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  • Spring Knitting Classes by Doris Formby

    Spring into Summer


    Get ready for summer with these accessories. 
    Some of these knit up in no time at all and are small enough to take along wherever you go. Please note that I am very flexible with the class schedule and if you are interested in a specific class, but can’t make it to the posted date, I can add a class on a day convenient to you or switch the date. All classes are for a maximum of three students.
    For all classes I am giving two choices of dates.

    All Classes are $55 and include the pattern when applicable. 
    Additional help with the project is also included in the class fee.
    Please call or e-mail me to sign up. Formbyd8@gmail.com 845-430-7619

    #12 Skirt by Norah Gaughan (Vogue Knitting) This is a fun flared swingy skirt worked 
    seamless. In class we will go over the pattern, practice unfamiliar stitches and get 
    started. No, you will not finish this in class, but you are always welcome to come back 
    with additional questions or problems.
    What you need: 920-1265 yards of Sport weight cotton yarn or other fiber of your 
    choice and a US# 5 circular needle. The $5 pattern is included in the class fee. Wednesday, June 1st 11am-2pm Or Wednesday, June 29th 11am- 2pm 

    Turkish Bed Socks by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas This is a great low sitting 
    summer sock to wear in your clogs, keds etc (NO, you do not need to go to bed in 
    them). I just finished a pair myself. They are knitted one at the time and the 
    instructions are given for DPN’s, but this can also be knitted on two circulars. Half of 
    the sock is knitted flat, and then joined in the round. You should get most if not all of 
    the flat knitting done during class.
    What you need: 170-175 yards of fingering or sock weight yarn and US# 3needles 
    (either DPN’s or two circulars). The $5 pattern is included in the class fee.
    Wednesday, June 8th 11am-2pm OR Wednesday, July 7th 11am-2pm
    Leftie Shawl by Martina Behm So, you have been knitting socks lately and have a lot 
    of pretty sock and fingering weight yarn left over? This is a great pattern to use up and 
    show off those leftovers. You will learn how to do German short rows and get started 
    on the shawl. You will get at least 1-2 sections finished. 
    What you need: At least 420 yards of fingering yarn for the MC plus leftover yarns of 
    the same weight 
    (Buy some unicorn tails if you want!)
    US# 1 ½ -US# 2 ½ circular needle 
    (depending on your tension and desired denseness of finished shawl). The $5 pattern 
    is included in the class fee.
    Wednesday, June 15th 11am- 2pm OR Wednesday, July 14th 11am- 2pm 
    Jersey Knit Bracelet by Vanessa Christenson This is a finger knit and you should 
    be able to finish this during the class. Using your fingers instead of knitting needles 
    may feel awkward at first, but you will get the hang of this.
    What you need: Three fabric strips of 1 inch width approximately 58 inches long. 
    Jersey is a good choice for its stretchiness. Alternatively you could knit three strips or 
    use some pretty 1” wide ribbon. The pattern is free.
    Wednesday, June 22nd 11am-2pm OR Wednesday, July 21st 11am-2pm 
  • Summer Knitting Classes are filling up!

    Class Schedule Summer 2014
    Summer is here and I have some fun projects planned for my Saturday morning classes.
    These are individual classes held every Saturday morning from 10:30-12 Noon.
    The skill level for these classes is beginner/ intermediate. You will learn new techniques and get started on a project. Included in the class fee are the pattern and any help you need to finish.
    Sign up quickly, classes are limited to four participants.

    · Saturday, July 5. Judy’s magic cast-on. This is a favorite cast on for toe-up socks two at a time or individual. You can use any weight yarn to learn this technique.

    · Saturday, July 12. Fish Lips Kiss Heel. This is a simple and well-fitting heel construction everyone seems to be talking about. You will learn the special stitch used for this construction. You can use any weight yarn to learn the technique.

    · Saturday, July19. Jenny’s stretchy bind off. A good and popular bind off for your toe-up socks

    Saturday, July 26. Girlfriend’s Market Bag. This is a must-have item for summer market days. Make one for yourself and one for a girlfriend. You will learn: Circular cast-on, knit on DPN’s, Kitchener stitch. You will need about 150 yards of yarn. I suggest the Blue Sky Skinny Cotton or Cascade Avalon.


    Saturday, August 2. Stay-Put Shawl This is a three-section shawl constructed with two decrease points and really does stay on your shoulders nicely. You will learn: A simple shawl construction; perfect for the beginner knitter. You only need 300 yards of worsted weight cotton, linen or any other worsted weight yarn. I suggest the Trendsetter Yarn “Phoenix”.

    Tuesday, July 1. – July 22 and July 29 – August 19. (four weeks) 2:30-3:30pm Beginners knitting class Come on in from the heat and take this class this summer. If you miss one class during one session you can make it up during the next session or at a later point. For ages 8 to 108.

    All Saturday classes are $35 for the instructions for one or two participants, $30 for three or four participants.
    The Tuesday class for beginners is $95 for one or two participants, $75 for three or four participants.
    There is a 10% family discount on all classes.
  • Winter Classes are listed!

     

    Class Schedule Winter 2013

     

    Knitting Fundamentals

    You will learn how to choose and substitute yarn, different methods of cast-on, the knit and purl stitch, decreases and increases and different methods of bind -off.

    Six Sundays from 2-3:30pm beginning January 27th - March 3rd    Cost: $65

    Note:  The class will be held only with a minimum of three participants.

     

    Fun with socks

    I am offering two classes, one basic sock knitting class and another class with toe up instruction.

    You will learn how to knit in the round on either DPNs or circular needles. You will learn the basic construction of a sock with stretchy cast-on, short rows, picking up stitches and the kitchener stitch as well as the three-needle bind off.  We will meet every other week and should have the socks (or at least one sock) finished after four instruction periods.

     

    Four Tuesdays                                   Cost: $55

     

    Basic sock cuff down:     Tuesday, January 29th     1:30-3pm (1 ½ hour)

                                                    Tuesday, February 12th   1-3:30pm (2 ½ hour)

                                                    Tuesday, February 26th   1-3:30pm (2 ½ hour)

                                                    Tuesday, March 12th           1:30-3pm (1 ½ hour)

     

    Socks Toe-up:                    Tuesday, February 5th       1:30-3pm (1 ½ hour)

                                                    Tuesday, February 19th   1-3:30pm (2 ½ hour

                                                    Tuesday, March 5th               1-3:30pm (2 ½ hour)

                                                    Tuesday, March 19th           1:30-3pm (1 ½ hour)

     

    Note:  The class will be held only with a minimum of three participants

     

     

    Private lessons

     

    Private lessons are held at your convenience at $25/ hour for up to two people.  Call or e-mail to schedule an appointment.

  • Wine and Yarn Tasting Event!

     

    Come join us for an evening of wine and yarn! Taste wines that are paired with yarns from the same regions. Try a California Chardonnay with some Pagewood farm Swagger merino wool. Charles from Old Mill Wine in Rhinebeck will be our pairing expert for the wine and Leah will guide us in the yarn selections.

    Prepaid reservations are required (limit of 18). You can pay in person at the store before 3/13 or here online

    Whats included: Wine Tasting, Yarn Tasting, Snacks, Advice, and lots of fun!

    When: March 15th from 6pm-8pm at the Knitting Garage!


  • Friday Favorite!

     Have you been good this week? Did you do all your chores? Did you get an "A" in your Math test? Did you use the potty? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you deserve "Friday's Favorite" item of the week, the Gold Foil Star.
    "Congratulations you have been awarded a gold star for you hard work and efforts." It worked when we were children. To receive a gold star was a great feeling of accomplishment. A perfect reward for a job well done. I just wish it would work on some adults today!

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