Introduction to Knitting

Introduction to Knitting

This $30 beginner class will teach students how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.  The two part class will be held Saturday, July 9th from 1:30pm-3:30pm and Saturday, July 16th from 1:30pm-2:30pm.  Students will need to bring 180 yards of worsted weight cotton, size 8 or 9 straight needles, scissors, and tapestry needle.  Materials are not included.

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Emmaline

Emmaline

Sprout by Classic Elite Yarn is my favorite bulky cotton of all time!  It is 100% organic, making it environmentally friendly and it’s super soft.  Emmaline by Jennifer Wood is the perfect summer sweater with it’s cap sleeves and gathers giving it a Jane Austen feel.  The pattern is worked from the top down so there is no seaming involved.  You can also try on the sweater as you go to make sure you get the perfect fit.

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The raglan increases are incorporated with the yarn over eyelets running across the front of the neckline and sleeves.  Increases are worked on the top section for the bust and the sweater is separated by a purl section to create an empire waist.

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The sweater is worked in the round and is mostly knit in stockinette stitch making it a quick project!  Check out the pattern by clicking here.

 

Boomerang Shawl

Boomerang Shawl

This lightweight asymmetrical shawl by Natasha Sills is a fun quick knit.  We used two hanks of Tricked Out Ewe “Sock It to Me!”.  One Graffiti and one Jagged Sea Glass which gave us a hefty 926 yards of fingering weight to use up, and we did!  This would be a perfect project to use your stash on as well.  Pick your favorite multi and pair it with a semi-solid for a striped effect or just knit it out of one colorway.

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Its shape is halfway between a triangle and a crescent, and it works with any yarn, any gauge.  You begin by casting on at the tip of the shawl and continuing until it reaches the size you want or until you run out of yarn.  Then just bind off!!

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If you like the striped look it is also an easy project to practice carrying the second color.  If you are interested in the pattern just click here.  We are also offering this shawl as a class in May, just click here for more information.

Boomerang Shawl

Boomerang Shawl

This $10 class will teach students how to increase, decrease, and carry two colorways .  This class will be held Saturday, May 14th from 11:30am-12:30pm.  Students will need to bring 926 yards of fingering weight yarn, size 3 or 4-32″ circular.  Materials are not included.