2 Socks on 2 Circular Needles (Part 1)
Jul
8
10:00 am10:00

2 Socks on 2 Circular Needles (Part 1)

Instructor - Cookie Horning

Like to knit socks, but always have trouble getting the second sock done?  Start two at once!  Work to the heel, making a cushy soft heel using short rows, and continue to the toe.    Stripes are easy to match and they are always the same length.

Cost - $35 ($30)

Twined Hat in Two Colors - Part 1
Jul
9
12:00 pm12:00

Twined Hat in Two Colors - Part 1

Instructor - Susan Youngman

Continue working with an old historical knitting technique dating back to 1680 in Sweden called Twined Knitting.  Work up a warm hat using 2 colors.  Good beginner project.  

This is the first of a two-part class.   The second class occurs on July 16th.  The cost covers both classes.

Cost - $35

Twined Hat in Two Colors - Part 2
Jul
16
12:00 pm12:00

Twined Hat in Two Colors - Part 2

Instructor - Susan Youngman

Continue working with an old historical knitting technique dating back to 1680 in Sweden called Twined Knitting.  Work up a warm hat using 2 colors.  Good beginner project.  

This is the second of a two-part class.   The first class occurs on July 9th.  The cost covers both classes.

Cost - $35

Jul
18
4:30 pm16:30

Yoga for Knitters

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

Most fiber artists have experienced physical stress in their bodies from knitting or crocheting.   Join Kristin (RYT-200hr) as we move through a series of postures done in a chair designed to stretch and strengthen areas of the body that can become stressed and overworked from working with needles.  You will learn stretches that you can do each day to loosen up stiff joints and keep your body working with you as you knit beautiful things!

Cost - $10

2 Socks on 2 Circular Needles (Part 2)
Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

2 Socks on 2 Circular Needles (Part 2)

Instructor - Cookie Horning

Like to knit socks, but always have trouble getting the second sock done?  Start two at once!  Work to the heel, making a cushy soft heel using short rows, and continue to the toe.    Stripes are easy to match and they are always the same length.

Cost - $35 ($30)

Crocheted Headband
Jul
31
6:00 pm18:00

Crocheted Headband

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Intermediate and more experienced come join us for a fun night of crochet. Learn how to take your basic Crochet stitches and create a unique Summer Headband. This Class will not have a specific pattern you will learn how to design your own.

Cost - $20


Summer Shawl
Jun
26
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Shawl

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Intermediate and more experienced come join us for a night of crochet.  Learn how to take your basic Crochet stitches and create fun summer shawls by combining different stitches,  You can have fun creating your own beautiful piece.  You must already know how to crochet for this class.

Cost - $20

Selecting & Substituting Yarn
Jun
26
1:00 pm13:00

Selecting & Substituting Yarn

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Do you want to make the garment you saw 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.

Cost - $25

Beginner Socks - Part 3
Jun
22
10:00 am10:00

Beginner Socks - Part 3

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Knitting socks is fun and addictive.   They are a perfect small project to carry around.  Once you have worn hand knitted socks, you wont 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 below covers all three classes. The other 2 classes are on April 27th and May 11th, 10 am - 12 pm.

Cost - $55

Flower Necklace & Jewelry
Jun
19
6:00 pm18:00

Flower Necklace & Jewelry

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Intermediate and more experienced come join us for a night of crochet.  Learn how to take your basic Crochet stitches and make a fun Flower Necklace to wear for the Summer.  You will also get other fun ideas for bracelets and earrings.  This class uses Thread and Small crochet hooks.  Kits for the Necklaces will be available for purchase.  You must already know how to crochet for this class.

Cost - $20

Skacel Modular Pillow (Part 2)
Jun
19
1:00 pm13:00

Skacel Modular Pillow (Part 2)

Instructor - Carol Puntel

You saw this sample at the Spring Fling party and now you get to make it yourself!  Modular knitting is a fun way of building a project in smaller, connected segments.  You will learn how to use this technique to make this attractive pillow.  You will also learn how to set in a zipper for a knitted item.  (or maybe discuss some other closure options.)

This is the second of a two-part class.   The cost listed below covers both sessions.

Cost - $40

Twined Socks (Part 2)
Jun
19
10:00 am10:00

Twined Socks (Part 2)

Instructor - Susan Youngman

Continue working with an old historical knitting technique dating back to 1680 Sweden called Twined knitting.  Work up a pair of socks learning textural stitches and heel.  All students must have taken the half Mitt Beginner Class in the Twined Knitting technique.  This is a two-part class.  Cost includes both sessions.

Cost - $35

Victoria Beaded Scarf (Part 2)
Jun
12
3:00 pm15:00

Victoria Beaded Scarf (Part 2)

Instructor - Carol Puntel

This was one of our most popular classes, but hasn’t been seen in awhile.  The scalloped and beaded hem on this scarf is eye catching to say the least!  Hopefully, the invisible center graft is not! 

Note:  This is the second of 2 classes totaling 4 hours of instruction time.  As a result of previous experience,  the first class is 3 hours and the second only 1.  The cost listed below covers both sessions.

Cost $40

Twined Socks (Part1)
Jun
12
10:00 am10:00

Twined Socks (Part1)

Instructor - Susan Youngman

Continue working with an old historical knitting technique dating back to 1680 Sweden called Twined knitting.  Work up a pair of socks learning textural stitches and heel.  All students must have taken the half Mitt Beginner Class in the Twined Knitting technique.  This is a two-part class.  Cost includes both sessions.

Cost $35

Suede Knitting Bag (Part 2)
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Suede Knitting Bag (Part 2)

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Make your own very attractive knitting bag.   Comfortable to keep your project on your lap, it’s about 19 inches wide by 11 inches high.   A pretty stitch pattern is used for the body of the bag.   The inside has a strengthening bottom and simple handles accent a tubular frame closure.

This is the second class of a two-part series.   The cost include both classes.

Cost - $35

Beginner Socks (Part 2)
Jun
8
10:00 am10:00

Beginner Socks (Part 2)

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Knitting socks is fun and addictive.   They are a perfect small project to carry around.  Once you have worn hand knitted socks, you wont 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 below covers all three classes The other 2 classes are on April 27th and 25th, 10 am - 12 pm.

Cost - $55

Two-at-a-Time (TAAT) Toe-up Socks (Part 2)
Jun
5
6:00 pm18:00

Two-at-a-Time (TAAT) Toe-up Socks (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 the second of a two-part class.   The cost listed below covers both sessions.

Cost - $40

Pattern Reading Demystified
Jun
5
1:00 pm13:00

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

Sox Rock with Cookie
Jun
3
10:00 am10:00

Sox Rock with Cookie

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Our first “Sox Rock” went well with 2 very experienced sock knitters from Vermont - And they already scheduled a class for one year from now.  They learned a new stitch pattern and a “new” heel design.    Our June class will feature a new yarn called Cobasi.   It is great for those sensitive to wool.  It is made from cotton, bamboo, and silk with a touch of stretch for comfort.   We will be using Rose City Rollers, a roll top or short top ankle sock perfect for summer knitting and wearing.  you can choose a round or square toe.   Available in newborn through large adult sizes

Cost - $20

Beginner Socks (Part 1)
May
25
10:00 am10:00

Beginner Socks (Part 1)

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Knitting socks is fun and addictive.   They are a perfect small project to carry around.  Once you have worn hand knitted socks, you wont 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 below covers all three classes. The other 2 classes are on May 11th and 25th, 10 am - 12 pm.

Cost - $55

Flower Necklace & Jewelry
May
22
6:00 pm18:00

Flower Necklace & Jewelry

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Intermediate and more experienced come join us for a night of crochet.  Learn how to take your basic Crochet stitches and make a fun Flower Necklace to wear for the Summer.  You will also get other fun ideas for bracelets and earrings.  This class uses Thread and Small crochet hooks.  Kits for the Necklaces will be available for purchase.  You must already know how to crochet for this class.

Cost - $20

Skacel Modular Pillow (Part 1)
May
22
1:00 pm13:00

Skacel Modular Pillow (Part 1)

Instructor - Carol Puntel

You saw this sample at the Spring Fling party and now you get to make it yourself!  Modular knitting is a fun way of building a project in smaller, connected segments.  You will learn how to use this technique to make this attractive pillow.  You will also learn how to set in a zipper for a knitted item.  (or maybe discuss some other closure options.)

This is the first of a two-part class.    The second class takes place on June 19th.   The cost listed below covers both sessions.

Cost - $40

Strawberry Mouse - Beginner Needle Felting
May
21
10:00 am10:00

Strawberry Mouse - Beginner Needle Felting

Instructor - Leslie Scarbourough

Needle-felting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a dense material.  This class will introduce students to the basic techniques of needle felting, the use of core wool, fine surface work, making and joining multiple pieces together.  Beginner level, no prior experience required.

Cost - $25

Victorian Beaded Scarf (Part 1)
May
15
1:00 pm13:00

Victorian Beaded Scarf (Part 1)

Instructor - Carol Puntel

This was one of our most popular classes, but hasn’t been seen in awhile.  The scalloped and beaded hem on this scarf is eye catching to say the least!  Hopefully, the invisible center graft is not! 

Note:  This is 4 hours total class time.  As a result of previous experience,  the first class is 3 hours and the second only 1.  The cost listed below covers both sessions.

Cost - $40

 

 

Twined Half Mitts (Part 2)
May
15
10:00 am10:00

Twined Half Mitts (Part 2)

Instructor - Susan Youngman

Try your hand at an old historical knitting technique dating back to 1680 in Sweden.  Work up a pair of half mitts learning the basic techniques as well as how to work with color in Twined Knitting.   This is a somewhat challenging technique alternating 2 strands of yarn to create textural designs as well as featuring a basic color design.  The resulting fabric is dense and warm…..good for a cold Swedish or Saratoga winter!   This is a two-part class.   The cost includes both sessions.

Cost - $35

Learn to Knit Hat - Barley Hat
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Learn to Knit Hat - Barley Hat

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

Learn the basics of knitting a hat, with this fun, looks-harder-than-it-is hat.   We will start off with a fun, stretchy cast-on, and then learn to join in the round.   After knitting the brim we will learn to switch needles.    We will learn how to use garter stitch and stockinette to make a fun pattern in body of the hat and then learn to decrease for the crown.   You will learn everything you need to know in this class to finish this gratifying project.

Cost - $20

Two-at-a-time (TAAT) Toe-up Socks Using Magic Loop (Part 1)
May
8
6:00 pm18:00

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 andhave an understanding of basic sock construction and circular knitting.

This is the first of a two-part class.    The second class takes place on June 19th.   The cost listed below covers both sessions.

Cost - $40

Twined Half Mitts (Part 1)
May
8
10:00 am10:00

Twined Half Mitts (Part 1)

Instructor - Susan Youngman

Try your hand at an old historical knitting technique dating back to 1680 in Sweden.  Work up a pair of half mitts learning the basic techniques as well as how to work with color in Twined Knitting.   This is a somewhat challenging technique alternating 2 strands of yarn to create textural designs as well as featuring a basic color design.  The resulting fabric is dense and warm…..good for a cold Swedish or Saratoga winter!   This is a two-part class.   The cost includes both sessions.

Cost - $35

Needle Felted Fairy/Angel/Mermaid (Part 2)
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Needle Felted Fairy/Angel/Mermaid (Part 2)

Instructor - Leslie Scarborough

Needle-felting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a dense material.  This project, as shown, is an intermediate/advanced class.  This is a two part class where you will construct your choice of a fairy, angel, or mermaid.  The first session will focus on the construction of the body using a wire frame, core wool and surface wool.  Part two will concentrate on the fine details and embellishment of your piece, including mounting it on a stand.  Intermediate/Advanced level.  Prior knowledge of needle felting helpful.   Please note that this is a two session class due to the complexity of the project.

This is a two-part class.  The cost of the class includes both sessions.

Cost - $60

Suede Knitting Bag (Part 1)
May
6
10:00 am10:00

Suede Knitting Bag (Part 1)

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Make your own very attractive knitting bag.   Comfortable to keep your project on your lap, it’s about 19 inches wide by 11 inches high.   A pretty stitch pattern is used for the body of the bag.   The inside has a strengthening bottom and simple handles accent a tubular frame closure.

This is a two-part class.   The second class takes place on June 10.   The cost includes both sessions. 

Cost - $35

 

 

Summer Shawl
May
1
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Shawl

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Intermediate and more experienced come join us for a night of crochet.  Learn how to take your basic Crochet stitches and create fun summer shawls by combining different stitches,  You can have fun creating your own beautiful piece.  You must already know how to crochet for this class.

Cost - $20

Needle Felted Fairy/Angel/Mermaid (Part 1)
Apr
30
10:00 am10:00

Needle Felted Fairy/Angel/Mermaid (Part 1)

Instructor - Leslie Scarborough

Needle-felting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a dense material.  This project, as shown, is an intermediate/advanced class.  This is a two part class where you will construct your choice of a fairy, angel, or mermaid.  The first session will focus on the construction of the body using a wire frame, core wool and surface wool.  Part two will concentrate on the fine details and embellishment of your piece, including mounting it on a stand.  Intermediate/Advanced level.  Prior knowledge of needle felting helpful.   Please note that this is a two session class due to the complexity of the project.

This is a two-part class.    The second session takes place on May 7th.   The cost of the class includes both sessions.

Cost - $60

The Gatsby Necklace
Apr
24
6:00 pm18:00

The Gatsby Necklace

Instructor - Sue Truitt

Combine your love of knitting with gorgeous glass beads and cotton to create a lovely necklace that's perfect for summer. We'll be using the backwards loop cast-on, the wrap and turn technique, as well as chart reading. The pattern is written for 16" and 18" sizes and with so many combinations available, you'll want to make more than just one.

Cost - $20

Woolly Wreath
Apr
12
6:00 pm18:00

Woolly Wreath

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

This wreath, created with bulky yarn doubled and knit into big loops, is great for anywhere in your home.   In this class, you will learn the fun, loopy stitch and will have an opportunity to practice seaming as you sew the loops onto a wreath form.   This is a quick project that makes a big impact!

Cost - $20

Annabelle the Sheep
Apr
10
10:00 am10:00

Annabelle the Sheep

Instructor - Leslie Scarbourough

Needle felting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a dense material. This class will introduce the use of a wire frame for a body, core work, and surface detail.  This is an advanced level class.   Prior experience is required.

Cost - $35

Making the Most of Ravelry
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Making the Most of Ravelry

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

If you love knitting and crocheting, you probably have a Ravelry account and have spent many hours exploring yarn and perusing projects.   This class will take you from using Ravelry as a time-waster to using it as a true resource!  We will explore keeping track of your needles and your stash by uploading photos so that when you are out and find the perfect pattern, you can see if you have the right yarn at home - stash management at its best! Learn how to compare yarn to help choose the best yarn for your project.   You will learn how to "cast-on" on Ravelry so people can fallowing along on the progress of your projects. We will look at how to use search parameters to narrow down your search results from a few thousand to a few hundred!  Bring a current WIP, as well as stash yarn (or just pictures loaded onto your device).  Learn how to make Ravelry work for you!

Cost - $20