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

 

 

2013-2014 Class Schedule

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March26
April2

Learn Brioche Stitch with the Newsprint Cowl
Instructor: Haven Leavitt

When: March 26th & April 2nd (Wednesdays) 5:30pm – 7pm

Cost: $70 (excluding yarn and supplies)

Haven Leavitt of Knit Alone Together fame wants to teach you the basics of the Brioche stitch by working on her newest creation: the Newsprint Cowl.  She will walk us through her pattern, getting us started on our own cowls.  We'll then have a week to get the hang of the stitches on our own at home.  During our second class, she will work on trouble shooting any problems that may have arisen, and guide us through fixing common brioche mistakes.  Basic knitting skills required: please know how to knit and purl. Class limit: 6.

Bring two skeins of yarn and corresponding needles to class.  Class materials are also available at 20% off at class registration.

April12

Crochet 101
Instructor: Annette

When: April 12th (Saturday) from 9-11am

Cost: $40 (excluding yarn and supplies)

Are you as excited about crochet as we are?  Learn the basics of crochet and then some. Learn foundation chain, single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet. You’ll get an introduction to yarn weights, tools, and more.  There will be other hints and tips for successful crocheting.  No previous experience is required. This is a great refresher or foundation class for our upcoming intermediate level crochet classes.  Class limit: 6

Please bring to class a  Size G or H hook and light-colored worsted weight yarn.  Materials are available with a 20% discount at class registration.

April16

Fixing Mistakes
Instructor: Amelia

When: April 16th (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.

 

April19

Skills Clinic: Chart Reading
Instructor: Amelia

When: April 19th (Saturday) from 9-10:30am

Cost: $35 (excluding yarn and supplies)

 

Knitting charts are a bit like Greek to new knitters, and learning to read them is a bit like learning a new language.  Amelia will orient you to chart reading basics.  In this class she will clarify the difference between reading charts for flat knitting, and those written for projects worked in the round.  She also discuss the differences between color work charting, and lace charting; and demonstrate typical lace chart instructions, giving you a chance for some hands on practice, time permitting. Class limit: 6
 

Please bring scrap yarn and corresponding needles to class.

April19

Skills Clinic: Two-handed stranded color knitting
Instructor: Amelia

When: April 19th (Saturday) from 11- 12:30pm

Cost: $35 (excluding yarn and supplies)

 

Amelia has learned a new technique that she wants to share with all of you eager to learn or improve your colorwork knitting.  This classic method of two-color knitting is the "two-fisted" approach popularized by Elizabeth Zimmerman. The idea is to knit one color with the left hand (continental knitting) and the other color with the right hand (English knitting). Keeping the yarns on separate hands means the yarns are kept apart, and so have less tendency to tangle.  Stitch definition is improved, and you feel like a knitting goddess.  Come join us and learn how!  Class limit: 6
 

Please bring two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn and corresponding double pointed needles to class.

April26
May3

Learn to Knit
Instructor: Robin

When: April 26th & May 3rd (Saturdays) 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.

April26

Crochet 102
Instructor: Annette

When: April 26th (Saturday) from 9-11am

Cost: $40 (excluding yarn and supplies)

Learn to shape your crochet. Now that you know the basics, and have had some time to experiment on your own; you’ll learn some advanced beginning skills.  We will cover how to crochet in the round, increase, decrease, create granny squares, join new colors, and understand instructions.  This will give you the skills you need to follow basic crochet patterns.  Students must know chain, single and double crochet stitches.  Class limit: 6

Please bring to class a Size G or H hook and light-colored worsted weight yarn.  Materials are available with a 20% discount at class registration.