Project Workshops

Christmas Stocking - the Sock that has it all!

Three Thursday Nights:  Nov 2nd, Nov 9th & Nov 16th  6-8pm     $50.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

Have you dreamed of knitting a sock, learning fair isle and creating a great holiday decoration all at the same time? Then this is your workshop! What's wonderful too is that you'll be able to get two stockings from your yarns by reversing the placement of your colors!

In this workshop, you'll learn the stretchy cast on, top-down sock construction, simple fair isle knitting, magic loop, kitchner stitch. Also loads of one on one help and great hints.

Skills required:  long tail cast on, knit and purl.

*plus pattern and Yarn del Sol yarns

French Macaroon

Two Saturdays: Oct 28th and November 4th 12:30-2:30pm  $35.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

Inspired by delicious and colorful French cookies, this simple garter stitch top is knit in only two pieces. You'll probably need to eat, oops, I mean..knit, more than one!

In this workshop you'll learn to cast on at the beginning of a row, hide ends, garter stitch mattress stitch, cable cast on, and 3-needle bind off. Many techniques for a small, simple sweater. This is a great baby shower gift item and also a great 'first' sweater!

*plus Yarn del Sol yarns There is homework for this class so please sign up early to give yourself enough time.

Watermelon Slice Socks

Three Sundays: October 29th 1:30-4:30pm, November 12th 1:30-4:30, December 3rd 1:30-3:30pm                 $65.00*

Instructor:  Elena

Would you like to learn a new fun sock pattern where the yarn colors do most of the work?  The foot and leg of these toe-up socks feature a simple stitch pattern that you can speckle with watermelon seeds as you knit.  Yes, you heard right - you will also learn how to add beads into your knitting.  The Fish Lips Kiss heel is another skill that will add to your knitting repertoire.  Once you have knit your first heel, you will be able to knit fabulous looking and fitting socks hereafter, whether they are constructed toe-up or top-down. By the way, don't these three colors make you think of Christmas?  ;)

In this workshop you'll learn toe up sock construction, knitting with beads (crochet hook method), reading a chart, Jud's Magic Cast On, knitting in the round using magic loop, twin stitches (variation of the short row), Fish Lips Kiss heel, Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind off, how to make your toe-up socks fit perfectly.

*plus patterns and Yarn del Sol yarns

Sentimental Journey Shawl

One Saturday, November 18th 1:00-3:00pm  $25.00*

Instructor:  Suzanne

Come join Suzanne and learn the techniques of this beautiful shawl!  Suzanne will be unveiling her newest creation Sentimental Journey and you will learn from the designer herself.  Bring scarp yarn to learn the special stitches and US 6 needles.  Suzanne will be providing students with the pattern and will also have Zen Yarn Gardens yarn on hand for purchase when you're ready to move from practice stitches to the real thing.  Her sense of color is fantastic so to have her help you select colors is a wonderful treat.

*pattern will be included, yarn purchase not required.

Liguria Hat

Two Sundays: November 5th & 19th  1:30pm - 4:30pm   $50.00*

Instructor:  Elena

New to the fabulous Brioche Stitch? This fun (and addicting) stitch will open up a whole new world to your knitting life! The Liguria hat is a perfect introduction to 2-color brioche in the round. This reversible hat utilizes clever increases and simple decreases to form what looks like leaves all over the hat. Get some delicious, fun colored yarns and start your brioche obsession.

What will you learn:  structure of brioche stitch, brioche knit, brioche purl, working one-color brioche flat and in the round, and two-color brioche in the round, brioche increases/decreases, reading brioche chart, how to fix mistakes in brioche.

There is homework for this ckass so please sign up early to give you enough time.

 Prerequisites:  confident knitting and purling, knitting in the round. 

*Plus Pattern and Yarn del Sol yarns.

Stripe Tease Socks

Three Saturdays: October 21st (1:00-4:00pm), November 18th (1:00pm-4:00pm) & December 2nd (1:00-3:00pm)  $65.00*

Instructor:  Elena Homans

Working socks toe-up, top-down… you’ve done it all, or not. How about trying something quite different? The Stripe Tease socks, designed by General Hogbuffer, have a very unusual construction that doesn’t follow the “standard” sequences for top-down or toe-up socks. This design, worked in a long gradient yarn, plays with knitting in simple strips that are joined through the knitting with no sewing involved.  The Fish Lips Kiss heel added to the original approach will simplify the process and make the socks more comfortable. It will also broaden your repertoire of skills for future sock knitting.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN: Fish Lips Kiss heel, picking up stitches, twin stitches (variation of the short rows), how to make your toe-up and top-down socks fit perfectly.

PREREQUISITES: basic sock knitting experience (must have knit at least one pair of socks).

*plus pattern and Yarn del Sol yarns.

Cross & Diamond Cowl with Irina Anikeeva

One Saturday, November 11th 12 -4:30  $50.00*

Come join Irina as she guides us thru her very own design!

The catchy cross and diamond pattern became a focal point of this modern cowl. If you are new to mosaic stitch, this could be a project to start! The mosaic motifs and stripes in 3 colors will make this project a quick and fun one. Seats are limited so please sign up early.

*plus pattern, materials and Yarn del Sol yarns



Beaded Ornament Workshop with Martha

One Sunday, your choice of November 19th  or December 3rd from 12pm-3pm  $35.00*

Instructor:  Martha

This class is so much fun! Open to intermediate knitters who have worked with double pointed needles, this workshop will start you knitting beaded ornaments in plenty of time to make presents for everyone on your gift list.

 

*plus materials and Yarn del Sol yarns.

Just Enough Ruffles Scarf - Techniques Only!

Techniques Only Class Saturday November 4th 3-5pm   $15

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

In knitting this fun and easy scarf, you will be introduced to short rows and picking up wraps. This is a class to learn how to do the skills needed for "Just Enough Ruffles, not working the project as a group.

 

Also taught will be cable cast on and double increases.

 

 

 

 

 

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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! We meet in the Living Room so come get cozy and let's talk!

 

SeptemberThe Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See   

October:  Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

November: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford

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