INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED KNITTING CLASSES

The knitting classes listed below are suitable for knitters who have been actively knitting and would like to expand their technical skills.  If you know how to knit, but it has been a few years since you picked up needles and yarn, please take the Introduction to Knitting class first.

                                                                                                                                                 

HEARTWARMING CABLES COFFEE CUP COZY

Your favorite coffee lover (maybe it’s you!) will appreciate this “hugs & kisses” cabled cup cozy that knits up in a hurry.  (Remember Valentine’s Day is coming up!)  In this class you will work in the round and learn to add cables to create a heartwarming and practical gift.  (Note: this is not a beginning knitting class, you should be comfortable with casting on, knitting & purling before enrolling.  Previous experience knitting in the round preferred, but not required.) 

By Cheryl Murray.

K321 Jan. 28 (Sun.) 1-4 p.m. 1 day                                   $35.00 LEARN MORE AND ENROLL NOW!

 

SUNFLOWER SOCKS

Celebrate your love of Kansas with these beautiful sunflower socks.  Choose either of these two sunflower colorwork socks in this pattern designed by Stone Knits.  These top-down socks made with fingering weight yarns will be a lesson in stranded colorwork, the no wrap short row heel, and how to Kitchener stitch the toe.  You will need to have mastered  basic sock construction in either magic loop, 2-circular needles, or double point methods.  By Katie Werner.

K312 Feb. 1 (Thurs.) 6-8 p.m. 3 weeks                       $52.00 LEARN MORE AND ENROLL NOW!

 

MY FIRST SOCKS Magic Loop Method

Everyone needs a nice pair of socks.  Summer Lee’s I’m So Basic sock pattern is free from Ravelry and is a great way to learn how to make socks using the Magic Loop method.  Your contrast heels and toes are not only adorable but will highlight the new skills you learn.  By Katie Werner.

K354 Feb. 10 (Sat.) 10:30-12:30 p.m.  5 weeks  $58.00  LEARN MORE AND ENROLL NOW!

 

STUDY GROUP SWEATER

Have you been searching for a fun sweater project for the new year?  Join our Study Group sweater class and learn how to customize your own sweater to your unique style and fit.  Students should be familiar with knit and purl stitches and basic increasing and decreasing methods. Techniques covered in this class: tubular cast on, knitting intarsia flat, shaping with German short rows, and mattress stitch seaming.  You will need to purchase Jen Parrocini’s pattern from Ravelry and have a swatch complete by the first day of class.  By Bethanie Halsey.

K341 Feb. 12 (Mon.) 6-8 p.m. 5 sessions, skip 2/26, 3/11 & 3/25                 $58.00 LEARN MORE AND ENROLL NOW!

 

INTRODUCTION TO FAIR ISLE KNITTING

Fair Isle knitting, also known as stranded knitting, allows you to work 2 colors within a row.  This technique is often accompanied by 2-handed knitting, so you’ll also learn how to knit Continental style and English style at the same time.  By Mary Mortensen.

K311 Feb. 17 (Sat.) 1-3 p.m.  1 day                                    $30.00 LEARN MORE AND ENROLL NOW!

 

STRAIGHTFORWARD MITTS

Fingerless mitts are perfect as we transition into Spring.  Inspired by Stephen West’s Herbivore shawl, these mitts, designed by Mone Dräger, feature an intriguing, twisted rib design.  You’ll work in the round and learn to create twisted stitches, mirrored increases, how to work thumb gusset shaping, and how to complete the thumb.  (Note: this is not a beginning knitting class, you should be comfortable with casting on, knitting and purling before enrolling.  Previous experience knitting in the round preferred, but not required.)  By Cheryl Murray.

K315 Feb. 25 (Sun.) 1:30-3:30 p.m. 3 weeks        $52.00 LEARN MORE AND ENROLL NOW!

 

CIDER HOUSE SOCKS

Expand your sock knitting skills by adding in elegant cables.  The Cider House Socks by Summer Lee Designs will become your new favorite pair.  These are top-down socks made with fingering weight yarns . You will learn how to work basic cables, construct a gusset heel, and how to Kitchener stitch the toe.  You will need to have mastered basic sock construction in either magic loop, 2-circular needles, or double point methods.  By Katie Werner. 

K332 Feb. 29 (Thur.) 6-8 p.m. 4 weeks                    $54.00 LEARN MORE AND ENROLL NOW!

 

RIFT TEE—Your New Favorite Summer Sweater

The Rift Tee by Jacqueline Cieslak is a versatile garment that easily layers or can be worn on its own.  Written to fit and flatter a wide range of sizes, the pattern also features options for customized neck shape, sleeve and body length and upper arm width.  In this class, you’ll learn about gauge, pattern reading and special techniques, including German Short Rows and the 3-needle bind-off.  (Note: this is not a beginning knitting class, you should be comfortable with casting on, knitting & purling before enrolling.)  By Cheryl Murray

K342 Mar. 21 (Thur.) 6-8 p.m. 6 sessions (meets 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18 & 5/2)                     $60.00 LEARN MORE AND ENROLL NOW!

 

NO INTARSIA? KNOW INTARSIA!

Intarsia is the technique for knitting blocks of color. Learn to handle multiple colors, to avoid holes when changing colors, and to read intarsia charts.   By Mary Mortensen.

K314  April 13(Sun.) 1-3 p.m. 1 day                                  $30.00 LEARN MORE AND ENROLL NOW!

 

SHORT ROW AFRAID NO MORE—Adelphia Bag

Are short rows intimidating?  What about lining and finishing a knitting bag?  Master the wrap and turn while making a super cute, zippered pouch.  The short rows in Adelphia create 2D leaves on the background.  After blocking the panels, the bag is given structure and lined. This bag should hold 400g of yarn and will be cute holding a project at home or while meeting knitters in the wild.  By Rebecca Cook.

K344 April 15 (Mon.) 6-8 p.m. 4 weeks                   $54.00 LEARN MORE AND ENROLL NOW!

 

FIX IT OR FUDGE IT

Has your blanket met a puppy?  Do you have a sweater that needs some alteration?  Whether it needs surgery or repair, Rebecca will help you set up a realistic plan to restore the project. Please bring tools to fix the project and matching yarn. Come by the shop before class if you need help finding similar matching yarn. If you will be repairing an heirloom project, bring a couple of swatches in a similar stitch to practice repairs on.  By Rebecca Cook.

K353 May 1 (Weds.) 6-8 p.m. 1 day                                $30.00 LEARN MORE AND ENROLL NOW!

 

Please note:  

·         All class enrollments must include payment.

·         Students must be 16 years or older to sign up for classes unless they are specifically kids classes.

·         Cancellations must be made 3 days prior to class starting in order to receive a refund.

·         Yarn Barn will cancel a class 3 days prior to class start if the enrollment is below the minimum number; refunds will be issued.

·         Unless noted, materials are not included in the class fee; we have a recommended list of supplies for each class.

·         Students will receive a discount off most yarns during the class period.

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Study Group Sweater February 12 Monday
Study Group Sweater February 12 Monday

Item #: XX-CLASS-K341
$58.00
No Intarsia? Know Intarsia! April 13 Saturday
No Intarsia? Know Intarsia! April 13 Saturday

Item #: XX-CLASS-K314
$30.00
Straightforward Mitts February 25 Sunday
Straightforward Mitts February 25 Sunday

Item #: XX-CLASS-K315
$52.00
Ciderhouse Socks February 29 Thursday
Ciderhouse Socks February 29 Thursday

Item #: XX-CLASS-K332
$54.00
Rift Tee March 21 Thursday
Rift Tee March 21 Thursday

Item #: XX-CLASS-K342
$60.00
Fix It or Fudge It! May 1 Wednesday
Fix It or Fudge It! May 1 Wednesday

Item #: XX-CLASS-K353
$30.00