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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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December 2017

THRUMMED MITTENS

December 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$30

Learn how to add a fluffy lining of unspun wool fleece to your mittens to keep hands unbelievably warm. Either double point needles or Magic Loop method may be used for these adult size mittens. Materials: (1) skein Malabrigo Rios (210 yards/100g) or approx. 200 yards similar worsted weight yarn; US 6/4mm 32” circular needle or (1) set US 6/4mm double point needles; pattern and white wool roving will be provided.

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FIRST HAT / FAST GIFT: Croft House Beanie

December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30

Croft House Beanie is a simple but stylish hat that's a quick knit, even if you're new to circular needles. We'll discuss brim options and how to re-size patterns that like this one that are written for a single adult size. Materials: (1) skein Berroco Ultra Wool (219 yards/100g) or (2) skeins Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok (123 yards/50g) or approx. 200 yards similar worsted weight yarn; US 7/4.5mm 16” circular and (1) set US 7/4.5mm double point needles; copy of…

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CABLES FROM CHARTS: Bonner Hat

December 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$30

Once your cables begin to travel as well as cross, charted patterns make them much easier to knit. The Bonner Hat is covered in sinuous ropey cables but using a yarn like mYak Baby Yak Medium ensures a lightweight, warm hat that still has a soft drape. Cable chart reading will be explained and participants will practice making their own simple graphs. Materials: (2) skeins mYak Baby Yak Medium (125 yards/50g) or approx. 180 yards similar worsted weight yarn; US…

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INTRODUCTION TO BRIOCHE: Bundled in Brioche

December 9, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
$30

Stephen West’s scarf is the perfect first 2-color brioche project and can be made with as few as two colors or as many as nine. Make it as long as you like; once you start brioche-ing, you may not want to stop. Materials: Two Color Version - (2) skeins each of (2) colors of Malabrigo Rios (210 yards/100g) or madelinetosh TOSH DK (225 yards/125g) or approx. 800 yards of similar worsted weight yarn; US 8/5mm needles; copy of pattern Bundled…

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COOL CAST-ONS

December 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30

Sure you can use the same cast-on over and over, but why not match each project to its perfect cast-on every time? You'll practice provisional, tubular, and stretchy cast-ons in this class. Materials: small amount of white or natural worsted weight 100% wool yarn; US 8/5mm needles.

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LEARN MAGIC LOOP: FINGERLESS MITTS

December 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$30

New to knitting in the round? If double point needles seem scary, master the Magic Loop method making a pair of these fashionable fingerless mitts, either with or without thumb. Materials: (1) skein Berroco Ultra Wool (219 yards/100g) or approx. 220 yards similar worsted weight yarn; US 7/4.5mm 32” circular needle; pattern will be provided.

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GOOD FORTUNE WRIST WARMERS

December 16, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
$30

Make a pair of these wristlets in a day. They're knit flat and shaped with Shadow Wrap short rows. Choose to finish them off with either a 3-Needle Bind Off or the Kitchener Stitch; all techniques will be demonstrated. Materials: (1) skein Fibre Company Arranmore Light (328 yards/100g) or Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty (145 yards/50g) or approx. 100 yards similar DK weight yarn; US 5/3.75mm needles, locking stitch markers; pattern will be provided.

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INTRODUCTION TO CABLES: 2×2 Button Scarf

December 16, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$25

Begin your cable knitting career with this big and bold scarf that can button up into a cowl - a great last-minute gift. Materials: (1) skein Baah Sequoia (85 yards/130g) or Malabrigo Chunky (100 yards/100g) or approx. 100 yards similar bulky weight yarn; US 11/8mm needles; cable needle; (2) 1.5" buttons; copy of pattern 2x2 by Tin Can Knits (free on Ravelry).

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February 2018

KNITTING 101

February 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 March 3 and April 7.

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OOPS: FIXING MISTAKES IN KNITTING

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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. Materials: small amount of light-colored worsted weight 100% wool yarn; US 8/5mm needles, small crochet hook or "fixer." Also offered Wednesday, March 21.

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(Seamless) TURKISH BED SOCKS

February 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$30

These clever slipper socks are great for wearing around the house, with clogs, or when traveling. The original pattern includes several handsewn seams, but clever knitters on Ravelry have come up with modifications to knit the TBS pattern seamlessly. We'll share their best tips with you!  Materials: (1) skein Manos del Uruguay Alegria (445 yards/100g) or approx. 200 yards fingering/sock weight yarn; (1) set  US 3/3.25mm double point needles (or size to obtain gauge); copy of pattern Turkish Bed Socks…

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STRANDED KNITTING STUDY GROUP

February 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. If you have already learned this colorwork technique, also known as Fair Isle knitting, you know the only way to become proficient 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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BUILDING WITH LACE: Lace Sampler Shawl

February 10 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
$60

5 Saturday* sessions; continues on March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9 / 9:30-10:30 AM Michelle Hunter brings her beloved Building Blocks method to lace with a sampler-style stole. This skill-building series includes both written and charted directions, some lace history, and plenty of tips and tricks to take you from novice to confident lace knitter in 10 sequential lessons. Also ideal for more experienced lace knitters, who will enjoy working so many different patterns and lace techniques. Materials: (4) skeins…

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HERMIONE’S EVERYDAY SOCKS

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$60

3 Saturday sessions; continues February 24 / 11:00 AM-1:00 PM and March 10 / 11:00 AM-12:00 PM This sock pattern has more projects on Ravelry than any other - over 21,000! It’s a classic cuff-down/heel flap design that’s a great choice for your first pair of socks. All three techniques for knitting socks will be discussed: using double point needles, 2 circulars, and Magic Loop method. Materials: (1) skein Manos del Uruguay Alegria (445 yards/100g) or approx. 400 yards fingering/sock…

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FIDRA HAT

February 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$30

You made hats for everyone else, now make a special one for yourself! Fidra is a quick knit on big needles with chunky yarn and an optional pom pom. It uses a charted pattern for a unique knitted-in design and a fun technique of alternating two different cast-on methods for the ribbed brim. Materials: (1) skein Fibre Company Tundra (120 yards/100g) or (1) skein Berroco Vintage Chunky (136 yards/100g) or approx. 130 yards of similar chunky weight yarn; US 9/5.5mm and US…

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CITY CREEK COWL

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$30

Give yourself a Valentine: a cozy cabled cowl to warm your heart (and neck) until spring finally arrives. This is a great beginner cable project. You’ll learn to read simple cable charts and how to make a stretchy cast-on (to fit comfortably over your shoulders) and a more secure bind-off (to tuck beneath your chin). Class sample worked in mYak Baby Yak Medium (100% baby yak, 125 yards/50g) on US 9/5.5mm needles. Materials: (2) skeins Manos del Uruguay Maxima (100%…

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BRADWAY SHAWL

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$35

This classic striped triangular shawl has textured twisted ribbing and knit/purl stitch patterns that are easy enough for a beginner while still being fun for more experienced knitters, who may choose to create their own striping sequence using more than 3 colors. You’ll learn 4 different ways to “make one” and why each method works best for where it’s placed. Materials: 280 yards main color and 210 yards each of (2) contrast colors worsted weight yarn (suggested yarns: Berroco Modern Cotton,…

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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.