Please bring your knitting bags with your supplies and normal knitting notions, needles, stitch holders, stitch markers, etc.
No Wrong Side Scarves with Edie Eckman
Problem: You love to knit scarves, but you hate to have the wrong side showing. You detest garter stitch. You want good-looking reversible patterns so you can relax and look fabulous, no matter which side is “up”. Solution: Take this class. Move beyond garter stitch to explore fun-to-knit stitch patterns that have two right sides and self-edging selvedges. You’ll be casting on, knitting, and binding off to create a mini scarf with no-wrong-sides. Problem solved! Supplies: Smooth, light-colored worsted weight yarn, 2 double-pointed needles in a size appropriate for the yarn, one pair straight or circular needles in the same size Homework: Make I-cord: Using smooth, light-colored worsted weight waste yarn (CC) and doublepointed needles in a size appropriate for the yarn, cast on 4 sts. Do not turn. Slide sts to other end of needle, bring yarn around back of needle, k4. Do not turn. Change to main color (MC) yarn (smooth, light-colored worsted weight yarn), *slide sts to other end of needle, k4; do not turn; repeat from * until you have knit 26 rounds in MC. Leave sts on needle.
Five Fun Fabrics with Edie Eckman
Five Fun Fabrics Furry, fun, flappy and funky – learn five unusual stitches to add pizzazz to your knitting! See how fur stitch, cluster stitch, shirring stitch and flap stitch can be incorporated into your projects. Not for beginning knitters. Materials Needed: Two or more colors of light-colored smooth worsted weight yarn, appropriate sized knitting needles, cable needle, homework swatches Homework: Make at least 4: CO 8 sts. Knit 16 rows. Cut yarn, leaving a 5” tail. Leave sts on extra needle.
Textured Treats Stitch Sampler with Edie Eckman
Let’s learn some new stitches! There’s more to knitted texture than cables, seed stitch and bobbles. Explore more than a dozen unusual stitch patterns that add depth and pizazz to your knits, simply by manipulating the basic knit stitches. Supplies: Smooth, light-color worsted weight yarn and appropriate-size needles.
Mastering Mosaics with Edie Eckman
Dramatic colorwork using only one color at a time, easy enough for beginners but intruiguing to experienced knitters–what could be more appealing? Mosaic knitting does just that and more. It’s forgiving of uneven tension, doesn’t require exact stitch counts to match multiples, and allows you to go on auto-pilot every other row. Furthermore, you can switch up stitch patterns without affecting the gauge. The downside? Understanding this fascinating technique can be somewhat confusing at first glance. Banish that bewilderment as you learn to read mosaic charts, play with garter stitch and stockinette stitch variations, and maybe even get started designing your own mosaic patterns. . Materials Needed: Two balls of smooth worsted-weight yarn: one in a light color and one in a contrasting dark color (although it’s best if you stay away from black, if possible), appropriate-sized needles.
Cabled Comfort with Kathy Zimmerman
(skill level intermediate, worked back & forth flat)
Teacher’s Name: Kathy Zimmerman
Level of Class: Intermediate
Max Students: 25
Skills Required: Student must be able to knit and purl, work a basic cable
Class Description: A basic cabled square can be the inspiration for a variety of projects — a pillow top, tote bag, shawl, afghan or even a wall hanging.
Kathy has designed an original cable design to premiere at Knittreat to spark your creativity. Her square features a couple of favorites — a central Saxon braid bordered by double zigzag cables with a seed stitch border.
The student will have a “hands-on” opportunity to begin knitting a cabled square. Kathy will discuss options for designing your own project using the square, as well as ways to vary the cable pattern for a one-of-a-kind piece.
What will you make? The possibilities are limited only by your imagination! Class supplies for students to bring to class (Kathy will have extra supplies available to purchase for this class):
Size: 14″ X 14″ finished cable square, after blocking
Yarn: worsted weight yarn approx. 200 yards for cabled square. You will need additional yardage for your project, depending on what you choose to design. Select a yarn that is readily available — you will need an additional 200 yards to complete a pillow or tote bag; approx. 600 yards extra for a shawl (more if fringed) or wall hanging; approx. 2000 yards extra for a full-size afghan.
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needle, 24” length OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
NOTE: use the size you need to obtain gauge of 5 sts = 1″ with your yarn. You may wish to bring additional needle one size larger, just in case you need them to achieve desired gauge.Notions: stitch markers; row counter; cable needle; measuring tape; tapestry needle; scissors.
Pattern: A hard copy of the pattern will be provided by the instructor and provided at no cost to each pre-registered student
Homework: Please work a gauge swatch in stockinette to obtain a gauge of 5 sts / inch.Using the same needle, cast on 75 sts and work 10 rows in seed stitch pattern as follows:ALL ROWS: Knit 1; *purl 1, knit 1; repeat from * across. Leave sts on needle, ready to knit in class.
Tuku Honey Socks by Andrea Mowry with Kathy Zimmerman
(skill level intermediate, worked circularly with Magic Loop method)
Teacher’s Name: Kathy Zimmerman
Level of Class: Intermediate
Max Students: 25
Skills Required: Student must be familiar with how to knit a basic sock
Class Description: Tuku Honey Socks, a fun sock design by Andrea Mowry of DREA RENEE KNITS, features a sweet garter center panel running along the front of the foot, framed by honeycomb cables. They are perfect to wear with ankle boots. Come learn the how-to’s for knitting them!
The student will have a “hands-on” opportunity to learn some clever new techniques and begin a pair of these toasty toe-up knitted socks. Techniques to indulge in include:
Turkish cast-on, honeycomb cables, Magic Loop, tubular bind off, and a Fleegle heel. We all know winter is on the way — time to knit up a pair of great-looking socks to keep you cozy or for a memory-making holiday gift! Class supplies for students to bring to class (Kathy will have extra supplies in her market space available to purchase for this class):
Sizes: 1, 2, 3Yarn: a “heavier” fingering weight yarn 325 (375, 450) yards — choose a yarn that knits up to a gauge of 8 sts / 10.5 rows per inch
Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) circular knitting needle, 32” length; US size 0 (2.0 mm) circular knitting needle 32″ length.
NOTE: use the size you need to obtain gauge. You may wish to bring additional needles one size larger, just in case you need them to achieve desired gauge.
Notions: removable locking stitch marker; circular row counter; cable needle; measuring tape; tapestry needle; scissors.
Pattern: A hard copy of the pattern will be purchased by the instructor and provided at no cost to each pre-registered student, to include a downloadable Ravelry pdf code.
Thanks to Andrea Mowry for granting permission to use her pattern for educational purposes.
Making and Using Marles with Bonnie Meanor
Marled yarn is the new/old type of colored yarn. It is popping up on many web sites lately. You can certainly buy this type of yarn if you like the particular color made by that company. I’ll show you how to explore a color that suits your eye as well as a weight of yarn that suits your project and add an intarsia pattern.
You will need two colors of yarn in complementary but contrasting colors in sock weight, light sport or lighter and needles size 4,5 or 6 as well as stitch markers. We will work in the round, so bring double points or a circular needle that will work for magic loop. Self-striping sock and other patterned sock yarn won’t show very well, but if there’s a solid background with minimal splatter of color, you could try using it.
Portuguese Style Knitting with Kim Garver
You will learn the basics of Portuguese style knitting to enhance your knitting – ergonomically and (with practice) speed! Techniques will be dependent on time required for each of these stitches: knit, purl, increasing and decreasing both knitwise and purlwise, casting on and off. I make pendants and instructional videos for participants to reference after the event to further their enrichment of Portuguese knitting.
Detailed Description: Take a journey with me to learn the ancient knitting technique of Andean Knitting aka Portuguese Knitting. Tibetan monks used these knitting techniques long ago, and many peruvian countries still do so. The technique is faster and ergonomically easier on your hands, and can be used with your current knitting method for a switch or independantly. Also, purling is so much faster so the garter stitch is actually faster purling than throwing or continental style knitting. In this workshop we will learn the basics of Portuguese style knitting to enhance our knitting style. Techniques will be dependent on time required for each of these stitches: knit, purl, increasing and decreasing both knitwise and purlwise, casting on and off. I make pendants and instructional videos for participants to reference after the event to further their enrichment of Portuguese knitting.
Portuguese Knitting can be used with your regular knitting style to help give your hands a break ergonomically. Purling is faster than knitting!
Class will focus on stitch techniques with basic knit and purl stitches and continue with increasing and decreasing stitches.
Homework: with a dk weight yarn and needle size 7-9 cast on 25 stitches and k1p1 rows 1-4
purl rows 6,8
And bring this to class.
Introducing Sock Knitting Machines with Kim Garver
Curious how these machines work? Workshop will focus on basics of sock machines and having the opportunity to knit a treasured gift for you. I welcome you to use one of my sock machines.
This workshop is for knitters curious about circular sock knitting machines. Anyone can crank a cozy to put into a double lined tumbler. A simple project to take away from this workshop with an understanding of these wonderful machines. I will have several machines set up and ready for those interested.
Cost: $20.00 includes yarn and tumbler for anyone who wants to make one.
Tumblers are available in 10 & 16 oz sizes. Preorder must be made to ensure availability, I do not stock these in my shop.
Tree of Life Pendant with Nancy Chastain
In this class we will be doing wire wrapping with stones. We will be making a tree of life pendant. You will learn to add beads while making your tree. You will be able to finish and wear this pendant home after class.
No supplies are needed and no homework.
Crochet Wire Necklace with Nancy Chastain
You will be making a necklace from wire and adding beads. Beginner class. You will be doing a chain with a crochet hook and wire while adding beads. The necklace has its own clasp worked into the necklace. You will need a crochet hook size K. Preferably a metal hook. I don’t like to use the hook for yarn after using it with wire as it can get a burr on the metal.
All other supplies with be furnished.
Paint Pour Class with Nancy Chastain
I recently learned to do paint pouring. We will be making a picture on a canvas that I will be furnishing. This is a VERY messy class, wear old clothes or bring an old apron. All supplies will be furnished.
Juju Dolls with Nancy Chastain
You will be making a ju ju doll from beads and wire. The doll can be used as a necklace or keychain. All beads and wire will be furnished.
This is a very easy class and just need your imagination.
Wire Wrapped Bracelet with Nancy Chastain
You will be wire wrapping a stone for a bracelet. All supplies will be furnished.