As the school year comes to an end, students and parents alike are ready for a reprieve from the lunch packing, the late evenings, and the increasingly difficult task of hitting the snooze button only eleven times. Even those of us who aren’t in school anymore can feel a generalized weight being lifted from the collective chest of the city. It’s so glorious!!!
Doesn’t it just make you want to take a knitting or crochet class? It’s way more fun that school.
We have a bunch of fun classes this month, and a super secret guest teacher!!!!!
Knitting 101 – Thursday @ 5:30-7:30pm (6/13, 6/20, 6/27). 30$ plus materials
Learn the basics of knitting while making yourself a hat. This is way more fun than making a garter stitch scarf – you’ll learn to knit, purl, increase, decrease and sew up a seam.
Intarsia Basics – Sunday @ 12-2pm (6/2, 6/16). $20 plus materials
Katie makes intarsia easy! Try it with the “Small Intarsia Purse” pattern from “Swing, Swagger, Drape”. The only prerequisites for this class are the ability to knit and purl, and the willingness to learn – it’s much easier than you think!
Karen Shawl – Tuesday @ 5-7pm (6/11, 6/18, 6/25). 30$ plus materials.
If you are interested in knitting lace shawls this is a great place to start. The Karen Shawl is easy enough to pick up and put down, but challenging enough to keep your interest.
Grrlfriend Market Bag – Wednesday @6-8pm (6/12, 6/19, 6/26). $30 plus materials.
This is a super practical summer knitting project – perfect to take to the farmer’s market or the beach. Awesome in linen, dishcloth cotton, LinSilk, or even felted a little! This is also a great introduction to lace knitting!
Indecisive Stripes – Sunday @ 12-2pm. (6/30 – one session). $15 plus materials.
This is a super fun, very interesting knitting technique which leaves you with a reversible fabric and stripes in two different directions. Confound all your knitting buddies!
Simple Shell Scarf – Monday @ 2-4pm (6/17 – one session). $15 plus materials.
Learn how to crochet a quick, lace-look scarf. The pattern is surprisingly simple and easy to memorize.
Crochet 102 – Simple hat – Monday @ 2-4pm (6/24, 7/1). $20 plus materials.
Learn the basics of crochet in the round with this hat class.
Ankle Sock – Monday @ 5;30-8pm (6/3, 6/10). $20 plus materials.
Learn to make a simple crochet sock that is easy to make and fun to wear. Perfect for summer crafting and wearing!
Kid’s Knitting Workshop – Saturday @ 10-11am (6/15, 6/22, 6/29). $20 plus materials.
Kids eight years old to middle school can learn to knit or advance their skills in a workshop setting.
For our full list of classes for the rest of the summer, and the rest of the crochet classes for the month, check out our website at http://www.yarnharborduluth.com/classes/classes.JUN.13.html.
Our Super Secret Guest Teacher this month is Carol Anderson from Cottage Creations! Ok, this wasn’t really a secret but it’s so much more fun when we pretend it is. She will be teaching a glove workshop Sunday, June 9 from 10am-4pm and YOU should sign up! She has discovered a way to simplify knitting fingers in gloves and can’t wait to share it. This workshop requires homework prior to class. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from this incredible teacher.