Archive for August, 2011

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September Classes

August 21, 2011

We have a great selection of classes to keep you crafting this September! Be sure to call the shop at 218-724-6432 to save your spot if you’re interested.

Keep your eye out for a new newsletter with events and classes for October-January in your email inbox sometime in September.

Dolce Knits “Amherst Cardi”
Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6
5:30 – 7:30 pm

We had a Dolce knits trunk show a while back, and this cardigan was the big hit. It is simple, constructed from three garter stitch pieces, with easy shaping. You will learn how to knit a gauge swatch, size a sweater from your swatch, knit pieces with simple shaping, and then sew the garment together! This piece is a great way to transition into sweaters.

Materials: Dolce Knits Amherst pattern, yarn and straight or circular size 10 needles (or to get gauge), markers, and tapestry needles.
Cost: $60 + materials
Instructor: Katie Viren
Space in this class is extremely limited!

Knitting 101
Wednesdays, September 7, 14, and 21
5:30 – 7:30 pm

knitting 101 hat
Learn to knit while making this classic hat. You will learn to read a pattern, cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and sew a seam. Come join the fun!

Materials: Pattern provided by instructor, 14” size US 8 needles, 3 1/2oz. of worsted weight yarn, tapestry needle.
Cost: $30 + materials
Instructor: 
Kathy Thomas
Space in this class is extremely limited!

Basic Socks
Wednesdays, September 7, 14, and 21
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Basic Sock
Socks are the perfect “go anywhere” project—quick, easy and portable. In this class, you will learn how to knit a basic worsted weight sock on double point needles. Perfect for advanced beginners who are ready for their first shot at pattern reading! You should know how to knit and purl.

Materials: Knitting Pure & Simple Beginner Socks pattern, size US 6 double points or size needed to obtain gauge, 230 yards worsted weight yarn (I recommend a superwash yarn), locking stitch markers, tapestry needle.
Cost: $30 + materials
Instructor: Jen Lushbough

Noni “Bedouin Bag”
Saturdays, September 10, 17 & October 1
10:00 am — noon

Noni has designed another bag that will be a carryall for everything you want with you. Knit in Cascade 220 yarn and then felted. The bag is finished off with a leather strap and a snap.

Materials: Noni Bedouin pattern, 7 skeins of Cascade 220, 32” size 11 circular needles, 4 markers, snap and strap. Note: Bag has a lot of knitting and we will be taking a week off during class to allow time for all the knitting.
Cost: $30 + materials
Instructor: Audrey Finch

Crochet 101: Sampler Squares
Mondays, September 12, 19, & 26
11 am – 1:30 pm

Cost: $30 + materials
Instructor: Jo’Elle Galo

Shell Vest
Monday, September 12, 19 and 26
2:00 – 4:30 pm

This vest is done from the top down. It is a great piece to add to your wardrobe. You will wear this all year round. It is a shell pattern that is simple to learn and repeat.

Materials: Size US L 11 hook, 600 yards sport weight yarn. Safety pin style stitch markers, Shell Vest pattern.
Cost: $30 + materials
Instructor: Jo’Elle Galo

Learning How to Spin Using a Drop Spindle
Monday, September 19
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Drop Spindle
Interested in learning how to spin yarn, but don’t want to invest the money in a spinning wheel? Then learning how to spin using a drop spindle is just for you. It’s inexpensive and small enough to take anywhere. Lita can teach you the basics in one night.

Materials: Drop spindle (either make your own or purchase one before class), Icelandic roving (preferred).
Cost: $10 + materials
Instructor: Lita Doesken

Three Irish Girls Workshop Class 101
Saturday, September 24
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Yarn Harbor Colorway
Be Unforgettable: Knitting with Hand Dyed Yarn
Learn how to work with your hand dyed yarn for extraordinary results, rather than fighting every stitch. By the end of this class students will:

  • Learn the Five Laws of Project Selection and the Ten Principles of Pooling
  • Eliminate or encourage color patterning—learn to recognize different dyeing methods and how to incorporate them into your knitting repertoire
  • Change the look of your yarn as you’re knitting, including tips and tricks to make your knitting easier
  • There will also be plenty of time for practice and questions throughout the class!

This class is limited to 18 students and will fill quickly.

Cost: $45.00
Instructor: Sharon of Three Irish Girls

Everyone is invited to a free Three Irish Girls Trunk Show following the workshop from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.

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August Cowl of the Month

August 6, 2011

 August CotM

August’s Cowl of the Month is the Wave Cowl by Plymouth Yarn Company. We knit the longer version out of a single skein of Plymouth Kudo, a yarn that slowly changes colors. Noro Silk Garden would also make a lovely version of this cowl.

As always, show us your completed cowl from last month, and we will give you 15% off the purchase of yarn for this month’s cowl.

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