Monday, October 13, 2014

Classes This Week

To register, please stop on by the shop, call us at (505) 672-2008 or send an email to We appreciate 24 hour class registration notice so we are best able to prepare for our students. Thank you! 

Don't Be  A Square, Learn to Knit, Afghan Knit-Along, Well Plaid

Block two of our month of plaid!  Where our last block used stripes raised above the fabric of the square, Block Fourteen “Well Plaid”  creates lines of color flush with the rest of the square.

Amy Gunderson achieves this by working one vertical stitch in the row in reverse stockinette, then applying the contrasting color to the purled stitch using a crochet hook.  It’s rather ingenious.  The video shows how it’s achieved. -

If you know how to knit and purl but are ready for the next step this KAL (Knit-Along) is for you. We will be joining Universal Yarn and Amy Gunderson for this KAL and you will have the added benefit of hands on help from Heidi. If you missed the earlier blocks - no worries, we will help you catch up.

Tuesday, 14 Oct., 5:30 - 7
Instructor - Heidi Narum
Fee - Free

At least 4 colors of Uptown worsted or other worsted weight yarn. Color combination ideas. 2 balls of each color. Each block uses about 20 oz.
Size 8 knitting needles (or size needed to get gauge)
Tapestry needle
Copy of the pattern available here. - 

Skill level 
You need to know how to knit and purl.

No registration necessary. 

Learn to Knit Class Series

Throughout the series, participants will learn the valuable knitting skills needed to create a wide variety of projects.  All classes in theseries are limited to 4 participants each;please be sure to sign up early. 
Class fee:$10/class
One-time supply fee: $20 includes patterns, yarn , and needles – applies to dishcloth classes only.

Example: a participant would like to take the knit/purl dishcloth, cable dishcloth and the lace dishcloth classes. Each class has a $10 fee, with a one-time fee of $20 for supplies. The total for all three classes is $50 ($10 for each of the three classes, plus a $20 supplies fee).

Third Class – Learn Cables – Cable Dishcloth – Learn to make cables in this class. Learn the provisional cast on.
Session 1 – Date: 15 & 29 Oct from 10 to 11:30
Instructor: Katie Brousseau
Fee: $10  

Math for Knitters

I know, you may have considered not reading past the word “math”.  Sure, you may have wondered what a rational person would need to calculate how many cars were on the train (hint:  a lot). But really, when you are doing math so you can knit a beautiful shawl or so that perfect sweater will also fit perfectly, math is fun.  Trust me!

Don’t be afraid of knitting math!  Be afraid of mountain lions, if you must.  But knitting math will make you feel strong, confident, and you will be able to impress your friends. 

We will cover the basics you will need for any pattern, move on to more specific types of knitting, and answer any questions you might have.  Bring and pencil, paper, and a calculator.  And math jokes.  That’s the only thing we will laugh at in this class.

Date: Saturday, 18 Oct., 12:30 - 2
Instructor: Avivah Smith-Nelson
Fee: $10

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