Tuesday, August 25th from 2pm to 5pmStephen & Steven always say, a pattern is only a guideline, and we agree! Free yourself from the traditional boundaries of the pattern by learning to modify the written instructions to make your imagination come to life. Stephen and Steven will teach you their famous tips and tricks while you learn to let go and knit with wild creative abandon in this interactive shawl workshop.
What to pack in your knitting bag:
~ A work-in-progress or finished project for show and tell
~ A StevenBe or Westknits pattern to use as a template (choose from the following: Enchanted Mesa, Vertices Unite, Smooth Move, Shawlvest, Eyelet Ponchini, Short Jackette). This pattern will be the foundation for your quick knit while incorporating your new-found freedom from the rules—your finished project may turn out nothing like you expected and even better than the original!
~ Minimum 3 yarns to work with. Yarns should be chosen and wound prior to the workshop. More yarns can be added during class. Choose a color palette when bringing your stash to make it cohesive. An unusual element like wire or cassette tape or any continuous strand to use as “art fiber” in your creation is highly recommended.
~A skein of smooth worsted weight yarn and needles to match for experimenting and swatching techniques
~A variety of needle sizes will be needed so bring a good selection
~Knitting notions galore
~A notebook or design sketchbook to keep notes
Mix Your Six Homework: It is recoend that you practice with your chosen yarns and needles for a sampler swatch. Cast on 20 stitches and experiment with your various yarns by using them individually and also combining them on a variety of needles to find your ideal fabric. This will acquaint you with the direction you would like to go with your design. These swatches will be assessed in the beginning of class by Stephen & Steven to provide design direction.
Students receive 15% off materials for the workshop
Tuesday, August 25th from 7pm to 9pmSpend a fantastic evening with Stephen West and StevenBe as they take you on a tour of their Inspirational Trunk Show, including samples of their most successful styles! Listen to their true almost-Hollywood stories and insider Reality Show reveals while you try things on, chat about patterns, and have refreshments: snacks and drinks! With so many great styles for every body type to peruse and expert advice on the best yarn for your project, this is sure to be a fabulous event!
~It's a party, but space IS limited. Refreshments will be provided along with a store-wide discount. 13 and up, please~$25.00
Tuesday, August 25th from 10am to 1pmThis workshop is all about showing off beautiful yarns with simple techniques combined in clever ways. Techniques like stripes, slipped stitches, cabling, and intarsia will be explored and combined to create bold architectural fabrics. The Ste(ph)vens will also open your world up to the magic of mixification: combining yarns with different fiber contents to create a totally unique fabric.$80.00
What to pack in your knitting bag:
~ A work-in-progress or finished project for show and tell (the desire to be admired is not required—but it is recommended!)
~ An array of colorful scrap yarn for swatching (all kinds of yarn weights and fibers)
~Various needle sizes
~ A notebook and pen or pencil for taking copious notes
Tuesdays: 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/116pm-8pmNever knit before? This class is for you!! We'll teach you all the basics: cast on, bind off, the knit and purl stitches, decreasing, increasing, and reading patterns. You will start with a simple wash cloth or potholder, then learn to knit in the round and make a hat. We would like you to walk out with the confidence to knit everything your heart desires.
Materials: Worsted weight yarn with corresponding needles(we can help you choose these at the class)Level: Beginner
Skills Required: NONE!Teacher: Annette
Students receive 15 % off the purchase of class materials$75.00
Sunday, July 19th, 1-3pmFinally learn the basics of Fair Isle with this one-session class! In class you will begin a cute headband pattern (free on Ravelry!) that will quickly get you beyond the basics of the ever-popular Fair Isle technique. Open your world to the wonder of colorwork sweaters, socks, mitts--you name it!
Materials:Two Strands Headband pattern (available free on Ravelry)Yarn required for pattern, needle sizes suggested in patternSkills Required:Knitting and Purling in the round, Cast On, Bind OffTeacher: Nele$25.00
Wednesday, 7/296pm-8pmTake this class to become to be a "picker"--i.e., to learn to knit continental style! Learning this method of knitting is great for keeping your wrists healthy and for avoiding cramps in your hands and arms. Continental knitting also speeds up any project involving ribbing, and can open up more options for colorwork! Impress your friends--be a picker and and thrower!Materials needed:scrap yarn (preferably DK or Worsted weight)corresponding needlesLevel: AnyTeacher: EmmaStudents receive 15% off the purchase of class materials$25.00