Friday, January 6, 2012


Create a mesh with darning
Repairing the knitted fabric

Part I: Simple Repairs

Duplicate stitch

Repairing pulls
Repair a single strand break in stockinette stitch: knit side, purl side.

Bring to Class - a knit swatch

Use worsted weight yarn in a light color for your learning swatch. This is so you can see what you are doing.
Knit on needle size 6, 7 or 8. If you are a tight knitter, use 8’s. Bring a small amount of dark colored yarn.

Cast on 30 stitches with the light colored yarn. Garter stitch (knit every row) 4 rows to stabilize the edge.
Then change to stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) and knit about 4 inches. Bind off loosely.

Part II: Darning Knitted Fabric: for Large Holes

-Stabilize the edges of the hole.
-Setting up a grid along the length of the fabric

-Stabilizing the sides
-Weaving in new fabric

Bring to Class: The swatch you used for the first class OR a knitted garment that needs
darning with, if possible, matching yarn OR both.

Date: Wednesday, January 18 & 25, 2012

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Teacher: Susan C. Stewart, MD - a.k.a. The Sweater Doctor
Price: $65.00

Choose any gauge yarn you like.
Crochet Motifs
Beyond the granny square this workshop will focus on three crochet motifs.  Using – 5 colors of your choosing you will learn to read written instructions to crochet multiple variations of these three motif.  Use your knowledge of basic stitches to crochet the motifs to make a cowl, eternity scarf or lap blanket create a lap blanket.

The color palette is created with the use of hand painted and tonal colors.

* Use colors to add depth to a crocheted square.

* Use your knowledge of the chain, single/double crochet to expand your stitch library.
Prerequisites: Must chain, single and double crochet independently

More info: 
Guest blogger Evy Leonard talks about her creative process (look in the archive from last month.)
Date:  January 21, 2012

Time: 1:30-4:30pm

Teacher:  Evy Leonard

Fair Isle and Steeking
Snowflake comes alive through color
Using five colors to paint a picture learn two distinctive technique in this class:
-To knit while using two strands of yarn at a time.
- Understand the facets of working and reading Fair Isle patterns.
- Use the process of "steeking" to cut your knit with scissors.

Class project will be a coffee cup cozie. You must printout your own copy of the pattern - Free download available: Materials must be purchased at Stitch Therapy.
Cost of yarn and needles not included in class fee.

Teacher - Kris Percival
Date: January 14, & 28, 2012
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost: $100.00

Prerequisites: Must Cast-on, knit and purl without assistance

Wine Tasting

An Italian Lambrusco

A refreshing wine with a sparkling bouquet that can vary from fruity to floral with hints of violets and heather. On the palate it is zesty, with nice fruit flavors and a clean finish.  One important thing to keep in mind is that a Lambrusco can be either dry or sweet.

Tuesday night January 24, 2012, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Call to book your seat in one or more of these classes.

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