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Winter Classes 2024!

WINTER 2024 CLASSES 

 

 

Class policies can be found here.

 

KOFFEE KLATSCH KNITTING & CROCHET

Are you a morning person?  Join others of your ilk for a few hours of knitting and/or crochet and coffee talk!  (Or tea talk).  Bring a project you’ve been wanting to work on and even finish, or let’s start one together.  Get in some good stitching time first thing in the morning!  (We ask that all yarn used has been purchased at Knitting Nation).

Tuesday mornings, 8-10am: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, (one week break), March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16

$150

 

BUILDING BLOCKS BLANKET

Building Blocks: Develop your knitting skills as you knit a beautiful sampler blanket. Using Michelle Hunter’s Building Blocks booklet as our guide, we will work together on 12 different knitted blocks to put together to make a blanket.  With each block you will learn new skills including reading patterns, cables, increases and decreases, bobbles, and more. The instructions in the booklet are supplemented by free online videos for each technique. Class runs for 14 sessions to allow enough time to complete the blanket, even if you have to miss a class or two! 

Please try to visit the shop before the first class to choose and purchase your yarn. (10% off purchase of yarn for blanket).

Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, (one week break), March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16

$180  (includes booklet Building Blocks)

 

INTRODUCTION TO SPINNING

Have you been to the NY Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck?  Are you curious about what people do with those fluffy bags of fleece and colorful fiber braids?  Are you fascinated by the process of turning fiber into yarn?  Then this class is for you!

You will learn about various methods of fiber preparation and how to spin on different types of spinning wheels, both traditional and electric, as well as on a drop spindle.

$175  (materials included)

Sundays, 12:30-2:30pm: January 21, 28, February 4 and 11. This class will be held at a different location. Information will be provided when you sign up.

 

KNITTING 101 

Whether you’ve never knit before or haven’t for a very long time, this four session class will give you a solid foundation in knitting skills.  You will learn to knit, purl, cast on stitches, bind off, increase and decrease, make simple stitch patterns, weave in ends, and all the skills needed to make your first scarf, cowl, dishcloth, or hat. 

$100 (yarn and needles are included)

Option 1: Saturdays, 10:30-12pm: January 13, 20, 27, and February 3

Option 2: Thursdays, 10:30-12pm: February 1, 8, 15 & 22

 

KNITTING 102

If you’ve mastered the knit and purl stitches, you’re ready for this class! Learn new techniques as you work on a new project. You can elect to knit a hat and learn the required skills of knitting in the round and using double pointed needles. Or bring in a project you are working on to get assistance and support. In a small class environment, we can learn from each other as we increase our own knowledge and skills.

Option 1:  Saturdays, 10:30-12:  February 10, 17, 24, March 16

Option 2:  Thursdays, 10:30-12:  March 14, 21, 28 & April 4

 

CROCHET 101 

Whether you’ve never held a crochet hook or have vague memories of crocheting from years ago, you’ll be able to call yourself a hooker after taking this four session class! You’ll learn how to make a chain, and the basic stitches of single, double, half double, and triple crochet. You will learn to crochet in rows and in the round. You’ll make a simple scarf or cowl, and learn how to crochet the granny square and other motifs.

Fridays, 10:30-12pm:  January 12, 19, 26 & February 2

 

CROCHET 102: MOTIFS

Learn how to crochet squares, circles, triangles and more! These can be put together to make blankets, bags, and clothing.

Fridays, 10:30-12pm: February 9, 16, 23 & March 15

 

INTRODUCTION TO COLOR KNITTING

Knitting with more than one color brings an exciting dimension to your work. Some techniques are quite simple while others require practice and concentration. Expand your skills and bring color into your knitting!

Fridays, 10:30-12pm:  March 22, 29, April 5 and 12