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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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April 2018

LINEATE HAT

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$30

NOTE: NEW DATE & TIME 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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KNITTING 101

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15

KNITTING 101 teaches the basics: you'll learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. All class materials provided, plus you get a 10% New Knitter Discount for all purchases made that day to outfit yourself to continue your knitting journey at home. (Also offered Saturday, June 2, and Saturday, July 7, 10:00-11:00 AM.)

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KNITTING 201

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

You can knit and you can purl. Now what? Knitting 201 introduces you to what comes next - the good stuff that makes knitting so much fun! Learn about increases, decreases, fine tuning cast-ons and bind-offs, fixing mistakes, knitting on circular needles, using markers, reading patterns, and more. Lots of hints and useful techniques.  

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GOSH’S GUESTS: Beaded Knitting with Gina Thackara

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Be our guest! Our new guest speaker series kicks off with Gina’s presentation on beaded knitting. Beads add sparkle and elegance to your knitting, and adding them to your project is easier than you may think! Her demonstration is based on the Koigu Beaded Beret from Churchmouse. If you would like to make the hat, you’ll need to pick up a copy of the pattern and suggested materials ahead of time and do some homework. If you’d just like to…

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SUSIE ROGERS’ READING MITTS

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

Learn how to fold and finish off an elegant picot edging as you knit these fingerless mitts using your preferred method for knitting in the round.

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LOCAL YARN STORE DAY

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us as we celebrate the unique role local yarn shops play in a community of fiber lovers. We'll be doing what brick-and-mortar stores do best: offering hands-on instruction, answering your questions, and sharing the yarn love! In the morning, we’ll have two 30-minute free demos: Yarn Substitution and Helical Striping. In the afternoon, our free Gosh’s Guests speaker series continues - see Little Looms with Linda Mesavage at 2:00 PM. In between, there will be a lunch break, 1:00-2:00 PM.…

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GOSH’S GUESTS: Little Looms with Linda Mesavage

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Linda spins, dyes, and knits, but she’ll tell you her real passion is weaving - and she wants you to love it, too! She’ll bring different looms from her collection, warped and ready for you to try, and will have samples to show what each type of loom can do. Lunch, 1:00-2:00 PM. Please bring a bag lunch; beverages and desserts are on us. Space is limited; reservations required.

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GOSH’S GUESTS: Embroidery for Knitters with Tina Woodward

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

  Tina’s workshop will cover different ideas and techniques for embroidering on knits – from stabilizers and stitches to styles and motifs for embellishment or for mending. From Boho embroidery to counted cross stitch on waste canvas, Tina will demonstrate stitchery basics everyone can master. Lunch, 1:00-2:00 PM. Please bring a bag lunch; beverages and desserts are on us. Space is limited; reservations required.

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May 2018

STRANDED KNITTING STUDY GROUP

May 2 @ 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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SEAMLESS BABY CARDIGAN: Wee Liesl

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$45

Ysolda Teague's Wee Liesl is a charming introduction to top down construction in its simplest form. It’s a round yoked cardigan worked from the neck down in an allover feather and fan lace pattern. Clever increases are incorporated invisibly into the stitch pattern. Five sizes fit newborn to four years. Makes a fast and fun baby gift.

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BRIOCHE HAT: OhBoy

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$30

Here’s a jaunty small project to introduce you to the 2-color brioche stitch in the round and brioche decreasing in pattern. Pick two colors of DK weight yarn and watch brioche magically make four.

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June 2018

TOE UP SOCKS on MAGIC LOOP or 2 CIRCULAR NEEDLES

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$60

Toe up is the way to go - you can try them on as you knit for a perfect fit. Starting with Judy’s Magic Cast-On for comfy seamless toes, use either Magic Loop or two circulars for this classic, comfortable heel flap/gusset sock. Required skills: Previous experience knitting in the round on Magic Loop or 2 circulars. Note: This is a 2-session class, which concludes Saturday, June 23, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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LOG CABIN MITTS

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$30

First, you’ll knit a simple log cabin square. That by itself would be fun enough, but then, with a clever combination of joinery and miter techniques, your square will become a fingerless glove with a neatly sculpted thumb gusset. Log cabin knitting will be explained in detail, but be aware that it is highly addictive! These mitts are a great way to use up small amounts of yarn.

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CRAZY QUILT KNITTING: Stephen West’s Vertices Unite

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$45

Vertices Unite is Stephen West’s playful exploration of different shaping techniques in knitting, including increases, decreases, and short rows. Each section is picked up and knit from the last section or worked as it is being joined to the other pieces like a puzzle, so there’s no seaming involved. Note: This a 3-session class, which continues Saturday, July 14, and concludes Saturday, July 28,  2:00-3:00 PM.

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July 2018

KNITTING 101

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15

Learn how to cast on, knit and purl, and bind off. All materials are provided in class, plus receive a 10% New Knitter Discount for all purchases made the same day as your first Knitting 101 session.

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November 2018

BALLYDESMOND FINGERLESS GLOVES with Ann Ross

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

Make a pair of these intuitively cabled mitts as a gift for someone truly “knit-worthy.” A great first cable knitting project. Pattern is both written and charted. $30. Materials: Copy of Ballydesmond pattern by Irish Girlie Knits (available at GYI); 185 yds worsted weight yarn; Size US 6 (4.0mm) double point or circular needle(s); cable needle, stitch markers. Some pre-class work required.

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SO YOU WANT TO KNIT A SWEATER with Stephanie Hogan

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

Let Stephanie show you how to choose, size, and knit sweaters you will love to wear. She will cover how to find patterns that suit both figure and personal style, how to customize patterns for great fit, and how to select yarns and swatch for a successful sweater every time. An invaluable introduction to realizing your full knitting potential: a sweater you can be proud of.

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December 2018

READING YOUR KNITTING with Ann Ross

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

Suddenly your stitch count has changed and your pattern is off. Did a stitch drop? Did you miss a decrease or make one too many? It’s hard to fix knitting gone wrong when you aren't sure what “right” looks like. In this class you will learn to identify stitches within knit fabric, both in plain knitting and in pattern, and to accurately count stitches and rows. Once you can “read” your knitting, you can fix your knitting. Materials: Approx. 50…

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BE THE BOSS OF YOUR YARN with Ann Ross

December 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$25

Love the actual knitting part but not all those loose ends where you start and stop? Tame your yarn with new ways to join yarns mid-project, secure tails as you knit, make jogless jogs when changing colors, and invisibly weave in loose ends. $25. Materials: Approx. 50 yds light-colored worsted weight wool; Size US 8 (5mm) needles.

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A KNITTER’S BAG OF TRICKS with Ann Ross

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$25

Knitters seem to be continually coming up with ways to improve their craft. Ann will share some of the new tricks she’s learned for more effortless increases and decreases, neater cast-ons and bind-offs, smoother edges, more invisible short rows and more. Participants will be encouraged to share their own favorite “unventions,” as Elizabeth Zimmermann called them. $25. Materials: Approx. 50 yds light-colored worsted weight wool; Size US 8 (5mm) needles.

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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.