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Classes

For classes requiring materials, we kindly ask that you purchase materials at Yarn Folk, recognizing that you may already have suitable needles and notions.

To enroll, please call, email, or stop in. Payment is required to secure your place in the class. If you must cancel and do so at least 48 hours in advance, your fees may be applied to a future class. Cancellations fewer than 48 hours in advance will not be eligible for refund.

Beginning Knitting ONGOING

Tuesdays
5:00pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Ann Miner
$10 per session + cost of supplies

The Tietze Hat teaches you many basic knitting skills: casting on, knitting, purling, knitting flat, knitting in the round, reading a pattern, using markers, and two different decrease stitches.  On average, the material can be learned in three sessions.

Prerequisite: none!
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Wicker Cowl

August 16 & 23
Wednesday
Instructor: Ann Miner
5-7 pm
$20 + materials

The Wicker Cowl is an elegant accessory, and worked in a wool/alpaca/silk, wool/silk, or wool/alpaca blend it’s a lovely knitted gift, or a small taste of luxury for yourself. This class will focus on helping you to “read” your lace stitches on the needles, work from a chart, and use markers and lifelines for success in lace knitting.

Prerequisites: you should be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off with confidence. Prior experience with lace knitting is not required.

Project Circle

August 25
Friday (last Friday of each month)
5-7 pm
no charge

Bring your ongoing project to this monthly work session. Perfect for that “background” project that doesn’t always get top priority when you are deciding what to work on!

Mindful Swatching

August 30
Wednesday
Instructor: Ann Miner
5-7 pm
$10

Reset your thinking, and approach swatching with an attitude of exploration. In this class, we’ll discuss the effect of needle choice on the finished fabric, and learn how to think “beyond the ball band.” We will also discuss best practice for measuring swatches–accuracy matters!

Maize Fingerless Mitts (Magic Loop)

September 8, 15 & 22 (Fridays)
Instructor: Ann Miner
5-7pm
$30 + materials

The traditional method for knitting small-circumference tubes in the round employs sets of four or five double-pointed needles–and for some people this never stops feeling like juggling toothpicks. This class will explore alternate methods, primarily the Magic Loop, using one circular needle with a long cable. To do this, we’ll use a great free pattern for fingerless mitts (or full mittens) from Tin Can Knits–Maize. The pattern comes in toddler, child, and three adult sizes, perfect for nearly anyone you might want to knit for!

Two-at-a-Time Toe-Up Socks

September 9 & 16 (Saturdays)
Instructor: Sandy Buzzelli
10am-12pm
$40 + materials

If you’re a sock knitter, you’re probably familiar with this scenario: you’ve just finished knitting a sock, and you feel a pleasant sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Then a feeling of dismay takes over because you realize you now have to knit the whole project all over again to get a (hopefully) matching pair of socks, and gone is the joy as you realize you have little motivation to knit that second sock!

Despair not, because we have the cure for the dreaded one-sock- itis – knit both socks at the very same time! You’re guaranteed to have two socks by the time you’re done, and both socks will be exactly the same – no more trying to remember what you did on the first sock. We’ll be knitting our pair of socks from the toe to the cuff – making it easy to get a good fit, and we won’t have to worry about running out of yarn on the second sock.

In this class, we’ll learn how to navigate the process of knitting two at once, and we’ll explore several different methods for casting on, for knitting the heels, and for binding off at the cuffs. Whether you knit your socks using the Magic Loop or two circular needles, you can learn to knit two socks at the same time.

Prerequisite: you should know how to knit one sock at a time, cuff down or toe up.

Stillwater Cardigan

September 13 & 27, October 11 & 18 (Wednesdays)
Instructor: Ann Miner
5-7pm
$40 + materials

This open front cardigan is knit from the top down, with three-quarter length sleeves and an elegant faux-cable on the front panels. Designer Marie Greene sponsored a four-day knitalong; we’ll divide the knitting into four sections, with a “breather” week in between class meetings.

Kitchen Clothes

October 4 & 18 (Wednesdays)
Instructor: Ann Miner
5-7pm
$20 + materials

Details coming soon.


4 Responses to Classes

  1. Lois Harrison

    I’d like to sign up for the Continental Knitting class on Fri. 9/23/16. Is there still a seat available? What do I need to bring

  2. Ann

    Hi Lois–
    Yes, space available. All you need is some medium-weight yarn and needles to knit with! Preferably light-colored. Sorry I didn’t see this until this afternoon!

  3. Terri Budrow-Nelson

    I attended the previous Mindful Swatching class, mostly because I thought I should…”there might be something useful”… Wow, I was completely impressed (and humbled) by how much I learned. The skills will be really helpful in my mission to step up my knitting game, and save me from a lot of false starts. Thank you Ann!

  4. Ann

    I’m glad it was useful, Terri! Swatching really doesn’t have to be a chore!

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