SIMPLE HATS: This beginning level class will introduce simple shaping, knitting in the round, and the effect gauge has on size. Students will learn to create hats of any size with any yarn.
Class Fee: $20. Sat Mar 25 (9-12)
CORDOVA HAT: Alternating cable panels with textured ribbing creates a visually rich fabric. Cables are very easy (but let’s keep that between us knitters). This slouchy hat is a terrific small project to learn the technique.
Class Fee: $20. Sat Jan 28 (9-12)
SEDGE MITTS: Bristol Ivy designed these beautiful elbow-length colorwork mitts for Quince &: Co’s fingering weight Finch yarn. Adorned with delicate plant forms, the mitts are shaped to narrow at the wrists by changing needle size. Great first two color project. 2 sessions
Class Fee: $25. Sat Feb 18 & 25 (9-12)
BEADED WRISTLETS: Small beads embellish these cabled wristlets edged in crocheted lace. Originating in Scandinavia, they are fun to knit and make spectacular gifts. Every set I’ve knit has been nabbed by someone in my family….one day I’ll get to keep a pair.
Class Fee: $20. Tue Mar 7 (9-12)
BUTTERFLY SHAWL: This lovely crescent shaped shawl combines texture, mesh lace and cables. The broad border is graced with a panel of butterflies formed by cables and eyelets. Perfect for those chilly spring days. 3 sessions
Class Fee: $45. Thu Jan 19, Feb 2 & 9 (9-12)
PALMETTO SHAWL: Named for the palm leaf lace pattern, this intricate-looking pattern consists of just 4 rows. True lace, it has pattern work on both the right and wrong sides. After knitting the lace border, the body is picked up and knit towards the top. 3 sessions
Class Fee: $45. Tue Feb 21, Mar 14 & 28 (9-12)
SERENA SHAWL: Inspired by the English countryside, this shawl is asymmetrical in shape with a delicate horseshoe lace edge. Its biased fabric creates both visual interest and good drape. 3 sessions
Class Fee: $45. Thu Apr 13, 20, May 4 & 18 (9-12)
DALIS PULLOVER: Inspired by traditional Scandinavian woven ribbons, Dianna Walla designed this colorful yoke pullover. Knit with aran gauge yarns, this cozy sweater will keep you warm during the coldest winter days. 3 sessions
Class Fee: $45. Tue Jan 10, 24 & Feb 7 (9-12)
BRANCHES & BUDS: Get ready for spring with Carrie Bostick Hoge’s fabulous top-down pullover. The open neckline of this sport weight sweater is framed with three garlands of leaf patterns. These are later embroidered with tiny buds using scrap yarn. So lovely. 4 sessions
Class Fee: $45. Wed Feb 1, 15, 22 & Mar 1 (9-12)
CAELIUS PULLOVER: Beginning at the cowl neck, this simple A-line sweater includes a lace detail at the raglan shaping that continues down the body to the hem. Stripes on the lower sleeves and body add a contemporary feel to this classic sweater.
Class Fee: $45. Thur Mar 9, 16, 23 & 30 (9-12)
VEST DESIGN: Vests are the perfect easy project to explore the world of designing. Even if you have never tried knitting a garment before, you really can work without a pattern. Keep it simple or try adding texture and color. 3 sessions.
Class Fee: $45. Mon Apr 3, 10, 17 & 24 (9-12)
CARINA PULLOVER: Simple to knit, this casual oversized A-line sweater is accented with ribbed faux seams and a clean garter trim. With careful finishing, it can also be worn inside out. Two sweaters in one. 4 sessions
Class Fee: $45 Wed Apr 5, 12, 19 & 26 (9-12)
ARIA CARDI: This linen sweater is worked from the top down in one piece. Its offset buttonband adds a bit of whimsy to the traditional cardigan shape. The loose gauge provides a lovely drape and a fabric that is perfect for spring and summer.
Class Fee: $45. Tue May 2, 9, 23 & 30 (9-12)
If a class doesn’t fit into your schedule join us for a casual KAL. These meet-ups are free and open to anyone. Each participant must supply their own pattern copies. No sharing, please, we want to support the designers’ wonderful creativity.
CRAZED SCANDINAVIAN COWL: Wednesdays in January 2-4:30 pm
Wendy Johnson has gone off the deep end for this cowl. 18 different charted Scandinavian patterns. Work it in two colors or change it up for each section. It is worked in fingering weight yarns.
SHAWLS: Thursdays in February 2-4:30 pm
Every knitter has a shawl pattern they have been wanting to knit but never seem to find the time. Cast-on that long coveted pattern in the company of your shawl soul mates.
ANYTHING SOCKS: Mondays in March, 2-4:30pm
Although Magpie hosts a Sock Club the 2nd Saturday of every month, weekends don’t suit everyone’s schedule. Work on any pattern you choose, try a new heel technique or a fun new yarn.
VIRUS SHAWL CROCHET-A-LONG: Tuesdays in April 2-4:30pm
Hey you closet crocheters, let’s do this thing. The Virus Shawl has been around for a while. It is easy enough for beginners and Julia Marquardt has created some outstanding tutorials on Youtube, It is beautiful in ombre lace weight.
ANYTHING BABY: Thursdays in May, 2-4:30pm
The final KAL this spring will be devoted to anything baby. From booties to blankets, sweaters, hats, soakers. Prepare for the little ones in your life, share your ideas.
Magpie Yarn will be hosting three Quince & Co Trunk Shows over the next few months. Although focusing on shawls, they also include some spectacular sweaters and accessories. Projects from each of the collections are included on the class schedule.
- Jan 23-Feb 6: Summer Ebbs Shawls
- Mar 27-Apr 10: Sea Smoke
- May 8-22: Shawls 2016