May is finally here and the weather is (*knocks on wood*) finally showing an improvement.
Kids’ Knitting Workshop
Kids 8 years old to middle school can learn to knit or advance their skills in a workshop setting.
Saturdays, May 3, 10, and 17. 10:00 — 11:00 am. $20.
Garter stitch, short rows, and an endless array of color combinations… you won’t be able to knit just one! That’s precisely why you can choose which Rain Knitwear Designs shawl to knit for this class – the ever-popular Color Affection, or the equally lovely Stripe Study. These shawls are knit in fingering weight yarn and are perfect for cold winter days or warm summer nights, depending on which yarn you choose.
Mondays, May 5, 12, and 19. 6:00 — 8:00 pm. $30.
Knitting 102: Knitting in the Round
You are all excited about learning to knit, and you want to expand beyond flat scarves and washcloths. This is the best next step. We will be exploring knitting in the round both with circular needles and double points. We will also be exploring a couple of hat edges: ribbing and the rolled brim. You should be comfortable with the knit and the purl stitch.
Tuesdays, May 6, 13 and 20. 5:30 – 7:30 pm. $30.
This is a totally cute, cropped, worsted weight cardigan that can be made up in a variety of fibers – try cotton or linen for the perfect summer sweater. This is a free pattern and only available in a few sizes, but can easily be sized up or down by using heavier or lighter yarn. We will discuss this in class, so you may wish to wait until the first night of class before purchasing supplies.
Tuesdays, May 6, 13, and 20. 6:00 — 8:00 pm. $30.
Learn the basics of knitting while making yourself a hat! If you’ve never picked up a pair of needles before, or if you just need a refresher, this is your class. We will cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and sew up a seam. From here the possibilities are endless. Bring a friend, or make some new ones, and join us today.
Wednesdays, May 7, 14, and 21. 6:00 — 8:00 pm. $30.
Bring Your Own Project
Have a project that you want to tackle but aren’t quite sure how? Or do you have a WIP, but you’re stuck and need some help with the pattern? Join this class and get individualized attention!
Wednesdays, May 7 and 14. 6:00 – 8:00 pm. $20.
Learn five of the basic stitches used in almost all crochet. Chain, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet, and Shell stitches will be taught and practiced. This is a great class for anyone who is looking to get back to crochet but wants a refresher, or for someone who has never picked up a hook and wants to start at the beginning. We will make a few dish cloths as finished projects. This class is divided into three sessions so you have a chance to really learn and practice the stitches.You can use one or two different colors. Light colors are easiest to learn on. Pattern available at Yarn Harbor.
Fridays, May 2, 9, and 16. 10:00 am — Noon. $30.
In this class we will use a simple technique to make a scarf that is a different color on each side. You’ll like it so much, you may decide to use it on other items as well. Students can explore this scarf in both a worsted weight and a sock weight, achieving two very different results.
Monday, May 5. 1:00 – 3:00 pm. $15.
Crochet Afghan Assembly: Afghan Assembly
In this course, we will make a new square each week. You will learn a new crochet technique with each new square. Come to just one class, or all of them. Learn only the ones you like. On the last week we will learn how to assemble all of the squares you made into a wonderful afghan. You can make several of each block for a large afghan, or just one of each for a sampler. You decide what’s best for you.
Monday, May 5. 10:00 am – noon. $15.
Simple 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.
Monday, May 12. 10:00 am — noon. $15.
Crochet 102: Simple Hat
Learn the basics of crochet in the round with this class and make a hat. It’s a great way to learn to make single crochet in the round stitches. Once you learn this simple hat you can make many variations to suit your needs. This hat would make a great gift.
Mondays, May 23 and 30. 10:00 am — noon. $20.
Cowl Neck Poncho
Keeping a draft off your neck and shoulders lets your whole body stay warmer. I keep one of these at my desk. This is worked top down, so you can make it as long as you’d like. It is a simple design and can be done by even the most beginner crocheter.
Mondays, May 19 and 26. 10:00 am — noon. $20.
Turtle Shell Hat
This hat has a basic shape with a brim that can be left straight or folded up. It is a simple design. This would be a great next step from Crochet 101 or 102. You will want to make them in several colors.
Mondays, May 12 and 19. 1:00 – 3:00 pm. $20.
Interested in a class? Call the store or sign up online.