Knitting and Technique Classes

**NEW** Tuesday afternoon drop in knitting class!- Also offered Tuesday evenings from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for $10 per class year round.

Starting Tuesday June 4, 2013 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm for the duration of the summer we will be holding a drop in knitting class for $10 per class. This will run every Tuesday afternoon (unless otherwise noted) from June to August and possibly will continue on through the fall and winter should the demand be there.

During this class you will be able to learn how to knit, get help with your projects, learn new techniques and ask all the questions you like! No need to pre-register at all, just drop by! We can get you set up with a project and needles and start you off wherever you are comfortable.

Project Prep Class.
Wednesday June 26, 2013
6:00pm to 9:00pm
$25 per person- some materials included

This class is ESSENTIAL!! This is going to give you all the information about preparing for a project that you could possibly need! We are going to start off by talking about how to use Ravelry.com to find patterns, and then we will talk about how to choose a size and a design that flatters you and your figure. We will then proceed to talk about how to choose a yarn for any given project AND how to substitute a yarn for any project. We will then talk and work on measuring gauge and I will teach you how to get your gauge for a project and how to choose the best needles for you. Because no matter what you say- YOUR GAUGE IS NOT ALWAYS RIGHT ON! We will talk about the why and the how about that and why it is so important. We will finish up with talking a bit about seaming and about blocking your project and we will be open to any and all questions you might have about prepping for a project, substituting yarns and needles and getting gauge. Anything you might think about, we will cover!

Please bring with you a selection of needles and yarn to match as well as stitch markers and a tape measure if you have it. We will have materials to use here as well. Also, if you have an ipad or tablet of some sort please bring that as well so we can show you ravelry on your own device and how to find patterns will be more comfortable for you.

Knitting 911 bootcamp!
Saturday June 15, 2013
11:00am to 1:00pm
$20 per person

Learn to fix your own mistakes!! In this class we will teach you how to recognize your mistakes and how to fix them on your own! This is the class that the baby birds learn to fly on their own. We will teach you how to unknit, pick up dropped stitches, fix twisted stitches and how to rip back, how to fix holes AFTER the project is complete and any other questions you might have! We will work until we have mastered it! Please bring with you worsted weight or heavier yarn in a light colour with needles to match. You may also bring projects that need some TLC to be fixed and we can work on those in the class as well.

Finishing and grafting
Saturday June 29, 2013
11:00am to 1:00pm
$20 per person

This is possibly one of the most important skills you will ever learn in your knitting career. Knowing how to finish and sew your projects up correctly can make your knitting go from looking homemade to looking handmade. We will work through how to sew together side seams, shoulder seams, garter stitch, stocking stitch, three needle bind offs, Kitchener stitch, mattress stitch and grafting.

Homework: Please complete 4 stocking stitch squares- 2 that are not bound off and 2 garter stitch squares approximately 3 inches by 3 inches each completed in a worsted weight or heavier yarn in a light colour with needles to match. Please bring with you darning needles and a few pairs of knitting needles all around the same size.