Beginning Knitting - August Session
This basic class will start you on your knitting adventure. Learn the basics: cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Also learn several increases and decreases to add shaping to simple projects. Come see what all the fuss is about!
Four Sessions-Sundays, July 17, 31, August 14 and 28, 5 to 7 pm; $75, supplies not included. Skill Level: Lamb. Instructor: Karin Wilmoth
You know, “I’ve been wandering around the desolate plains” can be a good look! Crisp, worsted weight cotton is cool in the heat, makes a wonderful coastal cover-up, and the simple asymmetric shape and large gauge knit up quickly. This is a great first garment project that appeals to more seasoned knitters as well.
Five Sessions-Sundays, July 24, August 7, 21, September 11 and 18, 4:30-6:30 pm; $90, supplies not included. Skill Level: Sheep. Instructor: Karin Wilmoth
A tank designed for linen or cotton blends, with a touch of something unique in the front. While back panel is knit in linen, front panel uses linen and silk mohair, the combination creates interesting texture and drape. It is a comfortable top to wear from Spring through Summer, or layered all year long in this coastal climate. In class we will learn a provisional crochet cast-on, how to work a folded hem, and how to seam our tunics together, while it is still warm enough to enjoy it.
Toe Up Socks Two-at-a-Time
Three Sessions-Wednesdays, July 27, August 10 and 24, 6 to 8 pm; $50, supplies not included. Skill Level: Alpaca. Instructor: Karin Wilmoth
This toe-up style sock pattern is worked two at a time. There is no need to knit a gauge swatch ahead of time, because the toes are your swatches. A slight negative ease is worked into the pattern to ensure that your socks have a nice, comfortable fit. Working two at the same time means never having second-sock syndrome again.
Feather and Fan Tee
Five Sessions-Tuesdays, August 2, 16, 30, September 13, 27, 6 to 8pm; $90, supplies not included. Skill Level: Sheep. Instructor: Anne Lecrivain-Cozzoli
A classic, simple lace pattern and a classic, simple silhouette make a perfect combination in this tee. These elements ensure that you will make a beautiful wardrobe staple with a hint of whimsy and flirt. This top is written with finished measurements of 37 (42½, 47½)". With a traditional construction, you will be able to practice excellent assembly and finishing skills.
Pop Fizzle Hat
Two Sessions-Saturdays, August 6 and 20, 4 to 7 pm; $50, supplies not included. Skill Level: Alpaca+. Instructor: Kaity Fraker
Take your brioche skills to the next level and impress all your knitting friends with this amazing slouchy hat! Pop Fizzle is fun to knit, and even more fun to wear. It features a chevron lace stitch pattern knit in 2 color brioche, worked in 2 colors of a DK weight yarn. NOTE: Intro to Brioche Class is a prerequisite for this class. Also, 2 Color Brioche Hat is a recommended class, but not required.
Anne's Favorite Sock
As you knit socks (or look through the plethora of sock patterns and books), you may develop a certain recipe that you favor. In this class, I have concocted a recipe to share containing a simple instep and cuff pattern, my favorite toe and heel, as well as some other fun tricks to ensure sock success. I even have a favorite way to work in the round for that purpose - using needles in Magic Loop. For best results, indulge your own tootsies and make this sock for you.
Two Sessions-Mondays, August 8 and 22, 6 to 8 pm; $40, supplies not included. Skill Level: Lamb. Instructor: Anne Lecrivain-Cozzoli
This shawlette has a fun shape and a fun construction, best of all it holds the answer to everything, 42. This project is a perfectly satisfying and a quick piece of knitting work. It is a great chance for using some of the loveliest multi colored hand painted yarns like Madelinetosh Sock or Lorna’s Laces. The sawtooth edging that you make as you work makes the kind of decorative accessory that you could wear for casual every day or for a special occasion. For those of you familiar with the author, Douglas Adams, you might decide that this item is even more versatile than a towel.
Knit Fixes 1
One Session-Saturday, August 13, Noon to 2pm; $25, supplies not included. Skill level: Sheep. Instructor: Kaity Fraker
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!
Two Sessions-Saturdays, August 13 and 27, 5:30 to 7:30pm; $40, supplies not included. Skill Level: Lamb. Instructor: Karin Wilmoth
This just might be the most fascinating, and clever, but simple knitted item I’ve ever seen. It’s a cowl! It’s a hat! It’s a howlcat! And despite sounding like something that will keep you up at night, it’s actually a cozy and versatile accessory that converts from a cowl into a hat in just a few seconds. It’s also reversible- making it at least four accessories in one (though I bet you can come up with more ways to wear it!). It comes in Children’s and Adult sizes, too.
Two Sessions-Monday, August 15 and 29, 6 to 8 pm $40, supplies not included. Skill Level: Lamb. Instructor: Anne Lecrivain-Cozzoli
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.
Knit Fixes 2
One Session-Saturday, August 20, Noon to 2pm, $25, supplies not included. Skill level: Alpaca. Instructor: Kaity Fraker
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.
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