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Knitty meets DKA

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Amy Singer is coming to DKA!
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You may not know the name Amy Singer.  But, I’ll bet you know her work.  Amy Singer is the brainchild and publisher of Knitty.com.
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Don’t think you know Knitty.com yet?  WHAT have you been knitting since the Fall of 2002?
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Perhaps, like me, you have a few of these in your Ravelry queue?
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Citron by Hillary Smith Callis

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Fish Hat by Thelma Egberts

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Skew by Lana Holden (yep a 12 in 12)

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I know you have seen or knit the Clapotis, right?
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Clapotis by Kate Gilbert

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Well, Amy is coming to town to teach at Yarnover and she is stopping by our shop on Sunday the 29th of April to teach a few classes.
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She’ll be teaching 2 pretty cool, unique classes.
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Plug-and-Play shawl design Starter Class • Level 1
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Amy will give you a simple plug-and-play manual that will let you turn fingering- or sport-weight yarn into something gorgeous and uniquely yours to wrap around your shoulders. The comprehensive handout includes a selection of lace patterns chosen for ease of knitting as well as a pretty finished result. You’ll do a good portion of the design work after class is over.
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Once you’ve completed your first project, you can use the plug-and-play concept and manual to create more designs that are uniquely your own.
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This introductory design class is for knitters who can knit, purl, make increases and decreases with confidence. Previous design experience is not required.
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Click here for more information and to register
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Spindling silk, a friendly introduction: learn to spin silk yarn on a drop spindle
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It may sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. After this class, you will be able to spin silk yarn!
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Amy’s allergy to wool means she jumped into spinning silk headfirst. Spinning Tussah on a spindle now ties with knitting as her favorite fiber-related pastime. Handspun silk is unlike anything you can buy, and an absolute dream to knit with!
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In this class, Amy will take you from cocoon to hanky to roving and get you spinning silk, guaranteed. Even if you’ve never touched a spindle, you will be successful in this class, turning silk hankies into beautiful, rustic yarn that you can knit with right away! We’ll also learn the skills that will help you, with practice, become a confident spinner of Tussah and even slippery Bombyx silk! She’ll talk about the different tools available for spinning, and explain the terms that spinners use so you’ll know the difference between hankies, bells, caps, bricks, batts, top and roving…and which you might want to choose for your future spinning projects.
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Click here for more information and to register. The spindle class is limited to 10 students, so register early!
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Fun stuff right?  I knew you would love it.
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Maybe you should register right now:)