Monday, June 1, 2015

Class schedule this summer

Class Schedule
at The Knitting Garage
Some fun projects for both the beginner knitter and for those who want to do something a little more advanced.
For more detailed information on the patterns you can click on the title of the classes.
These classes give an excellent opportunity for some bonding time with your children this summer (Minimum age 8 years).

Individual Projects:
*       These classes are held on Wednesday mornings 10am to 12noon and then on the following Saturday from 10am to 12noon (dates are indicated below). 
*       The cost of $40 per class includes the pattern unless otherwise indicated and any additional help you need to finish the project. 
*       All classes are for a maximum of three students per class to insure individual attention.
*       Prior sign-up is necessary for all classes. 
*       Discounts: * 15% discount if you sign up for all five sessions “Learn to Knit”.
                   * 10% discount if you sign up for two or more classes.
                    * 10% family discount.

Easy Boxy Lace Top
June 10th and 13th             Easy Boxy Lace Top (for the Beginner Lace Knitter)
You will learn simple lace stitches and how to seam.  This garment is a one size fits all layering piece knitted flat.
You will need approximately 500 yards of DK weight yarn (I suggest Cascade Sunseeker); more yarn is needed if you want to make the top longer. You also need one US # 8 needle.

learn to knit Pillow Case

June 17th and 20th                Learn to Knit Pillow Session 1 (No previous knowledge required)
You will learn how to cast on and how to work the knit stitch.
You will need 150-300 yards of heavy worsted weight yarn depending on if you just want to knit one or both sides of the cover (I suggest Cascade Aran or Simpliworsted by Hikoo) and a US# 9 needle.  You will also need a 14”x 14” pillow insert.
Not a Sandy Bottom Beach Bag

June 24th and 27th                Beach Bag “Not A Sandy Bottom” (For the beginner knitter with fundamental knowledge)
You will learn to knit in the round on circular needles as well as DPN’s and a simple lace stitch.
You will need 360 yards of worsted weight cotton (I suggest the Cascade Avalon) and
US# 10 DPN’s and 24” circular needles and US# 8 24” circular needles.


July 8th and 11th                    Learn to Knit Pillow Session 2 (you need to know cast-on and knit stitch)
You will learn the purl stitch and how to do a gauge swatch.

Iris Tee

July 15th and 18th       Iris Tee (for the intermediate to advanced knitter) There is an additional charge of $5 for the pattern.
This top looks similar to the Boxy Lace Top, but is more fitted and has some more advanced techniques.  You will learn how to knit contiguous shoulders. This is a top-down seamless knit.
You will need 520 -1150 yards of DK weight yarn (such as Cascade Pima Cotton or any of our other cotton and cotton blend yarns; check out the Lana Grossa yarns) and US# 4 16”or 24” circular needle.

Learn To Knit Pillow Cover
July 22nd and 25th                 Learn to Knit Pillow Session 3 (you need to know cast–on, the knit and purl stitches)
You will review how to cast on or learn an alternate method depending on your comfort level.
You will learn how to knit an eyelet row.
I will also explain how to block your finished first square.

Candle Flame Scarf

July 29th and August 1st       Candle Flame Scarf (for the intermediate knitter)
You will learn to knit up this popular pattern (my own design) into a wider summer shawl.  I will go over how to change the pattern to fit your desired outcome with each one of you individually.
You will need at least 360 yards of Sport weight yarn or any other weight in a fiber of your choice and US# 6 or larger.
Learn To Knit Pillow Cover

August 5th and 8th                 Learn to Knit Pillow Session 4 (you need to know cast –on, the knit and purl stitches)
You will learn how to knit cables.
You will need a cable needle additionally to your other materials.

August 19th and 22nd            Finishing your Pillow cover Session 5 (you will need to have both squares finished)
You will need to have both squares finished and blocked and bring the squares as well as your pillow insert to class.
You will learn two methods of seaming the cover together:  The mattress stitch and a crochet edging.

Private Lessons are also offered at $35 per hour at your convenience.
There will be a price change to $40 per hour from September 1st.

E-Mail or Call me to sign up.

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