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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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March 2018

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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Knitting 201

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$30

This workshop is designed for knitters who are ready to go beyond the basic knit and purl stitches. There will be lots of tips and techniques for increases, decreases, different ways to cast on and bind off, knitting in the round, pattern reading, quick repairs, and more.

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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

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

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.

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KNITTING 201

July 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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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.