February Lady Sweater
This garment is becoming something of a February tradition for me. It has also been listed as a to-do to mark off in The Knitter’s Life List. This sweet sweater by Pamela Wynne of flintknits.com is a grown up of Elizabeth Zimmerman's February baby sweater in Knitter's Almanac. A popular project to work from the neckline down, this item is fully customizable and incorporates many exciting techniques such as a one row buttonhole and a simple lace pattern. The style and stitch pattern make for a sweater that you will want to make in every color to go with everything in your closet.
Would you like to increase your knitting speed by nearly double? Continental knitting, where your yarn remains in an easy to access spot in your left hand, is an alternative to holding your yarn in the right hand (throwing). In a very fluid movement, your knitting moves along in a most efficient manner. For those who also know how to crochet, it is a related way to hold your work.
A lovely nymph pursued by Zeus, Taygete was said to have been transformed by Artemis into a doe to elude capture. Later, the deception being unsuccessful, she bore Zeus a son, Lacedaemon, the founder of Sparta. This shawl is fit for everyday use in stripes and lace. Its construction is side to side in the upper portion, with stitches easily picked up in the loops around the shaped triangle and knit down in lace. A picot edging is then knit on around the entire shawl border.
Two Sessions-Saturdays, February 3 and 17, 5:30 to 7:30 pm; $50, supplies not included. Skill Level: Sheep. Instructor: Karin Wilmoth
Double Knitting is the technique of creating a two-sided knitted fabric; in which the sides are separate, often with two or more colors, but worked as a single layer. It is a great technique anytime you want to have a double-thick reversible fabric that’s extra warm. In this class we will work a striped, two-sided beanie that is reversible. Combining solid and self-striping yarns will create an interesting, extra warm beanie.
Intro to Fair Isle - Wave-o-saurus Hat
Welcome to the fun that two-color knitting! Using a background color and a main color of self-striping or multi yarn, you will follow your choice of two charts to create a striking, warm beanie. The magic happens while using the carefully chosen main color to create a shaded design within a simple, easy to follow chart. The hat is offered in the following sizes: Size S[M,L], Finished Measurements 20[22, 24] inches
Knit Fixes 1
If you are a fairly new knitter tired of ripping due to errors, this class is for you. Begin to understand stitch structure, learn how to unknit, and fix your knitting (without ripping the whole thing out). This class can honestly make the difference between a frustrated knitter and a happy knitter. We want YOU to be a happy knitter with a beautiful, completed project!
Learn to Knit Lace - Branching Out Scarf
This lace scarf is a good transition to lace knitting for newer knitters. We’ll learn how to combine basic knit stitches and read from both written lace patterns and lace charts.
Knit Fixes 2
This class takes off where Knit Fix I left off. Included will be how to correct a cable gone astray, and other co-mingled stitch patterns that have misbehaved. Unknitting lace patterns will also be discussed and more.
Interested in making something in the round? Want to make something to match your tons of gorgeous scarves? Need a quick gift idea? In the Simple Hat class, you will learn the magic and easy formula for nearly any yarn and stitch. You will also learn how to work with both circular and double pointed needles.
This is a quick, fun, and interesting way to knit your next scarf! It’s constructed in a series of triangles, and looks great in a self-striping or variegated yarns!
Reversible Cable Scarf
Want a reversible scarf that isn't garter stitch or ribbed? Learn how reversible stitches combine to make the classic cable a reversible scarf style. Choose from two cable designs to explore reversible cabling.
Please note: we expect classes to fill quickly. Register in advance to secure your space. Students must pay for their class when signing up. Unless noted, students should purchase all supplies listed before attending class, including any pattern or notions. Class participants receive a 10 percent discount on class materials. In the event you must cancel your reserved spot, we must be given at least five days notice before the class date in order to refund your fees. If you do not, you forfeit your entire registration fee; however, if your place is filled by another student, we will refund your fee.
Class samples are available to view at the shop. Also, please be on time for class.
Skill Levels are described as follows:
Lamb (Level 1)
Knitting-Know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.
Crochet-Know the chain, single and double crochet.
Tunisian Crochet- Know the chain and Tunisian simple stitch.
Sheep (Level 2)
Knitting- Still building your knitting tool chest; know the basics of co, bo, k, and p and are ready for new challenges like using DPNs or circulars, simple stitch repeats, color changes, shaping (increases and decreases), and finishing.
Crochet- Still building your crochet tool chest; know the basics and are ready for new challenges like simple stitch repeats, dimensional stitches (post stitches, popcorns), color changes, shaping (increases and decreases), and finishing.
Tunisian Crochet- Still building your Tunisian tool chest; know the basics of cast on, bind off, simple and purl stitch, and are and are ready for new challenged like following stitch repeats, color changes, working in the round, increases, decreases and finishing.
Alpaca (Level 3)
Knitting-You have a few knitting successes under your belt and are ready for more challenging endeavors; ready for projects that use a variety of stitches and more complex stitch repeats, that use increases and decreases, as well as short rows to create more advanced shaping, and more involved finishing.
Crochet- You have a few crochet successes under your belt and are ready for more challenging endeavors; ready for projects that use a variety of stitches in more complex stitch repeats, more involved color work, using increases and decreases to create more advanced shaping, and more involved finishing.
Tunisian Crochet - You have a few Tunisian successes under your belt and are ready for more challenging endeavors; you're ready for projects that use a variety of stitches in more complex stitch repeats, more involved color work, using increases and decreases to create more advanced shaping, and more involved finishing.
Vicuna (Level 4)
Knitting-Projects using advanced techniques and stitches, more intricate fair isle, intarsia, cables, lace patterns, and numerous color changes.
Crochet- Projects using advanced techniques; more intricate dimensional stitch combinations, complex lace patterns, and numerous color changes.
Tunisian Crochet- Projects using advanced techniques and stitches, more intricate dimensional stitch combinations, complex lace patterns, and numerous color changes.
Class Refund Policy:
In the event you must cancel your reserved spot, we must be given at least five days’ notice before the class date in order to refund your fees. If you do not, you forfeit your entire registration fee; however, if your place is filled by another student, we will refund your fee.
Anacapa Fine Yarns
4572 Telephone Road, #909
Ventura, CA, U.S.A. 93003