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

Knitting

Beginning Knitting
Saturdays 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM: January 10, 17, 24, 31
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30PM: January 7, 14, 21, 28
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.

Top-Down Baby Sweater
Saturdays 1 PM – 3 PM: January 10, 17, 24, 31
Cost: $100
Skills required: knit, purl, cast on, and bind off
Materials: Students must bring a copy of the pattern:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-sophisticate.  This pattern recommends a gauge of 15 st. over 4 inches.  See pattern for additional tools recommended.

Students will learn the skills, tips and tricks needed for creating a baby sweater.  These skills will translate well when you are ready to take on your first full-sized sweater.  You will end up with an adorable little sweater for your favorite little person — makes a great gift, too.

The Help Clinic
DATES:
Wednesday 12/10 10:30AM-12:30PM
Tuesday 12/23 10:30AM-12:30PM
Sundays: 12/14 and 12/21, 11AM – 1PM
Cost: $15 RSVP and pay ahead, or $20 at-the-door when you drop in

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.  If your problem or question is extensive, we can schedule a private one-on-one session.

Crochet

Beginning Crochet
Saturdays 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM: January 10, 17, 24, 31
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: November 22, December 6, 13, and 20
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 different types of crochet techniques including: C2C (corner-to-corner), joining motifs as you go, Solomon’s Knot, and more!

Snowflake
Sunday 12:15-3:15 PM: December 7
Cost: $40
Materials: Any weight yarn, worsted or lighter, and corresponding hook. The Cotton Glace by Rowan, or Cascade Ultra Pima are recommended.
Skills required: crochet basics including single crochet, double crochet, familiarity with granny squares. Pattern will be provided.

Easy to learn and quick to crochet, these snowflakes make great decorations, ornaments or embellishments for gifts!

Snowman
Sunday 12:15-3:15 PM: December 14
Cost: $40
Materials: Worsted weight yarn and size G (4mm) hook
Skills required: crochet basics including single crochet, double crochet, familiarity with granny squares. Students must also bring a copy of the pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snowman-ornament-7

Easy to learn and quick to crochet! These adorable snowmen make great ornaments, gifts, and gift embellishments! So cute and irresistible, who could stop after just one snowman?

Corner-to-Corner
Saturday 1 PM – 3 PM: October 18
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
Sundays 12:15PM-2:15PM November 2, 9
Cost: $50
Skills required: basic crochet techniques.
Materials: Worsted weight yarn in one, two or three colors, 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 in one, two or three colors, 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.

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