May/June Class Schedule

 

If you take a class at All About Yarn your materials for the class must be purchased here, no exceptions!

 

Custom Fit Year Long Class #2

…think of it like a Custom Fit Sweater Club that meets once a month.

If you are ready to knit a Custom Fit sweater or two or three then this is the class for you! We just finished our first year long class and now are ready to start another. If you have already been measured and would like to join in this new class now forming or want to continue on for another year, we would love to have you!!!

– 24 hours of class – $100 

If you have never been measured, then before this new class begins, please come in for your complimentary free measurement, and then you’ll be all set to start on your first pattern on day one of the class!!! All yarns for all Custom Fit sweaters created at All About Yarn must be purchased from All About Yarn. Patterns generated before or during class time are $12.50.

Class/Club meets the second Sunday of every month from (2-4) beginning June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, and May 14.

Scroll down to a bit on this page to read the Custom Fit Sweater Program overview.

Ellie Custom Fit

 Sherry Custom Fityour instructor Sherry

Nancy K Custom Fit

Custom fit Carol

Spring Forward Beaded Cowl

This is Diane’s latest beaded cowl done with Shibui’s newest cotton yarn called Rain. Learn how to cast on and off using beads and placement of beads in this pattern with yarn overs too. Just one skein…two hours of class, pattern included. – $15.00

Sat., May 21 (10-12) 

Diane's rain beaded cowl

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., June 6, 13, 20, 27 (11-1)
  • Mon., June 6, 13, 20, 26 (6-8)
  • Tues., June 7, 14, 21, 28 (11-1)
  • Tues., June 7, 14, 21, 28 (6-8)
  • Wed., June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (11-1)***$50
  • Wed., June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (6-8)***$50
  • Thurs., June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (11-1)***$50
  • Thurs., June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (6-8)***$50
  • Sun., June 4, 11, 18, 25 (12-2)

 

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., June 7, 14, 21, 28 (6-8)

Beginning Knit photo

Beginning Knitting Two/Beginning Pick-a-Project

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 suggested project and beginner socks or a hat is the second., but there are lots of other choices too! Eight hours of class – $40

  • Mon., June 6, 13, 20, 27 (6-8)
  • Tues., June 7, 14, 21, 28 (6-8)
  • Wed., June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (11-1)
  • Sun., June 5, 12, 29, 26 (12-2)
    • Beginning Knit 2 photo 2

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

  • look for upcoming dates in the near future
  • Weaving

Diane's weaving

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. –$30

  • no dates currently scheduled

Weaving 2

 

two color knitting

 

Weaving Pick a Project

Bring you loom and get help warping, measuring and learning new patterns. In this class you get to weave what you would like. This class will meet twice a month. Select your dates and call the shop to reserve your spot. As with all classes, yarn used for your weaving projects must be purchased at All About Yarn. – $10 per class date.

Fridays, check at the shop for exact dates. 

 

Looms for purchase and rent to own…

After taking our weaving class you can rent a loom for $25 for two weeks, and that amount can be applied towards purchase of your own Ashford Loom.

16 in looms

Log Cabin Scarf

Learn how to do the Log Cabin weave while making this scarf with two vastly different colored fingering weight yarns. Must have completed weaving one. Looms are provided or you may bring in your own loom provided you have experience and knowledge of how your loom works. Four hours of class – $22

This class is offered occasionally.

log cabin

CF-Logo-update-web

Custom Fit Sweater Designed by you, for you…overview

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! ***since starting the program less two years ago, 50 additional sweaters with more complicated pattern options have been added.

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 2014, we have had nearly 175 knitters that have taken the sweater knitting plunge and are knitting Custom Fit Sweaters. Many are also knitting 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. sweaters already (some 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.) 

Since starting our program here at the shop Sherry has met with and studied under Amy Herzog twice more. We have the most experienced Custom Fit Sweater coordinator right here at  All About Yarn!!!

Custom Fit measurement class … 

 a one-on-one with Sherry

To make a Custom Fit sweater and many more after that…you need to 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 $12.50… this cost is set by the Custom Fit. 

call the shop and arrange a time that works for you.
 
***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.***
 

Beginning Crochet-

Learn the basic crochet stitches and more while working on a scarf and dishcloth. You will also learn how to make a granny square and edging.  Eight hours of class, pattern’s included. – $40

No class currently offered.

crochet

Crochet 2 / Pick a Project

If you competed Crochet one or have some crochet experience then this class will be perfect for you. You will learn how to do a foundation Crochet and join to work in the round while making the cowl pictured above as well as one or two other projects at your level and your choosing.  Eight hours of class – $40

No class currently offered.

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. 

The Gatsby Necklace-

And here’s another necklace creation and perfect too if you are a Downton Abbey fan…this one is all knitting! Diane will teach you how to string your beads on to your yarn and then show you how to place your beads while working wrap & turns. One, 2.5 hour class, pattern included. – $17.50

No class currently offered.

gatsby

Moebius

Diane will teach you this fun and fast way to knit cowls in the round…by using the moebius method of knitting and just one skein of chunky weight yarn. The moebius is one-sided and has only one edge. Using this moebius cast on technique, the work grows from the center to the outsides as the rounds are knit. The top is the bottom and the bottom is the top. The front is the back and the back is the front. The bind off is all the same tension, because it’s all the same round of knitting. It’s all twisted up and fun to knit!  Two hours of class, pattern included. – $15

No class currently offered.

One skein of Misti Alpaca Chunky, free pattern.

Toe-up Socks, Two-at-a-Time

 on one or two circular needles

Interested in learning how to knit socks from the toe up and also two at a time, then this is the class for you. Meghan will teach you either the Magic Loop or two, 16 inch circular method, your choice. If you want to use double point needles that’s fine too. If you only want to knit one sock at a time that is also fine. Sock experience is needed or you must consider yourself a very good knitter. Six hours of class, pattern included. – $35

no class currently scheduled

toe up

toe up2

Moebius

Diane will teach you this fun and fast way to knit cowls in the round…by using the moebius method of knitting and just one skein of chunky weight yarn. The moebius is one-sided and has only one edge. Using this moebius cast on technique, the work grows from the center to the outsides as the rounds are knit. The top is the bottom and the bottom is the top. The front is the back and the back is the front. The bind off is all the same tension, because it’s all the same round of knitting. It’s all twisted up and fun to knit!  Two hours of class, pattern included. – $15

 

One skein of Misti Alpaca Chunky, free pattern.

Magic Loop Bulky Fingerless Mittens

Meghan will teach you this unique method of knitting in the round for those of you who would like to avoid or dislike knitting with double points. We use a very easy and fun bulky fingerless mitten to get you started and used to this technique.  Two hours of class, pattern included – $15.00

Susan's hand fingerless mitt

Two-Color Brioche Mobius Cowl

Diane has just released a new cowl, knit in the round that has gone bonkers on Ravelry. Learn how to work with two different colors at the same time while also working the Brioche stitch. If you have had experience knitting the mobius method you can also choose to knit this cowl that way…or just knit it in the round…either way it will be an amazing looking cowl! Two hours of class, pattern included – $15.00

two color brioche

Shell Stitch Crochet Cowl – 

If you know how to chain and single crochet then Carol will teach you how to do the shell stitch so that you can make this big chunky cowl with just one skein of Marble chunky yarn. Two hours of class

Sign up for one of Carol or Diane’s Pick a Project classes and you can get help making this cowl.

 

Carol Marble cowl2

Chunky Brioche Cowl or scarf

Would you like as easy introduction into Brioche knitting by learning how to “knit one below” then take this class. This is knit like a scarf and then seamed together for those that want a one skein cowl…it will take two skeins for a scarf. The result of the Brioche stitch is a very soft and squishy rib. – Two hours of class, pattern included. = $15

diane' brioche cowl

Thrummed Mittens

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 and make a warm thick lining. Four hours of class, pattern included. – $25

 

thrummed mitten muffin top
Thrummed mittens

Fingering Weight Socks

If you are a pretty good knitter and have been thinking about making a pair of socks with one of the fun fingering weight sock yarns, then this is the class for you. Pick your skein of yarn and join Meghan as she will help guide you through the basic steps in all top down socks using Knitting Pure & Simple’s easy to understand pattern. Six hours of class, pattern included – $35

Trina's socks

Felted Clogs

Nothing is more comfortable than felted slippers on your feet…and once you make a pair of these you’ll be making lots more. Give a pair away and the requests will never end. Lots to learn in this three week class…excellent pattern reading class, three-needle bind off, make one’s, increases, wrap & turn, turning, attaching a second sole and how to felt. A suede sole can be added if you want after felting. Must know how to knit and purl and recognize stitches to take this class. Six hours of class, pattern included -$35 

tom's clogs   Tom's clogs

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

Christmas Stocking – Fair Isle

Would you like to make a beautiful keepsake Christmas Stocking…now’s the time then!  In this class you will learn the tricks to Fair Isle, a short row heel and toe, and how to duplicate stitch. Meghan is an excellent knitter and sock expert and with lots of good ideas and knowledge for you to gain over this four week long class. It’s very possible for you to make two during this time frame and be all set for Christmas this year. Six hours of class, pattern included – $35

This class is offered in Nov…but you can begin making them at anytime in one of our Pick your own Project classes!

Traci Christmas socks

meghan's Christmas socks

 Year Long Classes…listed below are currently ongoing  classes that will be offered again…occasionally there is room to join in after class has started…call the shop if you are interested.

Custom Fit Year Long Adventure Class dates are: the second Sunday afternoon of every month from (2-4 pm) at the shop with Sherry. Remain dates are April 17 & May 15.

Sock Club

Sock Club…sock lovers or wannabe sock lovers this is for you, we are now offering our next six months of Sock Club class…this club or class will meet once a month on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10-12…Meghan will help you with all types of socks from novice to expert, you decide what you would like to learn and take away from each session. Meghan even has a recipe to help you create your own socks if you are interested and how to darn your handmade socks as well. A wonderful way to meet and make new friends, come join us. We offer this in groups of classes that are six months in length…with sessions starting in March and running thru August and then we will begin again. Class cost is $60 plus materials of your choosing from All About Yarn– room for 1

Dates are Saturday’s: March 12, April 16***(3rd Sat of month), May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13

sunday socks

Shellys socks in tosh

 

 

Year Long Blanket Classes 2016-2017

…that meet once a month on the 4th Saturday of each month

…think of this like a blanket club where you make new acquaintances while learning new skills and creating a work of art and lifetime keepsake. All patterns are supported as well with excellent, and free, online video instruction from Purl Hunter.

Colorwork Blanket

Each month you’ll be introduced to color work in many of its various forms with ten different patterns that result in a beautiful finished blanket knit in Simplicity. In week eleven you’ll learn how to seam your panels together and the final month how to pick up stitches and create a border. You should consider yourself an above average knitter to take this class. 24 hours of class instruction – $100

Saturday’s from (12:30-2:30) – Mar. 26, April 23, *May 21*(3rd Sat.), June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26, *Dec. 17 *(3rd Sat.), Jan. 23 & Feb. 25.

Laura colorwork blanketDonna blanket

Terra's building in color

Building Blocks Sampler

You’ll build your skill set with each block you knit, and by the end, you’ll have a gorgeous lap throw. This Simpliworsted sampler will be a fantastic reminder of how far you’ve come and how much you learned. In the final week you’ll also learn how to seam your squares together. If you know how to knit and purl and recognize your stitches you can take this class. 24 hours of class instruction – $100

Saturday’s from (10-12) – Mar. 26, April 23, *May 21*(3rd Sat.), June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 6, *Dec. 17 *(3rd Sat.), Jan. 28 & Feb. 25.

building blocks

karolyn's blanket

pat's building blocks

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