Friday, August 24, 2007

Class Descriptions

Cable Class (Knit)

Our cable class will cover everything from the cable basics and reading cable charts, to more advanced moves of undoing or fixing cables and cabling without a needle. Please bring a light colored worsted weight yarn along with your size US 8 needles of any kind, a cable needle and a crochet hook (size H). Basic knitting knowledge is required.

Tunisian Crochet

Learn how to do Tunisian crochet, or the “afghan stitch,” which is a cross between knitting and crochet. The front of the fabric created by this technique looks almost woven. Tunisian crochet is typically done with a special Tunisian hook. This is a long hook with a smooth, symmetrical shaft that has a stopper or cap on one end, rather like a hooked knitting needle.

For this class you will need smooth, worsted-weight yarn and a “G”, “H”, or “I” Tunisian hook. Basic crochet knowledge is required.

Las Vegas Scarf

Have you ever wondered where people come up with all those knit and crochet designs? Well, for this class, Lady Luck will be our designer! Our MC will roll dice, flip coins, spin the wheel, and direct us in creating a custom scarf. Both knitters and crocheters can participate in this unique class. Even beginners can join in.

You need to bring six colors of yarn that work well together, and your favorite hook or set of needles. We’ll provide the fun.

Celtic Crochet

Irish Crochet traditionally consists of wonderful pieces of lace, filled with small motifs and incredible workmanship. Historically, crochet became a large cottage industry in Ireland in the mid 1800’s, and it helped people supplement their income during the great potato famine. Often, each person would become skilled in stitching only one thing, such as a leaf or a flower, in fine thread. Someone else would join all these pieces together for the final work.

Our Celtic crochet class is inspired by the grand tradition of Irish Crochet, but it’s a lot easier and we’re using yarn instead of thread. You will crochet three sections and stitch them together to form a motif. We will be using the book “Celtic Crochet Accessories” by Dot Drake. The books will be available at the class for $2.

Please bring a smooth, worsted-weight or sport-weight yarn. You can use three colors, or make your motif all one color. Due to the small size of the pieces, it’s a great chance to use up some of your scraps. Basic crochet knowledge is required.

Short Row Basics

In this class you will learn the basics of short rows, why they are used, and how to work them in your patterns. We will be using the pattern Calorimetry from Basic knitting knowledge is required.

Materials needed:
Size 8 needles (can be circular or straight)
2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle for finishing
1 skein of worsted weight yarn

Pattern can be found here:

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