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 Wednesday 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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January6, 13, 27

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

When: January 6th 6-7:30 pm, January 13th 6-8 pm, January 27th 6-8 pm

Cost: $60(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 week 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 – 440 yards of worsted weight (preferably superwash) yarn and US 3 bamboo or wooden double pointed needles, darning needle, stitch markers to class.

January10

Demonstration: German Short Rows
Instructor: Julie L.

When: January 10th (Saturday) from 9-10:00am

Cost: FREE

There are many techniques to create short rows and our new favorite is the German Short Row.  A bit or practice will have you turning short rows like a pro with this user friendly method that will open up new shawl patterns and beautifully shaped sweaters that you may have not considered working on.  Julie will demonstrate the technique and provide you with a youtube link that you can use as an at-home refresher when the need arises.  You’ll have time to get hands on practice of a few rows of your own and you’ll be off and running!  We hope that learning this new skill will allow you to join our KAL later in the month.

Bring scrap yarn and corresponding needles to class.

January14

Fixing Mistakes
Instructor: Lindsay S.

When: January 14th (Wednesday) from 5:30-7pm

Cost: $20 (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.

January17, 24

Learn to Knit
Instructor: Robin

When: January 17th & 24th (Saturdays) from 9-10:30am

Instructor: Robin

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.

January20
February24

Shibui Maai Cowl – Learn Slip Stitch Color Knitting
Instructor: Vic E.

When: January 20th from 6-8pm & February 24th from 6-7:30pm

Cost: $40 (excluding project kit of yarn and supplies)

We have a brand new kit for 2015 and the Maai Cowl is a stunner!  And we have a class designed for beginner knitters unfamiliar with provisional cast ons, slip stitch stranded color work, and I-cord bind offs.  Join Vic to get all the help you need to make this stunning cowl.  She will cover the provisional cast on and slip stitch color work called for in the pattern.  Then after more than a month of time to complete the cowl at home, she will work with you to finish the edges with a beautiful I-cord bind off.  Class limit: 6

January23

Ravelry 101
Instructor: Kristin

When: January 23rd (Friday) from 9-10:30am

Cost: $20 (excluding yarn and supplies)

For those of you who are new to Ravelry, it is a wonderful online resource for knitters and crocheters.  If you have heard about it, but haven’t signed up, this is the class for you. Join Kristin and get started!  You will create a profile, take a tour of the website and learn how to do basic searches.  Class limit: 6

Bring your laptop or Ipad to class.

January31

CSU Beanie – Intermediate Hat Class
Instructor: Jenny W.

When: January 31st (Saturday) from 9-11am

Cost: $25 (excluding yarn and supplies)

Join Jenny to learn how to make this terrific beanie that will show off your Rams Pride!  Jenny will guide beginning knitters through some of the intermediate elements of this pattern including chart reading, stranded color knitting and seaming.  Students should be able to cast on, knit and purl and arrive at class with the ribbing section of the hat completed.  Class limit: 6

Kit including pattern and yarn should be purchased prior to class.

January31
February3

Demonstration: Churchmouse Thumb Loop Technique
Instructor: Julie L.

When: January 31st (Saturday) from 9-10:00am OR February 3rd (Tuesday) from 6-7pm

Cost: FREE

Theresa's December demonstration of  tips and tricks used to complete the Churchmouse Yarns & Teas' Wooly Wreath and Garlands was a big success.  We found that many of our friends wanted to make more than one!

We've recently received more Slubby Blue yarn and Julie will provide her help to master the tricky wrapped stitch that creates all that soft beautiful loopy texture that we love.  Join the fun at either of our FREE demonstrations to learn the stitch that makes these wreaths so unique!