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December Classes

November 20, 2011

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

Cabled Keyhole Scarf
Thursdays, December 1, and 8
5:00 — 7:00 pm
Cabled Keyhole
Have you been wanting to learn how to cable? This is the perfect project for beginning cable knitters, and it’s also a beautiful, quick-to-knit gift. Since this scarf only requires a little over 100 yards of yarn, you’ll find that it’s a great way to use up those single, luscious skeins. Students in this class should be comfortable knitting and purling (Knitting 101).

Materials: Anne Hanson’s Cabled Keyhole Scarf pattern, 115-130 yards DK or light worsted weight yarn, US 7 straight or circular needles, cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch markers.
Cost: $20 + materials
Instructor: Cheryl Read

 

Reversible Scarf
Monday, December 5
2:00 — 4:30 pm
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Monday, December 12
2:00 — 4:30 pmreversible scarf

In this class we will make a scarf that is called “reversible” because it is different colors on each side. It is a simple technique you will love once you have learned it. You may decide to use it on other items as well. Class members will explore this scarf in both a worsted weight and a sock weight. You will get two very different results with the different weights.

Materials: 200 yards of yarn in two different colors (400 yards total). Use a size K hook if you choose worsted weight yarn, or size G hook if you choose sock weight yarn. Reversible Scarf Pattern is available for purchase at Yarn Harbor.
Cost: $15 + materials

 

Learn How to Spin Using a Drop Spindle
Monday, December 5
5:00 — 8:00 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

 

Toe-Up Socks
Mondays, December 5, 12, and 19
6:00 — 8:00 pm
Toe Up Sock
Want to use every yard of your beautiful sock yarn? Take your knitting in a new direction by learning how to knit your socks from the toe up. Chrissy Gardiner’s Mix-and-Match Rib options provide some interest between the toe and heel to keep you moving while you learn a new way of knitting socks. Students in this class should have knit at least one pair of socks prior to the class so that they are familiar with traditional sock construction.

Materials: Gardiner Yarn Works’ Mix-and-Match Rib Toe Up Socks pattern, sport weight yarn for your desired size, US 2 (or size needed to obtain gauge) dpns or two 24″ circular needles, stitch marker, tapestry needle.
Cost: $30 + materials
Instructor: Cheryl Read

 

Christmas Needle Felted Ornaments
Friday, December 10
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Learn the basics of needle felting, an ancient art once used to adorn horse blankets and soldiers’ uniforms, now seen on shoes, purses, jackets or almost any fabric. We use wool roving and a special needle with barbs in the shank. No experience needed; you will learn it all in this class. In this class we will make a needle felted ball ornament and a flat hanging ornament. The kit from the instructor will give you everything you need to complete both these ornaments.

Materials: a kit can be purchased from the instructor which will have all the materials needed for the class.
Cost: $20 + $10 kit purchased from instructor at the beginning of class.
Instructor: Jo’Elle Galo

 

Crochet Fingerless Gloves
Monday, December 12
11:00 — 1:30 pm
crochet fingerless
Learn to make these simple gloves, one of the most popular accessories for people of all ages from teens to adults. They are fun to make and easy to learn. You will learn how to single crochet in the round and add a thumb gusset. These gloves would make a great gift!

Materials: Size H crochet hook, one skein of any sock yarn; pattern available at Yarn Harbor.
Cost: $15 + materials

 

Simple Crochet Shell Scarf
Monday, December 12
2:00 — 4:30 pm
shell scarf
Learn how to crochet a quick scarf with a beautiful lace-looking design. This scarf looks very intricate and will make others think you spent lots of time crocheting, but in reality it is a simple pattern to learn and repeat. It would make a great gift for someone.

Materials: Size J crochet hook, approximately 150 yards or more in yarn of your choice. Any light to medium weight yarn will work. Simple Shell Scarf pattern.
Cost: $15 + materials

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