Fall 2019 List of Classes

Here are the upcoming classes. To sign up for a class please call the shop or come in: 973-377-5648 (KNIT) If classes are sold out you can leave your name on a waiting list. After approval (to make sure the class is not full) we will send you a link where you can pay by PayPal or please come in before the start of class. Classes must be paid up to 72 hours before they begin - or if canceling up to 72 hours for refund.
If you have a private group of 6 or more and would like your own class please inquire and we’ll try to make it happen!

 
 

Final Class - Skep Finishing - Putting it Together

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Skep Blanket by Kate Davies
Dates: Tuesday  September 3rd; 9-11am & 7-9pm
Wednesday September 4th; 7-9pm
Teacher: Juliet McDonnell
Level: Beginner; This is for students of the Skep Class in the summer.

If you have 12 hex’s done you will be able to begin putting the blanket together. If not, come and join and take notes!

Class fee: $20 plus supplies


Beginner Crochet - Dragonfly Bandana Cowl - NEW!

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Level:  Beginner
Dragonfly Bandana Cowl by Maria Bittner
Dates: 3 Thursdays: Sept: 5, 12, 26; 7 - 9pm
Teacher:
Carolyn Hanson

This class will set you on your way to becoming a crocheter! It’s a great refresher for those who want to pick it up again. You will have a beautiful piece at the end.

Skills: You will learn the basic of crochet, basic (and a couple not so basic) stitches, how to read a pattern, increasing and decreasing, picot edge
Supplies: 270 yd worsted weight, size G hook. Can use gradient yarn. Pattern is free and will be provided or look for it on Ravelry.
Class fee: $75 plus supplies


Golf Club Covers - NEW!

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Level: Intermediate
Golf Club Covers by Keri Samuels
Teacher: Keri Samuels
Pattern free - will be provided
Dates: 4 Friday Mornings: Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 first week is 1 hr 9-10am the following 1.5 hrs 9 - 10:30am

These golf covers are great for your set of clubs or a fantastic gift for the golfers in your life. Choose your favorite colors.

Techniques: Different stitch patterns, each club is a bit different so there is a new stitch to learn, also, working on 2 circular needles, knitting in round, simple color-work, increasing/decreasing.

Class fee: $70 plus supplies


Basic Series - Beginner Knitting

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Felted Change Purse
Teacher:
Juliet McDonnell
Pattern Provide
Dates: Sept & Nov SESSIONS
4 Mondays AM or PM
Sept, 9, 16, 23, 30; noon - 1:30 PM
Sept, 9, 16, 23, 30; 7 - 8:30 PM

4 Saturdays AM only
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 9 - 10;30 AM

Are you a beginner who's never knitted a stitch but wants to join in the fun? In this four-session class you'll learn the basics of knitting, purling, casting on and binding off, increasing and decreasing, and more, all while creating a simple change purse.
Teacher: Juliet McDonnell

Class fee: $75 plus supplies


Basic Series - Hat

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Level:  Advanced beginner, in this class you will learn how to work in the round.
Classic Knit Hat by Haley Scarpino
Teacher: Juliet McDonnell
Pattern available for free on Ravelry
Dates:
3 Tuesdays AM/PM
Sept. 10, 17, 24; 9 - 10:30 AM
Sept. 10, 17, 24; 7 - 8:30 PM

This classic unisex hat is a basic piece suitable for anyone and is lovely in any color. The pattern is simple and quick and is perfect for beginners.

Class fee: $60 plus supplies


Twigly - NEW!

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Level: Intermediate - knowledge of cables advantageous but not essential
Twigly by Jennifer Weissman
(Jennifer is visiting the shop Sept 21 - come meet her!!)
Teacher: Juliet McDonnell
Ravelry purchase (not online yet - very new pattern!!)
Dates: 4 Wednesdays AM/PM
Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct 2 - 9 - 10:30 AM or
Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct 2 - 7 - 8:30 PM

Twigly is a brand new pattern by Jennifer Weissman. It’s a fun knit with interesting construction. The pattern will be released the end of August!

Class fee: $75 plus supplies


The Shift - NEW!

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Level: Intermediate
The Shift by Andrea Mowry
Teacher: Keri Samuels
Ravelry purchase pattern
Dates: 2 Wednesdays -
Sept. 11 & Sept. 25 5:00 - 6:30pm
( two between the two classes to work )

Andrea Mowry’s Shift patterns have been extremely popular this past year. “A fun and engaging knit with shifting colors, that looks like an asymmetrical triangle shawl” The yarn is color sequenced and needs to be purchased before class begins - we can help!

Techniques: Slipstitch, Mosaic color-work, i-cord bind off, bias shaping, simple seam

Class fee: $40 plus supplies


Colorwork Pillow - NEW!

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Level: Advanced, previous color work essential
Agda Pillow by Arne & Carlos
Teacher: Juliet McDonnell
Pattern Available for Purchase on Ravelry

Dates: 4 Thursdays - AM/PM
Sept 12, 19, 26 Oct. 3; 9-10:30 AM
Sept 12, 19, 26 Oct. 3; 5 -6:30 PM

Much of the work of ARNE & CARLOS is influenced by Norway’s rich textile heritage, which they reimagine using both classic and contemporary colourways. This geometric pattern can be used with a plain cushion back. This color-work is done with Rowan's Softyak DK

Class fee: $75 plus supplies


Weatherbe Cowl - NEW!

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Level: Advanced Beginner
Weatherbe by Rebecca Woelber
Teacher: Keri Samuels
Pattern free on Ravelry

Dates: 2 Wednesdays - Sept 18 & Oct 9; 5-6:30

“An I-cord drawstring with leather tabs is a simple addition to this cozy cabled cowl. With a provisional cast on, Weatherbe, is worked flat and joined at the end with a Kitchener Stitch. This also gives the cowl a great horizontal cable pattern. The combination of height and the drape of the fiber allows Weatherbe to bunch in warm folds around your neck.”

Techniques: cable without cable needle, provisional cast on, i-cord, 3 needle bind off
Class fee: $40 plus supplies


Basic Series - Socks

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Level:  Advanced beginner, assumes familiarity with working in the round as well as confidence and proficiency in basic knitting skills.

Juliet’s pattern (worsted) or Rose City Rollers (fingering) - both free
Teacher: Juliet McDonnell
Dates: 3 Saturdays: Sept 21, 28, Oct.5; 9 - 11 am

These cute roll-top or ribbed ankle socks are perfect for knitting and wearing. They're knit from the top down, with a traditional heel flap and heel turn. There will be size options as well as the choice of fingering or worsted weight yarn. This is a great class for new sock knitters and a fun knit for those looking for a refresher or to work on thinner yarn.  Needle options for working in the round will be covered in this class, and the pattern will be provided.

Class fee: $75 plus supplies


Basic Series - First Sweater - NEW!

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Level: Advanced Beginner
One Sweater by Becky Baker -  Top down, raglan, unisex sweater by The Fibre Co
Teacher: Juliet McDonnell
Pattern Available for Purchase on Ravelry
Dates : 5 Mondays - Oct 28, Nov 4, 18, 25 & Dec 9
12 - 2pm & 7 - 9pm

This is a great first adult sweater to knit! - “A timeless gender-inclusive sweater knitted in one piece from the top down, which features short row neck shaping for an improved fit and classic raglan detailing. The pattern is offered over 13 sizes from age 1-2 through to a 56” chest and with the option of a shorter or longer length for the adult sizes.”

Skills: top-down, in-the-round, sizing, short rows
Class fee: $100 plus supplies


Tunisian Crochet - Scarf/Pillow or Throw - NEW!

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Level Advanced, Beginner
Tunisian Throw Pattern (Scarf (class) or make throw) - by: Lion Brand
Teacher: Carolyn Hanson
Dates: 3 Thursdays - October 3, 10, 17; 7-9 PM

Learn Tunisian crochet! Carolyn will teach us different stitches to make blocks which can be made into a scarf, pillow, or continue on to make a throw.

We’ll be using worsted yarn and a J Tunisian hook.

Class fee: $75 plus supplies


Tech Class - Fixing Mistakes

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Date: 1 Class - October 1; 9-11 AM 7-9 PM
Teacher: Juliet McDonnell

Dropped a stitch? Purled when you should have knit? Need to rip back a row of K2togs? It happens to all of us, and can stop even the most seasoned knitter in her/his tracks! Never fear - we'll show you how to recognize and fix a number of common knitting mistakes quickly and easily*. "Tinking" and undoing bind off rows will also be covered. Advance preparation of swatches is required. (*after practice, that is!)

Class fee: $25 plus supplies


Christmas Stocking with Keri

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Level:  Intermediate, assumes you have worked in the round on a circular needle.  Color work experience a plus but not required.
NL3 Christmas Socks by Nancy Lindberg
Teacher: Keri Samuels
Pattern for purchase on Ravelry
Dates: 3 Friday mornings Oct 4, 18, 25; 9-10:30 AM

Offered again by popular demand!  In this class you will be designing and creating an original Christmas stocking in plenty of time for the holiday.  Choose from a wide range of motifs and combine any number of colors of worsted weight yarn to create a new family heirloom! 

Techniques: stranded color-work, after-thought heel, Kitchener stitch, working from charts, the 16 color charts can be mixed and matched.
Class fee: $60 plus supplies


Felted Clogs

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Level: Intermediate
Felted Clogs by Bev Galeskas
Teacher: Keri Samuels
Pattern for purchase on Ravelry
Dates: 3 Tuesdays: Oct. 8, 15, 22; 5-6:30 PM

Felted clog/slippers knit holding double yarn. This creates a very thick, firm fabric when felted, and features double soles for longer wear.

Techniques include: knitting in the round, short rows, and felting.
Class fee: $60 plus supplies


Pillow/Blanket Class - NEW!

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Level: Adnvanced beginner
Beaded Cushions & Throw - by Martin Storey
Teacher: Juliet McDonnell
Pattern Available on Ravelry
Dates: 5 Thursdays AM only
Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21 & Dec 5; 9 - 11 AM

You can choose to knit either a throw or a cushion and there are four cushion options and so you’ll be spoilt for choice! Each design uses combinations of four textured squares. You can add beads to this project if you wish,

Skills: cables, twisted-stitches, textured, motifs,seamed
Class fee: $100 plus supplies


Basic Series - Mittens

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Level: Advanced Beginner or having completed Beginner Knitting, assumes confidence and proficiency in basic knitting skills. This would be a great follow up to our beginner class!
The World's Simplest Mittens: by Tin Can Knits
Teacher: Juliet McDonnell
Pattern Free on Ravelry
Dates: 3 Tuesdays AM or PM
Oct. 29, Nov. 5 & 12; 9 - 11 AM
Oct. 29, Nov. 5 & 12; 7 - 9 PM

Sometimes winter catches you by surprise and you need a pair of mittens, asap! Don't let that happen this year - get an early start on winter (and holidays?!?) with this class.The World's Simplest Mittens are a perfect introduction to mittens or a blank canvas for mitten fun! Choose your size (baby to adult), yarn (thick or thin) and needles and we will get you started.

Class fee: $75 plus supplies


Tech Class - Stranded Colorwork - NEW!

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Botanical Beach by Andrea Rangel
Teacher: Juliet McDonnelll
Pattern Available for Purchase on Ravelry
Dates: 2 Wednesday’s - Oct 30 & Nov 6
9 - 11am & 7 - 9pm

Botanical Beach is a wild place in Port Renfrew, BC on Vancouver Island where the waves crash on slippery rocks and gorgeous evergreen trees jut above the shoreline. Bring the ocean with you wherever you go with this colourwork toque on which waves splash and recede in a mesmerizing stitch pattern - Stranded Color-work

Class fee: $50 plus supplies


Tech Series: Tubular Cast-On NEW

Teacher: Juliet McDonnell
Level:
Intermediate
Date:
1 Class - Nov. 13; 9-11 AM 7-9 PM
Pattern - Based on what’s required for Hats (Kelbourne Woollens Hat series) - see next class listed

The tubular cast-on is very stretchy, useful for socks, mittens, gloves, and hats. The edge looks rolled over; it seems to have no visible beginning, so it’s good for hats and cuffs.

Class fee: $25 plus supplies


Tech Class - Cables & Bobbles NEW

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Level: Intermediate
Patterns - Choose from the 3 Kelbourne Woollen hat patterns January, March & May
Teacher: Juliet McDonnell
Date: Wednesday November 20; 9 - 11AM or 7 - 9 PM

N.B. There will be homework ahead of the first class or attend the Tubular Cast On class.

Class fee: $25 plus supplies


Smilla Shawl - New!

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Level:
Smilla - by Christin Kimsey
Teacher: Juliet McDonnell
Pattern Available for Purchase on Ravelry

Dates: 4 Mondays Early Afternoon or PM
Nov 11; noon - 2 PM, & Dec. 2, 16; noon - 2PM
Nov 11; 7 - 9 PM, & Dec. 2, 16; 7-9 PM

”This wintery triangular shawl is a quick and fun knit designed for two skeins of fingering weight yarn. The center star is knit in the round, minimizing the use of purl stitches.”
Class fee: $75 plus supplies


General information for classes

Class sizes are limited to allow for personal instruction. Paid reservations are required and class spots are filled on a first come first served basis; we will begin a waiting list if necessary, and add additional classes where possible. Call or stop in to reserve your spot. Please call the shop and speak to us if you have to cancel your reservation; phone messages do not serve as official notice. Students signing up for a multi session class must sign up for the entire session; we do not prorate. A class may be canceled if a minimum number of students have not signed up. In that case you will be contacted and payment will be refunded. If a class session must be canceled due to weather or other unforeseen complication every effort will be made to contact students and to reschedule.