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Oct 22 / Karen

Calling Fair Isle Knitters!

Don’t get “stranded” in your Fair Isle knitting!
After our weekend of inspiring Fair Isle knitting and color play with Janine Bajus, we want to keep the enthusiasm going! To that end, we’re introducing the start of a gathering for Fair Isle knitters (whether you attended our Janine Bajus workshops or not) who are interested in continuing to practice and refine their skills of color choice, stranded knitting, and color design for Fair Isle work.
Similar to our Friends Knit gathering on Friday mornings (10am – 12pm), this gathering is not instructor led, but rather a time to join other knitters to support, share swatches and projects, and knit together.
We’ll kick the gathering off on Thursday, November 9, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Then, plan to join us (about) every other Thursday evening — we’ll gather again on November 30 and December 14. More dates will be scheduled after the beginning of the new year.
Any questions, please let us know! 
Oct 1 / Karen

Are you ready for a Weekend of Fall Color?

Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Knitting Temptations hosts a Weekend of Color with

JANINE BAJUS

Don’t miss this exciting learning opportunity when Janine spends the weekend at Knitting Temptations leading her signature workshops on color theory and Fair Isle knitting. Join us for one of these phenomenal classes, or immerse yourself in an entire weekend of colorful learning! All classes occur during the weekend of Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15. Keep reading for workshop descriptions. If you have any question or wish to register, please call us at (614) 734-0618.

 

NOTE: A 8:00am continental breakfast as well as light snacks will be provided for our students each day of the weekend. Students are encouraged to pack a lunch (microwave and full-sized refrigerator available for use) or enjoy one of the many delightful Dublin eateries within easy walking distance of the shop.

 

SPECIAL PRICE of $400 is extended to those who wish to join us for ALL THREE WORKSHOPS!

 

Color Outside the Lines:  Fair Isle Tam/Hat
Workshop fee: $150 – Tam kit included; other supplies extra
1 day: Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm (hour lunch break at noon)

This workshop is ideal for knitters who want to explore Fair Isle design, but are hesitant to start from scratch. Students select one of 7 colorways & receive a classic Fair Isle tam or hat pattern. To see the effects of color change, knitters will begin by working a series of swatches. Students will learn how color is arranged traditionally in Fair Isle designs. Janine will demonstrate the steps to complete the tam/hat chart in a way pleasing to the knitter.

Prerequisite: Some experience in 2 color stranded knitting and knitting in the round.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: Tam kit (provided in class), contains enough yarn for swatching and 3 to 4 tams (7 balls, plus 1 mini skein)
  • Needle: 24-32″ circular in US 3
  • Sharpened pencil
Homework: None
Maximum: 24 Students

 

Choosing Colors for Fair Isle Design: Working from a Source of Inspiration
Workshop fee: $225 – Yarn and Tam pattern included; other supplies extra
1-1/2 days: Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm (hour lunch break at noon), continues Sunday, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Join us for a day and a half of inspiration! Janine will discuss color theory and possible sources of colorwork inspiration. To understand the various interpretations, students will knit a series of swatches and choose their colors for knitting exploration. After analyzing the results, students will work with the tam/hat pattern, and Janine will demonstrate the processes of adding colors to a motif. By the end of class, students will have motif swatches and be ready to select yarns to create their own Fair Isle tam/hat.

Prerequisite: Experience with 2 color stranded knitting.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: For swatching (provided in class)
  • Needle: 24-32″ circular in US 3
  • Sharpened pencil
  • Photo, magazine picture, scarf or fabric that inspires you
  • Optional, but recommended: 3-in-1 tool (available at Knitting Temptations)
Homework: None
Maximum: 21 Students

 

Magic Ball Knitting: Serendipitous Color
Workshop fee: $75 – Yarn included; other supplies extra
1/2 day: Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Wondering what to do with the odds and ends of the wonderful yarns accumulating in your yarn basket? Creating a “Magic Ball” is a wonderful way to put them to great use!  In this class, Janine will teach how to arrange random colors in a way that looks intentional and not scrappy. Students will create a magic ball of yarn that is ready to knit the item of your choice with unpredictable results. Janine will discuss stitch patterns that will showcase the magic of your yarn ball.

Janine’s handout will include several patterns including a cowl and a stranded cap.
Prerequisite: Some experience in 2 color stranded knitting and knitting in the round.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: For creating the magic ball (provided in class)
  • Needles: 24-32″ circular in US 3 and US 4 for cowl, OR
    16″ US 1 and US 3 plus US 3 DNPs for stranded cap
  • Sharpened pencil
Homework: None
Maximum: 24 Students

 

The Joy of Color: Fair Isle Knitting Your Way
by Janine Bajus

We will have copies of Janine’s book for our workshop participants and customers to purchase. If you are interested in owning this beautiful book, please call! We want to ensure that we have enough copies for all!
And don’t forget to have your book signed when Janine is at Knitting Temptations Oct 13-15!
You can explore more information about Janine at her website, feralknitter.com.
Jul 28 / Karen

Building with Lace Series

Students and Fans of Michelle Hunter’s “Building” series:

Knitting Temptations is thrilled to offer a new skill-building series, based on Michelle’s NEWEST book, Building with Lace.

The series, to begin September 6 at Knitting Temptations, is a unique chance to take the series in its entirety with the designer and expert instructor, Michelle Hunter!

This ten-class series focuses on lace techniques that will delight both the novice and experienced lace knitter alike. The project is a gorgeous sampler shawl worked in Rylie by HiKoo. This luxuriously soft yarn is the perfect choice to showcase the high impact stitches. The shawl is knit in one continuous piece (no seaming!) and measures approximately 22″ x 72″. As with Michelle’s previous series, each month of the course will focus on skills and stitches to build your lace knitting skills. The techniques include advanced decreases and increases, Japanese stitches, beading, expert edges, original stitch patterns, classic lace techniques, and so much more!

We have two class sessions available: afternoon 2:00pm-4:00pm AND evening 6:00pm-8:00pm. Seats are limited to 24 per session and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each of the classes will meet once a month on the first Wednesday of the month. (Please see the complete schedule below.)  To help you judge the time commitment, the amount of knitting each month is more than a Building Blocks square, but less than a Building in Color panel.  Each section is approx. 120 stitches wide and 50 rows high.  Unlike Michelle’s other series, each section MUST BE completed before moving on to the next one. As with her other series,  Michelle has videos in place to help you at home.

The series registration fee is $250.00, and includes the book, Building with Lace, which is distributed at the first class in September. The course fee is due IN FULL at the time of registration. Payments may be made with check, cash, or credit card by calling (614) 734-0618 or stopping in the shop during business hours. If paying for the course in full creates difficulty, please contact the shop owner, Karen Wilkins. She is happy to work with potential students to make this wonderful course possible for all.

We understand that at times unforeseen events occur in life that may necessitate you to drop the course after registering. However, if you drop the course prior to August 15, you will receive a 50% course refund. Unfortunately, no refunds can be given after September 1.

A complete list of course supplies is included in this letter. As with ALL our classes, it is our policy that you MUST purchase your yarn and other class supplies at Knitting Temptations.

Knitting Temptations is thrilled to offer the Building with Lace series with Michelle. As many of you know, she is reaching new audiences far and wide with the Knit Purl Hunter Progressive Needles Knit-Along series sponsored by Skacel, her book and magazine publications, as well as workshops and appearances around the country. We are honored by her commitment to Knitting Temptations.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

COURSE SCHEDULE (1st Wednesday of each month):

Note: The first class will meet from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm for the afternoon session and from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm for the evening session.

Listed below are the dates for the entire series.

September 6 (first class only; afternoon 1:00pm – 4:00pm or evening 5:30pm – 8:30pm)
October 4
November 1
December 6
January 3
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6

 

COURSE SUPPLY LIST

  • Yarn: Rylie by HiKoo (50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk, 25% Linen; 274 yards/100g), 5 skeins
  • US 6 (4 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. A 32″ sharp-tipped circular needle is recommended.
  • Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
  • 628 Size 6 round beads. Purchase the beads at a later date after class discussion.
  • US 12 (1 mm or 0.75 mm) steel crochet hook, used for beading
  • Smooth, contrasting colored waste yarn, approx. 20 yards
  • Cable needle
  • Removable stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sticky notes
  • 50 (or more) yards smooth, light-colored worsted-weight yarn and appropriate sized needles to be used as a swatch to practice new stitches in each class

GAUGE
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4″ in stockinette.

Please take the time to work a gauge swatch prior to the first class to ensure the correct yardage.

Knit a gauge swatch:  Cast on 30 stitches and working for 40 rows in stockinette. Measure the inside of the swatch to assess the number of stitches in 4″. If your gauge is different than the gauge stated above, change needle sizes and try again. Remember, loose stitches use more yarn and may require additional skeins. Swatching is important!

May 23 / Karen

Register for our Manos Event!

Pre-register for a
VERY SPECIAL DAY AT KNITTING TEMPTATIONS!
Yarn & Trunk Show
Thursday, June 8th

11:00am – 7:00pm

Get ready to experience a day of MANOS DEL URUGUAY, exclusively at Knitting Temptations. Be our guest to the Trunk Show that also provides you first-choice access to ALL our inventory of Manos Yarns, in various weights and many new colors. You will enjoy the exclusive event Goody Bag, a chance to meet Lisa Myers of Fairmont Fibers (USA distributor of Manos) as well as Knitting Temptations VIP knitwear designers, door prizes, refreshments, and more…

NEED MORE CONVINCING?

For only $15, your reservation includes not only your entry* to see the more than 100 Sample Garments, but also:
  • FIRST access (for the best selection) to HUNDREDS OF SKEINS of NEW MANOS YARN BASES and COLORS
  • EVENT GOODY BAG with over $20 of merchandise, including:
    • MyBaggee® project bag
    • Yarn snips
    • Gloves in a Bottle® sample
    • Other surprises
  • Entry for your chance to win one of many fabulous DOOR PRIZES, including:
    • Chick-a bags
    • Jul sweater closures
    • Kit with Manos yarn and pattern
    • Knitting Temptations gift cards
    • Signature needles
    • Knitter’s “First Aid” toolkit
    • Charan Sachar pottery
  • MANOS SHOW CATALOG – our guide to the TRUNK & YARN SHOW, complete with information on all the Manos yarns, as well as specs on each of the samples on display
  • SPECIAL PRICING on PATTERNS for trunk show sample garments

Make your RESERVATION ONLINE anytime, CALL or VISIT our shop during our business hours:

M-TH 10am-5:30pm
F-SA 10am-4pm

You do not want to miss this fantastic event, our first since 2015!

*At-the-Door show entry will be available on June 8 for $20, but DOES NOT include the Goody Bag and Door Prize Entry.
May 23 / Karen

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Apr 15 / Karen

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Apr 2 / Karen

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Apr 2 / Karen

Building in Color Series

We are excited to announce that Michelle Hunter has scheduled another Building in Color series beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017, and continuing on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for 10 additional months. We have two sessions available: afternoon 2:00pm-4:00pm OR Evening 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Building in Color is a skill-building series; the only prerequisite is that students MUST BE proficient in the knit, purl, cast on and bind off stitches. Using three contrasting colors, students knit 10 panels, one panel each month, to learn new stitches and colorwork techniques. (No pesky prep rows or “squaring up” necessary!) The 10 panels are then joined together creating a unique and beautiful afghan onto which a border is added.

The course registration fee is $250.00, and includes the book, Building in Color, which is distributed at the first class in June. The course fee is due IN FULL at the time of registration. Payments may be made with check, cash, or credit card by calling (614) 734-0618 or stopping in the shop during business hours. If paying for the course in full creates difficulty, please contact the shop owner, Karen Wilkins. She is happy to work with potential students to make this wonderful course possible for all.

We understand that at times unforeseen events occur in life that may necessitate you to drop the course after registering. However, if you drop the course prior to May 15, you will receive a 50% course refund. Unfortunately, no refunds can be given after June 1.

A complete list of course supplies is included in this letter. As with ALL our classes, it is our policy that you MUST purchase your yarn and other class supplies at Knitting Temptations.

Knitting Temptations is thrilled to offer Building in Color led by the designer and instruction expert herself, Michelle Hunter. As many of you know, she is reaching new audiences far and wide with the Knit Purl Hunter Progressive Needles Knit-Along series sponsored by Skacel, her book and magazine publications, as well as workshops and appearances around the country. We are honored by her commitment to Knitting Temptations.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

COURSE SCHEDULE (2nd Tuesday of each month):

June 13, 2017

July 11, 2017

August 8, 2017

September 12, 2017

October 10, 2017

November 14, 2017

December 12, 2017

January 9, 2017

February 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

May 8, 2017

 

COURSE SUPPLY LIST

  • Yarn: To ensure successful results, we strongly recommend that you use Simplicity by HiKoo for your Building in Color project. The patterns in the book are gauged for this yarn.

Simplicity – $7.30 per skein; 55% Superwash Merino, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon; 117 yds/50g

    • Yarn 1 (light color) – approx. 950 yards
    • Yarn 2 (medium color) – approx. 950 yards
    • Yarn 3 (dark color) – approx. 950 yards

It is possible, when knitted at the correct gauge, to need only 8 skeins per color for the entire project. However, to ensure that you have a sufficient amount of in yarn in a single dye lot, we recommend 10 skeins per color.

  • Needles: 24” circular in size US 6 or size needed to obtain the recommended gauge AND a 47” (or longer) circular needle for borders
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry/yarn needle
  • Optional, but recommended:
    • Row counter
    • Stitch markers
    • Sticky notes

 

Gallery of BUILDING IN COLOR Afghans

Kathy’s beautiful Building in Color (accented by Michelle Hunter’s Indenpence Pillow)

Cindy with her lovely, rosy Building in Color

 

Jodi shows off her gorgeous blanket with a little help from Pat!

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“The hardest part about blocking is moving the dog…” ~ Peggy Arima 🙂

Feb 17 / Karen

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Jan 30 / Karen

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