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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →

Short-Rows Demystified
Mar
23
1:30 PM13:30

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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
Split Neck Cowl
Feb
9
1:30 PM13:30

Split Neck Cowl

Instructor - Jill Ramos

This class will teach you how to knit in the round as well as back and forth on a circular needle. You'll also learn how to work two different but similar knit and purl patterns. This quick knit cowl will become one of your favorite gift knits!

Cost - $20

View Event →
Slipnot Cowl
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Slipnot Cowl

Instructor - Carol Puntel

This cowl was designed by Elizabeth Elliott and is great for learning about Mosaic Knitting. Mosaic knitting is generally considered the easiest of colorwork techniques as you are only using one color at a time. The pattern is created by slipping stitches in an alternating set of two rows. The fabric is thicker than conventional stockinette. We will work this in the round for seamless finishing. An “extra” for learning in this project is the I-cord cast on and bind—off This lovely and neat start and end is the reason for 3 hours for this project.

Cost - $30

View Event →
Beginner Two-Color Brioche Part 1 (Session 2)
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

Beginner Two-Color Brioche Part 1 (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

View Event →
Elizabeth Zimmermann Series: Sweet Treat
Feb
3
10:30 AM10:30

Elizabeth Zimmermann Series: Sweet Treat

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Knitting level: Advanced Beginner

Another class in our Elizabeth Zimmermann Series, this cap is based on Elizabeth Zimmermann's Snail Hat.  Learn the secret to working this stitch pattern that creates swirls of knits and purls.  This hat is fun to knit and is a sweet treat for yourself and others on your list!

Cost - $20

View Event →
Mason Dixon KAL
Feb
2
10:30 AM10:30

Mason Dixon KAL

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Have you seen the latest Merry Making Snippers booklet? It contains one great pattern after another. It is hard to choose just one, so through the winter, we will create all or just the designs you like.

This KAL will meet Saturdays, February 2nd, 16th, and March 2nd, 10:30am - 12:30pm. Come to one or all!

Cost - $20 per session

View Event →
Tubing the Waves
Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

Tubing the Waves

Instructor - Carol Puntel

This fun scarf will teach you how to add some interesting texture to your knitting. We will learn to make knitted “tubes” and also how to create a form of ruffles known as ruching. You can pick any worsted weight yarn you like----in a single color or two contrasting colors. For class purposes both yarns should be “flat” but we will talk about how you could incorporate fuzzy, glitzy and other novelty yarns.

Cost - $20

View Event →
Duplicate Stitch Heart Hat
Jan
28
10:30 AM10:30

Duplicate Stitch Heart Hat

Instructor - Angela DeMeritt

Embellish a pre-made hat with duplicate stitch embroidery. Duplicate stitch is an embroidery technique that allows you to create a design on top on your knitted fabric. It is a great technique to add to your knitting repertoire. In this class, you will also learn how to use a pom-pom maker. Make this hat in time for Valentine’s Day!

Cost - $20

View Event →
Beginning Two-Color Brioche {Part 1}
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Two-Color Brioche {Part 1}

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

View Event →
Butterfly/Papillon Shawl Mentored KAL
Jan
27
10:30 AM10:30

Butterfly/Papillon Shawl Mentored KAL

Mentor - Helen Wilson

Knitting Level: Intermediate

Get spectacular results from a truly easy and 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 8 (or maybe 9) of them herself. Join others as you all knit your way to a true work of art. This KAL will also meet January 6th and 13th.

Cost - $10

View Event →
Steek This Coffee Cup - {Part 2}
Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

Steek This Coffee Cup - {Part 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 buttonbands (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.

This is a two-part class. In session one, participants will learn two-handed colorwork. In session two, participants will learn the steeking technique. You can choose to take one part, or take both parts at a discounted rate.

Cost - (this date) $30

Cost - Both Classes $45

View Event →
Butterfly/Papillon Shawl Mentored KAL {Series 2 - Part2}
Jan
13
10:30 AM10:30

Butterfly/Papillon Shawl Mentored KAL {Series 2 - Part2}

Mentor - Helen Wilson

Knitting Level: Intermediate

Get spectacular results from a truly easy and 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 8 (or maybe 9) of them herself. Join others as you all knit your way to a true work of art. This KAL will also meet January 6th and 27th.

Cost - $10

View Event →
Short Rows Demystified
Jan
12
1:30 PM13:30

Short Rows Demystified

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Knitting 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.

View Event →
Steek This Coffee Cup - {Part 1}
Jan
7
1:00 PM13:00

Steek This Coffee Cup - {Part 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 buttonbands (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.

This is a two-part class. In session one, participants will learn two-handed colorwork. In session two, participants will learn the steeking technique. You can choose to take one part, or take both parts at a discounted rate.

Cost - (this date) $20

Cost - Both Classes $45

View Event →
Butterfly/Papillon Shawl Mentored KAL {Series 2 - Part 1}
Jan
6
10:30 AM10:30

Butterfly/Papillon Shawl Mentored KAL {Series 2 - Part 1}

Mentor - Helen Wilson

Knitting Level: Intermediate

Get spectacular results from a truly easy and 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 8 (or maybe 9) of them herself. Join others as you all knit your way to a true work of art. This KAL will also meet on January 13th & 27th.

Cost - $10

View Event →
Beginner Socks {Group 3 - Part 1}
Dec
15
10:30 AM10:30

Beginner Socks {Group 3 - Part 1}

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Hornung

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

View Event →
Thrummed Mittens {Part 2}
Dec
2
10:30 AM10:30

Thrummed Mittens {Part 2}

Instructor - Carol “Cookie” Honrnung

Knitting Level: Advanced Beginner

The warmest mittens ever, the original thrummed mittens came form Newfoundland. The surprise is the puffs of roving inside for warmth! This is a two part class. Cost includes both classes.

Cost - $35

View Event →
2 Socks on 2 Circs {Part 2}
Nov
29
10:30 AM10:30

2 Socks on 2 Circs {Part 2}

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Knitting Level: Advanced Beginner

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 a two-part class. The first part is on November 15th.   The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $40

View Event →