Classes & Knit Togethers

 

Blocking, March 18, 2-4:30, $30

Hats, mittens, cowls, lace shawls, pieced sweaters…….so many things to make but how exactly do you block each item to really show off all of your hard work??  Join us in this informative class on many different blocking techniques and how to know which one to use. We will talk about yarn fibers and how they work, the structure of the knit stitch and how each technique differs and how to know the best blocking method to really make your hand knits shine!  We will demo how to use blocking wires and the different options and why you use them, how to block with T-pins and Blocking Pins, and a few unexpected blocking options! We will discuss the different options in what to wash/soak your knits in and the different methods to “wet” your item for blocking.

Intro to Intarsia, March 25, 2-4:30, $30

Required Skills:  knit, purl

Want to build your color work skill arsenal? Join us in this informative class on Intarsia!  In this class you will learn the basics of Intarsia including yarn choices, yarn management, how Intarsia differs from other color work techniques and see how simple this process actually is!  We will make a swatch in class with 3 different colors of yarn and we will cover how to weave in ends and how to block. By the end of class you will have the skills to tackle any Intarsia pattern!

Beginning Brioche, April 22 & 29, 2-4, $50

Required Skills:  knit, purl, knit in the round

Love all of the wonderful brioche patterns?  Join us in this beginners brioche class and make a fun 2 color cowl!  In this class you will learn the basic brioche stitch, how to fix the most common mistakes, and how to brioche in the round.  Start your brioche journey and open up a whole new world of options!

Next Steps Brioche, May 6 & 13, 2-4 $50

Required Skills:  knit, purl, knit in the round

Have the basic brioche stitch figured out and ready to take on some more advanced brioche knitting? Join us for the next steps in brioche knitting where you will make a fun cowl with movement and design!  In this class you will learn how to increase AND decrease in brioche! Take these skills to tackle any brioche pattern that makes you happy!

Knitting with Beads, May 5, 1-4, $40

Required Skills:  Knit, purl, k2tog, ssk and yo

Love the bling of beads in your knitting?  Join us for this really fun class and make a beautiful lace cuff bracelet with beads!  This is also a great class for beginning lace knitting. You will learn 2 different methods of knitting with beads and how to block knit items with beads as well as how to finish off the cuff bracelet.

Toe Up Socks, May 20 & 27, 2-4, $50

Required Skills:  knit, purl, KFB, K2tog, SSK, knit in the round

Ready to master the elusive sock?  Come join us for 2 two-hour classes to de-mystify the secrets behind the toe up sock construction!  In this class we will discuss yarn fibers and how to choose the perfect sock yarn, learn the anatomy of a toe up sock and how to knit each part, we will learn the Fish Lips Kiss Heel (this is a short row heel) and we will talk about the many options for a stretchy bind off.  We will make a template of your foot and begin to create your sock recipe that will fit your foot perfectly!

Stranded Colorwork, June 3, 1-4, $40

Required Skills:  knit, purl, knit in the round

Love all the color work sweaters out there but intimidated by stranded color work?  Learn the skills you need and leave the class with a cute project to show all that you’ve learned.  In this class you will learn the skills to carry the yarn and manage your floats while making a fun sheep cup cozy!  We will also cover the importance of blocking and the best methods to get the finished look to show off your skills!

Fixing Knitting Mistakes, June 17, 1-4, $40

Required Skills:  knit, purl

Ready to free yourself from the worries of making a mistake…..dropping a stitch…..knit when you should have purled?  Join us in this informative class that will change your knitting and give you the confidence to fix any and all of your mistakes!  We will cover several ways to fix your mistakes and discuss tools to make the job easier. If you have a project you are working on with a mistake that you’re not sure how to fix, feel free to bring it and, time permitting, we can discuss your options.

Blocking, June 24, 1-4, $40

Hats, mittens, cowls, lace shawls, pieced sweaters…….so many things to make but how exactly do you block each item to really show off all of your hard work??  Join us in this informative class on many different blocking techniques and how to know which one to use. We will talk about yarn fibers and how they work, the structure of the knit stitch and how each technique differs and how to know the best blocking method to really make your hand knits shine!  We will demo how to use blocking wires and the different options and why you use them, how to block with T-pins and Blocking Pins, and a few unexpected blocking options! We will discuss the different options in what to wash/soak your knits in and the different methods to “wet” your item for blocking.

 

KNIT TOGETHERS

We are pleased to offer regularly scheduled opportunities to Knit Together as a community. Bring a project and enjoy the fellowship of other knitters/crocheters! Beginners or advanced, you are welcome! There is no better way to find your place in the fiber community, make some friends, learn something new...and add projects to your queue :)

M/W/F 10a-12

M/W 6-8p