It’s time for class signups again! So what’s in the works for November? A bigger project that is always in demand this time of year and some smaller ones that you can crank out and bind off before Thanksgiving. All classes will be held at Yarn Rhapsody in Gainesville, GA, you can sign up by calling 770-536-3130 or as soon as its available I’ll post a link for online sign up through paypal. All yarn, patterns, and supplies should be purchased at Yarn Rhapsody.
First things first, Christmas Stockings, one of the most requested holiday gifts a knitter will be asked this time of year. Never made one? Don’t worry I’ll get you through this one. This is a 3 session Apprentice Level Class. Sessions will be held November 4, 18, & December 2 at 10:30am and ending at 11:30am. Price $60.
You should be confident with most basic stitch techniques, cast on, bind off, knit, purl, basic shaping (decreases).
You will learn stranded color work techniques and afterthought heel techniques.
Homework: Choose your colors and chart choices from the pattern before session 1.
Bring to class: Size 7 – 16” circular needles and your chosen yarns
Session 1. Begin leg, learning stranding techniques for color work.
Session 2. Learn how to put live stitches on hold and continue working.
Session 3. Learn how to pick up stitches on hold and finish heel.
There’s a bajillion of beanie patterns out there, but you’re on mission for something specific, something one of a kind, something…Just. For. You. Why not Design Your Own Beanie? This is a 2 session Apprentice Level Class, with two separate offerings. Price $40
Set 1: Wednesday, November 1 & 15 at 6:00pm and ending at 7:00pm.
Set 2: Saturday, November 4 & 18 at noon and ending at 1:00pm
(Please note, the set dates are not interchangeable, you’ll either be committing to Wednesday only sessions, or Saturday only sessions)
Basic hat construction knowledge and stranded color work knowledge would be helpful but not necessary.
Homework: Turn on your imagination and think about what you would like to design
Bring to class: Markers or color pencils. Size 6&7 – 16” circular needles and your color choices in DK weight yarns
Session 1. You will learn how to lay out a stranded color work design for your own hat, and a few pointers on how to make your knitting life easier once you cast on your completed design.
Session 2. Trouble shooting, and finishing.
Nothing says snuggly warm like a good cowl, but it’s Georgia, so snuggly warm usually means lighter weight yarns and some lace work so that good feeling doesn’t evolve into smothering hot. The Daylight Savings Cowl is a good fit! This pattern features Japanese lace motifs (Scared of charts? No worries there are written directions too.) and is designed to make the most of a small gradient kit or ombré yarn. Personally I think it would look just as wonderful in a solid or a slightly speckled. All you need is 400 yards of a fingering weight yarn you are in love with. This is a 3 session Apprentice Level Knitalong (I’ll help you along if you hit a sticking point while you work at your own pace). Sessions will be November 4, 11 & 18 at 1:30pm and ending at 2:30pm. Price $30
Bring with you: Size 5 – 24” circular knitting needles and 400 yards of fingering weight yarn
Sessions 1-3: Knit at your own pace (Knowledge of basic lace work needed)
And for the last offering of the month, meet the Beeswax Scarf! This is a bold pattern knitted in worsted weight yarns, so it’ll work up fast and would be a great gift for anyone, male or female. This is a 3 session Apprentice Level Knitalong. Sessions will be November 4, 11 & 18 at 3:00pm and ending at 4:00pm. Price $30.
Bring with you: Size 7 needles (straights or a shorter circular will work) and at least 600 yards of worsted weight yarn. This pattern has several size options from a standard scarf, wide scarf, or a wrap. Yarn requirements increase accordingly.
Session 1-3: Knit at your own pace (Knowledge of basic lace work needed)
So there it is! Some solid knit work waiting for you to pick up and cast on. I hope to see you soon.