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January 2017

A FREE CLASS!*

Year of Mittens: January Technique Class.  Thursday January 12, 4-6pm. Anne Lindquist
Anne walks you through this month's unique mitten techniques.

Supplies you'll need – Kelbourne Woolens' "Year of Mittens" January Mitten pattern, 2 skeins The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein) in two contrasting colors, US 1 (2.25mm) & US 2 (2.75mm) needles for working small circumferences, tapestry needle, stitch marker, and waste yarn.

*There is no charge for this class, but space is limited. Please contact us to enroll and secure your spot at the table.


For Yarn's Sake classes

Kerfuffle Cowl: Intro to Stranded Knitting.  Sunday January 15, 1-3:30pm. Michele Lee Bernstein
Learn the basics of stranded knitting with two colors, as you create Michele's lovely design, the Kerfuffle Cowl.  Floats, how to hold the yarn, how to choose colors – you'll be an expert when you're done!

Supplies you'll need - Two 100g skeins of worsted weight yarn (one semi-solid and one variegated, or two semi-solids), 24" US 6 & 8 circular needles, and stitch markers for marking pattern repeats; Kerfuffle pattern provided.

$36, plus materials


For Yarn's Sake classes

Double Knitting Basics.  Saturday January 21, 1-4pm. Y'vonne Cutright
Double knitting is a marvelous knitting technique that allows you to produce a double layer of Stockinette Stitch fabric with mirror-image colorwork.  In this technique driven class, Y'vonne will help you master knitting both sides of your fabric at the same time, and have it open, closed, or act as a pocket.  A fun and fascinating way to knit reversible fabric.

Supplies you'll need – DK or worsted weight yarn in contrasting colors (light enough to distinguish your stitches), appropriately sized needles.

$35, plus materials


For Yarn's Sake classes

Ravelry From Top To Bottom.  Sunday January 22, 1-4pm. Debbi Stone
Are you new to Ravelry or have you had an account for years?   During our 3 hours together, we'll explore everything there is to learn and know about Ravelry, and which parts work best for you.  From how to use and get the most from your Notebook, to using Ravelry Pro, and everything in between.  The class is designed so that, no matter which device you use to access Ravelry (computer, tablet or phone), you'll be able to successfully navigate the inner working of the site and find everything your heart desires!  

Supplies you'll need - Students should bring the device with which they plan to access Ravelry, along with paper and pen/pencil for note taking.

$35 plus materals.


For Yarn's Sake classes

The Magical Glove.  Saturdays January 28 & February 11, 1-4pm. Y'vonne Cutright
These amazing gloves are worked on double point needles as a circular fabric is made. They begin at the finger-tips and grow towards the palm and wrist. Specific techniques you will learn are casting on for double knitting in the round, "helicopter turn" to make well-fitting finger tips, attaching fingers to each other, decreasing in double knitting in the round, and working a thumb gusset.  These gloves make a wonderful and welcome gift and are quick to make as well as magical!

Supplies you'll need – DK or worsted weight light colored smooth yarn (no dark, variegated or textured yarn please); needles sized appropriately for your yarn.

This is a 2-part class. $70, plus materials


For Yarn's Sake classes

Cast On, Bind Off!  Sunday January 29, 12:30-2:30pm. Michele Lee Bernstein
What?  There's more than one way to start and finish a knitting project?  How many ways do you know how to cast on and bind off?  And which one should you use for a particular project, and why?  Join Michele as she walks you through a myriad of common (and not so common) cast-on and bind-off techniques, and explains when and why you'd choose one over the other.

Supplies you'll need – Smooth, light colored worsted weight yarn, straight or 24" circular needles, appropriate size for your yarn.

$25 plus materials


For Yarn's Sake classes

Bucket List Coffee Accessories: Intro to Steeks.  Sundays January 29 & February 12, 3:30-5pm. Michele Lee Bernstein
Learn the basics of small circumference stranded knitting with two colors in the round, managing yarns and yarn dominance, finish the knitting at home and come back to cut a steek!
Supplies you'll need - Two 50g skeins of non-superwash wool worsted weight yarn: one semi-solid and one variegated, or two semi-solids. DPNs, 2 circulars, or a 40 inch circular needle for magic loop in a size that give you a pleasant fabric with your chosen yarn. (Student should be comfortable working small circumferences in the round.)

Supplies you'll need – Stitch markers for marking pattern repeats. Crochet hook, size F. Yarn needle. Bucket List Coffee Accessories pattern provided.

$41, plus materials


February 2017

A FREE CLASS!*

Year of Mittens: February Technique Class.  Saturday February 4, 1-3pm. Y'vonne Cutright
Y'vonne walks you through this month's unique mitten techniques.

Supplies you'll need – Kelbourne Woolens' "Year of Mittens" January Mitten pattern, 2 skeins The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein) in two contrasting colors, US 1 (2.25mm) & US 2 (2.75mm) needles for working small circumferences, tapestry needle, stitch marker, and waste yarn.

*There is no charge for this class, but space is limited. Please contact us to enroll and secure your spot at the table.


For Yarn's Sake classes

Meander Cowl: Beginning Lace and Cables.  Sunday February 12, 12:30-3pm. Michele Lee Bernstein
Learn the basics of lace knitting.  K2tog, SSK, YO, as well as cabling with and without a cable needle.  The Meander Cowl is knit flat, then seamed together; Michele will teach you a nifty provisional cast-on, as well as a 3-needle bind-off for your infinity loop scarf.  A class stuffed with great, essential techniques for every knitter.
Supplies you'll need – 400 yards (100 grams) fingering weight yarn, US 4 needles, and stitch markers.  Meander Cowl pattern provided.

$36, plus materials.


For Yarn's Sake classes

Charts and Cables Demystified.  Saturday February 25, 1-4pm. Y'vonne Cutright
Oh those beautiful cables. Must be hard to knit.  NOT!  And charts?  Learning to read and follow a chart, as well as a written stitch pattern is a huge step forward in understanding what you're making as you build your knitting skills.  Learning to read a chart is learning a new language of symbols – just one more important step up the knitting know-how stairway.  In this fun packed 3-hour class, you'll learn how simple cables are to create.  And we'll examine several charts along with the written instructions, and create samples from charted patterns.

Supplies you'll need – Solid, light colored worsted weight yarn, US 7 or 8 needles.

$35, plus materials.


For Yarn's Sake classes

Advanced Tink, Drop Frog: Lace Edition.  Sunday February 26, 1-3:30pm. Michele Lee Bernstein
A dropped stitch or misplaced count in a delicate lace pattern is often a cause for woe; it can be so tricky to see what has gone wrong, and how to fix it. This intensive class will teach you how to recognize and fix mistakes in lace.

Supplies you'll need – 150 yards (100 grams) worsted weight yarn(preferably wool, and light-colored to make it easier to see your stitches), one 24" circular needle or set of straight needles in size appropriate for yarn (recommend US 7-8), US G or H crochet hook, tapestry needle, locking stitch marker, stitch holder, thin contrasting yarn for lifeline, blocking mat to pin into, T-pins.  There is a swatching assignment to be completed prior to class; call for details.

$30, plus materials.


March 2017

A FREE CLASS!*

A FREE CLASS!*
Year of Mittens: March Technique Class.  Thursday March 9, 4-6pm. Anne Lindquist
Anne walks you through this month's unique mitten techniques.

Supplies you'll need – Kelbourne Woolens' "Year of Mittens" March Mitten pattern, 1 skein The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein), US 1 (2.25mm) & US 2 (2.75mm) needles for working small circumferences, tapestry needle, stitch marker, and waste yarn.

*There is no charge for this class, but space is limited. Please contact us to enroll and secure your spot at the table.


For Yarn's Sake classes

Judy's Magic Cast-On for Toe Up Socks, and More.  Saturday March 11, 1-4pm. Anne Lindquist
Toe Up socks are all the rage.  Easy to fit, with no pesky Kitchener stitch at the end, and no risk of running out of yarn before completing the toes.  In 3 fun-filled hours, Anne helps you master Judy's fabulous method for casting on a pair of toe up socks, and shares the many other knitted projects where your new-found skill can be used.

Supplies you'll need 400 yards (100 grams) light colored fingering weight yarn, US 1 (2.5mm) 40" circular needle. Toe-Up Sock pattern provided

$35, plus materials


For Yarn's Sake classes

High Tech Crafting: Tablets & Knitting.  Sunday March 19, 1-3pmDebbi Stone
Tired of hauling your knitting patterns and books around with you? Use your new iPad or other smart device for more than email and games.  Debbi teaches you how to maximize your tablet's use in knitting and crochet, from importing and storing your patterns, to how to use this amazing tool for ease while knitting.  Ravelry at your fingertips, free apps to follow your pattern, and much more!  Whether you're a new iPad user or a seasoned pro, this is the perfect class for all needle arts enthusiasts.

Please come with your iPad fully charged. It is also helpful to make sure you've completed all current upgrades.  You must have a valid Apple ID and password.

$25, plus supplies


For Yarn's Sake classes

Domino Knitting. Saturday March 25, 1-4pm. Y'vonne Cutright
The name 'Domino Knitting" was created by the Danish knitting guild after Vivian Hoxbro returned from a class she took in Germany with Horst Schulz.  Mitered squares are attached to one another as your work progresses.  It is done on shorter needles as only a few stitches are knitted at a time, and you decide how small or big you want each square to be.  It is easy on the hands and a bit addictive as each domino develops.  In this unique class, you'll learn how to make a mitered square and attach it to another one as you go.  Your first project might be a lovely small, narrow scarf that your friends will envy!

Supplies you'll need:  Worsted or DK weight yarn in a smooth, light color; needles (circular, short straight or double point) sized appropriately for your yarn.

$35, plus supplies


For Yarn's Sake classes

Favorite Shawl Shapes.  Sunday March 26, 1-4pm. Michele Lee Bernstein
Shawls and shawlettes are a great way to show off one or two skeins of that very special yarn you covet.  Not just the classic triangle anymore, shawl designs feature a multitude of interesting shapes and sizes.  How are these shapes constructed? We'll knit through mini versions of Michele's favorite shapes, including Top down triangle, asymmetric triangle, top down elongated crescent, and sideways crescent. Learn these shapes and design your own shawl! 

Supplies you'll need - 50g/150 yards smooth, light colored sport or DK weight yarn, and straight or 24" circular needles in the appropriate size for your yarn. (It will be easier to learn with a thicker yarn and a slightly longer needle tip.)

$35, plus supplies


April 2017

For Yarn's Sake classes

Learn to Crochet.  Sunday April 2 & Saturday April 15, 1-3:30pm.  JJ Foster
Want to learn how to wield a hook?  In this 2-part class, JJ will teach you the basics of crochet.  During the first class, you'll master the chain, single, and double crochet stitches while making a handy washcloth.  Week two, learn how to successfully complete the half double, shell, and pineapple/popcorn stitches.

Supplies you'll need – H hook, light colored worsted weight yarn (cotton for dishcloth, wool for scarf).

$60 plus supplies.


A FREE CLASS!*

Year of Mittens: April Technique Class.  Thursday April 6, 4-6pm. Anne Lindquist
Anne walks you through this month's unique mitten techniques.

Supplies you'll need – Kelbourne Woolens' "Year of Mittens" April Mitten pattern, 1 skein The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein), US 1 (2.25mm) & US 2 (2.75mm) needles for working small circumferences, tapestry needle, stitch marker, and waste yarn.

*There is no charge for this class, but space is limited. Please contact us to enroll and secure your spot at the table.


For Yarn's Sake classes

Socks from the Cuff Down. Saturdays April 8, 22, & May 6, 1-3pm. Anne Lindquist
Say "NO" to store bought socks!  Cuff down socks are easy and fun to knit. In this series of three classes, knitters will learn a very stretchy cast-on, how to make socks using the magic loop method, the why's, what's and how's of the "need-not-be-intimidating" heel flap and gusset, and final finishing techniques.  Students should know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease.

Supplies you'll need – 100 grams light colored fingering weight yarn, US 1 40" circular needle. Pattern provided by For Yarn's Sake.

This is a 3-part class. $75, plus supplies


For Yarn's Sake classes

Ravelry From Top To Bottom.  Saturday April 29, 10am-1pm. Debbi Stone
Are you new to Ravelry or have you had an account for years?   During our 3 hours together, we'll explore everything there is to learn and know about Ravelry, and which parts work best for you.  From how to use and get the most from your Notebook, to using Ravelry Pro, and everything in between.  The class is designed so that, no matter which device you use to access Ravelry (computer, tablet or phone), you'll be able to successfully navigate the inner working of the site and find everything your heart desires!  
Supplies you'll need - Students should bring the device with which they plan to access Ravelry, along with paper and pen/pencil for note taking.

$35.


For Yarn's Sake classes

Photographing & Editing Your Knits (and More) With Your iPhone / iPad. Sunday April 23, 12:30-2:30pm. Michele Lee Bernstein
You don't need a DSLR camera to get great photos of your knits; you can achieve very decent results with your iPhone or iPad.  We'll discuss lighting and photography in general, and tricks specific to your smart device.  We'll also play with Snapseed and Instagram – two free apps that can help you enhance your pictures.

Supplies you'll need – Your iPad / iPhone.  Please download Snapseed and Instagram prior to class (Instagram is an iPhone app, but can be downloaded to your iPad; find it in the iPad section of the App store).  Come with your smart device fully charged, and the most recent iOS installed. You must have a valid Apple ID and password.  Most of the information in class will work with other phones / tablets, but Michele's experience is specific to the Apple platform.  Please bring your favorite project to photograph.

$25.


For Yarn's Sake classes

Tink, Drop, Frog: How Do I Fix This?!  Sunday April 23, 3-5pm. Michele Lee Bernstein
Don't start over.  You too can figure out where you went astray, and then fix it!  In this oh-so-necessary-for all-knitters class, learn how to fix (and notice!) common mistakes in your knitting.  Michele will teach you to find and pick up dropped stitches, un-knit stitch by stitch ("tink"), tear out whole rows at a time ("frog"), as well as recognize and fix other common mistakes.  Students should know how to cast on, knit and purl.

Supplies you'll need – One flat swatch in stockinette stitch knit with worsted weight, light colored yarn and appropriately sized needles, 16 stitches and 12 rows; leave on the needles. One crochet hook, size F, G, or H.

$25 plus supplies.


For Yarn's Sake classes

Be Manipulative! Elongated Novelty Stitches Deconstructed. Sunday April 30, 1-3:30pm.
Michele Lee Bernstein.
Dress up your stockinette stitch! In this class, you'll work a sampler of novelty stitches, including the elongated stitches in the Breezy Market Tote, Criss Cross Accessories Collection, Tilt Shift Wrap, Aloha Shawlette, and Sophie's Rose Shawlette. Double and triple wrapping stitches gives you long stitches so you can create lacy effects that are impressive to the eye, but not as hard as they look.

Supplies you'll needDK or worsted weight yarn and needles that are appropriate for your yarn.

$30, plus supplies
 

The Basics

For Yarn's Sake classes

Knitting Workshop Coterie

coterie |ˈkōtərē, ˌkōtəˈrē|
"A small group of people with shared interests or tastes."

For Yarn's Sake classes

Used to knit but need a refresher?  Know how to knit but want help along the way with a new technique or project?  Just like knitting amongst friends with your favorite teacher at the ready to help you along?  Then this is the perfect class for you.  Our talented instructors will guide you through your latest knitting endeavor, whatever that may be. Best of all, Knitting Coterie is a small group, so you'll get lots of extra special attention with your coveted knitting project. A fun two hours, knitting amongst good company, with an expert at the ready.  $25 for each 2-hour class.

Fridays 10am-12noon (Y'vonne Cutright)

Saturdays 10am-12noon (Y'vonne Cutright)


Private Knitting and Crochet Lessons

Whether you're a newbie knitter or crocheter, or want to dive in to a brand new technique or special project, you can tailor make your own class.  For all ages and ability levels.  You choose the time, we'll provide the space and instructor.

$25 per hour for individuals; $40 per hour for two.

Please contact us to enroll and sign up.

Class Policies & Etiquette

Student Discounts. A 10% discount applies to yarn required for class.

Registration. Class fees must be paid in full to guarantee your space. Class size is limited to 8, unless otherwise stated. To register, call us at (503) 469-9500 with a credit card, enroll on-line at www.foryarnssake.com, or drop by the store.

Missed classes. Apologies, but missed classes may not be made up or credited toward future classes / purchases.

Cancellations. A full refund will be given when cancelled at least 7 days prior to the scheduled class. Because class size is limited and instructor fees are committed in advance based on enrollment, refunds will not be issued for cancellations within one week of the scheduled class; store credit may be issued for class cancellations within a week of the scheduled class only if your spot is filled by another student.

Preparation & Etiquette. Please purchase class materials and complete prerequisite homework prior to the start of class. Thank you for silencing your cell phone, and taking calls or texting in an area separate from the class. Other than service animals, please leave pets at home.