Fall & Winter 2010 Classes & Demonstrations
Classes help you build and expand the foundation for your knitting and handwork skills. Here, you can learn new techniques, improve existing ones, as well as share your knowledge with others. We’re excited to present a new line of classes for Spring & Summer 2010. In addition to the regulars (e.g., Knit 101 and Socks), we will also have several topic-specific classes to entice you to challenge your knitting abilities. To register, contact us at 314.727.6500.
In addition to our classes, we’re proud to offer our workshops & demonstrations. Every month, we invite you to come to the shop to learn about different knitting techniques such as shaping, blocking, casting-on, and much more. These are topics we feel are quite interesting and that will definitely add to your knitting repertoire. Join us on each 1st Thursdays as we share with you a new topic. Demonstrations will vary in length, depending on the topic covered. Think of these as free classes.
For our Class Policy, see bottom of page.
Knit 101 • Beginner’s Workshop
In this Beginner’s Workshop, you will learn the basic skills of knitting: how to begin, its stitches and how to finish. In addition, we offer a free follow-up support session to help with problems, answer questions, and make sure you’re firm on your feet.
Supplies: materials included
- Saturday, Oct. 16th & 23rd, 12pm-2pm
- Thursday, Nov. 11th & 18th, 6pm-8pm
Learn to crochet with our friend and crochet aficionado, Angela Gonzalez. Learn the basics of crochet, ways to understand your stitch, and perhaps even pursue a project or two!
Supplies: worsted-weight yarn and size G or H crochet hook
- Sunday, Oct. 10th, 130pm-330pm
- Sunday, Nov. 14th, 130pm-330pm
- Sunday, Dec. 12th, 130pm-330pm
This beautiful cabled cowl is so cozy and scrunchy, you’ll definitely want one for this winter. This lesson will cover the basic techniques of cabling as well as seaming.
Supplies: 400 yds of worsted weight yarn, US8 needles, & a cable needle
- Sunday, Nov. 14th & 21st, 12pm-130pm
- Sunday, Dec. 5th & 12th, 3pm-5pm
Start preparing for the cool weather with a hat. Learn to work with circulars and double-pointed needles. In this lesson, we’ll help you design a simple hat for the winter. We’ll also cover shaping, working in the round, and design.
Supplies: yarn and 16″ circular and double-pointed needles in appropriate sizes
- Basic Hat: Sunday, Sept. 26th & Oct. 3rd, 230pm-430pm
- Basic Hat: Thursday, Oct. 14th & 21st, 6pm-730pm
- Mini-Argyle Hat: Thursday, Oct.28th & Nov. 4th, 6pm-8pm
Learn to make this raglan sweater with a colorful motif in the middle. A great introduction to sweater knitting, colorwork, as well as a fantastic gift for that child you know.Supplies: 225 yards of 2 worsted weight colors, US6 24″ circulars & double-pointed needles, & stitch markers
- Sunday, Oct. 31st, Nov. 7th & 14th, 130pm-3pm
You’ll thank yourself for these when the winter chill comes. Remember Flashdance? Not everything from the ’80s is back in style but these lacy numbers are.
Supplies: 400 yards of worsted weight yarn, US5 needles, & stitch markers
- Sunday, Nov. 7th, 14th, & 21st, 3pm-430pm
This quick and easy project is perfect for the holidays. It is also perfect for learning to work in the round as well as understanding the simple construction of mitten designs.
Supplies: a supply list will be provided by the instructor
- Fingerless Mitts w/ Snowflakes Motifs: Sunday, Oct. 17th & 23rd, 3pm-5pm
Even a mug needs a little cozy. Why not knit one? Keep that cup of joe or tea mug warm while you sip away.
Supplies: 100yds of worsted weight yarn & US6 needles
- Sunday, Oct.30th, 12pm-130pm
Sweater - Central Park Hoodie
NOTE: Pattern must be purchased
This is a great intro to sweaters as well as cables. Two birds with one stone. Simple, yet interesting. This is a knitter’s favorite and trust us, you’ll want to wear this one ALL THE TIME!
Supplies: US6 & US8 needles, aran weight yarn
- Saturday, Oct. 9th, 23rd & Nov. 13st, 10am-12pm
Knitting socks is quick, fun, and portable. With so many gorgeous sock yarns and stitch patterns, the options are limitless. We’ve offered several ways for knitting socks.
Supplies: a supply list will be provided by the instructor
- Basic Socks: Tuesday, Oct. 26th, Nov. 2nd, & 9th, 6pm-8pm
- Socks on the Magic Loop: Saturday, Oct. 16th, 23rd, & 30th, 230pm-430pm
Ever wonder how to seam using the Kitchener Stitch or what the Magic Loop is all about? Then these short courses are for you! Each lesson will help expand your knitting knowledge and make your knitting better and more enjoyable.
Sessions & Dates:
- Kitchener Stitch: Sunday, Oct. 24th, 130pm-230pm
Private individual and group lessons are also available should you prefer more one-on-one mentoring or would like to have a private class with friends or for children. These lessons are completely customized to your skill level and project interest.
In addition, all class topics are available as private lessons. Please inquire for more information at email@example.com or 314.727.6500.
(1st Thursdays, 6pm - 7pm)
Measuring Gauge (September 2nd)
Measuring your gauge is important when starting a knitted piece. Matching your gauge to what is recommended in the pattern ensures that your finished piece will match the intended size.
Blocking (October 7th)
Blocking is the important final step to finishing a knitted piece. This process smooths out those crinkles and highlights the beauty of your knitting. We’ll cover the two most common ways of blocking.
Three-Needle Bind-Off (November 4th)
This form of binding off is useful in many instances and is not as daunting as it sounds. Three needles? Oh, my! We’ll show you how it’s done.
Materials used in our classes must be purchased at Knitty Couture. By doing so, you are supporting us and your LYS. A 10% discount is given on yarn used for class. Class fee is required at time of registration. No refund is given for missed classes. However, if canceled at least 48hrs in advance, students may receive a shop credit to be used toward another class and must be used within six months. Classes canceled by Knitty Couture will immediately be scheduled as private lessons with no extra charge.