Gretchen

Gretchen

Come Play with Yarn: Expand Your Weaving Repertoire!

March 30th, 2012 by Gretchen
Do you love to weave your own fabric? If you’re anything like me, once you’ve gotten the hang of plain weave, you’ll start to wonder what you can do to liven up your fabric. Whether you’re looking to embellish the edges...

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Learn How to Knit Comfy Socks!

March 26th, 2012 by Gretchen
I love my double pointed needles. They are useful for making I-cord, handy as cable needles when I can’t find the proper one, and of course they’re great for knitting socks. They’re absolutely indispensable for knitting socks with an afterthought heel....

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Felted Clutch

How to Get Started Felting Your Yarn Crafts

February 20th, 2012 by Gretchen
Have you been curious about felting, unsure how to go about it? If you long to create beautiful felted but aren’t sure you want to put your hand knit fabric in the washing machine, then this is the class for you!...

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Introducing Our New Rigid Heddle Weaving Club: Weft!

December 9th, 2011 by Gretchen
Rigid heddle weavers unite! Come join us for Weft, our rigid heddle weaving group at Lion Brand Yarn Studio. Each meeting will kick off with a short demo of a technique or concept that we can build on using our LBYS...

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Learn to Make a Never-Fail Gift in the Triangular Lace Shawl Class

October 16th, 2011 by Gretchen
I love knitting triangular lace shawls for gifts. Lacy shawls don’t use up nearly as much yarn as sweaters, I don’t have to worry about fit, and the recipients are always impressed. It’s my little secret: while I’m making one for...

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Class Spotlight: Knitted Textured Stitches

August 2nd, 2011 by Gretchen
Mindless knitting has its place, but sometimes I need a bit more of a challenge. When I need to liven up my knitting, but lace is too open or cables are too dense, I turn to textured stitches. Textured stitches can...

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Master the Many Different Ways of Cast Ons and Bind Offs! May 29th at 2:00 pm

May 16th, 2011 by Gretchen
Most patterns will tell you to simply “cast on or bind off XX stitches.” But in Cast-Ons & Bind Offs for Every Project, you’ll discover that there are many ways to cast on and bind off your knitting. In this class,...

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Socktastic! Learn to Knit Socks on Double-Pointed Needles in Only 3 Weeks

May 5th, 2011 by Gretchen
Small, lightweight, and easy to carry, socks are a great summer project. With interesting techniques at the heel and toe interspersed with relaxing knitting in the round, sock knitting provides a perfect balance between challenging and meditative. I like to have many different sock...

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Class Spotlight – Knitted Flowers

April 3rd, 2011 by Gretchen
Many of you know that in addition to all the fun events and groups the Lion Brand Yarn Studio hosts, we also run nearly 100 classes a month. We have classes every day, night and all day on Sunday in three...

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