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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

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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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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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 stitched (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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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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Feb
11
to Feb 25

Crochet Pattern Workshop with Jennifer

LEVEL: ADVENTUROUS BEGINNER

3 CLASSES  Mondays 5:30 to 7:30 pm Feb 11, 18 and 25

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 your first hat with Jayne
Mar
2
to Mar 16

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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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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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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Brioche "Soutache" Scarf with Jane
Feb
17
to Mar 10

Brioche "Soutache" Scarf with Jane

LEVEL:  Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

3 Classes, Saturdays Feb 17, 24th and March 10 from 1 to 3 pm

Dive into two-color brioche knitting with this fun scarf, designed by Carol Sunday.  Knitting with a self-striping and a solid yarn yields a colorful scarf, or keep it more subdued with two solids.

Necessary skills:  Knitting, purling, 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 three week session.

Cost:  $45.00.  

Materials: In-store Ravelry purchase of "Soutache" pattern by Carol Sunday, 2 balls each of Louisa Harding Amitola and Katia Silky Lace, or 2 balls each of two solid Katia Silky Lace, 24" circular needles in sizes 3, 5 and 6

 

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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Glaswegian Lopi Sweater with Lee
Feb
8
to Mar 15

Glaswegian Lopi Sweater with Lee

LEVEL:  INTERMEDIATE

5 Classes, Thursdays 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8 and 3/15  from 6 pm to 8 pm

Learn how to knit all over again!  Plotulopi is an unspun pencil roving yarn, and is like nothing you have ever knit before!  Perfect for lofty warm garments without a lot of bulk, it's a good choice for traditional scandanavian and icelandic stitch patterns.  In this class, we will explore knitting with a very light touch, learn to read colorwork charts, traditional yoked sweater construction, and because it's the twentyteens, we'll throw in some short rows for fit and shaping around the neckline.

Necessary skills:  Working in the round on double pointed needles or your preferred method of small circumference knitting in the round, knitting, purling, and committing to knitting every night to keep up with the class and finish the cardigan over the 6 week class period (note:  there are 5 classes with a skip week).

Cost:  $65.00 plus materials

Materials: Download the pattern "Glaswegian" by Amy Christoffers from Knitty.com,  4 colors of Plotulopi, Size 4, 5, 6 or 7  32" circulars and double pointed needles, or size needed to get a guage of 21 stitches per 4", stitch holders or waste yarn, marker tape or supplies you typically use to keep track of your place on a chart.

A note about needle size:  I needed to go down to US 4 and 5 needles to get the proper gauge because I found I needed to knit much more loosely than usual while getting accustomed to this unusual yarn. I suggest you bring a variety of needle sizes to the first class, which will be dedicated to swatching and learning the properties of this yarn.

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Learn to knit with Lee
Jan
27
to Mar 3

Learn to knit with Lee

LEVEL:  Complete Novice

6 Classes, Saturdays Jan 27, Feb 3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3  10 am to noon

Learn all the basics of knitting in 6 lessons.  In the first two sessions, students will learn how to cast on stitches, knit, purl and follow a basic pattern while knitting a wash cloth.  Week three will be dedicated to recognizing the most common mistakes, and learning how to avoid them or fix them.  In week four, we begin to explore knitting in the round, the basis for all hat and sweater knitting.  We'll cast on for a simple hat and learn how, over the next two weeks, to  increase, decrease, read simple charts, maybe complete some simple cables, and finish off using double pointed needles. At the end of the last class, students will learn how to finish off their hat with a big fluffy pom pom (optional).

Required skills:   An open mind and enough time to practice every night!

Cost:  This class is being offered through the Montpelier Senior Center.  You need not be a member, or even a senior, to attend.  Call them at 802-223-2518 to register.  

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Camella Hat, a study in Brioche knitting - with Jane
Jan
23
to Jan 30

Camella Hat, a study in Brioche knitting - with Jane

LEVEL:  Intermediate

2 Classes, Tuesdays  Jan 23 and 30 from 6 pm to 8 pm

Explore two-color brioche knitting through working up this warm and lovely hat. Although brioche knitting is not as quick as some other techniques, it is not difficult and it provides ample rewards with the complex patterns that can be developed through increases and decreases.

Necessary skills:  Working in the round, knitting, purling, yarnovers

Cost:  $35.00.  

Materials: In-store Ravelry purchase of "Camella" pattern, by Katrin Schubert,  two colors of dk weight wool or wool/alpaca yarn, size 4 16" circular needles and size 4 double pointed needles, darning needle

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Colorwork Mittens with Lee
Jan
22
to Feb 5

Colorwork Mittens with Lee

LEVEL:  INTERMEDIATE

3 Classes, Mondays  Jan 22 and 29, Feb 5 from 6 pm to 8 pm

Explore two-color stranded knitting while knitting these beautiful mittens.  IN this class, you'll learn a fun braided cuff technique, how to manage two colors with one color in each hand, how to read a colorwork chart, how to do a traditional scandanavian thuimb gusset, and optionally, how to also knit a liner.

Necessary skills:  Working in the round on double pointed needles, knitting, purling, and committing to knitting every night to keep up with the class and finish the mittens during the three week session.

Cost:  $45.00.  

Materials: In-store Ravelry purchase of "Northman Mittens" pattern by David Schulz, one skein each of two colors of Berroco Ultra Alpaca or other worsted weight yarn, US size 3, 4 or 5 Double pointed needles (needle size determines mitten size), optional:  marking tape, stitch holders and stitch markers, darning needle, sport weight yarn and needles to knit the lining.

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Toe Up Socks with Shelly
Jan
13
to Jan 27

Toe Up Socks with Shelly

LEVEL:  Advanced Beginner

3 Classes, Saturdays Jan  13, 20 and 27 from 1 pm - 3 pm

The hardest thing about knitting toe-up socks is the cast on.  Once you've mastered that, you'll love this technique.  Shelly will guide you through the magic loop cast on , a simple heel construction and all the tricks to use every scrap of yarn, and deliver socks that fit perfectly, every time.

Required skills:  Ability to knit in the round using circular needles, pattern reading and a willingness to knit every knit to insure you keep up with the class.  Socks are knit on size 1 or 2 needless, so it's alot of knitting between classes!

Cost:  $45.00.  Please note:  You will pay the instructor on the first day of class.  Please be prepared to pay in cash or with a check.  Most instructors are not equipped to handle credit card transactions.

Materials:  US size 1 or 2 circular needle, 40 or 47" length cord, 100 grams of sock yarn, stitch markers and normal markers.  We require you to use yarn purchased at our shop.  Please do not ask us to make an exception for you.

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Leftie Scarf with Shelly
Jan
13
to Jan 20

Leftie Scarf with Shelly

LEVEL:  ADVANCED BEGINNER

2 Classes, Saturdays Jan  13, and 20  from 10  am - noon

Many modern scarf and shawl patterns use short rows to shape and define the garment.  What can seem mystifying the first time you encounter it will become a part of your skill set with this two-session class.  Shelly will guide you through this Ravelry favorite and you'll have a great garter stitch scarf to rock you through the winter.

Necessary skills:  Casting on, knitting, purling, reading a basic pattern.

Cost:  $35.00.  Please note:  You will pay the instructor on the first day of class.  Please be prepared to pay in cash or with a check.  Most instructors are not equipped to handle credit card transactions.

Materials: In-Store purchase of the pattern "Leftie" by Martina Behm from Ravely.  A total of 600-650 yards of fingering  or sport weight yarn in at least 3 colors, stitch markers, US size 2 or 3 needles, or needles appropriate for your yarn and normal knitting tools.

 

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Needle Felted Maiden Ornament with Neysa Russo
Nov
19
10:00 PM22:00

Needle Felted Maiden Ornament with Neysa Russo

LEVEL:  Novice to Experienced

1 Class, Sunday November 19th, 10 am to 2 pm

These beautiful angels are so enjoyable to make! If you missed this class last year, you missed out on a lot of fun. Some participants continue to make them and what a wonderful gift idea for someone special.

Needle felting is a technique that uses barbed needles to decorate a felt surface with design. We will combine simple design shapes and lots of color choices, to create beautifully unique and personal dresses for each angel. Once the dress is complete, we will assemble and add a hairstyle using locks of curly wool or braids. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned felter, this class offers lots of fun, guidance, tips and inspiration for you to continue your journey with wool felt.

You may expect to get two (or three) of them completed during class. There is no wet felting involved.

Required skills:   None!

Cost:  $65.00 includes materials .  

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Felted Slipper Clogs with Shelley
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Felted Slipper Clogs with Shelley

LEVEL:  Advanced Beginner

3 Classes, Saturdays Nov 4, 11 and 18  10 am to noon

Everyone loves these felted clogs!  This is a great introduction to the magic of short row shaping and this pattern is guaranteed to make you respect it's author for her brilliance.  The first time I knit a pair of these slippers, I just kept muttering under my breath how brilliant she was for figuring it all out for me.  The best part of all i9s when you throw the monsters you've knit into the washing machine and the felting magic happens.  A great gift idea and perfect for anyone with a drafty old New England farmhouse.

Required skills:   Casting on, binding off, knitting, purling, and following basic pattern instructions.

Cost:  $40.00 plus materials .  We require you to use materials purchased at Yarn for all classes.  Thank you for understanding and not asking us to make an exception for you. You will pay the instructor directly at the first class. Please bring cash or a personal check since most instructors are not equipped to accept credit cards.

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Nuts and Bolts of Knitting with Kathy
Nov
14
to Nov 21

Nuts and Bolts of Knitting with Kathy

LEVEL: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

2 Classes, Tuesdays  Nov 14 and 21  6 - 8 pm

So you can cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.  Bravo!  is that all there is?  Definitely not!  In this class, we will cover combining knit and purl stitches to make patterns and the most useful increases and decreases used for shaping your knitting.  More tools for the toolbox!

Cost:  $30.00 not including materials

We require you to use materials purchased at Yarn for all classes.  Thank you for understanding and not asking us to make an exception for you. 

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You Don't Know our Women hat with Margot
Oct
26
to Nov 9

You Don't Know our Women hat with Margot

LEVEL:  Beginner

3 Classes, Thursdays Oct 26, Nov 2 and Nov 9

This is a perfect project for your first attempt at cables or  knitting in the round.  Margot will demystify cables in this 3 week class.  After completion of the class, you'll want to whip these up for all your friends!

Required skills:   Casting on, binding off, knitting, purling, and following basic pattern instructions.

Cost:  $40.00 plus materials .  We require you to use materials purchased at Yarn for all classes.  Thank you for understanding and not asking us to make an exception for you. You will pay the instructor directly at the first class. Please bring cash or a personal check since most instructors are not equipped to accept credit cards.

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Learn to Crochet with Lee
Oct
21
to Nov 4

Learn to Crochet with Lee

LEVEL:  Complete Novice

3 Classes, Saturdays      1-3 pm     Oct 21, 28 and Nov  4

Get started on something new... learn to crochet!  learn to chain, single, double and half double crochet.  You will learn a new stitch each week, and practice making squares of crocheted fabric that can be used as stand alone items (coasters?) or sewn together into a doll blanket or table runner or whatever you choose!

Required skills:   None

Cost:  $40.00 plus materials .  We require you to use materials purchased at Yarn for all classes.  Thank you for understanding and not asking us to make an exception for you. 

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Forget-me-not Mitts with Lee
Oct
16
to Oct 23

Forget-me-not Mitts with Lee

LEVEL: Intermediate

2 Classes, Mondays  6 - 8 pm     Oct 16 and 23

This quick fair isle project is a nice way to ease into stranded knitting.  Using only two colors, learn how to stitch beautiful argyle patterns into your mitts.  Lee will teach you how to hold a yarn in each hand, how to knit continental style, how to knit a sturdy but flexible thumb gusset and weave in your ends for a beautiful finish.  Each kit contains enough yarn to knit two pairs of mitts!  Sign up early to get the best color selection as stock is limited.

Required skills:   Casting on, binding off, knitting, purling, knitting in the round on double pointed needles and following basic pattern instructions.

Cost:  $55.00 includes materials!  You must supply your own double pointed needles.

We require you to use materials purchased at Yarn for all classes.  Thank you for understanding and not asking us to make an exception for you. 

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Tapestry Needle Felted Sugar Skulls with Neysa
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Tapestry Needle Felted Sugar Skulls with Neysa

Level:  Novice to Experienced Felter

1 class - Sunday, October 15     10 am to 2 pm

Cost:  $65.00 includes cost of materials.

Simple shapes and bold colors combine to make these fun felted skulls.  The colors really pop out with the black background! The design options are endless and each skull will be personally unique. Typically made in Mexico, with dyed cane sugar, to commemorate a loved one, we will try our hand at making them with black wool, and needling the designs to the surface using barbed felting needles.They could be used as coasters or wall hangings. Beginners and pros are welcome!!! There will be lots of samples for inspiration and each student can expect to get 2-3 completed. In order for these to be made durable, they will need to be wet felted. I will be wet felting one for each participant and demonstrating how they may be felted at home on the kitchen counter with little effort, little mess and no special equipment. 

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Close to You Shawl with Margot
Oct
14
to Oct 28

Close to You Shawl with Margot

LEVEL:  Beginner

2 Classes, Saturday Oct 14 from 10 - 12:30 and Saturday Oct 28 10 - 12

This gorgeous shawl looks more complicated than it is to make.  It's a great introduction to shawls and lace.  You will learn to make birdseye lace, increase, two types of decreases, picot bind off and blocking.  Make one for you and still have time to make one or more for holiday giving.

Required skills:   Casting on, binding off, knitting, purling.

Cost:  $35.00 plus materials .  We require you to use materials purchased at Yarn for all classes.  Thank you for understanding and not asking us to make an exception for you. You will pay the instructor directly at the first class. Please bring cash or a personal check since most instructors are not equipped to accept credit cards.

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Knit Shawl Collar Baby Sweater with Lynda
Oct
12
to Oct 26

Knit Shawl Collar Baby Sweater with Lynda

LEVEL:  Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

3 Classes, Thursdays  6 - 8 pm     Oct 12, 19 and 26

This handsome baby sweater is mostly knit in the round.  The clever construction starts with the shawl collar, so there are no stitches to pick up at the end.    Learn how to do raglan increases,  knit jogless stripes, create a finished button plackett and more.  Lynda is well known for her flawless finishing skills, so why not come learn from a master? 

Required skills:   Casting on, binding off, knitting, purling, and following basic pattern instructions.

Cost:  $40.00 not including materials .  

We require you to use materials purchased at Yarn for all classes.  Thank you for understanding and not asking us to make an exception for you. You will pay the instructor directly at the first class. Please bring cash or a personal check since most instructors are not equipped to accept credit cards.

 

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Learn to Knit the Continental Method with Shelley
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Learn to Knit the Continental Method with Shelley

Level:  Advanced Beginner

1 Class, Saturday     1-3pm     April 22

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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