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Join Michelle Hunter in class to learn how to knit this bonnie o’ sock!
Class fee: $70 – pattern provided; supplies extra
Two 2.5-hour classes
Instructor: Michelle Hunter
Skill level: Intermediate Knit
Wednesdays, 1:30pm – 4:00pm, on:
Class 1: March 28
Class 2: April 11
Previous toe-up sock and cables experience is required.
Elevate your sock knitting skills from the plain vanilla sock to a Celtic beauty. This class is perfect for those who have learned to make a toe-up sock and are ready to kick it up a notch!
Learn Michelle’s expert tips for reading and working from charts as she guides you through knitting this unique design that includes ribbing on the toe, short-row heel, and leg, as well as the intricate cables that wind their way from toe to top.
- Yarn: 350-400 yards fingering-weight in a solid/semi-solid color
- Needle: US 1.5 (2.5mm) DPNs or 32″ circular needle for Magic Loop
- Cable needle, no larger than 3mm
Please purchase your supplies prior to class day. There is no pre-work for this class.
You may register for classes in person or by calling the shop at 614-734-0618 during regular business hours. We require that you make payment in full when you register and that you purchase your supplies for our classes at Knitting Temptations
Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Knitting Temptations hosts a Weekend of Color with
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
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
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!