Happy Hot Summer, Wichita!!
I just returned from a lovely 10 day trip out west to the mountains where I spent a lot of time with family, relaxing, and enjoying hilly grandeur with pine trees. If you get a chance, visit the Cache Valley mountain range at some point; Logan and Bear Lake, UT would be my recommendations.
Now, on to classes for this summer at Picket Fence Quilt Co!
Registration will open for classes July 1st. Details and pricing will be available prior to registration.
We are already so close to July, and the Fiber Fling Retreat, that classes will start at the end of July giving everyone plenty of time to prep and purchase supplies for class.
First up, Beginning Knitting Classes
Four weekly, 1.5 hour lessons teaching all the basics of knitting to get you well on your way to creating beautiful hand knits.
Learn two cast-ons, the knit & purl stitches, seed stitch, three most common increases, two most common decreases, and the basic bind off.
You will leave with a finished project and a wealth of knitting knowledge.
Four, 1.5 hour sessions, Wednesdays July 18th, 25th, August 1st & 8th, 1-2:30pm
Next Step Brioche
This class is for those that have worked the basic brioche stitch, flat or in the round, single or two color, and are ready to learn to increase & decrease, creating shapes and patterns within the brioche fabric.
We will be using the Staghorn pattern from Fresh Brioche by Nancy Marchant (brioche guru), and worsted weight yarns.
Two, 3 hour sessions, Wednesday July 25th & Thursday July 26th from 6-9pm
Sipila Sweater design by Boylandknitworks
This sweater!! Swoon.
This class will be for advanced beginners/intermediate+ knitters, colorwork experience is not required.
I used yarns from Daisy Hill Yarns and Madelintosh, but any two contrasting fingering or sport weight yarns can be used to create this beauty. We are hoping to work with Tara of Daisy Hill Yarns to carry her yarns in the shop prior to this class starting in August.
The pattern includes instructions for both the short sleeve top and the long sleeved sweater.
Pattern available for purchase through me (Ravelry shop purchase, it will be emailed directly to you and saved in your Ravelry library).
Three or four, 2 hour sessions, depending on your choice of short or long sleeves, Saturdays August 4th, 18th, September 1st & 15th if you choose long sleeves, 10am-12pm
If you are interested in classes that are not on the schedule please contact me!
Private lessons are always available, and it only takes 3 people to get a class on the schedule!
I am really looking forward to this round of classes and hope you are too.