NEW KNITTERS (EVERY TUESDAY EVENING)

Have you always wanted to learn to knit, or did you stop knitting for a bit and now need a refresher? Come to New Knitters on Tuesday! We'll help you pick out a great pattern - we have scarves, hats and more. Then, choose any of our beautiful yarn in your favorite color. We'll walk you through every step of the project. The class is free if you buy your yarn at The Wool Cabin. 

Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm - this is a drop in class.

 

FEARLESS LACE KNITTING: HOW TO FIX MISTAKES 

Experience Level: Intermediate (some lace experience recommended) 

Instructor: Miriam Felton

Saturday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm / August 18th

Do you dread making a mistake in your lace knitting? Never fear! Even the best lace knitters makes mistake. The key to fearless lace knitting is knowing how to recognize and fix those mistakes. In this class we'll cover how to:

  • fix yarn-overs
  • correct mis-leaning decreases 
  • unknit one stitch at a time
  • rip whole rows without losing stitches
  • drop individual repeats

For each of these techniques, we'll discuss when to us them and how to determine what mistake has been made. (One session; $50)

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BEGINNING KNITTING AND BEYOND 

Experience Level: Beginner 

Instructor: Lisa Sewell

Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm  / September 8th & 15th

In this six-hour workshop we'll cover all the basic techniques. We'll make a sampler to learn different methods of casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, seed, ribbing, increasing, decreasing, and binding off. You'll learn both English and Continental methods, how to use double-pointed needles, and how to correct mistakes. This course will also cover types of yarns and needles, how to read a pattern, different styles of sweaters, and the importance of checking your gauge. The goal of this class is to provide students with a strong base and command of knitting so you are confident in beginning a project. (Two Sessions; $75)

*Materials Needed: US #8 needles & suitable yarn.

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FAIR ISLE SWEATER CLASS 

 

Experience Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Lisa Sewell

Mondays: September 10th, 24th / October 8th, 22nd / November 5th, 19th / December 3rd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In this semester-long series we’ll be knitting a Fair Isle Sweater.  You select the design – cardigan, pullover, vest and Lisa guide you along through the all the elements needed to complete your project.  In this class she'll cover the specific techniques used in Fair Isle knitting – including setting up your project, swatching, rib, steeks, cutting and finishing work. This class is suitable for those who have taken the Intro to Fair Isle Sweater Class, or are experienced with two-color stranded knitting techniques. 

There will be a social get together on Monday evening, August 27th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to choose yarn and projects. Students must have a project and have yarn ready for first day of class on September 10th.  (Seven Sessions: $140.00)

*There will be a 10% discount on yarn purchased at the meeting on August 27th in advance of the class.

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SKILLS WORKSHOPS

Every Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Begins September 8th and continues through Mid-December.

Dive in! Learn new skills from the experts. Take your knitting to the next level. September and October topics include:

September 8th - Short Rows - with Anne Sign Up Here 

September 15th - Russian Join - with Sally Sign Up Here

September 22nd - Cables without a needle - with Syhalla Sign Up Here

September 29th - Kitchener Stitch from Memory - with Marie Sign Up Here

October 6th - Reading Your Gauge Swatch - with Sally Sign Up Here

October 13th - Provisional Cast On - with Dani Sign Up Here

October 20th - I-Cord Cast On and Bind Off - with Christian Sign Up Here

November 3rd - Use Ravelry like a Pro - with Syhalla Sign up Here

Each individual workshop is $15. Buy a punch card for 10 workshops here and save $25!

*You must sign up at least 48 hours in advance of each workshop.

 

INTRO TO TWO-COLOR KNITTING

Experience: Confident Beginner / Intermediate

Instructor: Lisa Sewell

Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm / September 29th & October 6th

This workshop is suited for beginning knitters interested in delving into knitting with two colors. You'll master carrying two or more colors using the English and Continental methods, catching colors, introducing new colors, weaving in, and splicing techniques. Learn how to use the intarsia and duplicate stitch, read charts, and explore how using colors impacts the structural design of Icelandic, Norwegian, and Fair Isle sweaters! (Two sessions; $75)

*Materials Needed: US #8 or #9 16 inch circular needles & a set of US #5 double pointed or straight needles. Yarn provided by instructor.

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INTRO TO FAIR ISLE KNITTING 

 

Experience: Intermediate/Advanced (Students should be comfortable with two-color knitting techniques)

Instructor: Lisa Sewell

Saturdays / Oct. 13th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm / 20th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm / 27th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm / Nov. 3rd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This workshop is ten hours of near nonstop learning! We'll be knitting a sampler sweater over a four week period. This bear sized sweater is designed to teach students all the elements that go into knitting a Fair Isle sweater, regardless of size. We'll learn about sweater construction, what makes a Fair Isle a "Fair Isle", and dive right in! This course covers steeking, corrugated ribbing, underarm steeks, cutting and finish work. There will be homework over the weeks, of course --- KNITTING! (Four Sessions; $100)

*Materials Needed: $45 kit includes all you'll need for this course.

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LATVIAN MITTENS 

Experience Level: Intermediate (comfortable using dpn's, working in a small gauge of 9 st/inch, and two-color knitting techniques)

Instructor: Lisa Sewell

Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm / November 3rd & 10th

In this course we'll delve into the world of Latvian Mitten construction and design. Students will receive a child-sized mitten kit with a pattern and five colors of Tines Yarn, direct from Latvia! We'll work through techniques used to create these wonderful treasures, including fringe, and braids on a small mitten sampler. (Two Sessions; $75)

*Materials Needed: $40 kit.

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