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Meshed

Meshed is what happens when you combine colorwork with cables!

This hat can be worked in any two colors of worsted weight yarn. I’m quite partial to long colorway yarns set off by a solid. The brim is worked on smaller needles (I used size 6) and the rest on larger needles (I used size 8). The pattern includes options for two sizes.

Date: Wednesday August 2, 2017 5:30 to 7:30

Skill Level: Comfortable knitter

Cost: $25

Materials Needed:  2 100g balls of worsted weight yarn with enough of a contrast that the “Mesh” will show up
16” Size US 6 circular needle
16” Size US 8 circular needle
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Build With Lace

Class Offered

Teacher:  Amy Schulze

Dates:  Wednesdays, 8/23, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/13

Materials Needed:  Fingering Weight yarn that will be soft and drapy.  This would include yarns with some Alpaca and or silk in them.  Approx 1400 yds
Circular Needle in size US 6 , 24 or 32” long
Stitch Markers

Building with Lace is the third book from renowned knitter and teacher, Michelle Hunter. It is a carefully designed sequence of patterns that introduce knitters to lace work starting with the basics and working towards more difficult pattern.building-with-lace-01


Mystery Shawl Mania

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6 Shawls, 6 Shapes, 6 Designers, 6 Secrets

Take a journey and explore the many features of shawl knitting.  There will be six class sessions, the first Saturday of September, October, November, January, February, and March.  Each session will feature a different shape and designer and will focus on a different aspect of shawl knitting know-how.  Yarn hints will be available two weeks before each session and posted on the Magpie Cottage Ravelry page.  The specific pattern and designer will be kept secret until the class meets.

Teacher:  Amy Schulze

Cost:  $95 for all 6 or $25 for each
All materials will receive a 10% discount

Dates:  Saturdays at 10:00 am, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, and Mar. 3

Materials:  Secret until 2 weeks prior to class.  At which time you can stop in the shop or check out the Magpie Cottage Ravelry group page.

Pre-registration is required.


Knit Your First Sweater

Dates:           Wednesdays May 24, June 7, June 21, July12: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Cost:              $45.00

Materials:    Select your own cardigan pattern using worsted weight yarn

Obtain materials list from that pattern

Skill Level:   Comfortable knitter

 

Week 1

Raglan vs. Pieced or Top down vs. Bottom up?

Taking Measurements and matching them to pattern size

Choosing yarn and swatching

Where to start: sleeves (in pieced sweaters) or lower back?

Starting a Raglan: increasing to underarms

 

Week 2

Raglan: Removing sleeves and continuing for body

Pieced: Beginning Fronts (two at a time), shoulder and front shaping

 

Week 3

Raglan: Body Shaping

Pieced: Back Shaping

 

Week 4

Both Styles: Button bands, buttonholes, neck bands

Both Styles: Seaming and Finishing, Blocking

 

Students will choose a pattern from any source such as Ravelry or perhaps a knitting book that calls for worsted weight yarn. The yarn and needles (if necessary) can be purchased either before class starts or the first night of class. The class format will be a workshop. Students will be grouped based on the style of sweater. Students may work at their own pace, but I will give them target dates so that they will get the most out of the lesson topics.