Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Knitting Classes

Beginning Knitting
Tuesday October 12th, 19th & 26th (New Dates) 5:30 to 7:30

Enjoy learning how to knit in a small relaxed group in our "living room setting". You will start with casting on then move on to knit, purl, yarn-over and bind off while creating a washcloth in this three session class. The class will also cover the importance of gauge, needle size, reading a label and the difference in weights of yarn.
Skill Level: Excited and eager to learn
Materials: Size 8 needles and one skein worsted weight yarn.

Cedar Leaf Shawlett
Saturday, October 2nd and 16th 11:00 to 1:00

This beautiful crescent shaped shawl with a lace leaf border will drape your shoulders or around your neck as a scarf. It is made with short rows with lace leaves as the bind off.
Skill Level: Inter. Beginner
Materials: Three skeins of Malabrigo or Manos yarn, Cedar Leaf pattern
Homework: Gauge swatch and cast on 270 stitches and knit six (6) rows

Manos Lace Hat “Saranac”
Thursday, October 28th and Nov.4th 5:30 to 7:30

You will be using a variety of skills in making this cute hat i.e. simple lace, changing colors, increasing & decreasing using double point’s needles. Reverse the color scheme and knit up another hat, you’ll have enough yarn!
Skill Level: Knit and pearl
Materials: One skein of main color & one skein of contrasting color of Manos Silk Blend, size 4 and 5 16” circular needles and size 5 double point needles, markers, the book Adirondack Accessories by Manos del Uruguay

Crochet Workshops

Wash cloth to Blanket
Tuesday, September 7th 5:30 to 7:30

In this workshop you will learn the technique of taking a crochet stitch pattern to make a wash cloth then expanding it into things like scarf’s and blankets. Gillian will be teaching the Sedge Stitch and Grit Stitch for this class.
Skill Level: Know how to single & double crochet
Materials: One skein of 2nd Time Cotton

Ruffle Scarf
Tuesday, September 14th 5:30 to 7:30

This ruffled spiral scarf is a necessary accessory, will add a romantic flair to your outfit and you’ll be surprised on how quickly it makes up! It does use the entire skein so if you’re thinking longer go for a second skein. Pattern is included.
Skill Level: Know how to single & double crochet
Materials: One/two skein of Manos Serena (depends on your tension and length desired) and an H hook

Saturday, September 18th 2:00 to 4:00

You know that feeling after finishing a project and thinking “it needs just a little something”. Try a crochet edging or flower embellishments. In this class you’ll learn different edgings, a basic flower and the tricks to securing it to your project.
Skill Level: Beginner
Homework: Bring in a single crochet scarf
Material: Complementary color yarn in the same weight as scarf

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