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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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3 Saturday sessions; continues February 24 / 11:00 AM-1:00 PM and 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 your first pair of socks. All three techniques for knitting socks will be discussed: using double point needles, 2 circulars, and Magic Loop method. Materials: (1) skein Manos del Uruguay Alegria (445 yards/100g) or approx. 400 yards fingering/sock…Find out more »
You made hats for everyone else, now make a special one for yourself! Fidra is a quick knit on big needles with chunky yarn and an optional pom pom. It uses a charted pattern for a unique knitted-in design and a fun technique of alternating two different cast-on methods for the ribbed brim. Materials: (1) skein Fibre Company Tundra (120 yards/100g) or (1) skein Berroco Vintage Chunky (136 yards/100g) or approx. 130 yards of similar chunky weight yarn; US 9/5.5mm and US…Find out more »
Give yourself a 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 make a stretchy cast-on (to fit comfortably over your shoulders) and a more secure bind-off (to tuck beneath your chin). Class sample worked in mYak Baby Yak Medium (100% baby yak, 125 yards/50g) on US 9/5.5mm needles. Materials: (2) skeins Manos del Uruguay Maxima (100%…Find out more »
This classic striped triangular shawl has textured twisted ribbing and knit/purl stitch patterns that are easy enough for a beginner while still being fun for more experienced knitters, who may choose to create their own striping sequence using more than 3 colors. You’ll learn 4 different ways to “make one” and why each method works best for where it’s placed. Materials: 280 yards main color and 210 yards each of (2) contrast colors worsted weight yarn (suggested yarns: Berroco Modern Cotton,…Find out more »
Using your preferred method for small circumference circular knitting, you’ll learn how to fold and finish off a picot edging as-you-knit to make these elegant fingerless mitts. Materials: (2) skeins Alpaca Yarn Co. Classic Alpaca (110 yards/50g); US 5/3.75mm circular or double point needles; copy of Susie Rogers' Reading Mitts pattern (available free on Ravelry). also offered Wednesday, April 18.Find out more »
There’s plenty of wintry weather left, and this cozy cabled headband, from Chic Knits’ Elisbeth Collection, is the accessory you need right now. You'll learn how to make cables twist and travel, follow written and charted cable directions, and to cast on provisionally for the 3-needle bind off. Materials: (1) skein mYak Baby Yak Medium (125 yards/50g) or approx. 70 yards similar worsted weight yarn; US 8/5mm 24” circular needle; copy of Elisbeth Collection by Bonne Marie Burns (available at GYI).Find out more »
With bridal and baby shower season fast approaching, this textured blanket with a luxurious 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. Materials: (6) skeins Berroco Vintage Chunky (136 yards/100g) or approx. 815 yards similar chunky weight yarn; (1) US 10/6mm 32” circular needle;…Find out more »
3 sessions; continues March 14 and 28 / 1:30-3:00 PM You can make a sweater! Here’s a sweet top-down round yoke cardigan sweater for both boys and girls. 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. Materials: (2) skeins Malabrigo Rios (210 yards/100g) or 150-300g similar light worsted or DK weight yarn; US 6/4mm 32” circular needle; copy of…Find out more »
Let's knit! Learn how to cast on, knit and purl, and bind off. All materials provided in class. Participants receive a 10% New Knitter Discount for all purchases made that day. Also offered April 7.Find out more »
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. Materials: See pattern for specific yardages and needle sizes for your choice of yarn weight. Class sample worked in Dream in Color Smooshy (450 yards/113g) fingering weight on US 6/4mm needles. …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 »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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).Find out more »
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.)Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 »
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.