More Classes and then Some

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Good Morning!

How are you today?  It was such lovely weather we had this weekend!  I’m sure it made for a wonderful Apple Blossom Festival.

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Did you go?  I hear it was the 70th one.  Amazing isn’t it?  I didn’t get to go this year since I was in the shop, but I did meet so many lovely people who came to town for the event.

Just a reminder, next month we have the yarn and needle tasting going on.  Make sure to sign up as space fills up fast!

Sonoma County Yarn Shop

Please make sure to mark your calendars for another free event at Yarnitudes on Saturday, May 14th from 2-4pm!

We will be hosting another yarn and needle tasting on Saturday, May 14th from 2-4pm.  The last time we did this we had so much fun.  We will have a selection of yarn from Knitting Fever along with knitting needles and crochet hooks from Knitters Pride for you to sample and try out.  This is a great opportunity to try out some great yarn without having to buy it.  See how differently you knit or crochet on the many styles of needles in the Knitters Pride collection and have some fun at the same time.  We are looking forward to it!  Please call ahead to let us know if you will be attending this fun event as space is limited.   We will have more spaces than in a regular class but you don’t want to miss out.

Speaking of classes – May is just around the corner and several classes are starting early in the month, so I will give you the rundown now instead of next week, that gives you time to decide if you want to sign up.  I would hate for you to miss out!

Yarnitudes May Classes

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Crochet Child’s Lace Cap Class

May 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

– $20

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

$15 – Includes pattern by Karen Emrey

Instructor – Karen Emrey

Limit 4 students

Learn how to crochet this adorable child’s cap that starts with a star.  Make it for that star child in your life.
Sizing options available

For this class you need to know how to:
work basic crochet stitches.

Homework:
Purchase yarn and hook

Materials:
DK weight yarn in 2 colors, size G hook
sample cap made in Royale Hare Alexander Valley hand dyed yarns

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Spinning Multi Colored Braids

Class

May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

– $40

Cost – $45 – Includes some materials (multi color hand dyed braided fiber)

Class limited to 4 students

Instructor – Karen

Not your usual multi color braid spinning!  Unusual twists included!Includes multi color hand dyed braided fiber

Spinning can be on spindle or wheel

For this class you need to know how to:
Must be able sin on your spindle or spinning wheel

Materials:  
Spindle or spinning wheel, sandwich size zip bags and sharpie to label fiber,  string tags to label spun yarn, notebook, pen, string to tie skeins
small or sample size niddy noddy (optional)

Sonoma County Knitting Classes

Knitted Baby Surprise Jacket Class

May 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

– $60

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

Three Sessions – Sun. May 1, 15, & & 19, 4:30-6:00pm

Instructor – Lesley

Cost includes pattern

Make a classic baby sweater.  This is a great knit with incredible construction.  You won’t believe how it comes together.

New techniques include:
Increasing & decreasing, picking up stitches, seaming

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 & needles, pick up pattern, and determine your gauge.

Materials:
Many yarn choices available; see Lesley to choose your yarn weight.

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Beginning Knitting Class

May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

– $15

Please contact us to sign up for the 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

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Knitted Vanilla Lace Camisole Class

May 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

– $40

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

There are two sessions in this class:

Wed. May. 4 & 25, 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor – Trudy

Learn to knit this stylish and simple lace topped camisole in two short classes. This classic design would be great all summer long.

New techniques include:
Picking up stitches, lace knitting

For this class you need to know how to:
Knit, purl, recognize a stitch
This is an advanced beginner class

Homework:
Purchase yarn and needles before day of class
check gauge: 23 sts x 30 rows / 4 inches

Materials:
Sport Weight Yarn – We recommend Cascade Ultra Pima, Sunseeker, Fiora, Bamboo Pop, Amaze, or Breeze.
550 – 920yds depending on size
US 4 or 5 32″ circular needle (or size needed to get gauge)

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Knitted Beaded Necklace Class

May 4 @ 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

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Crochet Granny Circle in a Square Class

May 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

– $15

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

Learn to make this different twist on a 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.

 Sonoma County CustomFIt

CustomFit Workshop

May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

– $25

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

Thur. May 5 & 12, 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.

Sonoma County Knitting Class

Knitted Leftovers Hat Class

May 6 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 pm

– $25

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

Instructor – Trudy

Cost does not include materials

In this class we will learn to make a basic hat but with a twist.  Use up scrap yarn or use some special handspun or odds and ends.  This is the perfect project for a new knitter.  It works up quickly; you’ll be finished before you know it.   This is a great way to learn to knit in the round.

New Techniques Include:
Knitted in ends, knitted in fringe

Materials:
Odds and ends of yarn in several colors. at least 100 grams and 200 yards total needed for worsted weight.

Homework:
Purchase yarn and needles

 

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Knitted Girl’s Plaid Dress Class

May 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

– $40

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

There are two sessions in this class:

Wed. May 11 & Jun. 1, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Instructor – Trudy

Learn to knit this adorable colorwork children’s dress. Simple and fun. Why not give it a try?

New techniques include:
Stranded colorwork, bobbles, seaming, knitting ends in as you go.

For this class you need to know how to:
Knit, purl, recognize a stitch
This is an advanced beginner class

Homework:
Purchase yarn and needles before day of class.
Pick up pattern.
check gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows / 4 inches
Cast on and work 4 rows in Garter stitch using contrast color B before day of class

Materials:
Sport Weight Yarn – We recommend Cascade 220 Superwash Sport
5-6 skeins of main color, 1-2 skeins of contrast colors
US 4 and 5, 24″ circular needle (or size needed to get gauge)
4 x 1/2″ butons
stitch holders

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Two – at – a – Time Socks (Toe Up or Top Down)

May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

– $60

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

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.

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Knitted Baa-ble hat Class

May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

– $30

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

There are two different dates and two sessions in this class:

Fri. May. 13 & 27, 1:00-2:30pm

OR

Sat. May. 21 & 28, 12:30-2:00pm

Instructor – Trudy

Make this adorable sheepie hat and learn stranded color work all in one project! Adult or child sizes available.

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

You must cast on and work 20 rows in 2×2 ribbing before first class.

Materials:
4 colors Cascade 220  or 220 Superwash or other worsted weight yarn

24″ US size 7 circular needle

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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, 6/18 (1:00-2:30pm), 7/23, 8/27, 9/24, 10/22, 11/26, 12/17 (all other sessions 10:30am-12:00pm)

Instructor – Linda

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 at a later date.

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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Knitted Felted Hat

May 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

– $30

Please contact us to sign up for the 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 before class

Materials:
24” US 11 Needles, Stitch Markers for Size 11 Needles
2 skeins of Cascade 220 (NOT SUPERWASH)
2.5 skeins Lamb’s Pride Worsted

yarn tasting

Yarn and Needle Tasting!

 

May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

– Free!

We will be hosting another yarn and needle tasting on Saturday, May 14th from 2-4pm.  The last time we did this we had so much fun.  We will have a selection of yarn from Knitting Fever along with knitting needles and crochet hooks from Knitters Pride for you to sample and try out.  This is a great opportunity to try out some great yarn without having to buy it.

See how differently you knit or crochet on the many styles of needles in the Knitters Pride collection and have some fun at the same time.  We are looking forward to it!  Please call ahead to let us know if you will be attending this fun event as space is limited.   We will have more spaces than in a regular class but you don’t want to miss out.

Sonoma County Spinning Class

Spindle to Spinning Wheel Class

May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

– $40

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

Instructor – Karen

Limit 4 students

Do you only spin on a spindle? Have you bought or borrowed a spinning wheel? We’ll cover setting up your wheel, how the spindle turned into a spinning wheel, how the spinning wheel works, treadling (not as easy as it looks), and lots more!

Don’t have a spinning wheel? Yarnitudes sells American made Schacht spinning wheels from Boulder, CO. Top quality!

We recommend 3 styles of wheels: the Matchless, the Lady Bug, and the folding portable the Sidekick!  Let us order one for you!

Must be able to spin on a spindle.
You supply the wheel.

Beginning Crochet Class

May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

– $15

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

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.

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Crochet Garden Hat Class

May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 $30

Please contact us to sign up for the class.

There are two sessions in this class:

Thur. May 19 & June 2, 1:00-2:30pm

Learn to make this classic crochet sun hat.  So versatile it can be used for spring summer and fall.

Instructor – Linda

New techniques include:

Combine chains and  doubles to make a new design.

For this class you need to know how to:
Chain , single, and double crochet

Homework:
Purchase yarn and hook.  You must purchase the pattern online at home before class.  We are unable to sell it through the store.  Click here for link to pattern: Crochet Garden hat by Linda Permann.

You will need:

Size G crochet hook.  One or two colors (or only one) of worsted weight yarn.  We suggest Good Earth – cotton linen blend or Queensland – Cairns

Sonoma County Knitting Class

Crochet Stitch-a-Month

January 16 @ 10:30 am – December 17 @ 12:00 pm

– $15

Twelve Session Series (usually the 3nd Saturday of the month) 1/16, 2/20, 3/19, 4/23 (1-2:30pm), 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20, 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/10 (all other sessions 10:30am-12:00pm)

Instructor – Linda

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 at a later date.

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:
Chain, single, double, half double crochet etc.

Homework:
Purchase yarn and hooks

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 one skein per block.

Sonoma County Spinning Class 

Start Spinning Class

May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

– $30

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