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What’s in Knit for me? New classes!

Hello All :)

What a great weekend we had for our Grand Opening! Thank you again for coming!!


I wanted to get on the website the classes we have decided to offer for the first round and add a little info.  All the classes are taught by one of the four of us.  We have chosen times that work well in our schedules.  The times and days may seem random and that’s because, they are :) .  Hopefully, through feedback from all of you, and as things change in our lives, we will be able to offer the right class at the right time for you….yeah you ;) .  For now, this is where we have chosen to begin.  We need 3 ppl minimum to run the class, and can take a maximum or 5-6 for space and time reasons.  Our classes will run for an hour, and this is how we have priced them, but we are all willing and expecting that sometimes, these will run over a little bit timewise.  Please contact us with ideas or requests on classes or times of the week, or even events that you would like to see happen.  Class costs include the class itself, and the “pattern”, but materials as far as yarn and needles are for you to bring of your choosing.  Of course, we have the supplies here and can point you in the right direction.

Here are the first round of Classes:

Stick your neck out Scarf: Learn something NEW!  Choose a scarf pattern based on your level of confidence in your knitting ability.  You are welcome to join but the patterns available will not necessarily be challenging, but they will be beautiful and fun.  Beginners will learn how to ball yarn, cast on, knit, and purl.  Intermediates will experiment with new stitches, knitting in the round (if necessary), changing colors, and potentially some seaming.  We will all become a little more comfortable with gauge.  w/Julie, Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30pm, October 2 & 9, 23 $35.

Definitely not just 3 corners – (a simple hat class): Maybe you already know how to knit with straight needles.  Maybe you are tired of working your pieces flat and seaming them.  Maybe you see people knitting on circular needles and double pointed needles and you have needle envy.  Maybe your ears get really cold and you need a good hand knit hat to keep them warm.  If so, you should join Marylou for this class.  It is an introduction to circular and double pointed needles.  You will create a hat with your choice of edging…roll or ribbing, and experiment with different stitch patterns, all while becoming familiar with the concept of knitting in the round.  You should be comfortable with casting on, knitting and purling to join this class.  w/Marylou, Monday evenings, 5:30-6:30pm, October 6, 13, & 20, $35.

This Class Socks!: Join Sarah for 3 class sessions and learn to make socks.  In this class, you will learn to work in the round on double pointed needles, turn a heel without fear, make left and right leaning decreases, and close a toe using a simple and beautiful adaptation of the Kitchener stitch.  You should already be comfortable with the basic knit and purl stitch.  The class includes the pattern, “Classic Socks for the Family” from Yankee Knitter.  You will also need a set of US2 double pointed needles, and at least 350-450 yards of sock or fingering yarn.  w/ Sarah, Tuesday afternoons, 3:00-4:00pm, October 7, 14, 21, $36.

HOOKIN’ w/ Karla – intro to Crochet(!): Get Hookin’ right here at Happyknits!!  Finally, a crochet class!  Learn to create a chain, work into the chain, work a slip stitch, and double crochet to create a cute and colorful, GRANNY SQUARE.  Granny Squares are fun and versatile, you can hoard them for an afghan, use them for a scarf, or bag, or hat.  Totally retro!  YOu will also learn how to assemble the squares using whipstitch, or a crochet join.  You need no prior crochet knowledge or experience.  Knitters may want to take this class to broaden your fiber talents, combine the two hobbies, blow people’s minds!! Materials needed are sz H crochet hook, and a worsted weight yarn.  w/ Karla, Thursday afternoon, 1:00-2:00pm, October 2 & 9, 16. $30.

Sign up and pre-pay (please) at Happyknits :) Call, 474-7979, or email peacelovehappyknits@gmail.com with questions.  Spread the word….



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