Learn a lifelong skill with our pro Becky, who has taught beginning knitters in Billings for the past 12 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!
Some of your favorite designers and creators will join us for a series of online gatherings with a partnership with fellow LYS, Longmont Yarn Shoppe: Fiberside Chats!
Launched in May, these gatherings, hosted on Zoom, are one-hour sessions with special guests joining us to give a peek into their world. These designers and creators will discuss their unique path, creative processes, latest projects—or whatever is inspiring them now. There will also be a Q&A session, giveaways, and other fun surprises for those who join!
Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits - January 9th, 12:00 MST - Cocoknits Sweater Workshop method and invention of Cocoknits Method.
Felicia Lo of Sweet Georgia Yarns - January 15th, 4:00pm MST - Refresh and restart for the New Year, Inspiration and making time for Making.
Carissa Browning - January 24th, 3:00pm MT - Designer of Dissent Cowl, Wonder Woman Wrap, she’ll share her technique for combining double knitting with double stranded (aka marled) garter stitch.
Norah Gaughan - Sunday, February 28th, 3:00pm MST – In process and to be confirmed: Her new book on twisted stitches, loads of beautiful photos. A bit about the Winter 2020/2021 Vogue Knitting, her first issue as Editor in Chief, exciting changes.
January 14 & 21, 2020 ● 5:30 - 7:30 pm (SOLD OUT)
January 28 & February 4 ● 5:30 - 7:30 pm
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 you tips for felting those giant knitted slippers down to size.
Pattern: Felted Clogs
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn: 440 yards of sole and cuff color, 220 yards of foot color
This yardage allows for yarn to be held double throughout. 2-color slippers require approx. Suggested yarns: Lettlopi, Germantown
Needles & Notions: 24" and 16" - #13 circular needles, self-locking stitch markers.
400-750g worsted weight yarn (sample knit with The Fiber Co Cumbria ‘Blackbeck,’ 236 yds/100g)
US #7/4.5mm 32”-40” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
4 stitch markers and 1 removable stitch marker
Waste yarn and/or stitch holder
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished bust measurement: 39.6 (43.8, 48, 52.2, 56.4, 59.8, 64, 68.2, 71.6) inches. Intended to be worn with 8-12” positive ease; always choose ease that will result in your preferred fit.
To fit actual bust: 28-32 (32-36, 36-40, 40-44, 44-48, 48-52, 52-56, 56-60, 60-64) inches.
Sample knit in size 3 with 12” positive ease.
Yarn estimates per size:
890 (980, 1070, 1190, 1310, 1400, 1500, 1620, 1730) yards.
814 (896, 978, 1088, 1198, 1280, 1372, 1481, 1582) meters.
Are you up for a knitting mystery? You should be a little bit experienced and a little bit adventurous. - mainly because it's a mystery. A small amount of homework will prepare you for this mysterious small project. Your pattern will be provided at class.You'll learn three new techniques: knit in the round in fresh way, create new stitches and a unique finish.
CLASS FEE $40 plus supplies
Supplies: 212 yards bulky yarn, such as Polka Dot Sheep Big Sky Bulky, 10.5# - 24" circular, stitch markers.
Tuesday, February 2, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Mini Bar
Mistakes? Guess what? We all make them. We know in knitting, mistakes can seem super frustrating, and sometimes you just want to give up. That's where this class comes in. Becky will show you how to spot and fix the simple mistakes that keep you from finishing projects, ripping out a whole project, and moving on to other projects.
Class fee: $35
Join Becky to gain some confidence with your knitting. Review some knitting jargon, common stitch terminology, increases and decreases, stitch orientation, fixing dropped stitches, "reading your knitting", etc.
Homework: cast on 20 stitches and knit stockinette for 4 inches with worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles.
January 23 ● 12:30 - 3:30 pm
This little project is full of great techniques: icord, German Short Rows, and a tidy little edging all in a well-written seamless pattern that could become your favorite go-to baby gift. It's Christie's, and she is eager to share her enthusiasm for it with 6 lucky students.
Materials: "Beloved" pattern by Tin Can Knits, DK or Worsted Weight yarn and size 6 needles according to pattern.
Saturdays, March 6, 13 & 20. 10 am - Noon
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