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And now, so happy to bring you the class lineup

for the Spring Knitting Retreat in Madison, Wisconsin,

Saturday, April 16th.

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Amy Detjen

Morning: 9:30-12:00 Lace 101 

Knitting lace is not actually difficult, but it doesn’t hurt to learn some useful tools for helping read the chart, keeping track of your stitch count, knowing which row comes next, and repairing minor lace errors. We’ll also discuss, but hope we never need, how to make major repairs to lace knitting.

Skill Level: Beyond Beginner

Materials: one ball of light-colored yarn (avoid navy or black) and needles (straight or circular) in size appropriate for your yarn. Use needles one or two sizes larger than you would use for Stockinette Stitch.

Homework: none


Afternoon: 1:30-4:00 pm-Color Knitting

Launch into 2-color knitting (Fair-Isle, Norwegian, Armenian) with an arsenal of tips for knitting with 2 colors (traditionally one color in each hand). It truly is much easier than it looks. We’ll do stranded knitting, and avoid puckers and tangles and purls (oh my!).

Skill Level: Beyond Beginner

Materials: Two balls of yarn (a light and a dark) and circular needles (1-16 inch or 2-24 inch) in size appropriate for your yarn.

Homework: Using either color (knitter’s choice), cast on 130 sts. Join into a circle, being careful not to twist the stitches over the needle. Work about 8 rounds in ribbing (1×1 or 2×2). Stop and bring this to class, along with a second color of the same weight yarn.    


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Jaala Spiro

Afternoon: 1:30-4:00 pm Reversible Scarf Design Class

Learn how to successfully create a custom reversible scarf with stitches that look great from both sides! Ways to choose and create ribbing, knit-purl textures and cables in your favorite weights will be covered along with basic reversible design considerations.

Skill level: Intermediate

Materials: Yarn of your choice (at least 250 yards) and needles in a couple of different sizes larger than ball band recommendations, pencil. Knitter's graph paper provided.

Homework: swatch with your favorite yarn and find a needle size that gives you a nice drape. Bring swatch to class on needles.

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Kate Schiffman

Morning: 9:30-12:00 Needle Felting : Fun With Fiber

Needle felting is a great way to create fun and fast projects. Students will have the option to pick one felting project—a small bowl, animal, or coaster. Let’s play!  Adults and kids above age seven welcome.

Skill level: Beginner

Materials: Needles and fiber will be provided.


We're so excited about this great lineup and hope you can join us at the retreat!

Coming soon:pricing and registration info.


January 18, 2011 by Knitcircus

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