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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 10:30 AM-12:30 PM March 3, 12, 19 & 26  Teacher: Katrina
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30PM January 12, 19, 26 & February 2  Teacher: Grace
Saturdays 10:30 AM-12:30 PM February 6, 13, 20 & 27  Teacher: Katrina
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30PM March 15, 22, 29 & April 5  Teacher: Grace
Cost: $100, includes beginning materials.
Skills required: none.

In this four-week course, students will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off along with how to choose the right yarns and needles and read gauge. At the end of the four sessions, students will have the skills necessary to complete a project (a scarf).

New Years Resolution: Top-Down Beginning Sock Classsockclass
Saturdays 1:00-3:00PM February 13, 20, 27  Teacher: Amy
Cost: $75
Skills required: knit, purl, knitting-in-the-round, completed homework (cuff should be knit prior to first class)
Materials: Pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-sock-3) and appropriate yarn and needles for project, pre-homework required

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 Saturday, February 6th, to get the cuff started. Come to the first class with the following complete: choose yarn and work cuff to desired length. Come to class ready to work the heel flap. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-sock-3

New Years Resolution: Toe-Up Knitted Sock
Sunday 1:00-3:00pm January 10, 24 and February 7th Teacher: Jane
Cost: $75
Skills required: knit, purl, knitting in-the-round
Materials: 400 yards sock yarn, two US#2 (2.75mm) circular needles, Jane’s Logic Basic Toe-Up Sock Pattern  (embed this link) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/janes-logic-basic-toe-up-socks

Learn to make the hand knit socks you have always wanted! Taught by the author of the Jane’s Logic sock pattern, this class uses the two circular needle method and a toe-up pattern that allows you to try on the socks as you go and ensure a custom fit. The class meets every other week allowing time for motivated knitters to complete a pair of socks . Students can opt for a celebratory I DID IT party on Sunday, February 21st to show off their first pair of socks. 

I Hate Winter Headband- Introduction to Charted Double-Knitting
Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm March 15 & 22  Teacher: Ethan
Cost: $50
Skills Required: long-tail cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off, working in the round on circular needles, basic pattern reading (experience working from charts is not required, but will be learned).
Materials: 2 skeins of Harrisville Designs Shetland or Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight (1 skein each of 2 contrasting colors.) Size US 2 circular needles in 16” and 32” lengths (or size needed to get a gauge of 25.5 sts/40 rounds to 4 inches in stockinette), stitch markers, light-colored highlighter, and a copy of the pattern Contempt.

In this class, you will make the reversible, multi-lingual ‘I Hate Winter’ headband found in Knitty’s Winter 2013 issue (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEw13/PATTcontempt.php). You’ll learn about double-knitting technique (how to knit two layers at once!), how to read double-knitting charts, and the cast-on and bind-off methods this pattern uses to separate and join the two layers. Note: If you love winter, your can knit your headband to say that, too.

Next Step: Knitted Hat-Super Bulky and Super Fast!
Saturdays 1:30-3:30PM March 12 & 19 Teacher: Katrina
Cost:$50
Skills required: knit, purl, cast-on
Materials: Approximately 90-135 yards of super bulky yarn and sizes US 13 -16″ circular needles, and a set of US 13 double-pointed needles. Students must also bring a copy of the pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hat-shaped-hat.

This class is designed as the next step for students who have completed beginning knitting and will get you to knit beyond squares and rectangles. Students will learn to knit in-the-round on circular needles and double-pointed needles, and work decreases. This quick and fun hat can also make an ideal gift.

Custom Fitted Dog Sweater
Sunday 1-3PM February 28 & March 6 Teacher: Corinne
Cost: $50
Skills required: knit, purl, knitting-in-the-round
Materials: Worsted weight yarn and appropriate double pointed needles, your dog’s personal measurements

Who deserves hand-knit love more than your best friend? Learn to use your dog’s measurements to create a sweater that can accommodate either a collar or harness. Corinne Niessner, the author of Doggie Knits, will be here to teach you to make a sweater that truly fits your dog and share her experiences in knitting for our canine family members. Measure your dog before class using these guidelines: http://www.luckypennyknits.blogspot.com/2016/01/measuring-your-dog-for-custom-sweater.html

Knitting in the Round
Saturday 1-2PM: February 6 Teacher: Amy
Cost: $15
Skills required: knit, purl cast-on
Materials: yarn and appropriate sized double-pointed needles

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 the round.

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.

Next Step: Knitted Mittens
Tuesdays  6:30-8:30 PM February 16, 23 & March 1 Teacher: Grace
Cost: $75Next Step: Mitten
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.

Crochet
Beginning Crochetcrochetneedles
Saturday 10:30AM-12:30PM February 13, 20, 27 & March 5
January 9, 16, 23 & 30  Teacher: Jill
Cost: $100, includes beginning materials.
Skills required:
none.In this class you will learn how to select the appropriate yarn and hook for a project and how crocheted fabric differs from knitted fabric. You will learn the basic crochet stitches and abbreviations including how to chain, single crochet, double crochet and slip stitch. We will cover working flat and in the round, (making a granny square). After learning these skills you will pick a small project to work using your new skills.

Beginning Tunisian Crochet – Fingerless Mitts
Sunday 12:30AM-2:30PM January 31 & February 7 Teacher: Kathy
Cost: $50
Skills required: know how to chain, previous experience with crochet helpful but not necessary.
Materials: Approximately 200-300 yards of a fingering weight yarn, H (5.0mm) and I (5.5mm) crochet hooks, and H (5.0mm) Tunisian crochet hook, yarn needle for sewing, your own copy the the Snuggly Mitts Tunisian Crochet pattern. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snugly-mitts-tunisian-crochetLearn the basics of Tunisian crochet and then make a pair of stylish Tunisian crochet mitts. You will learn how to make a foundation row, Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian knit stitch, and Tunisian bind off. You will also learn to make the split single crochet stitch, using a regular crochet hook, to make the thumb of the mitts.

Crochet Clinic
Thursday 1:00PM- 3:00 PM January 21 Teacher: Kathy
Cost: $20
Materials: Bring a crochet project or projects you have questions on or need help with. Also appropriate for knitters who need help with a crochet finishing technique.
A two hour session with an experienced crochet instructor to help you problem solve, fix mistakes and learn new crochet techniques to complete a project. The group format provides an opportunity to learn in a supportive and relaxed setting.

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One on One: Classes in knitting or crochet are also available upon request, for $30 per hour. For each additional person joining there will be an additional $15 charge 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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