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Dates: to be determined 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.
Colorwork Sweater Club
with Ruth Boelkins: March-May 2020
Enjoy making a pullover sweater that fits you the way you like! We will choose the size and make adjustments, achieve gauge, and select the yarns together so that you get fantastic results. You can choose to make “Silver Lake", the sample sweater for the club, or you can choose another top down colorwork pullover to make (please share your choice with Ruth so that we can review the pattern together before you dive in!). Ruth will also bring samples of other colorwork sweaters to the kick off night.
Club kicks off with everyone beginning together - yarn selection, gauge, choosing size and cast on! Then you work at your own pace and get help as you need it. Come as often as you can - this is like a guided knitalong. Learn how to do and improve stranded knitting, get Ruth’s sweater making tips along the way, and enjoy the company and projects of others around you. Ruth will give you individual attention throughout your project and help you customize the fit of your sweater if you like. Experienced and new sweater knitters welcome! Techniques taught will be making a top down sweater that fits, stranded color work with two colors, short row shaping, and chart reading. We will also cover weaving in ends and blocking to finish your piece!
Instructor: Ruth Boelkins
Cost: Club fee is $60
Dates: Club kicks off on Monday evening, March 23 @ 6:00-8:00
We will work on our projects over the next several weeks, meeting at the same time on April 6, April 20, May 4 and May 18
Class Prep! Come with your ideas and we will select yarns and patterns together. If you want to make “Silver Lake”, you can preselect your yarns (put on hold) and consult with Ruth on kick off night to be sure about what to purchase. We can consult about other pattern & yarn choices on this night as well.
Supplies: Please purchase your yarn and needles at Country Needleworks. You receive 10% off everything for your class project throughout the club.
Make this super flattering and fun to knit pullover any way you like! The pattern is designed for holding a strand of mohair lace yarn with a strand of single ply fingering, making a very light and warm fabric. It’s knit on large needles for a loose gauge, so other single strand yarns can be substituted quite easily. Choose one strand of DK or Worsted if you’d rather! Ruth will help with yarn selection to start, and pattern adaptation all along the way. Get her expert sweater making tips as well, and learn how to customize this sweater for the length of sleeve and body, and type of neckline that you want. It will be an adventure! This is a fairly quick knit at a 4 stitches to 1” gauge. Work at your own pace and get Ruth’s help as you need it. If you’re in love with this knit, get her help with yarn selection for your next “Love Note” sweater too, before the class ends. Experienced and new sweater knitters welcome!
Techniques taught will be provisional cast on (crochet hook over needle method), basic lace with increases & decreases, short row shaping, and chart reading. We will also cover weaving in ends and blocking to finish your piece!
Instructor: Ruth Boelkins
Cost: Class fee is $60
Dates: Class kicks off on either Thursday evening March 26th, 6:00-8:00 PM
We will work on our projects over the next several weeks, meeting at the same time on April 9,
April 23, May 7, May 21
Come when you can and get help between classes as needed too. Class Prep! Come with your ideas and we will select yarns together. You can preselect your yarns (put on hold) and consult with Ruth on kick off night to be sure about what to purchase. We can consult about size and fit, & yarn choices on this night as well. Note that the pattern is designed to be very cropped (even the “longer” version) and with ¾ length loose sleeves. It will be necessary to purchase more yardage to do extra length, and Ruth will help that as well. Supplies: Please purchase your yarn and needles at Country Needleworks. You receive 10% off everything for your class project throughout the club. Pattern is available in store and on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/love-note Contact Country Needleworks to sign up: 457-9410 Contact Ruth with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the next patterns for May if you remembered to check. It's hard to keep track of the months when our routine is changed.
1. Claires Lock-In Sock - a cute shortie sock that can use leftovers for the cuff color change. Spring is here so maybe you want a shorter sock!
2. Hedgerow Socks - beautiful socks with a texture pattern that goes into the heel...great for a light colored or mildly striped or speckled yarn.
Happy Sock Knitting!
These patterns from last time will remain here in case you still want to try them.
1. Brookline Socks - need to use a size 2 needle because it's written for 56 sts and is challenging to add stitches and keep the pattern aligned. 2. Wildflower Socks - very similar in appearance to the Brookline Socks 3. Pizzicato Pinstripes - simple pinstripes going down the sock 4. Spring Stream Socks - (make sure to check the List of Abbreviations tab on your computer if you need help) 5. Sechs - This pattern has a simple chart to follow...a great way to learn how to work with a chart!