NEW SUMMER CLASSES AT ALPACA DIRECTAll classes will be taught on Thursday evenings from 7-9PM. Our store is located at 144 Continente Ave, Suite 170, Brentwood, Ca 94513, PH-925-237-2575 Knit 101 Skill level: Novice Fee: $20, supplies additional Date: July 15, 2010 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. Your instructor will provide instructions and pattern to create a Scarf for your first project. No experience required. This class is just the basics. Registered students will receive 10% off class materials. Knit 102 Skill level: Beginner Fee: $20, supplies additional Date: July 22, 2010 This one-session class is for knitters who know the basics (cast on, knit, purl, cast off) and who are ready for their first project. In this class, you learn increases, decreases, fixing twisted and dropped stitches, reading a pattern and start a project of your choice. This is the recommended next class after Knit 101. Bring light colored yarn and appropriate needles. If you want to use the yarn and needles you purchased for Knit 101, Alpaca Direct staff can help you find an appropriate pattern and yarn. Registered students will receive 10% off class materials. Crochet 101 Skill Level: Novice Fee: $20, supplies additional Date: July 29 2010 Crochet is fast and fun. During this one-session class students will learn all the basic stitches of crochet (single, half-double, double and treble crochet), joining new yarn, increasing and decreasing. Registered students will receive 10% off class materials. Crochet 102 Skill Level: Beginner Fee: $20, supplies additional Date: August 5, 2010 This class is for those who know the crochet basics (chain, single, half-double, double and treble crochet). In this class, you learn increases, decreases and how to read a pattern. You will start a project of your choice. Alpaca Direct staff can help you find an appropriate pattern and yarn for your project. Registered students will receive 10% off class materials. Neck Warmer Hat Skill Level: Intermediate Fee: $20, supplies additional Date: August 12, 2010 This is a fun and easy class that will use your knit and purl skills, then finish off with an I-cord. Sample made with Suri Merino Paint yarn. Circular needle size US 5. We will be using the pattern from Knitted Gifts by Ann Budd. Registered students will receive 10% off class materials. Disclaimer: Enroll early as class size is limited. Although we anticipate full registration for all classes, we reserve the right to cancel a class due to poor enrollment. In this circumstance your fee will be refunded in full. If you are not able to make your class, we will need 24 hours notice for a full refund. Fewer than 24 hours notice or No Show = no refund. Fees listed are for the complete class, including all sessions and unless noted do not include materials or patterns. Missed classes may be made up at a later session. Please bring basic accessories to all classes: scissors, stitch markers, yarn needles, etc
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I discovered the Norrland Hat pattern on Ravelry and decided to take on the challenge. I love the trees and snowflakes, and I have never done colorwork and cables at the same time. Since I love learning new things, I bought the pattern immediately and cast on.
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