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Summer Classes

All classes are taught at Charlotte Yarn
Call the shop to sign up.

Beginners, Part 2
June 12, 19, 26 (T)
6:00 – 7:30 pm
$45

For those who knit comfortably, but are ready for more interesting projects. In this class we will learn to purl, to increase and decrease so you can shape your knitting, a new cast on, how to seam pieces together, some pattern reading techniques, how to measure gauge accurately, and how to knit a chain selvedge.

Materials needed: Worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn in a solid, light color; size 6, 7, or 8 needles, pictures or patterns that interest you, scissors, stitch markers, tapestry needle, tape measure and pencil.

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Socks on 2 Circs
June 16 (Sat) OR Aug. 11 (Sat)
10:30 am – 3:30 pm
$65

Join the sock knitting revolution. Many people find using two circular needles to knit socks is easier and faster than other methods. You will knit a small sock to learn the techniques and then start a pair of adult socks for yourself.

Materials needed: Bring ALL of your circular needles size 6 or smaller for the sample sock and some plain worsted weight yarn in a solid, light color. You will probably want to purchase sock weight yarn and two size 0 – 2 needles to start your project during the class.

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Beginning Knitting
July 17, 24, 31 (T)
6:00 – 7:30 pm
$45

For those who have NEVER knitted before.

Materials needed: 10” straight needles in a size 6 or 7. Worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn in a solid, light color, scissors, and a pencil.

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Caberet Bag
August 14, 21
6:00 – 7:30 pm
$35

Use this simple drawstring bag (a Merely a Suggestion pattern is included in the fee) to learn about mixing yarns and using double –pointed needles. Most of the bag can be knit on a 16” circular if you wish. See samples in the shop.
This is a great project for new knitters.

Materials needed: Selection of yarns including 50 g of a smooth base yarn, worsted or DK weight. Bits and scraps of contrasting yarns—at least 2. Don’t forget to look in the sale bins for yarns to include. Some of the sample bags may include everything you need. The instructor will also have some yarns you may add to your bag. Needles—one 16” circular needle (or 2 if you don’t wish to use double pointed needles) and one set of double pointed needles for the second class. Scissors, stitch markers, pencil.

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Couture Cast Ons
August 18 (Sat)
10 am – 1 pm
$35

For intermediate and advanced knitters. Jazz up your knitting with some fancy cast ons. These will work with sweaters, socks, mittens and shawls. We’ll look at braids, I-cord, Twisted German and more.

Materials needed: Scraps of worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn in a solid, light color; size 6, 7, or 8 needles , scissors, stitch markers, tapestry needle, tape measure and pencil.

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Sock Options
August 25
10 am –2:30 pm
$45

For the experienced sock knitter. Learn Lucy Neatby’s garter stitch heel and Nancy Bush’s version of the Balbriggan heel. Also learn the garter stitch toe and the star toe. If there is time, we will learn some interesting cast ons.

Materials needed: Worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn in a solid, light color; size 6, 7, or 8 needles, scissors, stitch markers, tapestry needle, tape measure and pencil. Please bring one or more pairs of socks you have knitted just to show and tell.

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