Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Sep
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

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 (includes book), $20 individual class (book purchased separately)

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Woolly Wreath
Sep
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

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

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Wonderful Wallaby - Part 1
Sep
30
10:00am10:00am

Wonderful Wallaby - Part 1

Instructor - 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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By the Sea Cowl
Oct
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

By the Sea Cowl

Instructor - Jill Ramos

This easy to memorize pattern is comprised of multiple yarn overs. The result is a design that mimics the movement of sea foam atop the water. This is a great introduction to lace knitting, and would also keep the interest of a more experienced knitter.

Cost - $20

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Fabulous Fair Isle Christmas Stocking - Part 1
Oct
2
1:00pm 1:00pm

Fabulous Fair Isle Christmas Stocking - Part 1

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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Yoga for Knitters
Oct
3
4:30pm 4:30pm

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

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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Beginner Chart Reading - The Guernsey Wrap
Oct
15
10:00am10:00am

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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Two-Color Brioche Basics
Oct
16
10:00am10:00am

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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Seams
Oct
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Yoga for Knitters
Oct
17
4:30pm 4:30pm

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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Beginner Socks - Part 1
Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

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

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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Seams
Oct
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Fix It
Oct
23
5:30pm 5:30pm

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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Plaited Cable Mitts
Oct
26
10:00am10:00am

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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Wonderful Wallaby - Part 2
Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

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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Twined Half Mitts
Oct
29
12:00pm12:00pm

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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Mosaic Color Knitting
Oct
30
10:00am10:00am

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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Yoga for Knitters
Oct
31
4:30pm 4:30pm

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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Bandana Cowl
Nov
2
10:00am10:00am

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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Beginner Socks - Part 2
Nov
4
10:00am10:00am

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

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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Twined Half Mitts
Nov
5
12:00pm12:00pm

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

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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Mini Mitten
Nov
9
10:00am10:00am

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

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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Short Rows Demystified
Nov
16
10:00am10:00am

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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Beginner Socks - Part 3
Nov
18
10:00am10:00am

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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Abundance Wrap Knit-along - Part 3
Nov
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

Abundance Wrap Knit-along - 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 is a 3 class series.   The cost includes all sessions.

Cost - $35

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

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

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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Abundance Wrap Knit-along - Part 4
Dec
2
3:00pm 3:00pm

Abundance Wrap Knit-along - 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 is a 3 class series.   The cost includes all sessions.

Cost - $35

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

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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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Dec
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Short Rows Demystified
Jan
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Advanced Two-Color Brioche
Jan
8
10:00am10:00am

Advanced Two-Color Brioche

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.

Cost - $20

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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Jan
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Plaited Cable Scarf
Jan
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Feb
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Mar
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Apr
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
May
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Jun
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Jul
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Aug
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Sep
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 1
Sep
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 1

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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Sep
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

Carol's Tips & Tricks

Instructor - Carol Puntel

It is often the little things that make knitting easier and/or more finished looking.  Over the years, I have learned many little tricks that would be fun to share:  tricks for counting stitches (or beads).  The way to make an ssk, the last bound off stitch and the first stitch in the row look neater.  How to use selvedge stitches.  How to block and finish. Weaving in ends. And lots more.  Come hear how some of these can make you a happier knitter

There is homework to be completed prior to this class.

Cost - $20

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Yoga for Knitters
Sep
19
4:30pm 4:30pm

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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Adirondack Winter Lace Scarf - Part 1
Sep
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Adirondack Winter Lace Scarf - Part 1

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 includes both parts.

Cost - $40

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Fall Acorn - Beginner Needle Felting
Sep
17
10:00am10:00am

Fall Acorn - 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 - $35

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Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 1
Sep
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 1

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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Short Rows Demystified
Aug
27
10:00am10:00am

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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Quick Class! - Mini Mitten
Aug
13
10:00am10:00am

Quick Class! - 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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Reflections Cardigan Knit Along
Aug
12
10:00am10:00am

Reflections Cardigan Knit Along

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

The designer describes this as a sideways garter stitch cardigan. Starting at the right sleeve, increases prepare you for the right front and back.   A-line shaping is achieved by German Short Rows.  You will separate the front and back and work a button hole band.  Back shaping continues and the other side is worked with symmetrical shaping.   Mattress stitch and 3 needle bind-off are used to join together.   Then, add the collar!   Changing needle sizes creates the shaping.   Check the pattern notes and let’s start!

We will meet again on August 12th, 10 am - Noon.  As we progress, more dates will be added.

Cost - $20

 

 

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Helical Hat
Aug
7
10:00am10:00am

Helical Hat

Instructor - Angela DeMeritt

Have you ever knit a striped garment in the round, only to notice that there is a noticeable “jog” in the stripes at the transition of each round?  In this class, we will create a striped hat with no noticeable transition of the stripes, in which the colors spiral up the hat.

Cost - $20

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Sox Rock with Cookie - Ruffled & Ribbed Socks
Aug
5
10:00am10:00am

Sox Rock with Cookie - Ruffled & Ribbed Socks

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Using our old favorite Yankee Knitter Socks for the Family, you will complete an easy worksheet and make a ruffle top sock for any size foot.    Cute, with a comfortable fit!

This class is perfect for you if you have had Cookie’s Basic Socks or are an excellent sock knitter eager to learn new techniques.  

 

Cost - $20

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Crocheted Headband
Jul
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

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

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Yoga for Knitters
Jul
18
4:30pm 4:30pm

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

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

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Reflections Cardigan Knit Along
Jul
15
10:00am10:00am

Reflections Cardigan Knit Along

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

The designer describes this as a sideways garter stitch cardigan. Starting at the right sleeve, increases prepare you for the right front and back.   A-line shaping is achieved by German Short Rows.  You will separate the front and back and work a button hole band.  Back shaping continues and the other side is worked with symmetrical shaping.   Mattress stitch and 3 needle bind-off are used to join together.   Then, add the collar!   Changing needle sizes creates the shaping.   Check the pattern notes and let’s start!

We will meet again on August 12th, 10 am - Noon.  As we progress, more dates will be added.

Cost - $20

 

 

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

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

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Summer Shawl
Jun
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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