Gothic Leaf Scarf: Lace is even more beautiful when knitted with beads! Don’t tell.. it’s a secret how really easy it is to add beads to your knitting with a small crochet hook. In this class, you will learn simple lace stitches while working up a beaded scarf sized version of the Gothic Leaf
Stole. After learning this bead technique, you will want to add beads to all of your knitting! Get inspired!
When: Tuesdays, February 1, 8. 6-8pm, with Sivia Harding. This class is $40.
*Sock or fingering weight yarn – 350 yds
*Needles, either straights or circular, US 5 (3.75 mm).
*Seed beads: about 200 size 6/0 seed beads (15 grams). Please purchase more beads than you will need.
*Crochet hook: US 13 or 14 (0.6 mm or 0.75 mm)
*Stitch markers, colored pencils or markers, Post it notes, highlighter tape, or magnetic chart keeper.
Includes: Gothic Leaf Scarf pattern by Sivia Harding.
Skills Learned: Knitting with Beads
Mosaic Knitting: Are you colorwork-curious? Does the thought of Fair Isle leave you faint? Be puzzled no longer! This class will teach you the basics of mosaic knitting, a colorwork technique which is easier than the traditional stranded method. Invented by Barbara Walker, mosaic knitting requires the use of only one color per row; stitches of the unused color are simply slipped from one needle to the other. Students will use several mosaic patterns to make a beautiful, functional pillowcase, then finish everything off with a few rounds of single crochet – no seaming required!
When: Wednesdays, February 2, 9. 6:00 – 8:00 pm, with Elif Ogan. This class is $40.
*4 – 6 colors of worsted-weight yarn. (Berroco Comfort was used for the sample),
*Size US 8 24″ circular needles (or size 8 straight needles, if preferred), OR SIZE TO GET GAUGE
*Size G crochet hook
Includes: Berroco Comfort Home booklet – Christoph pattern, pillow #2. pattern)
Skills learned: mosaic knitting, reading a mosaic pattern,
single & reverse single crochet.
Self-Publishing Your Own Patterns with Lee Meredith Wanna be a designer? Crafty-master Lee will teach you all about digital self-publishing, talking about PDFs and how to create them, how to sell them, and how to market your new independent design business! This class will walk you through all the steps you need to get your designs out into the world (not so much the actual pattern-writing and designing, just the publishing) with plenty of time for specifics and q&a, so come armed with your questions!
When: Thursday, February 3, 5-8pm, with Lee Meredith. This class is $30.
*Bring your laptop, if you have one, and your fabulous ideas!
Skills Learned: How-to self publish!