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Teacher Feature

Knitting Temptations is pleased to welcome
BETH MONAHAN

 

Beth is not new to the Knitting Temptations scene…at least not as a customer! We have known Beth and seen her beautiful work for years, but we are so excited that she has joined the Knitting Temptations cadre of instructors.

Beth began her love of knitting and crocheting when she was 6 years old and made her first sweater at the age of 8.

Beth received a Bachelor Degree in Art Education from The Ohio State University where she specialized in Fiber Arts and Education. She has taught arts classes to all ages of students from preschool to adults and currently teaches knitting techniques at various yarn shops in Columbus and fiber festivals around Ohio.

Beth joins us to teach both knitting and crochet classes, and look this summer for her to lead a FRIDAY EVENING FRIENDS KNIT!

DIAGONAPPLES SCARF
$55 – pattern included; supplies extra
Two 2-hour classes
Instructor: Beth Monahan
Skill level: Easy Knit

Photo © Anna Maltz and Thijs groot Wassink

A long, bias knit, garter stitch, diagonally striped scarf specially designed to utilize Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails for each stripe. This scarf can be worn wrapped multiple times or folded double as the mood takes you. The placement of the eyelets form a decorative edge as well as borders to the stripes and make the scarf completely reversible. Learn a new technique for joining colors called the Magic Knot.

You should have good basic knitting skills (knit and purl stitches). You will learn the other stitches in class.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: 1080-1200 total yards of fingering weight. Can be made entirely of Unicorn Tails or a combination of Tosh Merino Light and Unicorn Tails.
  • Needles: US 3 to US 5, 24″ circular or straights, or size needed to achieve gauge of 22 stitches = 4 inches in Garter Stitch.

Shop sample made with Tosh Merino Light and Unicorn Tails.

There is no pre-work for this class, but there is homework between classes, so please plan accordingly.

Thursdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, on:
Class 1: April 16
Class 2: April 30

GRANNY RIPPLE BLANKET
$55 – pattern included; supplies extra
Two 2-hour classes
Instructor: Beth Monahan
Skill level: Easy Crochet

In this class, you will learn the most common crochet stitches and will start a blanket that can be made with two colors or a multiple selection of colors. Make a blanket that is sure to be a beautiful addition to your home’s decor while learning new crochet stitches. The Granny Ripple is a traditional stitch that is especially friendly for students new to crochet.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: Approximately 1200-1700 yards for baby/lap size or 3500 yards for larger size of worsted-weight in at least 2 contrasting colors
  • Hook: Size G or H

Shop sample is made with Spud & Chloe Sweater.

There is no pre-work for this class, but there is homework between classes, so please plan accordingly.

Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, on:
Class 1: June 16
Class 2: June 30

MAGNIFY SHAWL
$80 — pattern included; supplies extra
Three 2-hour classes
Instructor: Beth Monahan
Class level: Intermediate Knit

Photo © Gale Zucker

Magnify shawl is a long, crescent-shaped piece with a saw-toothed edging that incorporates alternating sections of garter stitch, stockinette stitch, and beaded ribbing.

Once the edging is complete, stitches are picked up along its straight edge and then simple garter-stitch short rows are worked to create the shawl’s crescent shape.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: 530 yards of PLIED fingering-weight
  • Needles: US 5 AND US 7, 24″ circular or straight; OR sizes needed to achieve gauge of 20 sts = 4 inches in Garter Stitch with smaller needles
  • Beads: Knitting Temptations does not stock beads – find them at 1 Stop Bead Shop.
    • One-Color Option: Approximately 33 grams size 8/0 glass seed beads
    • Two-Color Option: Approximately 18 grams size 8/0 glass seed beads, color A, AND approximately 15 grams size 8/0 glass seed beads, color B
  • Dental floss threader, large eye beading needle, or Size 14 steel crochet hook (for threading beads onto yarn)

Shop sample made with Madelinetosh Sock.

There is no pre-work for this class, but there is homework between classes, so please plan accordingly.

Mondays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, on:
Class 1: June 8
Class 2: June 15
Class 3: July 6

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