Cast on & Bind off skills in Knitting
Saturday, February 1 10am – 3pm
Saturday, February 1 10am-3pm
There are a variety of ways to begin and end your knitted projects, each with their own unique attributes. In this class you will learn several different cast on methods that add some flair, elasticity, and durability to your beginning, then you will learn a comparable bind off with similar properties.
Materials needed: yarn (preferably a yarn with a tight twist) and needles (both double pointed and circular) that are suitable for the size of yarn.
Lunch is provided with registration.
Chunky Monkey Hat
Saturday, February 8 10am – 12pm
Chunky Monkey Hat is a new pattern by Lander’s designer and PY instructor, Hailey Redden. It incorporates Shepherd Knitting (a form of slip stitch crochet), and a cast on and bind off, much like knitting. Using bulky yarn (150-200 yds), and a K and M crochet hook (6.5 and 9mm respectively), you will learn the Shepherd Knitting technique and Bendy Carter’s Cast On to create this unique fabric hat. Prerequisite skills helpful, but not necessary: Slip knot, slip stitch crochet.
Felted Valentine Bears
Saturday, February 8 1-3pm
Needle felt your loved one a Valentine’s day teddy bear! Class includes the roving needed to felt your own Valentine’s bear. You will need to bring your own felting needles and felting pad.
Learn to Knit with Corrine
Wednesday, February 12 6-8pm
Learn the essential stitches (knit, purl), cast on, and bind off to get you started on your next project!
Materials suggested: Worsted or bulky weight yarn (#4 or #5), size US 8, 9 or 10 knitting needles
Bulky C & C Beanie
Saturday, February 15 9am – 12pm
You see C & C beanies everywhere you go. Here is an excellent class for beginners and experienced knitters alike to make your own C & C beanie! By using bulky yarn, you will have your hat created really fast!
Materials needed: Bulky weight yarn, size US #10 circular and double pointed needles.
Introduction to Lace
Saturdays, February 15 & 22 1-3pm
This class will introduce a beginner or intermediate knitter to chart reading to create a lace scarf using many lovely lace patterns from yarn overs and K2TOG, SSK, and SK2P. The scarf uses 15 different lace patterns separated by 4 rows of reverse stockinette, but you can choose to use fewer or more patterns and arrange them how you would like!
Materials needed: Suggested use of DK yarn with needles appropriate for weight. But any weight of yarn will work with appropriate sized needles.
Learn to Crochet with Hailey
Wednesday, February 19 6-8pm
Learn the basics of crochet: chain, single and double crochet stitch.
Materials needed: Yarn and an appropriate size hook for the yarn (G-H)
Learn to Brioche Knit
Saturday, February 29 1-3pm
Brioche in knitting creates a lovely, lofty ribbed fabric. Combined with increases and decreases, you can create intricate designs.
Materials needed: Two colors of yarn that have a visible contrast and either double pointed needles or circular needles that are appropriate for the weight of the yarn.