Tempting Tidbits - September 20, 2019
A Note From Karen

Fall is a great time for learning! Children are back in school, college students are (hopefully) attending their classes and now it is time for you! 

We have an array of new classes, visiting teachers and fantastic yarns! 

  • Michelle Hunter’s final KAL is quickly approaching. Be sure to select your yarn as soon as possible! 
  • Beth Brown Reinsel’s classes are filling quickly. Please call the shop if you want to attend any class or the entire weekend.
  • Linda has many holiday project classes scheduled.
  • Becky is teaching technique classes as well as a fun mitten class.
  • Kristen and Jenny are teaching again!
  • Vogue Knitting Live Columbus promises to be a spectacular event in early November. Check Vogue Knitting Live for all the information!

All the details are included in this newsletter.

Hoping to see you soon!
Michelle is taking a sabbatical from knit-alongs to travel and spend time with her ever-expanding family. We hope you will join Michelle for her last hurrah,  Audition . The first clue will be posted at 9am on Thursday, October 10 at knitpurlhunter.com . This KAL is a celebration of great stitches and a new yarn from Skacel.

If you love to “try out” new stitch patterns, then Audition is a KAL you won’t want to miss! This generously sized asymmetrical shawl debuts four unique stitch patterns. Each pattern features interesting stitches along with improved ways to execute old standards.
 
The shawl is knit using the lovely shades of Simplicity Spray or Simplicity Tonal by HiKoo and is paired with two skeins of a solid HiKoo Simplicity. (Both of these solid skeins MUST be the same color). Simplicity Spray is wound in huge 200 gram cakes and dyed with a brand new technique for an exceptional color palette. 
 
While the shawl design is a mystery, it is no secret that video tutorials and daily support are available all throughout the knit along. 

Yarns are available online or in the shop.
 
Supplies:
456 yards of Main Color
234 yards of Contrasting Color
 
Suggested HiKoo® Yarns:

MC (Option 1):  Simplicity Spray ; 55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon; 456 yards per 200 gram cake, 1 cake.

OR

MC (Option 2):  Simplicity Tonal , 55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon; 117 yards per 50 gram hank, 4 hanks of the same color.

WITH

CC:  Simplicity solid , 55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon; 117 yards per 50 gram hank, 2 hanks of the same color.

Note: Simplicity Tonal or Simplicity Multi could be used in place of Simplicity Spray for the MC, but will require 4 hanks to achieve proper yardage.
 
US 7 (4.5 mm) 24" - 32" circular  or size to obtain gauge
Locking stitch markers
Tapestry needle
SAVE THE DATE!!

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE MICHELLE’S MORE THAN TWENTY SUCCESSFUL KALS

November 8
1:00-7:00pm

Michelle will join us as we reminisce about her beautiful designs that guided us through so many new techniques, skills and stitches We will have all of Michelle’s books and many patterns available for purchase and personalization . However, if you own a copy of a Knit Purl Hunter book or pattern, you are welcome to bring it with you to be autographed by Michelle.

Refreshments will be served.

*Please register to attend this event by calling the shop (614.734.0618) or emailing knit2temptations@gmail.com. 
A Knitting Weekend with Beth Brown-Reinsel
Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13
Knitting Temptations hosts
A Weekend of
Traditional European Knitting Techniques
with Beth Brown-Reinsel

Beth Brown-Reinsel has been passionately teaching historic knitting workshops nationally, as well as internationally, for 30 years. Her book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic. She has completed three DVDs and a Craftsy class on Swedish Twined Knitting. Beth loves to prowl the storage section of museums around the world to look at old knitted items for inspiration for her patterns and classes. Her classes are well known for the tiny sampler sweater projects which teach technique within the context of a garment. Her articles and designs have appeared in the major magazines. She continues to design for her own pattern line Knitting Traditions . Beth's website, blog, and eNewsletter can be found at www.knittingtraditions.com. She lives in Vermont, USA and loves New England winters!

Special Pricing of $425 is extended to those who wish to join us for ALL THREE WORKSHOPS!
Introduction to Twined Knitting
Workshop Fee: $115
Saturday, October 12
9am-12pm
Continental Breakfast Provided

Class Description:
Curious about the 400 year-old Swedish technique of Twined Knitting? This unusual method of knitting produces a very warm, firmly elastic fabric and motifs not possible in any other type of knitting. In this three hour class, students knit one of a pair of wristers while learning a traditional cast-on, twined knitting, twined purling, and patterning (the "O" stitch, the Crook stitch, and motifs that combine these, and the Chain Path). Learn how to manage your yarns so that untwisting becomes a cinch! Reading Twined Knitting charts is also included. 

Length: 3 hours

Level:  Intermediate. Must be comfortable with double pointed needles or working with two circulars. Ability to knit English style (yarn held in the right hand) is very helpful, but not required.

Supply List:
  • Yarn for this class will be provided by Knitting Temptations
  • One set of size 6 or 7 (4 or 4.5 mm) double pointed needles or two circulars of any length.
  • Stitch markers, sticky notes or a magnetic board to keep one's place on the chart.
Latvian Wristers:  A Study of Latvian Mitten Cuff Techniques

Course Description:
Using wristers as a template, some of the beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in this class. Knit one of a pair of wristers to learn the following techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid and many subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid. A traditional motif is incorporated in the main part of the wrister, as well as a picot edge at the end. Additional techniques to be discussed include yarn dominance, knitting with two yarns in the right hand or a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three colors and setting up the knitting for color changes in the braids.

Length: 3 hours

Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with double point needles, Magic Loop, or working with two circular needles) 

Supply List:
  • Yarn for this class will be provided by Knitting Temptations
  • One set of size 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles or two circulars of any length. If you are proficient in the magic loop or working with two circulars, bring the appropriate needles.
  • Tapestry needle and stitch markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the text or chart.
Traditional Gansey Techniques
 Workshop Fee: $225
Sunday, October 13 9am-4pm
Continental Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Class Description:
Students will learn how to construct a Gansey, a sweater form prevalent in the 19th century and early part of the 20th century among the fishermen of the British Isles. A small scale sweater will be knitted using traditional construction techniques including the classic Channel Island cast-on, split welts, seam stitches, traditional knit/purl patterns, the underarm gusset, the perpendicular shoulder join, picked-up sleeves, and three choices for the collar. Alternative methods to these techniques will also be explored.  

Length: 1 day (6 hours)

Level:  Intermediate (must be proficient with double point needles, Magic Loop, or working with two circulars)

Supply List:
  • Yarn for this class will be provided by Knitting Temptations.
  • One set of four 8" long (shorter is OK) dp needles, US size 5 (3.75mm).
  • One set of four or five 8" long (shorter is OK) dp needles, US size 7 (4.5mm)
  • Optional: 11 1/2" or 12" (30 cm) circular needle US size 7 (4.5 mm)
  • stitch markers
  • contrasting waste yarn
  • sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the chart. 

(If you prefer using the Magic Loop or 2 circulars, bring the appropriate needles.)
Call the shop today to reserve your spot for these classes!
Knit for the Love

Please join us September 28 to make afghan sections for Warm Up America. We know that it may not seem like it now, but cold weather is coming! Our goal is to make 98 rectangles. We'd love your help! For more information, please call the shop.

UPDATE: We have received 34 sections out of our goal of 98! There is still time to help with this great project!

Warm Up America! was founded by Evie Rosen in the early 1990s. Evie’s vision was to provide an innovative way for yarn enthusiasts to donate 7” by 9” sections which when joined together made finished afghans. This seed of an idea has blossomed over the years into a national program which has provided comfort and warmth to hundreds of thousands of people in need during their most difficult of times. Learn more about Warm Up America! here.

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Do you sometimes think, "I don't need another hat, scarf or cowl, but I love to knit!" What about “knitting for the love” of it? Knit for the love of people going through chemo, women who have had mastectomies, premature babies or those who are homeless. Knit for anyone in need, just for the love of knitting.

Knitting Temptations is encouraging knitters to come together and knit for others on the fourth Saturday of each month from 1-3pm. We will focus on a different charity/project each month. We will deliver the finished projects.
Laine Magazine

Issue 9 is on the way! Reserve your copy!
This is the last issue!

Get your issue in the shop or in our online store .

Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit & Nordic lifestyle magazine. The folks at Laine cherish natural fibers, slow living, local craftsmanship and a beautiful, uncomplicated and peaceful lifestyle. Their intention is to inspire us to gather and share, to be part of a community of like-minded knitters, makers and thinkers from near and far. Knitting is more than just knit, knit, purl. It is a feeling.

Laine includes patterns from the leading knitwear designers; insightful, long-format stories from the world of wool; interviews, exciting travel articles, seasonal recipes and strong, visual storytelling.
CRAZY

Another shipment of Crazy is here! Come get yours before it is gone! Some of the suggested patterns are  Nightshift,   Shiftalong , The Shift , Shifty and   Montana Mountain  by Andrea Mowry.

See information about The Shift Cast On Parties below.

The whole idea of Crazy is that it is unpredictable, so be prepared to knit something random and fun!
Tuesdays - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fridays - 10am-Noon

Knitting Temptations offers two opportunities for friends to gather and create. We welcome all fiber artists, including knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, felters and others of all skill levels. Bring your project and join your creative friends for support and advice.

A member of the staff will be available to answer questions and offer limited guidance. Problems requiring more assistance may be scheduled for a later time.
Knit Kit

A Must for Every Knitter!

Life can be so much easier when preparations are made. Our advice is to assemble a knit kit for your knitting projects. If you need help picking the best container or items, we can assist with that! Items to include are:

Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle, Waste Yarn, Tape Measure, Scissors, Point Protectors, Pen, Paper, Post-it Notes, Row Counter, Needle Gauge, Fix-It Tool or crochet hook (appropriate to needle size).
Classes

You may register for classes in person or by calling the shop at 614.734.0618 during regular business hours. We ask that you make payment in full when registering.

It is our policy that unless we specify otherwise, students in our classes MUST purchase their yarn and other class supplies at Knitting Temptations.
INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING
Class fee: $30 - yarn and needles provided for class
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Karen Wilkins, Beth Hanson, Becky Creighton
Skill level: Beginner Knitting

This class is designed for the person who has no prior experience with knitting. Instructors will teach knitting basics: casting on, knitting, purling and binding off the work. Yarn and needles are provided to practice in class. By the end of class, students will have a swatch to take home. Students will be given the opportunity to start a simple washcloth pattern.
This class prepares students for Beyond Intro to Knitting and future projects.

Saturday, October 5, 9-11am
Monday, October 7, 2-4pm
Tuesday, October 15, 6-8pm
Saturday, October 26, 9-11am
BEYOND INTRO TO KNITTING
Class fee: $30
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Karen Wilkins, Beth Hanson
Skill level: Beginner Knitting

While teachers will review basic knitting skills, this class is designed for students who execute confidently the knit and purl stitches, casting on and binding off their work. Participants will gain new skills to determine gauge, read simple knitting instructions and to select yarn and needles for projects. Students will begin knitting a skill appropriate project.

Teacher and Students will pick out supplies together.

Tuesday, September 24, 6-8pm
Monday, October 14, 2-4pm
Tuesday, October 29, 6-8pm
INTRODUCTION TO CROCHET
Class fee: $30 - yarn and crochet hook provided for class
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Elaine Sparks
Skill level: Beginner Crochet

This class is designed for the person who has no experience with crochet! Instructors will teach the technique of holding a crochet hook with yarn and demonstrate the chain, single, half double and double crochet stitches. While practicing these stitches, students will create a sample of their work. Students will be given the opportunity to begin a beginner washcloth. This class prepares students for Beyond Intro to Crochet and future projects.

Saturday, October 19, 9-11am
Saturday, November 16, 11am-1pm
BEYOND INTRO TO CROCHET
Prerequisite for this class: Knowledge of how to chain and create basic stitches.
Class fee: $30, supplies extra
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Debbie Moore
Skill Level: Beginner Crochet

While teachers will review basic crochet skills, this class is designed for students who execute confidently the chain, single, half double and double crochet stitches. Students will learn to read simple crochet instructions and will begin crocheting a scarf.

Monday, September 23, 2-4pm
Monday, October 21, 2-4pm
Monday, November 18, 2-4pm
CARLY'S BRIOCHE HEAD BAND
Saturday, September 21, 11am-1:30pm
Class fee: $45, supplies extra
One 2.5-hour class
Instructors: Carly Rae Thomas
Skill Level: Intermediate or adventurous beginner

Brioche knitting has become widely popular, but many knitters feel intimidated by the method to create the squishy, ribbed fabric. Carly has designed this chunky headband to introduce intermediate knitters (or adventurous beginners) to brioche without the use of purl stitches. Students will be taught a provisional cast on, and the 3-needle bind off will be demonstrated. 

Supplies:
  • One skein Baah Sequoia
  • US 9 (5.5mm) 24” circular
  • US 10 (6mm) 24” circular
  • Additional US 9 (5.5) needle (for three needle bind off)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Tape measure
SAMI BRACELET WORKSHOP
Saturday, September 28
10am-3pm
Instructor: Linda Mihely
Difficulty: Beginner
Class fee: $80
Bracelet supplies included, other supplies extra

In this one-day class, you will make your own Sami bracelet with the traditional materials from Sweden. You will learn the basic braid and the bracelet construction techniques. Several leather color choices (besides the traditional black) are available. You will make your bracelet entirely by hand! Once you know the basics, your imagination can take flight and you can create layered braids.
 
Basic experience with needle-and-thread, hand sewing is necessary. It is recommended that you bring a thimble, sharp small-tipped scissors, and a pair of small needle-nose pliers.

For best results, preview bracelet leather colors ahead of time so that you have time to shop for and match your thread to the leather.

Sami bracelet supplies needed:
  • Bracelet leather
  • Tin strands
  • Antler button
  • Leather button braid
  • Sinew (to match bracelet leather)

Other supplies/tools needed for class:
  • Thimble (optional)
  • Small sharp-tipped scissors
  • Small needle-nosed pliers
  • Sharp hand sewing needle, size 18, chenille or crewel style

There will be a break for lunch so participants can get lunch out or bring your
own lunch -- refrigerator and microwave are available for use.
DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES TECHNIQUE CLASS
Saturday, September 28, 9-10am
Monday, September 30, 2-3pm
Fee: $15
Instructor: Becky Creighton
Skill Level: Beginner

Learn to use DPNs to knit in the round. Using DPNs opens the world to knitting small items such as tops of hats, sleeve cuffs, socks, mittens and toys. DPNs can seem a little confusing and daunting with the use of 3-5 needles, but the mystery will be made clearer in this technique class taught by Becky!

Students will make a coffee cup cozy to practice the technique. Students should be comfortable in casting on, knit, purl, increase and decrease stitches and binding off.

Supplies:
  • US 7 (4.5mm) DPNs
  • Worsted weight yarn
SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS
Saturday, October 5, 9-10am
Wednesday, October 9, 2-3pm
Tuesday, November 5, 6-7pm
Instructor: Karen Wilkins
Fee: Free, plus supplies
Skill Level: Beginner

Many projects, including hats, socks, sleeves, fingerless gloves & mittens, use the “Magic Loop” method of knitting. For many of our classes, including Beginning Sock, Tincture Hat, Helical Stripes Mitts, Tinsel Mitts, and the Christmas Stocking, students need to be to be comfortable using this technique. Join us for a mini-class to advance your knitting skills with this useful technique for knitting in-the-round. 

Supplies:
  • One size 1 US (2.5mm) 32” circular needle ($14.65)
  • One mini-skein fingering weight yarn ($5.00)

Prerequisites: Comfortable with long tail cast on, knitting, purling and binding off
THE SHIFT CAST ON PARTIES
Thursday, October 3, 3-5pm or 6-8pm
Facilitator: Linda Mihely
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $20.00

Due to overwhelming popularity, we are hosting additional Crazy Cast On Parties  for Andrea Mowry’s pattern,  “The Shift” . Linda will help you get started and provide tips for staying on track with the pattern. It’s such fun to watch the colors emerge! 

Supplies:
  • 2 skeins Stonehedge Fiber Mill Crazy yarn & 1 skein Sport or light DK weight yarn
  • Suggested Needles: Please bring sizes US #6, US #7, US #8 in 24 inch lengths
  • The Shift pattern
  • Knit Kit
  • Highlighter Tape
  • Locking stitch markers or Pear-shaped pins
  • Waste Yarn
HELICAL STRIPES FINGERLESS MITTS
Two 2-hour classes
Tuesdays, October 8 & 22, 6-8pm
Saturdays, November 9 & 23, 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Kristen Bucci
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Class fee: $56.00, including pattern

Learn a new striping technique for knitting in the round so clever that you won't believe how SIMPLE it is! You'll learn how to create stripey fingerless mitts with no jogs, no yarns to carry; nothing but beautiful single-row stripes that are a snap to work using the Magic Loop technique.  

In this class, we'll have plenty of opportunity to practice the helical stripes technique while making fingerless mitts. These mitts are great for the fast-approaching Fall days when you'll need a little extra warmth. The single row stripes created with this technique look best when there is good contrast between the two yarns. Two skeins is enough to make two pairs of mitts. You may choose more than two colors if you want to get creative with the look of your mitts. 

Supplies:
  • Yarn: 2 skeins Lorna's Lace Solemate; HIGH contrast colors are suggested
  • Needles: US 1 (2.25mm) 32" circular needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle

SPECIAL NOTICE:  You MUST know how to knit in the round using the Magic Loop technique to participate in this class.  Need to learn it? Join Kristen 30 minutes prior to the FIRST CLASS ONLY for a:

MINI TECHNIQUE CLASS - Free for Helical Stripes Class students
Learn Magic Loop in prep for Helical Stripes Class -- Please note this is for Helical Stripes students ONLY! You will need US 1 (2.25mm) 32" circular needles. Yarn will be provided.
  • Oct 8, 5:30pm
  • Nov 9, 9:00am
BEGINNING SOCKS
Wednesdays, October 9, 16 and 30
Three 2-hour classes
6-8pm
Instructor: Karen Wilkins
Fee: $81.00 plus supplies
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Kick off your sock experience with knitted socks or anklets! With the shorter cuff and leg sections, you will be able to complete your socks faster and prepare yourself to knit a traditional sock. 

In this class 3-part class, you will learn basic techniques of sock construction, including: magic loop, classic heel, left-leaning and right-leaning decreases and kitchener stitch. Each of these skills is applicable to many other knitting projects.

Prerequisites:
Students must be comfortable casting on stitches, knitting and purling.

Supplies needed:
  • Yarn: approximately 400 yards of fingering-weight. Note on choosing yarn: Sock stitches are small and show up best in LIGHT colors.
  • Needles: US 1 (2.25mm) 32" circular needles
  • Knit Kit (See Knit Kit article.)

Please purchase your supplies prior to coming to the first class. There is no pre-work for this class, but there is homework between classes, so please plan accordingly.
TINCTURE HAT
Thursday, October 17, 2-4pm and 6-8pm
Instructor: Beth Hanson
Fee: $36.00, plus supplies
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Come learn how easy it is to create this beautiful colorwork hat utilizing Mosaic knitting! If you’ve never tried making a hat or used the Mosaic knitting technique, this is a great introduction!! 

Students will learn a simple Mosaic knitting pattern, working in the round, ribbing, Twisted German Cast On and decreasing.

Supplies:
  • DK weight yarn, two colors
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) – 16 inch circular needles
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) – 16 inch circular needles
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) –32 inch or DPNs
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
TINSEL MITTS
Two 2-hour classes
Monday, October 28 & November 11
2-4pm or 6-8pm
Teacher: Becky Creighton
Fee: $56.00, plus supplies
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Learn to make a simple mitten! Everyone needs a good pair of mittens - whether they are the classic, the convertible, or the fingerless - this pattern has got you - and the whole family - covered! A simple relaxing knit, with faux seams up the front and back to add a touch of modern style. These mitts are the perfect fall and winter pattern! Pattern includes sizes toddler through adult.

Students should be proficient knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing. Students will learn the tublular cast on, picking up stitches and how to create the thumb gusset.

Supplies
  • US 5 (3.75mm) needles, 32 Inch circular or DPNs
  • US 6 (4mm) needles, 32 Inch circular or DPNs
  • 240 yards DK weight yarn
  • Knit Kit (see Knit Kit article)
FIXING MISTAKES
Saturday, November 16
9-11am
Instructor: Karen Wilkins
Skill level: Beginner
Class fee: $30 - yarn provided; other supplies extra

Join Karen in this class to learn more about the most common mistakes knitters make, how to fix and better yet, PREVENT them!

Students make swatches and purposely create mistakes to learn how they happen and how to fix them. Also, using lifelines, how to "tink" (unknitting stitches), and ripping back rows is discussed.

Supplies needed:
  • Size US 8 (5mm) knitting needles
  • 4" Handi Tool (or D-F crochet hook)
  • Tapestry needle
CHRISTMAS STOCKING 
Four 2-hour classes 
Dates: October 9, 23, November 6 and 20
6-8pm
Class fee: $85 - pattern provided; supplies extra 
Instructor: Linda Mihely
Skill level: Intermediate Knit 

Using Michelle Hunter's heirloom pattern, knit a personalized Christmas stocking that is sure to be treasured! While the designs are classic, the techniques are decidedly modern. The pattern includes six designs!

Each stocking is knit using three colors.

These stocking are worked toe-up and feature a short row heel. Skills covered include:
  • Fair Isle knitting
  • Two-handed/two-color knitting
  • Duplicate stitch
  • Short rows
  • Magic Loop
  • Judy's magic cast on
  • Yarn management
  • Chart reading
  • Expert finishing skills and more!

While previous sock knitting experience is not required, students must be familiar with knitting in the round, experienced with simple increases and decreases, and have a basic understanding of the Magic Loop technique. Upon completion of the series, all students will have the knowledge to knit a toe-up sock of their choosing.

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New to the Magic Loop technique?
Take a Magic Loop Mini class at Knitting Temptations prior to the first class!
October 9 at 5pm. Sign up when you register for the Christmas Stocking class.

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Supplies needed: 
  • Yarn: 3 skeins of Cascade 220 - one each of red, green and white
  • Needles:
  • US 7 40" circular (or 32" would work in a pinch)
  • US 7 16" circular
  • US 6 16" circular
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
HOLIDAY SWEATER ORNAMENT
Saturday, October 19
1-3pm
Instructor: Linda Mihely
$30 - pattern included; supplies extra
One 2-hour class for each project
Skill level: Intermediate Knit

This knitting pattern contains a range of sweater designs from easy to more challenging knits. For the easier sweater, three different styles can be customized by choosing from eight seasonal designs worked in duplicate stitch. The sweater designs are all knitted flat and seamed afterwards.  

Techniques used:
K2tog, P2tog, SSK, CDD, Mattress Stitch and Duplicate Stitch

Supplies needed:
  • Simplicity, two contrasting colors
  • Size 5 US (3.75mm) circular needle 24” or 32” 
  • Stitch markers (5)
  • Tapestry needle
HOLIDAY TREES
Two 2-hour classes
October 19 and 26
9-11am
Teacher: Jenny Scheetz
Fee: $60.00, includes pattern and bonus pattern.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What a delightful centerpiece these knitted holiday trees will make! Join Jenny to create these lovely trees. Two designs will be taught in class. Five designs of simple Christmas trees in cables and stranded colorwork are included in the pattern. Illustrated instructions for the paper cone stand are also included in the pattern.
Supplies:
  • Worsted Weight yarn
  • US #7 (4.5 mm)
  • Cable Needle
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Markers
ARAN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
Thursday, October 24
6-8pm
One 2-hour class
Instructor: Linda Mihely
$30 - pattern included; supplies extra
Skill level: Intermediate Knit

Choose one of four unique Christmas ornaments - worked in classic Aran Cables. Each ball requires 50 yards of fingering weight yarn. For best results, use white, ivory or undyed yarn for the look of a classic Aran sweater.

Techniques used: Basic Knitting Stitches, Magic Loop, Double Points, Cables, Increases and Decreases

Supplies Needed:
  • 50 yards of fingering weight yarn, preferably white, cream or ivory.
  • 1 set of US 2 Double Point Needles
  • Cable needle
  • Row counter
  • Tapestry needle

2 1/2" clear plastic ornament - provided with class "
HOW ‘BOUT A NIGHTCAP!
November 23 
1-3pm
One 2-hour class
Jenny Scheetz
Fee: $30.00, includes pattern
Skill Level: Beginner

The perfect pattern to follow Beginning Knitting! Here’s a fun little pattern to embellish your gifts of spirits for the New Year. These sweet little stocking caps look adorable perched atop bottles of all kinds. Knit them in the round with small amounts of scrap yarn in about 30 minutes, then pat yourself on the back for avoiding buying another expensive, throw-away bow!

Supplies:
  • DK or Worsted Weight yarn
  • US 4 (3.5mm) needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • Mini Pom Pom maker
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