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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
NOTE: This group will meet directly before Thursday Stitch Together, so please stay and enjoy knitting at Magpies.
You can join at any time.
Dates: Wednesdays May 24, June 7, June 21, July12: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Materials: Select your own cardigan pattern using worsted weight yarn
Obtain materials list from that pattern
Skill Level: Comfortable knitter
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
Raglan: Removing sleeves and continuing for body
Pieced: Beginning Fronts (two at a time), shoulder and front shaping
Raglan: Body Shaping
Pieced: Back Shaping
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.
By Helen Stewart
Alpine Sunset is a picture postcard of a shawl, inspired by winter views in the mountains. We have added a little extra sparkle with BEADS.
This shawl is a cozy crescent shape, perfect for wrapping yourself up against the evening’s chill as you watch the sun sink out of sight behind the ridge. It features simple lace and chevrons that call to mind pine trees and peaks outlined across the glow of a winter sky.
Date: Tuesdays April 18 and May 2, 2017 5:30 to 7:30
Skill Level: Comfortable Knitter. Must know how to knit, purl, increase and decrease.
Materials Needed: 100g of fingering weight yarn
2 tubes of Toho Beads
32” or 40” Size US 6 circular needle
Pattern (is NOT included with the class)
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.
Dates: Wednesdays July 26 and August 16 – 5:30 to 7:30
Skill needed: Intermediate Knitter.
Materials needed: (2)16” US 1 circular needles, 1 skein of sock yarn (100 grams) and tapestry needle
Gauge: 7-8 sts per inch
Knitting socks can quickly become a favorite pastime. You will learn to knit in the round using 2 circular needles. I will be showing you my favorite socks to knit and wear. We will start with the Cast On, one that is stretchy enough so that your socks goes on easy. We will make a heel flap and gusset, so you have a nice fitting heel. Finally we finish with the Kitchener Stitch on the toe.
This is the first time we will do a sock class in only one session. Then when if you get stuck, you can just drop into the store for additional help at your convenience. Please give me your feedback on this.
Dates: Wednesday, May 31 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Skill Level: Beginner – new to knitting
Materials Needed: 1 skein chunky weight yarn, 16” US 9 circular needle
If you have been wanting to learn the skill of knitting, this is the class for you. We will meet for 2 hours during which time you will learn to cast on stitches and knit. We will make a basic hat constructed of just knit stitches. Because this hat is made without seams, you will be knitting continuously in the round.
Join us each Thursday Night for Stitch Nite (knit, crochet and other handworks welcome) from 5 – 7 pm. It’s a great place for you to get or share advice, show off your finished project, find out about the latest greatest pattern, and of course, see what is new in the Cottage. Light snacks are welcome. Continuing to meet every Thursday Night (except for Holidays) 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Dates: Wednesday, April 26 – 5:30 to 7:30
Skill Level: Beginner – knowledge of casting on stitches and knitting
2 skeins of chunky weight yarn, 16” or 24″ US 9 circular needle
Knitting 102 is the second class to learning the basic skills of knitting. In Knitting 101, you learned to cast on stitches and knit. In this class, you will learn to knit a flat piece, adding purl and bind-off to your knitting skills. You will also learn several stitch patterns.
You can come to work on your favorite hand-stitching. This can be knitting, crocheting or sewing. This will give you a chance to visit with other people who like to stitch as much as you do. Will meet every Friday Afternoon (except for Holidays).
See you Friday!
Students receive 10% OFF on any materials purchase for class.
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