May Craftalong Schedule

At last, scheduled events are popping up again for Coffee and Wool, after taking a hiatus to get things reset and do my best to be helpful with the closure of Yarn Rhapsody.  It’s going to feel strange not walking into the shop on Saturdays like I have nearly every one for the past year.

With that tremendous change, of course a lot of how I manage events has changed as well. There’s a page with the new policies, procedures, and definitions for classes and craftalongs just for reference. You can read that here.  If over a couple of months I feel the new class and craftalong layout isn’t working, I’ll readjust back to shorter sessions, with more meetings.

I’ve included links to sign up in advance for an event. After you’ve registered for the event I will contact you with advance payment options.

So now on to the good stuff…
What’s on the calendar?

Sweater Knitalong

Sweaters seem to intimidate rookie and apprentice knitters, so let’s get rid of the intimidation factor and dive right in with tiny ones.  Baby and child sweaters are knitted just like adult sized ones, they just have less time and financial commitment.  There are two patterns to choose from, both require worsted weight yarns, so they are quick knit ups.  Don’t have a child around to give it to? That’s fine, the Atlanta Knitting Guild has a long running project were they make sweaters for stuffed animals given to children by police officers.  We can make arrangements to get your sweater onto one of those stuffed critters if you would like.

Dates: May 19th and June 2nd
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Downtown Drafts – 115 Bradford St NE, Gainesville, GA 30501
Price: $40
Registration Link

coffeebeanSweater Option 1
Sizes: 3 months (6 months, 12 months)
Yarn Needs: Worsted Weight – 280-410 yards
Needle Sizes: Size 7 and 8 – circular with 24-36″ cables,  and DPNs in 7 and 8s if you do not want to magic loop the sleeves
Other Dodads: Scrap Yarn or Stitch Holders, Stitch Markers, and Buttons (these can be found and attached later)
Skill Level: A Strong Rookie to Apprentice
Link to Pattern and Further Info: Little Coffee Bean Cardigan

Back toSweater Option 2 
Sizes: Newborn to 3 months
Yarn Needs: Worsted Weight – 250-350 yards
Needle Sizes: 5 and 7 – straights or circular with 24-36″ cables, and DPNs in 5 and 7 if you do not want to magic loop the sleeves
Other Dodads: Scrap Yarn or Stitch Holders, Stitch Markers, and Buttons (these can be found and attached level.
Skill Level: A Strong Rookie to Apprentice
Link to Pattern and Further Info: Back to Basics Baby Cardigan

Sock Knitalong

Let’s get another intimidating project out of the way.  Socks are not as complicated as one would think.  There’s a choice of a toe up or top down pattern for this knitalong.

Dates: May 26th and June 9th
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Downtown Drafts – 115 Bradford St NE, Gainesville, GA 30501
Price: $40
Registration Link

4909577039_153d473788_zOption 1: Toe Up
Sizes:
Adult and adjustable
Yarn Needs:
A skein of fingering weight yarn – 400 yards is more than enough to accommodate most women’s sizes, a 2nd skein may be needed for men’s socks beyond a size 10
Needle Sizes: 
1-2, to accommodate gauge, either DPNs or circular with at least 24″ for magic loop
Other Dodads:
 Stitch Markers
Skill Level:
A Strong Rookie to Apprentice
Link to Pattern and Further Info: Appalachian Socks

Vanilla SocksOption 2: Top Down
Sizes: Adult and adjustable
Yarn Needs: A skein of fingering weight yarn – 400 yards is more than enough to accommodate most women’s sizes, a 2nd skein may be needed for men’s socks beyond a size 10.
Needles Sizes: 1-2, to accommodate gauge, either DPNs or circular with at least 24″ for magic loop
Other Dodads: Stitch Markers
Skill Level: A Strong Rookie to Apprentice
Link to Pattern and Further Info: Whirlsie’s Vanilla Socks

A Shire Shawl

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a fun pattern with some great construction techniques that would be great knit up for Apprentice and Virtuoso skill levels.

Dates: May 19th and June 2nd
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Drafts – 115 Bradford St NE, Gainesville, GA 30501
Price: $40
Registration Link

Sizes: One size fits all – pattern is adjustable
Yarn Needs: DK – 437 – 656 yards – or more depending on how wide you would like to go
Needle Sizes: The size recommended on your chosen yarn
Other Dodads: Stitch Markers
Skill Level: Apprentice or Virtuoso
Link to Pattern and Further Info: A Shire Shawl

Bring Your Own Project Sessions

These are great sessions for those projects that you have something you may be a little nervous about a section, or feel like you might need a helping hand here and there.  There also good for those times you just need to get out of the house and want an excuse to bring your knitting!

Dates: May 26th or June 9th
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Drafts – 115 Bradford St NE, Gainesville, GA 30501
Price: $20
Registration Link

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to reach out to me at the new number for Coffee and Wool 762-441- 1330, by email at coffeeandwoolblog@gmail.com or through the facebook page located here.

 

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