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Our knitting events offer all levels of knitters everything from beginning skills to advanced techniques and we can help you accomplish all your knitting goals. Should you have any questions about the classes, feel free to contact the Studio at 510.525.YARN (9276).

 

 

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The Knitting Workshop Winter Series 2014
Friday workshop

This 10-week series is a knitting workshop designed to bring knitters together to share their knitting dreams, skills and friendship. It’s a wonderful setting to enhance your knitting skills!  There are three different sessions from which to choose; they fill quickly so sign up early. We offer the workshop year-round;  there is always another workshop coming soon.

Call 510.525.9276 for drop-in availability ($5.00 per drop-in).

Day/Date/Time

Thurs, 7-9pm, Jan 9, 2014

Fri, 10am-noon, starts Jan 3, 2014 (enrollment status - full)

Sat, 9:30-11:30 am, starts Jan 4,2014

Fee

$50.00

Facilitator Carolyn Pugh
Skill Level Beginner and above

Beginning Knitting - Learn to Knit through Skein Lane Studio!
Day/Date/Time/Location:

One session

Sat, Jan 25, 2014

Time: 1-30m

Fee:

$25 materials included

 

Instructor:

Carolyn Pugh

Skill Level: Beginners & returning knitters

Beginning Knitting Series - Level 1
Have you just learned to knit and want to know more? During this series you will learn several ways to cast on, bind off, increase and decrease.  You will continue to learn about stitch construction and correcting mistakes. You will become familiar with reading knitting patterns as well as how to read the yarn ball band.  With that knowledge, you will go on a "field trip" in the studio and learn to select yarn for a project ... you can choose to knit a sampler scarf, hat, wrist warmers. Materials list available upon registration.
Day/Date/Time/Location:

Two Sessions

TBA

Fee:

35

 

Instructor: Carolyn Pugh
Skill Level: Beginner or anyone wishing to learn these skills

Beginning Knitting Series - Level 2
Day/Date/Time/Location

Four sessions

TBA

Fee:

$60

 

Instructor:

Carolyn Pugh

Skill Level: Intermediate Beginner; knowledge of several cast on methods, ability to recognize mistakes and stitch construction

Beginning Knitting Series-Level 3
Day/Date/Time/Location:

TBA

Fee:

$60

 

Instructor: Carolyn Pugh
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Socks - Top Down - Forever Socks Club
Vintage Socks
Day/Date/Time/Location

TBA

Sock Club Fee

$25 Monthly Club Fee

 

Moderator Carolyn Pugh
Skill Level:

Advanced Beginner & above


Basic Socks - Top Down
A Sock!
Day/Date/Time/Location

Learn how to knit this basic sock in this 3-wk sesson spread out over 6 weeks. Then you can move onto The Socks Forever Club

Date: TBA

Noon - 2pm

First sesson: foot measurement, custom-fit, cast on, join and begin the cuff. Homework: Knit 6" or desired lengthcuff

Second session: Heel flap, turn the heel, gusset. Homework: knit the foot

Third Session: Complete the toe! And now you will have a sock!

Fee

$55.00

 

 

Instructor Carolyn Pugh
Skill Level Advanced Beginner & above

Feather and Fan Afghan - Color Design
Feather & Fan Afghan Feather and Fan Afghan
Day/Date/Time/Location: TBA
Drop-In Fee $5.00 per drop-in
Homework As much time as you want to devote to knitting the afghan
Materials Yarns from your stash - 3sts inch - and any Skein Lane Studio yarns to round out your color design.
Instructor/leader Carolyn Pugh
Skill Level Advanced Beginner & above

Wrap-me-up Shawl
Wrap-me-up-shawl
Status Paused.
Drop-In Fee $5.00 per drop-in
Homework lA section of the shawl per month
Materials (Paintbox from K1C2, Noro's Silk Garden yarns can be purchased through Skein Lane
Facilitator Carolyn Pugh
Skill Level Advanced Beginner & above

Moebius Scarf
Karen tells us, "We'll spend most of our time together learning and practicing the Moebius Cast On as developed by Cat Bordhi. (It's a chance for even experienced knitters to be beginners again!) Then we'll be off on our individual infinite loops of yarny adventure. As we work, we will learn about the whys and wherefores of the method, how to correct common mistakes, lots of "what-happens-ifs ...?" and tips for binding off. Many moebius examples will be available for inspection, and in addition to the scarf we'll start in class, you will receive a complimentary pattern for a Moebius Wrap.
Day/Date/Time/Location: TBA
Fee: $35.00
Homework None
Materials one US #10, 10.5, OR 11 (6mm, 6.5mm, OR 8mm), 40 or 47 inches long, 200 yards of worsted- to aran-weight yarn, not "hairy" or very textured - one stitch marker
Instructor TBA
Skill Level Advanced Beginner & above

Top Down Raglan Sweater
Top Down Sweater
Day/Date/Time/Location:

TBA

Fee: $55
Homework: None
Materials Yarn can be purchased at beginning of class if not already purchased. Any weight yarn is fine....keeping in mind that the smaller the gauge, the longer it will take to knit. Select needle size appropriate to yarn.
Instructor: Carolyn Pugh
Skill Level Advanced Beginner & above

Lace Knitting
Photo coming Have you been wanting to knit lace...but not quite sure where to begin? This 3-hour session will have you "lacing" within the first hour of this class. We will work on lace cuff edges and also edgings for stoles, scarves, towels, pillow cases, etc.
Day/Date/Time/Location: TBA
Fee:

$35.00

 

Homework None
Materials Lace weight or sport weight
Instructor Carolyn Pugh
Skill Leve Advanced Beginner & above

The Percentage Sweater
    %Sweater The percentage sweater, inspired by Elizabeth Zimmerman, is yet another opportunity to personalize your sweater fit. This sweater is knit from the bottom up in the round.....the body and the sleeves separately and then joined for the yoke. It's a fun sweater and there is ample time built into the 4-session workshop to complete your sweater. Join us...it will be a lot of fun and a great deal of satisfaction as you successfully complete the project.
Day/Date/Time/Location:

TBA

Fee:

$55

 

Homework Complete your gauge swatch and determine your desired circumference. Cast on the number of stitches (gauge x circumference) and knit the desired length to armhole. Call 510.508.7048 for homework consultation.
Materials Any yarn...remembering that the smaller the gauge the longer that it will take to knti. Check out our sweater yardage requirement chart
Instructor Carolyn Pugh
Skill Level Advanced Beginner & above

Converting your flat knitting patterns into the round
Want to convert your flat knitting into the round? This is an opportunity to understand pattern construction...how construction is in flat knitting (5 pieces: 2 fronts, back and 2 sleeves) and then how to convert that information into knitting in the rounds. Knitting in the round will reduce your seaming needs and it will often help self-striping yarns look better. With the addition of a false seam, you can create a drape for your garment that will cause it to lay beautifully on the body
Day/Date/Tim/Location:

TBA

Fee $35
Homework None
Materials Pattern that you want to convert.
Instructor Carolyn Pugh
Skill Level Advanced Beginner & above

Know your colors
Have you had your colors done? This workshop will be a great chance to review what colors are best for you and the ways in which colors can be combined. An example would be that I cannot wear blue.....and in fact, just recently in a knitting workshop as I tried on a knitted blue sweater, it was immediately noted that I "washed out". Let's spend some time getting intimate with our colors and thus choose what's best for each of us.
Day/Date/Time/Location:

TBA

Fee: $25.00
Homework None
Materials Bring some thing that you really to wear and something that you don't - both as they relate to color
Instructor Carolyn Pugh
Skill Level Not applicable

Design Your Sweater
Day/Date/Time/Location:

TBA

Fee: $65

 

Homework None
Materials Bring sketch and/or pattern and/or picture of the sweater of your dreams!
Instructor Carolyn Pugh
Skill Level Not applicable

Knitalong - MaggiKnits
Carolyn - MaggiKnits stole

MaggiKnits designs are beautiful works of art - to knit and then to wear! When I was selecting buttons at a local fabric store (Stone Mountain & Daughter)for my recently completed La Alhambra poncho-like shawl, the person helping me described my piece as a work of art and that I should select buttons accordingly. Good advice! In the meantime....there are several choices, i.e. La Alhambra, Alaca, Pico Valeta (all stoles) to choose from Book 11 to knit and that will be our focus for this Spring/Summer knitalong. We will knitting works of art...then we will have to go out for an evening dinner wearing our new designs. Join us for a fun knitalong.

Day/Date/Time/Location

TBA

Fee Complimentary with yarn purchase or $5.00 per session
Homework knitting between knitalongs to complete project(s)
Materials MaggiKnits yarns (available here at the Studio)
Moderator Carolyn Pugh
Skill Level Advanced Beginner & above

Lace & Cable Top & the Mesh Lace Tank Knitalong

 Lace and Cable Top

The Lapis Luxury

There were so many choices for a summer knitalong and it was narrowed down to two...and even with that I am offering modifications on the first design...primarily to accomodate my love of V-neck designs.

The first design - a lace style sweater/top is perfect for a summer knitalong....we can knit away on a lightweight project that will be perfect for wearing in our Indian Summer Days and even those surprise summer days here in the San Francisco Bay Area. This design comes to us from Kristen Ten Dyke, featured in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue of Vogue. The designer chose Classic Elite Yarns Premier (pima cotton/tencel) with a gauge of 5½ sts/inch on #6 needles.

The second design is a lovely summer tank that takes you many places - the beach, the cafe, and out for the evening. This design comes to us from Dawn Leeseman, also featured in the Spring/Summuer 2008 issue of Vogue.

Join us for our knitalong...great knitting ...great companionship!

Status Finished - Great summer project!

Saturday Morning Jacket Knitalong
Saturday Morning Jacket

Status

We're done for this year...join us again for another session in early 2013

No Yoke Ribbed Sweater Knitalong
No Yoke Rib Sweater
Status Finished - Great knitalong - great sweater - great results!

Nantucket Jacket - Knitalong
Nantucket Jacket
Status

Finished - This was a wonderful knitalong with many successful results!


The Einstein Coat - knitalong
Einstein Coat
Status

Finished - This is a wonderful Sally Melville "Classic"


The Log Cabin Afghan - knitalong
Mason-Dixon This knitalong has been inspired by the lovely examples of Log Cabin Knitting in Mason*Dixon Knitting and my own interest in this blanket shaping. This knitalong offered a chance to experiment with color and texture while "building" a log cabin design.
Status

Check our blog for all the wonderful Log Cabin Afghans that have been completed.


Afghan Block Party
Status

Paused


 
 
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