Knitting Classes

Whether you are a novice or an experienced knitter, we offer a broad range of classes and open knitting sessions. If you're stuck on a project or looking for new ideas, our staff is willing and able to help you at any time.  We also offer $35 private tutorial hours for one on one help with an expert.  Class registration closes one week prior to first class meeting.  Call the shop to register.

 

 

Call: 970.407.1461
Email: julie@mysisterknits.com

 

 

2014-2015 Class Schedule

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September6, 20
October4

Learn to Knit Socks (Top-down)
Instructor: Lindsay S.

When: September 6th 9 – 10:30am, September 20th 9-12pm, October 4th 9-10:30am

Cost: $65 (excluding yarn and supplies.)

Are you eager to try your hand at socks, but feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the different aspects you need to master?  Join Lindsay for a class that will teach you the basics of knitting top-down socks.  You’ll begin with a session learning to cast on and work in the round using double pointed needles. After a couple of weeks to work on the leg of your sock at home, you’ll meet again to master some of the trickiest parts of sock construction: heel flap, gussets, and turns.  The last class session will have you finishing your socks with decreases, reading your stitches and learning the kitchener seaming technique for a seamless grafted toe! All of these fun techniques can be easily translated to other projects and Lindsay will share tips and ideas with you throughout the class that will have you working with confidence.  Class limit: 6.

Bring 300 – 400 yards of worsted weight (preferably superwash) yarn and US 3 bamboo or wooden double pointed needles, darning needle and a circular needle to class.  (Materials are available at 20% discount at sign up).

September13

Skills Clinic: Cast-on
Instructor: Amelia

When: September 13th (Saturday) from 9-10:30am

Cost: $35 (excluding yarn and supplies)

Do you always use the same cast-on for everything you knit?  We love the long-tail cast-on, but there are dozens of other methods that can change, and even improve the look of your finished project. Would your project be improved by a stretchier edge?  Do you want the ribbing to simply "disappear" at the hem?  Join Amelia to learn the how and why for various cast-ons for different purposes including: Old Norwegian/German Twisted, Provisional, and Tubular.  Class limit: 6.

Bring scrap yarn and corresponding needles to class.

September13

Skills Clinic: Bind-off
Instructor: Amelia

When: September 13th (Saturday) from 11am- 12:30pm

Cost: $35 (excluding yarn and supplies)

Do you always use the same bind-off for everything you knit?  We love the traditional bind-off but there are dozens of other methods that can change, and even improve the look of your finished project.  Find out how the right technique can better match the edge you are looking to create: stretchy, decorative, sturdy, and more.  Join Amelia to learn various bind off techniques including lace, picot, long tail tubular, and i-cord. Class limit: 6.

Bring a 4 inch stockinette swatch with the stitches on the needles.

September17

Fixing Mistakes
Instructor: Amelia

When: September 17th (Wednesday) from 5:30-7pm

Cost: $35 (excluding yarn and supplies)

Let’s all admit it; there are times when knitting can become frustrating because of a dropped stitch or constant unraveling. Let Amelia help by teaching you how to get over the inevitable speed bumps. In this class, students will learn basic fixes like making vertical and horizontal corrections; unraveling, recognizing and correcting twisted and skipped stitches, and common causes for too many or too few stitches. Before class, students will be asked to make a 4 inch Stockinette swatch with worsted weight yarn. Don’t bind off. Class limit: 6


Bring your knitted swatch with you to class, and a crochet hook and any knitting needle size 5 or smaller.

September20, 27

Learn to Knit
Instructor:

When: September 20th & 27th (Saturdays) from 9-10:30am

Cost: $55 (including yarn and supplies)

Join Robin for an introductory course in knitting! Students will learn the basics of knitting that will give them the skills required to make a scarf, pillow cover, or washcloth.  We will cover casting on, the knit and purl stitch, binding off on a sample swatch; as well as various other handy skills like reading your stitches and how to create simple stitch patterns. Don’t worry if you don’t understand what all that means… Robin will teach you!  Class limit: 6

Supplies include size 8 needles and starter yarn.