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February 8, 2013
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Are you like me? When you first heard of the Zigzagger skirt,  designed by Michelle Hunter and featured in Knitter's Magazine No. 109; perhaps you thought, "Me? In a knitted skirt? I don't think so!"

Well, you need to think again!
Just a few of the Knitting Temptations staff modeling their new favorite skirt! Guess who is wearing which version!

Left to Right: Zauberwolle & Simplicity; Zauberwolle & Kauri; Zauberwolle & Simplicity; Zauberwolle & Kauri

A big thanks to our photographer, customer Kathy Sullivan!

Happy Knitting,

Thank you to everyone who voiced an opinion for the next Michelle Hunter Mystery Sock offering at Knitting Temptations.

The winner is TOE UP! Watch for details on dates/times in a future edition of our Tempting Tidbits Enews!

Join Michelle in April for the next installation of the Progressive Needles Knit Along. Tune in to Michelle's  knitpurlhunter.com website on April 4th at 9am EDT for the fun to begin! No registration required.  It's FREE! 


Each pattern segment, revealed one at a time on the Thursdays in April, is full of stitches and techniques designed to grow your knitting skills.  Every skill is supported with online video tutorials - it's like having a knitting tutor 24/7!


Fabulous prizes are generously furnished by the sponsor, Skacel Collection.


Knit-along with friends near and far and stay connected with Michelle and other KAL'ers in her Ravelry Group!



We have a great selection of the yarn and addi needles; get your KAL supplies at  shop.knittingtemptations.com! Or as always, we'd love to see you in the shop!  


April KAL - Two Color Shawlette

Yarn:  CoBaSi by Hikoo, 220 yards per 50g skein - 3 skeins; 2 Main Color, 1 Contrasting Color


Needles: addi US 6 (4mm) needles, straight or circular, or size needed to achieve gauge of 7 stitches per inch in stockinette.


Class offerings are subject to change. Please check the Events Calendar for changes or additions to our class schedule.

You may register in person or by calling the shop at 614/734-0618. As a courtesy to our teachers and other students, we require that you make payment in full when you register.

Use the class level and prerequisite information found here to help you determine if a class is right for you. 

Join us for one of our many class offerings. There's something here for everyone!



$75 - supplies included (loom and yarns)

One 3-hour class

Teacher: Constance Hall
Class level: Beginner
Learn to weave on the fun and easy-to-use Cricket Loom. Have you always wanted to learn to weave but were worried about the time and space involved? Would you love to make some quick projects with the stash you have? Then Rigid Heddle Weaving on the Cricket is for you. No weaving experience is needed. 

We will warp the Cricket with cotton and weave a set of coasters. Skills learned will be WARPING, WEAVING, WEAVING MULTIPLE ITEMS ON ONE WARP, FRINGE, and FINISHING. Students need to bring scissors, and paper (for example: a roll of craft paper, grocery bags, or 10 sheets of printer paper). Yarns are provided.


Saturday, February 23, 10:30am - 1:30pm

(other dates available; please see the Events Calendar)




$65 - ALL supplies included

One 2-hour class

Teacher: Constance Hall

Class level: Beginner

Have you always wanted to spin your own yarn? Or do you know how to spin, but have questions about spinning? Maybe you simply would like to brush up on your spinning skills? Then this Beginning Spinning class is for you!

We will spin on spindles and learn about fiber and how twist makes yarn. Then we will take that new knowledge and spin on the Schacht spinning wheels at Knitting Temptations. Everything is provided for you to use in class.


If you have your own spindle or spinning wheel, you are welcome to bring it and you can learn to make them work for you. If you have tools you would like to learn how to use, bring those as well.


Saturday, February 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

(other dates available; please see the Events Calendar)  





$130 - ALL supplies included

One 5-hour workshop

Teacher: Constance Hall

Class level: Beginner

NO KNITTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR INVOLVED! Nuno felting techniques are fun and simple to learn. In this workshop, Constance will lead you in the transformation of a base of silk with layers  of hand dyed wool fiber, art yarns, silk ribbons, and bits of fabric into a  wonderful lightweight scarf. We will start with the design and layout. Once you are satisfied with the design, the felting and fulling process will merge the layers into an amazing fabric with lovely texture. This fabric will drape and bend, not like the thick felted fabric you are used to. In the end, your silk scarf will be a one-of-a-kind creation. All silk and felting supplies are provided. 


Sunday, February 24, 11:30am - 4:30pm

(other dates available; please see the Events Calendar





$75 - pattern and supplies extra
Three 2-hour classes
Teacher: Megan Bohlander

Class level: Intermediate


This beautiful cabled hat has a very unique construction so if you've made hats before, this might be a fun change for you! Students should have basic understanding of increases, picking up stitches, and knitting cables.


Supplies needed include:

* Isager book entitled "Hat Ladies"

* 2 skeins Isager Strik fingering-weight yarn (about 600 yds)

* US 4 and US 6 needles

* cable needle


Please purchase your supplies before coming to the first class.


Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm on:

Class 1: February 27

Class 2: March 13

Class 3: March 27   





$25 - yarn included; hook extra

One 2-hour class

Teacher: Megan Bohlander or Elaine Sparks 

Class level: Beginner


Learn chain stitches, half double and double crochet, and triple crochet. Note: Crochet is an incredibly useful skill for knitters - consider bringing the power of the crochet hook to your knitting projects! Students need to bring or purchase a crochet hook size G or H.


Saturday, February 28, 10:30am - 12:30pm

(other dates available; please see the  Events Calendar)


$80 - yarn provided; other supplies extra
Three 2-hour classes
Teacher: Kristen Bucci
Class level: Easy

This class is designed to build a foundation of the fundamentals of knitting. Students must be comfortable with knitting basics including cast-on, knit and purl stitches, and binding off.

During the course of the lessons students work on swatches and small items to understand the importance of gauge and how the proper yarn and needles for projects.

We provide the yarn. Students will need US 7 and US 5 straight or circular needles, as well as 32" US 2 circular needle. There is no pre-work for this class, but there is homework between classes, so please plan accordingly.

Mondays, 1:30pm - 3:30pm, on:
Class 1: March 4
Class 2: March 18
Class 3: April 1



$25 - all supplies included

One 2-hour class

Teacher: Megan, Kristen, or Elaine 

Class level: Beginnner


As the name implies, Knitting 101 is for the Complete and Utter beginner! In this single class, you will learn the knitting basics of how to cast  on,  knit, purl, and bind off. We loan students the needles and yarn to   learn and practice in class. By the end, you'll be ready to make a simple project on you own. For further learning, take Knitting 102.  


Tuesday, March 5, 10:30am - 12:30pm

(other dates available; please see the  Events Calendar)



$80 - pattern included; supplies extra

Three 2-hour classes 
Teacher: Kristen Bucci 

Class level: Intermediate


Toe-up socks are all the rage! Why toe-up? By starting at the toe, no grafting is required! Also, there is no need to fret over yardage since the leg is knit from the bottom up until the yarn is gone! Students MUST HAVE previous sock and magic loop experience - a perfect follow up to Beginning Sock.

During the first class, students learn a special cast on for the toe and begin knitting a simple, classic design for the foot. In the second class, students learn a short row heel technique. The third class covers two bind-off methods.
Supplies needed include: 400-450 yds of a light, semi-solid fingering-weight yarn, and a 32" circular needle size US 1 or US 2.

There is no pre-work for this class, but there is homework between classes, so please plan accordingly. Please purchase your supplies before coming to the first class.


Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm on:

Class 1: March 6 

Class 2: March 20

Class 3: April 3    





$25 - yarn provided, Tunisian hook extra

One 2-hour class

Teacher: Elaine Sparks

Class level: Easy


This method is said to combine knitting and crocheting. Students will learn the basic stitches - simple stitch, forward pass and return pass as well as the Tunisian knit stitch. Yarn will be provided for practice. Please bring a Tunisian Crochet Hook in size G, H, I, or J; hooks are available for purchase at Knitting Temptations.

Thursday, March 7, 10:30 - 12:30pm


$50 - pattern included; supplies extra

Two 2-hour classes

Teacher: Megan Bohlander

Class level: Intermediate

Students will learn stranded colorwork as they make fingerless mitts with touches of classic fair isle design. Students must be comfortable working both the knit and purl stitches, knitting in the round, and have completed a project or two on their own.


Supplies needed include:

* Yarn: Classic Alpaca is suggested; 2 balls of 220 yds sport-weight yarn for main color;  1 ball or 110 yds sport-weight yarn for contract color

* 32" circular needles in US 1.5 and US 2 for magic loop knitting

* Notions:

   - stitch markers

   - highlighter tape (optional) 

   - stitch holder or scrap yarn

   - tapestry needle


Please purchase your supplies prior to coming to the first class.


Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm on:

Class 1: March 7

Class 2: March 21  






$25 - pattern included; supplies extra
One 2-hour class
Teacher: Megan Bohlander

Class level: Intermediate

This one-skein wonder is a perfect introduction to bead work in knitting. Students will learn to apply beads with a crochet hook. Knitters should have knowledge of cast-on, bind-off, decreases and yarning over. 

Supplies needed include: 1 skein of Malabrigo Lace, 470 yds. or appropriate substitute (gauge: 7 to 8 sts per inch), 24" or 32" US 8 circular needle, and a size 14 steel crochet hook. Also needed are approximately 728 size 8/0 seed beads (note: we do not carry beads at Knitting Temptations -- find them at 1 Stop Bead shop). Please purchase your supplies before coming to the first class.


Saturday, March 9, 10:30am - 12:30pm OR

Tuesday, March 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm 





$25 - pattern and supplies extra
One 2-hour class
Teacher: Megan Bohlander

Class level: Easy

Entrelac is a technique used to create a textured diamond pattern. The resulting fabric looks like woven knitted strips, but is actually knitted in one piece. The technique looks more difficult than it is! This scarf is the perfect introduction to entrelac.

Supplies needed include: 2-4 skeins of Noro Silk Garden or Kureyon, and US 8 needles (straight or circular).

Saturday, March 16, 10:30am - 12:30pm