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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Silicon Alley Sweater Knit a long

Saturdays 11am to 1pm.

Join Patti as we enjoy knitting a new sweater.  It is free and open to anyone but you do need to know knitting basics. We will help you measure for the appropriate size and choose your yarns. Our pattern is called Silicon Alley and it is in the MALABRIGO RIOS BOOK 10. This textured striped pullover is knit in RIOS -  superwash merino wool. It works up in three colors and needs a total of 6-8 skeins (RIOS has 210 yards) and needle sizes 7 and 8 in 24” or 32” PLUS a 16” circular size 7. As always, yarns must be purchased from the shop. The Book 10 is also available in the store.Let us know if you will join in the fun! Our first session starts soon!

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Of the Forest knit a long

Join us Wednesday evenings from 5-8

Knit this super creative and fun scarf using 2 colors of fingering weight yarn.  Try a three Irish Girls Gradient kit.

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Ellison

Cast on NOW!  We are actively knitting the perfect pullover sweater for all skill levels.

It's sweater season and we are casting on.  Any time you want.  Lots of folks are jumping in.  Never knit a sweater before?  this is a great one to learn on and we are here to help!

Join us for a fun and easy pullover using DK or worsted weight yarns.  Perfect in baah Yarns, malabrigo Rios, the NEW colors of Madelinetosh Vintage or DK.  Even a DK gradient kit would work well. 

Homework:  make a 4" by 4" gauge swatch

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Learn to Spin

Sunday, Dec 4 & Dec 18

The first class will teach you how to spin your yarns.  the second class will teach you how to ply your creation into usable yarns.

Cost: $45.00 plus materials

Materials:  Must purchase roving from TYC.  Bring your spindle or purchase one of ours.

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Learn to Weave

January 12, 18, 26

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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Intermediate Weaving - Warp Your Next Project

Wall art weaving

Cost: 40.00 

Materials: 10 dent reed, fingering yarn for warp.
$35.00 materials fee optional. This will allow you to share in a wide variety of yarns, fibers and art batts.

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Hound's Tooth Scarf Weaving Class

Sunday, January 15 & 22

Cost: $45.00

Materials: 2 colors of Dk yarn.  Chickadee was used for the sample.

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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

Nov 16 5:30-7:30

Nov. 22, 12-2

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

Nov 15, 3-5

Nov 30, 5:30-7:30

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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FREE Crochet-a-long with Jean or Melissa

 

NEW CROCHET-A-LONG starts on September 28th at 2:30. Join Patti and Jeannie as we enjoy crocheting a new shawl. It is free and open to anyone but you do need to be proficient in basic stitches (single, double and triple). We will help you master new stitches and techniques as well as reading patterns and charts. Our pattern is called OSWIN by Bernadette Ambergan. This lovely lacy shawl is for an intermediate hooker and uses single and double crochet stitches. It takes a lace weight yarn (862-921 yards) and we recommend a tonal or variegated yarn. The hook size needed is a 4.0 or (G). As always, yarns must be purchased from the shop. Let us know if you will join in the fun! Our group of hookers is a growing family at The Yarn Club. We LOVE it!

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

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Here are some popular classes we have had in the past.  See one you like?  Call 757-486-5648 and we can schedule it for you.

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CROCHET BUCKET BAGA ND BACK PACK

DATE: October 27th from 5:30 to 7:30pm

School has started and the kids are hauling lots of stuff. Shouldn't the girls carry
something really stylish? Churchmouse Classics has a terrific backpack to crochet
that fits the bill! Join in the fun making these bucket bags in their color of choice –
or think Team Colors for the school!

COST: $30 for class plus materials
MATERIALS: Churchmouse Classics pattern “Oval Crocheted Bucket Bags &
Pouches”. May be purchased at the Yarn Club, through Churchmouse Yarns and
Tea or through Ravelry at www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/oval-crochetedbucket-
bags--pouches
For small size – 450 yards of non-stretchy DK to light weight worsted in a plant
fiber yarn. For larger size – 755 yards. Pattern is two- toned and of the amount
given, 25% of this should be the amount of a contrast!
Suggested yarn I used was Old Dominion Collection in 100% Virginia Cotton!
Crochet hook in BOTH size E(3.5mm) and F(3.75mm) and 4 markers in colors

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CROCHETED MOEBIUS COWL

 


Winter is coming and here is an easy cowl for those newly-taught crochet
students. It's a different twist on a beginner stitch that is fun and quick to make.
Works up so pretty and makes a great Christmas gift!


MATERIALS: Small size 24”x11” requires 229yds of a lace or fingering weight
Large size 38”x15” requires 458 yes of lace or fingering weight
Sample on display made in Berroco Folio
Size L crochet hook
Cost: $25 for class plus materials
www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocheted-moebius-cowl

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Malabrigo Waterfront Cowl

 


So you've learned to knit and you are ready to try your hand at making an actual
project. Let's try the MALABRIGO WATERFRONT cowl in the new Book 10. This is
an easy pattern that teaches you to knit in the round, puts knit and purl stitches
together into patterns to follow inside of the pattern itself.

COST: $30 for class plus materials
MATERIALS:: Malabrigo Rios Book 10
Malabrigo Rios worsted weight - (2) hanks needed for total of 420yds
Size 8 circular needles in 24”

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Windowpane or Hudson Yards Hat and Colorwork Cowl

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 Mitts



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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Fish Lips Kiss Socks with Lora

January 21st for the toe class.  Please call to register.  Limit 4 students.

You will need 1 skein of Sock yarn divided in two cakes.  We recommend Yarn Love Juliet, Tosh Sock, or meadowcroft Rockshelter Sock.

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.

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.

Sean

Meet our newest member of the team, Sean.  Enjoy lots of energy and a great spirit that will lift any mood.  Sean knits and helps us out around the store.  He is reat with color and finding the perfect pattern to match your favorite TYC yarn.