CLASSES

 
  check out the classes on this months calendar 
 
 
 

Drawstring Mini Wristlet Purse

Drawstring WRISTLET Mini Purse
This is a simple round bottomed, drawstring “mini” purse knit for when you need 
something to hold keys, cell phone, ID, or money. It’s a great little wristlet purse as well. When done in
bulky/chunky wool it will stand on its own. The purse can be felted, novelty yarn or other embellishments
 can be added where desired. The finished purse is approx 6" tall and has a 4" diameter round flat bottom. 

LANA's LACE Bord

LANA's LACE BORDER SHAWL
Have fun with our new unique lace border design from Lana.
Knit a simple triangle shawl. THEN PICK UP STS around the shawl to create this
fabulous lace embellishment. Color combinations can be amazing.  
Bring in a shawl you've already made, or create a new one.
Pick a border that meets your level of expertise!
        

Learn Entrelac Knitting

DRAWSTRING ENTRELAC BACKPACK
Entrelac is very simple requiring no more knowledge than how to knit, how to purl & how to pick up stitches. instead of working one row of stitches after another, you work one row of blocks after another, all diagonally connected.  Using Marble Chunky Yarn from James Brett presents the colorwork patches easily. An Icord makes the Drawstring. When pulled closed the icords become the backpack. 
 ADVANCED BEGINNER knit skills required.
 
 

LEARN KNIT FINISHING

LEARN KNIT FINISHING TECHNIQUES 
When we explore knitting finishing techniques, it helps  to understand how one defines "finishing"  Is it SEWING SEAMS?  WEAVING IN ENDS?  BLOCKING?  BUTTON HOLES?   ADDING SELVAGE STS. 
Many patterns will not specify how to sew the seams, how to weave in the ends, or how to block the work.   Once the needles are put down, all of the fun is over.   Let Lana help you learn to finish your projects so they look professional.  IT can ALSO be fun!
 

INTARSIA - Knitting in Color

KNITTING IN COLOR  - INTARSIA with Deb Abrahams
  Intarsia is a color-work technique used to create basic geometric shapes or complicated pictures in a knitted piece.  Intarsia patterns can be worked in as few as two colors or as many as needed for a given design.  Unlike Fair Isle knitting, in which small repeating patterns are created by alternating two strands of yarn in different colors across a row, intarsia knit designs are generally free-form, & each area of color is worked from an individual ball, bobbin, or length of yarn.  Learn color block knitting with Deb, plus tips for minimizing working in yarn ends & dealing
with long floats. 
Materials required. 3 smooth contrasting yarns, knitting needles of suitable gauge.
            

LEARN TO READ A CHART

LEARN TO READ CHARTS with LANA
Ever wonder why there are grey boxes in the middle of a chart?  What do all those squiggles and numbers mean, anyway?  Bring a project that has you stumped, one you've been afraid to start, or try out a simple cable-and-lace dishcloth to learn how to navigate the wonderful world of charted knitting!   You may never go back...  
(Participants must know how to cast on, knit and purl.) 

LEARN to KNIT with Lana

Learn to Knit with Lana Learn to Knit with Lana 

Class includes teaching the basic knit stitch & basic purl stitch. Also learn to cast-on and bind-off your stitches to begin & end your project.  This class is very basic; meant to get you comfortable with knitting needles & knitting techniques. You'll love working with Lana who will teach you continental knitting - a faster European knitting method.aan
PLEASE CALL AHEAD to schedule with Lana. 
 

 

LEARN TO CROCHET

LEARN TO CROCHET
This class instructs on the technique of using a crochet hook (yes only 1) with yarn to make lovely project, or trims
Learn to cast on stitches and do the basic single, double crochets as well as increasing & decreasing to shape project.
 

Knit Parisian Tote

 
KNIT PARISIAN TOTE
Remember when my pattern was celebrated in Vogue Knitting Winter issue?  
5 years later, Its still popular and has grown into a larger collection of Parisian Geometric designs.Learn this simple knit and purl geometric design.