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Ravelry Series

What is Ravelry? 

Ravelry is the greatest thing to happen to knitting since circular needles! Don’t believe me? When you come into the store and ask for a pattern, Ravelry is the first place we go to look. When you come in with a problem on a pattern you are making (doesn’t matter if it came from Ravelry or not!), Ravelry is the first place we look for answers. When you want to know what to use instead of a recommended yarn, we look to Ravelry to help us sort out the specifics. 

See below for all the Ravelry classes coming up!

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Continental Knitting

Continental Knitting

Ever wonder just how they knit so fast? Come learn how the other half knits!

You will want to sign up quickly – spaces are limited!

Saturday January 21: 10-12 $15
Bring worsted weight yarn in a color you can SEE and appropriate needles, sizes 7-9 are good and let’s get you started  knitting on the fast track.

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up.

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Understanding Yarn Weights

Sunday January 22: 1-3pm $15

Probably the most baffling thing to both knitters and crocheters is what do all these terms mean? Cobweb, Laceweight, fingering, sock, dk, sport, worsted, aran, bulky, chunky, super bulky, roving. How can you tell? Why does it matter? What’s with the numbering system? Better yet, how does this apply to me?! Grab a cup of coffee or tea (provided!), a notebook and sit down with Alissa to finally make it all make some sense! Learn why it matters to you and what to do about it.

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up

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First Thursday Spin Night

Is learning  how to  spin or just getting more time to yourself to spin on your resolution list? The first Thursday of the month (next one is February 2)  is our Spin-in. Everyone is welcome to bring their spindles and wheels and join us- regardless of your ability to spin. We love to see what everyone is working on and our spinning community welcomes new spinners too. Don’t be shy!

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Gauge and Swatching

Sunday February 5: 1-3pm $15

HOMEWORK! Do it before you come. Details available at sign-up. Learn to make an appropriate gauge swatch, why it matters and then how to accurately measure your gauge. Gauge is essential to understand before you can really begin to make sweaters you will love to wear.

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up

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Basic, Top Down Socks

A series of three classes: Wednesday, February 8, 15 and 22 from 10am – noon
$45, materials not included

Learn to knit socks in the traditional manner, starting with the cuff and working down to your toes. Perfect for first time sock knitters or anyone wanting a refresher.

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up.

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Don't Despair, Repair!

Sunday February 12: 1-4pm $30
Call for supplies and required homework

Our ever popular class on fixing mistakes in your knitting returns.  What do you do when you find a dropped stitch, a whole or if the whole darned project just goes wrong? Alissa will help you sort through the options and maybe just save what you thought was totally hopeless.  HOMEWORK REQUIRED

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up

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Top Down Sweater with Set-in Sleeves

Saturday February 25, March 11, 25 and April 15, 1pm-3pm
$60 (does not include book or supplies)

Students will need the book Top-Down, reimagining set-in sleeve design by Elizabeth Doherty available from us either in printed form ($24) or as an e-book ($21). You will also need enough yarn and needles to make “Serif” the first design in the book. Alissa has spent the last year teaching this construction to the Arlington Knitting Guild as well as creating her own. This is now her all time favorite fitting sweater!!!

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up

Ravelry Series

Our upcoming Ravelry Series classes

What is Ravelry? Ravelry is the greatest thing to happen to knitting since circular needles! Don’t believe me? When you come into the store and ask for a pattern, Ravelry is the first place we go to look. When you come in with a problem on a pattern you are making (doesn’t matter if it came from Ravelry or not!), Ravelry is the first place we look for answers. When you want to know what to use instead of a recommended yarn, we look to Ravelry to help us sort out the specifics.

Ravelry is many things all wrapped into one. It is the foremost collection of knitting and crochet patterns in the WORLD. The yarn database is extremely well populated with yarns going back decades. Ravelry maintains a database of people who have said that they made these patterns and keeps up with corrections! Ravelry allows you to buy patterns from all over the world (in US dollars!) and then keeps a library of patterns for you that you can access at any time from any where. Ravelry is a community of crafters who want to share knowledge. Best of all? Ravelry does not charge for membership. As you can imagine, anything this comprehensive takes a little getting used to using and it can be overwhelming at first. That is where we step in.

The first few months of this year we will be offering various classes aimed as learning more about different parts of Ravelry. Never heard of Ravlery or signed up but then didn’t know what to do? Join us for Ravelry, Getting Started. If you are comfortable with the basics and are only interested in the more in-depth classes then join us for any or all of the others. You will need to bring your own notebook computer, laptop or tablet that is wifi enabled. Did you know we provide free wifi in the store?!

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Ravelry: Getting Started

Saturday January 14: 1-3pm $10

Bring your web-enabled laptop, notebook, tablet or borrow one of ours if you only own a desktop (you may need to share). Let’s get this party started! We will help you with creating a user name, setting your profile up on Ravelry and learning to navigate around the system, providing the basics so that you can go home and play in your new playground with some confidence.

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up.

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Ravelry: Pattern Database

Saturday January 21: 1-3pm $10

Bring your computer and learn how to find what you are really looking for in the Ravelry Pattern Database. Just type in “Hat” and you will get over 95,000  results! Surely they aren’t ALL what you are looking to make. Let’s narrow that down and eliminate the things that don’t apply and save you HOURS of going  down the rabbit hole of pattern searching. Then, we will show you how to buy or save that pattern into your library, how to access that library again and how  to save it to your own devices or print it for your use. Want to find the newest additions? What is the hottest pattern out there today? We can help with  that too.

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up.

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Ravelry: Yarn Database

Saturday February 4: 1-3pm $10

Bring your computer and let’s dig into the Ravelry Yarn Database. Learn how to find the yarn your pattern is calling for, find others like it or search out  where to buy the exact thing you need – even from other Ravelers! Create your own “Stash” list on Ravelry of yarns you already own so that you know exactly  what you have on-hand when that perfect pattern comes around or, list your unwanted stash for sale to others looking to buy what you hide in your closet.

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up.

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Ravelry: Projects Pages - ADVANCED

Saturday February 11: 1-3pm $10

Bring your computer and learn to the be Projects Wizard!

Create your own projects, search the projects of others for the exact answer you seek or just see if what you are looking to make actually looks good when  worn by a real human of your own size. Projects would be where Alissa spends most of her own time, looking for answers rather than having to make them up  herself.

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up.