Katy will be offering the following classes through the end of June in Northwest Arkansas at local yarn stores.
Toe Up Two at a Time Socks
Saturday: March 2nd, March 16th, March 30th, and April 13th 3pm to 5pm
No more second sock syndrome! Toe up Socks can be tried on as you go and utilize all the yarn possible with your socks. Your socks will always match too! We will be learning Judy's Magic Cast On, short row heels, an alternative to wrap and turns, and Jeny's Surprisingly stretchy bind off. Pattern is Fish Lips Kiss ($1 on Ravelry). The goal is to finish a pair of socks by the end of the class.
50-100g sock yarn (I prefer at least 75/25 superwash wool/nylon), US1.5 (2.5mm) 40" circular, cardboard scrap
2 Color Brioche
Thursday: March 14th 10am-1pm
Brioche is the trend of 2019 in knitting. 2 color double sided ribbing makes stunning products and really its not as hard as it sound, If you can knit, purl, and yarn over, you can brioche! The 2 color class will be focusing on a hat or a scarf pattern. If you are just wanting to get started a one color cowl will also be available.
200 yards (100 yards each of contrasting colors) worsted weight yarn, US 4 and US 6 16in circulars US 6 DPN, 5 stitch markers
Year of the Sweater: Portage
Friday: March 15th, March 29th, April 12th, and April 26th 11am-2pm
A cozy cardigan with a shawl collar, long sleeves, pockets, and gorgeous cabled details. This class will talk about sweater gauge, cables, raglan shaping, and top down sweater constructiion. Gauge swatch homework is provided 2 weeks prior to the start of class. The Portage pattern is available on Ravely for $6.50.
1700-3000 yards of DK, US5 32" and DPN, US6 40", US7 32" and DPN, 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gift Knits Series
March Heather - Headband; April Deb Grumpy Octopus Cup Cozy; May 11th 11-2 Rachel Lace Cuffs; June 8th 11-2 Katy Felted Bowl
$10/ student/ class
You know that moment when your friend's birthday suddenly shows up on your calendar? Or a new neighbor moves in? A friend retires? Those times when you need a gift right then? Here is your chance to fill your gifting basket. One 3 hour workshop each month will give you time to work on your project and get any help with fix its. Pattern costs vary.
March: 200 yards chunky; April: 75 yards dk; May 50 yards fingering; June: 100 yards worsted wool
Market Bag: Knitted version
Mockingbird MoonSaturday: March 16th and March 30th 10am-1pm
The spring/summer farmer's market season is upon us. Light, stretchy, reusable bags are a great resource to carry your fabulous finds home. Deb and I are working in conjunction this year to help you knit and crochet bags for you and all your friends! The knit bag class uses the Grrlfriend Market Bag pattern found for free on Ravelry.
1 skein of Bamboo Pop, US 2 DPN, US 5 24", US 9 24", 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle
Fair Isle Steeked Mug Cozy Workshop
Thursday: March 28th 10 am- 3pm
Fair isle or standed colorwork knitting is a useful technique that open doors for knitting your own yoked sweaters. We will start with a mug cozy, working increases in you design and preparing a steek panel so we can cut your knitting and make a cozy that can be secured around your favorite mug.
50 yards MC, 25 yards CC worsted weight, US 8 DPN or 32", 3 stitch markers
Year of the Sweater: Deschain
Saturday: May 11th, May 25th, June 8th 2pm-5pm
This airy top is ideal for those summer evenings at the lake when you need a light top to take off the chill. Knit in 2 panels and then picking up the dropped shoulder sleeves after seaming, this simple top is a quick knit that can be modified in length to work for you! The Deschain pattern is available on Ravelry for $6.50
532-988 yards heavy worsted/aran (can hold fingering double as well 1000-2000 yards), US 10.5 32" and DPN
Mosaic and Lace: The Laurelie
Thursday: May 23rd, June 6th, and June 20th 10am-12pm
A gorgeous asymetrical triangled shaped shawl is the goal of this class. The first week we will talk about picking colors and setting up increases on this garter stitch section. The second week is all about the mosaic colorwork technique. The best part about mosaic is that you only work with one color at a time! Finally in the 3rd week we will talk about reading lace charts and the basics of lace work. The Laurelie Shawl pattern is available on Ravely for ~$6.25
800 yards fingering weight (2 contrasting colors), US 6 40" cable, lots of stitch markers
Year of the Sweater: Colorwork Yokes, Part 1
Mockingbird MoonFriday: June 7th 1-5pm
This is the first class in preparation for designing your own colorwork yoked sweater. We will be talking about color theory, designing your own colorwork pattern, swatching, holding your yarn to maintain gauge, and planning for steeking. Class will continue in July with measuring your gauge, chosing a sweater size, and actually knitting your sweater. (3 additional class weeks, $30)
Knitter's Graph Paper Journal, TinCanKnits Strange Brew Book, 10g of 2 colors of desired sweater weight, 1 needle size up from the recommended needle size for the chosen yarn weight, stitch markers,