Friday, October 5, 2012

New Fall Classes from Crazy Girl Yarn Shop!

Kick up your knitting skills, make new friends, and take time for yourself
with one of our fall knitting classes! 

Knitting Charts        $20 
Saturday: Oct 6; 3 - 5PM
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Never be intimidated by knitting charts again! Not only do they provide shorthand knitting instructions, but they also give you a picture of what your project should look like, which makes spotting errors easier. We'll explore the ins and outs of charts and the symbols they use, and you'll practice your new chart-reading skills by charting simple line-by-line instructions and knitting small swatches from charts.

Intermediate Socks       $40
Sundays: Oct 14, 21, 28; 1 - 3PM
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Learn more sock-knitting skills while making these lacy toe-up socks. You'll learn to do Judy's magic cast on, a simple lace pattern, short-row heels, and Jeni's Surprisingly Stretchy Bindoff.

Beyond the Basics       $20
Sunday: Oct 21; 3 - 5PM
Difficulty Level: Beginner
You've learned how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off, but now you have lots of questions. How do I read a pattern? What is gauge? How do I know what yarns I can substitute in a pattern? What's with all these different types of needles? Come meet other new knitters and let's answer these and other burning questions!

Snuggly Baby Blanket       $40
Saturdays: Nov. 10, 17, and Dec. 1; 3 - 5PM
Difficulty Level: Easy
Just in time for the holidays, knit this adorable baby blanket! The lace looks impressive but is actually a simple pattern, and with worsted weight yarn, it won't take forever to finish. Learn to knit the increases, decreases, and yarnovers of lace, and to pick up stitches for a border. Pattern adjustments to make a smaller "lovie" size or car seat/stroller blanket size will be provided.

Christmas Stockings       $40
Sundays: Nov. 11, 18, and Dec. 2; 1 - 3PM
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Nancy Simet
Knit these festive holiday stockings, and use up some of your wool scraps at the same time. The pattern includes several choices of motifs for the cuff, leg and above the toe, and with 4-10 colors of your choice, every stocking can be different. You will learn how to knit with two colors using both hands, knit paired decreases, work an afterthought heel, and use kitchener stitch to close the toe and heel.

Coming in January: the Wallaby Sweater 

Entrelac Workshop       $25 
Saturday: Oct 13; 1 - 4PM
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Ever wonder how to knit those triangles in different colors? It's super easy! Learn by knitting a sweet headband that doubles as a great Christmas present! You'll love watching your yarn turn into a beautiful project right before your eyes.

 Steeking Workshop    $40     
Saturdays: Oct 13, 20, 27; 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Has the idea of cutting your knitting kept you up at night? After this class, longer will you fear the steek! In this three-part workshop, we'll knit a coffee cozy in the round, using Fair Isle technique. And then we shall reinforce and cut!   

Cabled Mittens      $40  
Saturdays: Oct 20, 27, Nov 3; 1 - 3PM
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Why knit boring old mittens when you can amp it up with these beautiful cabled mittens? Pick a scrumptious yarn and protect your hands with a true accessory of beauty! Who wouldn't want these under the tree?   

Christmas Stockings     $40  
Tuesdays: Oct 23, 30, Nov 6; 6 - 8PM
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Learn to make this perennial classic over three evenings as well as bump up your skill sets. Have fun picking colors, learning to read charts, and to knit "the other way." Have a stocking ready just in time for Christmas! (Maybe more if you're obsessed!)   

Cable Workshop      $25  
Saturday: Nov. 3; 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Have you found yourself looking at cables and wondering how do they do that? Come and learn! Cables are simple yet fun! In this morning workshop, you'll learn to knit a beautiful cabled cowl.

 Learn to Knit Fair Isle     $25  
Saturday: Nov. 10; 10:30AM - 12:30pm  Difficulty Level: Intermediate
In this morning workshop, we'll explore the magic that is Fair Isle. Learn to knit this quick and spiffy hat while discovering the joy of stranded knitting. Most important, you'll leave class knowing how to knit with both hands!

 Crochet for Knitters!       $25  
Saturday: Nov. 10; 1 - 3PM
Difficulty Level: Easy
This class is designed for those wanting to kick up knitting skills with a little crochet knowledge. Learn to hold the hook, the slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet. Leave the class confident in your skills as a hooker!  

Basic Mittens        $40  
Saturdays: Dec 1, 8, 15; 10:30 - 12:30PM  
Difficulty Level: Basic  
Warm the hands of everyone you love this winter! This basic class will cover knitting in the round on double point needles. The class will be a fun challenge for beginning knitters, but you'll find soon enough how addicting mittens can be.   

Basic Socks      $40  
Saturdays: Dec 1, 8, 15; 1 - 3PM
Difficulty Level: Beginner
You will learn basic sock construction using worsted weight yarn so you can get them done and on your feet. This class will familiarize you with the basics of sock construction. The first week we will start the leg. The second class we will do the heel flap, turn the heel, and pick up the gusset stitches. The third class we will knit the toe and graft it closed with Kitchener stitch.     

Stop in or call us today to sign up!  

Cedar Falls (319) 266-9276
Coralville (319)341-9276  

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Crazy Girl Class Policies:  Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance for a refund. A minimum of 3 students is required for most classes to take place -some classes may require a higher minimum, please see individual class signup sheets for information. If the minimum for a class is not reached, we will cancel or reschedule the class and a full refund will be given.
Students can receive a 10% discount on the supplies required for a class. Bring your supply list with you when you shop in order to receive the discount, or shop during class.