Adirondack Winter Lace Scarf - Part 2
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

Adirondack Winter Lace Scarf - Part 2

Instructor - Carol Puntel

The lace pattern of evergreens and snowflakes make this a perfect Adirondack Winter Scarf.  This is a great project for first time lace knitters and those with a bit more experience also.  We will learn the basic skills for lace knitting:  yarnovers, slanted decreases, and chart reading.  We will also learn how to do a provisional cast on.  The scarf is worked in two halves and joined with an invisible graft. In the second class, we will learn grafting and how to do a picot bind-off with optional beads.  There will be plenty of time between classes to complete the two halves of the scarf.

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

Cost - $40

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Gatsby Necklace
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Gatsby Necklace

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Combine your love of knitting with gorgeous glass beads and cotton to create a lovely necklace that’s perfect for gift-giving.  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

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Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 2
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 2

Instructor - Carol Puntel

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 - $40

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Yoga for Knitters
Dec
5
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

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World's Simplest Mittens - Part 1
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

World's Simplest Mittens - Part 1

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Honung

There is nothing like a homemade pair of mittens to keep your ands warm on a cold, cold day.    And they are the best to play outside and build the best snowman ever.

Level:  Advanced Beginner.  Must know how to knit and purl; be comfortable with double point needles.   Homework must be completed prior to the beginning of class.


Cost - $30

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Yoga for Knitters
Dec
19
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

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Short Rows Demystified
Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

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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Entrelac Scarf - Part 1
Jan
7
10:00 AM10:00

Entrelac Scarf - Part 1

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Learn a new technique of interlocking squares!   Sounds a lot harder than it is.  No purling; instead you will learn to knit backwards.   Multi-colored yarns make the project amazing!   Everyone will say “How did you do that?!”

This is the first of a two-part class.   The second class is on Feb 4.   The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $35

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Advanced Two-Color Brioche - Part 1
Jan
8
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Two-Color Brioche - Part 1

Instructor - Angela DeMeritt

Now that you’ve mastered the basics of 2-color brioche, it’s time to learn the increases/decreases that create those beautiful swirling shapes that are the signature of so many brioche designs, and we will do it in-the-round!  In this class we will create a beautiful 2-color brioche hat with swirling designs.

There is HOMEWORK for this class.   This is the first of a two-part class.  The cost includes both sessions.

Cost - $35

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2 Socks on 2 Circs - Part 1
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

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 January 25th.   The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $40

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Plaited Cable Scarf
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Plaited Cable Scarf

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Two types of cables adorn this rich looking scarf.  The directions give you the option to keep it flat or join it into a circle, as well as directions to knit it in worsted or aran weight yarn.  Cabling is simple and done on the same rows so it’s a great project for knitters new to cable knitting as well as more experienced knitters!

Cost - $20

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Advanced Two-Color Brioche - Part 2
Jan
22
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Two-Color Brioche - Part 2

Instructor - Angela DeMeritt

Now that you’ve mastered the basics of 2-color brioche, it’s time to learn the increases/decreases that create those beautiful swirling shapes that are the signature of so many brioche designs, and we will do it in-the-round!  In this class we will create a beautiful 2-color brioche hat with swirling designs.

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

Cost - $35

 

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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

Want to learn to knit or looking to expand your knitting? Building Blocks is a series designed to grow your knitting skills.  Beginning in January of 2018, we are offering a new session of this year-long series of classes designed to teach and improve knitting skills.  This class will meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm.

This series is based on the pattern book of the same name by Michelle Hunter. Every pattern in the Building Blocks book focuses on the development of a skill, all while knitting a lovely square. Building Blocks introduces important knitting techniques in a systematic way, helping move the new knitter beyond the basics. Skills learned in making each block build upon the skills of the previous block, allowing the knitter to gain assurance and mastery.  Each class will offer tried and true tricks to aid the new knitter in avoiding common pitfalls, while learning to effectively read the pattern.

There are so many options for the blocks you will create.  Single blocks can be used as a washcloth. You can make one large blanket or 2 smaller blankets. You can make the project all out of one color or use multiple colors. Blankets can be made for students going away to college and knit in school colors.  The possibilities are endless!

The cost for the series is $230 which includes 13 classes over the course of one year (1 class for each block and one class to seam the blanket together), the Building Blocks pattern book, and limited free help as needed throughout the year.   There is a discount given when yarn is purchased at the shop.   Participants may also choose to pay for classes individually at a cost of $20 per class.  These participants will purchase the book separately. 

Join us on this year-long adventure expanding your knitting skills!

 

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2 Socks on 2 Circs - Part 2
Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

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 January 11th.   The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $40

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Entrelac Scarf - Part 2
Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Entrelac Scarf - Part 2

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Learn a new technique of interlocking squares!   Sounds a lot harder than it is.  No purling; instead you will learn to knit backwards.   Multi-colored yarns make the project amazing!   Everyone will say “How did you do that?!”

This is the second of a two-part class.   The first class is on January 7.   The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $35

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Yoga for Knitters
Nov
21
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

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Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 2
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 2

Instructor - Carol Puntel

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 - $40

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Needle Felted Christmas Ornaments
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Needle Felted Christmas Ornaments

Instructor - Leslie Scarborough

Needle-felting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a dense material.  This class will teach the basics of needle-felting, including the use of core wool, fine surface work and, depending on design, use of a wire frame.  Students can make the ornaments shown or design their own using the examples as a template.  If you wish to create your own design (like a favorite pet), please bring a picture as a reference.

Beginner/Intermediate

 

Cost - $35

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Beginner Socks - Part 3
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

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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Short Rows Demystified
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

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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Fabulous Fair Isle Christmas Stocking - Part 2
Nov
13
2:00 PM14:00

Fabulous Fair Isle Christmas Stocking - Part 2

Instructor - Carol Puntel

This classic Christmas stocking was inspired by the abundant evergreens of the Adirondack Mountains.  It is a great way to learn two hand/two color stranded knitting in the Fair Isle Style.  There is a simple panel in which a name and/or date may be added with duplicate stitch.  It is done in the round with both circular and double pointed needles. This is a great way to learn to knit a sock

Students should have some experience knitting in the round.  You will learn to use both hands and both American and Continental style knitting to create the color work.  

You will also learn duplicate stitch.

This is a two part class.   The cost includes both classes.  Please note there is homework to be completed prior to this class.

Cost - $45

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Mini Mitten
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Mini Mitten

Instructor - Jill Ramos

This class will teach you how a full size mitten is constructed as you knit a 'mini' mitten. This 'mini' mitten can be used as a decoration for your tree, a gift package, or on your keychain. The pattern includes directions for two sizes.

Cost - $20

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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

Want to learn to knit or looking to expand your knitting? Building Blocks is a series designed to grow your knitting skills.  Beginning in September of 2017, Common Thread will be offering this year-long series of classes designed to teach and improve knitting skills.  This series is based on the pattern book of the same name by Michelle Hunter. Every pattern in the Building Blocks book focuses on the development of a skill, all while knitting a lovely square. Building Blocks introduces important knitting techniques in a systematic way, helping move the new knitter beyond the basics. Skills learned in making each block build upon the skills of the previous block, allowing the knitter to gain assurance and mastery.  Each class will offer tried and true tricks to aid the new knitter in avoiding common pitfalls, while learning to effectively read the pattern.

There are so many options for the blocks you will create.  Single blocks can be used as a washcloth. You can make one large blanket or 2 smaller blankets. You can make the project all out of one color or use multiple colors. Blankets can be made for students going away to college and knit in school colors.  The possibilities are endless!

Cost - $20

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Maple Ridge Hat
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

Maple Ridge Hat

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Hornung

This hat is richly textured.   It uses DK weight yarn and a fur pom-pom.   A perfect TV or transit project, you can work one up over a weekend.   The textured ridges are perfect for showing off solid, ombre, variegated, or gradient yarns.

Cost - $20

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Twined Half Mitts
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Twined Half Mitts

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 the second of a 2-part class.   The first class is on October 29th.  Cost includes both classes.

Cost - $35

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Abundance Wrap Knit-along - Part 2
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Abundance Wrap Knit-along - 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 is a 4-class series.   The cost includes all sessions.

Cost - $35

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Beginner Socks - Part 2
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

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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Bandana Cowl
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Bandana Cowl

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Learn how to cable with this quick to knit design. This is the companion to my Plaited Cable Scarf pattern. Together they make a great set for yourself or as a gift!
Size: XS/S (M/L) - sized to fit a woman's hand.

Cost - $20

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Mosaic Color Knitting
Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Mosaic Color Knitting

Instructor - Angela DeMeritt

Mosaic knitting is a beautiful technique with which to achieve a multitude of geometric two-color designs, while working with only a single color at a time.  In this class we will use mosaic knitting to knit a beautiful shawl in two contrasting colors, perfect for a lovely fall accessory—or even a very special holiday gift!


Cost - $20

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Twined Half Mitts
Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

Twined Half Mitts

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 the first of a 2-part class.   The second class is on November 5th.  Cost includes both classes.

Cost - $35

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Wonderful Wallaby - Part 2
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Wonderful Wallaby - Part 2

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Honung

Like a comfy hooded sweatshirt, this is a favorite for all ages and sizes.   Using circular and double-point needless leaves only a tiny bit of seaming.   A sturdy worsted weight yarn makes it warm for playing, hiking, picnicking or attending outdoor sporting events.   A built-in garter or stockinette hood and hand warming pouch make no need for finding mitts and a hat.   A truly useful and well-loved sweater that becomes a great hand-me-down.

This is a 2 part class.   The cost includes both sessions.

Cost - $35

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Plaited Cable Mitts
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Plaited Cable Mitts

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Learn how to cable with this quick to knit design. This is the companion to my Plaited Cable Scarf pattern. Together they make a great set for yourself or as a gift!
Size: XS/S (M/L) - sized to fit a woman's hand.

Cost - $20

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Fix It
Oct
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.

There is homework to be completed prior to this class.

Cost - $30

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Seams
Oct
23
2:00 PM14:00

Seams

Instructor - Carol Puntel

The key difference between a garment looks “handmade” rather than “homemade is the finishing.  After spending many hours with the knitting (and not a little bit of money on the yarn), it is important to know how to seam the pieces to finish things off well.  Seaming is NOT difficult.  As with anything else it takes a little practice and that is what we will do in this class.  You will learn how to make vertical and horizontal seams in both garter and stockinette stitch.  You will learn how to seam a vertical piece to a horizontal piece.  We will also talk about some special seaming technique and discuss other aspects of finishing.

Cost - $25

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Abundance Wrap Knit-along - Part 1
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Abundance Wrap Knit-along - 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 is a 4-class series.   The cost includes all sessions.

Cost - $35

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Beginner Socks - Part 1
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

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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Yoga for Knitters
Oct
17
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

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Seams
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Seams

Instructor - Carol Puntel

The key difference between a garment looks “handmade” rather than “homemade is the finishing.  After spending many hours with the knitting (and not a little bit of money on the yarn), it is important to know how to seam the pieces to finish things off well.  Seaming is NOT difficult.  As with anything else it takes a little practice and that is what we will do in this class.  You will learn how to make vertical and horizontal seams in both garter and stockinette stitch.  You will learn how to seam a vertical piece to a horizontal piece.  We will also talk about some special seaming technique and discuss other aspects of finishing.

Cost - $25

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Two-Color Brioche Basics
Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Two-Color Brioche Basics

Instructor - Angela DeMeritt

Have you looked at all of those beautiful two-color brioche designs and thought they looked too intimidating to take on?  In a series of classes, of which this is the first, we will work together toward the mastery of two-color brioche knitting.


Cost - $20

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Beginner Chart Reading - The Guernsey Wrap
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

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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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

Want to learn to knit or looking to expand your knitting? Building Blocks is a series designed to grow your knitting skills.  Beginning in September of 2017, Common Thread will be offering this year-long series of classes designed to teach and improve knitting skills.  This series is based on the pattern book of the same name by Michelle Hunter. Every pattern in the Building Blocks book focuses on the development of a skill, all while knitting a lovely square. Building Blocks introduces important knitting techniques in a systematic way, helping move the new knitter beyond the basics. Skills learned in making each block build upon the skills of the previous block, allowing the knitter to gain assurance and mastery.  Each class will offer tried and true tricks to aid the new knitter in avoiding common pitfalls, while learning to effectively read the pattern.

There are so many options for the blocks you will create.  Single blocks can be used as a washcloth. You can make one large blanket or 2 smaller blankets. You can make the project all out of one color or use multiple colors. Blankets can be made for students going away to college and knit in school colors.  The possibilities are endless!

$220 for the series, $20 individual class

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