Thursday, January 29, 2009


Just a reminder of the upcoming classes and knit-a-longs for the month of February. If you have any questions or need to register for a particular class, please call or email Suzanne at Sip 'n Knit (contact info in the sidebar)

Sip ‘N Socks: Monday evenings in February from 6 to 8 pmThis months Sip ‘n Sock is another pattern from the Winter 2008 Interweave Publication, Sandalwood Socks. The close lace pattern of these socks echo the texture of woven tweed, even when worked in plain yarn. Cost to participate is $5 for the month, which entitles you to 10% off yarn for the project. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a learn to knit class but rather a knit along where we chose a pattern and yarn to work on together, lending support as needed.

MIDDLE OF THE MITTEN FIBER ARTS MEETING Saturday, February 14, 10 am till 2:30 pm
Thrummed Mittens Revisited
with Cary Smith; see class description below in January class list. If time allows, we will also learn how to make a simple “mitten blocker” to give your completed mittens a nice, finished look! Here is a sample of the latest thrummed mitten I have been working on (I am in love with the white-on-white of this example, inspired by last months Baltic Braid class with Pam!)

There are other, more colorful examples on display at the yarn shop, featuring a variety of cuff patterns and thumb placement...we hope you will come and join us for a fun workshop!

Crochet 101: February 2, 9, & 16 from 6-8 or call for an afternoon class.
This will be a basic class to introduce newcomers to crocheting. You will learn the basic stitches of chain, single crochet, and double crochet. With a little homework, you should be able to complete your scarf by the end of the two sessions. Cost of three-week class is $20 plus supplies. Class size is limited to 8 people. Instructor: Kirsten Mitchell

Knitting 101: February 2, 9, & 16 from 6-8Are you intrigued by knitting and want to learn? This is the class for you. You’ll learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. With a little homework in between the three sessions, you should be able to complete your scarf and have a little warmth for the winter! Cost of three-week class is $20 plus supplies. Class size is limited to 8 people. Instructor: Suzanne Bailey

BABY SURPRISE JACKET: Saturday, February 21 & 28, 9:30am till 2:30 pm.Using Elizabeth Zimmerman’s timeless and perennially surprising pattern, we’ll learn the tricks to successfully knitting this one-piece baby sweater. You may choose to make a sweater to fit an infant or a one-year-old. Once you have learned to make this nifty little pattern, you may wish to make the Adult Version for yourself or someone you know! With Cary Smith as your workshop leader, you will learn: Double increases and double decreases, casting off in purl, invisible cast on; I-cord techniques and (hopefully) some confidence about reading your knitting, following a sketchy pattern with confidence. You must know how to cast on (preferably long tail cast on), knit and bind off. Materials: For the infant size, 350 yards of dk or light worsted weight yarn. For the toddler size, about 400 yards of worsted or DK weight Needle: 32″ or 40″ circular in size appropriate for yarn choice to reach gauge. Gauge: Infant : 6 stitches per inch in garter. Toddler: 4 stitches per inch in garter. Anything between works, too. Pattern will be available at the shop or can be found in Elizabeth Zimmerman’s books “Knitting Workshop” or “The Opinionated Knitter” if you have either of those. Cary Smith, workshop leader Cost: $15.00 per session plus $3.50 for pattern if needed (Special! Save $5 by paying for both sessions at once...only $25 for the entire workshops!) NOTE: You MUST pre-register for this class by February 5 in order that we have enough patterns and handouts for the workshop

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