Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Classes descriptions and more!

Hola Chiquita Bananas, I've had lots of requests to do a write up for each class. I fit it in amoung my classes and knitting and I think this class will help you decide which classes you want to take. I'll put up more pictures as time allows. See you all at the shop.

All Skills Knitting Clinic
You know some of the basics and you want to learn more. Bring a project you need help with or start a project you don’t think you could handle on your own. You can choose to learn basic cable stitches, simple lace stitches, how to read an intermediate pattern and a chart, or whatever suits your fancy.
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, & 27
Time: 12-2 pm
Fee: $60.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle

Date: Thursday, May 7, 14, 21 & 28
Time: 6-8 pm
Fee: $60.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle

Date: Friday, May 1, 8, 15, 22 &29
Time: 12-2 pm
Fee: $80.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle

Aran Afghan Square of the Month
Come join our new Block of the Month Club. What's that? Well, we are going to knit a Great American Aran Afghan (heirloom) with squares and in each square you will be learning a new type of cable stitch. Not only is this a very beautiful afghan, but it is something you will surely want to pass down to your family for generation after generation. It's getting too hot to knit an afghan! Not this one, as you will only be knitting a small square at a time. Very similar to making a quilt and yet every bit as nice. Make it out of any worsted weight. Many are using Berroco comfort, Cascade Superwash and I’m doing mine out of Mission Falls. We’ve worked out a deal that we can buy it by the cone, which will save in ends to be woven in. Come on in, pick your yarn, pick your color and get started on this heirloom project. We will be special ordering most of the yarn. It will take about a week to get the yarn in.

Date: Saturday, May 9
Time: 1-3 pm
Fee: $20.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle

Date: Tuesday, May 26
Time: 6-8 pm
Fee: $20.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle

Beaded Evening Bag
Have you fallen in love with the more luxury fibers of Artyarns and Tilli Tomas? In this class Brenda will teach you how to make this 1 skein wonder out of the luxury Beaded Silk yarn. This is a great purse for a night on the town, or for that hard to please teenager.

Date: Thursday, May 28
Time: 6-9 pm
Fee: $30.00 plus materials
Instructor: Brenda


Crochet Bag
You asked for it! We aim to please. So due to popular demand….Do you just know the basics of crochet? Can you comfortably chain and single crochet? In this class Nancy will take you out of your comfort zone and into the wild world of crochet. With Nancy’s help, you’ll be able to knit this reusable bag. It’s made out of hemp which is a renewable source. Hemp gets softer and softer with use. It makes a perfect shopping bag due to its strength.

Date: Sunday, May 24
Time: 1-4 pm
Fee: $30.00 plus materials
Instructor: Nancy

Go Green Bag (FREE)
This is a free class where you will transform plastic bags into your own shopping bag. This is a great class for those who love to Reuse and Recycle. There is pre-work in this class, so make sure to get the info before coming.

Date: Saturday, May 30
Time: 3-6 pm
Fee: FREE
Instructor: Danielle

Easy Baby Sweater
This sweater is great if you are learning how to knit sweaters and want to learn more of a typical structure. In this class Brenda will teach you the basics of changing your pattern to be knit in the round, 3-needle bind off, as well as seaming. This is knit out of a bulky weight yarn, which makes it a quick gift for the little, someone special in your life.

Date: Friday, May 22 & 29th
Time: 6-8 pm
Fee: $40.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle

Kids Club
Kids love knitting too. Send them to class and get them going on their first project, a knitted hat. Knitting is a great take along hobby that kids can do in the car, waiting in the doctor’s office or at a restaurant. Parents can knit in the shop while the class is in session. So, come on, sign them up. Class ages 8 and up

Date: Saturday, May 2 & 16
Time: 9-1030 am
Fee: $30.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle

Learn to Knit
Want to knit but have a limited time frame, look no further than my favorite baby gift. This Fruit Cap knits up quickly as you learn the art of circular knitting. You will learn casting on, knitting in the round, knitting 2 colors at once, decreasing, binding off and using double point needles.

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 19
Time: 6-8 pm (5th) 6-9 (19th)
Fee: $50.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle Bowen


Pleated Tee
This bottom up in one piece tee, is the perfect project for those who want some “therapy knitting” with just enough details to keep you interested. Learn how to add these great pleats, at the neckline which will be perfect for any size. Made out of a light worsted, heavy dk, it’s perfect for the spring season.

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 19 & June 9
Time: 12-2 pm
Fee: $60.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle Bowen

Date: Friday, May 8, 22 & June 12
Time: 6-8 pm
Fee: $60.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle

Reversible Cabled Hat
Who doesn’t like a warm hand-knit hat? They are quick, fun, and have just enough details to keep you interested. This hat is reversible, so if you just happened to get something on the outside you can turn it around and have it nice and clean again. Learn all the basics of cabling in this quick project.

Date: Tuesday, May 12
Time: 6-9 pm
Fee: $30.00 plus material
Instructor: Danielle

Roses, Roses Everywhere Tea Cozy
Come join us for our quarterly Tea Cozy Class. This fun cozy, is just right for that spring day when you need a little bit of warmth to keep you going. The roses are piled up on top of the tea cozy to make it extra warm. You can either knit or crochet the flowers or do a little bit of both. You’ll learn all the skills necessary to finish this beautiful Tea Cozy.

Date: Saturday, May 23rd
Time: 11-4 pm
Fee: $50.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle


Scarf of the Month – Reversible Braided Scarf
I love the look of reversible scarves. This chunky-weight scarf is a perfect gift for someone special for their birthday, Christmas or even something for you. Learn the special tips and tricks that can make almost any scarf reversible.

Date: Tuesday, May 12
Time: 12-3 pm
Fee: $30.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle

Date: Saturday, May 15
Time: 6-9 pm
Fee: $30.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle

Shirred Scarf
Danielle designed this fun scarf. It has been one of the most popular classes that we’ve had this year. It’s got just enough changes to make this scarf interesting, yet quickly turns into what I call “therapy knitting”. In this class you’ll learn how to increase, decrease, do garter stitch and stockinetter. Perfect to make for those men and women on your gift list.

Date: Sunday, May 17
Time: 10-12 pm
Fee: $20.00 plus materials
Instructor: Kim

Sock Lovers (Free)
This is a free knit along where people, who love to knit socks, come in and knit together. Share your favorite yarn, pattern, or design. Bring in some of your finished socks to share. Yes, even if it’s a lonely singleton.

Date: Sunday, May 24
Time: 1-3 pm
Fee: FREE
Instructor: Susan

Something Red
One of our most favorite top down sweater designers, Wendy Bernard, created this pattern a few years ago. It’s a great edgy, top down sweater that’s sure to please the mistress inside of you that want a quick, fast, easy project.

Date: Thursday, May 7, 21, June 4 & 18
Time: 6-8 pm
Fee: $80.00 plus materials
Instructor: Susan

Steeking Demo FREE
Susan and Sarah will show everyone, that yes, it’s OK to cut your knitting. The world won’t end, and it’s relatively easy to get everything back, picked up and no crazy unravels will occur.
In knitting, steeking is a shortcut used to knit things like sweaters in the round without interruption for openings or sleeves until the end. After completing a tube, a straight line is cut along the center of a column of stitches, in order to make room for an opening or place to attach another piece. The steek itself is a bridge of extra stitches, in which the cut is made, and is usually 6-10 stitches wide. This technique was developed by the knitters of the Shetland archipelago and is particularly associated with Fair Isle sweaters, although it can be used for solid colors as well.

Two at a Time Socks
One of the biggest problems that plague some sock knitters is known as second sock syndrome. By the time the first sock is knit, you just don't have the energy to knit another one exactly the same way. Both of these problems can be remedied by knitting both socks at the same time using one long circular needle or on 2 shorter circular needles. We’ve given you 2 weeks in between classes to make the homework easier to do.

Date: Saturday, May 2, 16 & 30
Time: 12-2 pm
Fee: $60.00 plus materials
Instructor: Danielle

Washcloth of the Month (FREE)
We’ve had such a fun time the past year creating patterns for you all to knit. This is a continuation on the washcloth theme. Perfect to knit as a gift, or for those on your Christmas list. This class is perfect if you are newer, or if you just want to learn, new stitch patterns.
Date: Saturday, May 9
Time: 3-6 pm
Fee: FREE
Instructor: Danielle

3 comments:

heartgirl said...

Wow Danielle. I loved reading about all of the classes - well done!! I just might need to take that Reversible Braided Scarf - oh so cool looking. Thanks for all the great info. Diane

Lisette said...

Hey Knitique Girl,

I can't wait for the Roses, Roses Tea Cozy class.

Do we get to have another tea party, too?

Knitique Girl said...

Thanks for all the positive feedback girls. I think the first one will be the worst. I'm already starting next months so it won't be as time consuming.

We are DEFINITELY having another Tea Party. I really love the fun socialness of the shop and all the little "get-togethers".