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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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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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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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Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

Super Sock Class, Part 1

(Image by Sean Money, The Charleston Museum) (Sock by Tamara Goff)

(Image by Sean Money, The Charleston Museum) (Sock by Tamara Goff)

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. 

This is a two-part workshop to give you time to learn all the techniques that will make you a successful sock knitter. There's a lot to learn but it's also a lot of fun!If you'd just like to brush up on certain sock knitting techniques, you can take the class covering that topic.

*Socks I*

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.

Socks II

In this class 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:  9am-noon

Class location: Panera Bread, 5070 International Blvd, near the Outlet Mall

Class Dates: Socks I: Saturday, March 21

Socks II: TBD

Class fee: $25/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.

Please register by July 20 for Socks I via email, FB events page or carrier pigeon, wearing socks.

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Jun
18
9:30 AM09:30

Charleston Knit in Public Day

                                       The largest knitter-run event in the world!

                                       The largest knitter-run event in the world!

Come join us as we celebrate the 11th annual World Wide Knit in Public Day . This will be my 3rd WWKIP event hosted in this location (and my 7th overall!).

We'll set up at the Riverfront Park in North Charleston (on the site of the old Navy Yard) about 9:30 am and knit till 11:30. We'll plan to roost under the trees near the parking lot, overlooking the water, or wherever we can get the best breezes off the river!

Bring:

  • Knitting, crochet, etc
  • A chair
  • Snacks, water
  • Bug spray

Stay for the morning or for just a bit.

It's free and there is ample free parking. Restrooms are located within the park. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be postponed to another date.

Tell your friends! Let's put knitting on the map in Charleston! Send them a link to this post or to the WWKiP website and ask them what time you want them to pick you up!

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Birthday Month Knit Night!

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It's time for another Knit Night! And since my birthday is this month and I love pizza, let's go to Community Pizza House (near the Sam's by Tanger) and knit, eat, and have a blast!
Here's a link to their menu ( https://www.facebook.com/CommunityPizzaHouse/menu/) (looks yummy--not just pizza, either) and be sure to RSVP so I can give them a final count that day. See you there!

Bring your knitting and hang out, eat, have a drink, and knit some more. 

Please RSVP on our Facebook page under "Events" so I can reserve us a spot.

Can't wait to knit with y'all!

Monday, April 25, 6pm

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Apr
15
9:30 AM09:30

Finishin' Strong: Bind offs and (some) seaming

This class was created as a natural accompaniment to the Cast-Ons class.  Appropriate for the beginning knitter who has mastered the basics of knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on, and binding off (at least one method).

What you need to bring:

Worsted weight yarn and needles, size 6, 7 or 8, to practice the bind off techniques. 

Also bring a crochet hook that is close in size to your knitting needles.

------>There will be some homework, which I will assign when you register for the class.

When, Where and How Much:

Friday, April 15, 9:30-11:30 am at KnitOasis HQ in North Charleston.

Class fee is $25 per person; ages 12 and up.

What you will learn:

Bind off and seaming techniques:  Stretchy bind off, Three needle bind off, Crochet bind off, Binding off in pattern, Kitchener stitch, and Mattress stitch.

Please register by sending me your name and contact info by Tuesday, April 12 by email at knitoasis at gmail dot com

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May
23
9:00 AM09:00

Lace Sampler: Intro to lace knitting

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Come learn the magic of chart reading, basic lace techniques, "reading" your lace and more!

This class will be taught by Josie Goff, who has served as an intern at KnitOasis.com for the last 4 years, and has been knitting for 10 years. Also, she loves lace!

When and where: Saturday, May 23, from 9-11 am at Panera, 5070 International Blvd.

Class fee is $25 per student, ages 12 and up. **if registering for this class as part of Maymester, discounts may apply.

All proceeds from this class will go toward Josie's fundraiser for her summer ballet intensive. Find out more about that HERE.

What to bring: US Size 6 needles, DK weight yarn (also called size 3: light).

 

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May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Knit Around (and Up and Down): Beret Class

Have you mastered the knit and purl stitches? 

Ready to take your knitting in new directions?

Come learn how to Knit Around (and Up and Down!)

What you need to know:

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

What you'll learn:

How to knit in the round on circular and double-pointed needles

How to use increases and decreases to give shape to your knitting.

What you'll make:

A wee beret.

When, Where, and How Much:

  • Class  time: 6-8pm
  • Class location: Panera Bread near the Outlet Mall
  • Class Date: Monday, May 4, 2015
  • Class fee: $25/student **if registering as part of Maymester, discounts may apply.
  • Ages 12 & up  
  • Register by email at knitoasis at gmail dot com by May 1 to reserve your spot

What you'll need to bring:

  • 1 skein of worsted weight yarn in any color.
  • US size 8 circular needles--16" long
  • US size 8 double pointed needles
  • stitch marker
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Mar
28
9:00 AM09:00

Super Sock Class, Part 2

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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. 

This is a two-part workshop to give you time to learn all the techniques that will make you a successful sock knitter. There's a lot to learn but it's also a lot of fun!

If you'd just like to brush up on certain sock knitting techniques, you can take the class covering that topic.

Socks I

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.

--->Socks II

In this class 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:  9am-noon

Class location: Panera Bread, 5070 International Blvd, near the Outlet Mall

Class Dates: Socks I: Saturday, March 21

Socks II: Saturday, March 28

Class fee: $30/student for one class or $50/student for both classes

Sign up by March 1 and receive a $5 discount! ($25/student for one class or $45/student for both classes when registered by 3/1/2015)

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.

 

Please register by email, no later than March 12: 

knitoasis at gmail dot com

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Feb
6
3:30 PM15:30

Vintage Winter Shawl Class

This class originated at the Charleston Museum as part of their historic outerwear exhibit in 2011. It is returning for a third year at the SC Knitting Guild's annual Knit Inn, and always fills up quickly.

From a pattern first published in Godey's Lady's Book in the 1800's, this shawl is a vintage design with a timeless quality.

You'll need approximately 1200 yards of worsted weight wool (I used Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool). Knit it in 3 colors or just one, on US size 10 circular needles, 40". You'll also need stitch markers, including at least one that is a locking type, and a row counter of some sort.

To register or find out more information, see the SC Knitting Guild website. Registration forms will be available Dec. 1.

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Jan
24
2:00 PM14:00

Purl Class

Know how to cast on, bind off and do the knit stitch?

Ready for something more?

Come learn the purl stitch!

When, Where, and How Much: Saturday, January 24, from 2-4pm, at the Panera Bread near the outlet mall, 5070 International Drive, North Charleston. Class fee: $25/student. Ages 12 and up.

What you'll learn: How to purl, plus how to put purls with knits to make other stitches: Stockinette, Seed, and Basket Weave.

What you'll make: This fun and functional eyeglass case!

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What you need to bring: A skein or ball of worsted weight ("size 4") yarn, US Size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles. Also helpful: scissors, yarn needle for weaving in ends, and measuring tape.

Register in advance by email: 

knitoasis at gmail dot com

 

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Dec
20
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Knit Class

It's always a joy to introduce people to knitting! This class is appropriate for anyone who knows literally nothing about knitting, as well as anyone who "used to knit but can't remember how!" For this 2 hour introduction to the basics of knitting, you will need:

One skein or ball (or package) of cotton yarn, available from Wal-Mart, ACMoore, JoAnn's, Michaels, etc. Look for either "Sugar n' Cream" or "Peaches and Creme" brand, any color, worsted weight (it will say that on the label). I suggest a light or bright color, as it is easier to see the stitches and trust me, you want to see the stitches!  You will also need knitting needles.  Technically, any kind will do, but I recommend bamboo for beginners for a lot of really good reasons.  You'll want either US size 7 (4.5mm) or US size 8 (5mm) straight bamboo or wood needles.  Also helpful: scissors, a measuring tape, and a tapestry needle.

The class will be Saturday, Dec. 20 from 9-11am at the Panera Bread, 5070 International Blvd, N. Charleston (near the outlet mall).

Price is $25 per student.  Ages 12 and up. Class project is a simple knitted dishcloth.

Please register by sending me your name and contact info by Thursday, Dec. 18 by 5pm by email at knitoasis at gmail dot com.

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Dec
13
2:00 PM14:00

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.

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To knit the scarf you will need US size 8 needles and 450-550 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, worsted weight yarn, stitch markers (about 6), a row counter, and a measuring tape

When, Where, and how much:  Saturday, Dec. 13 from 2-4pm at the Panera Bread, 5070 International Blvd, N. Charleston, SC. $30/student.

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.

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Nov
22
9:00 AM09:00

Finishin' Strong: Bind-offs and (Some) Seaming

This class was created as a natural accompaniment to the Cast-Ons class.  Appropriate for the beginning knitter who has mastered the basics of knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on, and binding off (at least one method).

What you need to bring:

Worsted weight yarn and needles, size 6, 7 or 8, to practice the bind off techniques. 

Also bring a crochet hook that is close in size to your knitting needles.

------>There will be some homework, which I will assign when you register for the class.

When, Where and How Much:

Saturday, November 22 from 9-11am at Panera, 5070 International Blvd, North Charleston.  

Class fee is $25 per person.

What you will learn:

Bind off and seaming techniques:  Stretchy bind off, Three needle bind off, Crochet bind off, Binding off in pattern, Kitchener stitch, and Mattress stitch.

Please register by sending me your name and contact info by Wednesday, Nov. 19 by email at knitoasis at gmail dot com

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Oct
24
to Oct 26

SAFF

Come see me at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair in North Carolina, where I'll be helping out my friend Pat Lorenz in her booth!  I will have a limited number of Charleston Indigo Scarf kits available for sale at the show. Each kit will include 500 yards of 100% cotton yarn, worsted weight, lovingly hand-dyed with natural indigo, and the pattern for the scarf.  The pattern is for advanced beginner knitters and up, and includes drop stitch, twisted stitch patterns and simple lace.

NEW!! I have just added another kit which also features my hand-dyed indigo yarn! The Indigo To-Go Accessory Bag Kit will include yarn, instructions, hand-dyed indigo fabric for lining, and a zipper--everything you need to make a cute indigo bag to hold cosmetics, knitting tools, etc.

Be sure to come SEE ME at SAFF before they're all gone!  (Booth #72 in the McGough Arena.)

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Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

Startin' Off Right: Cast ons

This class is so much fun to teach!  Appropriate for the beginning knitter who has mastered the basics of knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on (at least one method) and binding off.

What you need to bring:

Worsted weight yarn and needles, size 6, 7 or 8, to practice the cast-on techniques. 

Also bring a crochet hook that is close in size to your knitting needles.

When, Where and How Much:

Saturday, October 18 from 9-11am at Panera, 5070 International Blvd, North Charleston.  

Class fee is $25 per person.

What you will learn:

Cast-ons!! Long tail, Backward Loop, Cable, Provisional, Knitted, and Crochet cast ons.  Plus we'll talk about why some are better than others for certain projects.

Please register by sending me your name and contact info by Wednesday, Oct. 15 by email at knitoasis at gmail dot com.

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Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Knit Class

It's always a joy to introduce people to knitting! This class is appropriate for anyone who knows literally nothing about knitting, as well as anyone who "used to knit but can't remember how!" For this 2 hour introduction to the basics of knitting, you will need:

One skein or ball (or package) of cotton yarn, available from Wal-Mart, ACMoore, JoAnn's, Michaels, etc. Look for either "Sugar n' Cream" or "Peaches and Creme" brand, any color, worsted weight (it will say that on the label). I suggest a light or bright color, as it is easier to see the stitches and trust me, you want to see the stitches!  You will also need knitting needles.  Technically, any kind will do, but I recommend bamboo for beginners for a lot of really good reasons.  You'll want either US size 7 (4.5mm) or US size 8 (5mm) straight bamboo or wood needles.  Also helpful: scissors, a measuring tape, and a tapestry needle.

The class will be Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9-11am at the Panera Bread, 5070 International Blvd, N. Charleston (near the outlet mall).

Price is $25 per student.  Ages 12 and up. Class project is a simple knitted dishcloth.

Deadline extended! Please register by sending me your name and contact info by Thursday, Sept. 25 by 5pm by email at knitoasis at gmail dot com.

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