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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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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.…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 PMFind out more »
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 »
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’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 »
Make a sweet stuffed rabbit toy for a special little someone on your gift list. Sophie has long floppy ears and legs that are easy for little hands to hold. She is knit completely seamlessly on double point needles. Learn the pinhole cast-on to work from the center out, how to pick up stitches from your knit fabric to attach her ears and legs, and stuff-as-you-go. Two class sessions, October 5 & 19. Prerequisites: Know how to cast on, knit, purl,…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.