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Classes/Events

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CLASSES:
Classes are taught by experienced knitters with patience and support.  We offer classes from beginner to advanced techniques to satisfy the most inquisitive knitter.  Our Staff is always available to help.  Bring in a dropped stitch or a late night goof and we will do our best to get you back on track.

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Join us Wednesday evenings from 5 - 8 for evening social knitting and crochet.  Stop by to see what's knitting up at The Yarn Club, meet new friends and learn new techniques. 
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GREAT CLASSES!

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Learn To Knit

Tuesday, Dec. 9 & 16, 5:30-7.  Must Sign up in advance.

Knitting is fun and simple once you know the basics. The Intro to knitting class will teach you the fundamentals that you need to know to begin a long and wonderful friendship with your needles. In the first class we will learn basic cast on techniques, how to knit and purl, we will introduce you to different types of yarn, and have you become familiar with the online community of Ravelry. You will be provided with practice yarn; however, you will need to purchase your needles and project yarn at The Yarn Club before class starts. The class is 2 weeks with a week between them. I will be here during the off week so you can come in to ask questions or get any help you may need. The second week of class we will begin our projects. I have chosen 4 scarf patterns and 4 shawl patterns for you to choose from. You can find the pattern information on Ravelry. If you have any questions, please ask for Jillian at the shop and I will be happy to get back to you.

 Two session class.

Cost: $40.00 plus materials

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 Julekuler:  Christmas Balls ......  said the Queen.......

Saturday, December 6th at 10:00am to 1:00 pm

Pattern Title and Author (with link): Julekuler – Tangled Flowers by Eva Lyus                                                                                                                         http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/julekuler---tangled-flowers

Deck your tree out in hand knitted balls!  Sara is here to share the Norwegian tradition of Julekuler!  These Christmas Balls are a quick knit and a great way to use up those scraps of left over yarn.    

Skills you’ll learn:      Reading charts, two color knitting. 

Items Needed:   Any LIGHT FINGERING yarn will do.  Expect to use no more than 50 yards. 

Recommended Size US 1.5 DPNs.  You can try magic loop on this but you’d probably be better off with DPNs.

Pattern, free download on Ravelry prior to class and bring it with you!  Also, The Yarn Club sells 55 Christmas Balls to Knit by Arne & Carlos, a great book featuring wonderful instructions and designs to keep you knitting.

Skills Needed:   Basic knitting:  knit, purl, YO and K2TOG. 

Price:  $20 plus materials purchased from TYC

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Knitted Flat Slipper Socks Class

November 6, 13, 20 @ 1:30-3:00 or at 5:30-7:00 for our working knitters

Struggling to knit socks in the round? I have found the perfect solution. Knit your socks flat! No double-pointed needles! No magic loop! No more stuggle!

I am going to teach you how to make a worsted weight sock that will knit up very quickly. (For example, it took me a total of 8 hours to make a pair, yes 2 socks!) No more second sock syndrome!

Materials needed:
- One skein Worsted Weight Yarn, purchased at The Yarn Club
- US 4 and US 7 needles
- Size G (4.25mm) crochet hook
- 4 stitch markers
- waste yarn (used for placing stitches on hold)
- tapestry needle
- Knit Your Socks on Straight, by Alice Curtis

Class Fee: $45.00

This class is for an advanced beginner/intermediate student.
Here are the stitches you need to know to be successful:
- knitting and purling
- k2tog, p2tog, ssk, and ssp
- You also will also need to pick up stitches for the gusset of the sock. I will walk you through in the class to give you a refresher. You are picking up slipped stitches, so it is very clear where you will be picking up your stitches.

Can't wait to see you in class!

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Crochet – Beyond the Basic

October 30 and Nov. 6th, 5:30-7

Students must know and be proficient with the basic crochet stitches. This class is perfect for students that have taken the beginning crochet class and have practiced and completed a basic project. This is also a class for those that need a refresher, want to learn advanced stitches and techniques or want to learn how to read a written or charted pattern.

Different yarn choices, types and patterns will be discussed.

Students will need to sign up for Ravelry.com if not already.

Because of the difference in skill sets the class project will be tailored for each student. Students will need to contact Sheila Rakes by email (sgrakes@gmail.com) to discuss a project for the class. Student will be responsible for getting their pattern, appropriate hook and yarn prior to the start of class. Supplies must be purchased at The Yarn Club.

Pattern sugestions:

Elise Shawl by Evan Plevinski

dent de Lion Shawlette by Abigail  Bailey

Garbo by Nancy L. Drew

Jewel of the Shrug by Kristin Omdahl

Mini skeins of practice yarn will be provided.

After the initial class, students are encouraged to attend a “crochet a long” with the instructor for additional help if needed.

Cost: $35.00

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MEET OUR TEACHERS

Jillian Jackson:

Hi, my name is Jillian. Don’t let my age fool you, I have been crocheting since I was 8 years old and I have been knitting since I was 14. I knit continental style, and I tend to pick up my needles over my hooks. Like many of us in the yarn community I have a billion different projects going on at once. I have knit everything from baby blankets to lace cardigans. I am a true yarn addict, and maybe a little bit of a yarn snob. I love soft, squishy yarn. I can be found at the shop most every day to answer questions and help you find your next yarn indulgence.

 

Sara Matthews:

     Sara has been a knitter since her newlywed days in England around 2007.  In an attempt to find new friends in a new land she took up the sticks and never put them down.

     Knitting for Sara is a form of meditation as well as a surefire way to assimilate into any new community the Military sends her and her husband to.  These days Sara rarely knits with anything heavier than sock weight yarn and cannot stop knitting lace.

 

Rusty Boyd:

Rusty Boyd has spent a lifetime with fiber.  He learned to crochet at age 9 and at age 34, he learned to knit, fulfilling a lifelong dream and carrying on an aunt’s legacy.  Rusty’s own designs have been published by Skacel, Love of Knitting, and Love of Crochet Magazines.  He enjoys knitting socks (2 at a time), finding new shades of orange, and most recently spinning his own yarn.

Sue

Sue Alfred recently moved from the Northern Virginia area. She and her husband have retired to a cottage in Sandbridge along with a zoo of 4 cats, a dog, a bird, fish and many orchids. She learned to knit as a teenager. But, after having two boys and working full time, knitting went by the wayside. Forty years later, a friend said she would like to learn to knit. Sue started knitting again to teach her friend and knitting became a passion. She has worked for the past 7 years in a local yarn shop in Haymarket, VA called Needles in the Haymarket. There she taught beginning knitting, beginning crochet, entrelac, Advent lace scarf, casting on and off with an I-Cord, and Judy’s magic cast on for toe up socks. Sue is known to be a very patient teacher and really enjoys teaching.

 

Stephanie

Stephanie is a married mother of 4 (three boys, one girl) with a wee bit of a crafting addiction. She took up crocheting when her second child was a few months old, and followed this up with dyeing, knitting, spinning, and weaving. In her spare time that she manages to squeeze out of her busy life, she also does some jewelry and wire work, dabbles in photography, and is experimenting with various body care products.