FYS Classes

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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

 

May 2017

A FREE CLASS!*

Year of Mittens: May Technique Class.  Saturday May 6, 1-3pm. Anne Lindquist
Anne walks you through this month's unique mitten techniques.
Supplies you'll need – Kelbourne Woolens' "Year of Mittens" May 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

Cables without a Cable Needle -The Koolhaas Hat 
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1-4pm
Y'vonne Cutright
What? No cable needle? Learn an amazing yet simple technique - cabling without a cable needle! Together, we'll make Jarod Flood's wildly popular hat, Koolhaas. Arrive with the band completed and we'll immediately venture into an intricate pattern of 2-stitch cables sans cable needle. Students should know how to cast on and knit/purl in the round.

Supplies you'll need
"Koolhaas Hat" pattern (available for purchase on Ravelry), 100 grams solid or tonal colored worsted weight yarn, US 8 16" circular needle, US 8 double point needles.

$35, plus materials

 

For Yarn's Sake classes

Knitting Backwards. Saturday May 20, 1-4pm.
Y'vonne Cutright
In this class you will learn how to knit so the right side of the knitting is always facing, you will always be able to see where the next color goes, where the knit and purl stitches move in relation to each other, and other stitches in the pattern. You won't have to keep turning the knitting around to make sure all is well on the right side as you work with the wrong side facing. Once you learn this skill you will wonder why you didn't learn it sooner. Knitting backwards will change the way you knit and it may surprise you to find how quickly this is to learn.  Students should be able to cast on, knit and purl.

Supplies you'll need - Smooth, light colored yarn, DK, Aran, or worsted weight, needles sized appropriately for your yarn; a spirit of adventure.

$35, plus materials

 

For Yarn's Sake classes

High Tech Crafting: Tablets & Knitting.  Sunday March 19, 1-3pm.
Debbi Stone
T
ired 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.

Supplies you'll need - 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

 

 

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.