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Remember that class sizes are limited, so don’t delay in contacting us at 773-800-9276 (yarn).

Help Clinic
Sunday 1:30-3:30PM: February 1
Sunday 1:30-3:30PM: February 15
Cost: $15 when you RSVP and pay ahead of time, or $20 at the door when you drop in

Do you have a project on hold due to an unfamiliar technique?  Is something not-quite-right with a current project, but you just aren’t sure what to do to get back on track? Would you just like a second opinion before making a major, project-altering decision?
A Help Clinic session might be just what the doctor ordered!  In addition to teaching you how to solve your current problem, the group format provides an opportunity to learn from the trials and tribulations of others in a supportive and relaxed setting.

Knitting

Beginning Knitting
Saturdays 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM: March 7, 14, 21, and 28
Saturdays 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM: February 7, 14, 21, 28 (Full)
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30PM: January 14, 21, 28, and February 4 (Full)
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30PM: March 11, 18, 25, and April 1
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30PM: February 3, 10, 17, and March 3 (No class on 2/24) (Full)
Cost: $100, includes beginning materials.
Skills required: none.

In this class students will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off.  Students will learn how to choose the right yarns and needles; read gauge; and other information that is necessary to get started knitting.  At the end of the four weeks, students will have the skills necessary to complete a project (a scarf).  Time permitting, we will also cover decreases, increases, and have a look at knitting in the round.

Next Step: Knitted Mittens
Sundays 12:15-2:15PM: January 11, 18, 25
Cost: $75
Skills required: knit, purl, and some knowledge of knitting on double pointed needles or circular needles.
Materials: The pattern calls for 200 yards of worsted weight yarn and sizes US 6 and US 8 double pointed needles, or US 6 and US 8 32″ circulars for magic loop.
Students must also bring a copy of the pattern http://kelbournewoolens.com/patterns-free/lychee-mittens.

Mittens are a wonderful gift to make for yourself or a friend.  They are fun and fast to knit, but can be done in so many variations that they never get boring.  In this class you will learn how to knit in the round; shape with increases and decreases; do a gusset; set aside stitches; and pick up stitches. Students may choose to do stripes or knit their mittens in one color.

Next Step: Classic Hat
Sundays 11AM – 1PM PM: February 15 and 22
Saturdays 12:30-2:30PM: February 14 and 21
Cost: $50
Skills required: you must know how to knit and purl
Materials*: Students must print out a copy of the pattern to bring to class, which is available here: http://www.purlbee.com/2014/10/22/classic-cuffed-hat.  You will also need 16” circular US 5 and US 7 needles, US 7 double pointed needles, 4 stitch markers (see pattern for details), and worsted weight yarn.

This class is designed as the next step for students who are looking to get beyond the square.  In this class students learn to knit in the round on circular needles and double-pointed needles, work decreases, and make a pom if desired. Students may also choose to bring two colors of yarn to learn how to make stripes.

Cabled Fingerless Mittens
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30PM: February 11, 18, and March 4 (No class on Feb. 25)
Cost: $75
Skills required: knit, purl, some familiarity with knitting in the round
Materials: 100-120 yards aran or bulky weight yarn, US size 9 double pointed needles, cable needle, 2 stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holder
Students must also bring a copy of the pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/one-cable-mitts.

Mittens with a twist! Fingerless mittens keep hands warm while blending form and function. In this class you will learn how to knit in the round, cable, do a gusset, set aside stitches, and pick up stitches.

Knitting in the Round 
Sunday 1-2PM: February 8
Cost: $15
Advanced Beginner
This one day class is offered to help students with techniques for knitting in the round with double pointed needles. The class is to serve as a beginning class for students taking the beginning sock class, but is open to anyone new to knitting in your round. Students must know how to knit, purl, and cast on.
If this class is in preparation for beginning sock class, bring appropriate sock yarn and needles, otherwise you may bring any weight yarn and needles to match.
Beginning Sock Class
Sundays 1-2:30PM: February 15, 22, and March 1
Cost: $65
Advanced Beginner
Sport weight or fingering weight yarn (students’ preference) and double point needles in the size to obtain gauge.
This three week class will walk through the steps of knitting a sock from cuff to toe! Students must know how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off. Double pointed needled will be used by the instructor but students can be guided in using two circulars or Magic Loop methods. For students that are unfamiliar with knitting in the round, a class will be offered on Sunday February 8 to get the cuff started. Come to the first class with the following preparation: choose yarn and work cuff to desired length. Come to class ready to work the heel flap.

 

Sweater Club Workshop
Sundays 11AM-1PM: February 15, March 1, 15, 29
Cost: $100
Skill level: Advanced beginner to intermediate
Pattern:  Please choose a pattern that is  for worsted weight yarn, is knit from the bottom-up and has minimal texture, lace, or cabled stitches.  If you are unsure of a pattern, we will have a few suggestions for you to consider.
Materials: Participants should bring a copy of the pattern they have selected, appropriate yarn for their project and any additional materials listed in the pattern.

Are you ready to knit your first sweater but don’t feel confident in getting started on your own? Participants in this workshop will be able to work on the pattern of their choice (see “Pattern” above for parameters).  We will answer your questions and discuss each section of your pattern, offering advice and tips along the way.  The group setting allows participants to learn not only from their own project, but also from the topics raised by others. The structure of the workshop will allow participants to knit at their own pace, while discussing what to look ahead to in their pattern.

Homework:  Read through the pattern you have selected and come to class prepared to ask questions.  Knit and block a gauge swatch if you intend to cast-on during the first session (additional information will be provided after sign-up).

Crochet

Beginning Crochet
Saturdays 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM: January 10, 17, 24, 31 (Full)
Saturdays 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM: February 14, 21, 28, and March 7
Cost: $100, includes beginning materials.
Skills required: none.

In this class you will learn how to select the appropriate yarn for a project; how crocheted fabric differs from knitted fabric; the basic abbreviations and symbols used in crochet; how to make a foundation chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet; and how to crochet in the round (for a granny square).  After learning these skills, students will choose whether to make a granny square scarf or a ruffle scarf.

Crochet: Beyond the Basics
Saturdays 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM: TBD
Cost: $100
Materials: DK weight yarn and 5mm(H) hook OR Worsted weight yarn and a 6mm(J) hook
Skills required: crochet basics including single crochet, double crochet, familiarity with granny squares.

In this class students will learn a basic hat, making a flat circle, shaping, and the join-as-you-go technique.

Corner-to-Corner
Saturday 1 PM – 3 PM: TBD
Cost: $25
Skills required: basic crochet techniques
Materials: Any weight yarn and corresponding hook

The C2C Afghan is the latest craze in the crochet world.  Learn this deceptively simple technique that works up quickly and looks really impressive. This technique can be used for baby blankets, afghans, scarves, table clothes, or just about anything else!  It’s a great way to whip up some quick holiday crochet gifts.

Broomstick Lace Cowl
Saturday 12:30PM-2:30PM February 14 and 21
Cost: $50
Skills required: basic crochet techniques.
Materials: Worsted weight yarn, 6 mm (J) crochet hook, and size 35 knitting needle. Recommended yarns are Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, or Berroco Comfort.
OR
Sport or DK weight yarn, 4.5 mm hook, and size 19 knitting needle. Recommended yarns are Classic Elite’s Classic Silk, or Cascade 220 Superwash Sport.

Broomstick lace, also called Jiffy Lace or Peacock-Eye Stitch, is a crochet technique developed in the 19th Century, using a crochet hook and a actual broomstick.  Today, we use a crochet hook and a very wide gauge knitting needle. In this class, students will learn this technique and use it to make the “Witch’s Broom Cowl” designed by our crochet instructor.
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One on One Classes in knitting or crochet are also available upon request, for $30 per hour.

*Students receive a certificate for a one time 10% discount on class materials for most classes.
** Payment of 50% is required for placement in class.  Final 50% is due by 7 days before the class.  For our regular classes, class fees are refundable up to 48 hours in advance of the first class, otherwise there will be a $20 fee for cancellation, and the remainder will stay as store credit.  No refunds will be given once the class has started.  Special events may be subject to different rules.
***All classes must have a minimum number enrolled and are subject to cancellation if not.
**** Class fees not applicable to loyalty program.

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  • Jennifer says:

    Hello,

    For the ‘first pair of knitted mittens’ class is it one of the 3 Wednesdays in March or all 3 Wednesdays?

    Thanks for your help!

    Jennifer

    • windyknitty says:

      Hi Jennifer, the class is both: the 12th and the 26th. We normally run them consecutively, but were unable to do that this month.

  • Irene says:

    Will there be a discount for yarns purchased in store for classes?

    • windyknitty says:

      Hi Irene, I am not sure which class you are signed up for, but the 10% discount is available for all classes that we are currently running. Hope that helps!

      Mandy

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