Featured Classes

MAGIC LOOP TUTORIAL:

  • Saturday, November 10th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm with Vanessa Picard

 

Magic Loop Tutorial

 © the flying needles 

 

Are you as klutzy as Vanessa?  Have you ever sat on a plane happily knitting away on your DPNs only to drop a needle and hear it roll away under the seats, never to be seen again?  That only happened to Klutzy Vanessa about ten times; then she learned about the Magic Loop method, and donated her last DPN to American Airlines. 

This brief tutorial will teach you how to cast on and knit in the round, using one long circular needle.  This method is commonly used for hats, cowls, socks, and sweater sleeves.

 

KNITTERS SHOULD BRING:

• One long circular needle (40 or 47-inch) in appropriate gauge to match yarn

• At least 40 yards of yarn

 

Cost: $15 for one group class, pre-registration is required.  


 TWO-AT-A-TIME SOCKS on one circular needle:

  • Lesson 1: Saturday, November 10th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm with Vanessa Picard
  • Lesson 2: Saturday, December 1st, 1:30pm - 3:00pm with Vanessa Picard

 

Two-at-a-time Socks

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Sock knitters around the world know all about the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome (S.S.S.).  S.S.S. sneaks up on you when you least expect it. Its causes vary: pattern fatigue; boring, brown yarn for your husband’s socks; the sweet siren’s song of that new skein and pattern…  Before you know it, you have a drawer full of single socks and a full-fledged case of S.S.S. Your sock-knitting career doesn’t have to end this way.  There is a cure!  If you knit two socks at the same time, you’ll never have to worry about Second Sock Syndrome again. 

This class is divided into two 90-minute lessons.  In lesson 1, you will learn how to cast on for two socks on one long circular needle. (Using one long needle is the Magic Loop method.)  You will then work on the legs of two socks for the balance of the class.  Your homework will be to finish the legs and heel flaps before lesson 2.  In lesson 2, you will work on picking up and decreasing the gussets.  Once you’ve mastered the gussets, the foot and the toes are a cinch. 

 

PREREQUISITES:

Knitters must already know how to make socks.

 

KNITTERS SHOULD BRING:

• One 47-inch circular needle in a gauge normally used for socks (0-3)

• Once skein sock yarn

• Stitch markers

 

Cost: $35 for one group class, pre-registration is required. 


 MINI SWEATER CLASS:

  • Saturday, November 24th, 10:30pm - 12:30pm with Vanessa Picard

 

Mini Sweater Class

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Ever want to knit a sweater in an afternoon?  Well, now you can!  Okay, full confession:  this sweater will fit your finger or a very small doll, but it IS a raglan sweater and it knits up in a few hours – tops.  And what would ever possess you to make a mini sweater?  Admit it, it’s ridiculously cute.  These mini sweaters make great holiday ornaments, garlands, or gift adornments.  (If you want to “out Martha” the great Martha Stewart, tie one of these beauties on your next homemade holiday present as a hint at the special handmade coziness wrapped up inside that package.  Take that, Martha!)

Seriously, if raglan sweater construction has left you confused or frustrated, this is the class for you.  These sweater ornaments have every element of a raglan sweater, which means once you have made one of these mini sweaters, you can tackle a raglan sweater for yourself or someone you know who is larger than your index finger.  That is, if you know anyone larger than your index finger...

 

Mini Sweater Class

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PREREQUISITES:

Knitters must already know how to knit in the round.

  

KNITTERS SHOULD BRING:

• Size 2-4 needles for preferred method of knitting in the round   (DPNs, one or two circular needles)

• 25-30 yards sock/fingering weight yarn

• Stitch markers

• Yarn needle 

 

Cost: $25 for one group class, pre-registration is required. 

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