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Hello How are you today?

It is the time again to give you an overview of the classes we have coming up in the next couple of months. As always, if there is something you would like to learn, let us know!  We are always adding new classes and repeating old ones on request.  We value your input.  Thank you for giving us an opportunity to teach you something new.  We love it!

Beginning Crochet

January 26 @ 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.

Felted Hat

January 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

 $26

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)

Baby or Child Top-Down Cardigan

January 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 $50

Two sessions – Thurs. Jan. 28 & Feb. 11
Instructor – Lesley
Learn to make this easy sweater for the little one in your life. Top down construction makes this easy to try on as you go.  If you have never knit a sweater before this is an easy place to start.  The possibilities are endless with so many color choices and the option to add texture in the form of cables or lace.
New techniques include:
Knitting flat and in the round
Knit front and back increases, cable cast on, picking up stitches
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 7 – 9 Needles (depending on yarn choice)
400-800 yards (depending on size and yarn choice):  Malabrigo Rios, Tosh Vintage, or Tosh DK, Cascade 220 Superwash, Painted Sky, Cascade 220 Superwash Aran, Plymouth Encore, Universal Uptown Worsted.

Cable Knit Scarf/Cowl

February 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

 $26

Instructor – Madeline.
Cost includes pattern.
Learn to make a simple cable knit button scarf/cowl for yourself or as a gift.  This simple pattern uses only one skein (100 yards) of a bulky yarn.  The finished scarf is only 30 inches long so knits up quickly.  This quick and easy project is a great way to show off beautiful cables.
New techniques include:
Cable knitting, Slip stitch edge treatment, 2 stitch twist cable (great as a border to show off larger more complicated cables), buttonholes, k2tog cast off
For this class you need to know how to:
Cast on, knit, purl, and cast off, identify a stitch
Homework:
Purchase yarn, needles, and pattern (you must buy this pattern on Ravelry)
Materials:
US 10 or 11 straight or circular needle, cable needle, stitch markers, three buttons, or shawl pin.
One skein of Cascade 128 Superwash OR 1 skein Cascade Bulky Alpaca (or any bulky yarn that gives you about 3.5 stitches per inch.)   Approximately 100 yards

Custom Fit Workshop

February 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 $25

or

February 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

  $25


Friday. Feb. 5 & 12, 11:00am-12:30pm
or
Thurs. Feb. 18 & 25, 5:30-7:00pm
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.

Start Spinning

February 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 $45

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

Felted Clogs

February 7 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 $50

Two sessions – Sun. Feb. 7, 4:30-7 & Feb. 14, 4:30-6
Instructor – Lesley
Cost includes pattern
Comfy, cozy feet are what you need this winter.  These house shoes make wonderful gifts.  Make it more fun by not felting them until after you gift them and look at the recipient’s face when they open a package with a huge pair of wooly shoes inside! Easy to knit, easy to felt.  You won’t be able to make just one pair!
New techniques include:
Short Rows, increasing, decreasing, working back and forth and in the round
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 (10 stitches = 4 inches stockinette when yarn is doubled)
You will need:
Worsted Weight (non-superwash) Wool:  Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride or Cascade 220
(3 skeins – 2 in body color 1 in contrast – more for men’s large sizes)
Stitch markers and a 24″ or longer size 13 circular needle

Beginning Knitting

February 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 $15

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

Crochet Feather & Fan Scarf

February 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 $20

Instructor – Linda
Cost includes pattern
Learn to crochet this beautiful stitch with only a basic knowledge of crochet you will be able to make this neat scarf!
New techniques include:
Combine chains, doubles, and slipped stitches 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:
2 skeins sport or DK weight yarn

Beaded Necklace

February 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 $40

Instructor – Trudy
Cost includes materials
Learn to make this fantastic accessory.  The combinations are limited only by your imagination!
New techniques include:
How to string and knit with pre-strung beads
Long tail cast on with beads
Short rows
For this class you need to know:
Long tail cast on, bind off, knit, and purl
This is an advanced beginner class.
Homework:
Pick up necklace kit and string beads on yarn before class
Materials:
Necklace kit, 24″ or longer Size 3 circular knitting needle

CustomFit Sweater Class

February 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 $20

Cost – $10/hour
Instructor – Deirdre
Sun. Feb. 14 2:00-4:00pm.   Plus additional meetings as needed.  Schedule TBA.
Never knit a sweater before?  Need help knitting that CustomFIt sweater?  No problem.  We will help you through the process.  Formal class setting to teach you all the steps for sweater knitting.
New Techniques:
Reading a CustomFit pattern, casting on, increases, decreases, counting rows, mostly seamless or seamed construction options.
Homework:
You must have completed a CustomFit workshop or have already generated a CustomFit pattern before attending this class.

Half-Pi Shawl

February 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 $60

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

Painted Shawl

February 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

or
February 28 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
$20
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

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
That is all we have on the books so far for February!  Looks like fun yes?
Until next time!
~Trudy & Lesley