Fix It
Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

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.

Cost - $35

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Twined Socks - Part 1
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Twined Socks - Part 1

Instructor - Susan Youngman

Level - Advanced:  Students must have taken the Half-Mitt Beginner class.

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.

This is a two-part class.   The date of the second session will be discussed at the first class.  The cost includes both sessions.

Cost - $35

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Abundance KAL - Part 1
May
5
10:30 AM10:30

Abundance KAL - Part 1

Instructor - Jill Ramos

This skill building knit-along will introduce knitters to lace, short rows in one and two colors, and texture. Knitters already familiar with any or all of these concepts are welcome to join in the knit-along fun!

This KAL meets for 4 Saturdays:  May 5, 19, June 2, 19.  Cost covers the entire series.

Cost - $35

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Pattern Reading Demystified
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

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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Copy of Abundance KAL - Part 2
May
19
10:30 AM10:30

Copy of Abundance KAL - Part 2

Instructor - Jill Ramos

This skill building knit-along will introduce knitters to lace, short rows in one and two colors, and texture. Knitters already familiar with any or all of these concepts are welcome to join in the knit-along fun!

This KAL meets for 4 Saturdays:  May 5, 19, June 2, 19.  Cost covers the entire series.

Cost - $35

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2 Socks on 2 Circs - Part 2
May
20
1:30 PM13:30

2 Socks on 2 Circs - Part 2

Instructor - 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 is the second of a two-part class.   The first part is on April 22nd.   The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $40

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Abundance KAL - Part 3
Jun
2
10:30 AM10:30

Abundance KAL - Part 3

Instructor - Jill Ramos

This skill building knit-along will introduce knitters to lace, short rows in one and two colors, and texture. Knitters already familiar with any or all of these concepts are welcome to join in the knit-along fun!

This KAL meets for 4 Saturdays:  May 5, 19, June 2, 19. Cost covers the entire series.

Cost - $35

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Christmas in June!   Owl Ornament
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas in June! Owl Ornament

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

Owl cables are such great way to learn to cable!   You can learn to knit this adorable owl ornament in one night and have it to put on your tree or to give as a holiday gift.   In this class you will learn to read a cable chart and will learn a really handy magic loop cast-on that acts as a drawstring to pull closed.  This is a perfect way to use up scrap yarn or to have fun with our Madeline Tosh Unicorn Tails or other fingering weight yarn.

Cost - $20

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Copy of Abundance KAL - Part 4
Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

Copy of Abundance KAL - Part 4

Instructor - Jill Ramos

This skill building knit-along will introduce knitters to lace, short rows in one and two colors, and texture. Knitters already familiar with any or all of these concepts are welcome to join in the knit-along fun!

This KAL meets for 4 Saturdays:  May 5, 19, June 2, 19.  Cost covers the entire series.

Cost - $35

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2 Socks on 2 Circs - Part 1
Apr
22
1:30 PM13:30

2 Socks on 2 Circs - Part 1

Instructor - 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 is the first of a two-part class.   The second part is on May 20th.   The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $40

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Short Rows Demystified
Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Short Rows Demystified

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Level - Advanced Beginner

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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Rose City Rollers Socks with Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Apr
12
10:30 AM10:30

Rose City Rollers Socks with Fish Lips Kiss Heel

Instructor: Carol "Cookie" Hornung

Love the Rose City Rollers Socks for spring and summer? We are featuring the Fish Lips Kiss Heel in our sock. You will love this fast and easy heel construction. The fit is great. Try Regia Cotton Tutti Frutti or CoBaSi for a springy, stretchy fit. You must have basic sock experience for this class. There is homework so contact us for details.

Cost: $20

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Continental Knitting & Purling
Apr
9
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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Beginner Chart Reading - The Guernsey Wrap
Apr
8
1:00 PM13:00

Beginner Chart Reading - The Guernsey Wrap

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

The Guernsey Wrap from Brooklyn Tweed is made using patterns found in classic fisherman sweaters.   The textures create an elegant and timeless knit wrap.  In this class, you will learn the basics of chart reading, learning how charts graphically illustrate a pattern to help you see what your project should look like.  You will end up with a beautiful, classic wrap.   There is homework for this class.

Cost - $20

 

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Making the Most of Ravelry
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

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

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Copy of Granny Squares Afghan (Part 2)
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of Granny Squares Afghan (Part 2)

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Learn how to make granny squares and assemble them into an Afghan. You will have the time in this 2 hours to begin your squares.  In the second class you will learn how to assemble your Afghan and do a final border.

The cost of the class includes both sessions.  The first class takes place on Match 5th.

Cost - $40

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Cookie's Sock Workshop
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

Cookie's Sock Workshop

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Coming soon to Saratoga Springs is the Woodworker’s show.   Some of the woodworker’s wives have requested a sock workshop with Cookie.   Any other sock knitters interested?   You will have the option of exploring the cable cast-on, two socks on two circulars, the Rose City Rollers in CoBaSi (not wool) Roll-Top Short Sock, and knitting socks with the new Flexi-Flips DPNs by Addi.

This class is limited to 6 participants.  Arrive at 10 am to choose a project and supplies.   Instruction begins promptly at 10:30. Break for lunch will be at 11:30.  Class resumes at 12:30 and meets until 2:30.

You will learn some blocking secrets and go home with new sock knitting skills.

Cost - $40

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Moebius
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Moebius

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Spring is in the air!  The cotton blend yarn in this tri-color cowl/collar is a perfect transitional project.   In this class you will learn how to do the moebius cast on created by Cat Bordhi for her Treasury of Magical Knitting Books.  You’ll also learn how to calculate the number of stitches to get the length you want.  To keep things interesting, there are 3 different stitch patterns and a picot bind off.  We will review all of these.


Cost - $20

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Beginner Socks - Part 3
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Beginner Socks - Part 3

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Honung

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/Intermediate Needle Felting - Spring Basket
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner/Intermediate Needle Felting - Spring Basket

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 class, but it can be easily adapted for those who want to take it as a beginner class.  This class will introduce the use of core wool and fine needle work.  At the intermediate level, the basket weave technique will also be taught.  Beginner/Intermediate level.

 

Beginner/Intermediate - Teens and above

Cost - $30

 

 

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Felted Entrelac Easter Basket
Mar
17
10:30 AM10:30

Felted Entrelac Easter Basket

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

A cute, fast project, this charming Easter basket can be knit up in a few hours.   In this class, use your entrelac skills to make a felted basket to store your Easter eggs!   Choose from our new spring colors to create your basket.

Cost - $30

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Tunisian Crochet
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Tunisian Crochet

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Learn Tunisian Crochet (Afghan Stitch). Tunisian crochet is a type of crochet that holds multiple loops on the hook similar to what is done in knitting. It differs from knitting in that it uses a crochet hook. The result is a fabric that is textured using a technique that combines the best of knitting and crochet. In this class you will learn the basic stitches in Tunisian Crochet and how to begin a project.

Cost - $20

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Felted Bunny Basket - Part 2
Mar
11
1:00 PM13:00

Felted Bunny Basket - Part 2

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

This enchanting felted basket is adorable and fun to knit.   It can be left for the Easter Bunny to fill or used as a decorative accent.    In the first class, you will learn to pick up stitches.  You can go home and knit the body rows of the bunny on your own.   In the second class you will learn how to work short-rows for shaping the face, and how to bind-off and cast-on in the middle of the work for the ears.    We will discuss techniques of felting in the washing machine.   A fun project to expand your knitting skills!

This is a two-part class.   The first class takes place on March 10, 10-11 am.  The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $30

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Felted Bunny Basket - Part 1
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Felted Bunny Basket - Part 1

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

This enchanting felted basket is adorable and fun to knit.   It can be left for the Easter Bunny to fill or used as a decorative accent.    In the first class, you will learn to pick up stitches.  You can go home and knit the body rows of the bunny on your own.   In the second class you will learn how to work short-rows for shaping the face, and how to bind-off and cast-on in the middle of the work for the ears.    We will discuss techniques of felting in the washing machine.   A fun project to expand your knitting skills!

This is a two-part class.   The second class takes place on March 11, 1-3 pm.  The cost includes both classes

Cost - $30

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Granny Squares Afghan (Part 1)
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Granny Squares Afghan (Part 1)

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Learn how to make granny squares and assemble them into an Afghan. You will have the time in this 2 hours to begin your squares.  In the second class you will learn how to assemble your Afghan and do a final border.

The cost of the class includes both sessions.  The second class takes place on Match 26th.

Cost - $40

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Beginner Socks - Part 2
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Beginner Socks - Part 2

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Honung

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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Tunisian Crochet
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Tunisian Crochet

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Learn Tunisian Crochet (Afghan Stitch). Tunisian crochet is a type of crochet that holds multiple loops on the hook similar to what is done in knitting. It differs from knitting in that it uses a crochet hook. The result is a fabric that is textured using a technique that combines the best of knitting and crochet. In this class you will learn the basic stitches in Tunisian Crochet and how to begin a project.

Cost - $20

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Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 2
Feb
26
2:00 PM14:00

Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 2

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Level - Intermediate

Many thanks to Brigitte Elliott for allowing us to use her design to teach this project.  This shawl is done in the “swing style” and uses short rows to create interest.  You will learn how to make a German Short row and 2 ways to add beads to a project.  In the second class we will see how to attach an I-cord edge for a beautiful finish. Please note there is homework to be completed prior to the first class.

This is a two part class.  The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $45

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Cable Crush Cowl
Feb
26
11:00 AM11:00

Cable Crush Cowl

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Level:  Intermediate/Adventurous Beginner - Students should be comfortable working in the round and should have completed have completed at least one other simple cable project.

This Aran style cabled cowl looks soooo much more difficult than it is.  Anyone who has made a simple cable anything will be able to learn the techniques to make this!  Caryl Pierre has a number of interesting projects in her Ravelry store.  This one was her first published design and is truly stunning.  You will learn how to read a cable chart.  We will review techniques to make it much easier to actually follow one.  We will learn techniques to keep your cables neat and not “wonky”.  If you haven’t already learned how to cable without a cable needle you will now!

There is homework for this class


Cost - $25

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Rectangles - Part 2
Feb
25
10:30 AM10:30

Rectangles - Part 2

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Learn how four rectangles and a little bit of shaping can give you a great layering piece! Worked on big needles with two strands of yarn, this garment will knit up in no time!

This is a two-part class.   The first class takes place on February 10th.   The fee includes both classes.

Cost $40

 

 

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Short Rows Demystified
Feb
22
10:30 AM10:30

Short Rows Demystified

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Level - Advanced Beginner

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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Feb
19
2:00 PM14:00

Knit to Fit - Part 2

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Level:  Adventurous Beginner/ Intermediate -- You should have basic knitting skills, be able to read a pattern, and be confident enough to want to knit your first sweater

Frustrated when you make what you hope will be a wonderful sweater and it doesn’t fit correctly?  Not sure how to judge how the pattern in the picture will likely look on you?  Unclear about making good yarn substitutions?  This 2-part class is for YOU!

In the first class we will learn about what critical measurements we need and how to take them.  You will leave with your own personal template of measurements.  We will also talk about yarn substitutions and making a good swatch.  We will also discuss ease and how that impacts garment fit.

In the second class we will use the swatch and pattern schematic to choose the best size to knit and make adaptations as necessary.

Please wear a fairly close-fitting tee shirt or tank to class.  We will be taking measurements!
 

This is a two-part class.   The first class takes place on January 29th, 2-4 pm.  The cost includes both sessions.


Cost - $45

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Beginner Socks - Part 1
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Beginner Socks - Part 1

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Honung

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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Two-At-A-Time (TAAT) Toe-up Socks - Part 2
Feb
12
2:00 PM14:00

Two-At-A-Time (TAAT) Toe-up Socks - Part 2

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Level:  Intermediate / Advanced - Students should have knitted at least one pair of socks and have an understanding of basic sock construction and circular knitting.

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.


The first class in this series is on January 22nd.   The cost includes both sessions.

Cost - $45

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Beginner Needle Felting - Valentine Bear or Heart
Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner Needle Felting - Valentine Bear or Heart

Instructor - Leslie Scarborough

 Needle-felting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a dense material.  Beginner level, no prior experience required.  

The Valentine Bear will focus on basic needle-felting techniques.  Core work, surface work, and assembly of multiple pieces will be emphasized. The finished project is approximately 4” L x 3 ½” H x 2” W.  Beginner level, no prior experience required.

The Valentine Heart will focus on basic needle-felting techniques.  Fine surface work will be emphasized. The finished project is approximately 4” L x 3 ½” H x 2” W.  Beginner level, no prior experience required.

 

Beginner/Intermediate - Teens and above

Cost - $30

 

 

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Rectangles - Part 1
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Rectangles - Part 1

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Learn how four rectangles and a little bit of shaping can give you a great layering piece! Worked on big needles with two strands of yarn, this garment will knit up in no time!

This is a two-part class.   The second class takes place on February 25th.   The fee includes both classes.

Cost $40

 

 

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