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. Currently, Sherry, Paula, myself and several others have already finished knitting samples sweaters in a variety of sizes, styles and yarns. (samples 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, take body measurements in all the required places, 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.)
To begin with 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)
- Wed., Mar. 12 (5-8) 19 & 26 (6-8) -full
- Sun., Mar. 16 (1-4), 23 & 30 (2-4) -room for one
- Wed., April 2 (5-8), 9 & 16 (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.
- Tues., Mar. 11 (Noon-1)-filled
- Tues., Mar. 11 (1:15-2:15)-filled
- Sat., Mar. 15 (10:00-11:00)
- Sat., Mar. 15 (11:15-12:15)
- Wed., Mar. 19, (4:45-5:45)
- Sun., Mar. 23 (12:45-1:45)
- Wed., Mar. 26 (4:45-5:45)
- Sun., Mar. 30 (12:45-1:45)-filled
- Wed., April 9 (4:30-5:30)
- Wed., April 16 (4:30-5:30)
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 – $15
- Sun., Mar. 23 (12-2)
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
Sat., Mar. 8 & 15 (1-3) – still room
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
- Sun., Mar. 23 (2-4)
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., April 7, 14 ,21, 28 (11-1)
- Mon., April 7, 14, 21, 28 (6-8)
- Tues., April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (11-1)
- Tues., April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (6-8)
- Wed., April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (11-1)
- Wed., April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (6-8) -full
- Thurs., April 3, 17, 24 (11-1)***$30
- Thurs., April 3, 17, 24 (6-8)***$30
- Sat., April 5 & 26 (10-12)***$20
- Sun., April 6 & 27 (2-4)***$20- full
Beginning Knitting 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., April 1, 8, 15, 22 (6-8)
- Wed., April 2, 9, 16, 23 (1:30-3:30)
- Sun., April 27, May 4, 11, 18 (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., April 7, 14, 21, 28 (6-8)
- Tues., April 8, 15, 22, 29 (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. After this class you can take any of the classes listed above. Four hours of class, pattern included. – $30
- Tues., Mar. 11 & 18 (6-8)-room for one
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