|I am continuing with online, live classes!|
Here is the first round of classes based on the survey results.
Thank you for helping me create classes for you!
Over the years a lot of you outside the Wichita area have stated you’d love to take a class with me. Well, from here on out you will have your chance!
If you are a knitter anywhere in the world you can join me for my upcoming live classes.
I love having new students, new classes, and inspiration.
Haven’t taken a class with me before and you’re not sure what it’s all about? Don’t hesitate to contact me and we can walk through the general format together.
THANK YOU so much for supporting me in these changing times!!
I am using Zoom, the app is simple to download and navigate on all devices. I also have access to Google Meet, Hangouts, and Skype for other options in one-on-one lessons. Click here to download Zoom
ZOOM HELP Thank you, stay safe + HEALTHY!!
Gauge Tips – online
Saturday, May 16th, 10am – 1pm
Monday, May 18th, 1 – 4pm
Learn the how + why of gauge!
How do you make swatches, how do you measure gauge, how do you interpret gauge?
Why even do a gauge swatch, why worry about half a stitch, why is the fabric important?
– light color worsted weight yarn
– US 8 needles, dpn or 16″ circ
– two 5″ square swatches: one stockinette, one garter
Yarn Substitution – online
Thursday, May 21st, 5:30 – 8:30pm
You don’t have the yarn called for in a pattern?
Not sure if the yarn you want to use will work?
How do you go about choosing a different yarn for a project?
Can you substitute DK weight for a Worsted weight?
Can you use cotton instead of wool?
There are some simple things you need to know to help you substitute yarns in a project.Supplies:
– any patterns or yarns you may have questions about
Intarsia – online
Tuesday, May 26th, 1 – 4pm
Learn how to simply, cleanly knit motifs + pictures into your projects.
Great to know for horizontal color or yarn changes as well.
And, did you know you CAN work intarsia in the round?? Yep!
– worsted weight yarn in two high contrasting colors
– US size 8 small circumference knitting needles of your choice, ie dpns, two circs, magic loop
– bobbins, if you have them, but not necessary
Bolan – online
3 sessions + 1 check-in
May 23rd, 10am – 12pm
June 6th, 10 – 10:30am
June 20th, 10am – 12pm
June 27th, 10am – 1pm
– advanced beginner knitting including pattern reading
– chart reading helpful
– lace knitting experience helpful
– solid basics of reading your knitting and fixing mistakes
This sideways knit and seamed summer top will be a great addition to your wardrobe! Simple lace design in a drapey fabric is flattering for all.
You must purchase the pattern, available through Ravelry.
Bolan on Ravelry
by Leila Raven
Published in Sparrow 2018Quince & Co.
Suggested yarnQuince & Co. Sparrow
Yarn weight Fingering (14 wpi) ?
Gauge 20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, after blocking
Needle size US 4 – 3.5 mm
Yardage 840 – 1680 yards (768 – 1536 m)
Sizes available 43 (48½, 54, 59½, 65, 70½)” bust circumference
Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ)
by Elizabeth Zimmerman – online
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
3 – 5pm
The jacket is knit in a single piece with just two seams that run across the shoulders and down the length of the sleeves. It includes extra ease across the back of the garment to fit well over a nappy (diaper).Commonly referred to as the “BSJ”, the baby surprise jacket is “a very entertaining piece of knitted engineering”
3 oz. of baby wool (6 sts to 1”) (sport-weight to dk)
2 skeins Fisherman Yarn (5 sts to 1”) (dk to worsted)
1 pr. needles in the size to give you either of these gauges.
Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
There are a million and one ways to purchase the pattern through Schoolhouse Press, follow the link above to the Ravelry page for all the information.
If you are interested in someday knitting the Adult version of this sweater I would highly recommend knitting this smaller version first.
Cables Untangled – online
Saturday, June 13th, 10am – 2pm
Learn the basics of cables and some super neat tricks!
Cabling without a cable needle, repair a mistake cable, how to read a cable chart.Supplies:
– worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn in a light, solid color
– US size 8 circular needle, or longer double points
– smaller size double point needles
– crochet hook or fix-it tool
– a few markers and removable markers