Project Workshops

Braid Mate

One Saturday, Nov 17th 12:30-3:30pm  $20*

Instructor:  Jan

Come for this fun Make & Take Project!  Learn to do a provisional cast on, cable without a cable needle, and the kitchener stitch all in this fast and fun project.

Big chunky yarns and big needles make this stlyish headband.  Can't get it done in one session? No problem, come to one of Jan's Drop In Clinics to get it done.

 

*plus pattern, Yarn del Sol yarn and US13 needles.

Faux Isle Fair Isle Flower Hat

Two Saturdays:  Nov 3rd and Nov 10th 12:30 to 2:30     $35.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

Using just two balls of yarn, the color combinations and variations are wonderful!

This adult size hat worked in stranded knitting makes up very quickly and easily with a very simple chart.

In this workshop you'll learn one or two handed simple stranded knitting (there are no floats to catch). Easy and clear chart reading, Minimal easy decreases, hiding yarn ends and blocking on a balloon.

 

*plus materials and Yarn del Sol yarns

Morning Sky

Three Sundays:  Oct 14th 1:30-4:30pm, Oct 28th 1:30-3:30pm, Nov 4th 1:30-4:30pm      $70.00*

Instructor:  Elena Homans

There's more than one way you can knit a sweater. “Morning Sky” is knitted seamlessly from the bottom up, starting with the slightly flared lace hem. Short rows are worked at the back neck, otherwise, it is knit entirely in the round. Knit in a fingering or sport weight yarn, with approximately 3-5” of positive ease, results in an easy to wear year-round garment. Morning Sky top is so simple yet so elegant.

There is homework to be completed prior to the 1st session of this workshop. So, please be sure to sign up in advance.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN: bottom up seamless sweater construction, calculating gauge, math of using your gauge and making it work for your measurements, reading charts, basics of lace, twin stitches (variation of the short rows), sewn bind off.

PREREQUISITES:  Confident knitting & purling, knitting in the round, yarnover, simple increases & decreases.

 

*plus p[attern and materials.  Only Yarn del Sol yarns are to be used in the project.

Head to the Sleigh

Two Thursdays:  Oct 25th and Nov 1st  6-8pm  $30*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

This Fair Isle knitted hat is the perfect introduction to stranded knitting.  The winter cap that everyone will love is easily in reach of your skills. Available in a variety of sizes, each family member can have one!

In this workshop you will learn a stretchy cast-on, 2 (or 1) handed stranded knitting, super simple chart reading, catching floats and two-color tension. 

*plus pattern and materials.  Yarn del Sol yarns must be used in the workshop

Easy Peasy Socks

Three Thursday Nights:  Oct 4th, 11th and 18th 6:00pm to 8:00pm   $45.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

Designed with the first time sock knitter in mind, these wonderful house/bed socks are a fun and easy introduction to knitting socks in the round.

Because they are worked with worsted weight yarn, you'll be finished before your feet can get cold! A perfect gift for you or a friend.

In this workshop you'll learn:  Old Norweigian Cast-on, Mirrored Decreases, Turning a Heel, Double Pointed Needles or Magic Loop Kitchener Stitch, Heel Flap, Gusset Shaping.

*plus materials. Yarn del Sol yarns need to be used in the project.

 

 

Toph - Introduction to Short Row Colorwork

Two Saturdays:  Oct 6th & 20th 1:00pm to 4:00pm  $55.00*

Instructor:  Elena Homans

2-D and 3-D shaping at the same time?  Yep! Toph, the hat designed by Wooly Wormhead, is a brilliant example of short row colorwork taken on a whole different level of manipulation. It's a hat worked sideways with short rows in two different colors.  In corporating the crown and brim shaping worked simultaneously adds that extra something that makes the knitter feel so clever.  This hat design will show you how to transform simple garter stitch to completely different form.  The Toph hat would make a wonderful holiday gift too.
 
In this workshop you will learn short row colorwork, German short rows, adding a new color and weaving it in as you go, directional chart reading, grafting in Garter itch.
 
*plus materials and pattern.  Yarn del Sol yarns need to be used for the project.

Countdown to Halloween

Come get ready for Halloween ! Three Workshops on Sunday afternoons starting Sept 30th

Instructor:  Joice

Three Workshops:  $25 per class or get all 3 classes for $60!

Three Little Witches Sept 30th 1-3  includes all supplies!

Halloween Socks – Cast On Oct 7th 11-12pm, Oct 21st & 28th 1-3pm

Halloween Ornaments Oct 7th & Oct 14th 1-3pm

Halloween Pot Luck & Knit Along to get any of your projects done Oct 28th  3-5pm

Frida's Flowers

Third Sunday of Every Month from 11am to 1pm beginning April 15th.                       $20.00 per session*

Next Class Sunday, Sept 16th 11am to 1pm

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

Designer Jane Crowfoot was inspired by Mexican Folk Art and the colorful dresses worn by artist Frida Kahlo when designing this piece.  Your creation, combined with your own personal color inspiration, will result in a one-of-a kind treasure work of art.

Each class we will gather to explore the flower motif of the month. This amazing blanket design will be taught with carefully explained lessons and hints for the sample motif.

The student will then have a month to finish the 3-5 identical remaining pieces before the next class.  Joining of the motifs, in the proper order, will be addressed at each meeting and will result in a completed piece by the final class.

To participate, a working knowledge of basic crochet is required.  Chain stitch, single, double, and half-double crochet will be covered during classes as a reminder only. Crochet classes are offered at Yarn del Sol, so come learn or brush up your skills in the next couple of months.

The workshop is not a difficult one, however it is NOT a “learn to crochet” experience.  Lots of help will be offered on color choices, reading, and crocheting the patterns so that each student will feel secure in accomplishing the motifs in a step by step easy to follow manner.

A hands-on approach, years of experience, patience, and FUN will be the foundation for this workshop. 

*Yarn del Sol yarns need to be used in the project.

Learn to Knit for Absolute Beginners

Three Wednesdays Nov 28th, Dec 5th and Dec 12th 6:00-8:00pm             $65*

Instructor:  Michelle

Have you always wanted to learn to knit?  Here is your chance to learn the basics and get started on your very first project.

You'll learn all the tools and terminology, stitches and more. The class includes the Learn to Knit Companion Booklet.

*plus Yarn del Sol needles and a skein of light color Encore.

Christmas Stocking - the Sock that has it all!

Three Saturdays:  October 13th, 20th and November 3rd 12:30-2:30     $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

Learn to Crochet For the Absolute Beginner

Three Wednesdays:  November 28th, Dec 5th and Dec 12th  6-8pm  $65.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

In this workshop you'll learn the easy and correct way to make all the very basic crochet stitches and how to combine them, the best way to hold your hook and yarn, tips on reading a pattern and gauge, how to understand crochet diagrams (which are the new method of writing crochet patterns), and MANY helpful tricks and hints to make you a star crocheter.

*Workshop Includes the Crochet Companion Booklet. You will need to purchase a skein of Encore and a Crochet Hook from our shop.  The right tools make the difference!

Crochet Your Own Lego Throw, Pillow or Scarf

Three Sundays:  Oct 14th, Oct 28th and Dec 2nd   11am to 1pm  $45.00*

Instructor: Jan Cornelius

Any beginning level crocheter can make the perfect throw, pillow or scarf for an amazing gift! This very easy to learn pattern can be used in many ways and a variety of colors just perfect for that kid (or kid at heart) in your life. So fun and it even feels bumpy!

In this class you will learn to crochet a basic lego block with 3D bobbles. Variations of size will be taught as well as how to combine your very own crocheted legos to make just the perfect finished gift.

*Yarns to be purchased at Yarn del Sol. Pattern will be given in class

K1, Read Too

Book & Knit/Crochet Club

We meet the last Saturday of each month from 3-5pm. Everyone is welcome! Come to one or come to all! 

 

August 25 - Home For Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman (Linda K will lead)

September 29 - On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins (Kari will lead)

October 27 - One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus (Phyllis will lead)

November 17 -  Rosemary, The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson (Charlene will lead)

 

Birthday Club

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