Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Brioche Scarf class

Come learn the basic building block of Brioche: one color, knit flat. It makes an amazing scarf!

It's a fun technique that gives a look of ribbing without any purling.

You'll need: 460 yards of fingering weight yarn (there is some luscious Malabrigo at the shop that would be perfect!), US Size 5 (3.75mm) needles.

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

Monday, Oct 21 from 2-4 pm at Panera Bread, 5070 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC

Class is $35 per person, ages 12 and up.

Email or pm me to sign up!

(If you’ve taken my Brioche classes before and need a refresher, email me and I’ll save a spot for you!)

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Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Mosaic Knitting: Adding Color without the Fuss

Adding color to your knitting can be simple or complex. Learning a few tricks and techniques can take your projects from good to great with the wow factor of color.

Mosaic Knitting utilizes a slip-stitch technique to add more than one color to a row. Once you get the hang of it, it's fun to experiment with different patterns.

In this 2 hour class you'll learn how to make your knitting pop with Mosaic Knitting.

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

What you need to bring: Needles, US Size 6 and Yarn: Worsted weight in  2 contrasting colors, approximately 150-200 yards of each. Class project is a mosaic bag.

When, Where, and How Much: Monday, Oct 7, 2-4pm at Barnes and Noble, 7620 Rivers Ave, N. Charleston; class fee is $35 per student, ages 12 and up.

Email or pm me to sign up!

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Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Beginning Knit Class

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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 (4.5mm) 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, Sept. 21, 10am-noon
Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt. Pleasant. 843-881-5588
Class fee is $40/person, ages 12 and up, plus supplies.

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Sep
16
3:00 PM15:00

Finishing for Knitters, part 1

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Finishing for Knitters

Come learn finishing techniques such as special bind offs, seaming, and more!

Monday, September 16, 3-5pm
Cost: $45

The HOMEWORK:
You will need some swatches, all still on the needles.
Swatch #1: (make 1)
Needles: Size 7 or 8 straight
Yarn: Worsted or DK weight, any color or fiber
Cast on: 40 stitches
Row 1: Knit 30, (p2, k2) for last 10 sts
Row 2: (k2, p2) for 10 sts, Purl 30.
Repeat these two rows for a total of 6 rows. Leave on the needle!
Swatch #2: (make 4)
Needles: size 7 or 8 double pointed needles
Yarn: Same as for Swatch #1
Cast on: 15 stitches
Work 6 rows stockinette stitch
Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 18-inch tail.

Make 4 of this swatch and leave sts on needles! We will use 2 each for 2 different types of finishes.

Additionally, if you have a project that you need help finishing, bring it and we'll see what we can do!

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Sep
9
3:00 PM15:00

Beginning Crochet Class

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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 and Where: Monday, September 9, 3-5pm; 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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Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

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, August 31, 2-4pm at Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC. Class fee is $45 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)

Materials list:

*One skein (about 110 yards) each of worsted weight yarn in two colors (Cascade 220 or 220 Superwash, Rowan Felted Tweed Kaffe Fassett Colors)

*US size 6 needles or size needed to obtain a gauge of approximately 6 stitches per inch.

***Save 10% off class supplies upon registration!***

Register by stopping by the shop or calling 843-881-5588

 

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Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

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, August 24, 10am -noon at Wild & Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt Pleasant, 843-881-5588 

Bring: Crochet hook and about 50 yards of light colored yarn. See below for options.

1. Appalachian Baby (100% Organic Cotton yarn, baby weight, 235 yards per skein), Crochet hook size 2.00mm

2.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: $45/student

Ages 12 and up

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Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

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 a tablet case, 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! 

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.

Saturday, July 27, 1-3 pm, $45 per student

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Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Charleston Indigo Scarf Knitting 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).

Also need: stitch markers (about 6), a row counter, and a measuring tape. 

Sat, July 20, 1-3pm, $45 per student, Barnes and Noble, Rivers Ave, North Charleston

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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Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Fixing Mistakes Class

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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

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

Sat, July 13, 10 am-12pm, $45 per student.

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Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Beginning Crochet

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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: Saturday, June 29, 11am-1 pm, 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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Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

Toe-Up "Magic Loop" Sock Classes

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I’ll be teaching my new favorite sock technique:

TOE UP, MAGIC LOOP!!

Saturday, June 15 is part 1,
Saturday, June 22 is part 2
Both classes at Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt. Pleasant.

$70 for both classes

Requirements: Excellent knowledge of cast on, knit, purl and bind-off. This class series is for or intermediate or advanced students.

Supply list coming soon!

Call the shop to register 843-881-5588

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Jun
8
10:30 AM10:30

WWKiP Day

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Join us Saturday, June 8 as we celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day!

Our event will be from 10:30am-noon, under the trees at Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Camaraderie and fun will abound.
Bring a snack/beverage if you wish. We shall have lemonade to keep you cool :)
Also, plan to bring a folding chair.

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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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May
11
10:30 AM10:30

Indigo Demo (and more!)

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Come out for a day of fun and a bit of blue, this Saturday, May 11, 10:30-3:30 at the official Grand Opening of Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC.

Here is a schedule of events. Hope to see you there!

Free demos:

10.30am • Indigo Dyeing, by Tamara Evans
11.00am • French Seam Skills, by Pam Blanton
11.30am • Art Batt Construction, by Rachel Neil
12.00pm • Hand Quilting Skills, by Alice Anthony
12.30pm • Spinning Techniques, by Stephanie Ondo
1.00pm   • Paper Piecing Skills, by Phoebe Harrel
1.30pm   • Crochet Techniques, by Vera Hannaford
2.00pm   • Needle Turn Appliqué techniques, by Kim McPeake
 
Your choice of shopping discount in the store…
10% off purchase price
or
Buy 3 yards of fabric, get one yard FREE
Buy 3 skeins of yarn, get one skein FREE
Plus, Yarn Trunk Show, Treats & Giveaways all day!

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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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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Local Yarn Store Day, 2019

Because only a Local Yarn Store would give you a spot like this to knit!

Because only a Local Yarn Store would give you a spot like this to knit!

Local Yarn Store Day!!

Join me Saturday, April 27 from 10-4 for technique demos, special class opportunities, and more!

Local spinners and dyers will also be on hand—there will be something for everyone!

Don’t miss it!

Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC

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Apr
23
4:00 PM16:00

Intarsia Knitting Class

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Join us as we learn this popular technique for adding color to your knitting.

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

Tuesday, April 23, 4-6pm at Wild and Wooly, 1212 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mt. Pleasant.

Supply list at shop—save 10% off your purchase of supplies when you register.

Call or come by! 843-881-5588

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Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Brioche, part 3 (Two-Color Brioche knitting)

Knitting Brioche, part 3

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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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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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
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
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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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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