Beginning Knitting and Beyond – Lisa Sewell
Saturday, September 9th and 16th, from 10am -1pm
Lisa is a skilled teacher whose focus is on technique and mastery over the art of knitting. Her focus is on building confident and self-sufficient knitters. In this six-hour workshop, she’ll cover all the basic techniques. You’ll do a sampler to learn different methods of casting on, the knit stitch, purl stitch, seed, ribbing, increasing, decreasing and binding off. You’ll learn English and Continental methods, how to use double-pointed needles and how to correct mistakes. The class will also cover types of yarns and needles, how to read a pattern, different styles of sweaters and the importance of gauge. The goal of this class is to provide students with a strong base and command of knitting so they are confident to begin a simple project. Class Fee $75
Beginning Two Color Knitting – Lisa Sewell
Saturday, September 9th & 16th, from 2-5pm
This workshop is suited for beginning knitters interested in delving into knitting with two-colors. You’ll master carrying 2 or more colors using the English and Continental methods, catching colors, introducing new colors, weaving in and splicing techniques. Learn how to do intarsia and duplicate stitch, read charts, and explore how using colors impact the structural design of Icelandic, Norwegian and Fair Isle sweaters.
Class Fee $75
Swedish “Mitten Day” Mittens – Michelle Poulin-Alfeld
Sunday, September 10th and 17th, from 12pm until 3pm
On October 15th, Swedish children receive their new mittens for winter from loving parents and grandparents. The design is simple and functional, but the mittens are essential for keeping little hands warm in the cold Scandinavian Winter. Learn to knit this simple child’s mitten in the tradition of the Jan Brett stories. You’ll want to make several pairs to keep those special little hands warm! The pattern can be adjusted to make adult mittens, too!
Class fee $60
Quick Christmas Knits – Kristin Fredrickson
Wednesdays, September 27th through November 1st, from 6-8pm
Kristin will present a new idea and pattern for Christmas gift knitting each Wednesday night and get you started on the right foot! You’ll have plenty of time to complete any or all of these projects before Christmas. What could be more fun than to present these hand-made gifts to your loved ones and hear the gasps of appreciation? This is a drop-in and drop-out class.
You can attend all or just one. Choose from Felted Soaps, Fingerless Mitts, Wine Bottle Cozies, Bulky slipper socks, Quick Hat,
Christmas Ornaments. It’s just $15 per class.
Norwegian Christmas Stockings – Lisa Sewell
Saturday October 7th and 14th from 10am until 1pm
These beautiful Norwegian Christmas Stockings will command center stage on any fireplace mantle. Lisa is an expert in traditional knitting techniques and has developed this new class to introduce Norwegian knitting traditions. Starting with the basic stocking design, you can add one of the many variations Lisa will provide to truly customize your stocking. No two will be alike! This is a great class for those who have taken the Two-Color Knitting Class or have some experience with two-color knitting. Who knows? You may decide to knit one for every family member – or maybe just your favorites! Class Fee $75 + $5 Booklet fee
Tvåändsstickning/Twined Knitting – Michelle Poulin-Alfeld
Sunday, October 8th, 15th & 22nd, from 12 until 3pm
Välkommen!Learn this centuries old knitting technique from Sweden that has been used in hats, gloves and garments of all types when warmth and durability were essential. Michelle teaches not only the technique, but also the rich cultural tradition of this form of Swedish folk knitting. You will learn the tips and tricks she has discovered over years. Tvåändsstickning, or Twined Knitting as it is called in the U.S., produces a beautiful garment that is a pleasure to wear and unique to this type of knitting. You will knit a lovely winter headband that can be made into a hat if you like. You don’t need experience in the Twined Knitting technique to take this class, but if you were fortunate enough to attend Nancy Bush’s class at the retreat, this is a great next project. Glad stickning! (Happy Knitting!) Class Fee $90
Scandinavian Slippers – Kristin Drysdale
Monday, October 10th & 16th & 23rd
Noon to 2pm or 5:30 to 7:30pm
Learn to knit these stunning Scandinavian style slippers with Kristin Drysdale. An experienced teacher and designer, Kristin has written this pattern in sizes from child to adult. It’s easy to personalize your slippers by choosing a variety of color patterns. As lovely to wear as they are beautiful, these charming slippers make the perfect gift for someone special. Begin in September to make several pair in time for Christmas! Skills required: Cast on, bind off, beginning level color-work. Class Fee: $75
The Blye Shawl Knit Along with Katy Carroll and Carolyn Greenwood
October 12th, 19th and 26th from 5 until 7pm
Come knit the beautiful Blye Shawl designed by Katy Carroll and knit from Greenwood Fiberworks Silky Sheep. Opening night will feature a mini trunk show of Greenwood Fiberworks Yarn. This is a rare opportunity to knit with this very talented designer in such luscious fibers. Call or visit the shop to sign up soon!
Fair Isle Hat – Lisa Sewell
October 21st & 28th, from 10am until 1pm
I think it’s fair to say Lisa Sewell is the resident expert in Fair Isle knitting. She has made dozens of Fair Isle sweaters – I’ve never seen the same one twice!! Originally, she wrote this class and designed the pattern for the Wool Cabin Spring Retreat last May. The class was so popular we asked for an encore. You might think taking on a Fair Isle sweater as your first FI project is too intimidating, but this Fair Isle hat is not and is decidedly the perfect introduction to Fair Isle knitting.
This hat is knit using Traditional Shetland Wool. You have two beautiful color ways to choose from. The class explores how shading works in Fair Isle sweaters and how fun it is to play with six or seven colors in a project. Knitters will work on stranding, catching colors and changing color techniques. You will also learn a two-color cast on and how to knit a braid embellishment. This class is suitable for knitters familiar with two-color knitting techniques. Class fee $75, Kit $30
Finishing Class – Lisa Sewell
November 4th from 10am until 5 pm
This workshop will cover how to finish your knitted projects: shoulder seams, side seams, neck edges, weaving and knitting seams, buttonholes, kitchener stitch, short rows, correcting mistakes, blocking and many other techniques. Work in progress and questions welcome!
We’ll be working with swatches that you’ll have knit and prepared before class. Homework assignment available when you sign up for the class. This workshop is jam-packed and though it’s a long day, hopefully you’ll learn some new tricks and techniques and we will have a little break mid-day for you to grab a bite to eat and/or shop!
Materials: Homework assignment. Also, bring any unfinished projects, questions, challenges, etc. and Lisa will help you tackle them towards the end of class time. Class Fee $75