Mark Your Calendars – May Classes and KALs

As promised, there’s a bit more notice on what I’m up to, teaching wise.  May scheduling has begun, and June is already being plotted.

All three of these sessions will be at Yarn Rhapsody located at 475 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesvile, GA 30501.  Please contact the shop 48 hours prior to the first session to reserve your spot.  If at all possible please purchase yarns before the first class day so there is time to wind.

Class: Love Child LoveChild8_medium2
Designed by Barbara Benson and featured in her new book Mosaic and Lace Knits.  This shawl is a combination of mosaic knitting and basic lace work, which would look amazing in lightweight spring yarns. This class is three sessions the first three Saturdays of May,  (5/6, 5/13, 5/20) from 11am – Noon.

Price: $60 (including pattern)
Yarn to be purchased at Yarn Rhapsody.

Skill Level Needed: Adventurous Beginner (if you’ve made a basic shawl before you’ll be fine)

Now moving on to Knit-A-Longs…
If you’ve not done a knit-a-long before they are a much less structured offering.  Sessions are 1 hour, and you work at your own pace.  If you find yourself if in a difficult spot, I’ll be over to help you through it.  Yarn Rhapsody offers six knit-a-long sessions for $30 and will be issued a KAL card to keep track.    If you would like to participate in a KAL but want to use yarn purchased from somewhere other than Yarn Rhapsody, that’s okay too.  The fee changes to $60 for 6 sessions.

koch_anventure3_mediumKAL: Poison Oak
Who’s ready for a bit of stacked knitting?  If you’re looking for a healthy challenge that will end in a heck of a conversation starting scarf when you weave in those last ends this is for you.  Don’t be intimidated, stacked knitting just takes a bit of patience, and a bit of fingering weight yarn.  This KAL will be available for 6 sessions beginning on Saturday, May 6 and continuing weekly through June 10 from 1-2pm.

Skill Level Needed: Advanced (you’re going to think, and count a lot, but you’re going to get through it fine)

KAL: Nine Dwindling Cablesimg_0634
This is an amazing looking beret style hat that reminded me of a dahlia the first time I made it as a gift.  The cable process on this wonder is intriguing, your decreases to shape the hat are hidden within the cables, until they dwindle down to just a few stitches. Make it for spring with lightweight fibers, or go ahead and start preparing for winter and break out the wool, this one is going to be worsted weight and will work up fast.  This KAL will be available for 3 sessions beginning on Saturday, May 6 and continuing weekly through May 20 from 3-4pm.

Skill Level Needed: Adventurous Beginner (you’ve made a hat, you’ve cabled, you’re ready)

Individual Classes:  
If a group setting isn’t your ideal learning environment, or you’re just wanting to pick up knitting needles for the first time I do teach individual lessons on some weekday evenings and on the weekends.  I’m located in Gainesville, GA roughly an hour north of Atlanta.  Please contact me at coffeeandwoolblog@gmail.com for more information.  I promise I won’t spam you with unwanted emails.