Scarf-a-Month Afghan-Building in Color - December Session
In this series, we will explore various colorwork techniques while creating a 5” x 36” length of knitted fabric. Each month we will build our skills while learning to work with multiple colors at a time. Sept 10th: Panel #7 – Mosaic; Oct 1st: Panel #8 - Butterfly Stitch; Nov 5th: Panel #9 - Intarsia Cable; Dec 3rd: Panel #10 - Tuck Stitch
Toe Up Sock School
Sock knitting is an exciting adventure with many paths to success. Let’s taste test these many entertaining choices to determine which one will be your true heart’s desire in your sock knitting love affair. Together we will explore 5 toes and 5 heels while setting up 3 pairs of socks for success. The toes will include star, square, short row, mocassin, and traditional. The heels will include heel flap with teardrop, fish lips kiss, afterthought, Fleegle’s, and sweet tomato.
Quick Sand Sweater
Quick Sand will be your favorite sweater, both to knit and to wear. Described by its designer Heidi Kirrmaier, this sweater is “a sleek, minimalist design that lets the yarn shine!” The top down yoke shaping and clever process makes both knitting and finishing fun and fast. Its breezy a-line shape dresses up or relaxes on the weekend. A swift knit, this cardigan flatters all who wear it and is written for bust sizes 31.5, 34.5, 37.75, 41, 44, 47.25, and 51.5 inches.
Comfort Zone Cardigan
Five Sessions-Tuesdays, , 25, , 22, and ; $90, supplies not included. Skill Level: Sheep. Instructor: Anne Lecrivain-Cozzoli
Comfort Zone is a well chosen name for this cardigan by Julie Partie. The bottom up construction and attention to design detail make for a cunning knitting experience. A slipped stitch pattern has the ease of garter stitch with a refreshing change of pace. The classic shape ensures that this sweater will be a timeless addition to your wardrobe. The best part, of course is its pockets! The pattern is written for finished bust sizes of 311/2-35-373/4 [411/4-431/4-463/4-50] inches.”
Reindeer Woods Lapghan Sampler
Three Sessions-Saturdays, , , ; $50, supplies not included. Skill Level: Alpaca. Instructor: Karin Wilmoth
Who doesn't love to snuggle under a cozy comforter? Reindeer Woods combines the storytelling magic of Fair Isle with the warm snugness of a flannel blanket. The ribbing remains un-quilted as an interesting edge at the top and bottom. Since the back is enclosed in batting, the yarn ends only need to be lightly woven in. Besides following a color chart, the blanket is worked in two halves and grafted together. After working this sampler, you’ll have all the skills needed to make the baby blanket or even the full adult-sized lapghan
Two Sessions-Saturdays, November 12 and 19, 12-3 pm; $50, supplies not included. Skill Level: Sheep. Instructor: Kaity Fraker
If you have been wanting to try Fair Isle Knitting, this little baby vest is the perfect project for you. Knit with 2 colors of DK weight yarn, the color combos are endless. This is the perfect cold-weather accessory for the baby boy in your life.
1st Toe Up Sock
Three Sessions-Sundays, November 13, 27 and December 11, 4:30 to 6:30pm; $50, supplies not included. Skill Level: Sheep. Instructor: Karin Wilmoth
In this class we will learn how to make socks from the toe-up using two circular needles, based on your gauge. We will learn how and where to measure your foot, and how to work a short row heel. This class is perfect for those who have already knit a sock from the cuff down or for those that have never knit a sock before.
Two Sessions-Mondays, , ; $40, supplies not included. Skill Level: Sheep. Instructor: Anne Lecrivain-Cozzoli
Need some insta-gratification or an insta-gift? This project is the one. Lee Meredith describes her hat creation perfectly - “This bulky weight hat is quick to make, and looks great in different kinds of yarns and styles, fitted snugly to the head, or slouchy and oversized.” The lace pattern is easy to learn and changes direction before you can become bored. Also, the energy of this quick work lends itself to being topped with a clever tassel or a pom pom.
Two Sessions-Wednesdays, , ; $40, supplies not included. Skill Level: Lamb. Instructor: Anne Lecrivain-Cozzoli
Interested in making something in the round? Want 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.
Knit Fixes 1
One Session-, ; $25, supplies not included. Skill level: Sheep. Instructor: K. 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!
Knit Fixes II
One Session-, , $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.
Reversible Cable Scarf
One Session-Sunday, December 11, ; $30, supplies not included. Skill Level: Lamb. Instructor: Anne Lecrivain-Cozzoli
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