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381 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT  06035    (860)653-9700   
Email: marjisyarnmail@sbcglobal.net   www.marjisyarncrafts.com
Fall/Winter Hours (Sept-March): Tuesday 10-7, Wed.-Sat. 10-5    
Spring/Summer Hours (April-Labor Day): Tues.-Fri. 10-5, Saturday 10-3 
Save these dates!
It's All About the Yarn!  March 25, 2017
Lunch & learn - Laura McSweeney (of Creative Fibers) and Marji LaFreniere (of Marji's Yarncrafts)  team up to talk about yarn and patterns - our favorites and why, how to know a good yarn from a not-so-good yarn and how & why to pick a pattern and yarn to get the result you are looking for.  More details to follow!

I-91 Shop Hop 2017  June 22 - 25
Plans are already well underway for this year's fun shop hop! Make plans now for a fun road trip with some knitting friends, or a patient spouse! 


New Winter Classes!

German Twisted- or Old Norwegian Cast-On
Learn to do a really different, really cool cast-on that is stretchier than any other! Optional, but useful if you are going to take the Brioche Cowl class.
Saturday 2-3:30pm    January 21    $12.
 
Finesse your HAT knitting skills with Tubular Cast-On!
Using the tubular cast-on method leaves you with a nice, rounded, elastic edge that is just lovely on hats and nice on sweaters, too. Pick a hat to begin in class, or just learn the technique for the future.
Saturday 2-4pm    January 28    $16.

Intro to Brioche Cowl
Tr y out brioche knitting with this simple cowl and learn about how this stitch works! Our model cowl is done in two colors, but you can customize yours.  (Take the German Twisted Cast-On workshop first, and you can try it out on this cowl!)
Thursdays 7-9pm     Jan. 26 & Feb. 2     $32.


Favorite Mittens
Everyone should have a pair of handknitted mittens! This class will focus on a simple mitten that you can make in many sizes. If you haven't made mittens yet, this is a good basic class with techniques that you will use in many projects. Two times available:
Saturdays 1-2:30pm    February 11 & 18    $24
OR
Thursdays 5:30-7pm    February 9 & 16    $24

Sweet Crochet Heart
Crochet an adorable 3-D heart for your Valentine! You'll learn how to use the magic loop method of starting crochet, and the invisible finishing method to create a more polished ending. Pattern by  "Little Yarn Tales". Class is suitable for beginners and experienced crocheters alike!
Sunday 1-3pm February 12    $16

Crochet Linen Stitch Scarf
Such a basic and simple stitch - such a beautiful result!! You can make a traditional scarf, or an infinity loop. Learn how to do a foundation single crochet, which is a great substitute for the usual chain beginning. 
Wednesdays 7-9pm    February 8 & 22    $32


Lopi Sweater
Learn to knit one of these beautiful, traditional sweaters! Simple construction, beautiful colorwork and warm, warm yarn! We have picked some lovely patterns to choose from, but you a re free to choose your own because the basic construction will be the same. Plus, almos t no  finishing!! Our model is in worsted weight Lopi, but you could also use the bulkier weight for a warmer "outdoor sweater".
Wednesdays 7-8:30pm    February 15, March 1, 8, 15    $48

Spring Bunnies (or foxes, elephants, kitties, monkeys....)
Perfect timing for a Spring birthday present, or an Easter bunny! Come learn the finer points of making these adorable animals and their equally adorable outfits!!
Thursdays 7-8:30pm   
February 16 & 23, March 2 & 9    $48


Crochet for Knitters!!
Do you avoid knitting patterns that call for crochet finishing? Fear the crochet cast-on? Wish you could add a little decorative edge to your knitting? This hands-on class will teach you the basics you need for adding crochet to your knitting!
Sunday 1-3pm  February 19    $16

Baa-ble Hat
Of course you've seen this cute hat on Ravelry or Pinterest! Make it for yourself or as a gift, either way it will get used a lot! If you haven't tried fair-isle knitting before, this project is a nice choice. Pattern from Donna Smith.
Saturdays 1-3pm    February 25 & March 4    $32



French Cancan Shawl
Just in time for spring, this pretty, lacy shawl wil be your go-to. Ours is made in a beautiful linen-silk-alpaca blend that is comfortable on the skin and will be wearable year-round. Pattern from Mademoiselle C.
Thursdays 7-9pm   March 16 & 23     $32


Mini Reversible Duck-to-Bunny

One side is a bunny, the other is a duck! This fun little project is sure to delight. Think Spring!! Pattern from Susan B. Anderson.
Saturdays 1-3pm    March 11 & 18    $32

Crochet, Chat & Get Help.....
Sundays 1-3pm
March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23    $32
or $10 drop-in
Knit, Chat & Get Help.....
Tuesdays 7-9pm
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31    $40
February 7, 14, 21, 28    $32
March 7, 14, 21, 28    $32

Fridays 12-2pm
January 6, 13, 20, 27    $32
February 3, 10, 17, 24    $32
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31    $40

Saturdays KNITTING FOR ALL AGES 9:30-11am
January 7, 14, 21, 28    $32
February 11, 18, 25   $24
March 4, 11, 18, 25    $32

ALL  of these CLASSES ARE $10 WALK-IN FEE IF YOU'D PREFER NOT TO TAKE THE WHOLE SESSION!

You must register in advance for all classes with a 50% non-refundable deposit.   A deposit may be credited only if you cancel two weeks prior to start of class.  There are no make-ups for missed classes.  Any classes cancelled to weather or emergency will be rescheduled.   A materials list will be provided prior to start of class.   CLASS PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE MATERIALS UNLESS NOTED.