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BEGINNER KNITTING & PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Whether you’re just starting out or have a project or technique in mind, you can design your own class. Register for an hour-long session of private instruction, $15. Groups of up to 3 can be accommodated at the same time.
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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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Learn classic sock knitting by working from cuff down to toe seam. You’ll make a half-size practice sock in this 3-hour workshop. You may work in your preferred method of small circumference knitting. Pattern will be provided. Prerequisites: Know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, bind off, and knit in the round. Materials: Approx. 100 yds. DK or worsted weight yarn; US 6/4mm needles - either DPNs, (1) 32” or 40” circular needle for Magic Loop or (2) 24”…Find out more »
Intarsia is a colorwork technique that allows you to knit large sections of different colors without stranding yarns across the back of your work. Sound difficult? Not at all! You’ll learn how to work up to 4 colors across a row making this color blocked washcloth. Pattern will be provided. Prerequisites: Know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Materials: Approx. 50 yds. each of 4 different colors of worsted weight cotton yarn (wool or wool blend yarn may…Find out more »
Choosing a size, getting gauge, picking up stitches, seaming, weaving in ends… which of these are keeping you from making sweaters? Once you’ve finished either the adorable baby size or 18” doll size version of Gingersnap, you will have mastered all of the above. Prerequisites: Know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and bind off. Materials: Copy of Gingersnap (available at GYI); yarn, needles, and notions as per pattern. Note: This is a 2 session class. The second meeting…Find out more »
Nothing is cozier than a hat knit in reversible brioche stitch, and Andrea Mowry's Harlow is an easy introduction to 2-color brioche technique, including decreasing in pattern. Prerequisites: Know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, bind off, and knit in the round. Materials: Copy of Harlow (available at GYI), yarn, needles, and notions as per pattern. Note: This is a 2 session class. The second meeting will be held Saturday, March 30, 2:00-3:30pm.Find out more »
Make either our Cabled Scarf or Track Switch Scarf to master cable knitting. Pattern will be provided. Prerequisites: Know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Materials: 400 yds. worsted weight yarn; US 8 needles; cable needle. Below, GYI's Cabled Scarf.Find out more »
Here is an ingenious modular design for a blanket, scarf, or wrap that either can be carefully planned ahead or made up as you go along from your leftover fingering or DK weight yarns (or even that beautiful mini skein set you haven’t figured out what to do with yet). There’s no seaming, you weave ends in as you knit, you can pick it up and put it down and never lose your place, and it will gobble up your…Find out more »
Second of two sessions. First session on Saturday, March 16, 10:30am-1:00pm.Find out more »
Here’s an ideal first sweater project to introduce you to seamless top-down construction. By making a baby/child size sweater first, you’ll quickly master techniques needed to knit adult sweaters. May be knit with or without contrast stripes. Note: This is a 2 session class. The second meeting will be held Thursday, April 18, 4:30 - 7:00pm. Materials: Copy of Jennifer Steingass' Adventures With Rainbows (available at GYI); yarn, needles, and notions as per pattern.Find out more »
Once exotic, short rows have become an indispensable technique for shaping knitted fabric. The standard Wrap & Turn method has a lot of competition these days. In this class you’ll “try on” W&T, Japanese, Yarnover, German, and Shadow Wrap short rows to find your favorite. GYI's adaptation of Kirsten Kapur's Fort Tryon Wrap will be provided. Prerequisites: Know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and bind off. Materials: Copy of Fort Tryon Wrap pattern (available at GYI), approx. 100…Find out more »
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? Which row are you on anyway? 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…Find out more »
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.