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Knitting Fairy offers free Learn to Knit and Learn to Crochet classes upon request. Call the shop to arrange a time!
Don’t see the class you wanted? We are happy to take special requests, just call Alissa at 214-412-2889 to make arrangements. Please note: We are always booking a couple of months ahead, so keep that in mind as you look at your calendars.
Dates: October 5, 2017 and November 2, 2017
Is learning how to spin or just getting more time to yourself to spin on your resolution list? The first Thursday of the month 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!
Three Fridays – October 13, October 27, and November 3, 10-noon
Start with the toe and work up towards the cuff commonly means using an afterthought or short-row heel. Not this time! Learn to work your socks from the toe up with a heel flap and gusset for the ultimate fit.
Sunday, October 15 and 22, 1-3pm
When you imagine that picture postcard holiday image I always imagine a fireplace, the fire lit and stockings hanging over the mantle. One of the most beloved styles of stockings are those with images knit right in to the piece. This kind of picture knitting is called Intarsia and many people are scared to try. It really is not any more difficult than stockinette, once you know the tricks. I’ve created a simple Christmas tree and presents as an introduction to the concepts. We will cover the knitting in the first class and during the second we will talk about ways to embellish your stocking to make it really unique. You are welcome to use yarns from your own stash, but just for this class I have put together a kit, which will save you a TON because one of the problems with intarsia is that you need lots of small amounts of many colors. You kit will also include what you need to embellish the stocking. Of course, mine isn’t finished yet, so pay attention to our social media this month to watch it progress. I just whipped up a quick sample for photography purposes, so the finished stocking with look SOMETHING like this, but not identical. Because, you know… creative license.
Sunday, October 29, 1-4pm ORSaturday, November 11, 1-4pm
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
Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 1-4pm
Last time Brioche will be offered in 2017! Don’t miss it!
Brioche is a hot trend in knitting right now and it can be pretty intimidating to read those instructions. We have chosen a simple, two color cowl to give you a fairly painless introduction to two color brioche. Do not fear, you will only be working with one color at a time! This one day class will teach you the basics of brioche knit and brioche purl as well as how to correct mistakes, a skill that is vital when working this kind of stitch.
Pattern included with the $25 class fee.
A supplies list will be emailed to you upon your paid enrollment in class.
Sunday, November 5, 10am-4pm
Have you seen the pictures people have been posting from last weekend’s Dye Day, Play Date and been jealous? Well, Allison has taken what we learned this weekend and has decided to offer the class again, expanded to an entire day INSIDE the shop. Because our space is somewhat limited, we are going to keep the class to only 6 dyers. We will start at 10am, break for lunch and finish our class around 4pm. Each person will need dyeable, protein based fiber or yarn. We will have materials on hand for you to choose from, but because we have no idea how ambitious you plan to be, the cost of materials is based on what you use.
$45 class fee PLUS $15/100 grams of yarn or fiber you dye (materials fee is payable that day)
Sunday, November 12, 1-3pm
Beaded, knitted lace is the ultimate in romantic knitting. When people ask me how to become a better knitter I tell them there are two ways… teach someone else how to knit or learn to knit lace! Lace is precise, but not impossible. It will teach you more about how to read your stitches and correct your mistake than anything else you can do. Basic lace is easy enough for someone with minimal knitting skills. Ouarzazate, our project for this class, is one of my original designs (pattern is included). It is not quite rank beginner, but I believe anyone who is comfortable knitting and purling will be able to knit it with guidance. Adding beads is just fun! Don’t be scared, save that for Halloween and come play with me and knit lace.
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