of class. Please bring either cash or a check payable to the instructor. Yarn cannot accept a credit card payment for classes. Store policy requires you to purchase materials for all classes from us. Thank you for understanding our policy and not asking us to make an exception for you.

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Plover Shawl with Jayne
Nov
9
to Nov 23

Plover Shawl with Jayne

Plover Shawl with Jayne


3 Classes: Saturday Nov 9, Nov 16 and Nov 23 10 am to noon
Level: Intermediate
$45.00 plus materials

This gem of a shawl comes from Vermont's own Amy Christoffers, the design director at Berroco Yarn. Students in this class will learn how to read a chart (there are no written instructions!), basic increases and decreases and how to read your lace knitting. Class size is limited to 6 students, so please register early!

Materials: 525 yards of fingering weight wool, US size 4 24" circular needle, stitch markers, marking tape, tapestry needle, in-store Ravelry download of Plover pattern and normal knitting notions and aids.

Fine print: You will pay the instructor directly the first day of class. Please bring either cash or a check payable to the instructor. Yarn cannot accept a credit card payment for classes. Store policy requires you to purchase materials for all classes from us. Thank you for understanding our policy and not asking us to make an exception for you.

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Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Blocking Demonstration with Jayne

Blocking Demonstration with Jayne


1 Session: Saturday, December 7 10 am to noon
$15.00

This session is a follow up to Jayne's two shawl classes but is open to all on a first come, first served basis. In this hands on clinic, Jayne will show you how to block out a shawl to really make the finishing shine.

Fine print: You will pay the instructor directly the first day of class. Please bring either cash or a check payable to the instructor. Yarn cannot accept a credit card payment for classes. Store policy requires you to purchase materials for all classes from us. Thank you for understanding our policy and not asking us to make an exception for you.

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Crochet:  Beyond the Basics with Jennifer
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Crochet: Beyond the Basics with Jennifer

LEVEL:  Successful completion of learn to crochet class

1 Class, Saturday 1 pm to 3 pm June 22

Cost:  $25.00 plus materials

The rose is useful for garnishing hats! Even knitters could benefit from learning how to crochet a bouquet of roses!

This class is designed for those who have taken the basic learn to crochet class, although it is open to former “learn to crochet with Jennifer” students and anyone familiar with at the basics of crochet, I.e. chain, slip knit, single, double crochet and treble crochet.

Participants will learn magic circle, how to make a crochet rose, and discuss pattern reading.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Learn to crochet with Jennifer
Jun
8
to Jun 15

Learn to crochet with Jennifer

LEVEL:  No experience necessary

2 Classes, Saturdays June 15 from 1 - 3 pm and June 22 from 10 am to noon

Cost:  $35.00 plus materials

Learn a fun, easy method to create handmade items for your home, your friends and yourself!  We will cover the basics of crochet, including chain, single crochet and double crochet.  You will leave with the skills needed to create a pillow cover, cowl or baby blanket

Materials: Worsted weight yarn in pale solid color.  Hooks in 2 sizes; at least one of which should be size F or G, Locking stitch markers

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

Add on a 3rd class for an additional $10.00! See the description for “Crochet: Beyond the Basics with Jennifer” offered as a stand alone class on June 22. Let us know when you sign up that you’d like the three class special!

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Lisbon Lace Spring-Summer Poncho with Jennifer
Apr
6
to Apr 27

Lisbon Lace Spring-Summer Poncho with Jennifer

LEVEL: Advanced Beginner to intermediate

3 CLASSES  Saturdays 1 - 3 pm 4/6, 4/13 and 4/27

Cost:  $45.00 plus materials

Get ready for the transition into spring with the beautiful Lisbon Lace Poncho. It’s a lovely way to dress up a dress or T-Shirt, and keep the spring chill at bay! Using basic crochet stitches you will learn how to work with a crochet diagram and how to block your finished garment.

Materials:  Download the free Lisbon pattern from the Berroco website, Size H hook, 875 to 1125 yards of heavy dk or light worsted weight yarn (Berroco Summer silk, Berroco Pima 100, Queensland Savannah), tapestry needle for weaving in ends, T pins and blocking supplies to block out the lace

Required skills:  Chain, single, half double and double crochet

Fine Print: You will pay the instructor the full class fee on the first night of class.  We require you to use yarn purchased at our store for all classes.  Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies, while the class is running.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Learn to knit with Jayne
Apr
6
to Apr 27

Learn to knit with Jayne

LEVEL: COMPLETE NOVICE

4 CLASSES  SATURDAYS 10 AM TO NOON    April 6, 13, 20 and 27 10 am to noon

Cost:  $55.00 plus materials

Has learning to knit been on your bucket list?  Well, sign up now!  Jayne will teach you basic knitting skills while you knit a beautiful sampler scarf.  You will master casting on, the knit and purl stitches, basic pattern reading and binding off while you build a beautiful scarf that will teach you 6 different stitch patterns.

Materials:  400 yards of worsted weight yarn, US size 8 straight needles, stitch markers, tapestry needle. Pattern will be provided by instructor at the first class.

Required skills:  None.  This class is for absolute beginners

Fine Print: You will pay the instructor the full class fee on the first night of class.  We require you to use yarn purchased at our store for all classes.  Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies, while the class is running.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Medievil inspired needle felted tapestry with Neysa Russo
Mar
24
to Mar 31

Medievil inspired needle felted tapestry with Neysa Russo

LEVEL: Complete novice to experienced felter

2 CLASSES  Sunday March 24th and 31st from 10 am to 3 pm, with break times built in for stretching and lunch. A 3rd session will be scheduled later to help students wet felt their finished tapestry.

Cost:  $125.00 includes materials

Interested in creating a large tapestry? Let’s do it!! March 24th & 31st from 10-3 at YARN in Waterbury, Vt. This magnificent scene is not the only design to choose from. Neysa will have several ideas for you, each may be modified to suit your personal tastes and desires. There will be homework…lots of homework… and we will need to meet a 3rd time in order to wet felt the tapestry as students complete the project. 

Good vs. Evil, a traditional theme used throughout history to create dramatic tension, from ancient art and literature, to modern day movies and novels. This medieval inspired tapestry has all the elements necessary for a great story: action, animals, and people in motion. A tapestry this size does not come together over night, there will be homework. Neysa has some valuable tools she uses to cover the most ground quickly. Some students may finish sooner than others, so the third date, will be kept flexible.

No experience is required to take this class, beginners are welcome. The only requirement is ambition, some upper body strength, and of course, the time to complete the necessary homework.  Neysa will show you how to easily modify the scene to suit your tastes, making each students tapestry personally unique. An abundance of color choices will be available.

Please note: Class size is limited to 8 students. Payment will be required at time of registration to secure your spot. This tapestry is larger than our normal needle felting classes!


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Intro to Double Knitting with Sarah Scully of Gage Hill Crafts
Mar
23
to Mar 30

Intro to Double Knitting with Sarah Scully of Gage Hill Crafts

LEVEL:  Intermediate

2 Classes, Saturdays 1 - 4 pm March 23 and 30 (note three hour sessions!)

Cost:  $45.00 plus materials

In this two-part series, you will learn to double knit and make two small projects.

In Part 1, we’ll explore the basics of double knitting, understand how to read a double knitting chart, and practice knitting this double layer, reversible fabric.  You will learn to cast on and begin making a small coaster (knit flat) in class, and finish knitting it at home before Part 2.

  In Part 2, we’ll learn to bind off, spend some time checking our gauge, and begin a slightly larger project, a headband knit in the round.

 Skills required: You should be comfortable with knitting basics such as traditional long-tail cast-on, binding off, knitting and purling. It may be helpful, but not required, to have prior experience working with 2 colors of yarn at a time (such as in stranded knitting or 2-color brioche).

 

Materials required:

One ball each of two colors of Ella Rae Classic Wool (100% wool, worsted weight). Choose colors with a high contrast in tone (light and dark). Yarn must be purchased from Yarn VT.

 

Bring to class:

Knitting needles in size US 6 (4 mm) in your preferred configuration for knitting flat, and preferred configuration for knitting in the round. We suggest you bring a few other sizes larger and smaller as well so you can experiment with getting a nice double-knit fabric.

Stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle for sewing / binding off.

To register for this class please call the shop at 802-2241-2244 or email us at lee@yarnvt.com.

 

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running. Students will pay the instructor directly on the first day of class, and should be prepared to pay with either cash or a check.

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Learn to Crochet with Jenn
Mar
16
to Mar 30

Learn to Crochet with Jenn

LEVEL:  No experience necessary

3 Classes, Saturdays 10 am to noon March 16, 23 and 30

Cost:  $45.00 plus materials

Learn a fun, easy method to create handmade items for your home, your friends and yourself!  We will cover the basics of crochet, including chain, single crochet and double crochet.  You will leave with the skills needed to create your first scarf, table runner, lap blanket or cowl.

Materials:  Worsted weight wool or wool blend, F or G hook.  Helpful, but not necessary:  a locking stitch marker.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

 

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Intro to Mosaic Knitting/ The Anning Cowl
Mar
5
to Mar 26

Intro to Mosaic Knitting/ The Anning Cowl

LEVEL: Advanced Beginner to intermediate

4 CLASSES  Tuesdays 6 - 8 pm 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 and 3/26

Cost:  $55.00 plus materials

Mosaic knitting is perfect for beginners who are attempting colorwork for the first time. If you’ve worked striped in two colors, you can work mosaic knitting. Mosaic patterns are created by slipping stitches from the stripe below without working them. Each color is used for two consecutive rows before switching. In this class, you will learn a stretchy bind off and a solid understanding of the concept of mosaic knitting.

Materials: 2 colors of sport weight yarn 340 - 550 yards (note: the pattern includes a hat, and the totals probably include the materials needed for the hat. Feel free to start with one skein of each color), Size 4 24 inch or longer circular needles, tapestry needle, normal knitting notions. In store Ravelry purchase of the pattern, Anning Cowl by Emily Wood.

Required skills:  Cast on, knit and purl

Fine Print: You will pay the instructor the full class fee on the first night of class.  We require you to use yarn purchased at our store for all classes.  Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies, while the class is running.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.


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Cabled hat with Jayne
Mar
2
to Mar 16

Cabled hat with Jayne

LEVEL:  ADVANCED BEGINNER

3 Classes, Saturdays 1 - 3 pm March 2, March 9 and March 16

Cost:  $45.00 plus materials (with the option to skip class one and reduce cost to $35.00)

This project is a good introduction to making cables. Participants will learn three sizes of cable - right twist (2 stitches), a four-stitch cable and a six-stitch cable. Students will have plenty of practice as they proceed through this project. They will then be able to move on to more complicated cabling.

Skills required to take the class: Casting on, Knit and purl stitches, knitting in the round, simple decreases (K2tog) - this will also be reviewed in class.

Class 1 will be primarily taken up with casting on the stitches and knitting the ribbing. If you have those skills already and would prefer to join the class in session 2, you will receive a $10.00 discount on the class fee. If you choose to join the class during the second session instead of the first, you must come to class with the ribbing complete. The pattern calls for 2 inches, but you can shorten it to suit your needs.

Materials list: 100 g of worsted weight yarn, 16” circular size 5 AND size 7 needles, Size 7 DPN needles, cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle and in-store Ravelry purchase of the pattern, February cabled hat.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Knit your first hat with Jayne
Feb
23
to Mar 9

Knit your first hat with Jayne

LEVEL:  BEGINNER

3 CLASSES  SATURDAYS 10 AM TO NOON    Feb 23, March 2 and March 9

Cost:  $45.00 plus materials (Or skip class 1 and pay just $35.00)

Everyone in your life needs a hand knit hat!  Hats are versatile, portable projects that, once mastered, mean you will never again have to "wait" in line, or at the doctor, or through your kids tee ball game.  Jayne will teach you the basics of knitting in the round, how to change colors by carrying your yarn up the inside of the hat, how to decrease the crown and the basic math skills needed to make any hat pattern fit your head.

Note: If you already know how to cast on, join to knit in the round, and are comfortable witha knit 2 purl 2 ribbing, the instructor will allow you to skip the first class, and just come to class 2 and 3. You MUST come to the second class with your ribbing done. You will pay just $35.00 for the 2 session class.

Materials:  1 skein in each of two colors of worsted weight yarn, 16" size 7 circular needles and double pointed needles, stitch markers and tapestry needle.  The pattern will be provided by Yarn.

Required skills:  You should be able to cast on, knit and purl.

Fine Print: You will pay the instructor the full class fee on the first night of class.  We require you to use yarn purchased at our store for all classes.  Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies, while the class is running.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Feb
11
to Mar 4

Crochet Pattern Workshop with Jennifer

LEVEL: ADVENTUROUS BEGINNER

3 CLASSES  Mondays 5:30 to 7:30 pm Feb 11, 18 & March 4

Cost:  $45.00 plus materials

This special class is limited to 5 students, so sign up before we fill up!

Select a crochet pattern of your choosing, purchase the yarn and hook per pattern suggestions (Lee and Jane can help you with that!). Scan or copy and send the pattern to the instructor 1 week prior to the first class.

This class will provide one on one assistance with your project pattern. You will learn the skills needed to begin and complete your project. Basic crochet skills are required. You’ll learn some great tips and tricks. You will walk away with the knowledge required to initiate and complete your specific project. In addition, you’ll also know where to go to find answers to questions for future project success!

Fine Print: You will pay the instructor the full class fee on the first night of class.  We require you to use yarn purchased at our store for all classes.  Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies, while the class is running.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.


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Knit a top down Yoked Sweater using the Tincan Knits Recipe!
Feb
7
to Feb 28

Knit a top down Yoked Sweater using the Tincan Knits Recipe!

LEVEL: Adventurous Beginner/Intermediate

4 CLASSES  Thursdays 6 - 8 pm 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28

Cost:  $55.00 plus materials

Everyone should knit at least one yoked sweater in their knitting careers. Last fall, Tincan knits published a collection of yoked colorwork sweaters called “Strange Brew” last fall. In addition to several gorgeous sweaters, they included a very clever template to help you design your own yoke designs, either from the bottom up or the top down. In this class, we’ll knit one of their designs. You’ll learn the theory of yoked construction, how, where and why to do short row shaping for the back, graph a sleeve onto the body, read a colorwork chart and play with colors!

Necessary skills: You must be able to cast on, knit in the round, (you choose your preferred method for the smaller circumference parts of the sweater), bind off and commit to several hours of knitting a week to insure you finish the sweater while the class runs.

Materials: Istex Lettlopi in 5 colors, US size 7 circular needles in several cord lengths to accomodate a growing number of stitches, either in-store Ravelry purchase of Tincan Knits :”Strange Brew” ebook, or purchase of hard copy, as available. normal knitting notions.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Toe Up Socks with Joan
Feb
5
to Feb 26

Toe Up Socks with Joan

LEVEL: Advanced Beginner to intermediate

4 CLASSES  Tuesdays 6 - 8 pm 2/5, 2/12/ 2/19 and 2/26

Cost:  $55.00 plus materials

Learn to knit socks from the toe up to insure a great fit using the formula in the Sockmaticians Toe-Ups Pattern along with a very comfortable cuff using a stretchy bind off. Joan will teach you the ever-popular and useful “Judy Becker’s Magic Cast on”, how to pick up stitches neatly, and a great, stretchy bind off.

Materials:  Approximately 250 yards of worsted weight yarn, size 5 double pointed needles and normal knitting notions, and in-store download of the “Sockmatician” pattern from Ravelry

Required skills:  Comfort knitting in the round on double pointed needles, casting on, knit and purl stitches.

Fine Print: You will pay the instructor the full class fee on the first night of class.  We require you to use yarn purchased at our store for all classes.  Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies, while the class is running.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.


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Linen Stitch Scarf - Yes, it's crocheted!
Jan
28
to Feb 4

Linen Stitch Scarf - Yes, it's crocheted!

LEVEL: Advanced Beginner

2 CLASSES  Mondays 5:30 to 7:30, January 28 and February 4

Cost:  $35.00 plus materials

Learn a new stitch and create a gorgeous linen stitch scarf that looks as if it was woven!

Materials:  100 grams of fingering weight varieagated yarn. The instructor recommends Mountain Colors Bearfoot. Size E crochet hook, and download of the free “Linen Stitch Scarf” pattern by Heidi Beukelman from Ravelry. Removeable stitch markers are helpful but not necessary. Tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Required skills:  Basic crochet skills: chain, single and double crochet.

Fine Print: You will pay the instructor the full class fee on the first night of class.  We require you to use yarn purchased at our store for all classes.  Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies, while the class is running.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Knit your first lace shawl with Jayne
Jan
26
to Feb 23

Knit your first lace shawl with Jayne

LEVEL:  Advanced beginner

4 Classes, Saturdays 1 - 3 pm Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 16 and Feb 23

Cost:  $55.00 plus materials

This assymetric scarf project will introduce participants to lace knitting. The completed scarf can be worn in a variety of ways. While the lace looks complicated, it requires only a few stitches that are repeated across rows. You will learn how to follow a chart, basic lace increases and decreases, how to use a life line, and during the last class, the instructor will demonstrate how to block your finished piece.

Required skills to take the class: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

Materials: 100 gram skein of fingering weight yarn. Avoid very dark colors, which make it difficult to see your stitches (and mistakes), In-store download of “Dodo” pattern from Ravelry, 24 or 32 inch US size 6 circular needles, Stitch markers (The instructor recommends the Coco knits removable stitch markers), tapestry needle, marking tape and normal knitting notions.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Learn to Knit with Jayne
Jan
26
to Feb 16

Learn to Knit with Jayne

LEVEL: COMPLETE NOVICE

4 CLASSES  SATURDAYS 10 AM TO NOON    Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9, and Feb 16

Cost:  $55.00 plus materials

Has learning to knit been on your bucket list?  Well, sign up now!  Jayne will teach you basic knitting skills while you knit a beautiful sampler scarf.  You will master casting on, the knit and purl stitches, basic pattern reading and binding off while you build a beautiful scarf that will teach you 6 different stitch patterns.

Materials:  400 yards of worsted weight yarn, US size 8 straight needles, stitch markers, tapestry needle. Pattern will be provided by instructor at the first class.

Required skills:  None.  This class is for absolute beginners

Fine Print: You will pay the instructor the full class fee on the first night of class.  We require you to use yarn purchased at our store for all classes.  Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies, while the class is running.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.


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Two-toned Crochet Basket
Jan
23
to Jan 30

Two-toned Crochet Basket

LEVEL: Adventurous Beginner

2 CLASSES  Wednesdays 3 - 5 pm Jan 23 and Jan 30

Cost:  $35.00 plus materials

In just two classes you will create a lovely two-tone basket for your spring decor! Using basic crochet stitches and simple shaping, this class will give you the confidence you need to go on to bags, bowls and other shaped projects. You will also learn how to do the magic circle to begin your project.

Necessary skills: Basic crochet skills (chain, slip stitch, single and double crochet)

Materials: 1 ball each of two colors of Berroco Suede, Hook size 7 (in between a G and H)

Fine Print: You will pay the instructor the full class fee on the first night of class.  We require you to use yarn purchased at our store for all classes.  Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies, while the class is running.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Crochet a Snowflake with Jenn
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Crochet a Snowflake with Jenn

Level:  Advanced Beginner

1 Class, Tuesday November 13 6 - 8 pm

Cost:  $25.00

Jenn will guide you through the snowstorm! Come learn this quick easy snowflake, then crochet them for everyone on your gift list this holiday season. You must possess basic crochet skills, such as chanining, single, double and half double crochet. Jenn will teach you the rest!

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running. You will pay the instructor directly at the beginning of the class. Please bring either a check or cash for the instructor, as most of them are not able to accept credit cards.


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Not your Granny's Square!
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Not your Granny's Square!

LEVEL:  Beginner

1 Class, Tuesday  6 - 8 pm November 6

Cost:  $25.00 plus materials

Learn how to create gorgeous, colorful squares (or circles) to be used as a foundation.  The pieces you make can be put together as a lap blanket, scarf, coaster, vest...the possibilities are endless and it's super easy!

Prerequisite:  Intro to crochet, or already  know crochet basics.

Materials:  Worsted weight yarn (we recommend Plymouth Gina, a nice variegated yarn, or two colors of worsted weight wool), F or G hook, and optional locking stitch marker.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Learn to knit socks with Leslie
Nov
5
to Nov 26

Learn to knit socks with Leslie

LEVEL:  Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

3 Classes, Mondays  6-8 pm     Nov 5, 12 and 26

Cost:  $45.00 plus materials

Who doesn't like a pair of hand knit socks?  Leslie is back to teach this perennial favorite! The possibilities for sock knitting are endless.  See a pretty lace repeat you want to add to something?  Dreaming of a serpentine cable?  You  can add them to socks!  In this class, however, you'll learn the basics: turning the heel, shaping the toe, and finally, mastering the kitchener stitch.  Beware though - we warn everyone that sock knitting is addictive!

Materials:  Worsted weight machine washable yarn.  We recommend either 1 ball of Regia 8 ply, or 2 skeins of Malabrigo Rios or Berroco Ultra Wool, size 4 or 5 double pointed needles, Yankee Knitter Basic Socks for the Whole Family pattern, normal knitting notions and accessories.  

Required skills:  You should be able to cast on, knit and purl, and knit in the round on double pointed needles.

Fine Print: You will pay the instructor the full class fee on the first night of class.  We require you to use yarn purchased at our store for all classes.  Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies, while the class is running.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Knit your first hat with Jayne
Nov
3
to Nov 10

Knit your first hat with Jayne

LEVEL:  Beginner

2 Classes  Saturdays 10 am to noon    Nov 3 and 10th

Cost:  $35.00 plus materials

Everyone in your life needs a hand knit hat!  Hats are versatile, portable projects that, once mastered, mean you will never again have to "wait" in line, or at the doctor, or through your kids tee ball game.  Jayne will teach you the basics of knitting in the round, how to change colors by carrying your yarn up the inside of the hat, how to decrease the crown and the basic math skills needed to make any hat pattern fit your head.

Materials:  1 skein in each of two colors of worsted weight yarn, 16" size 7 circular needles and double pointed needles, stitch markers and tapestry needle.  The pattern will be provided by Yarn.

Required skills:  You should be able to cast on, knit and purl.

Fine Print: You will pay the instructor the full class fee on the first night of class.  We require you to use yarn purchased at our store for all classes.  Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies, while the class is running.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Learn to knit Continental Style with Shelley
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Learn to knit Continental Style with Shelley

LEVEL:  ADVANCED BEGINNER

1 Class, Saturday     1-3pm     November 3, 2018

Cost:  $25.00 - Students will pay the instructor directly the first day of class.

This workshop is designed to teach you to correctly tension your working yarn in your left hand to make it easier to simply "pick" your stitch rather than wrap it, as you do when holding your yarn in the right hand.   Knitters using this method swear that it's faster, easier to work with two colors in fair isle patterns, and less stressful on wrists and other Carpal Tunnel-prone areas.  While most students find the knit stitch easy to master pretty quickly, many find their technique falls apart when they attempt to purl.  Shelley has developed a method of continental-styling purling that is sure to make it easy for you to learn it too!

Bring a light solid colored yarn to class, and appropriate needles.

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Rosenkranz Hat with Jane
Oct
23
to Oct 30

Rosenkranz Hat with Jane

Level:  Advanced Intermediate

2 Classes, Tuesdays Oct 23 and 30, 6-8 pm

Cost:  $35.00

Brioche really starts to get interesting when you add the increases and decreases that create the intricate patterns sitting on top of the fabric.  This hat puts all that patterning around the brim, letting you relax into basic brioche as you make the crown shaping.

Necessary Skills:  Knitting in the round, experience with basic brioche, and a willingness to knit every night to insure you keep up with the class and finish the project by the end of class.

Materials:  Sport weight yarn in two contrasting colors.  Size 4, 16" circular needles and size 4 double pointed needles, or longer cord size 4 needle if you prefer magic loop.  Stitch markers, normal knitting accessories, and In-Store Ravelry download of Rosencranz pattern by Katrin Schubert.

 

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Knit a washable, wearable, FUN shopping bag with Shelley
Oct
13
to Oct 20

Knit a washable, wearable, FUN shopping bag with Shelley

Level:  Advanced beginner

2 Classes, Saturdays  1-3 pm  Oct 13 and 20

Cost:  $35.00 plus cost of materials

This project will make a GREAT holiday gift.  As Montpelier takes a look at it’s charter to ban single use plastic bags, we’ll all need washable, wearable FUN shopping bags.  Shelley will teach you a useful lace stitch, how to knit in the round, how to follow a pattern, knitting an I-cord, changing colors without tying knots and more. 

Necessary Skills:  You must be able to cast on, knit and purl.

Materials list:  US size 7, 40" circular needle, US size 9, 32" circular needle.  The instructor suggests you use a lace tip needle to make the yarn over decreases easier to work.  2 skeins of Plymouth Forget Me Not cotton.  You can use one or two colors, your choice.  Stitch markers and normal knitting accessories are also helpful.  The instructor will provide the pattern on the first day of class.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

 

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Introduction to Crochet
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Crochet

LEVEL:  No experience necessary

3 Classes, Tuesdays  6 - 8 pm  Oct 9, 16 and 23

Cost:  $45.00 plus materials

Learn a fun, easy method to create handmade items for your home, your friends and yourself!  We will cover the basics of crochet, including chain, single crochet and double crochet.  You will leave with the skills needed to create your first scarf, table runner, lap blanket or cowl.

Materials:  Worsted weight wool or wool blend, F or G hook.  Helpful, but not necessary:  a locking stitch marker.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

 

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Learn to Knit
Sep
29
to Oct 20

Learn to Knit

LEVEL: Complete Novice

4 Classes  Saturdays 10 am to noon    Sept 29, Oct 6, 13 and 20

Cost:  $55.00 plus materials

Has learning to knit been on your bucket list?  Well, sign up now!  Jayne will teach you basic knitting skills while you knit a beautiful sampler scarf.  You will master casting on, the knit and purl stitches, basic patten reading and binding off while you build a beautiful scarf that will teach you 6 different stitch patterns.

Materials:  350 yards of worsted weight yarn, US size 8 straight needles, stitch markers, tapestry needle, download Beginner's Stitch Sampler Scarf pattern by Kristina  Tucker from Ravelry

Required skills:  None.  This class is for absolute beginners

Fine Print: You will pay the instructor the full class fee on the first night of class.  We require you to use yarn purchased at our store for all classes.  Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies, while the class is running.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Design a fair isle beanie with Lee
Sep
27
to Oct 18

Design a fair isle beanie with Lee

Level:  Intermediate

4 Classes, Thursdays  6 – 8 pm  Sept 27, Oct 4, 11 and 18

$55.00

Once you have mastered a few basic color guidelines, understood basic arithmetic and found a few fair isle motifs you love, the rest just falls in place.  In this class, Lee will help you to understand basic color theory, teach you how to mix and match motifs so the math works, and most importantly, give you permission to make it up and fail once or twice!  Your first fair isle design may not be perfect, but you will take away the skills to build the next one.  In this class, you’ll learn a german twisted cast on, how to hold a color in each hand, handy tips to keep your colors popping, the math of a hat and the confidence to build your own charts.

Necessary Skills:  You must be able to knit in the round, understand swatching and why gauge matters,  follow basic chart and pattern directions and have an open mind to give yourself permission to DESIGN!!!

Materials list:  3 - 8 colors of yarn of your choice and the appropriate 16: circular and double pointed needles for your yarn choice, stitch markers, marking tape,  and an open mind.

Instructor will provide books with sample motifs for you to find inspiration, graph paper and colored pencils for you to play around with motifs.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

 

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Introduction to two color brioche with Jane
Sep
25
to Oct 2

Introduction to two color brioche with Jane

LEVEL:  INTERMEDIATE

2 Classes, Tuesdays September 25 and October 2  6-8 pm

Cost:  $35.00

Learn the basic brioche stitch when you make this cozy cowl.  You will have the option of adding a simple pattern that will teach the basic brioche increases and decreases, too.

Necessary skills:  Knitting in the round, yarn overs, casting on and binding off,  and committing to knitting every night to keep up with the class and finish the project during the two week session.

Materials:  Worsted weight wool or wool blend in two contrasting colors, size 7 or 8 24" circular needle, stitch marker and normal knitter's notions.

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

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Design your own Holiday Stocking with Lynda
Sep
24
to Oct 29

Design your own Holiday Stocking with Lynda

LEVEL:  Intermediate

4 Classes, Mondays  Sept 24, Oct 1, 15 and 29 from 6 to 8 pm

Cost:  $55.00 plus materials

Lucian’s stocking was created at his direction; he wanted a “Santa with flying reindeer, a swirling snowstorm and Vermont Christmas trees in Policeman blue”.  Lynda combed many sources, found the magic number to make the graphed designs work mathematically to create his special stocking.  You can do the same!  Bring your creative spirit and inspiration.  In this class, you will learn:  Latvian braid, Picot edging and hem, corrugated ribbing, duplicate stitch, stranding knitting in the round using 2 colors, afterthought heel., standard heel flap or short row heel, wedge or star tip heel.

Necessary Skills:  You must be able to knit in the round, follow basic chart and pattern directions and have an open mind to give yourself permission to DESIGN!!!

Materials:  Sport weight or DK weight yarn, various needle sizes for swatching and testing fabric density.  You will want a VERY dense fabric, so consider needle sizes 2-4 for sport weight or DK weight yarn.   

Recommended free pattern on ravelry for inspiration:  Spindleknitter's Stocking uses 100 grams  worsted weight yarn and a size 5, 16" ciruclar needle.

Other resources for inspiration:  Arne and Carlos (How to KNit a Christmas Stocking) uses  3 50 gram balls of DK weight yarn and a size 4, 16" circular needle

Lynda's own design, not on Ravelry, uses sport weight yarn, 100 grams of main color and 50 grams of secondary colors, size 3 16" circular

Please note:  We require that yarns used in our classes are purchased from us.  Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies while the class is running.

 

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Felted Hat with Shelley
Mar
24
to Mar 31

Felted Hat with Shelley

Level:  Advanced Beginner

2 Class, Saturdays     1-3pm     March 24 and 31

Cost:  $35.00 - Students will pay the instructor directly the first day of class. Please bring cash or a check to the first class.

Learn to knit this warm, weatherproof and stylish hat, and get tips on how to felt it to a dense, washable fabric suitable for all that Vermont winters throw our way!

In these two sessions, Shelley will help you demystify the process of knitting at a very loose gauge with the specific intention of washing your finished knitting to shrink it to a dense felted fabric.  You will be expected to knit between classes to ensure that you complete the project during the two class sessions.

Materials:  Either 500 or 750 yards of feltable worsted weight yarn, depending on how thick you want your hat to be.  We recommend Ella Rae Classic wool, Plymouth Homestead or Berroco Ultra Alpaca.  24: size 11 circular needle, stitch marker, and normal knitting accessories.  Pattern to be supplied by instructor.

Note:  We require students use yarn they purchase at our shop for all classes.  Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies while the class is running.

 

 

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