Just Classes – March

Half-Pi Shawl
February 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
– $60

Sononma COunty KNitting CLass

Three sessions – Tues. Feb. 23, Mar. 8 & 22, 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor – Linda
Cost includes pattern
Learn to knit delicate lace on a classic shawl shape. This is not as complicated as you think it is. You can do it! Wow everyone you know when you wear it. Wears well with almost anything.
New techniques include:
Increasing, lace knitting (YO, K2TOG), applied lace edging
For this class you need to know how to:
Cast on, bind off, knit, purl
This is an advanced beginner class.
Homework:
Purchase yarn and needles
You will need:
1200-1300 yards lace or fingering weight yarn
Berocco Ultra Alpaca Fine, Ella Rae Lace Merino, Cascade Heritage Sock, Collinette Jitterbug

Knitted Mitered Square Bag Class
February 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
– $60

Sebastopol KNitting CLass

Three sessions – Thurs. Feb. 25, Mar. 10 & 24,
10:30am-12:30pm
Instructor – Linda
Learn to knit this fantastic modular bag. Mitered squares are so fun! Give this interesting technique a try. What a great way to show off a skein of hand painted yarn!
New techniques include:
Decreasing, applied i-cord, i-cord, carrying colors in stripes
For this class you need to know how to:
Cast on, bind off, knit, purl, recognize a stitch
This is an advanced beginner class.
Homework:
Purchase yarn and needles
You will need:
2 skeins ~ 200 yards each in 2 different colors. using a variegated or color changing yarn for one with a neutral gives a great effect!
Linda used Cascade 220 and 220 paints.
Knitting Stitch-a-Month
January 23 @ 10:30 am – December 17 @ 12:00 pm
– $15
Twelve Session Series (usually the 4th Saturday of the month) 1/23, 2/27, 3/26, 4/23, 5/28, 6/25, 7/23, 8/27, 9/24, 10/22, 11/26, 12/17
Instructor – Linda

Sonoma County Knitting Class
Cost – $15 per session or $120 for the 12 month series ($60 savings)
Don’t worry if you miss a session we will be happy to help you during one of our Drop in Help sessions.
You will learn to make 12 new stitch patterns in this series! Make 12 different dishcloths or join the squares together into a lap or baby blanket. Double or triple your squares to make a bed sized blanket. We will try to keep it interesting so you don’t get bored.
New techniques may include:
lace, cables, colorwork, increases, decreases, reading charts, or written instructions
For this series of classes you need to know how to:
Cast on, bind off, knit, purl, recognize a stitch, read a pattern
Homework:
Purchase yarn and needles
Materials:
Blanket squares: Cascade 220 Superwash, Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, Cascade Sierra, Plymouth Encore.
Dishcoths: Cascade Ultra Pima, K1C2 2nd Time Cotton
You will likely use less than one skein per block.
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Painted Shawl
February 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
-$20

Sebastopol Knitting Class

Instructor – Deirdre
Learn to make this classic triangular shawl shape in light and airy fingering weight yarn or warm and cozy light worsted weight yarn. The wonderful color changes in this yarn make this shawl a delight to knit. Want to make it more interesting? Deirdre will help you make a three or four panel shawl to cover you more completely. What fun!
New techniques include:
Basic lace (YO, k2tog), triangular shawl construction.
For this class you need to know how to:
Knit, purl, be able to tell the difference, bind off
This is an advanced beginner class.
Homework:
Purchase yarn & needles
Materials:
One skein of Painted Desert (fingering) with 32″ US 4 needle or two skeins of Painted sky (light worsted) with 32″ US 7 needle, stitch markers
Felted Sheep
February 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
– $40

Sonoma County Knitting Class

Two sessions – Sun. Feb. 28 & Mar 13, 4:30-6:00pm
Instructor – Lesley
Cost includes pattern
Wooly, Cuddly, and Completely Loveable, Sheep!
Easy to knit, easy to felt. You won’t be able to make just one! The yarn and needle used will determine finished size of sheep.
New techniques include:
Short Rows, increasing, decreasing, working back and forth, seaming.
Instructions are given for felting at home
For this class you need to know how to:
Cast on, bind off, knit, purl
This is an advanced beginner class.
Homework:
Purchase yarn
Verify gauge with a swatch 12 stitches = 4 inches stockinette when yarn is doubled
You will need:
Worsted Weight (non-superwash) Wool: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride or Cascade 220
1 skein body, partial skein in contrast for face
Stitch markers and a 24″ or longer size US 10 1/2 or 11 circular needle

Beginning Crochet
March 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
– $15
Additional sessions will be scheduled one on one at your own pace.
Instructor – Trudy
Cost does not include materials
Beginning Crocheting in a group setting is a new concept in classes for Yarnitudes. We are giving this a try to see how it goes. Please tell your friends who have been on the fence about Crocheting that we will offer group beginning classes on a regular basis going forward.
In this class we will teach you to chain, work a double and single crochet in order to make a simple washcloth.

Custom Fit Workshop
March 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
– $25

Sonoma County CustomFIt

Cost – $25 ($15 credit for yarn)
Have you ever made a sweater that just didn’t fit right? Are you tired of altering patterns so they fit you? Do you want a sweater that has all the right stuff? Have you just never knit a sweater because you don’t want all those things to happen to you? Well we have some exciting news for you and now we can help you get exactly what you want that fits you like a dream! Yarnitudes is now a CustomFit Local Yarn Store. That’s right; CustomFit sweaters from Amy Herzog Design are here! That means we are prepared to help you design and fit your very own CustomFit Sweater.
There are two sessions in this workshop series. You need to attend both workshops to get a pattern that is ready to knit.
We have several dates available for the workshops. Please choose one that works for your schedule. If you absolutely cannot make one of the workshops, we will make one on one appointments.
Day 1: In this workshop we will discuss good sweater yarn, good sweater fabric, and take your measurements. We will discuss how to swatch and why it is important to swatch. Here we aren’t swatching “to get gauge.” We are swatching to get good sweater fabric that will wear well and that we like on a large scale. By doing this we are taking our stitch pattern and edging choices out for a test drive! After this workshop, you will go home with a skein of yarn to swatch with. Once we have a fabric we like then the magic happens. Custom Fit works with YOUR measurements and YOUR gauge to make a pattern that is just for YOU!
Before the second workshop you must complete a minimum of a 6″x6″ swatch in stockinette (and in pattern if applicable.) Please take some time to view the Custom Fit Sweater patterns. This will make your sweater pattern building session go much faster. You can view the Custom Fit patterns at home on your computer by clicking here or in the shop where we have a design book for you to look through. Remember, the options are all customize-able from body and sleeve length to edging choices and details. If you don’t see what you want you can build your own sweater from scratch. This option should only be used by experienced sweater knitters.
Day 2: We will meet one week later to evaluate your swatch to see if you have good fabric. We will then measure your gauge and generate your Custom Fit sweater pattern for you in the store. Now you are ready to knit!
We have a Custom Fit Sweater Knit-a-long starting in January. Anyone is welcome to join. We’d love to see your progress.

Knitted Cabled Hat Class
March 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
– $20

Sonoma County Knit CLass

Instructor – Madeline.
Cost includes pattern.
Learn to make a simple cable knit hat. This project takes just a few hours to knit and uses only 1 skein of a chunky weight yarn. It is a great beanie to wear on those cold Sonoma County winter morning walks. It also makes a great gift for family and friends.
New techniques include:
Cable knitting, 2 stitch twist cable, k2tog casting off for a hat
For this class you need to know how to:
Cast on, knit, purl, and cast off, identify a stitch
Homework:
Purchase yarn, needles
Materials:
US 10 or 11 straight or circular needle, cable needle, stitch markers
One skein of Malabrigo Chunky

Knitted Bunny Hat Class
March 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
– $20

Sonoma County Knitting Class
Instructor – Lesley
Make this adorable hat just in time for spring. Pattern is written for an infant but I can help you scale it up to adult size if desired!
New techniques include:
Increases, decreases, working in the round
For this class you need to know how to:
Cast on, bind off, knit, purl, recognize a stitch
Homework:
Pick up pattern, yarn, and needles
Materials:
1 skein Cascade 128 Superwash plus contrast for ears
24″ US size 9 circular needle

Two – at – a – Time Socks (Toe Up or Top Down)
March 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
OR
March 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
– $60

Sonoma County Knitting Classes

Initial class plus as many more sessions as it takes to finish your socks!
Instructor – Deirdre
Cost includes pattern
You may make your socks toe-up or top-down. You may use any weight of yarn from sock to worsted; Worsted weight yarn makes great house socks. A basic pattern will be provided for you or you may use a specific pattern that you have had your eye on. The second and all future classes are scheduled by appointment; they are held one-on-one at your own pace.
New techniques include:
Knitting in the round, increases, deceases, how to get a good fit, short rows, magic loop
For this class you need to know how to:
Knit, purl, be able to tell the difference, bind off
This is an advanced beginner class.
Homework:
Purchase yarn & needles
Materials:
Many yarn choices available; see Lesley or Trudy to choose your yarn.

Felted Soap Class
March 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
– $30

Sonoma County Felting Classes
Instructor – Lesley
Cost includes materials except soap – please bring two bars to class
In this class you will learn to make boutique quality felted soaps. Wrapped soap lasts longer and looks nicer than a bare bar of soap. Learn to wrap loose roving around a bar of soap and felt it closed. Add artistic swirls and let your imagination run wild. Make sure to wear clothing that can get wet or bring an apron. You will felt two bars of soap in this class.
New Techniques include:
Wet felting with roving

Knitted Baa-ble Hat Class
March 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
– $30

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There are two sessions in this class:
Fri. Mar. 11 & 25, 1:00-2:30pm
Instructor – Trudy
Make this adorable sheepie hat and learn stranded colorwork all in one project!
New techniques include:
Stranded colorwork, decreases, working in the round
For this class you need to know how to:
Cast on, bind off, knit, purl, recognize a stitch
Homework:
Pick up pattern, yarn, and needles
Materials:
4 colors Cascade 220 Superwash
24″ US size 7 circular needle

Knitted Feather and Fan Scarf Class
March 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
– $20

Sonoma County Knitting Class

Instructor – Madeline

Learn to make a beautiful lace scarf for yourself or as a gift. The deceptively simple pattern and lace weight mohair yarn combine to produce a spectacular accessory.
New techniques include:
Knitting with mohair yarn
For this class you need to know how to:
Cast on, knit, purl and cast Off
This is an advanced beginner class.
Homework:
Purchase yarn and needles, pick up pattern
Materials:
24” Size US 9 Needles
230 yards lace mohair – 1 skein (Debbie Bliss Angel, Cascade Kid Seta,
Cascade Kid Seta Noir, Rowan Kidsilk Haze, or similar. Or 2 skeins of Stacy Charles Ristratto

Start Spinning
March 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
– $45

Sonoma County Spinning Class

Instructor – Karen
Cost includes materials
Learn to spin your own yarn for use in one of-a-kind projects!
You do not need to bring anything with you. You will be given roving and may borrow a drop spindle. There will be a wheel demonstration. You may bring your wheel if you have one.
New techniques include:
Drafting wool
Using a drop spindle

Beginning Knitting
March 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
– $15

Sonoma County Knitting Class
Instructor – Trudy
Cost does not include materials
In this class we will learn to make a basic hat. This is the perfect project for a new knitter. It works up quickly; you’ll be finished before you know it. You will learn the building blocks for more complicated knits and be able to learn something more challenging with ease.
New Techniques Include:
Cast on
knit flat (garter Stitch)
knit in the round (stockinette)
You will learn to decrease
Materials:
One skein Malabrigo Chunky
US Size 10 or 11, 24″ circular needles
Homework:
Purchase up yarn and needles

Pattern Reading and Yarn Substitution
March 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
– $15
Instructor – Trudy
Learn to read a basic pattern from the sizing of a garment and understanding a schematic to the abbreviations and general instructions. Finally figure out how to swap one yarn for another safely!
New techniques include:
How to read a basic pattern
How to find a suitable yarn substitution

Crochet Granny Squares Class
March 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
– $15

sonoma county crochet class
Learn to make this classic Crochet stitch. So versatile it can be used for: pillow covers, afghans, medallions in a sweater, slippers, the options are endless!
Instructor – Linda
New techniques include:
Combine chains and doubles to make a new design.
For this class you need to know how to:
Chain & double crochet
Homework:
Purchase yarn and hook
You will need:
Several colors (or only one) of worsted weight yarn.

Knitted Cabled or Ribbed Fingerless Mitts Class
March 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
– $30

Sebastopol Knitting CLass

Sebastopol KNitting Class
Two sessions – Tues. Mar. 29 & Apr. 12, 2:00-3:30pm
Instructor – Deirdre
Cost includes pattern
Make these great mitts with cables or go for a simple ribbed version! Beautiful to knit in subtle hand painted or solid yarns. great gifts that knit up quickly since we will be teaching you to do these two at a time with the magic loop method!
New techniques include:
Knitting in the round, increases, cables, magic loop
For this class you need to know how to:
Knit, purl, be able to tell the difference, knitting in the round, cast on, bind off
This is an advanced beginner class.
Homework:
Purchase yarn & needles
Materials:
One skein of worsted or light worsted wight yarn ~200 yards will make one pair

Felted Hat
April 2 @ 12:30 – 2:30 pm
– $26

Sonoma County Knitting Class

 

Instructor – Madeline
Cost includes pattern
Learn to make a simple felted brimmed hat for yourself or as a gift. This simple pattern knits up quickly and, once felted, produces an amazingly cute practical garment that is bound to bring compliments. Once you knit one, you will want to make many of these to give away.
New techniques include:
Knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, felting
For this class you need to know how to:
Cast on, knit, purl and cast Off
Homework:
Purchase yarn, needles and pattern
Materials:
24″ US 11 Needles, Stitch Markers for Size 11 Needles
2 skeins of Cascade 220 (NOT SUPERWASH)
Beginning Wheel Spinning Class
April 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
– $30

Sonoma County Spinning Class

Instructor – Karen
Cost includes materials
Learn to spin your own yarn for use in one of-a-kind projects Using a Spinning Wheel.
You should know how to spin on a drop spindle before attending this class. You must provide your own spinning wheel. None are available to borrow.
You should know how to:
Draft and spin on a spindle
New techniques include:
Spinning on a wheel
That is all we have on the books so far for March! Looks like fun yes?
Until next time!
~Trudy, Lesley, Karen, Linda, Deirdre, and Madeline