Regularly Scheduled Events
Meetings: Every Third Saturday of the Month from 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Blizzard Yarn and Fiber backroom
Come join us to share your love of crochet and get to know other crocheters! Bring your current project to work on and your latest finished object to share.
Come join us for a Knit-A-Long
Waiting For Rain (Waiting for Sun in the PNW) by Sylvia McFadden
Fridays, June 16 - July 21st, 5 pm - 7 pm
Waiting for Rain is a lovely, beautiful garter and lace crescent shawl that uses an unusual short row lace technique. It fits perfectly over your shoulders and drapes in a way which is very pleasing to the eye. It’s worked top down with lacy increases. Hacking your Waiting for Rain shawl PDF now included in purchase! This includes instructions for how to do stripes, how to move or add lace panels, make lace panels larger, and how to do the fancy knit-on cast-off shown in the two color version. It also includes a tight-edge fix. I hope you enjoy! Stitch counts included!
Further information available at: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waiting-for-rain
Teacher: Sari Peterson
Tuesday, July 18th, 4 pm-7 pm
Join us for three hours of magic! Learn to spin wool into yarn and take your fiber craft to whatever level you wish. Custom colors and textures are at your fingertips when you sit down to your wheel. Join us for two hours of fun and camaraderie as you learn the skills to make your yarn your way. Supplies needed: Spinning Wheel (you may use one in the shop), 4-8 oz of roving - Blue Face Leicester (preferred), Polworth, or Coopsworth. Fiber is available for purchase at BYF. Sari Peterson has been spinning yarn for 10 years and teaching for the last 5. She enjoys playing with fiber in all its forms and likes nothing more than to share her fiber therapy with others.
Teacher: Sari Peterson
Tuesday, Wednesday July 11th, 4 pm-7 pm
Join us for two hours of magic! Learn to spin wool into yarn and take your fiber craft to whatever level you wish. Custom colors and textures are at your fingertips when you sit down to your wheel. Join us for two hours of fun and camaraderie as you learn the skills to make your yarn your way. Supplies needed: Spinning Wheel (you may use one in the shop), 4-8 oz of roving - Blue Face Leicester (preferred), Polworth, or Coopsworth. Fiber is available for purchase at BYF. Sari Peterson has been spinning yarn for 10 years and teaching for the last 5. She enjoys playing with fiber in all its forms and likes nothing more than to share her fiber therapy with others.
Teacher: Katelyn Burk
When: Saturday August 5th & 12th from 4 pm - 6 pm
Price: $60 (2 classes)
Level of difficulty: Intermediate.
Come learn the enjoyment of using sock yarn to create a project that allows you to see your stitch pattern come to life in your chosen colorway, using magic loop. In the 1st class we will cast on the toe & refresh your knowledge of knitting in the round. The second class will focus on heel construction. Students must be able to knit, purl, basic understanding of knitting in the round. Pattern: Socks on a plane. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/socks-on-a-plane. Supplies: 400 yards of fingering weight yarn, size 1 circular metal needle with 40" cable & cable needle. (Magic loop is preferred style but two circs. or DPNs are ok if student is comfortable with their chosen method.
Teacher: Betsy Lee McCarthy
When: Saturday July 8, 22nd & 29th 10 am - Noon
Level of difficulty: advanced beginner
Knitting socks is fun, relaxing and practical. If you are ready to become a sock knitter, join us in this three-session class where you will learn to knit traditional top-down socks with a nice-fitting French (round) heel. You will learn how to place various stitch patterns into the generic pattern provided, how to knit-in-the-round, how to turn a heel and shape the gusset, as well as how to shape the sock toe and close it up by using the Kitchener stitch.
It will be easier for you to learn to knit socks if you have first knit a few other projects and feel comfortable knitting and purling. Skills students must already know: How to knit, purl, increase, and decrease. Having previous experience knitting in the round is helpful but not required. Pattern/Source: Pattern to be provided by teacher in class handout Supplies needed: Yarn: Light worsted or DK weight yarn, light or bright in color, approximately 300 yards for a pair of adult basic ribbed socks. Needles: Bring either 2 – US size 3, circular needles, 24” long (don’t have to be identical needles) OR 1 - US size 3 set of 5 double pointed needles. Other tools needed: crochet hook, tapestry needle, tape measure, needle and stitch gauge, stitch markers, etc. Homework: None. Notes: I find that many people have an easier time learning to knit socks on two circular needles. However, in this class it will be fine to use the traditional set of 5 double-pointed needles instead of the circulars if the student prefers to.
Class size: 6 minimum/ 10 maximum
Teacher: Alexandra Cathey
When:Wednesday July 19 & 26th, 5 pm - 7 pm
Cost: $35 (2 classes)
Learn how to use simple stitches to make a universally useful market bag. Level of difficulty: Beginner. Students must already know single crochet & chaining. Pattern: provided by the teacher. Supplies needed: Cotton or linen – Recommended: Cascade Ultra pima paints or sunseeker (2 skeins). Hook 3.75/F or close. Max. students: 5.
Teacher: Nancy Erckenbrack
When: Friday, July 28th 1 pm 3 pm
In this 2 hour class you will learn how to Cast On and how to do Knit and Purl Stitches. It’s all you need to know so you start making your own scarf! No knitting experience required.
Supplies needed: Needles: US 7 or 8, straight or circular. Yarn: 400 yards of any worsted yarn if you decide to make a scarf. Pattern Source: will be provided in class.
Class size: 3/6
Teacher: Irina Blizzard
One Color Brioche: Saturday August 12th, 9 am - 12 pm. Class description: Learn to knit a cushy reversible cabled scarf using brioche stitch. You also will learn a fun Italian (or Tubular) cast on and cast off.
Two Color Brioche: Saturday August 26th, 9 am - 12 pm. Class description: New to the fabulous Brioche Stitch?? This fun (and addicting) stitch will open up a whole new world to your knitting life! Learn to knit 2-color brioche stitch while working on this traditional triangle shawl! A great beginner project for brioche newbies! You will get into the brioche groove quickly and then enjoy a relaxing knit all the way to the border where you will switch to a beautiful marled garter edge!
Brioche in the Round: Saturday, Sept. 16th, 9 am - 12 pm