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PRIVATE KNITTING CLASSES

All classes can be requested as a private group class. Minimum number of students required is three. We will try to accommodate the requested date and time. If there is an existing class that day the class will be held after the scheduled class.

Date:

Name your
preference

NEW! KNITTING UNSPUN SILK:

Yes, you can knit with silk that isn't spun. I will help you with the stretching of the silk 'hankies'. The hankies are unspun silk that you stretch to the thikness for knitting. It's fun and you end up with a soft light scarf to wear.

Materials are required for the class

.One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sun Mar 24,
noon – 2 pm
OR
Sat Apr 6,
10 – noon.

Maximum class size (6).

NEW! ONE DAY BABY BOOTIES:

These are quick to knit perfect gift booties. If you can knit, these are simple knitting and fast. The booties make use of garter stitch for texture and design. Using multi-colored baby yarn you'll have a unique and colorful gift.

.One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sun Feb 17,
noon – 2 pm
OR
Sun Apr 14,
noon – 2 pm.

Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING:

Scissors and Knitting (Oh, my!): (Steeking) Taking a pair of scissors to your knitting? You've got to be kidding! I will hold your hand while I explain how to cut open a sweater knit in the round and make it into a cardigan and add the sleeves too. A knitted 8" square is required for the class.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sat Feb 16,
10 – noon
OR
Sun Apr 21,
noon – 2 pm.

Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING

Brioche Stitch I: Start knitting a scarf using an interesting stitch. This stitch creates a lightweight but lofty fabric that looks like wide ribs. You'll learn a new knitting technique and new terms but what fun and what a beautiful fabric.

One 2-hour meeting, $35.

Date:

Sun Feb 24,
noon – 2 pm
OR
Sat Apr 27,
10 – noon

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING

Brioche Stitch II: Once you've mastered the brioche stitch you can start to experiment. This segment will teach you how to knit brioche with two colors of yarn. (This is the second of two classes to learn the basics.)

One 2-hour meeting, $35.

Date:

Sat Mar 23,
10 – noon
OR
Sat May 25,
10 – noon.

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING

Ripples: Create beautiful fabrics with zigzag patterns. Get the "Italian Designer" look by using these patterns with color changes. These stitch patterns can be used for sweaters, scarves, and shawls. For throws you'll get a designer, look with little cost, using leftover yarns.

One 2-hour meeting, $35.

Date:

Sun Jan 20,
noon – 2 pm
OR
Sat Apr 20,
10 – noon .

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING

Toe-Up Socks: Tired of knitting socks top-down? Tired of finishing the toe of your sock? Learn how to knit a sock from the toe-up. This sock uses a short -row heel and a cushioned heel pad plus you can knit a longer top with no worry of running out of yarn. It's different and fun.

3.75mm (US 5) double point needles are required for this class.

One 3-hour meeting, $50.

Dates:

Sat Feb 9,
10 – 1 pm
OR
Sun Apr 28,
noon – 3 pm .

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING

Swarovski Crystals: Knitting with crystals is very different than knitting with beads. The crystals add a sparkle that just can't be had with beads. Learn to knit a beautiful eyelet-patterned scarf using crystals. This is a very simple pattern, quick to knit, and we have a model of the scarf at the front counter for you to see.

CRYSTALS AND YARN MUST BE CHOSEN 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO CLASS.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Dates:

Sun Jan 27,
noon – 2 pm
OR
Sat Apr 13,
10 – noon.

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING:

Twisted Knitting: Cables have you in a twist? Afraid of attempting the charts? Well, this is the class for you. The mystery of cables will be explained plus how to read the charts without pulling out your hair. Knitting a knot is easy and aran sweaters will be in your future. Cable needles are required for this class.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sat Feb 2,
10 – noon
OR
Sun May 19,
noon – 2 pm.

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING:

Oops!: Dropped stitches? Wrong stitch in the knit and purl stitch pattern? Increasing stitches when you don't mean to? Lost a yarn-over when you purled back? Wrong pattern row five rows back? How to fix these problems in your knitting with much less pain and tears. No reason to ravel all the way back when a "life-line" will do the trick. We'll take the pain out of knitting mistakes.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Dates:

Sun Jan 13,
noon – 2 pm .

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING:

Top-Down Socks!: Have you ever wondered why anyone would want to knit socks? After you wear your own hand-knitted socks, you'll never want to wear store-bought again. They actually fit your feet comfortably. Socks are easy "pocket" projects that you can do when you have just a moment to knit a round. This is the perfect project for warm winter feet.

One 3-hour meeting $50.

Dates:

Sat Jan 19 ,
10 – 1 pm
OR
Sat Mar 30
10 – 1 pm .

Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING:

Mittens: Get a head start on winter and never have cold fingers again. Learn how simply and quickly a pair of mittens can be knitted. Thumb gusset got you worried? Learn how easy it is to knit a thumb onto a mitten. No more store-bought mittens; now your mittens can match your sweaters or socks. This class is just what you need, and mittens make a great gift.

3.75 & 5mm (US 5&8) needles and 200 yds of WW wool are required.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sat Jan 12,
10 – noon
OR
Sun Feb 10,
noon – 2 pm .


Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING:

Technique!: Have you ever wondered what M1 means? Maybe SKP? Learn all of the tricks for increases, decreases, selvages, cast-on and bind-off, and why they are important to do correctly. Give yourself a treat and learn what fully-fashioned knitting is all about. These are the designers' secrets.

This class coordinates with "Finishing" and should be taken first.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:


Sat Jan 26,
10 – noon
OR
Sun Apr 7,
noon - 2 pm.


Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING:

Finishing! Yuck?: Okay, let's make this easy. Finishing can be done quickly and with little or no effort. Learn how to correctly finish a sweater plus some tricks that will make your sweater a hit wherever you wear it. No more unfinished projects left lying around. (Bring in your UFOs if you wish.)

This class coordinates with "Technique!" and should be taken after "Technique!"

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sun Oct 21,
noon - 2 pm.


Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING:

Knitting Holes: Lace knitting is a simple but elegant form of pattern knitting. The finished piece can be light weight and warm at the same time. No special needles required and your existing circular needles will do just fine. You'll never have more fun making holes in your knitting.

One 3-hour meeting $50.

Dates:

Sun Mar 31,
noon – 3 pm.

Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING:

Entrelac : This is a technique that will amaze you in the final product. A look of woven strips of diagonally attached squares. This is a great way to use up odds and ends of yarn. Learn how to knit back and forth without turning your work to purl!

One 2-hour meeting $30.

Dates:

Sun Jan 6,
noon - 2 pm.
OR
Sun Mar 17,
noon – 2 pm .

Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING:

Introduction to Knitting: Just the basics. This three-hour course covers all of the things that you need to know so that you can start knitting scarves or hats. It really is as simple as it sounds. After this you will be ready to knit a simple scarf or hat pattern.

One 3-hour meeting $50.

Dates:

Sat Jan 5,
10 – 1 pm
OR
Sun Feb 3,
noon – 3 pm.

Maximum class size (6).

SPINNING:

Beginning Spinning: Learn how to spin your own yarns. There is nothing more satisfying than spinning the yarn you use to knit, crochet or weave. You'll start with a drop spindle and then you're onto the spinning wheel. It's a whole new dimension in working with fibers.

 


One 2-hour meeting $60.

Date:

This instruction is by appointment only, all year.

Class starts at your convenience during regular store hours.

Maximum class size - private instruction.

KNIT & WHATEVER:

SPRING PORCH PARTY:

Stop by the store and join us. You sit and knit, crochet or spin and we provide cookies and tea.

Date:

Sat May 18,
10 – 5 pm.

For more information about any of these classes, or to sign up,
please call us at 540-253-9990.

Please register in advance for all classes.

A deposit of 50% is required at time of sign-up
to guarantee a space in the class.

Deposit refundable if class is cancelled by instructor.
Minimum class size is three students.
No refunds if you cancel three days or less before class is scheduled

Weather cancellations are rescheduled.

Hunt Country Yarns
6482 Main Street
The Plains VA 20198

Mail To: P.O. Box 1206
Middleburg VA 20118-1206
Voice: 540 253-9990** Fax: 540 253-9930

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