Classes

Beginning Knitting

Friday, February 28,        1:30-4:30pm            $25
Friday, April 24,               1:30-4:30pm            $25 

Instructor: Peggy Littlejohn
Description: In this class you will learn the basics of knitting, including how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl. 
Materials Needed: Approximately 200 yds of a light- colored worsted weight yarn, and a circular or a pair of single point needles in size #8
Maximum number of students: 4

Portuguese Knitting

Tuesdays, March 3 – 31,                    12-1 pm
$50 for the class plus $10 materials fee payable to instructor for pin and workbook

Instructor: Marianne Hurley
Class Description: Portuguese knitting is fast, fun, and easy on the hands.  Minimal hand and arm movements create less strain than other methods, making it wonderful for those experiencing arthritis or other joint issues. Ribbing with this technique is so fast and easy you won’t believe it!    Upon completion, students should be comfortable using the Portuguese style of knitting to knit, purl, work in rib, increase, decrease, work flat, work in the round, and do color work in the round.    Students begin with a simple dishcloth to build familiarity with the method. That project will be followed by an easy color work hat.
Materials Needed: Smooth, light-colored worsted weight yarn in two contrasting colors and needles that will produce a gauge of approx. 5 stitches per inch, and your standard knitting notions.
Skill Level: This class is designed for the Advanced Beginner and up. (It can be offered separately as a Beginner Class.)
Min number of students: 4 Max number of students:

Tunisian Crochet

Friday, March 6    1:30-4:30 pm    $25

Instructor: Sue Maxwell
Description: In this class you will learn the basics of Tunisian crochet. This type of crochet uses a long crochet hook and is often considered to be a combination of knitting and crocheting. At first you will be making a sampler which has several different Tunisian crochet stitches. You can turn this into a dishcloth or a scarf/cowl. A next step, for those who feel ready, can be the scarf shown below.
Materials: You will need approximately 100 yards of a light colored worsted weight yarn and a Tunisian crochet hook size J (however, hook size is not critical). These items can be purchased at Farm2Yarn if you don’t have them. Instructor will provide printed handouts on basic Tunisian crochet stitches and beginner patterns.
Pre-requisite skills: Students should already know chain stitch; single crochet; and double crochet.
Minimum number of students. 1 
Maximum number of students: 4

Cozy Thermal Mitts

Saturdays, March 14 & 21,  10am – 2pm     $25

Instructor:  Michael White
Description:  Knit these cozy mitts and learn to knit in the round, increase stitches, and pick up stitches, along with adding 3 different stitch patterns (stockinette, 1×1 ribbing, and 2×2 pique stitch) to your repertoire. This 8 hour (2 days, 4 hours each day) class is designed for beginners who know the basics of knitting.
Materials:  Approximately 130yds. of worsted weight yarn; size 6 – 16” circular needles AND double pointed needles, (or size needed to obtain gauge of 5 stitches/inch in stockinette); stitch markers, tapestry needle, crochet hook, and scissors.
Prerequisites:  Students must know how to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind-off. 
Min number of students: 2
Max number of students: 4      

Beginning Crochet

Friday, March 27,          1:30-4:30pm                  $25
Friday, May 29,             1:30-4:30pm                  $25

Instructor: Sue Maxwell 
DescriptionHave you ever wanted to learn to crochet?  In this class you will learn chain, single crochet, and double crochet and make simple fingerless mitts.
Materials Needed: Approximately 100 yds of a light-colored worsted weight yarn and a size “I” crochet hook.
No pre-requisites required
Min number of students: 2
Max number of students: 4

Building Blocks Lace Knit Shawl

Tuesday, April 7 – June 9, 2020   12-1 pm   $70.00 (includes book)
Class will meet once a week for 10 weeks during the lunch hour, so that folks who work during the day can attend.   

Instructor: Marianne Hurley
Description: 
In this class you will learn 10 basic lace techniques by knitting a sampler shawl.  Each week you will learn a new technique and you will have a week to knit up that section of the shawl before the next week.  Each pattern builds on the previous one. 
Materials Needed: You will need approximately 1400 yards of a light- colored DK weight yarn; and a 24” circular needle in size #8, or size needed to get gauge of 22 stitches and 29 rows per 4” x 4” square in stockinette, and stitch markers. If you wish to learn how to incorporate beads into your knitting you will need approximately 628 size 6 seed beads. The sample shawl in the shop was made using 6 skeins of Prairie Spun DK yarn. Several colors of this yarn are available in the shop. If we don’t have the color you want we can order it for you if you place your order before March 24.
Prerequisites:  Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, know how to increase and decrease stitches, and bind off. 
Minimum number of students: 4 
Maximum number of students: 8.

Beginning Spindle Spinning

Saturday, May 2       1-4 pm                

$45 (includes drop spindle and fiber)
$35 if you have your own spindle and fiber

Instructor: Marianne Hurley
Class Description: In this two-hour class, you will learn how to prepare your fiber for spinning, what makes yarn hold together, two methods of getting the spindle to spin, how to wind the yarn you’ve created onto the spindle, and some basic spinning terminology. Students will learn some basics about fiber characteristics and the mechanics of creating yarn. Students will learn the Park-and- Draft method to get started exploring how twist enters fiber and yarn is created. These are the same basics of making yarn that are used when working on a spinning wheel. Each student will get to take home their spindle and first yarn, enough fiber to continue practicing at home.
No prior experience is required. While this class is for absolute beginners, it is also suitable for those seeking a refresher.
Min number of students: 4 
Max number of students:
6

You must register ahead of time so that we can determine if the class will happen.