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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, Feb. 5 & 12, 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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Knitted Toys just in time for Easter

Feb. 17, 24, & Mar. 3, 5:30-7

Learn to knit a Bunny, Lamb or Elephant with Anna.
From the book, Itty Bitty Toys. the Lamb and the elephant are free on Ravelry.
Cost of class: $45.00 plus materials

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Learn to Read Charts and make the Sparrowette Shawl.

NEW class on March 3 & 10, 5:30-7

Join Shelia and master knitting from a chart. They are not really all that scary, and Shelia will teach you what all those crazy symbols mean while you knit up a beautiful shawl, Sparrowette.

Knitting and Reading Charts
LEARN TO KNIT LACE!!!
Join us for a knit-a-long that will also teach you how to read lace charts. Don’t freak out!  We will be using fingering yarn and using charts to knit the lace patterns in this shawl. If you’re an average knitter but haven’t branched out into lace and charts, this is the class for you. The Sparrowette Shawl will be a great
opportunity to learn a new skill that will get you knitting faster and more challenging projects with ease. Knitting lace with fingering yarn is easier and still gives you a lacy effect.
Two week class and then knit-a-long on Wednesdays to complete the project.
Project: Sparrowette Shawl by Maja Jokanovic. Free Ravelry pattern.
Supplies: 1 skein (440 yards) or 2 skeins (770 yards) of hand dyed sock or fingering yarn (not highly variegated) bought from The Yarn Club.
Size 7 circular needles. Stitch markers. Optional – IPAD with knitCompanion app.
If you don’t have an IPAD, then print your pattern and have either colored pattern tape (available at the Yarn Club) or sticky notes

Cost: 35.00

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KnitCompanion Class

February 28th at 9:30am.

– Learn about the apps popular capabilities.  Transforms any pdf pattern into highly interactive knitting instructions and lets you track you progress through a pattern including sliding markers, counters, highlights, and annotations.  Work for all types of patterns including charts!

Requirements – IPAD or IPAD Mini, or any iDevice that supports iOS 5.x. KnitCompation free app (for basic class) or purchased app (for complete class).    KnitCompation is 0.99 cents for 30 days or $9.99 for a one year subscription.  Must be signed up on Ravelry.

Disclaimer from Sheila– "I am not a registered KnitCompanion instructor but have a working knowledge of the app and its capabilities.  As with any program, there will be features that I may not have working knowledge of and we will not cover all features in this class.  This basic and more complete class will give you a working knowledge of the app and its capabilities and allow you to start using this wonderful tool for your knitting projects."  

Cost: $35.00 plus KnitCompanion Download fee

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Tunisian Entrelac Crochet

Tunisian Crochet in Arroyo

January 13th, 5:30-7

Join Karen and hook up some fun with Tunisian Crochet.

Materials: 2 skeins Malabrigo Arroyo or Noro Ayatori or Shiro

Size I crochet hook

Cost: $20.00 plus materials

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Fish Lips Kiss Socks with Lora

to be determined

It's back!!!!

You will need 1 skein of Biscotte & Cie Sock yarn divided in two cakes

a 32"-40"size US 0-1 Needle for Magic Loop

Cost:  class 1 is $25.00, class 2 is $15.00.  All the help in the world is free

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Secret Garden Shawl by LilyGo Crochet-a-Long

Starts January 14th at 3pm.  You may join in any time.

Free meet up with Melissa.  Yarn must be purchased from The Yarn Club.

Materials: 450-1700 yds of laceweight or light fingering yarn.  F crochet hook, size 8 beads, and stitch markers.

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Knitted Flat Slipper Socks Class

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Crochet – Beyond the Basic

Jan 20 & 27, 5:30-7

Feb 19 & 26, 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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Cozy Crochet Cowled Poncho

February 7 and 14th, 10am - 12noon

Join Melissa and learn how to make this "cozy cowl poncho" for yourself.  This is a beginner level pattern, so no previous knowledge of crochet is necessary.  In this class, you will learn how to chain, create the half-double crochet stitch, two methods of turning your work, slip stitch and how to crochet in the round.  

Project: Cozy Cowl Neck Poncho by Lion Brand

Supplies needed:

  3 skeins of Marble chunky or 740 yards of other self striping bulky yarn (What did you want to get rid of?)

 K hook

 measuring tape and darning needle for finishing

Cost:  $25 for two classes

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Learn to knit a Bunny, Lamb or Elephant with Anna

February 17, 24 and March 3, 5pm-7pm

From the book, Itty Bitty Toys. the Lamb and the elephant are free on Ravelry.
Cost of class: $45.00 plus materials

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Hairpin Lace Cowl in Bulky Yarn

March 10, 17, 24, 5:30-7:00pm

Hairpin lace is very simple to learn. The portable of this project
makes it easy to crochet just about anywhere when the loops are on the
loom.

This class will need to be about 3 sessions. Students must have
crochet experience.

Supplies Needed:
Approximately 450 yards of yarn
Hairpin lace loom
Stitch markers (at least 10)
Size G or H crochet hook
Scrap Yarn (at least 12 yards of a contrasting color for "guides" on
our loom)
scissors
Darning Needle

Cost: $45.00

 

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MEET OUR TEACHERS

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.

 

Shelia

Melissa

Lora

Will

Terry