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My New Summer Class Schedule is Up!

Hello all you amazing knitters,

Here is a preview of the classes I am really excited about teaching this summer.

There are a couple new workshop additions –

“Going Seamless” – Converting Flat Patterns to Seamless Knits in the Round (3 Wednesday evenings in July and August)

and “Seamless Shoulder Shapings”  – Elizabeth Zimmermann’s seamless shoulder shaping for the Yoke sweater, Raglan revisited with cables, Saddle Shoulder and the Hybrid sweater (4 Sunday mornings spread out in June, July and August)

and… I’ve revised my Getting Back On Track Series to include a class on “Finishing Your Sweaters”  and “Successfully Knitting for Others” both in the month of June.

Lastly, I’ll be teaching (substituting for Daniele for the summer) the Chunky Funky Reversible Cable Scarf – you can count on me tweaking this curriculum a little bit 🙂

I’m all ears for any feed back – suggestions for classes you’d love to take… you want to do the class but there’s a better time for you – let me know what that is, etc.

See below for details.

And again, happy 🙂 knitting, Jessica

THE SWEATER SAMPLER

$120; 6 classes, 2 hours each

Sundays, July 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15 & 22; 1 – 3 pm;

Wednesdays, August 18, September 1, 15, 29, October 13 & 27; 6 – 8 pm;

Prerequisite skill level: Beginner

Learn all the basics. For everyone!

Materials: 1 light and 1 dark skein of worsted weight yarn, size US 8 16” circular needle, matching set of dp needles, stitch-markers & The Sweater Workshop by Jackie Fee.

KNITTING YOUR FIRST BASIC SWEATER

$120; 6 classes, 2 hours each

Saturdays, July 10, 24, August 14, 28, September 11, & 25; 10 am – 12 pm;

Wednesdays, August 11, 25, September 8, 22, October 6, & 20; 6 – 8 pm;

Prerequisite skill level: Beginner to intermediate

Knit your first sweater in the round, Bottom Up!

Materials: contact me before class at jessica@villageknitters.com.

GOING SEAMLESS – CONVERTING FLAT PATTERNS TO SEAMLESS KNITS IN THE ROUND

$60; 3 classes, 2 hours each

Wednesdays, July 7, 21 & August 4; 6 – 8 pm;

Prerequisite skill level: Graduates of the Basic Sweater or Top Down Sweater Classes.

Learn techniques to convert your flat patterns to seamless garments knit in the round while applying this newly gained information to your favorite flat pattern!

Materials: Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall 2009 and Holiday 2009.

GETTING BACK ON TRACK

$40; 2 classes, 2 hours each

Sundays, June 6 & 20; 10 am – 12 pm; Theme – FINISHING YOUR SWEATERS

Learn more picking up stitches for your neck line, sewing together seams, blocking and letting go and reflecting on what wonderful new techniques you learned from this project…

Materials: Handouts in class.

Wednesdays, June 9 & 23; 6 pm – 8 pm; Theme – SUCCESSFULLY KNITTING FOR OTHERS

Learn more about picking patterns and yarns that work for both of you, taking measurements – identifying their ease (comfort) requirements, managing expectations and of course – letting go…

Materials: Handouts in class.

Sundays, August 29 & September 12; 10 am – 12 pm; Theme – READING STITCHES & FIXING MISTAKES

Learn more about reading your stitches and fixing mistakes.

Materials: Book recommended – Knit Fix.

Prerequisite skill level for all sessions: Beginner to intermediate

TOP DOWN SWEATER WORKSHOP

$100; 5 classes, 2 hours each

Sundays, July 11, 25, August 8, 22, & September 5; 10 am – 12 pm;

Prerequisite skill level: Beginner to intermediate

Knit your first Top Down sweater! Bring your favorite Top Down Sweater pattern or knit one from the recommended books.

Materials: Books recommended – Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard and Knitting From The Top by Barbara Walker.

CELEBRATING ELIZABETH ZIMMERMANN’S LEGACY: SEAMLESS SHOULDER SHAPINGS

$80; 4 classes, 2 hours each

Sundays, June 27, July 18, August 1 & August 15; 10 am – 12 pm;

Prerequisite skill level: Graduates of the Basic Bottom Up Sweater class or have this experience.

Learn about EZ’s seamless shoulder shaping for a Yoke sweater, Raglan revisited with cables, Saddle Shoulder and Hybrid sweater.

Materials: Book required – The Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

FUNKY CHUNKY REVERSIBLE CABLE SCARF

INSTRUCTOR : JESSICA MCCREADY

$30; 1 class, 3 hours

Saturday, July 31 OR, August 21 OR, September 18; 10 am – 1 pm;

Prerequisite skill level: Beginner to intermediate

Learn the secrets to cables with this funky chunky scarf.

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