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: Mondays, April 15, and May 13, 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.
starting in January 2019!!
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.
The pattern for March is ready! CLICK HERE to get your free Sock KAL pattern!!
New pattern will be released February 23. This is an opportunity to knit using directions or try a chart!
There will be a sock knitting social on April22 from 12:30-2:30.
Your socks will be featured in the next "Socktoberfest 2019".
*New Dates added - Thursday evenings, 6:15-7:45 February 21, March, 21, April 11, May 2 (Bonus session for extra help and finishing on April 27)
Class Supplies must be purchased at Country Needleworks.
You will receive 10% off yarn, notions, pattern, and needles for your project, throughout the length of the class.
Here’s a sweater with simple styling and just right details that make it a cardigan you will love to wear! Even better: you can customize the length and fit to make it your perfect sweater. We will discuss the options in class, so you don’t need to have it all figured out before hand. Ruth will help you measure, choose your size and get started on your project during the first class meeting. If you’re comfortable selecting your options ahead of time, there’s lots of information on the pattern that will help you purchase correct yardage. And Ruth is available for consultation beforehand as well - just send her an email! What’s involved? This is a worsted weight bottom up sweater with front bands that are worked along with the sweater body. There are some short rows in pattern at the shoulders, a 3 needle bind off seam for front and back pieces, a fun texture pattern and easy lace insets on the sleeves. It’s a fun intermediate level knit! It would be good to have some basic knitting experience, but you can be totally new to sweater making. In addition, we will cover general good sweater making techniques (like getting gauge to start & finishing it all up nicely), and I’ll give many tips and answer all sorts of questions along the way.
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.
Pattern is available for sale in store or on Ravelry: Bookworm, by Heidi Kirrmaier
You may purchase your yarn prior to class, or you may just put it on hold and/or wait to select your yarn, and we can do this together during the first class session. You might want some guidance in choosing it, and the size sweater you choose to make will determine how much yarn to purchase.
Wool and wool blends are great.Here are some suggestions for this sweater:
Neighborhood Fiber Studio Worsted, Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Merino, Plymouth Encore Worsted, Stonehenge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted
Needles: The needles use will depend on your gauge, so please bring any size 6, 7 & 8 needles you have to class, and we will make a swatch. As you determine the needles you will use, at any time, you may purchase them at 10% off.
Top Down Sock Class
Dates:Tuesdays, February 19, March 19, 26 6:00-8:00
Cost: $45 plus $6 pattern
Winter is here! It's a great time to learn how to make socks to keep your feet warm!! Need a small project to take with you...this class will help solve that!
This class has two options: 2 circular needles or double points. It's your choice!
You will learn how to make top down socks using fingering weight or sock yarn.
Skills needed: Long tail cast on, knit, purl, ask and k2tog stitches. You need to know how to use either two circular or double point needles.
Needles: EITHER 2 circular size 1 needles (different lengths are better but not necessary-16" and 24") OR size 1 double points
Yarn: 400 yrds of fingering weight or sock yarn. Wool or a blend with nylon is preferred, 3 stitch markers (safety pin type), tapestry needle.
Supplies must be purchased from Country Needleworks. You will receive 10% off your purchase. Please make sure to tell them it's for the class.
Dates: Tuesdays, April 30th & May 21st 1:00 - 3:00 OR Thursdays, May 2nd & 23rd 6:00 - 8:00
Cost: $35 + supplies
Skills Needed: Basic crochet skills including chain, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet.
Skills learned: How to crochet a “knit” look. How to use gauge to determine desired size and adjust pattern to fit.
Supplies needed: Everyday Cardigan by Jennifer Pionk is available for purchase on Ravelry. I 1300 – 2200 yards of worsted weight yarn. Yardage will depend on the size you want to make. Size K & L crochet hooks. Model used 7 skeins of Malabrigo Rios in “Bobby Blue”.
Class description: Learn to make this cozy sweater using basic crochet techniques. Yes, crochet! This 2 row repeat makes a fabric that looks knit! This sweater is really easy to adjust for size and gauge. We’ll start with a pocket and I will then help you figure out how many stitches to chain based on your gauge and desired length. Session 2 of this class will be for help on sleeve construction plus how to sew it all together. We’ll also talk about blocking in session 2.
Dates: Class meets 3 times
Tuesdays, February 26, March 12 & 26 @ 6:15-7:30 pm
Instructor: Ruth Boelkins of Spout Knitting Design
Cost: Class fee is $45
Skills needed: knit and purl
Skills learned: This is a super “next step” project for a new knitter. It’s also great for anyone wanting to learn techniques for cables, picking up stitches, decreases, keeping track of fun stitch patterns and I-cord bind off. Get help all along the way as you work at your own pace.
Supplies needed: You must purchase your yarn for class at Country Needleworks and will receive a 10% discount. Pattern is "Penn Cove" available on Ravelry and spoutknits.com. See pattern for yardage and needles; Sport or DK weight yarns work well and wool or wool blends are most suitable. You may choose your yarn ahead of time or get Ruth's help selecting at the first class. The shawl can be made in a single color or in two colors.
Dates: Monday, March 25th 6:00 – 8:00 OR Tuesday, March 26th 1:00 – 3:00
Skills needed: None
Skills learned: Basic crochet skills including chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet.
Supplies needed: One skein worsted weight 100% cotton yarn, size H or I crochet hook.
Class description: In this class you will learn basic crochet skills by making a simple dishcloth. We’ll be making a mini version during the class so you’ll have time to get through the whole thing. Then you can make a full size one on your own!
****Don’t see a class time that works for you? I am more than happy to set up classes for a group of 2 or more at a time that works for you. Want a one-on-one class? You can have my undivided attention for any of my classes. The fee is $20 for the first hour, then $10 for each additional half hour.
Have a special request? Let me know if you have a specific crochet class you would like to see.