Archive for September, 2014


October Classes: Knit and Crochet

September 29, 2014

Pumpkin beverages and treats are in the restaurants and the leaves are changing to their beautiful colors. Autumn is officially here! What will you knit or crochet this fall? Check out the October classes and see what catches your interest!

Knitting 102: Chevron Hat

Chevron Have you taken Knitting 101 and are you ready to take the next step? Knitting in the round is the gateway skill to hats, mittens, socks, cowls, and sweaters. In this class, you will learn how to knit with circular needles and DPNs, use stitch markers, read a pattern, do several types of increases and decreases, and use two colors of yarn. This is a great skill-building class using a trendy chevron pattern! Students should know how to cast on, knit, and purl. Please note that there will be homework between classes.Thursday, October 9, 16, and 23. 6 – 8 pm. $30.

Basic Socks

Basic Socks 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. Students should be familiar with knitting and purling.Tuesday, October 7, 14, and 21. 6 – 8 pm. $30.

Traditional Christmas Stocking

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 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. Featured techniques: knitting in the round, two-color Fair Isle (stranded) knitting, afterthought heel, reading simple charts, and Kitchener Stitch or Three-needle Bind-off.Thursday, October 9, 16, and 23. 6 – 8 pm. $30.

Arm Knitting

Arm Knitting Arm knitting is a quick and gratifying way to make a unique knitted garment. During the class period you will learn the technique of arm knitting, and finish a big cozy cowl that makes a perfect, low-pressure gift. You might even have time to make another one for yourself… They’re just that quick and fun!Wednesday, October 22. 6 – 8 pm. $20.

Norwegian Mittens

Norwegian Knitting
Photo Credit: stitchita from Ravelry
This Beth Brown-Reinsel pattern is inspired by a pair seen in a museum and they involve many different motifs. It is written for three sizes (child, women, and men). The gusseted thumb and pointed tip add to the authentic style. This pattern is for knitters who are comfortable knitting in the round on double points, magic loop, or the two circular method. Featured techniques: double cast-on (long tail), yarn dominance, knitting with two yarns in the left hand, and raised increases.Wednesdays, October 29, November 5 and 19. 6 – 8 pm. $30.

Crochet 102

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Learn the basics of crochet in the round with this hat class. 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!Monday, October 13 and 20. 1 – 3 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.

Friday, October 3. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. $15.

Winter Ensemble: Hooded Scarf and Mitten Set
This class covers all the basics you need for a Northern Minnesota winter: hat, scarf and mittens all in one class. We will start with the hooded scarf and then move on to the matching mittens. This class is an intermediate level, if you have basic crochet skills you will do fine.

Monday, October 6, 13, 27, and November 3. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. $40.

Four-Way Moebius Cowl

Moebius The Four Way Moebius Cowl is a true Moebius cowl; it is done in the round with no beginning or ending. It can be worn in four different ways: as a straight cowl, over the shoulders, as a balaclava, or doubled around your neck. It is a fun project that crochets up quickly.Monday, October 6 and 13. 6 – 8 pm. $20.

Eloise Baby Sweater
This little sweater is a quick little project that can be made in a variety of sizes from 6 months to 3 toddler. It is an intermediate project, if you have basic crochet skills you can do this class. It is mostly done in double crochet stitches.

Friday, October 10, 17, and 24. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. $30.
Easy Crochet Shawl
This pattern is an beginning lace pattern. It can be done in a fingering, sport, or worsted weight. The outcome will be different depending on which weight you choose. It is a great class for anyone with a basic knowledge of crochet stitches.

Monday, October 20 and 27. 6 – 8 pm. $20.
This is Northern Minnesota — who doesn’t need multiple pairs of leg warmers? You can make these up in a weekend to go with any outfit, or make several for all your friends. They are making a comeback, you know. This pattern is pretty simple to master. This is a single session class.

Monday, October 27. 1 – 3 pm. $15.


What do you want to make this fall? Call, stop in, or even register online!

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