June is a time to practice new skills on small projects. After a fun day in the garden or on the golf course, settle into your favorite chair with a cool beverage and try something new.
You've mastered knit and purl, how about trying your first triangular scarf? The Concerto scarf is a perfect first shaping project, with plenty of practice for yarn over increases, then finishes with a pretty picot edge. This quick project is perfect for on the go knitting. One ball of Kid Cotton Ombre - or other nice cotton or cotton blend yarn - and size 5, 32" circular needle and 4 stitch markers is all you need. Cast on with Joan
June 2 at 11:00
, then follow up
June 30 at 11:00
to learn the picot bind off. Class fee is $20, or free with purchase of yarn!
There are many ways to increase the number of stitches. Each one looks different. Knowing which one to use when can make all the difference in your work. Explore increases with Joan on
June 1 at 2:00 p.m. Bring your favorite solid color worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 needles. Class fee is $20.
And decreases also come in many forms. Learn the ins and outs of decreases with Joan on
June 8 at 2:00. Bring your favorite solid color worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 needles. Class fee is $20.
Ready for a new sock pattern? Hermoine's Everyday Socks are a nice cuff down, heel flap design that works well with solid or patterning sock yarn. Choose a great yarn from our large selection and cast on with Joan at
June 9. The class continues every Friday for 4 weeks as you work step by step through the sock architecture. You'll also need size 1 DPNs or 2 - size 1 24" circular needles if you prefer that method. Class fee is $40, or FREE with the purchase of yarn for the class.
Summit Hill is a lovely crocheted cowl made with fingering weight yarn and a size F or G crochet hook. We are using Mirasol Khusku, a blend of wool and bamboo for this project, and the resulting fabric is sure to please! Class fee of $45 includes the yarn and pattern, but not the hook. The finished cowl looks like a knitted garment, but takes half the time to make! A perfect pattern to make over and over for gifts. Monday, June 12th at 2 pm, and again on Tuesday, June 27th at 2 pm.
Here's a sweet little project that illustrates two techniques, the Simple
Steek Mug Cozy! First, master stranded or fair isle knitting to create a great design
ting in the round. You will need size 5 and 7 needles, either double point or 32"
circular if you prefer magic loop. The project requires only 35 yards of the main
and less than 5 yards each of 2 contrasting colors. The class is 2 sessions. The first session, on
June 15 at 3:00 p.m.
will focus on stranded knitting, especially
holding two yarns at the same time. The second session is
June 22 at 3:00
when we will steek the cozy, by reinforcing and cutting a vertical opening. Bring your yarn and pay only a class fee of $40, or purchase the main color and the class is free!
Join Judy on Tuesday, June 20th at 2 pm, and again on Monday, June 26th at 2 pm to knit a lacy scarf with Online Supersocke Cotton yarn and size 6 or 7 needles. This is a quick lace project that you will enjoy knitting. Class fee of $40 includes yarn and pattern, but not the needles.