TOP-DOWN RAGLAN SWEATER WORKSHOP
In this multi-week class, you’ll learn a recipe for making a
raglan pullover or cardigan from the top down, in any size and
with any yarn. You’ll learn what measurements to make, how to
translate them into stitch and row counts, and how to plan
increases. Best of all, you can try the sweater on as you go to
see how it fits.
Skills required: Ease with casting on, knitting, purling, binding
off, and at least one increase and decrease method. Willingness
to do simple math.
Skills taught: Paired increases and decreases, adapting pattern
to specific yarn and size, grafting, provisional cast-on.
Optional skills: Picking up and knitting, colorwork; intarsia and
buttonholes (for cardigan only).
Materials: Calculator, pencil, & notebook. Measuring tape or
measurements from a person or sweater. Crochet hook, waste yarn,
stitch markers, embroidery needle. Appropriate circular needles
and yarn for the sweater. Optional: Buttons for the cardigan.
Cost: $120/person for 4 hour-long meetings and up to 1 h/person
1:1 time. 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26 5:30 pm.
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QUICK CABLE WORKSHOP
Learn the art of knitting cables in an afternoon while you make
the 480-stitch Headband/Cowl (pattern free with class purchase).
Cables are the basis of many gorgeous sweater designs and are
surprisingly easy to learn — with or without a cable needle.
Skills required: Advanced-beginner skill with knit, purl, cast
on, and bind off.
Skills taught: cabling with or without a cable needle.
Materials: At least 100 yd super bulky yarn, circular or straight
needles to match yarn. Buttons (for finishing), cable needle
Cost: $30/person, 2 one-hour sessions 3/9 and 3/16.
Want to make a cute beret-style hat but don’t want to deal with
DPNs or magic anything? In this class you’ll learn to make a
pretty hat, knitted flat in garter stitch, that you can wear
during the transition from winter to spring. Pattern is free and
will be provided.
Skills required: Comfort with casting on, knitting, and binding
Skills taught: Short rows, Kitchener stitch (grafting), 3-needle
Materials: 1 skein (at least 100 yards) bulky or super-bulky yarn
and straight or circular needles to match. 2 stitch markers and
an embroidery needle.
Cost: $40/person for 2 sessions (1.5 hours each). 3/12, 3/19
MITRED SQUARES WORKSHOP
Ever wonder what to do with all your yarn scraps? Come learn how
to make mitred squares to start a blanket. We’ll use the “Stained
Glass Afghan” pattern (available free on Ravelry), and in an hour
or so you’ll learn how to make decreases to form the first square
and how to pick up and knit to start the second square.
Skills required: Comfort with casting on, knitting, purling, and
Skills taught: Paired decreases, picking up and knitting.
Materials: 2 colors of yarn in the same weight and circular
needles (at least 24″ long) to match. One color will be the
border color, so you may want to purchase enough for at least a
small blanket. Stitch markers and embroidery needle.
Cost: $15/person, 1 hour. Sat. 3/2
MOEBIUS CAST-ON WORKSHOP
Making a gorgeous drapey cowl with a half-twist is easier than you
think and requires no sewing up. Come learn the moebius cast-on
and make either a Combo Cowl (beginner) or a Make-Your-Own
Colorway Cowl (intermediate). Pattern free with class purchase.
Skills required: Knit, purl, binding off.
Skills taught: Moebius cast-on; Linen Stitch (for MYO Colorway
Materials: Combo Cowl requires 2 skeins combo yarn and a 36-inch
#10 circular needle. MYO Colorway Cowl requires 3 colors of yarn
in the same weight and a 36-inch circular needle to match.
Cost: $15/person, 1 hour. Sat 2/23.