YARN EXPLOSION !




 


   
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Classes/Events  

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New Classes, Knit-a-longs and Crochet-a-longs are happening all month!

Great Classes and Knit or Crochet-a-longs

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Join us Wednesday evenings from 5 - 8 for evening social knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving.  Stop by to see what's up at The Yarn Club, meet new friends and learn new techniques. 
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   CASAPINKA is coming to TYC

September 10 & 11

Saturday class 10-1

Trunk Show and Exibit Saturday, 2-4.  Meet Bronwyn (aka Casapinka) and choose yarns for an exciting new project.

Sunday TBA

     

Creativity with Top Down Shawl Knitting

What goes into it shawl knitting design? Do you wish you were more creative? How can you modify existing patterns? Do you wish you were better at choosing colors? Wonder why your yarn is too tight when you carry it? What about that edging you don’t like…can you change it? How important are those stitch counts?  Why is there a hump on top and can I fix it (yes!) What about that crazy variegated yarn I have? And how do I wear a shawl, anyway?

Come to a 3-4 hour session with Casapinka. We will discuss these questions plus a lot more. You will laugh a lot, intereact, knit some, experiment with different colors. The goal is for you to take home immediate tips for knitting your next shawl with a surge of creativity and confidence.

Materials Three (or many more!) samples of fingering weight yarns – Stash scraps of 30 yards or more are fine or bring full skeins of something you want to use for your next pattern.

One US 5 or 6 knitting needle (32” or longer – or whatever you normall use for a top down shawl.)

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/casapinka

Cost: $55.00

Patterns will be available to download via Ravelry

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CESTARI YARNS

A Day with the Shepherd

Saturday, September 17th

Join our friend Francis from Cestari yarns and explore some of Virginia's finest fiber.

Enjoy Virginia grown cotton, cotton/linen blends, wools from the farm, lots of wonderful sheep products and more.

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Everyone who knits or crochets has friends who ‘oh and ah’ over items they see were handmade and who say ‘I could never make that!’ but they can! Tell your friends about our Learn to Knit and Learn to Crochet classes. These classes are for those with little to no experience taught by those with experience and patience. Call or come in to save a seat – limit 4 per class.

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Learn To Knit

Aug 23rd, 10-12

September 7 from 10-12 or 6-8

This class will teach casting on, binding off, knit, purl, increases and decreases. Explanations of yarn types and how to read a pattern are discussed too. We can help you pick a simple project to get you started.

Cost: $45 plus materials.
Materials: one skein Malabrigo Rios (light color) & Size 7 needles
Recommended “Learn to Knit” book

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Learn to Crochet
August 11 from 10-12 (Evening classes are available upon request)

Septemer 1, 10-12
September 28 from 10-12 or 6-8


This class will teach foundation chain, single/double/half and triple crochet stitches. Types of yarn and how to read a pattern are explained also. We can help you pick a simple project to get you started.

Cost: $45 plus materials
Materials: one skein Malabrigo Rios (light color) & G orH hook
Recommended is “Learn to Crochet” book

Limit 4 students

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Tubular Cast-on
FREE
Meet our new instructor Kelly.
In a fun, social class we will get to know each other and share a few different ways to make this very stretchy and professional edge.

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Habitat Hat
Aug 18th & 25th 10:00-12:00

 

Ever wanted to learn how to cable without a cable needle? Do you get lost counting your rows or fixing mistakes in your cable patern? Or do you just want to learn how to cable? This is the class for you. This pattern features intricate, non-repetative cables that work well without a cable needle.

Cost: $40.00 plus materials.
Materials: 2 skeins Owl from quince&co.
Size US7 and US8 needles or size to obtain gauge.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/habitat

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August 28th (1-4)

    

Looking to complete your Fall wardrobe? Want a quick and EASY crochet project? Now's a great time to try a crochet cowl that showcases a dimensional design with a drape and weight that's perfect for the Fall season.

Cost: $30.00 plus materials (yarn, hook pattern).
Yarn: 1 skein of Noro Taiyo Sport, at least 280yds
Hook:  H, 5.0mm
Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tamara-cowl

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Windowpane or Hudson Yards Hat and Colorwork Cowl

Saturday, Aug 27, 10-12

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hudson-yards

Learn great colorwork techniques with Kelly.  Knit a hat and a cowl using Malabrigo Rios.

Materials:  2 skeins contrasting colors Malabrigo Rios

Size 7 needle or size to obtain gauge.

Cost: $25.00

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Chinook
Tuesday, August 30, 5-7pm



photo credit/Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chinook

This beautiful pattern by Jared flood features a three color stranded motif and individual fingers. Please take advantage of the free tubular cast on class so that your mitts have a comfortably stretchy cuff.

Materials: 1 skein finch (glove color)
1 skein finch (dominant color)
1 skein finch (background color)
US 0 needle 32” or DPN’s
US 2 needle 32” or DPN’s
Or size needed to obtain gauge

Cost: $40

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Learn to Weave

Aug 7, 14, 21 from 1-4  Sunday!  Class is full.

Sept 11, 18, 25 from 1-4, class is full

August 25, Spet 1 & 8, 5:30-8pm  Full

September 15, 22, 29 NEW DATE!

Discover the magic of weaving with Kelly.  This 3 week class will teach you the basics of weaving and you will be able to finish your project.

Cost: $60.00 plus materials and loom rental fee ($25.00) if needed.  Loom fee can be applied to purchase of your loom after class.

Materials:  1 skein of DK or sport yarn and 1 skein of mohair/silk blend as discussed in class and recommended by your instructor.

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Next Step Weaving Class
Aug. 22nd & 29th 5:30-8:00
Lobster Pot Scarf - featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Spin-Off magazine

Level up your weaving with this airy summer scarf. You will develop the gateway skill to advancing your weaving: how to keep an open set. Remember, “Don’t beat it!” This exciting project will use silk and stainless steel yarn, creating a stable weave that holds its shape.

Cost: $40.00 plus materials.
Materials: 1 skein Neighborhood Fiber Chromium, 2 skeins The Loom silk yarn.

This is an advanced class for graduates of our Learn to Weave class or experienced weavers who have already woven a scarf.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/spin-off-summer-2015

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Leno Weave Scarf
Sept. 12th & 19th 5:30-8pm


Leno is a lace weave created by twisting the warp threads around each other. In this class you will learn how to manipulate your warp threads with a pick up stick allowing your rigid heddle loom to work more like a multi shaft loom!

Cost $40.00 plus materials.
Materials: 10 dent reed, pick up stick, a minimum of 330 yds dk /sport for warp and a minimum of 130 yds dk /sport for weft. (Noro is suggested)

This is an advanced class for graduates of our Learn to Weave class or experienced weavers who have already woven a scarf.

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FREE Crochet-a-long with Jean or Melissa

On Wednesdays at 2:30, Jean will be resuming our Lace CAL group! It is open to anyone to join. You do not need to have crocheted lace to join us, but you do need to be proficient in the basic crochet stitches (chain, single crochet, double crochet, double triple crochet). Jean will help you read the pattern and learn the more advanced stitches as we come to them.  Jean loves adding beads to her crochet.  She is happy to show you how.

Let me know if you are joining us (either in shop or virtually through ravelry) and what yarn you are using!  All yarns must be purchased from TYC.

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Fish Lips Kiss Socks with Lora

August 30th, 10-1

Please call to register.  Limit 4 students.

You will need 1 skein of Biscotte & Cie Sock yarn divided in two cakes

a 32"-40"size US 0-1 Needle for Magic Loop

Cost:  class 1 is $25.00, class 2 is $15.00.  All the help in the world is free

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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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MEET OUR TEACHERS AND STAFF

Lora
This is the fabulous lady who taught me to knit, my Mom. If she could teach me, she can definately help you. Meet with Lora any day around the table and by appointment.


Will
Meet Will. If you know him, you love him. Calm, cool, creative and all around good guy. Will manages the place and can help you learn to knit, crochet or figure out a pesky pattern.


Terry
When Terry is not fishing (knitting on the beach with a fishing pole near by) she is around the shop helping out with the patience of a saint. Terry also runs our Wednesday evening Stitch group. If you knit or crochet, please join Terry and her fun Knit-a-longs on Wednesdays.

Pam

Pam brings a level excellence in knitting and a vast knowledge of Ravelry and pattern support to our family.  She can answer any question or show you a new technique any time.

Kelly

Kelly has joined the TYC family and brings with her a wealth of knowledge in knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving.  She is out team leader in all things weaving and loves to teach any technique you want to learn.  Dont see a class you want?  Just ask Kelly!

Melissa

Our photographer extraudinere!  Melissa runs our Wednesday Crochet-a-longs each week at 3:00pm.  Hookers unite!

Patti

Patti joins us fresh from retirement to teach our Learn to Knit and Crochet classes.  She is an avid knitter and crocheter who loves to get folks "hooked" on the craft she loves.

Jean

Jean is awesome with a hook or her needles.  She loves to add beads and play with different yarns in the same project.  Join our Wednesday Crochet-a-longs and get to know a fantastic person with mad crafting skills.