Monday, March 30, 2015

Classes this May at The Knitting Garage

Class Schedule
at The Knitting Garage
May 2015

I have come up with a few fun projects for both the beginner knitter and for those who want to do something a little more advanced .

Individual Projects:
These classes are held twice: First on Wednesday morning 11am to 1pm and then on the following Saturday from 10am to 12noon (dates are indicated).  The cost of $40 per class includes the pattern and any additional help to finish the project.  Prior sign-up is necessary for the class during the week on Wednesday and recommended for the Saturday classes, but additional walk-ins are welcome Saturdays with a maximum number of four students per class.

May 6th and 9th                  Lavalette (for the Beginner Lace Knitter)
You will learn the provisional cast on; understand the construction of a tri-angular shawl and learn the difference between k2tog and ssk. 
This shawl is knitted in Fingering weight yarn on US#7 needles.

May 13th and 16th              Learn to knit Easy Folded Poncho or Simple Fingerless Mitts(for the    new knitter; no previous knowledge needed)

You will learn how to cast on, the knit stitch and the purl stitch and how to seam.
The choice is yours which project you want to start with.  The mitts are small and simple to make; the poncho will take you considerably longer.
For the Mitts you will need heavy worsted yarn and US# 7 needles.
For the Poncho you will need DK weight yarn and US# 6 needles (we have a beautiful store sample of this pattern).

May 20th and 23rd             Kitty  (PART 1)(for the Beginner Knitter)
     You will learn a simple raglan construction.  This cardigan is knitted top down.
     This is a cute and popular pattern.  We have a store sample of this cardigan in pink.
     You will need Fingering weight yarn and US#5 needles.

May 27th and 30th              Kitty (Part 2)(For the Beginner Knitter)
You will learn how to work the Lace section on this girl’s cardigan.
You do not need to take both classes for “Kitty”, but you will get a 20% discount if you do.

  As always do check out Julie’s classes at The Knitting Garage, too.


  1. Doris,
    I have just about completed the folded poncho and hope to start my next project soon. I'm a beginner, but I like a challenge, and I really want to do the "Shibui Mix" cardigan that you have in the shop. I purchased the pattern from you about a month ago, but it sounds a bit Greek to me! Would I be able to have individual lessons with you in May to get this started? How do you schedule those? I work full time, M-F, 8-5, so it would have to be on Saturday . . . or an evening. You can reach me on JSS945 at gmail dot com. Thank you! --Jan Smyth (April 3, 2015)

    1. Jan, I just replied to you via e-mail. Sorry for the delay in response.