Innovative Classes with Michele Bernstein in November

We have some wonderful classes lined up in November with one of our favorite local teachers and designers, Michele Bernstein. Wether you’re looking for a quick project that utilizes an unusual technique, to expand your knitting skill set, or just have a bunch of fun learning new tricks, Michele has the class for you!

michelebThrill of the Thrum Slippers
$25   Date/Time: Monday, November 2, 5:30-7:30pm.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
What’s a thrum? A bit of fiber worked into your knitting for extra warmth and cushiness. This technique has been used to make super-warm mittens in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, for hundreds of years. They know cold! Learn how to make thrums with wool roving, and how to work them into your knitting.

NEW! Photographing & Editing your Knits (and more) with your iPhone or iPad
$25            Date/Time: Saturday, November 7; from 10:30am-12:30pm.
Skill level: Beginner & Up 
You don’t need a DSLR to get great photographs of your knits. You can get very decent results with your iPhone or iPad. Lighting and photography in general will be discussed, as well as tricks specific to your iPhone/iPad. Michele will also play with Snapseed and Instagram, two free apps that can help you enhance your pictures.

SnowyWoodsHatNEW! Traveling Twisted Stitches: Snowy Woods Hat
Date/Time: Saturday, November 7, from 1:30-3:30pm.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner

With this project, you’ll learn to twist your stitches on purpose, and then make tiny cables to form fir trees on a background of purl stitches – no cable needle required!

Athena Entrelac Cowl
$30       Date/Time: Monday, November 9, 5:30-8:00.
Skill level: Intermediate

After this introduction to entrelac knitting, you will go home with all the skills you need to complete this project. 

NEW! Intro to Circular Knitting – Kilter Hat
$50      Date/Time: Monday, November 16 & 23; from 5:30-7:30pm.
Skill level: Beginner
This is the perfect project for newer knitters looking to expand their skills. The Kilter Hat is knit in sport weight yarn from the bottom up. The top of the hat features a twirly, swirly square, so your hat is always slightly off-kilter! Four major methods of circular knitting will be demonstrated: with a small circular needle, with double pointed needles, on 2 circular needles, and magic loop.

Blocking: It’s Magic!blocking-1
Date/Time: Saturday, November 21, from 1:30-3:30pm.
Skill level: Beginner & Up
Topics will include when, why, and how to block your knits; steam blocking and wet blocking; and a blocking demonstration. You will be amazed at the difference blocking makes.

Tink, Drop, Frog: How do I Fix This?!
$25        Date/Time: Saturday, November 21, from 4-6pm.
Skill level: Beginner & Up
How to fix (and notice!) common mistakes in your knitting!

Kerfuffle Cowl
Kerfuffle Cowl: Intro to Stranded Knitting
$30        Date/Time: Monday, November 30, 5:30-8:00pm.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Learn the basics of stranded knitting with two colors in the round while making an adorable, cozy cowl.

To enroll in any of these awesome classes, visit our online store, give us a call (503 922 1150), or drop in. We always love to get you on the way to your next knitting adventure!