We’re looking forward to celebrating Christmas this July, and we hope you’ll come and be merry with us at the Studio. We’ll be sharing several class suggestions for whatever crafts you might be adding to your holiday gift list, so you can master techniques and get things started before the night before Christmas. So, if you have been thinking about learning to make a hat, or learning a new technique to spruce up your game, come join us!
Hats for the Holidays
Come join Edita on July 12th for Crochet Hat for Everyone class!
You’ll learn to make a hat for any head size, with any yarn you want. Edita will be teaching everyone to work in the round both flat and in a tube. The best part is – no need for a gauge swatch! You’ll get a very handy chart, to determine the right size for any head.
That’s what makes this such a great class for Christmas in July – you’ll be able to take these new skills with you, and craft for anyone come December.
- Thursday, July 12 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
- Tuition: $50/ 2 Hour Class
- Skills Needed: Students must know how to chain, sc, dc.
- Materials Needed: 1 ball of any of the following worsted weight yarns: Vanna’s Choice, Wool Ease, Heartland, LB Collection Pure Wool, Fisherman’s Wool, 24/7 Cotton, LB Collection Organic Wool
- You’ll Also Need: A hook appropriate to your choice of yarn, stitch marker, large blunt eye needle, scissors, tape measure.
Join Susan on August 1st for a fun class on Crochet Plaid! This class is inspired by Whistle & Ivy’s wonderful plaid designs, and we’ll be working on a small hat to learn this technique. Susan will guide students on color selection, and how to carry multiple colors to create a plaid effect. You’ll also learn to work decreases in a color pattern, and crochet stretchy ribbing (ideal for hats!). Crochet Plaid will be a technique you can carry with you to other crochet projects, and it looks very festive for the holidays!
- Wednesday, August 1 | 5pm – 8pm
- Tuition: $60 / 3 Hour Class
- Skills Needed: Students must know how to ch, sc, dc, hdc, & basic increases & decreases.
- Materials Needed: 1 ball each of Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet, Cranberry, and Black
- You’ll Also Need: A hook Size H-8 (5mm), and scissors, a pen or pencil for notes, as well as reading glasses (if you use them for detail work).
Join Darrin on Sunday July 8th to learn Circular Knitting Basics.
This is the perfect class for you, if you’ve ever wanted to knit in the round! This class will focus on a simple hat, however, you can obviously transfer these skills to many other projects that will come your way this gifting season.
You’ll have the opportunity to work with both a circular needle and DPNs, and Darrin will dispel any mystery around these two useful techniques. You’ll also learn tricks, like how to join in the round (without twisting!) and avoid the gaps between needles. And one very important skill you’ll take away with you: how to convert a flat pattern to in-the-round, to make the most of your new talents.
You’ll have a hat worked up before you know it! Click here to enroll.
- Sunday, July 8 | 2pm – 5pm
- Tuition: $60 / 3 Hour Class
- Skills Needed: Students must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, and be able to work them without supervision. Knowledge of simple increases & decreases will be helpful, but not required.
- Materials Needed: 1 ball of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
- You’ll Also Need: Size 13 (9mm) 16″ Circular Needle, Size 13 (9mm) Double Pointed Needles, split ring stitch markers, large eye tapestry needle
Join Darrin for a special two-week class in August on Fair Isle Basics!
If you’ve fallen for knitted projects with colorwork, but haven’t known how to try it yourself, this is the perfect class for you. Fair Isle Knitting, also called stranded knitting, is a wonderful technique for creating patterns with multiple colors.
In Part 1, you’ll learn to carry two colors as you work a row, and tips for keeping your tension even as you move from color to color, as well as how to read a color work chart for circular knitting. Then, in Part 2, you’ll learn to read your color work chart with decrease stitches, and work a double decrease in a pattern.
The best part about taking a two-week class is that you get to follow up with Darrin in Part 2! As you work on your project during the week in between, if any questions arise, you’ll have the opportunity to ask them. This is one technique you’ll be so glad you started early, so you have plenty of time for any project you might choose.
- Sunday, August 5 & Sunday, August 12 | 3pm – 5pm
- Tuition: $65 / Two 2 Hour Classes
- Skills Needed: Students must have a solid understanding of knitted increases and decreases and be able to recognize a knit and a purl. Students must also know how to knit in the round.
- Materials Needed: 1 ball each of 2 contrasting colors of Heartland or Wool-Ease.
- You’ll Also Need: US Size 7 16″ Circular Needle, US Size 8 16″ Circular Needle, US Size 8 DPNs; stitch markers, large eye blunt needle.
- Homework: With your US Size 7 16″ Circular Needle, cast on 80 stitches in your main color (MC). Join to work in the round, and work a Knit 2, Purl 2 rib for about 1 1/2″.