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

Help Clinic
Will Return in the Fall Teacher: Margaret
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 10:30AM-12:30PM: June 13, 20, 27, and July 11th (the 4th of July falls on a Saturday this year) Teacher: Katrina
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30PM: July 29, August 5, 12 and 19 Teacher: Grace
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: Classic Hat
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30PM: July 8 and 15 Teacher: Grace
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. The pattern for this hat is available here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hats-from-the-heart. (Free registration required for pattern.) You will also need 16” circular US 8, and about 200 yards of worsted weight yarn.

This class is designed as the next step for those of you who are looking at how to get beyond the square (or rectangle). If you’ve never knit in the round before, come take this class, and you will lose all fear in the face of a circular needles. Learn to knit in the round, work decreases, and make a pom if desired. Students may also choose to bring two colors of yarn to learn how to make stripes.

Next Step: Knitted Mittens
Tuesdays  6:30-8:30PM August 11, 18 & 25 Teacher: Grace
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.

One Day Sock Workshop
Sunday, August 30th 12:30-3:30 PM Teacher: Amy
Cost: $40
Skills required: knit, purl, and cast on
Materials: Worsted weight yarn and size 7 double point needles

Learn to knit a sock in a one day class! Class will cover basic sock construction, knitting in-the-round with double pointed needles, turning a heel, picking up stitches and decreasing. Please print out the pattern for the Jelly Bean Baby Sock and review, before first class.:http://www.spudandchloe.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/JellyBeanSocks.pdf

Knitting-In-the-Round
Saturday, October 3rd 1-2 PM Teacher: Amy
Cost: $15
Skills required: knit, purl, and cast on
Materials: If this class is in preparation for our Beginning Sock Class, bring appropriate sock yarn and needles, otherwise you may bring any weight yarn and needles to match.

This one-day class teaches student how to knit-in-the-round using double pointed needles. It is a required class for students wishing to take our beginning sock class, if they are not yet able to knit-in-the-round and need help completing the homework required for that class, but is open to any new knitter wishing to explore this technique.

Beginning Sock Class
Saturdays 1-2:30PM October 10, 17, 24 Teacher: Amy
Cost: $65
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

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, October 3rd 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

Crochet

Beginning Crochet
Saturdays 10:30AM-12:30PM August 22, 29, September 12 & 19th (Skips Labor Day weekend) Teacher: Jill
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.

Introduction to Tunisian Crochet
Sunday
12:30-2:30 July 19 Teacher: Kathy
Cost: $25
Skills required: Student should know how to chain, no other crochet experience required, but of course it is helpful.
Materials: Clover Takumi Bamboo hook size K (regular hook without thumb rest), worsted weight yarn

Finally, unlock the mysteries of Tunisian Crochet! Class covers working into the back bump of chains, making a foundation row, basic return pass, Tunisian Simple Stitch, Tunisian Knit Stitch, Tunisian Purl stitch, (if time permits Tunisian Double Crochet), Tunisian slip stitch bind off.

Tunisian Crochet In-the-Round
Sunday
12:30-2:30 July 26 Teacher: Kathy
Cost $25
Skills required: Student should know how to chain, do Tunisian simple stitch, and bind off.
Materials: 2 colors worsted weight yarn such as Cascade 220, size J (6.0 mm) Double ended Tunisian crochet hook, tapestry needle. Optional, button for phone cozy or eyeglass holder

Class will cover Tunisian Simple Stitch and Tunisian knit stitch in the round. If time permits we will cover Tunisian purl stitch in the round. Class project will be a Tunisian crochet cell phone cozy or eyeglass holder.

Crocodile Stitch Bag
Saturday 1:00-3:00pm August 22 & 29 Teacher: Jill
Cost $50
Materials: 500 yards of worsted or light worsted weight yarn, stitch markers, scissors, darning needle, J Hook (6 mm) for the bag, and H Hook (5 mm) for the strap. It is possible to use an I Hook (5.5 mm) for both the bag and the strap if you prefer. The store sample was made in worsted weight yarn with an I Hook.The pattern must be purchased in advance ($4.99) at https://www.etsy.com/listing/81333105/crochet-pattern-crochet-crocodile-stitch.

Create a practical and stylish handbag with the highly textured crocodile scale stitch. This is a useful stitch for adding embellishments to garments, making outstanding Halloween costumes, and creating adorable stuffed animals (it’s especially useful for dragons and birds). It’s so fun to do that you’ll find yourself looking for excuses to use this stitch.

Whispering Flowers Infinity Cowl
Sunday 12:15 – 2:15PM: September 13 Teacher: Kathy
Cost: $25
Skills required: chain, single crochet, double crochet
Materials: 100g fingering weight yarn, sample made with Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering, and size G (4.00 mm) crochet hook, pattern.

This one-day seminar will get you started on the beautiful lacey crochet pattern the Whispering Flowers Infinity Scarf (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/whispering-flowers-infinity-scarf). Learn how to read and follow the pattern, start the project, and learn all the skills to successfully complete the cowl at home. Pattern available for in-store purchase.

 

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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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