Friday, March 28, 2014

Classes for Spring 2014

Class Schedule Spring 2014

Spring is for shawls and cute socks for those nights which still have a little chill in the air
And oh, of course, egg cozies.

These are individual classes held every Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 am. 
The skill level for these classes is beginner/ intermediate.  Sign up quickly, classes are limited to four participants.

Saturday 4.5.  Spice Route Shawl.  This is a simple tri-angular shawl done in a Aran or Worsted weight yarn. If you have never knitted a shawl before, this one gives you a good understanding of the construction.  You will want to make more than one it is so pretty and quick to make.           This class is $30 for 1-2 and $25 for 3-4 participants

Saturday 4.12.  Bunny Egg Cozies  These egg cozies in fingering weight yarn knit up quickly just in time for Easter
Saturday 4.19. Venomous Tentacula.  This shawl is constructed sideways in a fingering weight yarn.  Depending on desired finished size you will need one or two skeins of Araucania Nuble or a similar yarn.

The following three classes on sock knitting can be taken as individual classes or sign up for all three at a 10% discount
Each one of these classes are $30 for 1-2 and $25 for 3-4 participants
·         Saturday 4.26. Judy’s magic cast-on This is a favorite cast on for toe-up socks two at a time or individual.  You can use any sock weight yarn.

·         Saturday 5.3.  Fish Lips Kiss Heel  This is a simple and well-fitting heel construction everyone seems to be talking about.

·         Saturday 5.10. Jenny’s stretchy bind off  A good and popular bind off for your toe-up socks

Saturday 5.17. Aurita  Continuing in our shawl series; this one is constructed with short rows which give it a crescent shape.  You will need 400 yards of fingering or sock yarn.

Saturday 5.24. Summer Flies. This is a half circle shawl with a lace pattern all over.  It is
worked up in a worsted weight yarn.  May I suggest Cascade cotton, Madeline Tosh Vintage or Shibui Heichi.  You will need 380 yards and US# 8 needles.

Tuesday 4.22. - Tuesday 5.13. (four weeks) 1:30-2:30pm Beginners knitting class

All Saturday classes are $35 for the instructions for one or two participants, $30 for three or four participants.
This includes the pattern which will be purchased under your name at the time of sign-up and e-mailed to you prior to the class.

The Tuesday class for beginners is $95 for one or two participants, $75 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 
By Doris Formby (


  1. Beautiful blog, Doris. It looks like you are steaming ahead with your classes. I'll forward this to my students, in case some who live near to you want to join in. Hoping to meet you one of these days! Judy (Knit With Judy)

    1. Judy, Thank you so much. Yes, I do hope we will see each other one of these days :)