Greetings from space! Thanks for coming out for the Miss Babs trunk show last weekend. Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week as well as upcoming classes and events.
The Fiberists Audubon Unum Fingering
Zealana Performa KAURI Fingering
Miss Babs Kunlun
Amirisu Issue 14: London
If you feel like you sock knitting skills aren’t quite up to snuff or are just interested in expanding your sock skill set, check out our Sock Knitting Workshop on Saturday, October 14th from 1-5pm with Holly. This workshop covers techniques for starting and finishing both top-down and toe-up socks, as well a variety of heels and how to substitute them into your favorite patterns.
The majority of our Wool Immersion weekend is sold out, but a few workshops still have a handful of open spaces. Choose Your Own Arrangement – Cabled Hat with Norah Gaughan have openings on Sunday, November 12th from 9am-noon and 2-5pm. Double Brioche Hat with Olga Buraya-Kefelian has open slots also on Sunday, November 12th from 9am-1pm and 2pm-6pm. These workshops are a great opportunity to be part of the retreat and take classes from some fabulous designers.
Coming Up in Our Classroom!
Treat yourself to a new skill this fall with our Introduction to Knitting or Introduction to Crochet classes!
Jump into weaving with the Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving class starting on Saturday, September 30th. You’ll learn all about setting up and using your loom, as well as planning and executing a scarf project. $80.
Tackle both sweater construction and lace in the Child’s Lace Cardigan class, all while making your very own precious cardigan for a little one in your life. Class starts on Saturday, September 30th and teaches a whole host of skills that you can transfer to a variety of projects. $80.
The First Hat – Ribbed Beanie class is a great second course after completing the Intro to Knitting Course and gives you a versatile hat that can be styled a variety of ways. Class begins on Sunday, October 1st. $65.
If you have ever wanted to learn how to make your own yarn, drop spindling is a great way to get started! Drop Spinning 101 begins on Sunday, October 1st and will get you on your way to making your own extra special yarn. $65.
Learn how to cable in the Cabled Fingerless Mitts class starting on Monday, October 2nd. You’ll also learn all about mitt construction, reading cable charts and other useful skills applicable to countless future projects. $65.
Learn all the basics of sweater construction in the Top Down Lace Panel Sweater class beginning on Tuesday, October 3rd. This sweater has a lovely lace panel running down the back and hidden pockets, making it a lovely addition to your wardrobe as well as a great learning piece. $80.
Looking to expand your fiber crafting to weaving? Check out our Introduction to Tapestry Weaving class starting on Tuesday, October 3rd to learn all the basics while creating your very own artistic wall hanging. $80.
Take your knitting to the next level in the Introduction to Brioche class starting on Thursday, October 5th. Two-color brioche is a wonderful technique that creates a super squishy fabric and wonderful color play. $65.
Ready to give continental knitting a try? Check out our Technique Series: Continental Knitting class on Saturday, October 7th for a quick lesson in knitting with the yarn in your left hand. $30.
If you’re ready to try the fun world of knitted cables, check out the Intro to Cabling – Cabled Scarf class on Sunday, October 8th. $40.
Learn the basics of Fair Isle knitting in the Fair Isle Hat – Intro to Fair Isle class starting on Wednesday, October 11th. You’ll learn colorwork techniques, how to read a chart and how to do hat decreases while making your own cute accessory for the cooler weather ahead. $65.
Learn to knit Fair Isle while experimenting with color in the Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts class starting on Wednesday, October 11th. These mitts are a quick project that really allow your creative energy to go wild. $65.