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 you will learn 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, practice fixing mistakes, and leave with ideas and patterns to confidently move on to your next project! Cost: $50 plus supplies
Monday, January 14 & 21, 2019, 6:00pm-8:00pm - SOLD OUT.
Join Christie for classic mittens and simple stranded colorwork - a beautiful combination. She fell in love with this pattern last summer and knit a couple pair of them, so you'll get lots of good advice from our Resident Colorwork Pro! You should be comfortable working in the round for this class. Colorwork experience not necessary!
Cost: $30 plus supplies (10% discount on supplies in shop) Supplies: US 3 & 4 double point needles, Dreyma Pattern, Kits available in shop or pick your own according to pattern.
Saturday, January 19 or February 16. 12:00pm-4:00pm
Make a sock from cast-on to heel flap to gusset to toe shaping and Kitchener, all in one afternoon with Karen! You will appreciate Karen's 10 years' sock teaching experience teaching and should be ready to cast on for a "real" pair of socks when done with the mini that you will create!
REGISTER HERE Cost: $45 Materials required: Basic Sock pattern from Churchmouse; set of size 4 double point needles; scrap yarn-worsted weight. 10% discount on supplies at Yarn Bar.
Building Blocks 2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019,1:00pm-3:00pm - SOLD OUT.
Building Blocks is a skill-building series; the only prerequisite is that students MUST BE proficient in the knit, purl, and cast on stitches! We will meet once a month with Becky to "build" your knitting skills by creating a new square each month, learning new stitches and techniques. Each square will build upon the skills of the previous pattern. You'll end up with 12 blocks to create a gorgeous sampler afghan (which will be assembled in the 13th-bonus-class), as well as knitting confidence for future projects! Limit of 7 participants Cost: $60.00 plus materials (book, needles, yarn) *If you sign up for full year ($120.00) the book is free.
Monday, January 28 & February 4, 2019, 6:00pm-8:00pm
This is a tried and true pattern that results in fantastic slippers. You'll get many requests for them from family and friends! Barb has made countless sets of these and will help you work through the project, give her tips for felting those giant knitted slippers down to size, and her sole secret.
$30.00 Materials: pattern, size 13 US 24" needles, 500 - 850 yards worsted weight 100% wool, stitch markers All supplies for class receive 10% discount at Yarn Bar.