Sunday, October 20, 2013

Holiday Class Schedule at The Knitting Garage at A L Stickle

Holiday Class Schedule 2013

You may have attended the NY Sheep and Wool Festival and are now all inspired to get started on your Holiday knitting.

Go with the momentum and sign up for a class (or two) at your friendly neighborhood knitting store.

Sock knitting class

Two-at-the-time cuff down 

You will need to have basic knitting skills for this class.  Other than that this class is for the beginning sock knitter.  You will knit two socks at a time cuff down using either the magic loop or two circular needles.

Materials needed:  200 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size US 7 needle either one needle with at least 32 inch cable or one needle with 16 inch cable plus one needle with a 24 inch cable.

The class is limited to 4 participants

Cost:   $100/each (one participant)

             $90/each  (two participants)

            $70/each  (three  or four participants)

We will meet every Tuesdays 1pm-2pm starting Nov 12th and finishing December 3rd.

There will be homework J

Quick projects

These are individual classes held every Saturday morning and afternoon to get you started on different quick knit projects. 

The morning sessions are from 10:30am-11:30am and are geared to the beginning knitter with basic knowledge.

The afternoon sessions are from 2pm-3pm and are geared to the intermediate knitter.

Saturday 11.16  am class:  Fingerless mitts knitted flat

                                pm class:  Countess Mitts

Saturday 11.23.  am class:  Basic hat in bulky weight yarn

                                 pm class: Foggy Hat

Saturday 11.30  am class: leggings

                                pm class : leggings in two colors

Saturday 12.7.  am class:  Mittens

                                Pm class:  Mittens in two colors

Saturday 12.14  am class: Finish your “knot your average shrug”

                                                This will be a 1 ½ hour session to help you finish your shrug.  You will need to have finished all of                                                 the knitting and I will show you just how it is sewn together.      

 All Saturday classes are $30 for the instructions for one or two participants, $25 for three or four participants.

Materials are extra and you are advised to come ½ early to purchase them.

Classes are limited to four participants.

Please e-mail me to sign up and also with special requests for classes you would like to see offered.

Private lessons

The  cost for private lessons at The Knitting Garage at AL Stickle is $35/ hour.

 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

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Just in time for the NY Sheep and Wool Festival

Here is my latest pattern design for a shrug (or is it a vest or a shoulder cozy?).
The name may just be a hint:" Knot Your Average Shrug".
You can buy the pattern now just before the Sheep and Wool Festival.

You may want to get the pattern and then choose the yarn this weekend while attending the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. You may even want to get a closer look at the prototype displayed at A.L. Stickle in Rhinebeck and get the yarn there.

The pattern gives you clear and detailed step by step instructions
and is available for download here (just click on the link) and on ravelry

This pattern is available for $ 5.00 USD.   Buy Now

Friday, October 11, 2013

Chemo Blankets

Here are some follow -up photos of the Chemo blankets which were knitted by different people in our Red Hook community.  This was organized by the local Library Knitting Group in honor of Marie-France Dougherty who was a vital part to the group and passed away earlier this summer.  See also Tribute to a Friend.  These lap blankets show such outpouring of love and support.  Thank you to all.  I can just imagine Marie's comments about the beautiful, colorful and at times sparkly blankets.