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New Knitting and Crochet Classes For 2011

These classes are taught in our retail location by Expert Knitters
 
Location: 
Alpaca Direct
144 Continente Ave, Suite 170
Brentwood, CA 94513
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(925) 237-2575
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Knit 101

Skill level: Novice

Fee:  $20, supplies additional

This class will be offered the first Thursday of every month, starting Jan 6,2011

Time: 7pm to 9pm

This one-session class is for new and beginning knitters. New knitters will learn to knit, purl, cast on and bind off. Beginning knitters will learn how knit and purl stitches work together to create interesting patterns.

This class is just the basics. Supplies: size 10 needles and 2 skeins of bulky weight yarn.

Registered students will receive 10% off class materials.

2 Socks At A Time On 1 Circular Needle

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $35, supplies additional

Jan. 20, 2011 & Jan. 27, 2011

Time: 7pm to 9pm

In this two-session class you will learn how to make 2 top-down using the magic loop method.

Supplies: Size 1 - 3, 40"-47" circular needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle, sock yarn.

Registered students will receive 10% off class materials.

Learn to Fix Knitting Mistakes

Fee: $20, supplies additional

Feb. 3, 2011

Time: 7pm to 9pm

In Fixing Mistakes Class, you’ll learn to unknit your work and to drop down in stockinette, garter stitch, and ribbing, to pick up a dropped stitch or to change a knit to a purl or vice verse. These skills are invaluable; especially when you’re knitting late at night or on vacation and you know something’s wrong but you don’t know what to do to correct it, so you have to stop knitting.

The Fixing Mistakes class has a little homework. You need to knit three small swatches, one each in garter, stockinette, and rib, and put them on holders instead of binding off.

Registered students will receive 10% off class materials.

How to Read Knitting Patterns and Charts

Feb. 10, 2011

Fee $20, supplies additional

Time: 7pm to 9pm

In this class, you will learn to read and understand the common abbreviations used in knitting patterns. Also, we will cover how to read charts. Many new pattern designers are using charts and this class will explore why designers are using this method.

Registered students will receive 10% off class materials.

Project Workshop

Fee $20, supplies additional

Feb. 24, 2011

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Each session is a personalized knitting class. Bring an idea for what you want to make, or a project you need help with, and get personalized help. Examples include sweaters, ponchos, shawls, socks, blankets, etc.

Registered students will receive 10% off class materials.

Learn to Knit (offer once per month)

1st Thursday of each month

Mar. 3, 2011

Fee $20, supplies additional

Registered students will receive 10% off class materials.

Toe-Up Sock Class

Mar. 10, 2011 & Mar. 17, 2011

Fee $35, supplies additional

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Double pointed needles got you down? Learn how to make socks from the toe up, using one long circular needle.

If you are intimidated by doing 2 socks at once, you can still do this class working one sock at a time to learn the method.

Skills you need to have to do this class: cast on, knit, purl, comfortable using fine gauge yarns

Materials needed: 40"-47" US2 circular needle or size to obtain gauge; 2 skeins of sock weight yarn or 1 skein divided into 2 smaller balls.

Registered students will receive 10% off class materials.

ArtFelt Felting Class

Mar. 24, 2011

Fee $25

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Class will include a kit containing all the supplies you'll need to create a felted purse or scarf.

Learn to Knit (offer once per month)

1st Thursday of each month

Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr. 7, May 5, 2011

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Fee $20, supplies additional

Registered students will receive 10% off class materials.

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