Christmas in July: Feet and Hands

Small projects are great for summer knitting, as well as gift knitting which makes July a perfect time to get a jump on your holiday crafting. We want to support these goals, so we’re offering a series of project classes this summer that are great for both travel and gift knitting. Want to make socks or mittens for someone you’re visiting this summer?  This is your chance to measure surreptitiously so you’ll know they’ll fit!

My First Gloves

My First Gloves

Join Gretchen for My First Gloves and learn:

  • to make a buttonhole (for the cuff),
  • knit a thumb gusset
  • work the fingers
  • to close the gaps at the base of the fingers as you weave in the ends
  • sew on the buttons

Leave class with two gloves and the skills to make many more!

Tuesday July 10, 17 & 24, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $75 / Three 2-hour sessions
Prerequisite Skills: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, & bind off, recognize the knit and purl stitch, work simple increases & decreases in a pattern without supervision. Familiarity with knitting in the round on DPNs a plus, but not required.
Pattern: Fledging Gloves Pattern Number: 90370AD
Homework: Cast on & work through row 9 of the instructions. * Note, this pattern runs small, if you are knitting gloves for an adult choose the larger size.
  • Yarn – 1 ball Wool-Ease (in a light color)
  • Needles – Size 6 straight needles, Size 6 double-pointed needles
  • Accessories – stitch markers, large-eye blunt needles.

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Sock Knitting Basics

Sock Knitting Basic

In Sock Knitting Basics Marie will teach you to cast on and knit in the round on double pointed needles in the first session, work the heel flap and gusset in session two and graft the toe stitches and start the second sock in session three. You’ll be on your way to your first pair of socks before your feet get cold!

Three Sundays:

  • July 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • July 22, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • July 29, 1:00 – 3:00 pm 29

Tuition: $75/ Three sessions

Yarn: 1 ball Wool Ease in a light to medium color of your choice (please avoid heathered and dark shades as they will make it very difficult for you to see your stitches while you are learning.)
Needles: Set of 5 DPNs in size US 4, and US 5.
Accessories: Scissors, large eye blunt needle, stitch markers.

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 My First Mittens

My First Mittens

In My First Mittens Darrin will guide you through:

  • joining to work in the round,
  • knitting a thumb gusset,
  • putting stitches on hold,
  • picking up held stitches and knitting the thumb,
  • and casting on for the second mitten.

Monday July 16 & 23, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $65 / 2 week session ( 2 – 2 hour classes)
Prerequisite Skills: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off.

Materials list:
Yarn – 2 balls Lion Brand® Wool Ease or Vanna’s Choice ® (in a light color)
Tools – Size 6 & 7 double-pointed needles
Accessories– stitch markers, stitch holders, blunt-eye needles
Cast on 36 stitches onto a straight US size 6 needle.
Row 1: K1, *k1, p1, repeat to end, k1.
Row 2: P1, *k1, p1, repeat to end, p1.
Repeat these two rows until you have 3″ of ribbing and bring to class on the needle. DO NOT BIND OFF. We will begin working in the round in class.

Easy Toe-Up Socks at Any Gauge

Easy Toe Up Socks at Any Gauge

This very easy toe up sock is so simple that you will not need to follow a pattern. We will be learning how to measure the foot to get an exact fit, and correlate these measurements with your knitting stitch gauge. We will learn a formula that will give you the perfectly sized sock no matter what size yarn, needle, or foot you are working with.

For the toe up sock we will be making in class, we will be using super bulky yarn. It will be easy to finish each section of the sock during the class sessions, and you will have warm and cozy house socks to enjoy when cold weather sets in. Remember, winter is coming after all!

Wednesday July 18 & 25, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Tuition: $75 / Two 3-hour sessions
Prerequisite Skills: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off & simple increases & decreases and be able to work them in a pattern without supervision. Must be comfortable working in the round. Short rows will be reviewed in class, some experience with short rows is recommended.
  • Yarn: 2 balls of Heartland® Thick & Quick®, Hometown USA, or Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®. 2 different colors if you wish to do stripes or contrasting heel & toe.
  • Needles: Size 10.5 or 11 of the type you prefer for knitting in the round.
  • Accessories: scissors, tape measure, yarn needle.

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  1. Christmas in July: Shawl, Scarf, and Cowl

    […] Next in our series of Christmas in July courses, neck warmers! Here are three classes, knit and crochet, to learn to make some beautiful projects. Each is unique enough to stand out as a very special holiday gift, and you’ll learn techniques to carry with you into many future projects, too. Read on for more details about Crochet Lace Shawl, Irish Crochet Scarf, and Brioche Basics, and find links to enroll below! And in case you missed it, check out our previous posts about Making Hats for the Holidays, and Hands & Feet. […]

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