close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

More Classes

Interested in learning something new? We have some great classes coming up in the next few months.

If you're starting from the very beginning or pushing yourself to the next level, spend your Thursday evenings with Adrienne in her Knitting: Beginning and Beyond class. She has a March session and an April session, and you can knit whatever interests you.

Ann offers a Learn to Knit workshop on Tuesday nights if you can't commit to the three-week class or just need a little refresher. She has space on March 15th and April 12th. Grab a group of friends and sign up!

Already comfortable with the basics of knitting and purling? We have great options for you, too!
If you are ready to try knitting in the round, check out the Sally Hat class. The Sally Hat was designed by Nancy Ricci, and it's one of the most popular designs at the shop. You can knit a cap or a slouchy beret, depending on the size you choose. Ann will walk you through the basics of knitting in the round on circular and double-pointed needles.

Ann is also offering a class on the Turkish Bed Socks from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas. You get to learn all of the basics of sock knitting in half the sock!

I've had short rows on the brain lately, so I'm going to do a few one-shot workshops.

In one workshop, I'll show you how to make this great little washcloth using short rows. We will accomplish a wrap and turn (W&T) and get rid of those pesky little holes left behind. If you don't want to knit a washcloth, this design makes a great pillow cover or afghan square.

I'm also offering a workshop on short row shoulder shaping and the 3-needle bind off. If you have trouble seaming sweater shoulders with those funky stair-steps from binding off (seen above), this is a great way to make them easy and beautiful.

Any seamed sweater pattern can be altered with short-row shoulders, and I'll teach you how to do it so you can apply your new skill every time.

We have had some requests for introductory crochet classes, parent/child knitting classes, and fair isle technique classes. Stay posted, and I'll let you know when those are being offered.
Anything else you have a hankering for?

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