Archive for June, 2014

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July Classes: Knitting and Crocheting

June 28, 2014

July is just around the corner and the fresh crop of knitting and crocheting classes is here! What are you interested in?

Knitting
Dangercrafts: Knit a Monster

Penelope the Empathetic Monster, Daphne and Deliliah the Momma & Baby Monster, or Maddox the Mischievous Monster are just a few of your choices in this class where we’ll all knit up adorable (and only slightly scary) knit monsters. You choose your pattern from Rebecca Danger’s Etsy shop (via Ravelry) and we’ll knit up our own monster community.

Wednesday, July 9, 16, and 23. 6 – 8 pm. $30.

Traditional Christmas Stocking

This traditional Fair Isle style Christmas Stocking is knit from the top down in the round. You can easily personalize your stocking; this pattern has 17 motifs to choose from. An afterthought heel is used. Skills used or learned: two-color Fair (continued) Isle type knitting, afterthought heel, reading simple charts, and kitchener stitch.

Thursday, July 10, 17, and 24. 6 – 8 pm. $30.

Toe-up Sock with an Afterthought Heel

Used to a cuff-down sock construction and want to learn a new technique or two? Have a special (perhaps self-striping) skein of sock yarn, but don’t want to “waste” any of it? Then this is the class for you! We will discuss patterns vs. recipes, learn two cast-on techniques, the construction of the perfect-fitting sock, afterthought heels, and Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. Please note that this class is not for beginning sock knitters and there will be homework between classes.

Thursday, July 17, 24, and 31. 6 – 8 pm. $30.

Foxie & Wolfie

Fox' A wild little friend to adorn your little one’s head and add some whimsy to his or her winter wardrobe! The beanie is knitted in two colors in one piece, using the intarsia in the round wrap and turn method. You will also learn Alice Yu’s shadow wraps short rows technique. This is such a cool way to produce a totally adorable hat.

Wednesday, July 30, and August 6 and 13. 6 – 8 pm. $30.

Crochet
Crochet 102: Simple Hat
This is a great short sweater that can be worn all year long. In summer you can wear it over a tank top or light dress and in winter you can wear it over a long sleeve shirt. It is made with sock or fingering weight yarn so it is light and easy to work on during the summer months. We will learn some basic shaping and easy stitches. Come have fun in this class and at the end you can do a fashion show.

Monday, July 14 and 21. 6 – 8 pm. $20.

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, July 14. 1 – 3 pm. $15.

 

See a technique or a project that will complete your summer? Sign up by calling, stopping by, or register online!

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June Color Work Project of the Month

June 9, 2014

Have you seen the adorable color work project this month?

Das Monster LeggingsWith the monster trend in full swing, adding a cute monster face to the bum of leggings fits right in! These Das Monster leggings by Hrönn Jónsdóttir, are fantastic for babies and tots.  Plus, the pattern is free!

You make the creative choices with the face  and the colors for the stripes. In fact, the designer states that she is “completely confident about your ability to make up your own color arrangement.” How cool is that?

For this sample, Jen used Rowan Pure Wool Worsted, a superwash yarn that is wonderful to work with and growing in popularity here at Yarn Harbor.

What colors would you combine?

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