Saturdays, March 31, April 7 and April 21 (skipping a week between the 2nd and 3rd class)
Learn a lifelong skill with our pro Becky, who has taught beginning knitters in Billings for the past 10 years. Many of you will recognize her as the former owner of Billings Gymnastics School and know that she is comfortable teaching all types of learners. According to Becky, "the lightbulb really goes off between the second and third class". In this series of 3 classes (six hours of instruction) you will cover the anatomy of a stitch and how to recognize Knits and Purls, while following a pattern with knitting terminology. You will also be exposed to reading a chart, another component of pattern reading. Finish the class with tips and tricks, ideas and patterns to confidently move on to your next project!
Materials: (10% discount at Yarn Bar)
- Learn to knit kit, available in shop - One skein Handknit Cotton
Piqua Lace Cowl
April 16; 6 - 8p.m.
Learn some classic lace (and Yarn Overs FOUR ways!) to create a beautiful little cowl with fingering weight yarn. Choose your own mini skeins, grab a coordinated kit from Chief Left Hand Knits' dye studio, or dive into your stash.
Materials: Piqua Lace Cowl pattern and yarn/needles as specified. All class supplies receive 10% discount at Yarn Bar.
Knit TWO (An Easy Beanie)
Mondays April 2 & 9
6 - 8 pm
The next step in our Learn to Knit series: gather around our table with Linda and make the Perfectly Easy Beanie - a tried and true classic. You’ll learn to knit in the round and shape the top of your hat, which incorporates DPNs (double point needles). Voila! You’ll be amazed that you’ve turned a beautiful strand of yarn into a warm hug for somebody’s special noggin.
Materials: 5% discount on supplies at Yarn Bar - 150 yards worsted weight wool - Pattern - Perfectly Easy Beanie by Giraffe Lady Knits - US 7 circular 16” needle - US 7 double point needle set - Stitch markers
Macrame 101 Workshop
Saturday, April 28, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Macrame. Is. Back. !!! And we are lucky to have a vintage macrame expert* willing to resurrect her knotty past to share macrame pro-tips. Gather around our table and learn while creating a macrame sampler.