Fingerless Mitts Class
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Fingerless Mitts Class

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This class will teach you how to construct a pair of fingerless mitts. This is a practical and fun knit, with lots of possibilities for variation in yarn weight and style. In this class you will learn how to construct a thumb gusset, size for individual fit, and select a great yarn for the job. Mitts make wonderful gifts, and can be used as stash busters, since they typically do not require a great deal of yarn.

Cost: $30.00

Instructor: Andrea Bozzino

 A pair of fingerless mitts from handspun yarn.

A pair of fingerless mitts from handspun yarn.

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Beginner/ Refresher Knitting
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Beginner/ Refresher Knitting

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If you have been waiting for a chance to learn to knit, this is it. Join us for our first Beginner Knitting class of the spring/summer session. In this class you will learn the basics of casting on, the knit stitch and the purl stitch. You will also learn some basic knitting theory to help you decipher patterns suitable for new knitters. If you are a lapsed knitter in need of a refresher, this class will help you reboot your skills. Don't dread that summer road trip, pack your knitting bag!!

 

Cost: $30.00

Instructor: Andrea Bozzino

 

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Introduction to Loom Knitting
Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Loom Knitting

"My name is Amanda Dunphy and I have lived in Maine all my life.  I picked up loom knitting about 9 years ago when a friend saw how much I was struggling with needle knitting and bought me my first looms for a present.  I learned by watching YouTube videos at the time, and struggling, because there was no one I knew of who could teach me.

 

Looking back on those days I wish there was someone who would have been able to watch and guide me through the process.  I hope to be that guide for you.  Since those early days I have made hats, scarves, wrist warmers, bags, bottle cozies, head scarves, slipper socks, cowls, dish cloths, soap bags, pouches, stone/dice bags, some clothing, holiday stockings and ornaments, etc. 

 

In the class I will be teaching a basic cast on, knit and purl stitches, and a simple bind off method.  We will also touch on reading patterns, as well as tips and tricks I have learned over the years.  We will be making a thin scarf (approximately 5 inches wide, but that can be adjusted) done in the basket weave stitch.  I will provide you with the pattern and explain how you can make this wider for you as well.  During the class we will be simply making a swatch so you can practice and learn all the steps required."

Cost: $30.00

 

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Easy Floral Cloche
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Easy Floral Cloche

Sunday March 11, 2018    11:00 - 2:00

Easy Floral Cloche

 

This class is one step up from Beginner Crochet. You will practice chain stitch, slip stitch, joining in the round, single crochet, & double crochet to make a hat from the top down. There will be ample time for 1:1 and progress on your hat. The pattern will also include further instructions for a crocheted flower embellishment which also used half-double & treble crochet stitches & scrap yarn in colors of your choice. If there is sufficient interest, I will teach a second class for crochet flower accents.

 

You will need one skein of Worsted weight yarn and a size I (5.5mm) hook.

 


 

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Yoke Workshop with Jenn Steingass
Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Yoke Workshop with Jenn Steingass

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We are beyond thrilled to be able to offer you a workshop with the very gifted Jenn Steingass. In the past few years Jenn has rocketed to the top of the hip knitting scene with her incredibly beautiful and timeless yoked sweater patterns. Her gift for movement, proportion, design, and color all come together in contemporary sweater patterns the that evoke a timeless, classic beauty. She will be teaching you her stranded yoke techniques so that you too can create these wonderful heirloom garments. 

"In this workshop, we'll practice knitting a top down stranded colorwork sweater while knitting a a small swatch in the round.  Using my favorite invisible increase, you'll get a feel for how the yoke is shaped as you knit your swatch while following a top down chart.  We'll go over color dominance, color theory, yoke sweater construction styles, and knitting with 2 colors of yarn per row.  "

Cost: $85.00

Instructor: Jenn Steingass

Materials: Two 50g skeins of yarn in contrasting colors, included.

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Tidal Cove Scarf
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Tidal Cove Scarf

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“Tidal Cove Scarf” by Knitwise Design is a unique piece that is a lot of fun to knit! When you wear this scarf be prepared for other knitters to examine it and exclaim, “How did you do that?” In this class the designer will show you exactly how!

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Speed Date You Knitting
Aug
5
12:17 PM12:17

Speed Date You Knitting

Learn four new skills in one class.  In this class you will travel through four stations, spending about 25 minutes with each instructor as you learn: Cables, Short Rows, 4 cast on techniques, and basic colorwork. Come to class prepared with a pre-knitted swatch in the round (on 16" circular needles), with about 3" already knit. 

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Chart Reading with Monica MacDonald
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

Chart Reading with Monica MacDonald

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If  you have ever chosen a pattern for the perfect knitted item, only to put it aside because the charts were intimidating, this is the class for you. Monica is a black belt knitter, teacher and pattern tester. She will unpack charts for you and help you learn to love them.

Reading Charts Workshop:  

In this workshop, we’ll have fun knitting a pretty lacey mug mat while taking the mystery out of reading charts. Please bring US 6 (4 mm) needles to class with you.  The yarn and pattern will be supplied for you so there will be an additional materials fee of $5.00 for this workshop.

This class runs from 12 pm-2 pm

 

 

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Fixing Your Mistakes, with Monica MacDonald
Mar
18
12:00 PM12:00

Fixing Your Mistakes, with Monica MacDonald

"In this workshop, you'll practice the skills needed to fix common knitting mistakes by working with swatches you'll knit in class. You'll learn how to pick up dropped stitches, fix miscrossed cables and incorrect stitches, pick up forgotten yarnovers without ripping back, and more. You'll also learn tips on reading your knitting and how it can help you find and fix mistakes quickly. Yarn will be provided. Students will need to bring US 8 needles (circular or straights), a crochet hook in size G or H, and a cable needle."
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