Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Indigo Dyeing for Quilters

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Join us outside of Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, for an immersion into Indigo dyeing.
We will provide you with the goods, and the tutelage to produce your own fat quarter masterpieces!

Instructor: Tamara Evans.
Cost $60.
Includes 4 Fat Quarters.

Please bring a sturdy pair of rubber kitchen gloves as well as an apron or smock to protect your clothes

Call the shop at 843-881-5588 to register.

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Mar
26
2:30 PM14:30

Beginning Crochet

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Yes, you read that right! I am offering a Beginning Crochet class. Crochet is a great skill to have in your stitching skills tool box, and it's really easy to learn the basics!

During this class we'll learn how to make a slip knot, crochet chain and to use the single crochet stitch. Also, the very lovely technique of attaching a crocheted border (which you can use in your knitting!).

When, Where and How Much: Tuesday, March 26, 2:30-4:30pm, Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, 843-881-5588, $40/person

Supplies list at the shop—call or stop by today!

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Mar
26
5:30 PM17:30

Knitting 101 at Redux

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My most requested type of class is for beginners. Total beginners—folks with no clue what the difference is between knitting and crochet, what a dye lot is, never held a skein of yarn—these kinds of beginners. If this sounds like you (or someone you know), and yet you have always wanted to know what all the fuss is about when people talk about knitting, then this class is for you!

Join me for a 3-hour, starting from the beginning, Knitting 101 class on Tuesday, March 26, from 5:30-8:30pm at Redux Contemporary Art Studio (1056 King Street).

You’ll learn the basics of knitting—how to cast on, knit, and bind off. You’ll be making a bookmark in class, with follow-up patterns for either a dishcloth or scarf after class.

All materials for the class project will be supplied, and with your class fee you will receive a pair of knitting needles to keep (because I know you’ll want to continue with your new skills!).

Class size is kept small to ensure the highest quality instruction. Register today at Redux.

Cost: $70 for Redux Members / $90 for NonMembers JOIN NOW!!!
*Member price will be applied upon sign-in for registration*
Age: 14+

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Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

Knitting Brioche, Part 2

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Brioche Knitting, Part 2: One color in the round, plus decreases and increases.

This is the second in the Knitting Brioche series; you’ll have learned how to knit one color Brioche flat before you take this class

Materials list: Worsted weight yarn (light or bright color), approximately 200 yards, US Size 6 circular needles, 16" long, stitch markers, row counters.

When, where, and how much: Thursday, March 28, 5-7pm, Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt. Pleasant. Class fee is $90 which includes Parts 1 and 3 (March 7 and April 18)
Please register by calling the shop at 843-881-5588 or just stop in!

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Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Beginning Knitting

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You'll learn to cast on, knit and bind off, plus Yarn + Needles 101. If you're taking this course as a refresher, we can add the purl stitch as well.

Beginner project is either a dishcloth or scarf. For either project you'll need US Size 7 or 8 (4.5mm or 5mm) knitting needles, preferably straight and preferably wood or bamboo.

For the dishcloth you'll need one ball or skein of 100 % cotton yarn in a light or bright color, approximately 120 yards, worsted weight (or "medium" or "4").

For the scarf you'll need approximately 400-450 yards of yarn, acrylic, wool blend or wool, worsted weight (or "medium" or "4").

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2-4pm
Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt. Pleasant. 843-881-5588
Class fee is $40/person, ages 12 and up, plus supplies. Class size is limited; your spot is reserved upon payment of $40 class fee.

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Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Brioche, part 3 (Two-Color Brioche knitting)

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This is part 3 in the series, so you’ll have tackled one color brioche knit flat and in the round to get you ready for this!


Materials for Project A (cuff): 2 colors fingering weight yarn, approximately 100 yards each, in colors that are a good contrast. Needles--one set of 4 double-pointed needles, US size 3 (3.25mm) (or longer circs to knit magic loop)
Materials for Project B (scarf): 200 yards worsted in white, 200 yards worsted in a contrast color, US size 8 (5.0 mm), 16” or 24” circular needles

When, where, how much: Thursday, April 18, 5-7pm, Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt. Pleasant. Class fee is $90, which includes Parts 1 and 2 (March 7 and 28)

Sign up by going by the shop or calling (843) 881-5588

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May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Fair Isle Knitting Class

Come learn the tricks and techniques you'll need to knit your own stranded Fair Isle! Class project is The Mr. Deeds cap.

When: Saturday, May 4 from 2-4 pm

Where: Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd. Mt. Pleasant

What you need to know: The basics of knitting--how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl. Helpful info but not required: how to knit in the round on circular and double-pointed needles.

What you'll learn: How to knit two-handed stranded Fair Isle.

Materials needed:

—Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors (a lighter shade, a darker shade and an accent color, approximately 150 yards of each). Recommended yarns--Cascade 220 Superwash or similar.
--US Size 6 (4mm) circular needles, 16" long, 
--US size 6 (4mm) double pointed needles, 
--stitch markers, 
--row counter.

Class fee: $40

Register by calling the shop at 843-881-5588

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May
14
4:00 PM16:00

Coosaw Cowl Knitting Class

Need a snuggly cowl for a gift or for yourself? My Coosaw Cowl is a fun knit that only needs a few special techniques. Knit in the round, this project can be either long or short, and features unique textures patterns.

When, Where and How Much: Tuesday, May 14 from 4-6 pm, Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt. Pleasant. Class fee is $40 and includes a copy of the Coosaw Cowl pattern.

What you need to know: The basics: How to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.

What you'll learn: Long stitch technique, knitting in the round, techniques for loose bind offs and eye-catching cast ons

MATERIALS: (Save 10% on class materials upon registration!)

*US Size 8 (5 mm), 32” circular needles
Suggested yarns (you’ll need 200-400 yards):

*Amano Puna Sport (80% Alpaca, 20% silk, 218 yards/50 gram)

*Amano Ayni DK (100% Camelid/Alpaca, 273 yards/100 gram)

*Rowan Cotton Cashmere DK (85% cotton, 15% Cashmere goat, 137 yards/50 gram)

*Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

FINISHED SIZE:

Long: Approximately 8 inches wide x 58 inches long

Short: Approximately 8 inches wide x 29 inches long

GAUGE:

Approximately 15 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch knit in the round.

Register by calling the shop at 843-881-5588 or stopping in! Save 10% on class materials upon registration!

 

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Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

Knitting Brioche, part 1

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As part of my series on mastering the Brioche stitch, join us as we learn the basics: knitting Brioche in one color, knit flat. It makes an amazing scarf! It's a fun technique that gives a look of ribbing without any purling. And you will need to learn this technique before we tackle the increasingly more complex Brioche patterns (Class 2 is one color Brioche knit in the round and Class 3 is 2-color Brioche, knit flat and in the round.)

For Brioche 1: you'll need: 400 yards of fingering weight yarn (light or bright color so you can see your stitches!) US Size 5 (3.75mm) needles.

You'll need to know: How to cast on, knit, and bind off.

Class length: 2 hours each, Class fee: $90/person, ages 12 and up. Price includes parts 2 and 3, March 28 and April 18

Class location: Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 843-881-5588

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Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Fixing Mistakes in Knitting

It doesn't take long when you start knitting to run into things you can't quite figure out how to fix. Maybe you can see that you've dropped a stitch or maybe you look at your knitting and think something doesn't look right, but what?

Come learn how to solve the problems of

  • twisted or split stitches

  • dropped stitches

  • unexpected holes in your knitting

  • knitting that is growing in directions you didn't quite plan

When and Where: Saturday, February 23, 1-3pm, Barnes and Noble, Rivers Ave, North Charleston.

I will provide a variety of swatches with mistakes for you to practice fixing (this is always strange to knit mistakes on purpose!).

Class fee is $40 per student.

Register in advance by email at knitoasis at gmail dot com or through the FB Events page by Feb 20.

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Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Charleston Indigo Scarf Class

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Come learn how to knit THE Scarf of Charleston--the Charleston Indigo Scarf! A little lace, a little twisting of stitches and a whole lot of fun! This scarf looks amazing in any color but blue brings out the indigo roots of this gorgeous pattern.

To knit the scarf you will need US size 8 needles and 550 yds of worsted weight yarn. The gauge you are looking to achieve is 18 stitches = 4 inches in twist stitch pattern (which you will learn in the class).

Bring: US size 8 needles, 500 yards worsted weight yarn, stitch markers (about 6), a row counter, and a measuring tape. 

When, Where and How Much: Sat, Jan 12, 1-3pm, Barnes and Noble, Rivers Ave, North Charleston, $40/person, ages 12 and up.

What you need to know: The basics of knitting; how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl.

What you will learn: Drop stitch, twisted stitch patterns, simple lace, and more!

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Jan
8
5:30 PM17:30

Toe-Up Socks at Redux

Join me at Redux Contemporary Art Studio in January for a two-part sock class! The toe-up sock knitting technique is, quite honestly, more fun than I expected it to be!

Class will be Tuesday nights, Jan 8 & 15, from 5:30-7:30.

Register here: Redux
Day: Tuesdays, January 8th and 15th, 2019
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Tamara Evans of KnitOasis 
Cost: $75 for Redux Members / $95 for NonMembers
Ages: 14+

Toe-Up Socks?? Are you ready to turn your knitting upside down?
You’ll learn the fun Eastern/Turkish cast-on and the German short row heel. 

This class is for knitters who have mastered the basics of cast on plus knit, purl, increases, and decreases. It will help if you know a little about sock knitting, but it’s not required. You’re going to LOVE this method of knitting socks!

Materials needed:

NEEDLES: US size 2 (2.75 mm) double pointed needles, set of 5, at least 6 inches long

YARN: 100 gram of sock yarn (also called fingering weight or super fine or size 1) I’m using Patons Kroy Socks (75% washable wool, 25% nylon). PLEASE have your yarn balled and ready to use!

ALSO: stitch markers, scissors, row counter, a pen or pencil for taking notes

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Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Plarn Crochet Bag Class

When: Saturday, December 15th, 1-5pm
Instructor: Me!
Cost: $65 for Redux Members / $80 for NonMembers
Ages: 14+

Come learn how to turn trash to treasure as we make “yarn” from plastic grocery bags then turn that into a stylish and functional tote bag!

You’ll need to bring as many plastic grocery store bags as you can round up for repurposing, a good pair of scissors, and a size 6 mm crochet hook. The completed bag will require approximately 100-150 bags, depending on size. You will start in class, then receive instruction on how to finish at home, so you don’t need 100 bags to start.

(A Plarn Bag in progress. Your results may vary—cute dog not included)

(A Plarn Bag in progress. Your results may vary—cute dog not included)

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Dec
8
9:30 AM09:30

Entrelac Knitting Class

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Using short rows, triangles, squares and a little focus, Entrelac creates a unique woven pattern that is both eye-catching and fun to knit. Come learn the tricks you need to master this technique by knitting this adorable notions pouch.

When, where, how much: Saturday, Dec 8, 9:30-11:30am at the Panera near the Outlet Mall. Class fee is $40 per person, ages 12 and up.

What you need to know: How to cast on, knit, purl, work increases and decreases (you need a pretty good grasp of these basics)

What you need to bring: One skein (about 110 yards) each of worsted weight yarn in two colors. US size 6 needles or size needed to obtain a gauge of approximately 6 stitches per inch.

Please register by emailing me at knitoasis at gmail dot com, or by responding on the FB events page, by Thursday, Dec 6.

 

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Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Crochet snowflakes!

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If you know the basics of crochet: slip knot, chain stitch, single and double crochet, you can make this beautiful snowflake! 

When: Saturday, November 10, 1-3pm at the Barnes and Noble, 1812 Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston. 

Bring: Crochet hook and about 50 yards of light colored yarn.

Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Cotton Fair Fine weight yarn (52% Cotton/48% Acrylic), with size 0 (3mm) hook,

--or-- 

worsted weight yarn with a size G (4.5mm) hook. (Larger yarn will make a bigger 'flake)

Class fee: $40/student

Ages 12 and up

Please RSVP by Nov 7. 

 

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Cable Knitting Class

Nothing adds dimension and texture and pizzazz to your knitting like cables! Come learn how easy it is to incorporate cable designs into knitted pieces.

Our project will be this cabled iPad mini-sized case, "The Aunt Dahlia," plus we will learn the techniques to do just about any other kind of cable knitting!

What you need to know: How to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.

What you'll learn: Cables! The case will fit an iPad mini or Kindle-sized device.

What you'll need to bring: Worsted weight yarn, approximately 200 yards, US size 6, a cable needle, scissors, stitch markers, row counters. You'll also need a button for finishing.

When, where, and how much: Saturday, October 27, at Barnes & Noble (Rivers Ave, North Charleston), $40 per student (includes pattern). Ages 12 and up.

Reserve your spot in class by emailing me at knitoasis at gmail dot com by Wednesday, October 24.

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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Indigo Dye Workshop

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When: Saturday, September 22, 2018; 1:00-3:00pm
Instructor: Me!

Age: 14+
Location: Redux Contemporary Art Studio, 1056 King St., Charleston, SC

Come learn about the beautiful blues of indigo & dye with easy Shibori techniques in this fun, messy workshop! Students explore the history of indigo and its ties to Charleston, then dye a canvas bag and a cotton scarf or hankerchief!  

All materials will be provided. Students may bring an additional natural fabric item to dye as well. 
Register now: Indigo workshop with Tamara 

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Sep
10
to Oct 22

Knitting 101 Classes at Redux: 6 weeks of awesome

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Beginning Knitting: 6 weeks of the basics and more.

 Come learn how to knit and purl, then put them together! Each week will build on the next--and there will be home work!

Call Redux at 843-722-0697 to register

Weeks 1 & 2: Get started. Learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Class project: a scarf.

Weeks 3 & 4: (Oct 1, 8) Build on what you know. Learn to increase and decrease as well as knitting in the round. Class project: a beanie hat

Weeks 5 & 6: (Oct 15, 22) Build even more. Begin to incorporate color changes into your work, learn I-cord, seaming and more. Class project: a tote bag.

Materials list:

Weeks 1 & 2: Worsted weight yarn, approximately 300 yards, Needles size US 5 (3.5mm), scissors, yarn needle, measuring tape.

Weeks 3 & 4: Worsted weight yarn, approximately 220 yards, Needles size US 7 (4.5 mm) 16" circular AND size US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles, scissors, yarn needle, measuring tape. 

Weeks 5 & 6:Worsted weight yarn in two contrasting colors, approximately 300 yards of each. Needles size US 7 (4.5 mm) straight or circular for bag. Size US 4 (3.5 mm) double-pointed needles for I-cord handles, scissors, yarn needle, measuring tape. 

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Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Carousel Hat Class

Come learn the techniques needed to knit the Carousel Hat, my pattern published by Red Heart Yarns. 

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What you'll need to bring:  Approx. 200 yd. of heavy worsted weight yarn; 16" size 7 circular needle and 4 size 7 double-pointed needles; stitch markers. Please choose a bright or light color so you can more easily see what you are doing!

You have homework:  Gauge: 4 sts/1" Cast on 65 stitches for small (16") or 81 stitches for a large size(20"). Join in the round being carful not to twist stitches & knit the last cast on stitch together with the first cast on stitch to decrease to either 64 or 80 sts. Place marker for beg. of round.  Knit as follows: Rnds 1-5: (K1,P1) around for ribbing   Rnds 6-8: Knit all sts  Rnd 9: Purl all sts

What you need to know: The basics of knitting: how to cast on, knit in the round, and purl.

What you'll learn: the twist stitch technique and the importance of counting to keep your place!

Where and When: Saturday, August 11, from 2-4 pm at the Panera Bread, 5070 International Blvd.

Class fee: $30 per person

Please register in advance by email at knitoasis at gmail dot com or message on Facebook.

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Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Indigo Dye Workshop

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When: Saturday, July 14, 2018; 1:00-3:00pm
Instructor: Me!
Cost: $75 for Members / $100 for NonMembers
Age: 14+
Location: Redux Contemporary Art Studio, 1056 King St., Charleston, SC

Come learn about the beautiful blues of indigo & dye with easy Shibori techniques in this fun, messy workshop! Students explore the history of indigo and its ties to Charleston, then dye a canvas bag and a cotton scarf or hankerchief!  

All materials will be provided. Students may bring an additional natural fabric item to dye as well. 
http://reduxstudios.org/learn/adult-classes-studios/

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Jun
30
9:30 PM21:30

Crochet 102

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Have you gotten the hang of slip knot, chain, and single crochet? Would you like to add more to your crochet repertoire? 

Join us for Crochet 102 and learn double crochet and more in this fast-paced fun-filled stitch sampler crochet class. 

Where: Panera Bread, 1070 International Blvd, North Charleston

When: Saturday, June 30, 9:30-11:30 am

You'll need to know how to make a slip knot and work the chain stitch and single crochet. Class fee is $40/person. Ages 12 and up. 

Please bring: --->>Size G (4.5mm) crochet hook, Wool of the Andes worsted weight (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, in 3 colors, 50grams/110yards each) or similar worsted or light worsted weight yarn in 3 colors. 

Class project: --->> A scarf!

Please RSVP by June 28 by email at knitoasis@gmail.com, or through the FB events page. Or text me, call me, buy me a bagel...

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Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Magic Loop Slipper Socks

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Think that double-pointed needles are the only way to knit socks? Think again!

Come find out how fast and easy it is to knit a pair of slipper socks using the Magic Loop method. (Think: Quick gift!)

Bring: Worsted weight yarn, approx 300 yds, preferably not a very dark color, US Size 7 circular needles, 36" or longer, locking stitch markers, yarn needle.

When, Where and How Much: Saturday, June 16 from 9-12 pm at Barnes and Noble, Rivers Avenue, $60 per student, ages 12 and up.

What you need to know: The basics of knitting--cast on, knit, purl, bind off, simple decreases. A knowledge of basic sock construction is helpful but not required.

Please register by June 14  by emailing me at knitoasis at gmail dot com or clicking the "GOING" button of the Facebook event page.

 

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Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Toe-Up Socks Knitting Class

Toe-Up Socks?? Are you ready to turn your knitting upside down?

You'll learn the fun Eastern/Turkish cast on and the German short row heel. (Bonus points if you bring yarn made in Italy or something…haha)

This is an intensive class, covering a lot of ground in 3 hours, so come prepared to work!

You’ll need to bring:

NEEDLES: US size 2 (2.75 mm) double pointed needles, set of 5, at least 6 inches long

YARN: 100 gram of sock yarn (also called fingering weight or super fine or size 1) I’m using Patons Kroy Socks (75% washable wool, 25% nylon). PLEASE have your yarn balled and ready to use!

ALSO: stitch markers, scissors, row counter, a pen or pencil for taking notes (bonus points if it’s a KnitOasis pen!)

When and where: Saturday, June 2, 9am-noon, the cafe inside the Barnes and Noble on Rivers Ave, North Charleston.

Cost: $60/person, ages 12 and up. 

This class is for knitters who have mastered the basics of cast on plus knit, purl, increases, and decreases. It will help if you know a little about sock knitting, but it’s not required. You’re going to LOVE this method of knitting socks!

Register today through the FB Events page or by email at KnitOasis@gmail.com

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May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Charleston Indigo Scarf Class

Come learn how to knit THE Scarf of Charleston--the Charleston Indigo Scarf! A little lace, a little twisting of stitches and a whole lot of fun! This scarf looks amazing in any color but blue brings out the indigo roots of this gorgeous pattern.

To knit the scarf you will need US size 8 needles and 550 yds of worsted weight yarn. The gauge you are looking to achieve is 18 stitches = 4 inches in twist stitch pattern (which you will learn in the class).

Bring: US size 8 needles, 500 yards worsted weight yarn, stitch markers (about 6), a row counter, and a measuring tape. Purchase a kit and/or needles ahead of time if you'd like:

Plymouth Yarns Jeanee Worsted—Kit includes 5 skeins of one color
(51% Cotton/ 49% Acrylic)
111yds/50g skein
Machine Wash Regular
Yarn kit = $25
Add 10” Knitters Pride Zing aluminum needles
US size 8 (5.0mm) = $10

When, Where and How Much: Monday, April 23 from 6-7:30 pm at Upstairs @ 345 King (345 King Street, above The Skinny Dip. Register online HERE.  Members--$35, Non-members--$45. Yarn kit and needles priced as above or bring your own!

What you need to know: The basics of knitting; how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl.

What you will learn: Drop stitch, twisted stitch patterns, simple lace, and more!

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

I Heart I-Cord Class

Come find out how much fun I-cord can be! It's an awesome tube of knitting, but it's also much more than just a strap on a bag.

We'll talk about ways to add I-cord while knitting, how to use it for borders and button holes and more.

Class project: A fab drink cozy.

When: Saturday, May 12, from 10am-noon

Where: Panera Bread, 5070 International Blvd, North Charleston.

How much: $30 per student, ages 12 and up.

Supplies needed: Double-pointed needles, size 7, at least 2. Yarn needle. Button, approximately 1". About 50 yards of worsted weight yarn.

Please register by emailing me at knitoasis at gmail dot com by Thursday, May 10.

 

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Beginning Knit 2: Next Steps for Newbies!

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So you've learned to knit! Yay! I'm so proud of you and your new skills!!

Now that you've learned how to cast on, knit, and bind off, let's talk about what you can add to your knitting experience so you can learn to do even more!

In this class we'll discuss purling and some of the ways we can mix it up with the knit stitch to get all fancy in your patterns. We'll learn how to knit in the round and throw in a different kind of cast on. 

Basically, this class will give you the next steps you need as a beginner!

Saturday, April 21 from 10-noon in the cafe at the Barnes and Noble West Ashley.

$30/per person, ages 12 and up.

Bring: light colored worsted weight yarn, approximately 200 yards, US size 7 (4.5mm) circular needles, at least 24" long, stitch markers.

Class project will be this scrumptious, highly textured cowl. 

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Please RSVP for this class by email to me at knitoasis@gmail.com, through the website or on the event page on Facebook.

 

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Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Sock Workshop

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It's time again for some super fabulous sock classes!

I'll be teaching the cuff-down sock on double-pointed needles (my favorite method). You'll learn just how much fun it is to knit socks for yourself or for gifts. As with so much of knitting, it's really not that hard with someone showing you how to do it. 

In this class we will cast on using double pointed needles, join in the round, do ribbing and stockinette, and knit a heel flap. We'll also discuss fit and patterns.

Next we will turn the heel, pick up stitches for the gusset, do gusset and toe decreases and learn the Kitchener stitch.

When, Where and How Much:

Class time:  noon-4pm

Class location: KnitOasis HQ (message me for address)

Class Date: Saturday, April 14

Class fee: $50/per student, ages 12 and up.


What you need to know:

The basics of knitting: cast on, bind off, knit and purl.


What you'll learn:

Sock construction, turning a heel, Kitchener stitch toe grafting, fit, and more. 

What you need to bring:

One set of double-pointed knitting needles, US size 2 or 3. I recommend wood or bamboo.

Sock or fingering weight yarn, 100 grams will make a pair of socks, size medium men's or ladies large.

Also helpful: scissors, yarn needle for weaving in ends, and measuring tape.

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Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Brioche Blowout!

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The event you've always wanted but been afraid to ask about! Brioche Blowout! Come take my amazing brioche classes all in one fun workshop! We'll learn one color Brioche knit flat, then jump into 2-color Brioche knit flat and in the round. 

Saturday, March 31, noon-4pm at KnitOasis HQ in North Charleston (message me for address). Please RSVP by March 28.

Cost: $45/person for this 4 hour intensive workshop. If you've taken any of my Brioche classes from 2017, contact me for discounted pricing for this refresher. 

For the one-color Brioche scarf, you'll need: 460 yards of fingering weight yarn (I used KnitPicks Capretta in Thicket [80% Fine Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon]), US Size 5 (3.75mm) needles.

For the 2-color Brioche cuff: 2 colors fingering weight yarn, approximately 100 yards each, in colors that are a good contrast. Needles--one set of 4 double-pointed needles, US size 3 (3.25mm)
For the 2-color Brioche scarf: 2 colors worsted weight yarn, approximately 364 yards each, in colors that are a good contrast, but are still light/bright so you can see what you are doing! US Size 8 (5.0mm) needles in 16" circular or 24" circular, stitch markers, row counters.

 

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Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Intarsia Coffee Cup Cozy

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Come learn the how to add color to your knitting with intarsia! We'll be making this adorable Valentine coffee cup cozy. (Hint: makes a cute gift!)

Where: Barnes and Noble, 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston. When: Sat, Feb 10, 9-11 am
Cost: $25/student
You'll need to know: The basics! (how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off)
You'll need to bring: Yarn in 2 contrasting or complimentary colors, about 50 yards of each. Needles, US Size 6 (4mm). Yarn bobbins (small, if you have them, if not it's ok). Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
Ages 12 and up.


Please RSVP by Feb. 8 to register for the class.

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Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

The Sandy Knitted Scarf Class

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As part of the SC Knitting Guild's Annual Knit INN, I'll be teaching The Sandy Knitted Scarf Class. Registration opens Nov. 26.
https://scknittingguild.com/index.php/calendar-of-events/
The pattern is a heavily textured knit/purl/mistake rib combo that is appropriate for beginners. You'll need: 400-420 yards of worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles. (gauge is 18 sts to 4″)

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Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Knitted Shawl Sampler

Shawls are so fun to knit and fun to wear, too. Eye-catching, cozy and versatile, a good shawl can be your favorite go-to accessory during the chilly months.

Come learn how to create 3 different shawls during our Shawl Sampler Class. We'll knit teeny versions of the Vintage Winter, Reversible Cable, and Easy Linen shawls so you can find a shape/style/technique that works for you. Pick one to knit in a size to fit you, or knit all of them. They also make lovely gifts!

When, Where, How Much: Saturday, October 21, from 2-4pm at Barnes and Noble West Ashely (Sam Rittenberg Blvd). Class fee is $25 per person, ages 12 and up.

This class is for advanced beginners--you should be proficient at the basics: cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and gauge.

To knit the 3 sampler size shawls, we'll use worsted weight yarn in 3 colors (your choice) and needles in US sizes 7, 9, and 10 (to achieve the gauges as follows:

Reversible Cable Wrap--US size 7 needles and Red Heart with Love yarn (one color), gauge is 16 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch.

Vintage Winter Shawl--US Size 10 needles and Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool (3 colors), gauge is 3.5 stitches = 1 inch in garter stitch.

Easy Linen Stitch Shawl--US Size 9 needles and KnitPicks Wool of the Andes worsted (3 colors), gauge is 22 stitches = 4 inches in linen stitch.

Having said all that....if you bring worsted weight yarn and sizes 7, 9, and 10 needles, we can make the wee sample shawls and check those for your gauge.

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Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

Coosaw Cowl Knitting Class

Need a snuggly cowl for a gift or for yourself? My Coosaw Cowl is a fun knit that only needs a few special techniques. Knit in the round, this project can be either long or short, and features unique textures patterns.

When, Where and How Much: Saturday, October 14 from 9-11 at Barnes and Noble, Rivers Ave. Class fee is $25 and includes a copy of the Coosaw Cowl pattern.

What you need to know: The basics: How to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.

What you'll learn: Long stitch technique, knitting in the round, techniques for loose bind offs and eye-catching cast ons

What you need to bring:

MATERIALS:

US Size 8 (5 mm), 36” circular needles
Suggested yarns (you’ll need 200-400 yards):
*LYDIA Yarns Squishy DK (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 230 yards/100 gram) *Plucky Sweater DK (90% Merino, 10% Nylon 270 yards)
*KnitPicks Gloss DK (70% Merino wool, 30% Silk, 123 yards/50 grams) Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

FINISHED SIZE:

Long: Approximately 8 inches wide x 58 inches long

Short: Approximately 8 inches wide x 29 inches long

GAUGE:

Approximately 15 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch knit in the round.

Register by email by Oct 12 at knitoasis at gmail dot com.

 

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Sep
30
1:30 PM13:30

Beginning Fair Isle Class

Learn the Fair Isle technique by knitting a hat in the round using short & long spaces between colors. Master the technique of stranding the floats and knitting from a chart. Bonus: Have fun doing it!

You'll need: Size 6 16" circular or 4 double point needles; 100150 yds of 3 colors (1 light & 2 darker) worsted weight wool; stitch markers.

Homework: Cast on 98 sts with one darker color (Color C, see photo); join in round and work K1,P1 ribbing for 3/4 inch.

This class is appropriate for advanced beginner and above.

Saturday, Sept. 30, 1:30-3:30pm at the Barnes and Noble in North Charleston. Register in advance by Sept. 28 to reserve your spot.

Class fee: $25 per student, ages 12 and up.

 

 

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Sep
23
1:30 PM13:30

Granny Square Crochet Class

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Granny Squares

The ultimate crochet status symbol from the 1970's is cool again and so fun to make! Join us at Barnes and Noble in North Charleston on Saturday, Sept 23 from 1:30-3:30 and learn to techniques for making this addictive crochet square.

You'll need to know: Crochet 101--slip knot, chain and single crochet.

You'll need to bring: crochet hook size G, scrap yarn, in light or bright colors, approximately 100 grams. Bring more that one shade to learn how to change colors.

Class fee: $25/per student, ages 12 and up.

 

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Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Intarsia class

When you want to add big blocks of color, right in the middle of other color, the technique you use is called Intarsia.

Come learn the tricks to making hole-free Intarsia and you'll be adding hearts, flowers and dragons to your knitting in no time!

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 Time: 2-4 PM

Where: Panera Bread, 5070 International Blvd, North Charleston

Fee: $25 per student, ages 12 and up.

You should know: How to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

You should bring: Yarn in 2 contrasting or complimentary colors, about 50 yards of each. Needles, US Size 6 (4mm). Yarn bobbins (small, if you have them, if not it's ok). Yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Please RSVP by September 14 to register for the class.

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