Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Knitting and Crochet for fall...

Hey everybody, there have been a few updates to the fall schedule, here they are... For any further questions, or if you'd like to sign up, please call 908-604-4294.

Learn to Knit 2 - The next class after Learn to Knit! Learn to: increase and decrease for shaping; use yarn overs for decorative stitching; create an I-cord for handbag handles; weave various seams for joining pieces together; pickup stitches for neck edges or decorative stitching; make a buttonhole, and more. Skill Level: Intermediate; must know how to knit and purl Sessions: 1 2 hour session Homework: Each student must come to class with 3 4"x4" swatches created using stockinette st (knit one row, purl one row, repeat) on size 8-10 needles. Leave the last swatch on the needles. Student responsible for bringing needles, yarn, tapestry needles, and scissors.Nov 12 7-9PM

NEW - Fiesta Feet -
Based on Lucy Neatby's design, this incredible sock will be the coolest thing you ever slip onto your foot. Kick your sock knitting skills up a notch when you combine several pattern and 2 different color sock yarns together, you won't be disappointed!! Homework for Fiesta Feet – 2 – 50g Main solid color and 1 50g Variegated, needles size US# 1 or 2. Prepare one cuff before the first class. Waste yarn cast on – With a contrasting color similar weight waste yarn, cast on 15 sts, work 6 rows of St st beginning with a knit row, cut off waste yarn and temporarily knot on Color V (variegated).
Or Cast on 15 sts
Row 1: In Col V, k 15
Row 2: In Col V, k 14, p1
Row 3: In Col M (main), k 15
Row 4: In Col M, k 14, p1.
Repeat these 4 rows until the sock cuff fits gently around your ankle. End with Row 3
Oct 6, 20, & 27 7-9 PM
NEW - Broomstick Lace - This is a crochet technique that uses a knitting needle in conjunction with your crochet hook to creat a lacey effect. It has been around for centuries, and is still used by some of the most fashion foward designers today. We'll be crocheting a capelet that was featured in Interweave crochet using beautiful Rowan kidsilk haze. Oct 16 & 23 7-9PM

NEW - Filet Crochet –
Lace is everywhere this season. Make beautiful edging for a pillowcases or cuffs in time for the holidays. Uses small hooks and thin cord. Bring your glasses! Oct 21 7-9pm

Moebius Basket-
Learn how to make this intriguing basket based on the Moebius strip, a geometric figure that forms a continuous loop with only one surface. Learn how to cast on and knit this marvel from the middle out to the edge. Decorate it and, then felt it and watch your creation turn into a charm. You will be amazed and unable to stop yourself from making more. I've already made 7 uniquely different baskets. Oct 22 and 29 6-9PM

NEW - Double Kit Booties -
Tis the season for giving!! We'll be using angora or baby suri to knit the coziest, most adorable baby booties you've ever seen. These booties are created by double knitting- which means we'll be working both sides at the same time in the round- quick quick quick!!! Nov 17 7-9 PM

NEW - Catherine Wheel Crochet -
The Catherine Wheel is a fabulous stitch which allows 2 different yarns (or 2 different colors) to intertwine, giving each color plenty of room to shine. We'll be using this decorative technique of interlocking color wheels to crochet a fantastic hand bag from a Japanese crochet book, a must have accessory! You will learn how to read a crochet chart. Nov 11 & 18 7-9 PM

NEW - The "Luckiest" Entrelac bag - This adorable felted hand bag is created by modified entrelac squares. This bag doesn't use the triangles on the edges, which is used in traditional entrelac patterns. Nov 3 & 10 7-9 PM

NEW - Cable and Bobble Mittens –
Learn how to make intricately cabled and bobbled mittens with Stockinette stitch palms. Use double points or magic loop method. Use a vibrant color to pop against subtler outerwear for Fall/Winter. Nov 13 and 20 7-9pm.

Finishing without Fear -
Finishing is the most important, and sometimes referred to as the most challenging part of creating a hand knit garment. This course will teach you the basics in blocking, sewing seams and how to determine which method is best for your project such as, backstitch, mattress, kitchener, etc. Nov 19 7-9 PM

NEW - Crocheted Socks –
Why not! Simple, fun and great to wear with clogs. Make them for the whole family. Use solid or variegated yarns. Oct 28 and Nov 4 7-9pm

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