Monday, December 30, 2013

Knit With Judy Classes for January and February 2014

Note:  Many students take fundamentals courses more than once, advancing as they go and working on projects that make use of the skills gained.  No classes are exactly the same because they are driven by the needs and progress of the particular group and the questions that are raised.  A discount of approximately 20% is offered for repeats of the same fundamentals course.

Knitting Fundamentals - $75
   Five Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
   January 16, 23 and 30, February 6 and 13
It’s a good idea to begin with this course, even if you have knit before.  While working on an easy project, you will learn how to hold the yarn  “continental style,” as well as how to make knit and purl stitches, cast on and bind off, increase and decrease and begin to read patterns.  You will learn about yarn substitutions, the importance of gauge swatches and explore some repair techniques.  All in a stress-free environment with compatible learners, like yourself.

Cables and Lace, etc. - $55
   Three Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
    January 7, 14, and 21

Prerequisite: Mastery of the concepts taught in the Knitting Fundamentals class.  While working on these, and other representative projects, you will become familiar with using knit and purl stitches to create designs, and explore several styles of cables and methods to create lace, while learning the cable and lace lingo and how to read charts. You will see the special challenges for gauge and learn how to block your work.

Color Work, etc – $55
   Three Tuesdays, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
   January 28, February 4 and 11

Prerequisite: Mastery of the concepts taught in the Knitting Fundamentals class.  While working on these, and other representative projects, you will explore color techniques like intarsia, mosaic and fair isle (where you hold one color in each hand). Add spark to your work by combining yarns and adding embellishments. Finishing and repair techniques  will also be covered in this class.

NOTE:  Sign up for both classes at the reduced rate of $100.

Socks – $7
    Four Saturdays
        January 11: 3:30-5:00 pm
        January 18: 3:30-5:00 pm
        February 1: 3:30-5:00 pm
        February 15: 3:30-5:00 pm

Prerequisite: Mastery of the concepts taught in Beginning Knitting Fundamentals.   While making these socks, you will learn many skills you can use in other projects, such as choosing the best yarn, creating a stretchy cast-on and working in the round with double-pointed needles, circular needles, or magic loop. You’ll also learn how to turn a heel with short rows and finish the toe with kitchener stitch.  We will spread this four-session class out over six weeks to give you an opportunity to make progress on each stage of your socks.

Your Project - $50
 Five Sundays from 5:00 to 6:30 pm
 January 12 and 19, February 2, 9 and 16 (no class January 26)

This is a support class, with no specific teaching curriculum.  Students are expected to have a facility with the concepts taught in the beginning fundamentals course (knit or crochet).
This popular course is limited to 4 students. Each student will begin (or continue) a personal project, such as a scarf, hat, sweater, jacket, bag or socks. We will address yarn and needle choices, gauge swatching, pattern modification, trouble shooting, repairs, finishing, blocking, you name it.  Students receive individual help and benefit from the issues raised by others. The course may be repeated as often as desired, to get continuing ideas and help with projects.



For the absolute beginner who wants individual knitting or crochet instruction. For the student at any level who needs some additional help with a technique. For anyone who is stumped by a pattern or wants to get some new ideas.

A great way to start.  Get additional help during classes or with a specific project.

Tip: If you are new to knitting/crocheting, and don’t have the time for a full class, a good option is to sign up for a reduced-price  “package” of two or three lessons.

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