Great Yarns Fall Quarter Classes
August 22 through October 14, 2011
Call us at 832-3599 to sign up or for more information.
Beginning Crochet: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. August 23 & 30 or September 7 & 14. $55.00. Supplies included. Learn the fundamentals of crochet! In this 2-part class, we will learn how to make a beginning chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet, and we will put these stitches to use in making very lovely dishcloths. No previous experience necessary.
Beginning Knitting: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. September 12 & 19. Or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. September 15 & 22. $55.00. You need a new hobby! Beginning Knitting is a newbie friendly class with lots of fun included and a great chance to meet new people. You will learn (or be refreshed on) the basics of knitting plus tips and support to get you started on TONS of new projects. After this class, scarves, hats, blankets, washcloths, even simple sweaters will be at your fingertips!
Sweater Class- 6:30 to 8:30p.m. - August 22, 29, September 12, 19, 26 & October 3. $65.00. Are you willing to go to the next step? Take your skills to another level and learn to put a sweater together. Seaming, increasing/decreasing, shaping, selecting what patterns are best for you are all part of this 6 week session. This class is in high demand and a traditional favorite at Great Yarns, don’t hesitate to sign up now.
Fingerless Mitts with Cables: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. August 24, 31 & September 9. $50.00. In this class we will learn to cable while knitting a pair of beautiful fingerless mitts!
Intro to Lace – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. September 1 & 8. $50.00. Lacy scarves and shawls look good on anyone and are incredibly fun to knit, but the patterns can sometimes seem intimidating or daunting. Fear no more! In this class, we’ll learn the basic lace stitches, which all the other lace stitches are based on, and we’ll also learn how to read lace patterns, including how to read charts. In this 2-week course, we’ll get you started on a simple, customizable lace scarf – depending on what yarn you choose, it can be a light-weight accent scarf perfect for a spring or summer evening, or a heavier woolly scarf to keep you warm on a chilly winter night! Supplies not included.
Intro to Socks ( w/ DPNs) – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. - September 6, 13 & 20. $50.00. A great introduction to making socks and knitting in the round on double-pointed needles! In this basic intro-to-socks class, we’ll work step-by-step through the process of knitting a sock (cuff down) in a simple ribbed pattern, and when we’re done, you can take your new skills home to knit its mate on your own. Supplies not included.
Cabled Purse: 9:30 to 11:30a.m. September 14 & 21. $45.00. Learn a new technique and take home a beautiful clutch purse with cables, a perfect addition to your wardrobe.
Magic Loop: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. September 21. $35.00. Come and learn this exciting method of knitting in the round and free yourself from dpn’s!
Knit 201: 6:30pm to 8:30 p.m. September 27 & October 4. $45.00. Keep making mistakes? Dropped a stitch? Afraid to fix an error? Come learn how to correct those pesky errors and take your skills to the next level.
Knitted Toy Doll: 9:30 to 11:30 a. m. September 28, October 5 & 12. $50.00. Many knitted toys have been the most favored and treasured toys ever created. You can learn to create these adored items in this class and truly enjoy making knitted dolls for your children and grandchildren.
Fair Isle Goodie Bag with Halloween Design – 6:30 to 8:30pm -September 28, October 5 & 12. $50.00. Join us in our intro to the Fair Isle/Stranded knitting technique while we knit this adorable Halloween goodie bag!
Crochet Market Bag: 6:30 to 8:30 pm - September 29 & October 6. $45.00. Create a useful crocheted market bag for grocery shopping. This bag is simple yet fun to make. Also great to give as gifts!
Cast – On Methods (knit): 6:30 to 8:30 pm - October 10. $35.00. Did you think that there were only one or two ways to cast-on? There are actually many different ways. Come join us for a fun evening as we explore a few of them and learn what situations they are best suited for.
Learn to Knit Continental: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. October 11. $35.00. Most Americans learn to knit English style – that is, holding the working yarn in your right hand and “throwing” the yarn to create the stitch. However, some people find that Continental style – holding the working yarn steady in your left hand and “picking” the stitches with the right needle – is more efficient and can reduce pain caused by carpal tunnel or tendonitis. In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to knit and purl Continental style. Supplies not included.
Crochet Granny Squares: 6:30 -8:30 p.m. October 13. $35.00. The granny square offers endless possibilities in crochet. Learn how to create the basic granny square, how to create a giant granny square blanket, and how to join smaller squares into an afghan.