Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Classes this Summer 2014

Class Schedule Summer 2014

Summer is here and I have some fun projects planned for my Saturday morning classes.
These are individual classes held every Saturday morning from 10:30-12 Noon.
The skill level for these classes is beginner/ intermediate. You will learn new techniques and get started on a project. Included in the class fee are the pattern and any help you need to finish.
Sign up quickly, classes are limited to four participants.

Saturday, June 14. Pinwheel Spa Cloth. This is a luxurious washcloth and makes a nice quick gift. You will learn: The circular cast on, knit with DPN’s, how to read a chart and an easy crochet bind-off. You will need 35 yards of DK weight yarn. I suggest the Trendsetter Yarns “Lino”.

Saturday, June 21. Great Grand Sun Hat The pattern is for sizes baby all the way to adult. You will learn: Knit with DPN’s, slipped stitches and cables. You will need 108 to 216 yards of DK weight yarn. I suggest the Cascade Sunseeker cotton yarn for this.

Saturday, June 28. Tempting II A simple T-shirt knitted up in a k1, p1 ribbing guaranteed to fit. This is knitted bottom up in one piece. If you have never knitted a sweater, but always wanted to try, this may be the best start. You will learn: knitting on circular needles, knitting on DPN’s or the magic loop, three-needle- bind-off. You will need 708-1239 yards of a worsted weight cotton blend yarn. I suggest the Cascade Avalon.

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 is $30 for 1-2 and $25 for 3-4 participants

Saturday, July 5. 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 weight yarn to learn this technique.

Saturday, July 12. Fish Lips Kiss Heel. This is a simple and well-fitting heel construction everyone seems to be talking about. You will learn the special stitch used for this construction. You can use any weight yarn to learn the technique.

Saturday, July19. Jenny’s stretchy bind off. A good and popular bind off for your toe-up socks

Saturday, July 26. Girlfriend’s Market Bag. This is a must-have item for summer market days. Make one for yourself and one for a girlfriend. You will learn: Circular cast-on, knit on DPN’s, Kitchener stitch. You will need about 150 yards of yarn. I suggest the Blue Sky Skinny Cotton or Cascade Avalon.

Saturday, August 2. Stay-Put Shawl This is a three-section shawl constructed with two decrease points and really does stay on your shoulders nicely. You will learn: A simple shawl construction; perfect for the beginner knitter. You only need 300 yards of worsted weight cotton, linen or any other worsted weight yarn. I suggest the Trendsetter Yarn “Phoenix”.

Tuesday, July 1. – July 22 and July 29 – August 19. (four weeks) 2:30-3:30pm Beginners knitting class Come on in from the heat and take this class this summer. If you miss one class during one session you can make it up during the next session or at a later point. For ages 8 to 108.

All Saturday classes are $35 for the instructions for one or two participants, $30 for three or four participants.
The Tuesday class for beginners is $95 for one or two participants, $75 for three or four participants.
There is a 10% family discount on all classes.

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
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