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Anniversary Sale

Mark you calendar now! Our Anniversary Sale starts July 1. Up to 50% off selected items. Each week there will be additional specials. Sale items change each week (Books, knitting needles& accessories, needlepoint accessories, layaways, special orders and classes are excluded from this sale.) This sale ends July 30, 2017.

 

 

WWKIP:

World-Wide Knitting in Public Day. Come to the shop and show the world! This began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company. Knitting is such a solitary act that it's easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits. This will be a day to get out of your house and come to the shop (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you. Who knows, you might even bump into your neighbor consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air.

Date:

Sat June 10,

All day during shop hours.

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

KNITTING

Knit a Hat: Wonder how circular needles work? How about double pointed needles? This class will introduce you to the usefulness and handiness of circular needles. Double point will also be used to off the top of the hat. Top knot ideas will be discussed for your first adventure into hat knitting.

Materials fee.

One 2-hour meeting, $35.

Date:

Sat Aug 19,
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.

Date:

Sat July 29,
10 – 1 pm
OR
Sun Aug 20,
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.

Date:

Sat June 17,
10 – noon.
OR
Sun Aug 6,
noon – 2 pm..

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING:

Short Rows: You don't knit the whole row of stitches. Is that crazy? Short rows aren't just for knitting the heels of socks. Short rows can make a sweater fit better and can be used to make a beautiful scarf. Don't be afraid, short rows can be your friend.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sat Aug 26,
10 – noon.

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING:

Knit Your Odds and Ends:Have a lot of leftover yarn lying around and you don't know what to do with it? Let's explore knitting you odds and ends to make a beautiful item. Don't be timid. This technique yields beautiful one-of-a-kind items.

This class is intended to show you a technique.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sat July 22,
10 – noon.

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 without pain.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sun June 11,
noon – 2 pm.
OR
Sun Aug 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 June 10,
10 – 1 pm
OR
Sun July 23,
noon – 3 pm.

Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING:

Fair Isle Without Tears: Has fair isle knitting always stymied you? Are you afraid of the float tension making your sweater look like a seersucker suit? And, what the heck are "floats"? The knitweaving technique takes all the fear out of fair isle.

A 5mm (US 8) needles and two colors of scrap yarn (with contrast) are required.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sat June 24,
10 – noon.

Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING:

Mittens: Never have cold fingers again. Learn how simply and quickly a pair of mittens can be knitted. Thumb-gusset got you worried? I'll show you 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. Great summer project to get ready for winter

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

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sun Aug 27,
noon – 2 pm .


Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING:

Modular Knitting: Tired of plain knitting? With this technique, you'll be knitting small pieces, joined as you knit. What a great way to get creative with you leftover yarn. No special needles, just picking-up stitches, knitting and decreases are the secrets of this simple knitting technique.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

TBA


Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING:

Bead Knitting: Dress up any knitted project with the addition of glorious beads. This simple knitting technique adds pizzazz to your design. Learn how beads can be added to almost any of your favorite patterns.

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

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sun Apr 10,
noon – 2 pm.


Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING:

Knitting Eyelets: Eyelet 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.

Date:

Sun June 25,
noon – 3 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:

Sun June 4,
noon – 2 pm.


Maximum class size (8).

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 July 16,
noon – 2 pm.


Maximum class size (8).

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 June 3,
10 – 1 pm
OR
Sun July 30,
noon – 3 pm

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.

Stop by the shop and see our models.

One 2-hour meeting $35. Cable needles are required for this class.

Date:

Sat Aug 5,
10 – noon.


Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING:

Mobius Cowl: Learn to knit a delicate lacy cowl without any sewing. An interesting cast-on creates a mobius—knitting from the center out and both edges at the same time! Add some beads and you have a spectacular fashion accessory. This has been a very popular class. Sign-up early. These make great birthday or Christmas gifts.

One 2-hour meeting $35. Materials fee , 40" 5.5mm needle required for lace weight yarn.

Dates:

Sat Jul 15,
10 – noon
.

Maximum class size (6).

KNIT & WHATEVER:

SIT & KNIT: Take a break from the summer holiday rush. Come sit at the shop and relax with your knitting project or whatever you're doing. We can help you start your new project and solve problems. Just sitting and talking to fellow knitters is a great way to start new friendships and build confidence. Drop in at your convenience.

Date:

PRE July 4:
July 1 & 2

POST July 4:
July 8 & 9

All day during shop hours.

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.

KNITTING:

Knit A Sweater: Learn to knit by making a sweater for you or for a gift. You will be knitting "The Long and Short of It," a sweater pattern that can be knitted in one of several different yarn weights with long or short sleeves. You can pick the yarn you love and end up with a wonderful sweater.

Three 2-hour meetings $105. Material fee for pattern, yarn and needles.

Dates:

TBA

Maximum class size (6).

KNIT & WHATEVER:

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

Date:

TBA.

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 $35.

Dates:

TBA

Maximum class size (6).

WORKSHOP:

Working with Color: Purple and yellow may not necessarily be your colors but they are complementary. A split complement is not a social faux pas. Confused? Let Bob make you familiar with the terms and color will be your friend

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

TBA

Maximum class size (6).

DYEING:

Dye Your Own: This is a fun introductory workshop that will start you on the road to producing the unique color combinations in fiber that express your creativity. In this class you produce a skein of yarn in your own color palette. This class uses food safe dyes.

One 3-hour meeting $65. (Includes materials).

Date:

TBA

Maximum class size (8).

KNITTING:

Textured Stitches: Discover the possibilities and beauty of knitting a scarf with textured stitches. This class explores possibilities of hand-painted yarn with knit, purl and slip stitches. Adapt any stitch pattern to your specific project. Choose one or any number of twelve of the textured patterns to compete a one-of-a-kind scarf.

Stop by the shop to see the model.

Materials fee for the yarn chosen.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

TBA

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:

TBA

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:

TBA

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING

Bind-off(s): Did you know there is more than one way to bind-off? Do you have a hard time making the bind-off loose enough? TIme to learn different ways of binding-off that just might make the finish of your knitting look professional.

One 2-hour meeting, $35.

Date:

TBA

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING

Cast-on(s): Did you know there are more than two ways of casting on stitches? Do you "drill for stitches" when you knit your first row, twisting the needle to get it into the cast-on stitch to knit it? Time to get out of the rut and learn different ways of casting on that just might make the stating edge of your knitting look professional, easier to knit and not pucker.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

TBA

Maximum Class size (6).

CROCHET:

Crochet for Knitters: Want to finish the edge of your knitted sweater with a no-sag band for that very professional look? How about a picot button band. Or, make a traditional granny-square throw to use up all of the odd balls of yarn? Then this class is for you. Let us take you through the basics and get you started on a project or finish that UFO.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

TBA

Maximum class size (6).

KNITTINGNEW

Scarf Design: Tired of the same old pattern. Let's discover some innovative ways of knitting a scarf that will fe different not only in stitch design but in the way you approach your cast-on. Make it wider, you have a shawl.

Materials fee.

One 2-hour meeting, $35.

Date:

TBA

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:

TBA

Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING

Double Knitting: Knit on both sides! Where are the purl stitches? Double knitting gives you a double thick fabric with knitting on both sides. Perfect for mittens or for a scarf with school colors - no wrong side. When working with two colors of yarn, the colors reverse on the other side - fun!

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

TBA

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING

Button Holes: Hate the look of your button holes even when you follow the directions? We have the solution to the hole problem. This class covers several types of knitted button holes and how to make them look professional on your sweater's button band.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

TBA

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING:

Christmas Ornament : Learn to knit a beaded Christmas ornament. If you wondered how to knit on double point needles and work with beads, this is the class for you: a quick and easy project that will make a delightful gift or keep it for your tree. Class includes the Ornamental Knits "Beaded Spiral" ornament (on display in the store).

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

TBA

Maximum class size (6).

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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