Classes

 

Available Classes

 

Available Classes

Please contact me if you are interested in any of the following courses or workshops.


Course or Workshop Name:   Introduction to Colourwork


Description


Are you fascinated by the beautiful mix of colours in this falls knitting magazines? Perhaps an Introduction to colourwork is the right class for you. Instructor Heather Boyd will help you work through 4 different colour swatches that can be combined to create a custom colourful cushion top. These include mosaics, slip stitch, fair isle, and intarsia. A reference guide is included for this class.


Tools


one set of straight or circular needles

two balls of yarn* in appropriate weight for needles

small scissors

pen or pencil

one gauge swatch (20 st x 20 rows )using needles and yarn above

darning or tapestry needle


* Any non-fuzzy non-boucle yarn works well, particularly variegated yarns. Yarn should be at fingering to aran weight, worsted weight preferable. Materials may be purchased at the shop before class.


Skills Needed/Prerequisites


knit and purl

cast on

cast off



Course or Workshop Name:   Introduction to Finishing


Description


Make the most of your knitting projects and move from Homemade to Handmade with finishing techniques. This course will cover:

Invisible Seems

Grafting

Working with Selvedges

Facings

Yarn transitions

Introduction to sewing in sleeves


Tools


one set of straight or circular needles

small ball of yarn* in appropriate weight for needles

scissors

pen or pencil

Knit swatches (20 st x 20 rows )using needles and yarn above:

Four Stockinette swatches (two of which have not been cast off and are still on the needles)

Two Garter stitch swatches

darning or tapestry needle


* Any non-fuzzy non-boucle yarn works well. Yarn should be at fingering to aran weight, worsted weight preferable.


Skills Needed/Prerequisites


knit and purl

cast on

cast off

decreases

basic garment construction knowledge



Course or Workshop Name:    Introduction to Socks


Description


Sock knitting is becoming more and more fashionable. Come join instructor Heather Boyd to learn the basics of socks knit on 4 needles. The class will focus on the techniques of knitting socks, from working ribbing in the round, turning a heel, creating a gusset, and grafting a toe. Expect to knit a tiny sock in this 4 hour class. A reference guide is included for this class.


Tools


2 sets of double point needles in size 3mm and 4mm. Yarn is provided

Darning or Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Pen or Pencil


Skills Needed/Prerequisites


Cast on and knit in the round




Course or Workshop Name:    Learn To Knit


Description


Instructor Heather Boyd will guide you through this age old craft with focus on English technique and simple knit stitches, with plenty of practice in casting on and binding off.

Already know English Style? Come learn Continental!

With some homework you can expect to complete a Chunky Garter Knit Scarf by the end of the 4th class. A reference guide is included for this class.


Tools


Straight or circular needles in size appropriate yarn

Yarn

Darning or Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Pen or Pencil

*Materials can be purchased on the first day of classes


Skills Needed/Prerequisites


None!




Course or Workshop Name:  Classic Cables and Aran Fabrics


Description


Cables and Aran fabrics can add a new dimension to your knitting. Add this skill to your repertoire and start knitting cabled socks, sweaters, scarves, mitts, and more! Let instructor Heather Boyd guide you through the techniques and tools needed to make beautiful cables and Aran fabrics. This course will cover:


Cable Basics and Tools

Uses for cables

Panels

All over Aran fabrics like honeycomb and trinity


Tools


Straight or circular needles in size appropriate for worsted weight yarn

Yarn

Darning or Tapestry Needle

Cable needle or DPN

Scissors

Pen or Pencil

Stitch Markers


Skills Needed/Prerequisites


Knit

Purl

Cast On

Cast Off

Follow a Pattern


Other courses are currently being developed in Cable knitting, entrelac, and many other techniques.