Instructor: Ruth Boelkins, firstname.lastname@example.org Boundary Bay Wrap by Spout Available on Ravelry at spoutknits and on spoutknits.com all new original Dates (choose one): Wednesday, May 9, 12:30-2:30pm Monday, May 21, 6-8pm Tuesday, June 19, 12:30-2:30pm Tuesday, July 10, 6:00-8:00pm Cost: $25
Skills needed: Must be very comfortable with knit and purl stitches
Class Description: This origina Spout design is a luxurious big rectangle that can be styled many ways. Wear it as a large lightweight scarf or shoulder wrap. It’s got stretch, texture, geometric stitch motifs, blocks of color and a big wavy edge. What’s in the Boundary Bay Wrap? Lots of garter stitch, a big cable worked several times, picking up stitches along the edge of garter stitch fabric, and knitting long rows in a variety of stitch motifs that are both written and charted, and use only the knit and purl stitch. This project is suitable for anyone very comfortable with knit and purl stitches. In the workshop you will knit a garter stitch swatch and then practice the big cable and the picking up stitches techniques on this swatch. You will also get specific instruction for each step of the pattern, from the designer herself. Ruth has lots of helpful tips to share! Think of the workshop as preparation for the success of your entire project. She will also share finishing and blocking advice, along with creative ideas for using the techniques and pattern to make your own customized scarf or shawl. About yarn selection: The beginning of the workshop will include color selection help. There is no need to choose all your yarns beforehand. If you want to make the wrap without the mohair in it, there are ways to do that too. The swatch we make in the workshop can be with any fingering wool you have in your stash. Purchase the yarns for Boundary Bay at the end of the workshop and go home ready to begin.
Supplies needed: Come to class with the garter stitch swatch already on your needle. Use any fingering weight yarn (or color A of wrap, if you choose to shop ahead), and cast on 42 stitches with a size 6 circular needle (24" or longer). Knit 24 rows. A pencil for note taking Pattern: Boundary Bay, by Spout Yarn will be purchased at Country Needleworks the night of the class. Discount of 10% on yarn, pattern & needles. Fingering weight wools in 3 colors, and add some texture and warmth with a laceweight silk/wool blend. Portions of the wrap are knit with either one weight of yarn or both held together. (Of course, if you prefer to omit the mohair, Ruth can easily advise you on how to make the wrap without it).
Fair Isle Colorwork Workshop
Instructor: Ruth Boelkins, email@example.com Fault Lines Neckwarmer by Spout Available on Ravelry at spoutknits and on spoutknits.com Dates (choose one): Tuesday, May 15, 12:30-2:30pm Wednesday, June 6, 12:30-2:30pm Thursday, July 26, 6:00-8:00pm Cost: $25 Skills needed: This workshop is for any knitter who already knows how to cast on, join on circular needles and knit in the round. The project is the Fault Lines Neckwarmer - come to the workshop with it already started on your needles, with “Beginning & Bottom Edge Ribbing” in the pattern completed, and your second color wound and ready to use.
Class Description:Want to learn how to knit colorwork? Ruth will help you learn all the techniques and tricks for holding two colors at a time and knitting beautiful patterns using the basic stranded (fair isle) method. This is a one-session workshop of 2 hours, set up to give you all the tools for making this project and for specifically learning how to knit colorwork. Ruth will gladly continue to answer questions and give you help as you complete the neckwarmer on your own, either by email or by stopping in the shop when necessary. We will focus on beginning the two color body of the neckwarmer together and knitting several rounds until you are comfortable with the new technique. Then there’s time for learning the picking up stitches step that’s needed for knitting the lining of the neckwarmer. Finally, we’ll talk finishing - the how to’s of blocking and getting your colorwork project to look its best! We can also talk about using other colorwork patterns in this neckwarmer, if you want to make it again and change it up a bit! Ruth will give tips for substituting other designs and show you the all new book, called AlterKnits Stitch Dictionary, that she used as a source for the two charts included in this pattern. You are welcome to bring any colorwork charts that you’d like help with adapting to this pattern!
Supplies needed: Pattern: Fault Linesneck warmer by Spout, available on Ravelry at spoutknits and on spoutknits.com. Yarn must be purchased at Country Needleworks. Discount of 10% on yarn, pattern & needles. Any sport weight and fingering weight yarns that are wool or wool blends will work beautifully. Avoid drapey and alpaca fibers. Contact Ruth if you have any questions! Needles: 16” circulars sizes 5 and 6 (as stated in pattern)
Lace Introduction Workshop
Instructor: Ruth Boelkins, firstname.lastname@example.org Madeira by Spout Available on Ravelry at spoutknits and on spoutknits.com Dates (choose one): Wednesday, May 23, 6:00-8:00pm Monday, June 11, 6:00-8:00pm Wednesday, July 11, 12:30-2:30pm Wednesday, August 8, 6:00-8:00pm Cost: $25 Skills needed: This workshop is for any knitter who already knows how to cast on and knit. It is beginner level lace knitting, using a few increase and decrease stitches that will be taught in class. Class Description:This workshop is for anyone wanting to learn the techniques of knitting lace. Get an introduction to all the basics: increase and decrease stitches to make a pretty pattern, reading your knitting and keeping it all on track, following written and charted instructions, increasing and shaping while staying in lace pattern, fixing mistakes and finishing your piece. The Madeira shawl is perfect for learning these things! In the workshop you will cast on enough stitches to learn one repeat section of this shawl and make a small swatch. With all the things you’ve learned, you can go on to begin this shawl or choose another project. The project is the Madeira shawl - the workshop is for learning all the stitches and techniques to make it, but you can make your workshop swatch on spare yarn or yarn purchased for the shawl. It is necessary to purchase the pattern for the workshop, but you can choose to shop for and make the shawl after taking the workshop. Practice on any sport, dk or worsted yarn and appropriate needles if you like! Or purchase the sport weight yarn needed for the Madeira shawl and use it in the workshop. You will have a swatch to check your gauge on!
Supplies needed: Pattern: Madeira by Spout, available on Ravelry at spoutknits and on spoutknits.com. Yarn must be purchased at Country Needleworks. Discount of 10% on yarn, pattern & needles. Any spare yarn in a sport, dk or worsted weight with a corresponding needle (Ruth will also have some supplies for you to choose from if you need them), if you are wanting to practice only. You are also welcome to purchase yarn for the project and come with one skein wound and ready to use, along with a size 6 needle. Madeira uses 1000 yards of sport weight yarn. Also you will need stitch markers.
Sunset Highway Pullover
Instructor: Breva Dates (three week class): Thursday, May 3, 5:30-7:30pm Thursday, May 17, 5:30-7:30pm Thursday, June 7, 5:30-7:30pm Cost: $60
Instructor: Pam Date: Monday, June 11, 12:30-2:30pm 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. It is a support group for those that have taken a sock class and need help or have questions on their sock projects. There will be no charge.
Top Down Fingering Weight Sock
Instructor: Pam Date: Mondays, June 4, 11, 18 6:00-8:00pm Cost: $45 plus pattern and yarn Skills needed: Use of double points or two circular needles Need a small project for the beach or vacation? How about planning ahead for Christmas gifts? Learn how to make socks using Fingering weight or sock yarn!
Learn to Crochet Instructor: Kelly Dates: Wednesday, May 30th 6:00 – 8:00 OR Thursday, May 31st 1:00 – 3:00 Cost: $20 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. All materials must be purchased at Country Needleworks. Receive 10% off materials needed for class. 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 something specific you would like to see as a class. Contact me at email@example.com