Project Workshops

So Faded Sweater

Three Sundays:  May 21st 1:30-3:30pm, May 28th & June 11th 1:30- 4:30pm  $60.00*

Instructor:  Elena Homans

"So Faded" sweater designed by Andrea Mowry sums up an ideal raglan pullover.  It's worked from the top down, completely seamless, and has a little bit of texture to make it fit into a more modern wardrobe.  It is an easy and satisfying knit, making it a great first garment if you are a beginner.  A slightly different approach to raglan and all possible color variations make it interesting for an experienced knitter as well.  Color "melting" technique will certainly add fun to the process. Since its worked  from the top down, you can easily adjust the length of the sleeves and the body to fit your personal style.  Come and get inspired by all the gorgeous yarns we can offer and the sweater will practically jump on your needles and pretty much knit itself!

In this workshop you'll learn top down raglan construction, shaping increases & decreases, color fading "melting" technique, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, invisible join of a new color yarn, strategies for keeping track of knitting progress.

Prerequisites:  confident knitting.

*plus pattern and Yarn del Sol yarns

Hotel of Bees - Learning Workshop & Crochet Along

One Learning Session - Saturday, July 8th 3pm to 5pm   $20.00*

CAL Sessions - Saturday, July 15th 12:30-2:30, July 29th 12:30-2:30, August 5th 12:30-2:30

Inspired by the book "All the Light We Cannot See", this shawl has taken the crochet world by storm. Complex in appearance - in reality the pattern is easily and quickly completed once some basic steps are understood.

Come for the one-time class and get ready for the most fun crochet along ever!

With the detailed pattern and photos of stitches, you will learn to crochet this amazing piece on your own in a simple step-by-step method.  Blocking hits will be discussed as well as clarification of each stitch.

*plus pattern and Yarn del Sol yarns.

Grenache - A Beginning Lace Project

One Sunday, May 21st 11am-1pm  $15.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

Wrap yourself in a little luxury! This oversized triangular shawl knitting pattern features an easy to memorize lace knitting pattern.

Center triangle is worked in garter stitch first, then stitches for lace pattern are picked up along edges of triangle and worked down.

This is a great beginning lace project!

There is homework for this workshop. Please come to class with the center triangle complete. That is Rows 1+2 of the pattern (119 sts). Bind off loosely.

*plus pattern and Yarn del Sol yarns

Socks Worked from the Toe Up

Three Wednesdays,  24th, June 7th and June 14th 6-8pm  $35.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

Toe up socks are the easiest socks to knit and to memorize. In this class you will receive a simple formula to make comfortable and easy-to-wear socks that will fly off your needles. Knitters who have used my pattern in the past are still making socks with this method years later for all sizes.

In this class you'll learn left and right lifted increases (and how to remember them) a very easy toe cast-on, deciding when to start the gusset and heel, and a fun loose bind-off to make sure your socks fit.

*plus materials and Yarn del Sol yarn for your project.

 

Not Your Everyday Plain Sock Class!

Three Wednesdays  April 12th, April 19th and May 3rd 6:00-8:00pm  $35.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

Your first pair of socks need bright and exciting yarn.  Once you choose that special skein, make socks so easily you will wonder why you've waited so long to try. With Jan's sock RECIPE, you will be knitting socks all year round for everyone you know. Come give it a try!

In this three week workshop you'll learn to make socks that fit! This fun and easy to learn method will be taught on magic loop or 2 circular needles. You will learn that cuffs don't need to be tight and that gussets are not scary.  Learn to make a heel flap, turn a heel and kitchener your toes closed!

*plus Yarn del Sol yarn

Honora - A Must Have Sweater

Four Saturdays 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7,22  12:30-2:30pm  $45.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

A seamless, open front cardigan with diagonal eyelet cables on the body and sleeves that is sure to become your favorite throw-on.

In this four part workshop, you'll learn to make a sweater body in one piece to the arms. You'll also learn the technique of creating traveling cables without a cable needle, sweater assembly, front band construction and blocking tips for sweaters.  Jan will offer lots of help with simultaneous shaping directions.

This workshop is designed for the advanced beginner on up.

*plus pattern and Yarn del Sol yarns for the project.

 

Dotty Knots

Three Saturdays, April 15th (1-3pm), April 29th (1-4pm), May 13th (1-3pm)   $60.00*

Instructor:  Elena Homans

Knots in all colors of the rainbow plus stripey toes – sweet as candy and lots of knitting fun! Advanced or ambitious beginners can jump into their first colorwork experience. Intermediate knitters will not be bored either getting some new techniques under their belts. Estonian Nupps, anybody?

In this workshop, you’ll learn all the basic (and not so basic) skills you need to knit a top-down sock, adorned by elements of stranded colorwork. You will knit your first pair of real-sized adult socks with a fingering weight yarn. No previous sock knitting experience required.

There is some homework for the class.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN: classical cuff down sock construction, ambidextrous knitting (one yarn held in each hand), joining and weaving in a new color in colorwork, making your socks to fit perfectly, working a heel flap, picking up stitches for the gusset, gusset shaping, Kitchener stitch, chart reading, Estonian Nupp stitch, swatching for knitting in the round.

Prerequisites:  confident knitting in the round (preferably Magic loop method).

*plus materials (Yarn del Sol yarns are to be used)

 

 

Bunny Girl in a Dotty Dress

Three Saturdays, March 18th, April 1st and April 15th 12:30-2:30pm  $45.00*

Second Workshop Added!!!! Three Saturdays May 13th, May 20th & June 3rd 12:30-2:30

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

What could be cuter than your own tiny knitted rabbit? Jan will guide you through each step to creating your unique and personalized bunny including clothes! If you need a boy bunny, his clothes are available as an extra pattern.

In this workshop, you'll learn to seam small toy components, add features to face, placement of ears, picking the correct yarn (see Jan in the days prior to the class), and how to properly stuff a small toy.

*plus pattern and Yarn del Sol yarns.

Weave a Scarf!

Two Mondays April 24th 11am-2pm and May 15th 11am-1pm  $75.00*

Instructor:  Michelle Lee

Learn how to weave! Come find out how to interlace your threads on a rigid heddle loom. In this class you will learn how to dress your loom, i.e. direct warping, winding on, tying on, spreading the warp, and weaving plain weave.  Part One is a 4-hour class with a little break halfway through.  You will start weaving in class and finish weaving at home. Part 2 is a 2-hour follow up class after you have woven your scarf so Michelle can show you how to take it off the look and finish it.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class is limited to 4 students.  Looms will be available for purchase.

*plus materials

Learn to Crochet & Make a Granny Square Afghan

Workshop Xpress $15.00 plus materials

Saturday, May 20th   1-4:30pm

Instructor: Cindy

Don't know how to crochet? No problem!

We will teach you the two basic stitches needed for this afghan and get you going on your way to completion! Join us for this fast and beautiful project using Noro yarn and basic crochet stitches.

K1, Read Too

Book & Knit/Crochet Club

We meet the last Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm. Everyone is welcome! Come to one or come to all!

2/22 - The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

3/29 - At the Waters Edge by Sara Gruen

4/26 - The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catherina Ingelman-Sunberg

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