Come join us for a Knit-A-Long
Sunday April 30th/ May 7th / May 14th
Inspired by these two beautiful cities, this cowl’s design is reflecting architecture and the mood of Stockholm and NY. A modern black and white slip-stitch pattern along with stripes is a perfect choice for this stylish cowl. Made in one piece in the round from bottom up with some simple shaping, this cowl can be worn in a variety of ways. The reverse stockinette stripes are well pronounced and keep their shape as the cowl is worn.
Fridays. May 5th – June 9th
5 pm – 7 pm
Have you ever watched a commercial on television and it’s one you HAVE to watch, EACH time it’s shown? You hear the music or the narrator and your eyes immediately look up and you are glued. You might not even remember what product is being advertised, but watching it makes you feel ‘an emotion’ each time. This is one of those patterns that will make you feel ‘emotionally good’ while knitting it! As the stitches grow and your fabric becomes a lovely piece of art, you’ll smile and keep coming back to “watch” it, to knit it, and to have a ‘feel good giggle’ with your results.
GIGGLE is a real eye catcher with optional beading possibilities and optional knitted fringe at various areas of the design. It’s full of texture and stitch detail, displaying a lovely asymmetrical triangular shape.
Teacher: Eden Scheans
When: Saturday April 29th @ 1pm-4pm
Learn the basics of brioche with Eden and this two color cowl, made in the round. By the end of the class you’ll be on your way to a stylish accessory for the spring months ahead. Two high contrast yarns will make learning these stitches a breeze. Choose two colors in the same yarn if possible. Recommended yarns: Malabrigo Rios, Cascade 220 Superwash and Superwash Paints. Pattern “Training Wheels” will be available in class or on Ravelry.com. Skills Needed: able to knit and purl, long tail cast on, knitting in the round. Supplies Needed: Size 10 US and 8 US Circular Knitting Needles, 2 skeins of high contrast yarns in a worsted weight, stitch marker Homework: Please cast on 96 stitches to the size 10 needle with first color, using long tail cast on.le.
Teacher: Nancy Erckenbrack
When: Saturday May 6th @ 11 am - 1 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.
Tuesday, May 16th
5 pm-7 pm
Teacher: Sari Peterson
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: Nancy Erckenbrack
When: Wednesday May 10th @ 5pm-7pm
You’ve learned to cast on, knit and purl and you’re wondering what is next. Learn to Knit-The Next Step 102 class is a 2 hour class that will provide you with the basics for your next project. The class will cover how to add a stitch, decrease a stitch, and work in the round. Must know how to knit and purl. Supplies needed: Needles: US 7 or 8, circular. Yarn: 400 yards of any worsted yarn if you decide to make a hat. Pattern Source: will be provided in class.
Saturday June 10th
10am - 5pm
Teacher: Barb Quinn
Are you stuck in a rut spinning Everything the same way? Are you familiar with the differences between the methods of spinning woolen or worsted? Why would you want to? Barb Quinn is going to lead a class to answer these questions and any others that you may want to ask. You will learn seven different ways to draft. This is an all day class. You can bring your lunch or there will be a break that will enable you to go to one of the many restaurants in the area. Materials for the student to bring to class 1. A well working spinning wheel, preferably one you are used to using. 2. Bobbins. (optional). This would be a personal preference for record keeping. 3. Some fiber from your stash. Of course there is fiber available for sale at Blizzard's if you should forget yours at home. 4. A pencil or pen and paper for notes. 5. A niddy noddy (optional). This would be for your samples if you wanted to label and keep them separate. Even 3" X 5" index cards would keep a reminder of what you have done. The instructor will provide a handout The purpose of this class is to explore different possibilities of spinning yarn. Also the benefits of these methods of spinning will be discussed. 6 hour class