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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November1

Skills Clinic: Gauge 201 Garment Fitting
Instructor: Amelia

When: November 1st (Saturday) from 9- 11am

Cost: $45 (excluding yarn and supplies)

Join Ameila for an informative discussion about the intricacies of garment fitting. She will use Ysolda’s Blank Canvas pullover sweater pattern to demonstrate how a project can be transformed based on your yarn selection, which does not need to be dictated by the pattern’s suggestion.  She will also work with you to find your basic measurements and talk about patterns can be modified to become more form fitting through waist shaping and bust darts to ensure an accurate fit. Class limit: 6.

 

November8

Skills Clinic: Knitting in the Round
Instructor: Lindsay S.

When: November 8th (Saturday) 11-1pm

Cost: $45 (excluding yarn and supplies.)

Join Lindsay for a class that will teach you the basics of knitting in the round using circular and double pointed needles. We will cast on and learn how to join in the round.  You’ll start the class  working with double pointed needles. You’ll finish the class with a lesson on managing circular needles, and time permitting there will be quick demonstration of the magic loop method.  All of these skills will make holiday gifts a breeze!  You’ll be able to knit hats, socks, and mittens.  Class limit: 6.

Bring a lighter color worsted weight yarn and US 7 16” circular needles and double pointed needles, and a darning needle.  (Materials are available at 20% discount at sign up).

November8

Skills Clinic: Increases & Decreases
Instructor: Lindsay S.

When: November 8th (Saturday) from 9-10:30am

Cost: $35 (excluding yarn and supplies)

Most knitted garments include the use of increasing and decreasing to shape the fabric.  Using different techniques will cause different results that can influence the look of your finished project.  Join Lindsay to get hands on experience working such decreases as K2TOG, K2TOG tbl, SSK, SKP, P2TOG and increases such as YO, KFB, M1R, M1L, KRL, KLL.  Class limit: 6

Bring scrap yarn and corresponding needles to class.

November12

Fixing Mistakes
Instructor: Amelia

When: November 12th (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.

November15, 22

Learn to Knit
Instructor: Robin

When: November 15th & 22nd (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

 

November22

Skills Clinic: Short Rows
Instructor: Amelia

When: November 22nd (Saturday) from 9-10am

Cost: $25 (excluding yarn and supplies)

In knitting, a short row is a row that is not fully knitted; the work is turned before reaching the end of the row. Short rows are typically used for shaping, and can create graceful curves and more attractive bound off edges.  Join Amelia to learn various short row techniques; and how to pick the best version for your project.  Class limit: 6

Bring scrap yarn and corresponding needles to class.

November22

Skills Clinic: Chart Reading
Instructor: Amelia

When: November 22nd (Saturday) from 10:30 -12pm

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.