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Spring 2011 Listing for My Classes at the West County Fiber Emporium

Below you will find a listing of the classes I am teaching this Spring at the West County Fiber Emporium. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

happy knitting, Jessica

HATS! HATS! AND MORE HATS!

3 classes, 2 hours each, $60.00

Saturday, 4-6 pm.

Mar 12th, 19th & Apr 2nd

Prerequisite skill level: Beginner

This class is for folks who “just want to knit a hat!” – get scarfs off the brain!, want guidance with a particular hat pattern as well as a great next step for those who are honing their basic knitting skills.  Learn to cast on, knit “in the round”, purl, ribbing, increase, decrease, pick up dropped stitches, read your hat patterns and more! You will also acquire the skills to design and knit your very own basic hat pattern – a hat that really! fits.

Bring in the hat pattern of your choice and the yarn and needles required – all are welcome! Please contact Jessica at the shop if you would like any pre-class guidance on pattern choice, yarn desired, etc.

BEGINNING KNITTING

2 classes, 2 hours each, $40.00

ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED! – 1 skein of light colored, smooth worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 needles.

All classes are on Saturdays,  2-4pm.

Mar 12th & 19th;

Apr 2nd & 9th

Apr 23rd & 30th;

Prerequisite skill level: Beginner

This class is for beginners or for those who are still learning the basics.  Learn to cast on, knit, purl,increase, decrease, pick up dropped stitches, read patterns and more.

Recommended book: Knitter’s Companion by Vicki Square.

FELTED CLOG SLIPPERS

3 classes, 2 hours each, $60.00

Saturdays, 12 noon to 2 pm; Apr 2nd, 9th & 16th

Prerequisite skill level: Advanced beginner or Intermediate

Knit wonderfully warm slippers and felt them for a custom fit.

Supplies needed:  Fiber Trends Felted Clog Slipper pattern

3 skeins of 100% wool worsted weight yarn (recommended: Brown Sheep’s Lion’s Pride worsted weight)

1 Size 13 circular needle 16” long and a set of size 13 double point needles

Stitch markers

KIDS KNITTING

3 classes, 1 hour each, $25.00

Saturdays, Mar 12, 19 & 26; 10 am – 11 am

Prerequisite skill level: All kids and levels of experience welcome.

Supplies needed:

One skein of worsted weight yarn, approximately 150 yards.

One set of size 8 straight needles or 1 size 8, 16 inch circular needle.

Tapestry needle.

Please contact Jessica at the shop for any questions.

SOCKS 101

2 classes, 2 hours each, $40.00

Saturdays, Mar 12th & 19th; 12 noon – 2 pm

Prerequisite skill level: Advanced beginners
Learn all the basics while knitting a little sock.
Materials: Any Worsted weight yarn and size #4 double point needles, Ann Norling “Baby & Kids Socks” pattern.

EASY FRINGE SHAWL

1 class, 2 hours, $20.00

Saturday, April 16; 2 pm – 4 pm;

Makes an excellent gift!

This shawl is so easy that you will want to make another one right away! You will learn how to make it formal or casual and any style in between.

Supplies: Designer’s Color Mix Skein. (Premixed colors for entire shawl available in shop). Any size needle, from #13 – #17.

Please contact Jessica in shop with any questions.

FEARLESSLY BLOCKING!

1 class, 3 hours; $30.00

Friday, April 29; 12 noon – 3 pm;

Everything and more! about blocking and “dressing” your soon to be finished and finished garments.

Class includes instructions on making your own blocking board.

THE SWEATER SAMPLER

6 classes, 2 hours each, $120.00

Saturdays, Apr 23rd, 30th, May 7th, 21st, 28th and Jun 7th; 12 noon – 2 pm;

Prerequisite skill level: Beginner.

Learn to knit on circular needles in the round, on double pointed needles, cable cast-on, garter stitch, stockinette stitch, to change color, ribbing, twisted ribbing, short rows, chain selvage, buttonholes, increases, decreases, two-color knitting, knitted cord cast-off and an initialed hem!

THE DES MARAIS SHAWL

2 classes, 2 hours each, $40.00

Fridays, April 8 & 22; 1 pm – 3 pm;

Prerequisite skill level: Beginner to intermediate

Slightly lacy, triangular shawl knit from point to shoulders.

Materials: 500 yards of worsted weight yarn, US size 13 –  24” circular needle & Des Marais Shawl pattern.

TOP DOWN SWEATER WORKSHOP

5 classes, 2 hours each, $100.00

Fridays, Mar 25, Apr 8, 22,  May 6 & 20; 1pm – 3 pm

Have the support and encouragement you need to ENJOY knitting your first Top Down sweater!

Prerequisite skill level: Beginner to intermediate

Materials: Book required – Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard; Book recommended – Knitting From The Top by Barbara Walker, call Jessica at shop for yarn and needle requirements.

COLOR WORKSHOP

3 classes, 2 hours each, $60

Mondays, Mar 14th, 21st & 28th;  5 – 7 pm.

Prerequisite skill level: Advanced beginners

Ever wonder how to make beautiful color work? Join this class and learn Intarsia, Fair Isle, Slip Stitch knitting and more. Special techniques will be addressed for those who would love to knit with color in the round!

Materials: Any weight yarn, at least 3 different colors, and needles to go with it.

BEADED LACE

1 class, 3 hours, $30.00

Friday, March 18; 12 noon – 3 pm;

Prerequisite skill level: Intermediate

Learn how to insert beads as-you-go while knitting the lace scarf “Cathedral Windows”.

Materials: 1 cone of Xie 100% Bamboo Fiber or a similar weight fiber, 1/2 tube of #6 seed beads, Size 7 Lace Needles, # 9 steel crochet hook, small plastic safety pin ring markers, pencil and paper and large post-it notes.

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