Woven in Time!
The San Antonio Handweavers Guild marks its 80th anniversary in 2018. Members' exhibit features a collection of handwoven and handcrafted items designed to honor our city during the Tricentennial celebration.
June 5 throughJuly 28th
Main Gallery at the San Antonio Central Library
600 Soledad St.
Reception: June 12, 5-7 pm
More info at: San Antonio Handweavers Guild
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Featured Yarn & Patterns
Catalina by Tahki is deceptively complex – while it appears to be one thickness on the ball, it creates thick-and-thin textural striping when knit. Details: 100% Mercerized Cotton, 131 yds, handwash, lay flat to dry. Gauge: 16 sts and 23 rows = 4” (10cm) on #6 (4mm) needles, measured on thick yarn section.
Pattern ideas for Catalina: The Atlantic City Shawl uses 4 balls of Catalina in two colors, the airy Cloud Cocoon Vest uses 4-7 balls. Both are $6 and available in-shop or on Ravelry.
Helpful Hint of the Week
Many of us were taught to cast on over two needles for a looser cast-on. We find that really awkward! Instead, we just a drastically bigger needle. One size up is usually not enough to make any real difference, but 3 or 4 sizes up works great!
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.
Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 3-5 pm
You know you love Wendy's tips and hints and wish she could help you with every project! Well, now she can! Bring your projects and we'll all learn together from each other's challenges. Make your knitting look professional and lose all your fears!
Time: 1 2-hour session
Wednesday, June 13 & 20, 2018 from 6-8 pm
Learn the basics and get yourself knitting! In this class you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. You’ll also learn how to combine knitting and purling to create different stitch patterns and textures, common knitting terms, and the basics of reading a pattern.
Two 2-hour sessions