Knitted accessories have many qualities to recommend them. Not only can they be made to custom-fit heads, hands and feet that have trouble with mass produced sizes, they are a delight for the knitter, too! Portable and lightweight, these kinds of projects are excellent for making the most of a special skein, or for using up leftovers. And you can never have too many -liven up your basic work week with brightly colored socks, or celebrate a surprise snow day by busting out a pom-pom adorned toque.
Twisted has some marvelous classes coming up for just such items, sure to fill your Winter with inspiration.
First Socks is a wonderful introduction to knitting basic socks. In this class, Parna guides sock newbies through the steps of sock construction from cuff to toe. Using a worsted weight yarn, these cozy socks knit up quickly. The class is scheduled for Sunday, January 17, 24 & 31, from 12:00-2:00pm. Come discover why so many knitters love to make socks.
If you’re already an enthusiastic sock knitter looking for a bit of adventure, Sivia Harding is teaching a class on her Pacific NW inspired Doug Fir Socks. Learn toe-up construction on 2 circular needles while working a lovely pattern of lace and twisted stitches. The class is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, February 3 & 10, from 6:00-8:00pm.
Gloves to Order focuses on our other extremities. Michelle Molis will introduce students to her special formula for making beautifully fitting gloves, with full, half, or no fingers. Gloves are surprisingly easy to make once you are familiar with the basic theory, and like socks, they form the perfect base for fun stitch patterns or color-work. The class is scheduled for Saturday, January 16 & 23, from 4:00-6:00pm.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Michele Bernstein will be teaching a class on her adorable OXO Fingerless Mitts. These mitts are a sweet introduction to cable stitches and make a darling gift (for your Valentine, or for yourself!) The class is scheduled for Saturday, January 30, from 10:30am-1:30pm.
We have even more fabulous classes this Winter! Check out our full schedule on our website, or drop in to Twisted to pick up a copy to peruse with a cup of tea. You can sign up in the store, by phone (503 922 1150), or through our online shop. What will you make next?