Thursday, March 7, 2013

March Classes and Workshops

Please stop by the shop to sign-up for classes.

Crochet Trim & Edgings Class, $20 per class
Saturday, March 9th (11am - 1pm)
Adding a crochet edging to a knitted or crocheted project can be an amazing embellishment and can also have the added benefit of stabilizing the edge of your garment, blanket, or other item. Sign-up for this class today! (Requirements: You must have taken the Beginner Crochet Class or know the basics of crochet.)

Beginner Crochet Classes, $20 per class
Thursday, March 21st (1pm - 3pm)
Have you always wanted to learn to crochet, or are you a knitter who would like to use crochet stitches to add beautiful edgings to your knitted pieces? This class is for you ~ join us to learn something new and fun!

Slightly Slouchy Hat, $35 total for the 2 classes
Saturday, March 16th (12pm - 2pm) AND Saturday, March 23rd (12pm - 2pm)
Join us to create this fun and fashionable hat! (Requirements: You must have taken the Beginner Crochet Class or know the basics of crochet.)

Create Your Own Knitting Class, $20 per 2 hour lesson + supplies
This class is for anyone from the beginner who wants to learn the basics to the advanced student who would like help tackling a specific project. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one lesson let us know ~ we will be glad to schedule a lesson at your convenience.

 Yarn Nook Welcomes "Queen Bee" Linda Rockwell

Class List:

Toe Up Socks with "Lesser Evil Pattern" (2 Sessions)
Monday, March 4th, 2pm - 4pm and Monday, March 11th, 2pm - 4pm
Knitting socks from the toe-up is a great technique to add to your knitting "bag of tricks". You will learn a great versatile cast-on and an interesting and useful method of heel shaping.
(We encourage those enrolled in this class to attend Session 2 on March 11th as well)

Intro to Sock Knitting ~ Cuff Down (2 Sessions)
Monday, March 4th, 6pm - 8pm and Monday, March 11th, 6pm - 8pm
Knit a pair of slipper socks to be felted. With two skeins of worsted weight wool and circular needles, you can learn the basics of sock knitting on a large scale! (The toe-up sock method will also be taught during this class upon request.)
(Prerequisite: You must know how to knit & purl and it is helpful to know how to knit on circular needles. We encourage those registered for this class to attend Session 2 on March 11th as well)

Maddie's Tiny Dress ~ Intro to Short Rows
Tuesday, March 5th, 10am - 12pm
Maddie's is a tiny dress for a baby girl which will also teach you about short rows. This pattern is adorable and can be done in bright colors or pastels. If you don't have a baby to dress, perhaps you will consider donating the finished dress ~ we have suggestions for donation if you need them.

Jo March Mitts ~ Intro to Cables
Tuesday, March 5th, 1pm - 3pm
This pattern is a simple way to learn cables by repeating a simple cable over and over while knitting a beautiful pair of fingerless mitts. You'll learn to knit them on DPNs or with the magic loop method. You may also choose to use a cable needle or the terrific method of cabling without a cable needle which will be taught in the class!

Christmas Stocking ~ Learn the "joggless" join
Wednesday, March 6th, 10am - 12pm
Now it is time to get your holiday knits "out of the way" and in this class you may even learn something new! This striped Christmas stocking is bright and cheery and it will also teach you to get "joggless joins", which, when you are knitting with stripes is essential.

Day-Lily Jacket ~ Lace knitting (2 Sessions)
Wednesday, March 6th, 1pm - 3pm and Friday, March 15th, 10am - 12pm
This beautiful short sleeve jacket is knit in one piece beginning at the lower back edge, divided at the neck and worked over the shoulders to the bottom fronts. You will learn increases, decreases, and a feather & fan pattern stitch.

Wonderful Wallaby (2 Sessions)
Thursday, March 7th, 10am - 12pm and Wednesday, March 13th, 1pm - 3pm
Learn garment knitting with this unisex pattern written for Child size 2 through Adult super-size. The Wallaby is a hooded sweater with built-in hand-warming pouch and placket-type head opening. Learn garment shaping and knitting in the round. Once you see the pattern book, you will have a strong desire to make this sweater!

"Bee Keeper's Quilt" by Tiny Owl Knits
Thursday, March 7th, 1pm - 3pm
Learn to use DPNs and sock yarns to create fun and beautiful hexipuffs that will make-up this adorable knitted "quilt".

Rosa Vest Night
Thursday, March 7th, 6pm - 8pm
Choose from three beautiful new Tahki vest patterns that are new to the shop ~ "Valentine Vest", "Prom Night Tuxedo Vest", or "Streamlined Vest Pattern" (all knit in Rosa). You will learn shaping, increasing, decreasing, and how to add pockets.

Bermuda Shawl
Friday, March 8th, 10am - 12pm
Join us to knit this beautiful shawl and get plenty of practice using short rows. The combination of the beautiful yarn and the amazing pattern will delight you as the shawl takes shape!

Easter Eggs
Friday, March 8th, 1pm - 3pm
It's almost time for Easter! Knit a pastel egg to decorate your season.
(Prerequisite: You must know how to knit ~ we will be knitting in the round with small needles.)

Saturday, March 9th, 10am - 12pm
In this class, we will cover seaming, weaving in ends and many other useful finishing techniques.

Senorita Lolita Dress (Dog sweater)
Saturday, March 9th, 1pm - 3pm
Do you have a diva dog in your life? Well this pretty, feminine, ruffly dress is a must have for any self-respecting pooch! This pattern is one of Linda's signature designs.

Entrelac Mitts
Tuesday, March 12th, 10am - 12pm
These beautiful fingerless mitts are a great way to practice knitting in the round and use the entrelac stitch to create an amazing "basketweave" pattern on the cuffs.

Fixing Mistakes
Wednesday, March 13th, 10am - 12pm
The art of fixing your knitting mistakes can be daunting and keep us from completing our creations in a timely fashion. Linda will help you to feel confident about picking up dropped stitches, fixing knitting errors without completely ripping out, TINKing ("backing out" of your knitting one stitch at a time), etc.

Senorita Lolita Dress (Dog Sweater)
Thursday, March 14th, 10am - 12pm

Knitted Flowers
Thursday, March 14th, 1pm - 3pm
The beautiful flowers you will learn to knit in this class can be used to embellish your knitted projects ~ hats, scarves, bags, etc. This class will also help you to be comfortable knitting oddly shaped objects ~ join us for a little something different!

Tahki Night
Thursday, March 14th, 6pm - 8pm
You may choose one of the beautiful new Tahki patterns ~ "Silver Dollar Duster Vest" (knit in Ripple yarn) or the Radiant Pullover Pattern (knit in Pixie yarn). You will learn shaping, increasing, and decreasing.

Follow-up Friday
Friday, March 15th, 1pm - 3pm
Included in your class fee, Linda will be on hand if you have questions to keep you going on the project she helped you get started with. Please go over your patterns and feel free to come by and ask Linda any questions before she leaves town. (However, If you need extended time or additional help for your project, please schedule an hour session with her.)

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