Knitting Classes - Individual 1-2 students
Learn the basics of knitting and a little more.
I knit continental, so that is what I teach. That means I hold the yarn in my left hand and "pick" the yarn rather than holding yarn in my right hand and "throwing". I can demonstrate "throwing" the yarn English style, but when I am knitting, it will be continental.
Masks are required for in-person meetings.
Each class could be 1-2 individual students. There is an additional supplies cost for a second student so make sure to purchase the option you want.
Every class includes 2 actual in person sessions: 1 hour to start the project and another hour if you have more questions and to help with finishing the item. Only class 4 includes three sessions. You can do any combination of the classes that interest you. If all classes are purchased together, there is a $50 discount included.
Price for each class includes costs of materials used. Those supplies are yours to keep after the class, along with the items you make. Remember to purchase the 2 person option if you want to do your class(es) with a friend.
PLEASE EMAIL ME TO DISCUSS SCHEDULING BEFORE PURCHASING A CLASS. QRG@REBELPURL.COM.
Classes are available any time when the shop is open (with notice) and other classes are not already scheduled. Other times are available by appointment, we would meet in the shop but the shop would not be open to others. Just reach out about scheduling when you are ready.
CLASS 1 / WASHCLOTH - Learn holding yarn and needles, cast on, knit, purl, bind off, reading a pattern, and weaving ends. During this first class you will make a washcloth. First meet up will teach you cast on, knit, purl, and reading a pattern. Second meet up will teach you bind off and weaving in ends.
CLASS 2 / Shawl - Learn increase, decrease, stretchy bind off or i-cord bind off, knitting from a chart, and simple lace. During this class you will start an edged or center panel shawl, your choice. First class will teach reading a chart, increase, decrease, and knitting lace. Second meet up will focus on chosen bind off.
CLASS 3 / Monster Toy - Learn knitting in the round, picking up stitches, backwards cast on, stuffing, safety eyes, and sewing on felt. This class creates a monster stuffed toy. First class will teach knitting in the round, backwards cast on, and stuffing. Second class will cover safety eyes, picking up stitches, hiding ends in a toy, and adding a felt decorations.
CLASS 4 / Toe Up Socks - This class includes 3 in person classes. Learn toe up sock knitting, including checking gauge, a simple toe cast on, a yarn over increase, turning a slip-stitch heel and stretchy bind off. This lesson will make your very own pair of hand knit socks. First lesson will be foot measurements, casting on and toe creation. Second lesson will be arch increases and turning the slip-stitch heel. Final lesson will be cuff and bind off.
**Each class pricing includes one hour together to learn the basic techniques and get your project started, along with an additional 1 hour meeting at a later date to help finish the item. Lesson 4 includes three 1 hour sessions. Also included are as many email questions as you'd like in between. And if you'd like to attend a local knit to meet up, I can provide additional in person assistance. Or while we are in the pandemic without less in person meetings scheduled, we can schedule a drop-by at my home for a quick assist in between classes.
PLEASE EMAIL ME TO DISCUSS SCHEDULING BEFORE PURCHASING A CLASS. QRG@REBELPURL.COM
To retain bright colors, do not store in direct sunlight. Items crafted from this yarn should be handwashed (or machine washed in delicate /handwash cycle) and then either laid flat or hung to dry.
Colors should be bright and permanent, but if you find any of the dye running from your fabric or yarn, soak in hot water with a bit of acid citric acid or vinegar) then rinse well. Do not dry in a machine.