Classes 2018

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KNIT INN 2018 Class Descriptions
Day From To TEACHER *** means there is a picture of the project CLASS DESCRIPTION Supplies Homework Materials Fee (Payable to TEACHER) LENGTH SKILL LEVEL
Friday 12N 1:30pm Jenn Hendrix Drop Spindle Spinning – Have you ever thought you’d like to spin your own yarn? In this class, students will learn the principles of spinning on a drop spindle. None None $30 includes a drop spindle and wool to spin 1.5 hrs. Beginner/Easy
Friday 12N 1:30pm Ann Moore Beginner’s Knitting Sampler – Knit a sampler with basic knit stitches that you can keep to help you with future projects. Stitches covered will be garter, purl, small seed stitch, large seed stitch, box stitch. Two methods of increasing and decreasing will be practiced. We’ll tag all the stitches in your sampler for future reference. Worsted weight yarn in light color and size 7, 8, or 9 needle. Cast on 20 sts. None 1.5 hrs. Beginner/Easy
Friday 12N 1:30pm Luci Roberts Here Comes Peter Cottontail – Students will be constructing a 3D knitted bunny approximately 7″ x 4″ in time for Easter. 1 skein #3 or #4 weight yarn in your choice of color; needles to match yarn; @15 stitch markers; tapestry small amt. of pink yarn or embroidery floss; poly stuffing Cast on 46 sts. Knit stockinette (purl side will be the right side) for 62 rows. Bind off. No need to weave in ends. Bring rest of yarn with you. None 1.5 hrs. Beginner/Easy
Friday 12N 3pm Carolyn Freshour Passing Colors Scarf*** – This scarf combines two different colors of DK with a long color repeat. One set of colors dances through the foreground while the second set morphs in the background. Crystal Palace Danube DK or any DK with a long color change (NOT variegated). 326 yds. of each of 2 colorways or 652 of one; size 6 needles (9″ or 12″ straight or circular); size G crochet hook; yarn needle Label your skeins A and B. For a 9″ wide scarf: with color A cast of 46 sts. & knit 8 rows.         For a 7″ wide scarf: with color A cast on 34 sts. & knit 8 rows. None 3 hrs. Intermediate
Day From To TEACHER *** means there is a picture of the project CLASS DESCRIPTION Supplies Homework Materials Fee (Payable to TEACHER) LENGTH SKILL LEVEL
Friday 12N 3pm Helen Cogbill Tunisian Knitting (NOT to be confused with Tunisian Crochet) *** – The class with introduce 3 Tunisian stitches which produce a cool open fabric that is appropriate for summer. While these stitches can be difficult, this class will show you how to analyze your knitting technique & see what can be done to make this an easier stitch. You can expect to understand the whys & wherefores of your knitting. Light colored smooth worsted weight yarn & size 7 or 8 needles None None 3 hrs. Intermediate
Friday 1 PM 2:30pm Nancy Groff & Barbara Gambrell Blocking 101 – It’s not finished till it’s blocked – Learn the various techniques for blocking your finished knitted or crocheted project. None None None 1.5 hrs. All Levels
Friday 2 PM 3:30pm Cheryl McLane Needle Felt a 3D Rose*** – This is a good class for a beginner as well as a more experienced needle felter. In this class, you will learn the basic techniques of needle felting & how to needle felt a beautiful 3D rose. Your rose can be attached to a felted purse or project bag. It can also be used as a pin for a garment. The instructions are very clear with pictures for future reference. Materials are included in a class supply kit. (Additional materials will be available for purchase.) None $10 1.5 hrs. All Levels
Friday 2PM 5PM Debra Davis Exploring Cast-ons & Bind-Offs – Introducing some utilitarian and decorative cast-ons that will work for beginning projects or adding stitches midway through. Tips for understanding which cast-on works best for different yarns or projects. We will then learn some bind-offs that work with different projects and yarns. Bring a variety of yarns and needles for practicing. None None 3 hrs. All Levels
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Friday 2PM 5PM Jolie Elder 1 x 1 Wonders – 1 x 1 ribbing is not just for cuffs. There are some very interesting things your can do with it. You will learn tubular cost-on & bind-off that is perfect with this stitch pattern. They will explore splitting & twisting techniques that create unusual sculptural shapes. If time permits, we’ll dip into combination knitting to see how to work ribbing more easily. We will end by looking at the special properties & reversible nature of this ribbing, including cables, lace, intarsia; and its relationship to double-knitting. Smooth, non-splitting, light or bright color yarn; needles appropriate to yarn; double-pointed needles None None 3 hrs. Must know 1 x 1 ribbing
Friday 3:30PM 5PM Julie Norden Knitted Knockers – Knitted knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty & uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets & can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers are soft, comfortable, beautiful, and when placed in a regular bra, they take the shape & feel of a real breast. This is a national project organized by “Knittedknockers.org”. Completed knockers will be donated. 50 grams DK cotton yarn (Cascade Ultra Pima) or other 100% cotton. Locking stitch markers; size 4 DPNs or circular for Magic Loop; or size G crochet hook.   Pre-wound skeins of Cascade Ultra Pima will be available for purchase for $8 each. None None 1.5 hrs. Must know how to knit or crochet in the round.
Friday 3:30PM 5PM Joanna Chantemerle & Lu Barnhardt Mock Cable Scarf – Begin a scarf with a mock cable technique. 220 yards of worsted weight yarn; size 8 straight or circular needles None None 1.5 hrs. Beginner/Easy
Friday 12N 7PM Pat Lorenz Combo Dye a Silk Scarf & Yarn in Crockpot – Dye approx.410 yds. of fingering weight yarn & a silk scarf together in a crockpot. Dyeing process takes @30 min. Leave & pick up finished yarn & scarf after 2 hrs. None Contact Pat Lorenz to schedule your time between Noon & 7pm Contact info will be sent with class confirmation. $45 for yarn, scarf & dyes 30 min. – 1 hr. All Levels
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Saturday 8:30AM 10AM Jolie Elder Garter Tab Beginning – Start your top down shawls at the back of the neck without a true cast-on! The garter tab beginning incorporates the garter edging of your shawl while giving you a spot to start the double increases. Six swatches showing variations on how to work the garter tab will be shown. Smooth, non-splitting, light or bright color yarn; needles appropriate to yarn (non-slippery DPNs are helpful); waste yarn for vertical lifelines & provisional cast-on; split- ring stitch markers or coil- less safety pins optional but helpful. None None 1.5 hrs. Adv. Beg.
Saturday 9AM 5PM Pat Lorenz Combo Dye a Silk Scarf & Yarn in Crockpot – Dye approx.410 yds. of fingering weight yarn & a silk scarf together in a crockpot. Dyeing process takes @30 min. Leave & pick up finished yarn & scarf after 2 hrs. None Contact Pat Lorenz to schedule your time between 9AM and 5PM Contact info will be sent with class confirmation. $45 for yarn, scarf & dyes 30 min. – 1 hr. All Levels
Saturday 9AM 12N Nancy Nielsen Beaded Necklace ***– Knit a gorgeous beaded necklace for yourself or as a gift. Size 3 sharp pointed 10″ or 14″ straight needles. Materials are include in a class supply kit. None $10 3 hrs. Adv. Beg. Must know backward loop cast-on
Saturday 9AM 10:30am Cheryl McLane Needle Felt a Gnome *** – You will learn the basic techniques of needle felting & how to needle felt this adorable little gnome. Your gnome can be attached to a gift package instead of a bow, a free standing little creature, added to your project bag, or used as a pin for a garment. The instructions are very clear with pictures for future reference. Materials are included in a class supply kit. (Additional materials will be available for purchase.) None $10 1.5 hrs. All Levels
Saturday 9AM 12N Claudia Purgason Mitts With A Bavarian Twist – You will learn about Bavarian twisted stitch patterns while making a cute fingerless mitt. You will learn how to read the special charts in which the patterns have most often been designed back in the day. Claudia will bring old books to review designs & patterns. DK or Sport weight yarn; size 3 needles None None Fingerless mitts kits will be available for purchase. 3 hrs. Intermediate
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Saturday 9AM 12N Helen Fischer Crochet Crocodile Clutch Purse*** Crochet this attractive clutch purse for yourself or as a gift. 1 skein of worsted weight yarn; size H crochet hook Chain 70 None 3 hrs. Know how to crochet
Saturday 10:30am 12N Tom Britton Steek with a Geek – Nervous to try a pattern that requires you to cut into your knitted item? It’s not as difficult as you think. Crochet hook, scissors, light color scrap yarn; tapestry needle. Materials are included in a class supply kit. None $10 1.5 hrs. Adv. Beg.
Saturday 2pm 3:30pm Tamara Goff The Sandy Scarf*** – You will knit Tamara’s latest pattern for The Red Scarf Project. Bonus points for students who knit it in red & send to the Project! The pattern is a heavily textured knit/purl/mistake rib combo that is appropriate for beginners. 400-420 yards of worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles. (gauge is 18 sts to 4″) None $4 for pattern 1.5 hrs. Beginner/Easy
Saturday 2pm 5PM Shari Frazier Spinning on the Drop Spindle – Learn these spinning techniques: drafting; attaching fiber to the spindle; park & draft method; continuous spinning; storing the yarn on the shaft; taking the yarn off the spindle; Andean Plying bracelet technique (2ply); Navaho Plying (3ply). Materials are included in a class supply kit. None $25 includes a top-whorl drop spindle & 1 oz. of fiber. More fiber will be available for purchase. 3 hrs. Beginner/Easy
Saturday 2pm 5PM Carolyn Freshour Fair Isle Knit Cowl*** – Have you thought about trying Fair Isle knitting but been intimidated by the thought of a whole sweater? Come try it on this cowl – it’s easier and takes much less time. You will be knitting in the round; will learn to read a chart and to carry yarn across the back of your knitting in a neat, consistent way. Worsted weight yarn: 1 skein EACH of 3 different colors of our choice – (1 main color & 2 contrasting colors), stitch marker, yarn needle Cast on 120 stitches with main color; join in the round being careful not to twist, place stitch marker at beginning of round. Knit 5 rounds of K1, P1 across. None 3 hrs. Intermediate
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Saturday 2pm 5PM Claudia Purgason German Short Row Heel (Boomerang Heel) – Students will knit a baby sock with a new heel technique. German short row heels are also known as the Boomerrnad or Kylie Heel or as “Bumerangferse” (the German word for it). It’s quite popular over there and one of Claudia’s favorite heels! It’s mail features are that it can be worked as an afterthought heel if needed, has a snuggle fit and is easy to knot. The German short row heel can be worked on any number of stitches. You will learn how to use the so called Double Stitch. This short row technique does not use a wrap & turn. DK or Sport weight yarn; size 3 needles None Sock kits will be available for purchase 3 hrs. Know how to knit in the round with DPNs, Magic Loop, or 2 circulars; other Adv. Beginner skills
Saturday 2pm 5PM Trudy Pimental Knitted Market Bag – You will be knitting a cotton, washable market tote bag. Some states already have a law that eliminates plastic bags so this market bag will be very useful. You will learn how to make I-cord straps and how to work the decreases at the bottom of the bag using DPNs. Size 7 or 8 16″ circular needles or 4 DPNs; 300 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn. CO 100 sts. Joining in the round without twisting and place marker at beginning of round. Work 6 rounds of garter stitch (knit 1 round, purl 1 round) None 3 hrs. Adv. Beg
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Sunday 9 am 10:30am Jenn Hendrix Needle Felt a Penguin – Students will learn sculptural needle felting and will make an adorable penguin. Materials are included in a class supply kit. None $10 1.5 hrs. Beginner/Easy
Sunday 9am 11am Nancy Minor Experimenting with Stitch Patterns*** – This class will show you how you can experiment with different stitch patterns to get a completely different look using a favorite pattern. This is not an experts way, but Nancy’s way using trial & error and possible ripping out. Demonstration on how using different stitch patterns can completely change the look of the diagonal sweater – a classic. Class will involve trying different stitch patterns to see how they work together and what to think about in deciding which patterns to use. Yarn in 2 light/bright/medium contrasting colors in DK or worsted; (to differentiate patterns when trying sample patterns)appropriate sized needles.If you decide to make the diagonal sweater, you will eventually need 2 long cable needles the same size but not necessary for class. If you have any stitch pattern books, bring them(put your name on books). Cable needle to try cables. Diagonal Sweater pattern will be available. None None 1.5-2 hrs. Basic knitting knowledge & an adventurous attitude.
Sunday 9am 12N Debra Davis Knit Yourself Some Jewelry – Need some quick gift ideas for the holidays? Try your hand at knitting wire to create stunning jewelry. Bring several of Sizes 1-6 double point needles; beads if you have or old jewelry to recycle. Other materials are included In a class supply kit. Must know backward loop/E cast on. $12 for enough wire for 2 pair and beads for 1 pair of earrings or a pendant. 3 hrs. Adv. Beg
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Sunday 9am 12N Dawn McKoy Magic Loop Hat – Before learning the magic loop technique, you will learn how to customize your hat using your gauge swatch and head measurement. Learn to cast on in Rib! 100grams of yarn in any weight you choose (small hats will use less); circular needle at least 40″ cable in size appropriate to yarn; measuring tape; tapestry needle & marker. If making a hat for someone else, be sure to measure their head at the eyebrows & height of head from middle of the ear to top. Knit a 5″ x 5″ swatch in the yarn you will be using to make your hat. Use the same needles you will use for the hat. None 3 hrs. Adv Beg. To Intermediate
Sunday 9am 12N Nancy McFarlane Cable Needle Freedom – Learn to read a basic cable chart & how to cable without a cable needle. You will work on two swatches & then start the beginning of either a head band or a hat. Basic knitting supplies plus 8 stitch markers. Small amt of light color worsted weight yarn for swatches; size 8 & 9 needles; plus 220 yds of smooth light WW yarn to make headband or hat. WW yarn & size 8 needles make: Swatch 1: cast on 14 sts. Row 1 – *P2 K4 across sts end with P2.   Row 2:Knit the knits, purl the purls. Leave yarn attached. Swatch 2: cast on 18 sts. Row 1(rs) – P2 K6 across sts ending with P2. Row 2 – Knit the knits, purl the purls. Leave yarn attached. Swatch 3: Using the yarn for your headband or hat & size 9 needle cast on 38 sts. Row 1 (was) K2, place marker (PM), *K4, P6 repeat from * twice end K4, PM, K2. Leave yarn attached. None 3 hrs. Adv. Beg
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Sunday 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 12N Pat Lorenz Design your own silk scarf using instant color set dyes & leave the class wearing your new creation. No mess technique using multiple dye colors. None None $20 for either an 11″ x 60″ or 8″ x 72″ silk scarf (and dyes used). If time allows, additional scarves can be dyed for an extra fee. Additional materials will be available for purchase to take home. 1 hr. Easy
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