(weeks of October 5, 12, 19 and 26)
Knitting Fundamentals – 4 classes - $45
This course is for the novice to advanced beginner. Completion of this course is a prerequisite for all other Knit With Judy knitting classes. Even if you have knit for years, you must still take this course before enrolling in any others.
If you are a beginner, you will learn to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off, plus a myriad of other things as they come up, such as yarn characteristics, importance of gauge swatches, etc.
We can never have enough of the fundamentals. Most students take this course several times,* advancing as they go, with beginners learning from the more advanced knitters and the more advanced knitters benefitting from reviewing the instruction given to the beginners.
The more advanced students will learn several methods of increasing and decreasing, will become comfortable with knitting and purling in the same row and knowing when to do which, and will learn how to "read" the fabric so increases and decreases don't disturb the stitch pattern. Through a project that uses the skills you have mastered, you will learn some methods for repairing mistakes and begin to read patterns, even making simple adjustments.
Working with Color and Texture – 4 classes - $45
Prerequisite: At least one session of Knitting Fundamentals.
Learn how to change colors, work with stripes, multiples colors and bobbins. Make beautiful fabric through the use of slipped stitches and companion yarns. You will start (and possibly finish) a project using one, or both, of these textures. You make take this course as often as you wish.*
Crochet Fundamentals – 4 classes - $45
This course is for the novice to advanced beginner. There is no prerequisite for this course.
You will learn how to hold the yarn and make standard crochet stitches and shape. You will begin to read patterns and understand when crochet might be preferred over knitting, and you will see some of the unique things that can be made with crochet. Depending on the progress of the group, you may tackle a simple project. If you have something you wish to make, please bring it up in class.
As with the Knitting Fundamentals class, most students will take this course at least two times,* advancing as they go, with beginners learning from the more advanced students and the more advanced students benefitting from reviewing the instruction given to the beginners.
The more advanced student will work with colors and texture and learn how to make squares, work in the round, and make more exotic shapes.
*There is a 20% discount for students who take this course again ($36).
Your project (knit or crochet) – 4 classes - $45
Prerequisite: For knitters, at least one session of Knitting Fundamentals and mastery of the concepts taught in that course. For crocheters, at least one session of Crochet Fundamentals and mastery of the concepts taught in that course.
Each student will begin (or continue) a personal project, and we will work on choosing yarn, gauge swatching, pattern modification, trouble shooting and finishing, as each student benefits from the issues faced by the others.
Socks – 4 classes - $45
Prerequisite: At least one session of Knit With Judy Knitting Fundamentals. We will spread out the classes to give you an opportunity to get to each stage of the socks, as we learn to work with four double-pointed needles or two circular needles, make the leg, turn the heel, pick up gusset stitches and finish the toe.
Other courses offered in the area
There are at least two other places in the area that are offering knitting/crochet classes this fall. One is in Rosendale, and the other is in Poughkeepsie. Here are the links to find out more, in case you should want to avail yourself of these opportunities instead, or we are unable to offer everything that meets your scheduling needs.