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.

Julie is available for two hours of FREE project support every week.  If you hit a snag with a project, you can stop in at the shop and she will help you find a solution.  She will be at the shop on Thursday mornings from 10am -12pm for your support, and help will be provided on a first come first served basis.

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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March7

Demonstration: Crochet Granny Squares
Instructor: Julie L.

When: March 7th (Saturday) 9-10am

Cost: FREE (excluding yarn and supplies)

Join Julie to learn how to crochet basic Granny Squares.  This fun technique will cover the basics of beginning crochet and get you started working on a little project that could grow into a big one.  These squares can be combined into heirloom throw blankets that will eat up your leftover yarn and create a stunning addition to your decor!

Bring worsted weight scrap yarn and corresponding hook to class.

 

March13, 27
April3

Intermediate Crochet: Owl Baskets
Instructor: Lauren

When: (Fridays) March 13th (9-10am), March 27th (9-11am) & April 3rd (9-11am)

Cost: $55 (excluding yarn and supplies)

Julie has found a crochet pattern that we all want to start.  Join Lauren to hook up a darling basket that you’ll find myriad uses for in your home. During our first session, Lauren will cover the basics of reading a crochet pattern and get you started.  On week two she will cover shaping and once you’ve had another week to complete your basket at home, she will work on the embellishments that make this basket unique.  Students should be familiar with Basic Chain, Single, Double, and Half Double. Class limit: 6

Yarn, pattern, and necessary hooks will be available at a 20% discount upon sign up.
 

March14, 21

Learn to Knit
Instructor: Robin

When: March 14th & 21st (Saturdays) from 9-10:30am

Cost: Free with the purchase of supply kit

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.

March17

Rikke Hat
Instructor: Lindsay S.

When: March 17th and 31st from 6-7:30pm

Cost: $35 (excluding yarn and supplies)

Join Lindsay for an introductory hat class.  During these two sessions you will learn pattern reading, working in the round, a fun technique that can help you knit garter stitch in the round, and shaping.  During your first evening, you’ll walk through the pattern and get cast on for your hat.  You’ll have some homework to do, because during the second class, you’ll learn shaping techniques and how to decrease within pattern.  Time permitting, you’ll finish your hat and have a beautiful slouchy accessory to wear home!  The hat is created with a single skein of madelinetosh merino DK yarn.  Class limit:6.

Bring 225 yards of DK weight yarn and size US 6 or 7 needles to class, materials will be available at a 20% discount at sign up.

March18

Fixing Mistakes
Instructor: Lindsay S.

When: March 18th (Wednesday) from 5:30-7:30pm

Cost: $25 (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 Lindsay 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.

March28

Demonstration: Blocking
Instructor: Lindsay S.

When: March 28th (Saturday) from 9-10am

Cost: FREE

Many knitters are puzzled when they come across the instructions: "Block to finished measurements." Do you really have to block your work? Should you block before or after assembling the pieces? What is blocking anyway, and how should you go about it?  Join Lindsay for a demonstration of the basics of blocking that will include how pins and blocking wires can be effectively used to block lace. Class limit: 6