New Classes- March/April 09

stix-n-stitches – Class Schedule – March/April 2009
Call 973-744-3535 to reserve your space- please do not email your request.

5 sessions, Saturdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 10AM-12NOON
Fee $175
This is a beginner’s class or a class for people who need a refresher course in knitting. Learn all of the fundamentals: casting on, knit, purl, binding off, shaping, gauge, basic finishing and how to read a pattern. By the end of the class, you will have learned all of the techniques needed to knit a sweater. Really.

1 session, Wednesday March 18, 10AM-12:30PM, OR Sunday April 26 2PM-4:30PM
Fee $40
This class will teach mattress stitch, three needle bind off, how to sew side seams, a drop shoulder sleeve, and how to pick up stitches for necklines, and other tips and tricks for neater garments. We will also do buttonholes if time allows.

6 sessions, Sundays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 10AM-12PM
Fee $175
This is a class for those who know the fundamentals, but who wish to go farther than knitting scarves. You will learn about sizing, how to do a gauge swatch, how to read a pattern, shaping, and anything else that comes up in your pattern. You will select a sweater after consulting with the teacher. This should be arranged in advance.

1 session, Wednesday, April 1, 10AM-12PM
Fee $35
Many knitters feel intimidated by fixing mistakes in their knitting. This class will de-mystify the process and give you plenty of practice so the next time you drop a stitch or need to turn a purl into a knit, you will feel like a pro. We will also teach some tips and tricks to help you avoid those dreaded mistakes. You will leave the class with a clearer understanding of the nature of knits and purls. This class is for beginner and intimidated intermediate knitters.

Your choice of 3 classes- Sunday March 22, 29, April 5, 19 2PM-4PM
Fee $90
This is an accelerated sock class in which we knit a top down, short row heel sock. The sock is knit in fingering or dk weight yarn- knitters choice. The following skills are taught: casting on in the round, ribbing and stockinette stitch in the round, knitting a short row heel flap, grafting, and sizing. In addition, we will discuss tips and tricks for neater (and easier) socks, and knitting a sock with a long circular needle.Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Supplies: 100 grams of fingering weight sock yarn, or 150 gms of DK sock yarn, double pointed needles or a 47 inch circular needle in a size appropriate to the yarn.

2 Sessions, Tuesdays, March 17, 24, 7PM-9PM
Fee $60
If you are a beginner who has grown tired of scarves, and is ready for a new obsession, you may enjoy mittens. They are fast, don’t use a lot of yarn, and are a fun gift. This class will teach you to cast on and knit in the round on double pointed needles or with a “magic loop”, how to increase, decrease, do an afterthought thumb and weave in ends.

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.
• Private knitting and crocheting classes available. Please call 973-744-3535.


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