Tempting Tidbits - January 11, 2019
A Note From Karen

Guided by your input and suggestions for classes, several of our staff met last weekend to develop new and interesting programs for 2019. You can look forward to "Technique of the Month." The first Saturday of each month, we will teach the basic skills to knit a project. Later in the month, the newly learned skill will be featured in a more advanced project.

On Saturday, February 2, from 9-11am, I will teach Intro to Cables . We will make a simple cup cozy for your favorite water bottle or for your coffee shop cup.

The word of the month is CABLES!

Knit Kit

A Must for Every Knitter!

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

Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle, Waste Yarn, Tape Measure, Scissors, Pen, Paper, Fix-It Tool or crochet hook (appropriate to needle size).
Completed Projects!

10,000 New Knitter Mitts

Jen Johnson came to our Skacel-sponsored 10,000 New Knitters event and learned a lot! She completed her New Knitter mitts and and even modified the pattern a bit. You can find the mitt pattern here .
Using Rowan Cocoon, Barb Kubic knit a beautiful sweater. It fits her perfectly! It's called Lyra Vee by Sarah Hatton. You can find the pattern here .
Passport to the Holidays

The program will continue through January 31, 2019.

There is still time to complete your trip!

We will be hosting a Passport Celebration on Monday, February 11, from 4-7pm. Bring in your projects, or photos of your projects. We'd love to hear about your journey!
Building with Lace

Beginning Wednesday, February 6!

Students and fans of Michelle Hunter's "Building" series: Knitting Temptations is thrilled to offer a skill-building series, based on Michelle's book,  Building with Lace . The series, to begin February 6 at Knitting Temptations, is a unique chance to take the series with the designer and expert instructor, Michelle Hunter!

This ten-class series focuses on lace techniques that will delight the novice and experienced lace-knitter alike. The project is a gorgeous sampler shawl worked in Rylie by HiKoo. This luxuriously soft yarn is the perfect choice to showcase the high impact stitches. The shawl is knit in one continuous piece (no seaming!) and measures approximately 22" x 72". As with Michelle's previous series, each month of the course will focus on skills and stitches to build your lace knitting skills. The techniques include advanced decreases and increases, Japanese stitches, beading, expert edges, original stitch patterns, classic lace techniques, and so much more!

We have two class sessions available: afternoon 1-3pm AND evening 6-8pm. Seats are limited to 24 per session and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Class fee is $250, which includes instruction and Michelle's book. Classes are the first Wednesday of the month and begin February 6.

If you are considering it, please act quickly!  We need your registration and yarn order AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! 
Tuesdays - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fridays - 10am-Noon

Knitting Temptations offers two opportunities for friends to gather and create together. 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.


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.
Class fee: $30 - yarn provided, needles extra
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Elaine Sparks, Karen Wilkins, Beth Hanson
Skill level: Beginner

As the name implies, Knitting 101 is for the complete beginner! In this single class, students learn the knitting basics: how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Yarn is provided to learn and practice in class. Students need to bring or purchase US #8 needles. By the end of class, you will have knit a small swatch to take home and our staff will be on hand to help you select yarn and needles to make a beginner-appropriate project.

Supplies needed: US Size 8 (5.0mm) knitting needles

Elaine's Sessions:
Thursday, January 17, 2-4pm
Thursday, January 31, 2-4pm
Thursday, February 7, 2-4pm
Thursday, February 21, 2-4pm

Karen's Sessions:
Tuesday, January 22, 6-8pm
Tuesday, February 12, 6-8pm
Tuesday, February 26, 6-8pm
Tuesday, March 12, 6-8pm
Tuesday, March 26, 6-8pm

Beth's Sessions:
Saturday, February 23, 9-11am
Saturday, March 23, 9-11am

Class fee: $30 - yarn provided; hook extra
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Elaine Sparks
Skill level: Beginner Crochet

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!

We provide the yarn. Students need to bring/purchase a crochet hook size US G (4mm) or US H (5mm).

Thursday, February 14, 2-4pm
Thursday, February 28, 2-4pm

Saturday, February 9
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, discussed is using lifelines, how to "tink" (unknitting stitches), and ripping back rows.

Supplies needed:
  • Size US 8 (5mm) knitting needles
  • 4" Handi Tool (or D-F crochet hook)
  • Tapestry needle

Class fee: No fee
3rd Tuesday of the month
Facilitator: Karen Wilkins

Join Karen in this knit-a-long so that your June Cashmere poncho kit becomes a reality!

The first session, Karen will give instruction for the knitting pattern. All sessions following will be a true knit-a-long with Karen available for guidance.

Supplies needed:
  • Size US 3 knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Knitted swatch, knitted on size 3 needles
  • June Cashmere Poncho Kit
  • Knitting Kit

Tuesday, January 15, 6-8pm
Tuesday, February 19, 6-8pm
Tuesday, March 19, 6-8pm
Tuesday, April 16, 6-8pm
Tuesday, May 22, 6-8pm

Saturday, January 26
Instructor: Linda Mihely
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Class fee: $30
Pattern included - supplies extra

Incredible projects don't have to be difficult! The Lineau Shawl is a treat for the eyes but easy to create, featuring striped sequences of simple eyelet lace, a stocking-stitch panel and a sideways lace bind-off.

It is begun at one wing tip, with a few stitches, and then simply knit into a widening triangle. The size is easily adjustable to the yardage available.

Techniques used: Basic knitting, Lace, Chart Reading

Supplies needed:
  • 500 yards fingering weight yarn
  • Size US 5 (3.75mm), 32 inch knitting needles
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle

Saturday, February 2
Instructor: Karen Wilkins
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Class fee $30
Pattern included – supplies extra

Join Karen to learn basic cable techniques. Students will create a cup cozy and get tips and tricks to keep their cabling consistent.

Techniques used: Basic knitting, Cabling, Charts,

Supplies needed:
  • US Size 8 (5.0mm), 24 inch knitting needle
  • 1 Ball Rowan Pure Wool Worsted yarn
  • 1 cable needle
  • Pear Shaped Markers

Saturday, February 16
Instructor: Karen Wilkins
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Class fee $30
Pattern included – supplies extra

Improve your cabling techniques with Kitty's Cowl! Carly Thomas is designing a wonderful cowl that showcases more advanced cabling techniques.

Techniques used: Basic knitting, Cabling, Charts,

Supplies needed:
  • As we test-knit Kitty's Cowl, photo and supply list will follow

Saturday, February 9
Instructor: Linda Mihely
Difficulty: Beginner
Class fee: $100
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:
  • Button & coat thread to match leather
  • Sulky® invisible nylon thread - clear or grey
  • LocTite® vinyl, fabric & plastic flexible adhesive
  • Elmer's® Craft Bond rubber cement
  • Thimble
  • 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.

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