FALL-WINTER 2009 Classes

Fee $25 Friday Evening- October 23rd. 6:30-9PM
This class is for all levels of knitters, from beginner knitters to experienced knitters. You will make your own beaded stitch markers (or make them for someone else as a gift). You will leave with at least 5 beaded stitch markers at the end of the class. There will be an optional knitting trivia quiz. Winners will win stitch marker samples designed and handmade by the instructor. Tool Kit with beads will be provided and are included in the cost of the class. People who require reading glasses need to bring them to the class Maximum Students- 15

Fee $35 Sunday November 1 2-4PM
Come in the store to see the samples! Cobweb Lace Frill is a wonderful beginning lace pattern, fun to do, looks very impressive with very little work, very delicate and showy at the same time. It’s based on a pattern from Barbara Walker’s Treasury Vol. 2, makes a great edging for around the waist or wrists of sweater, or a stand-alone collar, cuff, or scarf. The frill is also easily changeable from a very lush full frill, to a much smaller, simpler one. The type of stitch doesn’t change, just some of the numbers. The class will cover the structure of the pattern. We’ll knit a sampler of it, and go over how to make a few simple projects, including children’s cuffs, and a narrow scarf. Requirements for sampler made in class:50 yards of sock or lace weight wool, (heavier weight might need more) with appropriate size needles. Some lightweight waste wool or, even better, crochet cotton for running markers. (I’ll have extra with me) Skill level for sampler: low intermediate. Must be able to cast-on (long-tail cast on preferred, but others might work, too), knit, purl, bind off. I’ll be teaching yarn over, knit two together, pass slip stitch over, and very simple chart reading.

Fee $175 Sundays, November 1, November 8, November 15, December 6 and December 13 10AM-12PM - 6 sessions
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. Please note that there will be no class on November 29.
STASH REDUCTION AFGHAN KNIT ALONG – Fee $60 Tuesdays, November 3, November 10, November 17, 6:30PM- 8 PM - 3 sessions Is your stash taking over your life? Turn those stray skeins into a gorgeous showpiece for your home. We will be offering a class/knit along with any options for knitted blankets that use odds and ends. Examples will be shown in the store so students can choose their favorite. Some of the patterns are free, some are downloadable patterns to purchase, and some are from books. Students are responsible for obtaining them

Fee $75 Fridays November 6, November 20, December 4, 3PM-5PM – 3 sessions
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 needle. We will also explore tips and tricks for neater sock knitting. Please purchase yarn and needles prior to the class. Requirements: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off. Please note that the class meets every other week, to facilitate knitting to the next step of the sock.

Fee $125 for 1 parent and 1 child Saturdays, November 7, November 14, November 21 10AM-11AM
This is a beginner’s class or a class for parent and child. You will learn how to cast on, knit and purl, and cast off. We will be knitting a simple scarf, in your choice of yarn. Age minimum for children is 8.

Fee $95 Wednesdays, November 11, December 2, 9, 10:30- 12:30
In three sessions, learn how to: design a square or rectangular handbag or tote; select yarns and needles appropriate for felting; knit, felt, block, and dry your bag; and care for your felted accessory. As a bonus, you’ll also learn knitting in the round, I-cords and I-cord bind-off, yarn over buttonholes, and some simple exercises to keep your wrists and hands relaxed while you knit! Requirements: Ability to knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast on and bind off. Class fee includes a nifty binder with reference materials for sizing and designing bags, felting do’s and don’ts. Plan to select yarn, needles, and notions at the first class.

Fee $35 Wednesday - November 18 - 10:00AM-12:00PM
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.

Fee $30 per class
Do you have a knitting project that has you stuck? Have you been interested in learning a new technique? You may have an old project sitting in your knitting basket just begging to be finished, but that has you frustrated. This is the opportunity to take a private class that will help get you going again. Must call to reserve your spot.

House Rules
• Pre-payment/Pre-registration is required. No reservations accepted without payment.
• 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.
• Yarns used in the class must be purchased at stix-n-stitches. No exceptions.
• Many classes require purchase of materials in advance. See class descriptions for details.
• Private knitting and crocheting classes available. Please call 973-744-3535
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Judth Durant!

The beading class led by Judith Durant was going strong this Sunday afternoon. Judith started the afternoon signing her books, One Skein Wonders 101 Shop Favorites, 101 Designer One Skein Wonders, Luxury Yarn: 101 Small Indulgences, and Never Knit Your Man A Sweater...

Judith is paying attention to Anne's question, while Mary Claire searches for something in her bag.
Elise has a big smile as she talks to Judith. Look at how attentive these knitters are!

Judith brought a bunch of samples demonstrating what they can make using the skills they pick up in this class. How cool is that glove?

Here is Anne knitting up a storm!

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Judith Durant is a founding editor of Interweave Knits magazine. Her books include: Never Knit Your Man a Sweater* (unless you’ve got the ring!) One-Skein Wonders 101 Designer One Skein Wonders Luxury Yarn One Skein Wonders Her designs and articles have appeared in Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and Piecework magazines. She lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Sunday October 11, 2009
Judith Durant: Knit One Bead Too!

Book Signing 12-1
Feel free to bring previously purchased copies of her books or pick up one up at the store.

Workshop- 1-4
Sampler Beaded Bag

Judith's workshop will provide you with three skills needed to complete beautiful beaded knitting projects as you complete a small beaded bag. The fee for the workshop includes all materials. You just bring the knitting needles: Size 4US, 5US, 6US and we provide the rest. Beads must be strung prior to the workshop, so stop in at stix-n-stitches and select your materials.

Fee for the workshop is $70.00.
Call the store at 973-744-3535 to reserve your space for this exciting workshop.
Please DO NOT email Sheila as you must pay for the workshop to reserve a space.

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