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Saturday, February 3 / 9:00-10:00 AM
Learn how to cast on, knit and purl, and bind off. All materials provided in class. Participants receive 10% New Knitter Discount for all purchases made that day.
Also offered March 3 & April 7 / 9:00-10:00 AM
OOPS: FIXING MISTAKES IN KNITTING
Saturday, February 3 / 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
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.
Also offered March 21 / 1:30-3:00 PM
SEAMLESS TURKISH BED SOCKS
Saturday, February 3 / 1:30-3:30 PM
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 several modifications to knit them seamlessly. Learn their best tips!
STRANDED KNITTING STUDY GROUP
Wednesday, February 7; March 7; April 4 / 2:00-3:00 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 best way to become proficient in this technique, also known as Fair Isle knitting, is practice, practice, practice, so that’s what we will do together! Participants invited to bring their own projects and share any tutorials, patterns, videos, etc. that they’ve found helpful.
BUILDING WITH LACE: Lace Sampler Shawl
Saturday, February 10 / 9:30-10:30 AM – 5 Saturday* sessions; continues March 10, April 14, May 12 & 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.
*Remaining 5 sessions TBD at convenience of participants.
HERMIONE’S EVERYDAY SOCKS
Saturday, February 10 / 11:00 AM-12:00 PM – 3 Saturday sessions; continues February 24 / 11:00 AM-1:00 PM & 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 a first pair of socks. All three techniques for knitting socks will be discussed: using double point needles, 2 circulars, and the Magic Loop method with one long circular needle.
Saturday, February 10 / 1:30-3:30 PM
You made hats for everyone else, now make a special one for yourself! This is a quick knit on big needles with chunky yarn using a charted pattern and a fun technique of alternating two different cast-on methods for the ribbed brim.
CITY CREEK COWL
Wednesday, February 14 / 1:00-3:00 PM
Give yourself the best 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 match your stretchy cast-on with a more secure bind-off. Class sample worked in mYak Baby Yak Medium (100% baby yak, 125 yards/50g) on US 9/5.5mm needles.
Saturday, February 17 / 9:00-11:30 AM
This classic striped triangular shawl has textured twisted ribbing and knit/purl stitch patterns that are easy enough for a beginner and make for a fun and relaxing knit for more experienced knitters. You’ll learn four different ways to “make one” and why each method works best where it’s placed.
SUSIE ROGERS’ READING MITTS
Saturday, February 17 / 12:00-2:00 PM
Using your preferred method for small circumference circular knitting, you’ll learn how to fold and finish off a picot edging as-you-knit (no seaming later!) to make these elegant fingerless mitts.
Also offered Wednesday, April 18 / 1:00-3:00 PM
Wednesday, February 21 / 2:00-4:00 PM
There’s plenty of wintry weather left, and this cozy headband from Chic Knits’ Elisbeth Collection is the accessory you need right now. Learn how to make cables twist and travel, follow written and charted cable directions, and how to cast on provisionally for the 3-needle bind off.
Saturday, February 24 / 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
With bridal and baby shower season fast approaching, this textured blanket with an 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.
Wednesday, February 28 / 1:30-3:00 PM – 3 sessions; continues March 14 & 28 / 1:30-3:00 PM
Here’s a sweet unisex top-down round yoke cardigan sweater. 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.
Saturday, March 3 / 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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.
Saturday, March 24 / 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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.
Saturday, April 7 / 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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.
CHANGING LIGHT SHAWL
Saturday, April 14 / 11:00 AM-1:00 PM – 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.
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
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.