Class Round-Up

We just put out our fall class schedule and dang, do we have some exciting, never-before-taught-at-Twisted stuff for you! You can check out the complete schedule HERE, but we’ve got a few things coming up fast:

Learn to Knit: If you’re still brand new to this whole “knitting” thing, we’ve got another Learn to Knit class with Vivian starting on Saturday, September 4th, and continuing for the next few weeks- you can now choose if you want a three or four session class! Class is from 10:30 to 12:30pm, and costs $60 for three sessions or $80 for four. Students need size 8 straight needles and a worsted weight wool in a plain, not-too-dark color. If taking part in the bonus session, you will probably want 3 buttons to finish off your project. Class will cover knitting, purling, casting on, binding off, increasing, decreasing, and reading a pattern.

Socks: Cuff-down with a Gusset Heel on Two Circs: We’ve heard a lot about how awesome toe-up socks are, lately, but really, that’s only half the story. Some of us like to make our socks the old fashioned, cuff-first way (me, for instance. Ahem.) Parna will be teaching the traditional method of making socks, starting with the cuff and doing a traditional gusset heel (which are really sort of magical to watch take shape.) Using two circular needles insures that you’ll never lose a DPN, decreases laddering, and opens up the possibility of *gasp* doing two socks at once! (But for now, we’ll start with one.) Class is on Mondays, Sept 6, 13, and 20, from 6-8pm and costs $60. Includes pattern- you’ll need US2s and fingering or sport-weight yarn, and will learn to knit in the round on 2 circs, create a flap and gusset heel, and do kitchener stitch.

Double Knitting Workshop: Want to expand your knitting repetoire and learn to create extra-warm things with TWO right sides? Dawn Seymour will lead you through two different double knitting techniques (and you’ll go home with some neato potholders to go with your brand new mad skillz!) Class is on Sundays, September 5 and 12 from 10:30-12:30 pm, and costs $40. Students will need two colors of smooth worsted weight yarn (cotton or wool), medium-to-small length circular needles in size 6 and 8 (or a size matched to your yarn), a tapestry needle and a crochet hook.

Show the World! A photography workshop for crafters and designers: Are your Ravelry project pages looking a little sad? The patterns you design getting ignored? Etsy sales not so swift? Never underestimate the importance of awesome photography! Learn to navigate this brand new world and avoid the common pitfalls of amateur photography, and show the world how truly gorgeous your projects are! Yarny-photo-goddess Vivian will cover basic lighting techniques (ie, things you can totally pull off at home without fancy equipment), camera use, creative display, and an intro to lightbox construction. The first session of this class is Sunday, September 5th, from 1-3 pm and costs $20. You will need your camera (preferably digital, but if it’s not, that’s ok), your camera manual if you can find it (pro tip: If you’ve lost yours, try google!), USB cord or card reader for hooking your camera up to a computer, and an item or several to photograph (yarn, a project, or whatever you want!)

As usual, to sign up for a class or to get more information, drop by the shop, call us at 503.922.1150 or email us at class@twistedpdx.com.

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