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Class Schedule

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Are you ready to finally learn to knit?  Do you know how to knit, but its been a while and need a refresher?  Want to learn about needle felting or sewing?  Looking for something different to do with your friends on a Friday night?  You’ll probably find something perfect in our fall class schedule. 

Our shop is scheduled to open Friday the 9th of October.  Until our doors are officially open, we are asking that you call us to reserve your spot.  Our phone number is 651-342-1386.  If you would prefer to send an email, send it to aimee@darnknitanyway.com.  We will respond to your email and confirm your spot in the class.  

Sorry for the strange way of posting this schedule, I know a pdf you can download would be much easier, but until our website is actually live this is the best I can do.  Feel free to drop me an email and I can send you the document via email too. 

We are especially excited about our “Schools Out” crafty classes for MEA weekend.  If you know any families wondering what to do with their kids during the long weekend, send them a link to our website!

Education Schedule

October 2009- December 2009

More classes will be added in time, so please check our website for additions occasionally!  Photos will be posted soon of all these great items!

Until our shop is officially open, you will need to call us or email us to reserve your spot. 

651-342-1386 or aimee@darnknitanyway.com

 

Grand Opening Weekend October 9th – October 11th

Come see a Spinning Demo with Jen Cuff

Saturday, Oct 10th 10-4:30

 

Knitting Classes

Knit 101- Knit a scarf                                                                           $30

2 Wednesdays, October 14th and 21st 

6:30-8:30pm

Taking this course will put you on the road to knitting greatness. You will learn basic knitting techniques; casting on, knit stitch, and casting off.

Supply List: A skein of worsted weight or bulky yarn and appropriate needles.

Ages 12 and up welcome.

Instructor: Katy Erenz

Skill Level: Beginner

 

Quick and to the Point – Knitting Refresher                 $30

2 Thursdays, October 15th and 22nd  

6:30-8:30pm

CO, K, P, BO – Can’t for the life of you remember what these abbreviations mean?  Come on in for a quick refresher class.  We won’t be making a specific item, but will get you lots of practice and learn about how to get the correct gauge.  

Supply List: #7 or #8 single point needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. 

Ages 12 and up welcome.

Instructor: Suzanne McMillian

Skill level: Beginner or Refresher

 

Socks 101                                                                                               $45

3 Sundays, Oct. 18th, 25th & Nov. 1st  

1-3pm

Basic knitting knowledge required. Suzanne will walk you through the ribbing of the cuff, turning the heel and shaping of the toe. Bring with you to class #7 double point needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

Ages 12 and up welcome.

Supply List: #7 double pointed needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn minimum of 220 yards

Instructor: Suzanne McMillan

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

 

Knit 101                                                                                                  $30

2 Mondays, October 19th and 26th

11 – 1pm

Taking this course will put you on the road to knitting greatness. You will learn basic knitting techniques; casting on, knit stitch, and casting off. 

Supply List: A skein of worsted weight or bulky yarn and appropriate needles.

Instructor: Aimee Pelletier

Skill level: Beginner

 

 Easy Knit Cuffs                                                                                    $30

2 Wednesdays, October 28th and November 4th

6:30-8:30pm

Keep your hands warm this fall, with a pair of toasty trendy cuffs. Techniques used are casting on, knitting, purling, casting off and sewing up the finished project.

Ages 12 and up welcome.

Supply List:  1 skein of Dream in Color Groovy and #9 single point needles.

Instructor: Katy Erenz

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

 

Slouchy Brimmed Hat                                                                       $30                                         

2 Wednesdays – November 11th and 18th 

6:30-8:30pm

Come make a super cute and warm hat for yourself or your favorite teenager. This is also a fun and easy project to learn how to do cables! Techniques used are basic knitting skills, cables and working on circular needles.

Supply List: 2 skeins Blue Sky Alpacas Hand Dyes (or equivalent), #8 16”, #8 24” and #10 16” circular needles, #10 double point needles (set of 4) and a cable needle. 

Instructor: Katy Erenz

Skill level: Intermediate

 

Men’s Cardigan Sweater                                                                    $65 

4 Thursdays – November 5th, 12th, 19th, and December 17th

6:30-8:30pm

Need a Christmas gift for the man who has everything?  The man in your life could sure use a new sweater!  Basic knitting knowledge needed. This is an easy pattern to learn saddle shoulders, graduated shawl collar, and new BO methods!
Supply List: 5 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted Weight yarn (or equivalent) and #7 needles.

Instructor: Suzanne McMillan

Skill Level: Intermediate  

 

Socks 201                                                                                               $45

3 Sundays – November 8th, 15th and 22nd

1-3pm

Congrats, you have knit your first pair of socks! You are probably ready for more.  This intermediate class will let you explore socks in more depth.

Supply List: Double pointed needles and sock weight yarn, minimum of 250 yards.

Instructor: Suzanne McMillan

Skill Level: Intermediate

 

Stocking Stuffer Crab                                                                        $35

2 Wednesdays, December 2nd and 9th

6:30-8:30pm

Come make a stuffed crab for your favorite kiddos stocking! This crab will warm the hearts of anyone and is weighted for extra pose-ability! You can knit this unique stuffed animal with worsted or Bulky yarn! Techniques used: Basic knitting skills, decreases, increases, bobbles, and sewing.

 

Supply List:  1 skein of red worsted weight yarn, at least 220 yards and 1 skein of white or cream worsted weight yarn, 1 set #6 double point needles. We will supply the eyes and the fill!  This part is kind of tricky…you will need to download the crab pattern from knitty.com before you come to the class.  Please let us know if you have any trouble with this.  We are happy to help you figure it out!   Trust us…it is worth the extra effort.  You are going to LOVE this crab.  http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer09/PATTcrab.php

You’ll also love the other great patterns this designer has to offer.  Check her out at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/amber-allison

Instructor: Katy Erenz

Skill Level: Intermediate-Beginner

 

Lace 101                                                                                                 $30

2 Thursdays – December 3rd and 10th

6:30-8:30pm

Ready to try out lace?  Come on…you know you want to!  Basic knitting knowledge needed.

Supply List: 2.5 Skeins of Dream in Color Classy (or equivalent) and a #8 29” circular needle.

Instructor: Suzanne McMillan

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

 

Knitting For Lefties                                                                            $35
2 Saturdays, December 12th and 19th 1:00-3:00pm

Have you struggled with knitting in a right-handed world? This is the class for you!  This class will get you started on all the stitches you need to know, with plenty of time to practice and you will come away with a great scarf…or at least the start of a great scarf!

Supply List: Skein or two of worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles

Ages 12 and up welcome.
Instructor: Jen Cuff
Skill level: Beginner

 

Sewing and Other Craft Classes

 

Beginning Needle Felting                                                                $38            

Friday, October 23rd

2-4:30pm

Create an Oh so sweet pumpkin, while learning the basics of needle felting. Supplies included in class fee.

Ages 12 and up welcome.

Instructor: Carly Stipe

Skill Level: Beginner

 

Sewing Machine 101                                                                            $25

Friday, October 23rd

6-8pm

So you sit down at your sewing machine and wonder what does this button do? Where does the thread go? What’s a bobbin? This is the class for you! For two hours we will learn the basics.

Feel free to bring your own machine if you need to be introduced to it!

Ages 12 and up welcome.

Instructor: Carly Stipe

Skill Level: Beginner

                 

Duct Tape Body Double                                                                   $10 supply fee

Friday, Oct 30th   6:30-8:30pm

Bring a friend and create your body double out of duct tape. Choose from a rainbow of colors. Bring a T-shirt that can be taped and cut.

Instructor: Carly Stipe

 

 

Schools Out for MEA – Classes for Kids

Oct 15th and 16th  ages 7+                                                      $25 each class (supplies included)

 

Sweet Dreams

Thursday 15th

9:30am-12:00pm

Ready for a good nights sleep! While learning the basics of hand sewing, each student will design and sew there own sleep mask and pillow.  No prior knowledge of sewing necessary. 

                 

Wet felting Geodes

Thursday 15th

12:30pm-3:00pm

Learn all about the process of wet felting while creating a colorful felt geode.  The outside looks like a gray rock and in the inside will reveal wonderful surprises when we cut them open.  Dress for wet messes.

 

Wet Felting Geodes

Friday 16th

9:30am-12:00pm

 

Stuffed Monsters

Friday 12:30-3:00pm  

Design and sew your very own scary, funny or sweet monster. Hand sewing techniques will be taught.

 

Finger knit scarves                                                

Saturday, October 17th 10-12pm 

Saturday, October 17th 1-3pm

Ages 7+

Haven’t tried to knit with needles yet? Finger knitting is a great way to see what it is all about. We will make skinny scarves and finish them off with pom-poms.

Finger knit scarves is a Special Family Class…Pay for the first child, half price for the second and adults are free.

                 

Misc Stuff

Un-Instructed Studio Time

Need a machine and space to finish your sewing project? Schedule some time 1-6 hours in our classroom for $10 an hour. Sewing machine, rotary cutter, cutting mat, ruler, iron and ironing board available for you to use.

Ages 16 and up welcome.

 

Reserve Our Classroom

Looking for a fun birthday party venue to keep a bunch of pre-teens occupied; maybe making sleep masks and a pillow?  Interested in a crafty baby shower for a best friend’s new baby; each could sew a square for a baby blanket?  Want to get all the ladies in your family together for a family outing making felted beads?  Need to find a place to hold a “teamwork” session for work associates?  Call us and we can chat about renting out our great classroom space.

 

The Lounge is Open

We welcome any and all to hang out at the shop!  Our lounge at the back of the shop has a couch and a few chairs and a nice new TV.  Feel free to come on in anytime to work on a project, work on your computer (we have wireless access), watch a show, or just watch the river flow by out the window! 

 

Class Supplies: Unless specified, class fees do not include the cost of materials.  Because we are a yarn and fabric shop, we would hope you would purchase yarn and fabric at our shop!  If you are a member of a class, you will receive a 10% student discount on all supplies purchased for the duration of the class.