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Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Bristol Ivy - Shawl Shapes

Shawls are one of the most popular projects in the knitting world right now. They’re the perfect way to explore new techniques or use just a few skeins of precious yarn for something lovely. In this class, we’ll look at a how to create a few different shawl shapes, and then discuss adding stitch patterns or playing with unconventional shaping.

Level: advanced beginner

Skills needed: Knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing

Materials to bring: 70 meters of light-colored, smooth worsted weight (8-ply) yarn, appropriate needles (4mm-5mm), and stitch markers.

Any "homework"?: none

Class size: 22

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Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Anne Hanson - A Survey of Colour Knitting Techniques

Let's tackle something new together and take the fear out of color knitting! This class is an exploration of color knitting techniques including slip stitch, mosaic, intarsia, and stranded colorwork. We will start with intarsia, then move on to slip stitches and mosaic using two colors. Finally, we’ll try stranding, where both two-handed and one-handed techniques will be demonstrated.

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: Students should have command of intermediate knitting skills and terminology, have executed simple patterned motifs in knit/purl or lace from written or charted instructions, and be able to read charts.

Materials to bring: Needles size 5US or 6US (3.75 mm to 4.0 mm), scissors, stitch markers, and other small tools 
- 50 yards each of a 2-ply, Shetland-type fingering yarn in TWO contrasting colors
- 30-50 yards of a smooth silky or slippery fingering yarn (such as a bamboo blend sock yarn or tencel blend sock yarn)
- 30-50 yards of a smooth 3-ply wool fingering yarn (such as a superwash merino or BFL sock yarn)

Any "homework"?: Please take care to bring only the yarns described above

Class size: 22

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Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Jane Crowfoot - Bohemian Blooms Crochet Mandala

In this workshop participants will work through a crochet block motif, which echoes the design theme of Jane's Crochet Along style project 'Bohemian Blooms' and will include many of the techniques Jane used in her blanket. 

Participants will be shown how to read and understand one of Jane’s crochet patterns, how to join in new yarn shades, how to weave in yarn ends and how to work crochet stitch techniques, including 3D layered crochet and beading.

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: This is not a workshop for brand new crocheters and crocheters must have a good knowledge of stitches and techniques and know how to read a written crochet pattern.

Materials to bring: Participants will need to bring along a 3mm, 3.5mm and 4mm crochet hook and a notebook and pen/pencil. A small sewing kit including scissors, a knitters sewing needle, and a fine sewing needle and thread is also required. Yarn will be provided.

Any "homework"?: My patterns are written in UK terminology so an understanding of this is an advantage, but not essential.

Class size: 14

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Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Donna Smith - Making the Cut

Take the fear out of knitting steeks and cutting your knitting! During the class Donna will discuss various ways of knitting steeks and finishing work once it has been cut. You will knit a small piece of Fair Isle with a steek and then will cut it at the end. You will also pick up stitches at the edge of the steek. There will be some examples of finished garments knitted using steeks on display.

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: Need to know how knit in the round. Experience in knitting with more than one colour at one time would be an advantage.

Materials to bring: Set of 3 - 4 DPNs size 3mm, 3.57 mm or 4.0 mm
- Small sharp scissors
- Tapestry needle

Any "homework"?: none

Class size: 12

Note: This class also runs on Wednesday EVENING!

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Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Katherine Lymer - Colourful Cables

Cables are a stunning way to introduce pattern and texture into your knitting and adding colour can produce dramatic effects! 

In this small class, we will learn two methods of adding colour to our cables. First, we will create a striking, cabled panel, by learning how to knit cables in a contrasting colour using the intarsia method. Our second panel uses stranded knitting techniques to create a wonderfully textured fabric in two colours. These panels have been designed to be sewn together to create a beautiful case for your essential knitting accessories.

Level: Confident beginners and intermediate knitters

Skills needed: Confident in the basics (casting on and off, knit and purl).
Prior experience of intarsia and stranded knitting would be useful but not essential.

Materials to bring: DK yarn in two colours
4mm/US size 6 needles for working back and forth (straight or circular as you prefer)
Cable needle
Bobbins (only required if you usually use them for intarsia knitting)
Darning needle
Knitting bag with your usual accessories

Any "homework"?: none

Class size: 4

Note: This class also runs on Friday afternoon.

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Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Clare Devine - Fix It! Level 1

Dropped stitch, decrease in the wrong place? About to rip the needles out and “frog” the lot … stop, your mistake might be easy to fix on the needles. This class aims to equip you with the skills you need to fix some of the most common mistakes we make as knitters. Not all errors need to prove fatal to your lovely knitting project, many mistakes are easy and simple to fix “on the needles”, meaning you can be back on track in no time. This practical class will leave you with a fresh perspective on your knitting and equip you with the skills and confidence to shimmy that decrease into the correct direction, catch that dropped stitch before it runs off or switch that miss-crossed cable before it drives you to “knitterly” despair.

Level: Beginners onwards

Skills needed: To get the most from this class you should have completed a few knitting projects – none of them needle to be overly complicated but it would be helpful if you have had experience of simple decreases and increases.

Materials to bring: Yarn - I would recommend selecting something that has high wool content, is light in colour, tightly spun and smooth. This makes it easiest to read your knitting and see what is happening when fixing mistakes.

DK / 8ply yarn in a smooth light colour
4mm / US 6 needles or size needed to get approx. gauge of 22sts per 10cm / 4in
4mm crochet hook
Darning needle
A few lockable stitch markers or ‘bulb safety pins”

Any "homework"?: Make two swatches as follows: 
Using DK / 8ply yarn and 4mm / US 6 needles, cast on 22 sts.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit
Row 3: knit
Row 4: k2, p18, k2
Work Rows 3&4 another 12 times. 28 rows worked. Place live stitches on a stitch holder or leave them on the needles.

Class size: 12

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Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

CANCELLED Beth Brown-Reinsel - Latvian Wristers

WE REGRET THAT THIS CLASS HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED - PLEASE SEE EMAIL FROM EYF (check your junk inbox if it didn’t arrive, thanks).

Using wristers as a template, some of the beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in this class. Knit one of a pair of wristers to learn the following techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid and some subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid. A choice of traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the wrister, as well as a picot edge at the end. Additional techniques to be discussed include yarn dominance, knitting with two yarns in the right hand or a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three colors and setting up the knitting for color changes in the braids.

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: Students must be able to knit in the round. Some two-color stranding experience is helpful.

Materials to bring: • 1 oz. each of 4 colors of solid-colored, smooth-textured sport weight or DK yarn.
Space-dyed yarns, heathered yarns and fuzzy yarns will obscure the patterns and are 
not recommended.
• One set of 3.5mm (US size 4) short double pointed needles. If you are proficient in the magic loop or working with two circs, bring the appropriate needles.
• Tapestry needle and stitch markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in 
reading the text or chart.

Any "homework"?: None

Class size: 20

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Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Molla Mills - Four-Colour Tapestry Crochet

Crochet a colorful Rottinki pattern with a 4-color tapestry crochet technique using a double crochet stitch. In the 3-hour workshop you will learn how to carry the yarns inside the stitch and how to change the color of the yarn to create clean lines in the pattern. 
In the workshop the student will learn the challenging skill of a multicolor crochet and how to create their own complex patterns.

Level: Advanced

Skills needed: Basic crochet skills, how to make a double crochet stitch, how to work with many yarns in the work (we will also learn this in the workshop)

Materials to bring: DK cotton yarn, four colors and 150 g of each colour. The teacher recommends KPC yarn or Gossyp cotton. Other yarn options are Rico, Baby Classic DK or Paintbox Yarns, Cotton Aran.
You will also need a crochet hook suitable for the yarn. If you use Gossyp the hook size is 3,0.

Any "homework"?: None

Class size: 10

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