New Year, New Skills, More Fun!

I’m not really one for New Year’s Resolutions, but there is something about the beginning of the year that sets me thinking of things I’d like to try, improve, or change. It feels like a fresh start, and the Knitting is always in there somewhere. This year, I hope to return to documenting my projects to share with friends on Ravelry, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, and overcome my spinning fumbles. Of course, there’s a long list of projects and yarns I’m excited to play with, too.

Here are some suggestions for classes to help you finesse, conquer, and experiment.

                                                                  Is this the year to take up a new hobby? 

next stepsLearn to Knit
Wednesday, January 6, 13, & 20, from 6:00-8:00pm, with Megan.

Beginner’s Rigid Heddle Weaving
Saturday, January 9 & 16, from 10:30am-1:30pm, with Sylvia.

Intro to Wheel Spinning
Monday, January 11, 18 & 25, from 6:00-8:00pm, with Megan.



finishing-baby-surpriseUp your game with fabulous tricks and techniques from our knitting gurus!

Sunday, January 10, from 11:00am-2:00pm, with Parna.
Take the hassle out of finishing and learn tips for beautiful end results.


ipadclassPhotographing & Editing Your Knits (and More) with Your iPhone or iPad
Monday, January 4, from 6:00-8:00pm, with Michele.
If you’re like me, and find yourself growing frustrated with your mobile device when you try to snap your new socks, this class is for you!


Get inspired with these fun projects!

Thursday, January 7, 14, & 21, from 6:00-8:00pm, with Emily D.
These practical and adorable convertible mittens keep you toasty while still giving you easy access to your finger tips. Emily’s pattern includes options for fingerless or half-finger gloves under your mitten flap, making it perfect for enthusiastic beginners.

Tilt Shift Wrap
Saturday, January 9, from 2:00-4:30pm, with Michele.
This year’s must-have accessory!

Amirisu Equation Cardigan
Tuesday, January 12 & 16, February 2, 9, & 16, from 6:00-8:00pm, with Emily D.
Equation.sideIs this your year for sweaters? This sweet cardigan is a wonderful introduction. Featuring a minimal, flattering diagonal stitch pattern, pockets, and simple construction in worsted weight yarn, you will love this project from beginning to end, and beyond.

To sign up for these, or any of our great classes, visit our online store, give us a call (503 922 1150), or swing into Twisted! We’d love to help you get everything you need for your year of knitting adventures.

(Some photos courtesy of pdxknitterati & amirisu quarterly.)