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DESIGN YOUR OWN CLASS: Private Instruction

What would you like to learn? Design your own private lessons in knitting or crochet. You pick the project and/or the techniques. Register for a single hour-long lesson or save when you purchase two or more classes, which can be scheduled at mutually convenient times. Want to work on the same project with friends? Groups of up to 3 can be accommodated at the same time.

Fees: 1 class – $15; 2 classes – $27.50; 3 classes – $40

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February 2018

ELISBETH HEADBAND

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30

There’s plenty of wintry weather left, and this cozy cabled headband, from Chic Knits’ Elisbeth Collection, is the accessory you need right now. You'll learn how to make cables twist and travel, follow written and charted cable directions, and to cast on provisionally for the 3-needle bind off. Materials: (1) skein mYak Baby Yak Medium (125 yards/50g) or approx. 70 yards similar worsted weight yarn; US 8/5mm 24” circular needle; copy of Elisbeth Collection by Bonne Marie Burns (available at GYI).

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UMARO BLANKET

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
$25

With bridal and baby shower season fast approaching, this textured blanket with a luxurious all-over design knits up quickly on US 10 needles. Umaro is charted only. You’ll learn to read the lace, cable, and knit/purl symbols and how to make your own custom size blanket using smaller yarn and needles than called for in the original pattern. Materials: (6) skeins Berroco Vintage Chunky (136 yards/100g) or approx. 815 yards similar chunky weight yarn; (1) US 10/6mm 32” circular needle;…

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ANKER’S JACKET

February 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$60

3 sessions; continues March 14 and 28 / 1:30-3:00 PM You can make a sweater! Here’s a sweet top-down round yoke cardigan sweater for both boys and girls. It’s a great introduction to seamless construction and picking up stitches for button bands. Annotated instructions explaining “at the same time” directions and metric sizing conversions will be provided. Materials: (2) skeins Malabrigo Rios (210 yards/100g) or 150-300g similar light worsted or DK weight yarn; US 6/4mm 32” circular needle; copy of…

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March 2018

KNITTING 101

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
$15

Let's knit! Learn how to cast on, knit and purl, and bind off. All materials provided in class. Participants receive a 10% New Knitter Discount for all purchases made that day. Also offered April 7.

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BEVEL SCARF

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$30

Bevel is our favorite piece from Jared Flood’s latest “BT Winter 18” pattern collection. With just garter stitch and an ingenious construction method, you can achieve striking results with the simplest of knitting techniques. Can be made in 2 sizes with 4 colors of either fingering or DK weight yarn. Materials: See pattern for specific yardages and needle sizes for your choice of yarn weight. Class sample worked in Dream in Color Smooshy (450 yards/113g) fingering weight on US 6/4mm needles.  …

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STRANDED KNITTING STUDY GROUP

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is a regular get-together for stranded knitters on the first Wednesday of the month. It's not a class, and there is no cost to attend. The only way to become proficient in this colorwork technique, also known as Fair Isle knitting, is practice, practice, practice, so that’s what we will do together! Participants are invited to bring their own projects and share any tutorials, patterns, videos, etc. that they have found helpful.

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OOPS: FIXING MISTAKES IN KNITTING

March 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$25

Learn to recognize the structure of good knit and purl stitches so you’ll know what to do when one goes wrong, including how to pick up dropped stitches, un-knit, rip back, and remake incorrect stitches. Some pre-class homework required.

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PURLESS SHAWL

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$45

That’s right - not a single purl in this easy-to-wear asymmetrical shawl from Romi Hill. Contains both written and charted directions. Can be made with either fingering, DK, or worsted weight yarn. Learn several options for short row shaping, as well as how to modify the pattern for 2 or more colors. Materials: See pattern for specific yardages and needle sizes for your choice of yarn weight. Class sample worked in Lana Grossa Solo Lino (131 yards/50g) DK weight on…

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April 2018

STRANDED KNITTING STUDY GROUP

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is a regular get-together for stranded knitters on the first Wednesday of the month. It's not a class, and there is no cost to attend. The only way to become proficient in this colorwork technique, also known as Fair Isle knitting, is practice, practice, practice, so that’s what we will do together! Participants are invited to bring their own projects and share any tutorials, patterns, videos, etc. that they have found helpful.

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KNITTING 101

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
$15

Let's knit! Learn how to cast on, knit and purl, and bind off. All materials provided in class. Participants receive a 10% New Knitter Discount for all purchases made that day.

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LINEATE HAT

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$30

New to 2-color stranded knitting? Lineate, a bold striped slouch hat, is the perfect way to practice holding your yarn in both hands without having to worry about following a charted pattern.  Materials: (1) skein each of 3 colors Alpaca Yarn Company Symmetry (50% alpaca/50% wool, 150 yards/50g) or similar fingering/sport weight yarn; US 3/3.25mm circular or double point needles; copy of Lineate pattern by Elizabeth Dougherty (available at GYI).

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CHANGING LIGHT SHAWL

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$45

2 sessions; continues April 28 / 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Learn the disappearing loop (pinhole) cast-on to make this ethereal stole. Colors alternate through sections of stripes, lace mesh, and garter stitch, drifting from dark to light. Materials: (1) skein each of 2 colors and (2) skeins of 1 color Isager Alpaca 2 (50% alpaca/50% merino, 270 yards/50g) or similar fingering weight yarn; US 5/3.75mm needles; copy of Changing Light pattern by Jennifer Weissman (available at GYI).

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SUSIE ROGERS’ READING MITTS

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$30

Using your preferred method for small circumference circular knitting, you’ll learn how to fold and finish off a picot edging as-you-knit to make these elegant fingerless mitts. Materials: (2) skeins Alpaca Yarn Co. Classic Alpaca (110 yards/50g); US 5/3.75mm circular or double point needles; copy of Susie Rogers' Reading Mitts pattern (available free on Ravelry).

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GYI CLASS POLICIES

  • With the exception of Knitting 101, basic knitting skills are required to attend our classes. You must know how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off. If you’d like help mastering the fundamentals before taking a class, please take our Knitting 101 instruction.
  • Payment is due at registration. Fees are non-refundable unless class is cancelled by Gosh Yarn It! Class withdrawals will be accepted with 2 weeks advance notice and store credit will be issued for class fee. If less than 2 weeks notice is given, store credit will be given only if we can fill your space in the class with another student.
  • Gosh Yarn It! reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes that do not meet the required minimum enrollment of 3 students; class fees can be be refunded or held as store credit to be used for enrollment in future classes or private instruction. Any class cancelled due to inclement weather will be re-scheduled.
  • Supplies for Knitting 101 are included in the class fee. Unless otherwise noted, however, materials are not included in fees.
  • We really do appreciate your business and give participants a 10% discount on all in-stock supplies required for classes. To avoid disappointment with your finished product, we ask that you purchase all your class materials at GYI.
  • Bring basic notions with you to class, including scissors, round and locking stitch markers, a small crochet hook (“fixer”), and a darning needle.
  • Please purchase supplies and wind yarn prior to class. If this is not possible, please arrive in plenty of time before session begins to do so. A yarn winder and swift are available for student use.