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Monday, April 13 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.
Colorwork Sweater Club with Ruth Boelkins: Jan-March 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 “North Sea Nostalgia”, 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 provisional cast on (crochet hook over needle method), 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, January 27 @ 6:00-8:00 We will work on our projects over the next 6 weeks, meeting every 2 weeks at the same time on Feb 10 & 24, and March 9
Class Prep! Come with your ideas and we will select yarns and patterns together. If you want to make “North Sea Nostalgia”, 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.
Contact Country Needleworks to sign up: 457-9410 Contact Ruth with any questions: email@example.com
“Love Note” Sweater Adventure with Ruth Boelkins: Jan-March 2020
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 Wednesday evening January 22, 6:00-8:00 pm Or Thursday afternoon January 16, 12:30-2:30 pm Sign up for one of these class options. We will work on our projects over the next 6 weeks, meeting every 2 weeks at the same time on
Wednesday evenings February 5 & 19, and March 4 Or Thursday afternoons January 30, February 13 & 27
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.
We are going to offer another Sock Knit-A-Long like last year. Every two months, a sock pattern will be released for you to download giving you options for different sock patterns.
Happy New Year of Sock Knit-A-Long!! There are three patterns to choose from this time. All of them have a textured cuff. Try one and save the others for another pair. Choose yarn that will show off your work!
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.
Skills needed: Basic crochet skills, chain, single crochet, double crochet. Skills learned: Crocheting in the round using the Magic Ring to make a neat center, half double crochet, triple crochet, following a pattern, checking gauge. Supplies needed: One skein worsted weight yarn, several yards of a second color for embellishments if desired, size H crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge, removable stitch marker. Class description: This is a great class for expanding your basic crochet skills. You will learn new stitches as well as get a refresher on ones you may have already done. Plus, learn to crochet in the round using the Magic Ring for starting your work. Magic Ring allows you to tighten your beginning round so you don’t end up with a large hole at the beginning of your project. Pattern is provided at class time.