Spring 2008 Class Schedule

Monday, April 28: 6:30 – 8 PM 1 class session - Fee $35
Want to learn Fair Isle without committing to a sweater? It’s easy with a hat, circular needles and bulky yarn. You will learn how to work two colors: one your right and the other in your left hand! When you’re finished you’ll know the basics. Requirements: Intermediate knitters. Students must be comfortable working with circular and double-pointed needles. NOTE: PLEASE stop by in advance to purchase your yarn and pick up the homework assignment. You must bring the ribbing for the hat already knit so that we can start with the Fair Isle technique at the beginning of class.
**While this class is closed, we are taking names of individuals who are interested in this class. Debra will look into scheduling another class.

Monday, May 12: 6:30 – 8 PM 1 class session - Fee $35
You’ve learned the Moebius cast on and you are ready for something new. Try a lace Moebius in a spring yarn. NOTE: PLEASE stop in and select your yarn and needles prior to class. We won’t have time for ball winding and yarn selection. You need to be ready to knit! Requirements: For advanced beginner knitters.
Requirements: Must know the Moebius cast on – not for first time Moebius knitters.

Fridays, 11AM – 1PM April 18, May 2, 9, 16, 23 6 class session - Fee $150
If you have always planned on learning to knit, now is the time. Learn to knit, purl, cast-on, bind-off, decrease, how to fix mistakes, and basic finishing techniques. By the end of the class, you will have learned everything you need to know to start your first sweater! Join us for six, informative, fun classes, and learn how knitting can enhance your life. Please ask for supplies list when signing up. Materials must be purchased in advance. No knitting skills required!
Sundays, 10AM –12PM, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1 6 class session - Fee $150 (No class Memorial Day weekend)
Do you know how to knit, but feel hesitant about following a pattern? In this intermediate class, we will take you beyond squares and rectangles (baby blankets and scarves). Learn how to read a pattern, choose yarns, calculate yardage, increases, and decreases, pick up stitches, start a new skein of yarn, and finish, while knitting a simple pullover of your choice. We will also be discussing fit. Come in prior to class to purchase pattern and yarn.
Requirements: Must know how to knit and purl.

Sundays, 2-4 PM April 20, May 4, May 18
Please note that this class meets on alternate Sundays 3 class session – Fee $90 Socks are great portable projects and are easier to knit than you might think. After wearing hand knit socks, never again will you want to wear “store bought”. You will learn how to cast on in the round, knit in the round, turn a heel using the short row method, and graft a toe. We will teach both “magic loop” on one circular, and double pointed needles. We will also explore tips and tricks for neater sock knitting. Please purchase yarn and needles prior to the class.
Requirements: Much know how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

FINISHING with Sunday
Friday, May 9, 10AM-12 PM
Saturday, May 10, 10AM – 12:00 PM 1 class session - Fee $35.
Do you love to knit but hate to sew the sweater together? Learn how to seam, pick up stitches, make buttonholes, darn in ends, and much more. Included are tips and tricks to make your sweater a garment you will be proud to wear. Intermediate knitting skills required. Requirements: Finishing class fills up fast. Please register early and pick up your homework assignment.

Sunday, April 27, 2PM-5PM
Wednesday, May 7, 10AM-1:30 PM 1 class session - Fee $50
Many sock knitters fall victim to the dreaded “Second Sock Syndrome”. We fall in love with a skein of sock yarn, run home to knit the sock, and then loathe knitting the second. You can avoid this unfortunate condition by knitting 2 socks at one time. It is fun, easy, and has many practical applications. This is a class for knitters who are proficient at knitting socks. Please purchase your supplies prior to the first class. A list of required supplies will be provided when you sign up. Requirements: Must be an experienced Sock Knitter
with Leslie Sunday, April 13, 1PM- 4PM 1 class session - Fee $50 (includes supplies)
Do you “play” by the rules? Want to live dangerously (at least crochet dangerously) and forget about “rules” (and patterns)? Well freeform crochet can help you. Bring yourself, basic knowledge of crochet stitches (slip stitch, chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, etc.; increasing and decreasing), your imagination, your desire to explore crocheting and creating without a pattern. Knowledge of other stitches is helpful (bobble, popcorn, bullion, fpdc, bpdc, etc), but don’t worry, we can help you with these. You’ll learn step by step, stitch by stitch, motif by motif (circles, squares, triangles, or any direction your crochet and yarn take you) how to make a scrumble and sewing scrumbles together. History of scrumbling will be discussed, as well as things you can make with your scrumbles.
Requirements: Basic knowledge of crochet stitches.
House Rules
• Pre-payment/Pre-registration is required.
• Payment must be made by check or cash directly to the instructor.
• If you need to cancel, notify us as soon as possible.
• Your registration fee is refundable if and when your spot is filled.
• If a class is cancelled by stix-n-stitches, registration fees will be refunded.
• If the weather is bad, call us to confirm. We will reschedule if a class is cancelled due to inclement weather.
• Class fees do not include supplies and yarn. Materials must be purchased at stix-n-stitches prior to the start of your class or workshop. Exception is the felting class – see description above.
• Private knitting and crocheting classes available. Please call 973-744-3535.


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