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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

Knit Along!  Market Basket Bag

Dates: Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm – Starting May 11

Skill Level: General knitting skills

Cost: The Knit along is free w/ purchase of yarn

Market Basket Bag $4.00mkt_basket_1_small

NOTE: This group will meet directly before Thursday Stitch Together, so please stay and enjoy knitting at Magpies.

You can join at any time.


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.

Crochet 101

Cost:  $25

Dates: Wednesday, July 5 – 5:30 – 7:30

Skill Level:  Beginner – new to crochet

Materials Needed:  worsted weight yarn, size G or H crochet hook, tapestry needle

Sign up to learn basic crochet skills.  In this class, you are welcome to make a dishcloth or continue in the same pattern and turn your piece into a beautiful scarf.  If you are choosing the dishcloth, a cotton yarn would be best.  You will learn to chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet.  Crocheted edges are a great way to finish projects.  So if you are a knitter and want to learn an additional skill for putting edges on afghans, blankets or even sweaters, consider this class.