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Classes/Events

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The trunks will be with us for a few weeks, so stop by and peak inside.

Summer Clearence Sale is still going on through Saturday, Sept. 20th.  Enjoy and remember your holiday gift list.

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!

Toe up, Fish Lips Kiss heel sock class with Lora

Saturday, Sept. 20 & 27 - 11:00-2:00 

Materials needed: sport or dk weight scrap yarn for practicing cast on… 32 or 40 inch long circular needle in size appropriate for scrap yarn (#5 or 6 for DK , 7 or 8 for worsted)

For the sock:

#0 or # 1 32 or 40 inch circ needle for magic loop.

Sock yarn bought from TYC, good opportunity to try the Biscotti Felix self striping

Download FLK heel pattern from Ravelry and bring ALL of it.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel

Class #1 features Magic Cast on for Toe up socks and increasing to make the toe box.

Making template for your foot for perfect fit.

Class #2 will feature the Fish Lips Kiss heel. No wrap and turns, no holes, easy and fun. You will learn the twin stitch which can be used for any “short row” project.

Class #3 Stretchy bind off and any questions

Cost: This class is broken down by sessions to accommodate summer travel and grandchildren's schedules. Pay as you go. You must attend the first class as scheduled. You may join us on either day the class is offered depending on your knitting needs. The second and third classes are flexible.

First class 2.5-3 hours - $25.00

Second class 1.5-2 hours - $15.00

Thrid Class is FREE

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Learn to knit two handed fair isle

Monday Sept. 22, 11:00am

Great new pattern from Tin Can Knits is out... it's call Clayoquot Toque. Another great one is the Grapevine Hat by Amy Loberg. Several techniques are used to make these great hat!s You MUST know how to knit by picking or continental style before coming to class and we recommend you come by the Friday before class and learn the tubular cast on for free! You can also find video tutorials online.
Come cast on and ready to go! This is only two sessions!
You'll need to print out one of the FREE patterns and buy some DK weight yarn at The Yarn Club and also bring your needles (size on pattern) as well as some stitch markers.
Cost is only $25! What a deal!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clayoquot-toque
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grapevine-hat-2

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Learn To Knit

Thursday, October 9th & 16, 5:30-7

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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Learn to Knit Continental Syle

Thursday, September 18, 5:30-7:30

Monday, September 29th 12:30-2pm  *JUST ADDED*

Learn how to knit like a pro! Continental knitting is by far the most efficient method of knitting around. Used mainly in continental Europe this method is often referred to as the 'picking' method as opposed to the English style knitting which is call 'throwing'. Continental knitting takes the throwing step out and favors the use the left hand when knitting. This give the knitter more speed and ability to work with several colors at once like in fair isle or stranded knitting.
This class is a prerequisite for Lora's class on Fair Isle Knitting coming up in a few days.
No supplies needed just some needles and scrap yarn (preferably NOT dark colored).
This is just $20 and one night only!

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Autumn in the Ozarks Mitts

Tuesday, Sept 23, 30 5:30-7

Enjoy knitting along with Jillian with an awesome Autumn Mitts pattern! Prepare yourself for learning magic loop and how to read a knitting chart for knitting in the round! This is an awesome class for fairly new knitters. Know how to cast on and knit and purl... we can get you through the rest! These mitts will make great holiday gifts!
This class is a two parter... Only two Tuesday evenings with a little homework in between and you'll be on your way!
Calls for DK weight yarn which you can buy at The Yarn Club the night of or ahead of time. Pattern is free. Cost is $30.00 for the instruction.http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/autumn-in-the-ozarks

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Knit your own Topsy-Truvy Doll

Tuesdays  Oct 14th for 5 weeks, 5:30-7:30

New instructor Anna is here to show you have to make the popular topsy-turvy doll! The class will teach you many techniques for knitting dolls from the Susan B. Anderson Book.
Supplies: Size 5 DPN, Size 7 circ. for magic loop, the Susan B. Anderson book, stitch markers, tapestry needle and fiber fill (supplied)
Yarn: 50g for each side: Skin tone, bodice, dress, trim and hair. (Berroco Vintage may be the yarn for this class)
This will run every Tuesday Starting October 14th for 5 weeks, from 5:30 until 7:30pm. Cost is $50 plus any supplies and yarn from The Yarn Club!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/top-down-seamless-petticoat-dolls

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Learn to Spin with Stephanie

 Sept 24th and Oct 1, 5-8pm

Come learn how to take beautiful fiber and make it into your own fabulous yarn with a drop spindle! During the first class, we will discuss spinning fiber into a single ply of yarn, and then the second class you will learn about plying that yarn and finishing it.

Things to Bring to Class:
Spindle and Fiber purchased from The Yarn Club (For practicing, Stephanie suggests getting undyed fiber but if you want dyed fiber stick with 100% wool)

Class Fee: $60 plus materials purchased from The Yarn Club
Class Size: 3-5 students
September 24 and October 1, 2014, 5pm-8pm

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Learn to Crochet with Shelia

Postponed

This class is to introduce students to basic crochet stitches, written patterns, charts and symbols. Different yarns, patterns types, projects and their uses will be discussed. The class will focus mainly on obtaining skill and consistency with basic stitches and practice at home is encouraged. The student will learn the stitches necessary to complete one of the following scarf patterns but further practice may be necessary depending on the student’s skill level at the end of class. Students are encouraged to attend a “crochet a long” evening at The Yarn Club with their instructor help in completing their scarf project(s).

Practice yarn will be provided

Papillon Scarf, Feather and Fan Scarf, Urban Shells, Mindless Scarf

Materials:

Size H hook, Learn to Crochet Book (blue), and one skein of worsted weight yarn (Malabrigo Rios is recommended)

All materials must be purchased form The Yarn Club

Cost: $35.00 plus materials

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Crochet – Beyond the Basics

on hold until October/November.

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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MEET OUR TEACHERS

Jillian Jackson:

Hi, my name is Jillian. Don’t let my age fool you, I have been crocheting since I was 8 years old and I have been knitting since I was 14. I knit continental style, and I tend to pick up my needles over my hooks. Like many of us in the yarn community I have a billion different projects going on at once. I have knit everything from baby blankets to lace cardigans. I am a true yarn addict, and maybe a little bit of a yarn snob. I love soft, squishy yarn. I can be found at the shop most every day to answer questions and help you find your next yarn indulgence.

 

Sara Matthews:

     Sara has been a knitter since her newlywed days in England around 2007.  In an attempt to find new friends in a new land she took up the sticks and never put them down.

     Knitting for Sara is a form of meditation as well as a surefire way to assimilate into any new community the Military sends her and her husband to.  These days Sara rarely knits with anything heavier than sock weight yarn and cannot stop knitting lace.

 

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.