Kanata Kerchief Tank {Part 1}
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Kanata Kerchief Tank {Part 1}

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Learn How to Crochet this fun Summer Top. Part of a two class series you will learn the pattern in the first class and assembly in the second class. You will have 4 weeks in between classes to finish your pieces. This is an advanced beginner class and you must already know how to crochet.

This the first of a two part class.

Cost - $35

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Cirlces (A class in understanding double points, flexiflips, and Magic Loop)
Jun
20
10:30 AM10:30

Cirlces (A class in understanding double points, flexiflips, and Magic Loop)

Instructors - Carol Puntel & Cookie Hornung

Did you know there is more than one way to do circular knitting? Some methods are interchangeable and some are for specific projects. Come play with Cookie and Carol as we play with double pointed needles (dpns), flexi-flips, magic loop, and two at a time circular needles.

Cost - $30

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Fix It
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

Fix It

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Some of you know about humility stitches, but there are times when humble means actually having to fix something. Do you want to learn how to pick up those pesky dropped stitches (even when you are working in pattern or they have dropped down more than one row)? Do you want to learn about “frogging” and “tinking” and getting your stitches back on the needle with them all going in the right direction? What happens if you finish the row and there are too many or too few stitches? Are your yarn overs going in the correct direction? How about your increases and decreases? Is there a hole in your garment (or socks) that you want to repair? What happens when you get all done and the sweater is too big or too small----is there a way to fix this other than giving it away? Come to this class and learn these and other “Fix-It” techniques to help reduce your stress.

There is homework for this class.

Cost - $35

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Crochet Bracelet/Necklace
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Crochet Bracelet/Necklace

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Learn How to Crochet this fun Summer accessory. We will supply you with the beads, thread and items needed to make 1 piece. This is an advanced beginner class and you must already know how to crochet.

Cost - $30 (most supplies included)

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Kanata Kerchief Tank {Part 2}
Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Kanata Kerchief Tank {Part 2}

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Learn How to Crochet this fun Summer Top. Part of a two class series you will learn the pattern in the first class and assembly in the second class. You will have 4 weeks in between classes to finish your pieces. This is an advanced beginner class and you must already know how to crochet.

This the second of a two part class.

Cost - $35

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Crochet Bracelet/Necklace
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Crochet Bracelet/Necklace

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Learn How to Crochet this fun Summer accessory. We will supply you with the beads, thread and items needed to make 1 piece. This is an advanced beginner class and you must already know how to crochet.

Cost - $30 (most supplies included)

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Virus Shawl
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Virus Shawl

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Perfect for advanced beginners and intermediate crocheters. You will also learn how to read a chart in this class. You must know how to crochet and do a chain, single crochet and double crochet for this class.

Cost - $20

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Steek This Coffee Cozy {Session 2}
Jun
10
5:30 PM17:30

Steek This Coffee Cozy {Session 2}

Instructor - Carol Puntel

The thought of cutting your knitting strikes fear in the hearts of many knitters. Knitting in the round with addition of a “steek” and then cutting is the best way to work stranded colorwork such as Fair Isle. Knitting in the round with two hands helps keep tension even when doing colorwork. To turn this “tube” into a sweater means cutting for sleeves, necks, and button bands (in the case of a cardigan). This coffee cozy is a small project in which you can learn both two handed colorwork and the steeking technique. It is divided into two sessions. Those who have already mastered two handed colorwork are welcome to come to only the second session where we cut and finish. The second session is 3 hours.

Session 1 : $20

Session 2: $30

Both sessions: $45

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Short-Rows Demystified
Jun
9
10:30 AM10:30

Short-Rows Demystified

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Do short rows have you stymied? Know how to wrap and turn but interested in other short row methods? This class will take away any short row mystery! Wrap and Turn, German Japanese and Shadow Wrap methods will be explored, and various applications will be discussed.

Cost - $20

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Steek This Coffee Cozy {Session 1}
Jun
3
5:30 PM17:30

Steek This Coffee Cozy {Session 1}

Instructor - Carol Puntel

The thought of cutting your knitting strikes fear in the hearts of many knitters. Knitting in the round with addition of a “steek” and then cutting is the best way to work stranded colorwork such as Fair Isle. Knitting in the round with two hands helps keep tension even when doing colorwork. To turn this “tube” into a sweater means cutting for sleeves, necks, and button bands (in the case of a cardigan). This coffee cozy is a small project in which you can learn both two handed colorwork and the steeking technique. It is divided into two sessions. Those who have already mastered two handed colorwork are welcome to come to only the second session where we cut and finish. The second session is 3 hours.

Session 1 : $20

Session 2: $30

Both sessions: $45

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Two Socks on Two Circular Needles {Part 2}
May
23
10:30 AM10:30

Two Socks on Two Circular Needles {Part 2}

Instructor - Carol “Cookie” Hornung

Like to knit socks but always have trouble getting the second done? Start two at once, work to the heel, make a cushy soft garter stitch heel using short rows, and continue to the toe. Stripes are easy to match and they are always the same length. Participants must have experience knitting socks. This class is limited to 6 participants.

This is the second of a two-part class.

Cost - $40

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Kanata Kerchief Tank {Part 1}
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Kanata Kerchief Tank {Part 1}

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Learn How to Crochet this fun Summer Top. Part of a two class series you will learn the pattern in the first class and assembly in the second class. You will have 4 weeks in between classes to finish your pieces. This is an advanced beginner class and you must already know how to crochet.

This a two part class. The second class is on June 18th.

Cost - $35

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Two at a Time (TAAT) Toe-up Socks Using Magic Loop {Part 2}
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Two at a Time (TAAT) Toe-up Socks Using Magic Loop {Part 2}

Instructor - Carol Puntel

If you have knitted socks before and would like to be able to make two at once this could be your chance. If you have knitted socks before from the cuff down and would like to try toe up, this is also your chance. If you have never used the Magic Loop method of circular knitting this is definitely your chance.

Knitting socks from the toe up can help with customizing fit. This is also a great way to build in your gauge swatch. Finally, it is a great way to be sure you balance the yarn properly to get the same length cuffs without running out.

Some folks suffer from “second sock syndrome”. You finish one sock and instead of wanting to do the next one, you want to try a new yarn, pattern, or size. Off you go and suddenly you have a collection of single socks. Knitting two at a time (TAAT) can resolve this.

Magic Loop is a method of knitting in the round using one long circular needle. Many find this easier than manipulating dpns.

In this two- part class we will learn a special cast on and heel specifically designed for toe up. We’ll learn how to do two socks at once. You will also learn how to apply the Magic Loop method to socks and other circular projects.

Students should have knitted at least one pair of socks and have an understanding of basic sock construction and circular knitting. This is NOT an introductory sock class.

This is a two part class. The first class takes place on May 6th.

Cost - $40

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Summer Lace Shawl
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Lace Shawl

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Perfect for advanced beginners and intermediate crocheters, this poncho is fun to crochet and perfect for those cooler spring and summer evenings. You must know how the basic stitches of crochet for this class.

Cost - $20

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How to Block and Care for Your Handknits
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

How to Block and Care for Your Handknits

Instructor - Carol Puntel

There have often been questions about what it means to block a project once completed. This is closely related to how to care for handknits in general. It doesn’t take much time to finish and care for your handknits. These topics will be addressed in a 1 hour mini class that will help you feel confident you are doing it right

Cost - $15

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Pattern Reading Demystified
May
13
2:00 PM14:00

Pattern Reading Demystified

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Does reading a knitting pattern sometimes seem like trying to read another language? Do designers sometimes seem to assume you know more than seems reasonable? Do all those brackets, parentheses, and abbreviations get confusing. And do you really hate coming across those dreaded words “and at the same time”? Hopefully all of this will make much more sense after you participate in this decoding class!

Cost - $20

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Two Socks on Two Circular Needles {Part 1}
May
9
10:30 AM10:30

Two Socks on Two Circular Needles {Part 1}

Instructor - Carol “Cookie” Hornung

Like to knit socks but always have trouble getting the second done? Start two at once, work to the heel, make a cushy soft garter stitch heel using short rows, and continue to the toe. Stripes are easy to match and they are always the same length. Participants must have experience knitting socks. This class is limited to 6 participants.

This is a two-part class. The second class takes place on May 23rd.

Cost - $40

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Two at a Time (TAAT) Toe-up Socks Using Magic Loop {Part 1}
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

Two at a Time (TAAT) Toe-up Socks Using Magic Loop {Part 1}

Instructor - Carol Puntel

If you have knitted socks before and would like to be able to make two at once this could be your chance. If you have knitted socks before from the cuff down and would like to try toe up, this is also your chance. If you have never used the Magic Loop method of circular knitting this is definitely your chance.

Knitting socks from the toe up can help with customizing fit. This is also a great way to build in your gauge swatch. Finally, it is a great way to be sure you balance the yarn properly to get the same length cuffs without running out.

Some folks suffer from “second sock syndrome”. You finish one sock and instead of wanting to do the next one, you want to try a new yarn, pattern, or size. Off you go and suddenly you have a collection of single socks. Knitting two at a time (TAAT) can resolve this.

Magic Loop is a method of knitting in the round using one long circular needle. Many find this easier than manipulating dpns.

In this two- part class we will learn a special cast on and heel specifically designed for toe up. We’ll learn how to do two socks at once. You will also learn how to apply the Magic Loop method to socks and other circular projects.

Students should have knitted at least one pair of socks and have an understanding of basic sock construction and circular knitting. This is NOT an introductory sock class.

This is a two part class. The second class takes place on May 20th.

Cost - $40

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How to Block and Care for Your Handknits
Apr
29
4:30 PM16:30

How to Block and Care for Your Handknits

Instructor - Carol Puntel

There have often been questions about what it means to block a project once completed. This is closely related to how to care for handknits in general. It doesn’t take much time to finish and care for your handknits. These topics will be addressed in a 1 hour mini class that will help you feel confident you are doing it right

Cost - $15

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Learn to Knit Lace Scarf
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Learn to Knit Lace Scarf

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Lots of knitters find the idea of knitting lace intimidating. They worry about how to stay in pattern and fix mistakes (we all make them). In this class we will learn the fundamentals of lace knitting with this simple (yes, it really is simple) lace scarf. We will work with charts, learn about slanted decreases, use lifelines, and talk about helpful tools.

Cost - $25

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Virus Shawl
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Virus Shawl

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Perfect for advanced beginners and intermediate crocheters. You will also learn how to read a chart in this class. You must know how to crochet and do a chain, single crochet and double crochet for this class.

Cost - $20

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Selecting and Substituting Yarn
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Selecting and Substituting Yarn

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Do you want to make the garment you saw on Ravelry or in the latest issue of your favorite knitting magazine? Unfortunately, the yarn recommended is discontinued, not available at Common Thread, too expensive or wrong for the season. How can you pick a good substitute? It isn’t just about gauge! In this class you will learn about the characteristics of various yarns. You will see how drape, stitch definition, wearability, and care are all impacted by the fiber or fiber blend you want to use. We will even talk about how you can figure out something about the fiber content of that stash yarn without a label! Hopefully you will leave with a better understanding of how to make your own choices.

(Please note, this is a 3-hour class.)

Cost - $30

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Butterfly/Papillon Shawl Class
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Butterfly/Papillon Shawl Class

Teacher - Helen Wilson

Knitting Level: Intermediate

Get spectacular results from a truly fun project. Do not be overwhelmed by this pattern! Helen will be right there with you giving you the benefit of her experience after knitting 11 (or maybe 12) of them herself. Join others as you learn to knit your way to a true work of art.

Cost - $30

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Butterfly/Papillon Shawl Class
Mar
23
10:30 AM10:30

Butterfly/Papillon Shawl Class

Teacher - Helen Wilson

Knitting Level: Intermediate

Get spectacular results from a truly fun project. Do not be overwhelmed by this pattern! Helen will be right there with you giving you the benefit of her experience after knitting 11 (or maybe 12) of them herself. Join others as you learn to knit your way to a true work of art. This class will also meet April 6.

Cost - $30

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Beginner Socks  {Part 2}
Mar
21
10:30 AM10:30

Beginner Socks {Part 2}

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Honung

Knitting Level: Advanced Beginner

You have always said you wanted to learn to knit socks, but be careful! Knitting socks is fun and addictive. They are a perfect small project to carry around. Once you have worn hand knitted socks, you won’t want anything else on your feet! In this class you will learn the basics of sock construction. We will be using double pointed needles to work in the round.

This is a 3- part class. The cost includes all three sessions.

Cost - $55

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Continental Knitting & Purling
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Continental Knitting & Purling

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Would you like to learn to knit a little faster and with less stress on your arms, elbows, and shoulders? Continental knitting is the way that most Europeans knit and is sometimes described as “picking”, rather than “throwing” the yarn as in American or English style knitting. In this class you will learn to do the knit stitch and two ways of doing the purl stitch. We will also review increasing and decreasing using this style of knitting.

Cost - $20

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Continental Knitting & Purling
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Continental Knitting & Purling

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Would you like to learn to knit a little faster and with less stress on your arms, elbows, and shoulders? Continental knitting is the way that most Europeans knit and is sometimes described as “picking”, rather than “throwing” the yarn as in American or English style knitting. In this class you will learn to do the knit stitch and two ways of doing the purl stitch. We will also review increasing and decreasing using this style of knitting.

Cost - $20

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Butterfly/Papillon Shawl Class
Mar
16
10:30 AM10:30

Butterfly/Papillon Shawl Class

Teacher - Helen Wilson

Knitting Level: Intermediate

Get spectacular results from a truly fun project. Do not be overwhelmed by this pattern! Helen will be right there with you giving you the benefit of her experience after knitting 11 (or maybe 12) of them herself. Join others as you learn to knit your way to a true work of art. This class will also meet March 23 and April 6.

Cost - $30

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Knitterati KAL
Mar
9
10:30 AM10:30

Knitterati KAL

Group Knit Along

The last clue for the Cascade Knitterati 2018 Gradient Lapghan has been released. Are you up-to-date on your squares? Have you fallen behind? Do you need motivation to finish the Lapghan? if so, join our Knit Along with other Knitterati participants. We will meet at the shop for comaraderie, knitting support , and to show off the work you have finished.

Free

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Beginner Socks {Part 1}
Feb
28
10:30 AM10:30

Beginner Socks {Part 1}

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Honung

Knitting Level: Advanced Beginner

You have always said you wanted to learn to knit socks, but be careful! Knitting socks is fun and addictive. They are a perfect small project to carry around. Once you have worn hand knitted socks, you won’t want anything else on your feet!  In this class you will learn the basics of sock construction. We will be using double pointed needles to work in the round.

This is a 3- part class. The cost includes all three sessions.

Cost - $55

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Beginner Two-Color Brioche Part 2 (Session 2)
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Beginner Two-Color Brioche Part 2 (Session 2)

Instructor - Angela DeMeritt

In this class we will make a simple, two-color, brioche cowl. During the first session straight rows of brioche rib will be worked in the round (right side only), focusing on brioche ‘BRK’ and ‘BRP’ stitches.

In the second session we will focus on answering any questions that may have come up, correct mistakes, divide the stitches to work brioche rib flat (working both right side and wrong side rows). Will will also learn basic brioche decreases to create the center point of the cowl.

There is homework for this class. This is the first of a two-part class.

Cost - $40

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Quick Class: Flexi-Flip Needles
Feb
23
10:30 AM10:30

Quick Class: Flexi-Flip Needles

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Here’s a new way to knit in the round! Your stitches are on two needles while you knit with the third. You can choose whether you want a blunt or sharp tip. Come try them out, learn how to use them, and we will give you some ideas for projects to try out to get your Flexi-Flips flipping!!

Cost - $10

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Beginning Two-Color Brioche {Part 2}
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Two-Color Brioche {Part 2}

Instructor - Angela DeMeritt

In this class we will make a simple, two-color, brioche cowl. During the first session straight rows of brioche rib will be worked in the round (right side only), focusing on brioche ‘BRK’ and ‘BRP’ stitches.

In the second session we will focus on answering any questions that may have come up, correct mistakes, divide the stitches to work brioche rib flat (working both right side and wrong side rows). Will will also learn basic brioche decreases to create the center point of the cowl.

There is homework for this class. This is the second of a two-part class.

Cost - $40

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