Building Blocks Winter - Spring 2023
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Have you conquered learning knit and purl and want to know what the next steps are? This 14 session class will teach you many essential skills in knitting to further your crafting adventure! The first class will be a discussion of what to expect for the duration of the class as well as a chance for students to choose yarn and order any colors they want for their blanket that are not currently in stock. This first session may not last the full two hours, depending on questions and discussion. The next 12 classes will cover different techniques from the Building Blocks book by Michelle Hunter (included in the price of the class). The 14th class session will cover how to put the blocks together to create your finished blanket. Instructors: Kenny and Marti 14 2-hour sessions: Saturdays, February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, April 1st, 15th, 22nd, and May 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Supplies Required: Approximately 600 g of worsted weight yarn (200 - 220 yards per 100 g) or 1400 yards of a chunky weight yarn. If using worsted weight yarn, one 24" US 7 or 8 circular needle, if using chunky weight yarn, one 24" US 10 or 10.5. Skills Required: Students must be comfortable with casting on, knit, purl, and binding off. Skills Learned: This class is a next steps after beginning knitting. Students will learn combining knit and purl stitches to create textures as well as many essential techniques required to develop further as a knitter. Class Size: 8 students maximum, 4 students minimum. If the 4 student minimum is not met, Needles in the Haymarket can either refund the class or move the student to a class scheduled at a later date. This class is "mask optional".