February Classes!

Beginning Knitting

Make a felted messenger bag in our new beginner class taught by Karen Chenausky! Karen has set up another run at this great class. Many of you have seen this bag hanging in the store and Karen created this bag for the purpose of teaching a well-rounded beginner class. Class will meet: February 3rd, 10th, and 17th (all Wednesday’s) from 6:30 to 8:00. The cost of this great class is $45 (not including materials…please purchase those prior to the first class at Island Yarn and you will receive 10% off your class materials). Stop by the store or email me at islandyarn AT gmail DOT com to sign up as soon as you can (spots will only be held for those who have paid in full by 1/31/10). Space is limited so sign up as soon as you can!

Stranded Mitten Class

On Tuesday, February 9th, 16th, and 23rd the colorwork phenom Irene Friedman will be giving another class for beginning stranded knitting. As the first filled up so quickly, she offered to do it again for anyone who may have missed out. Everyone will be working on a pair of mittens, but you can choose your own favorite, just make sure they are stranded colorwork mittens so you can make the most of this class. Irene suggests using a worsted weight mitten pattern and there are many available on-line. Each class will run from 5:30-7:00. Cost $45 (not including materials…please purchase those prior to the first class at Island Yarn and you will receive 10% off your class materials). Stop by the store or email me at islandyarn AT gmail DOT com to sign up as soon as you can. Space is limited…so sign up asap! Please bring your pattern in before the first class and we will help you purchase all your materials. Spots will only be held for those who have paid in full by 2/6/10.

Finishing Class

On Saturday, February 6th, Rochelle Zohn will be having a finishing class from 10am-12n. If you are worried about seaming, edging, picking up for button bands, and making all those languishing UFO’s have that special finishing touch, this class will help you learn to finish your items so that they look handmade, not homemade! The cost of this class is $20. No materials are included as you should bring materials you wish to finish. If you have an unfinished object in pieces you can bring that to work on. Otherwise, please bring along, 4- 4″x4″ stockinette squares for practicing seaming techinques. Stop by the store or email me at islandyarn AT gmail DOT com to sign up as soon as you can (spots will only be held for those who have paid in full by 2/2/10). Space is limited so sign up as soon as you can!

Stranded Vest/Steeking Class

This is a great 5 week class for those of you who have worked through some smaller stranded projects, but want to move on to the bigger items like sweaters and vests that need to be steeked.  Two of our great teachers Karen and Irene are double teaming this class to provide you with a greater depth of experience and knowledge.
The first class, held on Tuesday, February 2nd, 7-8:30 Karen will guide you through adapting flat patterns to round patterns with steeks.  Quicker to knit and really not too terrifying, learning to convert patterns to steeked patterns may become your go-to-technique.  This class is an optional addition to the steeking class. 
Classes 2-4 on Tuesdays, February 9th, 16th, and 23rd, 7-8:30 will be held by Irene to guide you through a steeked colorwork vest pattern.  Your choice in pattern…just do a search and choose what suits you!
Class 5 (otherwise known as BYOWine class) on Tuesday, March 2nd, 7-8:30 will be the steeking class.  Both Karen and Irene will be available for anyone feeling faint of heart to help you cut your steeks and pick up stitches for neck-bands and armholes.
Cost for classes 1- 5 is $90 (not including materials…please purchase those prior to the first class at Island Yarn and you will receive 10% off your class materials).
If you prefer to not participate in Class #1, cost for classes 2-5 is $75 (not including materials…please purchase those prior to the first class at Island Yarn and you will receive 10% off your class materials).
Stop by the store or email me at islandyarn AT gmail DOT com to sign up as soon as you can. Space is limited…so sign up asap! Please bring your pattern in before the first class and we will help you purchase all your materials. Spots will only be held for those who have paid in full by 1/31/10.

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