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You probably already know that Yarnivore collects your name and email and we thought you'd like to know what happens with that info. Nothing. Really. We don't share it with anyone. We keep your prior purchases saved under your name so that if you forgot what "that pink fuzzy yarn" was, you can call us and ask. We also need your name for classes, and your email so we can send you messages (like that time that we had to close because the roof was pouring water on the floor).
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Tuesday, May 29 from 6-8 pm, $18
Learn to unleash the power of your computer to make and alter knitting charts. This makes it easy to add or remove repeats if you want a wider or narrower piece. You’ll also learn to make a color chart from any line drawing, using Excel® and PowerPoint® together to turn almost any clip art into a knittable pattern!
Time: One 2-hour session.
Field of Seams
Wednesday, May 30 & Thursday, May 31 from 6-8 pm, $33
We all love to knit, but hate to sew the pieces together! Not any more. Learn the secrets to perfect finishing – nearly invisible seams, picking up the perfect number of neckline stitches (without counting!) and much, much more. There is homework for this class – you MUST have these swatches finished before class.
Prerequisites: Suitable for knitters of most skill levels.
Saturday, June 2 & 9 from 10 am-noon, $33
Filet Crochet & Chart Reading
Saturday, June 2 & 9 from 3-5 pm, $33
Want to learn how to read a crochet chart? This is an easy start! Crochet charts are a universal language and they help you see what your project will look like. Filet crochet is worked in a grid, using only chain and double crochet stitches. Because we use just two stitches, it's easier for you to learn chart reading.
Sessions: 2 two-hour sessions
My First Knit Socks
Sunday, June 3, 10, & 24 from noon-2 pm, $48
Warm your toes with this class! Learn about the parts of a sock and the skills needed to make a perfectly fitted sock from cuff to toe.
Socks are a great project for any knitter trying to understand how different types of shaping work and will do more to improve your overall knitting smarts than any other single project.
Top Down Sweater
Monday, June 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 6-8 pm, $63
Perfect Fit For You!
Learn to make a perfectly-fitted top-down sweater, with your choice of sleeve and neckline, in your favorite yarn. You’ll learn to take charge of your knitting, to knit seamlessly and to fit your own figure! You can make it light and short- sleeved for the summer, or heavy and warm - your choice!
To see a few photos of finished sweaters from this class, click here.
Four 2-hour sessions
Tuesday, June 5, 12, & 19 from 6-8 pm, $48
In this class you will learn to increase and decrease, to knit in the round, to read a knitting pattern, and some fun new stitch patterns. FREE patterns are included for a hat, a baby blanket, felted coasters and more. By the end of class you will have a finished hat, knit seamlessly in the round!
Prerequisites: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off
Time: Three 2-hour sessions
Baby Surprise Jacket
Thursday, June 7, 14, & 21 from 6-8 pm, $48
This adorable baby sweater is made in one piece and looks like a weird blob -until you do a quick origami-type fold and sew up the one seam over each shoulder.
Time: Three 2-hour sessions.
Before first class, please make a gauge swatch. You need to get 20 stitches in 4″ using garter stitch.