Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Summer classes 2013

Class Schedule Summer 2013
Knitting Fundamentals
You will learn how to choose and substitute yarn, different methods of cast-on, the knit and purl stitch, decreases and increases and different methods of bind -off.
Six Sundays from 2-3:30pm beginning July 7 - August 11                                 Cost:  $120/each (one participant)
                                                                                                                                             $95/each  (two participants)
                                                                                                                                             $75/each (three participants)      
Walk in Tuesday
From 12 until 4pm: Walk in for a one hour basic instruction or help with your existing project; great way to get away from the pool this summer, too. Think about a mother/ daughter session.  This is first come first serve and you can reserve your spot by calling ahead.                                                     Cost:   $20/ hour (up to two people) 
Fun with socks
I am offering two classes, one basic sock knitting class and another class with toe up instruction.
You will learn how to knit in the round on either DPNs or circular needles. You will learn the basic construction of a sock with stretchy cast-on, short rows, picking up stitches and the kitchener stitch as well as the three-needle bind off.  We will meet every other week and should have the socks (or at least one sock) finished after four instruction periods.

Four Wednesdays                                           Cost:  $100/each (one participant; shorter sessions)
                                                                            $90/each  (two participants)
                                                                            $70/each  (three participants)

Basic sock cuff down:     Wednesday, July 10      1:30-3pm (1 ½ hour)
                                                Wednesday, July 24            1-3:30pm (2 ½ hour)
                                                Wednesday, August 7         1-3:30pm (2 ½ hour)
                                                Wednesday, August 21     1:30-3pm (1 ½ hour)

Socks Toe-up:                    Wednesday, July 3          1:30-3pm (1 ½ hour)
                                                Wednesday, July 17            1-3:30pm (2 ½ hour
                                                Wednesday, July 31            1-3:30pm (2 ½ hour)
                                                Wednesday, August 14  1:30-3pm (1 ½ hour)

If you cannot come during the day inquire about my evening classes held at my home.

Private lessons

For private lessons held at your convenience call or e-mail to schedule an appointment.

Knitting classes and Private Instructions at A.L.Stickles
In Rhinebeck
phone: (845) 430-7619

Friday, June 7, 2013

Show and Tell

I have been busy doing things and been tardy reporting on my blog.  So here are some of my recent accomplishments:
  •  I finally finished this beautiful lacy shawl.  You can see my notes on it on ravelry and you can see it posted on the Artyarns facebook site.
  • Another recent accomplishment is that I taught someone how to cast on, knit and purl the continental style lefthanded.  She was so delighted to finally feel more natural about knitting (she does everything else left-handed).
  • Next I will be working on my schedule for classes this summer.  Stay posted; you may be interested to take one.