Christmas in July, August, September…
If you have been thinking about making some of those beautiful work of art and life long keepsake Fair Isle Christmas stockings then this is the class and time of year to get started! Whether your goal is one a year or you want to make several before Christmas, let us help you get started and work with you over the next six months. Pick the class and times that work for you. The first week we will work on picking out your colors and looking at pattern options using Nancy Lindberg’s Stocking pattern as your guide, and start the top of the stocking. The next class you will learn how to put put in a name and the following class start a Fair Isle design. After that you won’t need help until the heel and toe. Join in on the fun anytime! Each class will be $10.
Sun., Aug. 10 (2-4)
Wed., Aug. 13 (1-3)
Wed., Sept. 10 (1-3)
Sun., Sept. 14 (2-4)
More dates will be added for October thru December.
These are photos of two Pick a Project class members who recently finished their stockings that they started last October and then continued working on them again in February.
Intro to Weaving
Come and learn the basics of weaving while creating a beautiful woven scarf on this portable loom. The first week you will learn how to warp the loom and begin weaving…you then take the loom home for the week and when you come back for week two, we will teach you how to remove your scarf and finish the ends. - $25
- Wed., Aug. 6 (5:30-8) & Aug. 13 (6-8) -full
- Wed., Aug. 20 (1:30-4) & Aug. 27 (1:30-3:30) - full
Weaving 2 & Color Work
Intro to weaving is a prerequisite for this class. Using our 16 inch loom you will review how to set up the loom, work with 2 – 4 colors and how to hemstitch all while creating a centerpiece or placemat. We will also fill your brain with all kinds of other useful information along the way. -$25
Tues,, Aug. 5 (1:30-4) & Aug. 12 (1:30-3:30)-full
Tues., Aug. 19 (5:30-8) & Aug. 26 (6-8)- full
Tues. Sept, 23 (5:30-8) & Sept. 23 (6-8)
Wed., Sept. 24 (1:30-4) & Wed. (1:30-3:30)
Looms for purchase and rent to own…
8 inch Sampler Loom – $133
- $20 for assembly if desired
- $26 for each extra reed (7.5 comes with and 10.5 is needed for fingering weight yarn)
- extra stick shuttles – $4.50 ea
16 inch Rigid Heddle Loom – $198
- $20 for assembly if desired
- $32 for each extra reed (7.5 comes with and 10.5 is needed for fingering weight yarn)
- extra stick shuttles – $6.50 ea
20 inch Knitter’s Loom – $295
- no assembly required
- $35 for each extra reed (7.5 comes with and 10.5 is needed for fingering weight yarn)
- carry bag – $72
- loom & bag – $340
- stand – $145
- extra stick shuttles – $7.50 ea
Rent for $25 for up to two weeks, and that amount can be applied towards purchase.
Fix Your Mistakes
Come and learn the tricks for fixing your mistakes. Must purchase or bring along the Fix a Stitch Kit and a size 7, 8, or 9 needle and scrap yarn. Two hours of class – $10
- Mon. Aug. 4 (6-8)
Come and learn the many different ways of blocking. – $10
- Mon., Aug. 11 (6:30)
Pick up a skein of this yarn created especially for arm knitting and join Melonie for an hour of fun creating your own cowl or two. -$5
- Mon., July 28 at (6:30)
- Mon., Aug. 18 at (6:30)
Custom Fit Sweater Designed by you, for you…
Amy Herzog has spent the past several years helping thousands of women all over the world understand how to create sweaters they love to wear. And now she has taken that knowledge and developed a computer program that will help all of us knit a simple but classic pullover sweater, cardigan or vest that we will not only love to knit but more importantly wear!
Our very own “Sweater a Week” Sherry has studied Amy’s program, attended classes and is now the coordinator of All About Yarn’s subset for the Custom Fit Sweater Program. Since starting this program here in February we have 100 knitters that have now taken the plunge and are knitting Custom Fit Sweaters. Many of these are knitting 2nd, 3rd, & 4th sweaters already. . (samples are on display at the shop)
How this program is designed to work: you pick a yarn that you want to knit a sweater with, make a swatch and measure it, wash your swatch and measure it again, we take body measurements in all the required places, you design the sweater you want to make by picking the style, neckline, sleeve length and style, body fit and edging…all of this is then input into your own custom fit account hosted by All About Yarn, where upon your perfect pattern is printed and a pdf is saved in your account for life. Once your measurements are entered they are saved making future sweater patterns a breeze. (For your next and all future sweaters all you have to do is bring us your swatch with your personal pattern options and we will generate your pattern for $10…a fee set by Custom Fit.)
We are offering this program to you as a three week, seven hour class for $45 which includes the pattern. Class size is limited to five. In the first class, Sherry will give you an overview of “Knit to Flatter,” you will pick your yarn if you have not already done that, begin swatching and have your measurements taken in private…an extra hour is needed for this class. The second week, you will turn in your swatches, Sherry will discuss body types and styles and go over sweater options from Custom Fit. The final class, week three, Sherry will have already entered your swatches and measurements, she will then add your pattern options and generate your very own personalized pattern. The final hour of class Sherry and you will read though your pattern for questions.
-$45 (as with all classes, sweater yarn for this class must be purchased at All About Yarn)
- Sun., Aug. 3 (1-4), Aug. 10 & 17 (2-4)
- Wed., Sept. 3 (5-8), Sept. 10 & 17 (6-8)
Custom Fit one-on-one’s with Sherry
If you don’t have time for the full class work up but want to make a Custom Fit sweater and many more after that…then schedule yourself for a one hour session with Sherry. Sherry will give you a quick overview of how the program works, take your measurements, help you design your first sweater, enter all your information and print out your personalized pattern. Your only homework is to come into the shop ahead of time to pick out your sweater yarn and get your swatch homework with Rox or Paula. You will bring your completed swatch along to class. Once you are entered in the system all future patterns require only a swatch and design selected by you. What could be easier! Cost is $30, which includes the pattern. All future patterns are $10… this cost is set by the Custom Fit.***If you and a friend are interested in booking a two hour private block, call or email the shop and we will schedule a date that works best for you!
- Mon., July 21 (1:15-2:15)
- Wed., July 23 (4:45-5:45)-filled
- Sat., July 26 (12:30-1:30)
- Sat., July 26 (1:45-2:45)
- Sun., July 27 (2:15-3:15)
- Mon., July 28 (1:15-2:15)
- Sun., Aug. 10 (12:45-1:45)-filled
- Sat., Aug. 16 (12:30-1:30)
- Sat., Aug. 16 (1:45-2:45)
- Mon., Aug. 18 (1:15-2:15)
- Sat., Aug. 23 (12:30-1:30)
- Sat., Aug. 23 (1:45-2:45)
- Mon., Aug. 25 (1:15-2:15)
- Mon., Sept. 8 (1:15-2:15)
- Wed., Sept. 10 (4:45-5:45)
- Mon., Sept. 15 (1:15-2:15)
- Wed., Sept. 17 (4:45-5:45)
Need Help with your Custom Fit Sweater???
If you have some questions and want help or you are ready to seam or pick-up stitches join one of these class times and Sherry will guide you along. – $10
- Tues., Aug. 5 (6-8)
- Tues., Sept. 2 (6-8)
Pick Your Own Project (by the month)
Our most popular class – Pick a project is designed so that you can pick one or more than one project to get guidance on at your own level of experience. This is great for the knitter who wants to try a new challenge or if you just learned how to knit and want to continue on… We will have one or two teachers at every session that will be able to give you one-on-one help when you need it. This class is a wonderful way to meet new friends and knitters and gather ideas for new projects. Generally there are 8 hours of class in a month – $40.
- Mon., Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25 (11-1)
- Mon., Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25 (6-8)
- Tues., Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 (11-1)
- Tues., Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 (6-8)
- Wed., Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 (11-1)***full
- Wed., Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 (6-8) ***full
- Thurs., Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 (11-1)
- Thurs., Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 (6-8)
- Sat., Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 (10-12)
- Sun., Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 (12-2)***full
Beginning Knit One
Learn the basics of knitting: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, cast off, increasing, decreasing, slipping stitches, yarn over, knitting in the round & how to felt your project. Your first project will be a big warm scarf and your second project will be a felted tote or purse. (Notice how the tote bag is smiling at you…knitting + happiness) You will be truly amazed at your knowledge and capabilities after this class! Eight hours of class, patterns included. – $40.
- Tues., Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 (6-8)
- Sun., Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 (2-4)
Beginning Knitting Two
If you finished Beginning Knitting One and are ready to continue on, or if you knit in the past and need a refresher course then this is the perfect class for you. Several projects will be available to choose from depending on your level. Generally an easy mitten for double point experience is the first project and beginner socks is the second. Eight hours of class – $40
- Mon., Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25 (6-8)
taught by Diane Augustin
Learn the basic crochet stitches while working on a chunky weight scarf like the sample shown here in Malabrigo Chunky. Four hours of class, pattern included. – $30
- Mon,, Aug. 11 & 18 (6-8)
Crocheting a chunky cowl doesn’t get any faster than this! Simply worked with two skeins of gorgeous Malabrigo, Mecha yarn and a large hook, the moebius zips through your fingers. – $15
- Mon., Aug. 25 (5:30-8)
Building in Color***New
Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter has created a 2nd book with a carefully designed sequence of patterns aimed at introducing you to the wonderful array of stitches and techniques used in color knitting. Each of the 10 patterns focuses on new skills and ways of using multiple colors of yarn. Every panel in Building in Color will add to your knitting education as you learn to expertly knit with multiple colors while creating individual panels that will be assembled into a colorful blanket. Hikoo’s Simplicity is an exquisite merino/acrylic/nylon superwash yarn that we have been using for multiple projects at All About Yarn for two years now and is the yarn that will be used for your blanket. This class will meet once a month, typically on the last Sunday of the month, except for holidays, from (2-4) for a year…beginning with panel one the first month and continuing on through panel 10, one month at a time. Month 11 will cover seaming and month 12 is picking up stitches for the border. Just think in one year’s time you will have learned so much, made new friends and have a beautiful keepsake blanket as well. This time frame also allows you to knit on your other projects too. This class started…look for new dates in the future!
- Sun., July 27 (2-4)
- Sun., Aug. 24 (2-4)
- Sun., Sept. 28 (2-4)
- Sun., Oct. 26 (2-4)
- Sun., Nov. 23 (2-4)
- Sun., Dec. 28 (2-4)
- Sun., Jan. 25 (2-4)
- Sun., Feb. 22 92-4)
- Sun., Mar. 29 (2-4)
Two-at-a-Time Socks on
Two Circular Needles
If you would like to have your hand knit socks both finished at the same time then this is the class for you. Working both socks together on two circular needles is an easier method to learn than both on one needle…and if your goal is to learn the one needle method then this is a great next step. We will use worsted weight sock yarn, instructions from the book Knitting Circles Around Socks and two different size circular needles. This is a two week, four hour class. -$25
- Sun., July 13 & Aug. 3 (2-4)
The following are class descriptions that are offered at different times through out the year but are currently not scheduled. Some of them can be done in Pick your own Project classes.
Learn how to make thrums and then add them into this fairly simple chunky weight mitten pattern. You will be amazed at how soft, warm and comfy these mittens will be. Also, in time, the thrums form to your hand like they are felted. Four hours of class, pattern included. – $25
Magic Loop – a one day class
Hate double points but want to make mittens, hats, socks which require double points then this is the class for you to take. Diane will teach you how to knit in the round using the magic loop method. The first hour you will practice with scrap yarn and the second hour of class Diane will help you start a simple project like a chunky fingerless mitten. As with all classes materials for your selected project must be purchased at All About Yarn. Two hours of class. – $15
Ladder Yarn Necklaces
Join us for a fun afternoon of making necklaces using Ladder Yarn. Diane will teach you how to make these crocheted necklaces that you don’t need to know how to crochet to make! Several can be done over the two hours of class time and the sliding bead to dress it up is included. An excellent and inexpensive way to make gifts. – $15
Take this one, 2-hr class and learn how to knit using the Brioche Stitch (no purling required) for a fast, fun scarf or cowl. Knit like a scarf it can be seamed when completed to wear as a cowl with just one skein of yarn…or add another and wear as a scarf. Knit with chunky weight yarn and bigger needles. Pattern included! – $15
Mobius Cast On and Cowl - redesigned
- taught and Designed by Diane Augustin
Using Cat Bordi’s method Diane will teach you how to cast on and knit using the mobius style. The first week you will cast on and knit a very simple cowl with a chunky weight yarn. Come back the second week and get help starting a second cowl with a different design using a worsted or dk weight yarn. Lots of yarns to choose from to purchase for these two projects and one skein usually does it! Four hours of class, patterns and instructions included. - $25
No class currently offered.
2-at-Time Socks – one needle method
In this class you will learn how to make two socks from the cuff down at the same time using the magic loop method. Following instructions in Melissa Morgan-Oakes book you will first make a practice pair of small socks using two different colors of worsted weight yarn and a size 5/40 inch needle. Once you understand the method you will then start a pair of fingering weight socks on a size 1/40 inch needle. Sock experience is a must and class size is limited. Eight hours of class time – $40.
Look for future dates.
One of our favorite projects to make and wear here at All About Yarn are the Felted Clogs or Mukluks. This is an excellent class to take you to the next level with your knitting as you will learn many new stitches and pattern reading. Once you make one pair, your whole family will be asking for a pair of their own. Great gifts for the future! Six hours of class, pattern included! – $35
No class currently scheduled.
Art Deco Scarf
-Taught and designed by Diane Augustin
Would you like to learn how to knit with beads? How about taking the Art Deco Beaded Scarf Class! The scarf is knit with beads placed in a graduated fashion at both ends. It is reversible, displaying a different look on each side. Dk or light worsted yarns may be used in this pattern. Diane will discuss bead sizes, stringing and bead knitting techniques and pre-string 6/0 TOHO seed beads before knitting the project. Selvage edge stitches at the beginning and end of each row will also be used in this project. Wet blocking will be discussed and demonstrated in the second class. Have fun selecting just the right yarn and bead combination and add sparkle to any occasion with your fabulous new accessory. Beads and pattern included in class fee. – $35
No class currently scheduled.
Does making your own yarn sound or look intriguing? Come and learn the joy and intricacies of using a spinning wheel to make something you will be able to knit, crochet, or weave with. It is a truly wonderful, meditative process to pass time, and the end result is lovely, too.
This class is for those who want to learn all the basics of spinning fiber from sheep, and the focus will be on understanding the unique properties of sheep’s wool. This class will meet for 8 hours over the course of a 2-day weekend. Spinning wheel is provided for class use. Class size is limited. Materials are included in class fee. – $75