By the end of these 2 sessions, you will have all the tools and knowledge necessary to sew your garments together as well as the professionals.
First Class: Seaming, Kitchener Stitch, Three Needle Bind-off and a brief overview of short rows.
Second Class: Once you have learned last week’s techniques, bring in the garments that have been lying around in your "basket" waiting to be finished and we'll get them on the way to finished! They might make great Christmas presents.
Dates: Saturdays, Dec 6 and 13, 9 - 11am
$45, includes instructional materials, BYOUFOs (bring your own unfinished objects)
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Y’all... It is always a good idea to come in and select your materials, wind your yarn, and make your gauge swatch before the class starts, so you are ready to rock and roll at the starting bell...
Call Yarns in the Farms (978) 927-2108 to arrange personal or private group classes!
Get support at Wednesday knit nights, 7-9 PM
Private Lessons always available! Just call (978) 927-2108 for an appointment.
I-Cord Edged Baby Alpaca Scarf: 1 day workshop
A simple elegant scarf with lovely details. Learn I-cord cast-on, slip-stitch rib formation, and I-cord edging, making a structured corded border on all sides. Participants must know knit and purl.
Date: Saturday, Dec 6, 11am - 1pm
$35, includes pattern and 10% discount on yarn
Materials: 3- 4 skeins Shibui Baby Alpaca, US#8 needles
Make your own heirloom stockings that your friends and family will cherish. And learn to turn a heel to boot! A great way to start on sock knitting. Participants must know knit and purl.
Dates: Saturdays, Dec 6, 13, and 20, 2:30 - 5pm
$75, includes pattern and 10% discount on yarn
Materials: Choose from various bulky yarns, including Rowan Big Wool or Knit Collage, US#13 or #15 double pointed needles
Needle Felting: 1 day workshop, fun for ALL AGES
Fun easy “painting” with dyed fleece roving and special needles. Using old blanket felt, we will make lovely gifts: Potholders, wall hangings, belts, you name it! No experience necessary.
Date: Saturday, Dec 13, 11am - 1pm
$45, includes needles, fleece, and fun stuff
Reversible Cable Scarf: 1 day workshop
Learn to cable, and better still, learn to make reversible cables! This scarf is perfect on both sides.
Participants must know knit and purl.
Date: Sunday, Dec 7, 11am - 1pm
$35, includes pattern and 10% discount on yarn
Materials: approx 200 yards worsted weight yarn, US#7 or #8 needles
Bandana Cowl: 1 day workshop
Quick and easy intro to short rows, aka “wrap and turn”. A handsome man came into the shop wearing this one day, and we all needed one. The COWL, if not the man. Very easy to wear. Participants must know knit and purl. Over 6,000 made on Ravelry!
Date: Sunday, Dec 7, 2 - 4:30pm
$35, Includes pattern and 10% discount on yarn
Materials: 130 yds Aran (Noro, Blue Sky Alpaca Techno, Swans Island) US#10, 16” circular needles
Toe-up 2-at-a-time Socks on ONE circular needle:
You want to make socks but are put off by double pointed needles and that boring second sock? Finally, help is on the way. Make them at the same time on one circular needle. From teacher/designer with a cute accent and funky inspirational style: Army of Knitters and Rowan designer Heather Dixon. Participants must know knit and purl.
Dates: Mondays, Jan 5, 12, and 19, 7 - 9pm
$75, Includes 10% discount on yarn
Materials: Pattern, 450ish yards of sock yarn, US#2 or 3, 41” circular needles
It’s a glove, it’s a mitten! No, it’s MITTGLO! No, not really.
It is the ever popular Flip-top Mitten, with a fingerless glove underneath a mitten sleeve that flips over the fingertips, or back. So cool, and lots of new skills: How to make a thumb, how to make fingers, how to graft on the mitten flap. Participants must know knit and purl.
Dates: Sundays, Jan 11, 18, and 25, 11am - 1pm
$75, Includes pattern and 10% discount on yarn
Materials: 2 skeins Noro Kureyon, US#7 double pointed needles
If colorwork scares you off, try this. The pattern is easy to follow, you get big bang for your $ and effort - let the yarns do the work! Participants must know knit and purl.
Dates: Tuesdays, Jan 13, 20, and 27, 7 - 9pm
$75, free pattern and 10% discount on yarn
Materials: 2 skeins Noro sock yarn, US#7 24” circular needles
Pop Blanket: (with great design tweaks by Nancy)
We can’t get enough of this fantastic “poppy” blanket. Learn pin-hole cast-on, increasing, short rows, and seaming. We now have lovely Multicolored washable Liberty wool. Perfect for a very functional throw. Participants must know knit and purl, and have some experience with double-pointed needles.
Dates: Sundays, Jan 11, 18, and 25, 2:30 - 4:30pm
$75, includes rewritten pattern, and 10% discount on yarn
Materials: Kureyon or Liberty Multi yarn (1 skein makes approx 9 squares, 25 squares makes a nice sized throw) and Rowan Pure Wool for background, approx 3 skeins, US#9 double pointed needles, and US#8, 16” circular needles.