This colorful shawl is an easy knit, but there are a few tricks & clarifications I can give you to make it truly perfect. It only needs three balls of Bamboo Pop yarn. Cindy has lots of scrumptious colors to choose from. The drape is great and it’s just right for summer’s little breezes.
You purchase your yarn and the pattern at Cindy’s.
During the summer through August: Join me for any of the Drop in HELP! classes and I’ll give you my tips. Or catch me at an Open Knit. No cost to you, but you can make a donation to my fund for NWMI Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 Women Build house in Alanson.
Help Doctor–drop in HELP! for knitting and crochet
(You do not need to sign up for this class. It is ongoing on Thursdays.)
You bring in your project for help, encouragement, analysis, fun. You’ll get your questions answered and learn the answer to all the other participants’ questions that come up. Techniques covered will add to your knitting/crocheting skills as you spend time with other fiber enthusiasts.
Skills needed: knowledge of basic knitting (k & p) or crochet (ch, sc, dc) stitches
Supplies: pattern, yarn for project, several choices of hooks or needles near the one called for in your pattern, basic tools as listed at top
Most Thursdays, 1:00–3:00; there is no fee for this class for the rest of the year 2017. I’m asking that you make a donation to help fund the NWMI Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build in Alanson.
Learn to Knit
Get started in this wonderful hand craft. There are just two stitches that make up all the wonderful things in the knit world. Once you learn them and spend some time practicing you will be on your way to so many adventures.
Skills needed: this class will be structured assuming you have no knitting skills
Supplies: knitting worsted in a light color that you like, #8 or #9 straight or circular needles, basic tool kit as listed above.
3 session class; Thursdays, August 10, 17 & 24; 10:30–noon; $30
Learn to Crochet
Learn basic stitches worked back and forth. Pattern reading: what do all those letters/numbers mean? Learn the “unwritten rules/assumptions” that guide crocheting. Anatomy of a stitch and how to find the “next stitch.”
Skills needed: assumes no previous experience or long ago “I did a little.” But if you want to brush up you are welcome also.
Supplies: worsted weight yarn with a tight twist, H hook, basic tool kit as listed above.
2 session class with homework; Thursdays, Sept. 14 & 21, 10:30–noon; $20
Build your own class
Pick a technique or project and some friends who want to join you in a learning adventure. I will tailor the class(es) to your interests and schedule. We can gather at the store or in someone’s home. Endless possibilities! For example a learn to knit or crochet gathering. Your group will most likely need two or three 2-hour sessions to learn and be comfortable with the basics of either knitting or crochet.
NOTE: Please sign up by contacting the store (439-9221). Classes with fewer than 3 students will generally be cancelled, but you can reschedule for private lessons on the topic.
Basic tool kit for classes: removable stitch markers, scissors, tapestry or Chibi needle, notebook & pencil, tape measure or ruler, small crochet hook
Please remember that Cindy’s Northern Crafts can only stay in business if you support the store. Please purchase yarns and supplies for classes there.