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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

KNITTING

Knit (Design) 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 Jan 13,
10 – noon

Maximum Class size (6).

KNITTING

Sweater Design: This class is for the redesign of "Rainbows in the Gorge" by Sara Keller. The class will be offered to those who purchased the "So Fond of Rainbows" mini pack of 20 skeins. The sweater is being worked side-to-side or cuff-to-cuff, your choice.

Homework: a stitch gauge and row gauge is mandatory before class starts.

THree 2-hour meetings.

Date:

Sat Jan 27,
Mar 3 and Apr 21,
10 – noon.

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:

Sun Feb 4
OR
Apr 22,
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:

Sat Mar 17,
10 – noon
OR
Sun May 13,
noon – 2 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 $35.

Date:

Sat Feb 10,
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.

Dates:

Sun Jan 28
OR
Mar 25,
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 20,
10 – 1 pm
OR
Sun May 20
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.

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

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sun Jan 14,
noon –2 pm.

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:

Sat Jan 6,
10 – noon.


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 Jan 21,
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 Mar 11,
noon –2 pm.


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 left over yarns.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Dates:

Sun Mar 18,
noon – 2 pm
OR
sat May 19,
10 – noon.

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:

Sun Jan 7,
noon – 3 pm
OR
Sat Feb 3,
10 – 1 pm.

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 our 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 starting edge of your knitting look professional, not to mention easier to knit and without and pucker.

One 2-hour meeting $35.

Date:

Sat Mar 10,
10 – noon.


Maximum class size (6).

KNITTING:

Knitting Shawls: There are many useful techniques to know when knitting a shawl and they're not all included in the pattern. We'll discuss and show techniques that enhance the knitting and get you started knitting a shawl of our choice.

One 2-hour meeting $35. Homework is required prior to class

Date:

Sat May 12,
10 – noon
.

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:


Sat Mar 24,
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 May 26,
10 – noon.

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 Apr 28,
during shop
hours .

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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