Supplies for our classes must be purchased at Country Needleworks. Receive 10% off everything you need for your class. Support our small business so that we can continue to offer you quality products and classes. Thank you!
Dates: Tuesdays, June 11, 18, 25 from 10:00-12:00 pm
Skills needed:Desire to learn how to knit
Class Description:You will learn how to do long tail cast on, knit, purl, ribbing, binding off, and weaving in ends. You will not be making anything, just practicing.
Supplies Needed: 1 skein of worsted weight yarn in a light color and size US 8 needle.
Dates: Mondays, May 13 and June 10 from 12:30-2:30 pm Cost: FREE Skills needed:It is a support group for those that have taken a sock class and need help or have questions on their sock projects.
Class Description:Can't get that second sock started? Forgot how to turn a heel and pick up gusset stitches? Not sure about the Kitchener stitch? “Sock Doc" will take place once a month on a Monday afternoon, 12:30-2:30pm. There will be no charge.
This is a knit-along for those who already know how to knit socks. Join in the fun of seeing how a pattern looks made with different colors and kinds of yarn!!
Every other month, there will be a free sock pattern to knit with others, using yarn from Country Needleworks. It's not too late to start!! Ask at the store for the past patterns.
The pattern for these two months is from our own Jerri! It's a pretty lace pattern with a twisted cable look! Great in a speckled yarn, or plain color to show the design.
The pattern is listed below!
You can highlight and copy it into a document in order to print it. There will be a sock knitting social on May20 from 12:30-2:30.
Your socks will be featured in the next "Socktoberfest 2019".
“Y” Not Lace Socks
Materials: YARN: approximately 400 yards of fingering/sock weight NEEDLES: Size US 1, or size to make gauge 1 40” circular, double points or 2 24”circulars (or one 24” and one 16”) Stitch markers Yarn needle for Kitchener Stitch Gauge: 8 stitches = 1” Size: Woman’s small and medium
Cuff: Cast on 60 (64) stitches with a stretchy cast on (like long tail cast on, or knitted cast on) Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches *Cuff is worked in k2, p2 ribbing* Work the 2x2 rib pattern for 1 ¼” - 1 ½ “
Leg: Pattern: Round 1: (K2, p2) around Round 2: (ssk, yo, p2), around Round 3: (k2, p2) around Round 4: (yo,k2tog, p2) around\
Work rows of pattern until total measurement from start of cuff is 5”-6” or desired length, ending with completed row 4.
Heel flap: Is worked on ½ of the total number of stitches sock 30 (32)
Pattern for heel flap: Row 1: (sl1, k1) across Row 2: sl1, purl across Row 3: (sl1, k1) across Row 4: sl1, purl across
Repeat pattern a total of 8 times, ending with a purl row. (32 rows) always check for the most comfortable heel flap length for your foot.
Heel turn: Row 1: Sl1, k16 (17), ssk, k1, turn Row 2: Sl1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn Row 3: sl1, k to 1 stitch before the gap, ssk (over gap) k1, turn Row 4: sl1, p to 1 stitch before the gap, p2 tog, p1, turn
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all stitches have been worked, (18 stitches left)
Gusset: Picking up stitches, Knit across the 18 stitches placing a marker after 9 stitches. This will be the new start of round. Pick up and knit 16 stitches along the left side of the heel flap. Then pick up one or two to at the corner to avoid a hole. Moving to the instep stitches, work in pattern, starting with row 1 of pattern. Work across the instep. Pick up and knit one stitch at the corner, to avoid a hole, then pick up 16 stitches along right side. Now knit back to BOR marker.
Gusset decreases: Round 1: Knit to last 3 stitches of heel, k2tog, k1. Knit insteps in pattern, k1, ssk, knit to marker. Round 2: Knit even.
Continue these two rounds until there are 60 (64) stitches left. (30 (32) on heel and 30 (32) on instep. Knit even (continuing with instep lace pattern) until you reach 2” short of total length of foot. (try sock on if it is for you, measure the end of the sock to the beginning/base of your longest toe)
Toe: Work one more round, knitting the instep plain, without pattern.
Decreases: Round 1: (Heel side) k to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1, (instep) k1, ssk, k to last 3 stitches of Instep, (heel side) k1, ssk,K to marker. Round 2: Knit all stitches, even.
Continue to work these rounds until there are 20 stitches left on each sock, 10 stitches on the heel side, 10 stitches on the instep side.
Graft toe closed with Kitchener stitch.
Abbreviations: BOR - beginning of round ssk – slip 2 stitches separately knit wise, knit them together through the back loop sl1 –slip 1 stitch purl wise with yarn in back k2tog – knit 2 stitches together yo – yarn over
Introduction to Brioche
Dates: Tuesday, May 7 & 21 6-8pm
Cost: $30 plus supplies
Skills needed: Long tail cast on, knitting in the round
Skills learned: How to knit the brioche stitch in the round.
Supplies needed: Size 8 24" circular needle, stitch marker and yarn- 1 skein "Crazy" (or any DK weight yarn) and 1 skein worsted weight yarn. Please bring worsted weight scrap yarn to learn the stitch. You will receive 10% off yarn and supplies.
Class Description: Brioche Knitting is very popular in cowls, scarves, shawls and sweaters. The Brioche Stitch creates a ribbed reversible stitch using two different strands. Learn this technique using two different colors and make a cowl.
Pullover or Cardigan Sweater Class
Dates:Tuesday evenings, 6:15-7:45 PM
May 21 start-up session, then drop-in dates, June 11, June 25, July 9, July23, August 13
Cost: $60 class fee plus supplies
Skills needed: basic knitting, perhaps some sweater making and stranded colorwork
Skills learned: How to make a sweater that fits, including bottom up, seamless construction, color work, and steeking with button band if you choose the cardigan option.
Supplies needed: sport weight wool or wool blend yarn for the size pullover or cardigan you choose; must be purchased at Country Needleworks and you will receive 10% off yarn, notions, pattern, and needles for your project, throughout the length of the class.
Pattern is available for sale in store or on Ravelry: Flojten by the Westrand Sisters. The pattern is sold as an individual adult cardigan or as a collection with instructions for children's sizes and adult sizes pullovers and cardigans. Choose whatever you want!
Class Description: Here's a traditional wool colorwork sweater that's fun to make and a great addition to any wardrobe. You can customize the length and fit to make it your perfect sweater. We will discuss all the options together, so you don't need to have it all figured out yourself. You can make a child's pullover or cardigan if that sounds better - practice on something smaller and go on to make it for yourself later with everything you've learned.
This is Ruth's summer class format with several drop-in class times that you can attend as you are able. Work around your vacation plans and keep going with your project. We all begin planning together on Tuesday, May 21. Then the project drop-in class dates go from June through August.
Come to the first class session on Tuesday, May 21. This is a planning class and not a cast-on class. We will select yarn and make size decisions. The shop will be allowing us to order any colors we want of the Plymouth Galway Sport, 100% non-superwash sport. It will arrive in time for the first drop-in class. This is an excellent yarn for the steeked cardigan and the one I chose for my sample. We will look at all the options for price and type, including yarns on the shop shelves.
Sound like fun? It is! Ruth will be your guide in making this sweater step by step. Classes are a great way to get all the help you need, enjoy meeting others, and have a plan for completing your project. Also, Ruth is "on call" for you during the entire process.